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Nespresso Club

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

  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    my wife bought it off amazon and i already tried a lot of the caps (my foks have the same one), i havent had a chance to get it up and running, lots of work/bday stuff went on
     
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  3. mikeman

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    So, I love espresso, but never wanted to spend the time and money getting set-up with a real machine, grinder, etc. I have decided I want to try a nespresso machine.

    I do have a few questions im hoping you guys can help with.

    Is the Citiz the model to go with for a first machine, or should I get one with the frother?

    How is the nespresso taste wise?

    Is there any other makers of the capsules that will work with the nespresso machine?

    Is nespresso the best single serving espresso machine?


    Thanks in advance!
     
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    sinnedk Senior member

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    thanks dude,

    anyone recommend good water levels for a single shot and a longo
     
  5. sinnedk

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    1. Citiz is good, citiz with frother is better, but there are other options some cheaper some more expensive, i recommend stopping by a store that sells them and trying some out
    2. i think it tastes great
    3. there are some 3rd party that you can load yourself but nespresso has a lot of options so its pointless
    4. different strokes for different folks

    anyone give me thoughts on the strongest and least acidic capsule? i am currently drinking Arpeggio
     
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    ESE pads, Lavazza capsule machine, Illy capsule machine are alternatives.

    I wasn't too happy with the taste of Nespresso but to each its own. Definitely try it before you buy it though.
     
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  7. mikeman

    mikeman Senior member

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    Not trying to be cheap...but would you guys trust a refurbished citiz with frother for 150?

    EDIT: Just bought it from overstock. Refurb in black for 154 shipped. I even had a little chat to make sure it came with the frother--it does. Saved the chat just in case it doesn't.

    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garde...presso-Maker-Refurbished/7323005/product.html

    Looks like the buttons are in a different place than the newest one... is an old one that I dont want, or should it work just the same?
     
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  8. mikeman

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    Last question until U actually get my machine. How long does it take to get capsules from Nespresso? Also, any other online stores that you guys buy from?
     
  9. sinnedk

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    so my citiz came with a sample of each coffee capsule nespresso makes (around 20 flavors), idk if its the same with other machines, either way capsules on amazon or from nespresso come w/in a weeks time
     
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    Thanks for the reply sinnedk!

    I bought some capsules, as Im not sure if my refurbed will come with any.

    Anyhow, I went with what seem to be the favorites around here. Plus a coconut pack.


    Rosabaya de Colombia
    Variations Coconut
    Arpeggio
    Roma
    Livanto

    I must say, the site is very confusing at first, so many new windows! I know its for shipping purposes, but, I dont like the order of 50 multiples thing...

    But 6 dollar 2 day shipping is pretty nice.
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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    shipping speed depends on your location relative to one of their warehouses. when i was in FL the shipments would come in 2 days. easiest obviously is to just go to the retail stores and buy them. some Sur La Table's are carrying the caps now as well.
     
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    Thats what I figured. I live in a small/ shitty city, and there isn't any retail stores remotely close. I called a Sur La Table that is an hour away, but, they dont sell the capsules in store... I suppose Ill figure out a regular ordering routine.
     
  13. sinnedk

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    just go direct or amazon, also how much coffee do you drink? having 20 - 40 capsules should cover you for a bit
     
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    Amazon does not sell the caps. Their resellers do. Not exactly sure where they are getting them from though.
     
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    Just tried the Kona Nespresso Special Reserve, delicious.
     
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    Can't you order as a subspriction? In Germay every order >200 capsules is free, and with subscriptions (I think a shipment every two or three months) each shipment is free -- it just have to be >=200 capsules per year (so for example 50 every three months). Maybe there's such a subscription thingy in the US too? Have a look!
     
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    anyway to do a master reset to factory settings?
     
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    Depends on the machine. google Nespresso + your machine + instruction manual and it should be the first result to pop up.
     
  19. sinnedk

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    found it, fyi turn off machine hold down lungo button, turn on machine = factory settings
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    I will be going to Nespresso today to pick up more capsules. Ah, convenience!
     

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