Written on: 28/07/2004 by wilse (4 reviews written)
Quick, easy, clean, makes great espressos and cappucinos, great choice of blends.
Coffee can work out slightly more than ground/beans, but tastes way better!
Magimix Nespresso Coffee Machine-
I Love Coffee!
In my time, I've had stove top espresso duffers, (still have one for camping!), filter machines, a la pavoni lever espresso machine and finally the magimix nespresso machine, well I've acutally got 2 of these now!
Turn it on, lob in some water, lob in the coffee pod (there are now more that 12 types, my favourites are the Arpeggio - purple, and Ristretto - black).
The machine will be up to temperature in around a minute.
Pull the lever forward, and voila, espresso like you get in Italy.
If you like larger cups, you can get pod's for larger cups, or add water to your espresso, which is how one should make a black coffee anyway (apparently!).
This system really wins, as the pods are fresh for every cup, unlike once you've opened a pack of ground/beans, which change flavour once the air has got to them, in around 3 days, (even if you keep them in the fridge!).
As the ultimate test, I test drove my la pavoni, along side the nespresso,.... YUK, the coffee I had been drinking for years, (la pavoni) was so manky, I had to tip it down the sink!
Not wanting to admint defeat straight away, I cut open a Nespresso pod and put the coffee into my la pavoni... also YUK.
The pavoni's temperature is too hot, and makes the bitter taste come out of the coffee, not very pleasant.
I was so impressed with the nespresso system, I bought one for my office as well as home, coupled with the fact they do a promotion every 6 months or so, where you can get £50 worth of free coffee, when you send in a stat of your receipt & bar code.
Coffee pods, can be ordered online or phone directly with nespresso, a pod costs .22p and around .25p for the bif cup versions, it is more expensive than a bag of coffee, but it's a lot nicer... the old adage, you get what you pay for.! And at .21p it's a bargain for the taste.
And finally, if you are still awake, it make great cappucino's, ***Warning***
DON'T get the Krups version of this machine, as it's useless to make cappucino's!! Its frother is too fiddly to clean, and results in a cold cappucino.
I hope this helps you buy one, you won't be dissapointed, I studied for ages before putting my hand in my pocket.
Oh, and before I go, this is the manual version, the automatic is another £100, don't wast your money, the only manual part of this machine, is moving a lever either forward (espresso) or back (cappucino).... oh how hard!!
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