Product Review: Nescafe Dolce Gusto


I didn’t always love coffee.  When I was in my early 20’s I didn’t like the taste one bit.  But when I started my first job at Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations in the mid-eighties and had to get up early, I acquired a taste for it.

Now, nearly 30 years later, I love the taste of coffee.  When I get out of bed, I yearn for my first cup and when it’s a good cup, I’m happy all day long.

I recently had the opportunity to check out Nescafe’s Dolce Gusto and boy, am I glad I did.

First off, it comes in two different limited edition Dolce Gusto Genio machines with the art of Italian fashion label, Fiorucci.  Both machines share the message of “love” in a pop art sort of way.  This would make a perfect engagement, wedding or even anniversary gift!

The machine that I tried out isn’t colorful.  It’s a metallic stainless steal machine that actually fits right into my kitchen with all my other stainless products.  It’s small enough to sit on my counter with my larger coffee maker and makes the perfect gift  for yourself!

The Nascafe Dolce Gusto works similar to any other one cup at a time coffee machine.  You pour water into the back, which comes off the machine for easy refill access, you pop in the pod and either press the blue button for a cold beverage or the red button for a hot beverage.  You even can adjust the amount of water that comes out of the machine by turning a round knob on top.

What I love about this machine is that there are so many variety of flavors that you can purchase, anything from a Cappuccino Ice to a Caramel Latte Macchiato.  There are more than 16 different varieties of hot and cold beverages.  If you want a cappuccino or a small cup of expresso, this is the perfect machine for you.

I tried out the Americano coffee.  Although it was Americano, it had a little froth on the top.  I put in a little creamer and a splenda and boy, was that incredible.  Seriously, I think that was the best cup of coffee I have ever had!

After I inserted the pod, I didn’t turn the knob on the top for a full cup so my first attempt got me a shot of coffee.  When I tried it again, I figured it out and got a full cup of amazing coffee.   It took less than a minute to get a great cup of coffee.

At first, I thought it would be bitter but it was anything but bitter!  It was a perfect blend.

The price of the Nescafe Dolce Gusto is $139.99 and makes 3 cups of coffee.  (There is a 21 oz water reservoir).   The price of the beverage packs are $9.49 for 16 servings for regular coffee and 8 servings for specialty packs.


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