Originally Posted by BB1
Nespresso and capsule pods?! Why so much love for these here? Don't you guys get tried of being limited to the selection of capsules? You cannot make great coffee without the best beans, and I find it hard to believe a Netspresso capsule delivers in this area vs. using the very best beans that were roasted only a few days ago.
some of us enjoy coffee as a beverage and not as a hobby or a science.
to sum up the points made, yes, limited selection is a trade off. but there are advantages: consistency from shot to shot (I'd rather pull shot after shot of great ESE espresso than have 10% superb shots, 40% great, 40% good, and 10% terrible ... I am no expert after all), generally very good quality, ease of use (I can't seem to avoid a mess with my tamper), etc.
gld, is the Nespresso machine noisy? I'm thinking about one for my office. My DeLonghi is pretty noisy, it would make for an awkward noise 3-4 times a day that I'd like to avoid.