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Nespresso Club

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by johnapril, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    What's up with that crazy Nespresso place on Prince Street? Whoever thought it was a good idea to drink coffee in an appliance shop? And what a bunch of ass clowns in there. There was even a guard by the exit with an ill-fitting blazer all making sure you didn't steal anything. Pitiful.
     
  2. artoftime

    artoftime Senior member

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    In NYC?
    Prince street you say?
    I need PODS!
     
  3. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    In NYC?
    Prince street you say?
    I need PODS!


    Yes, I found it on 92 Prince St.
     
  4. eglbc

    eglbc Senior member

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    My dumbass boss got one of these and its the worst setup.
    We went to the shop in bloomingdales to get more, and delt with the most pretentious douchbaguette just to get some coffee. They acted as if we were hassling them by wanting their product. And there was 4 girls working a counter a fucking vending machine could of managed.
    Can only buy online from 1 site and theyre shops in premium locale's
    Do not kop.
     
  5. Beetleything

    Beetleything Senior member

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    In a few years it'll die a death and what good is the stupid friggin machine when you cannot get the little dohickies to put in it....complete dhoozy!
     
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    ama Senior member

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    In a few years it'll die a death and what good is the stupid friggin machine when you cannot get the little dohickies to put in it....complete dhoozy!

    I don't know about that man...

    Its owned by Nestle and wildly successful in the US and abroad.
     
  7. BankerBoi

    BankerBoi Senior member

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    Good locations, good presentation, what's not to like about the Nespresso shops?
     
  8. MTLGuy

    MTLGuy Well-Known Member

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    The Nespresso shops are fantastic, as are the machine and the coffee that it produces.
     
  9. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Got it. I just never thought of drinking coffee in an appliance shop.
     
  10. Annadale

    Annadale Senior member

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    Got it. I just never thought of drinking coffee in an appliance shop.

    It's not really coffee,anyhow, more like the Camp Coffee that my grandfather used to drink right up to 1970's.Nothing beats a fresh roasted espresso blend through a high end machine. No true godshots with Clooney's instant coffee.
     
  11. ama

    ama Senior member

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    It's not really coffee,anyhow, more like the Camp Coffee that my grandfather used to drink right up to 1970's.Nothing beats a fresh roasted espresso blend through a high end machine. No true godshots with Clooney's instant coffee.

    Petrus, is that you?

    For the amount of effort and cleanup required it's amazing coffee. As for you so called "god shots," unless you know some secret that the majority of the espresso world does not, they are the exception, not the norm. More often than not, even with very expensive equipment, people pull mediocre shots. Nespresso pulls consistently excellent shots without worry of user error.
     
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    Annadale Senior member

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    Most times I make it, I get a perfect shot. Some days can be harder due to humidity fluctuations, but that just needs an adjustment of grind and tamping pressure. However with Nespresso, the bar is set much lower, hence your 'consistently excellent shots'. It is like the difference between ready-to -wear and tailor made, and in this case I am the tailor and you are wearing something you bought at a discount outlet center.
     
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    gomestar Senior member

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    Loving coffee without being a drip article. From a man with infinitely more food credibility than everybody on this forum (with one notable exception. Not KWilk).
     
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    Enjoyed my lunches/coffees at the Madison Ave location. Usually not paying so no idea of price, but service was always pleasant.
     
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    My only real issue is that it never seems to be hot enough. Even if I microwave the hell out of the espresso cups...
     
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    Loving coffee without being a drip article. From a man with infinitely more food credibility than everybody on this forum (with one notable exception. Not KWilk).
    Interesting alternate take on restaurant coffee from Chris Young, one of the authors of Modernist Cuisine (anyone getting this monster of a book?): http://eater.com/archives/2010/12/08...-damn-long.php
    --Andre
     
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    ALFAMALE Senior member

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    Why buy an espresso machine that can only brew overpriced freeze dried shit or relabeled folgers?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As a coffee fanatic I had to trythis place. I couldn't believe how overpriced everything was and when I saw them put a pod in a machine I almost laughed. It tasted exactly like what it was. I cannot believe this place is serious. Just go to Gimme Coffee on Mott street and have a real cup.
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The level of FAIL in this thread is strong
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The level of FAIL in this thread is strong

    considering the degree to which opinions are split, I suppose your point might stand, but it's entirely unclear one which side of the question you fall.
     

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