Jump to content

Coffee Pod machines
Are you getting one/have one ?


  • Please log in to reply
39 replies to this topic

#1 Jjbeanz

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

I've been looking for weeks for a cheaper brand coffee pod machine. There's too many to choose from! I like the aldi expressi as pods are cheap, easy to get and there's a good variety to choose from however I've been told the coffee is weak. I like the Dolce gusto as it has the milk pods to make cappuccinos so even quicker to make than frothing milk but the pods with milk cost $1 so a little expensive but still cheaper than buying!Then the woolworths one as I've heard the Gloria Jeans pods are really nice?
So what would you recommend?

#2 *LucyE*

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

I recommend the DeLonghi Nespresso ones when they come on sale.  They are often on special somewhere and sometimes have cash back offers too.  If you can stack it with another store discount, it makes it very reasonably priced.

#3 PoshMosh

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:30 AM

I know these new coffee machines are all the rage now but I like getting out of the house to go get a coffee, so no I won't be buying one.

#4 Three Of Hearts

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

I've got a Map Bella and you can get the coffee pods in strong, medium and mild strengths which is good for different tastes.  They are $6.95 for 10.  My DH and I drink the strong ones, but I have some mild ones for when friends come over.

My friend just bought a Dolce because she liked the idea of the quick cappuccino pods but she thinks they taste horrible, don't come out very hot, and are not very strong.  She ended up borrowing my milk frother and getting some espresso pods and said that was a lot better, so went and bought her own frother and threw out her cappuccino pods.  The pods for that machine are at our local supermarket, but they're not $1 each.  They are $7.95 per pack of 16 I think.

Hope that helps!

#5 Justaduck

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

The pods will fit into the other machines....Ie Aldi & MAP are compaitble, and I think they can both take Woolworths and Gloria Jeans Pods.

Nespresso and the Coles machine are both compatible.

Personally we (well DP and my Dad, I don't drink coffee) both have Map machines. Dad had the Aldi one but didn't like it. They both like the Map pods, and Dad buys pods cheaply from Italy. Dad doesn't like the Aldi pods to drink, but DP does.

#6 Tunip

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:34 AM

QUOTE (*LucyE* @ 15/12/2012, 09:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I recommend the DeLonghi Nespresso ones when they come on sale.  They are often on special somewhere and sometimes have cash back offers too.  If you can stack it with another store discount, it makes it very reasonably priced.


I agree. DeLonghi have a cash-back offer on at the moment; we bought a Lattissima+ last week, on sale with $100 cash-back.

#7 Three Of Hearts

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

QUOTE (Flylikeabutterfly @ 15/12/2012, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know these new coffee machines are all the rage now but I like getting out of the house to go get a coffee, so no I won't be buying one.


Geez I must have been a trend setter then!  I've had an automatic machine for 3 years and a pod machine in our office for 2 years tongue.gif

'Going to get a coffee' isn't for everyone.  Our closest coffee shop is 45 minutes from here, so ducking out to get a coffee can't be done.  Plus these cheaper machines allow people to have a cafe quality coffee at home for $1 rather than paying $4 at a shop.  We have 2-3 a day from our automatic machine (costs about 20c per cup) so that would equate to a lot per week if we were buying coffees!

#8 GenWhy

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

I got the $69 KMart one and use nespresso pods in it. Live the taste and it's a good price for the actual machine. But I wish I'd got one with a latte button! Just too pricey for us at the moment

#9 MeHeNDa3

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

I have a MAP machine (Perfecto), and it takes the MAP pods, Gloria Jeans and Woolworths brand pods. I love it, and use it at least 4 times a day. I do prefer the Gloria Jeans or Woolies pods to the MAp opnes though.

#10 Pearson

Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

I have the target bellini one.  It is MAP/Caffitaly compatible.
It is NOT compatible to the Aldi ones.  Size wise, yes, however, the Aldi one has its filter built into the machine, and the MAP has the filter built into the pods.  I learnt this the hard way, gritty coffee - blech!
I have tried the gloria jeans, the woolies and the map branded ones.  I like the woolies best, and then the map red ones.  (I wont buy the gloria jeans ones, or anything else GJs they were given to me because a friend thought they would fit the nespresso branded machines).
Work has nespresso - i hate nespresso pods, like the l'dor brand from supermarkets.
I find it has paid itself off as I dont spend $4ish on coffee each day anymore.





#11 Jjbeanz

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

I just noticed the Kmart today is compatible with the nespresso pods do that is another to consider. Seems like it depends on your taste. I'd like to buy a more expensive brand one but my budget is around $100 at the moment

#12 elmo_mum

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

we have the kmart coffee machine
thet r compatible with nespresso pods

the mahine was $80, althouhg i think they r down to 70

#13 noonehere

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

We have the delonghi nestle dolce gusto and love it!

pods are $8 for 8 milky or 12/14 non milky.

It does cap, long mach, long mach caramel, all the other normals, chai tea, iced cap and iced tea.

For the cold drink you just add ice after doing the cold function.

#14 ~Jam~

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

I have an Aldi one, and while I love the coffee, I am sick to death of the damn machine leaking all over the counter.

We are looking at replacing it with the Dolce Gusto ... but will probably have to wait until after Christmas!

#15 ez21

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

I have a Delonghi Nespresso machine at work and I find the coffee to be weak and nothing more than glorified instant coffee.  It is better than instant but nowhere near as good as proper coffee.  Most people at work don't use the machine for this reason and walk to a nearby cafe for their coffee.

It really depends what you want out of a coffee machine.  For me, it is really disappointing.

#16 Azadel

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE (ez21 @ 15/12/2012, 01:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a Delonghi Nespresso machine at work and I find the coffee to be weak and nothing more than glorified instant coffee.  It is better than instant but nowhere near as good as proper coffee.  Most people at work don't use the machine for this reason and walk to a nearby cafe for their coffee.

It really depends what you want out of a coffee machine.  For me, it is really disappointing.



Agreed! I buy beans fresh roasted and grind just prior to drinking. You can't tell me some preground stuff sitting in a pod on a shelf for months on end can compare.

#17 Jjbeanz

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

I'm after a fast, easy and no mess way to have a coffee on the way to work. I just don't have the time to make it from a manual machine even though I do have access to one. I'm not a big fan of instant so was hoping this would be in between the two

#18 Mmmcheese

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

I just got a nesspresso u, it's heaps better than instant, and it's actually quicker than boiling the kettle too. I don't heat up the milk, I just make a lungo and put a splodge of cold milk in it. It's not as good as the coffee shop around the corner, but it's better than some coffee shops I've been too! I don't have the inclination to grind my own beans, so this is a happy compromise for us.

#19 .Jerry.

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

I have a Delonghi Nespresso machine.  It seems to be pretty good.  (have had it for over a year now)

I'm not much of a coffee drinker though, so I took it into work and we use it in the office there.  Way nicer than instant.

#20 R2B2

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

We have a lavazza machine. its good original.gif we got it on sale.

the nespresso is heaven sent. wish we could afford a fancy one like that!

#21 MrsLexiK

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

We've got a delonghi at work and an aldi one at home. I actually think the also one heats it hotter. I went for the aldi one as it meant I didn't have to go to chaddy to buy coffee or order online.
The reason I went with pods is because my ultra expensive proper machine broke and would have cost upwards of $2k to replace. We don't drink that much coffee so our beans were going bad before the end of the packet.

#22 *LucyE*

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE
I have a Delonghi Nespresso machine at work and I find the coffee to be weak and nothing more than glorified instant coffee.

Which pods do they have though?  There are varied coffee strength pods to suit most tastes.  Also, the length of the coffee can be adjusted to taste.  Maybe the person who originally set it preferred weak coffee?

I'm not saying they compare to a well made fresh espresso, BUT it is a easy, cheap and convenient alternative.

QUOTE
Agreed! I buy beans fresh roasted and grind just prior to drinking. You can't tell me some preground stuff sitting in a pod on a shelf for months on end can compare.

At home, I don't want the fuss of freshly ground beans and the associated mess.  We've tried that and found that not only was it causing more cleaning for me, our beans were going stale because we don't drink enough at home.

The pod machine is convenient to have reasonable coffee when we want it.  It's better than some cafe coffees too.

#23 Colleer

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

We just got our de longhi nespresso lattissima + yesterday and I am in love! It is so simpe to use and is fully automatic with the milk frothier etc built in. So to make my latte I turn the machine on, insert a pod and press a button and thats it.  I think it's quicker to make a coffee in this aching than it is to boil te kettle and make an instant coffee  original.gif

What sold me on this was a) the $100 cash back offer they have at te moment and b) the milk compartment is detachable so once you have made your coffee you take the milk compartment out and put it in the fridge. It doesnt heat the whole milk container up, it sucks the milk out then heats it so there is no wastage.

#24 papilio

Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:56 AM

We have the caffitaly one at work, from Woolies and I quite like it.  They got the milk frother too, which makes impressive froth.  

For home I have a proper stove top coffee pot which makes a nice strong coffee.

#25 Kalota

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

We bought one from Aldi for extremely cheap, however it is fantastic because it fits the Nespresso pods in it! It's a great coffee machine too, have had it for a while now and it's still working magnificently.

We do buy the Nespresso pods for it which are a little pricey, BUT instead of throwing the pods out after use, we wash them out and refill them with ground coffee and then put foil over the top and re-use them once again before throwing them out! It sounds very frugal but it saves a lot of money.

Anyway the coffee machine is just a no-name brand one from Aldi, it had advertised on the box that it took the Nespresso pods (that's why we bought it). We bought a "Caffi Italy" (I think) milk frother separately. They're both fantastic.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

Baby for Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo

Fans followed every step of her on-screen pregnancy in Offspring, now Asher Keddie is going to be a mum in real life too.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong': the fight for Kaden's diagnosis

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reaction to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Empowering bikini photo of 46-year-old mum goes viral

When a group of teenagers made rude remarks about her body as she walked past them in a bikini at the local beach, Julie Cross refused to cover up.

Devastated widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Gabriella Goat sues Peppa Pig

Every toddler's favourite television pig is being sued by an Italian woman who shares a name with a Peppa Pig character.

Meet the Mpregs, the male pregnancy enthusiasts

"Men can't have babies - that's something only women can do! But our community is full of like-minded people who wish otherwise."

Your new motherhood survival kit

Forget about the bright, pretty baby things - while you're in survival mode, all you'll need are the essentials.

More than 100,000 cars recalled globally after death of pregnant woman

The announcement of a mass recall comes as Malaysian police investigate the death of pregnant woman in July.

I had a 'good baby' but still suffered from postnatal depression

I had a much wanted precious baby girl, a 'good baby' who slept well, self settled and was mostly content. It just seemed implausible to think I could succumb to depression.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

'It's not you, it's me': Boston bombing survivor mum to have leg amputated

Rebekah DiMartino is going through a break-up. She even wrote a farewell love letter. But it's not to her husband.

What it's like to go through early menopause

In a cruel twist, Carla had been breastfeeding and perimenopausal at the same time. But she's far from the only one to go through menopause early.

Restaurant served alcohol to two-year-old

Busy restaurants can be forgiven for getting food and drink orders mixed up from time to time, but not when the confusion leads to a two-year-old being served an alcoholic cocktail instead of the child-friendly beverage they ordered.

Julia Morris tells of miscarriage on a flight

Julia Morris has spoken about the devastation of suffering a miscarriage while on an international flight.

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.

Eating ice may give mental boost to the iron deficient: study

A new study proposes that, like a strong cup of coffee, ice may give those with insufficient iron a much-needed mental boost.

Tiny lives in caring hands: Thank U NICU Day

Each year in Australia, over 40,000 newborns need the help of a special care nursery or neonatal intensive care unit. One day a year, the staff are honoured by the parents they help through those dark days.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

This time my husband and I hadn't taken any chances. We had paid $50,000 and travelled 13,000 kilometres to make sure the baby growing inside me was female.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Dear firstborn, I'm sorry

Being a first-time mum is tough for so many reasons – particularly because you really have no idea what you're doing.

A trace of sesame could kill my son

Helen Richardson son's had two anaphylactic reactions in a month. It's traumatic for everyone.

When you know before the test says yes

It wasn't a pregnancy test or missed period that told me I was pregnant with my second baby; it was too early for those things. A doner kebab told me I was going to be a mum again.

What not to do when your partner is in labour

Robbie Williams stole the show during his wife Ayda's labour, pretty much demonstrating everything on the "what not to do when your partner is in labour" list.

Best maternity swimwear and beach cover-ups

Thinking about a tropical babymoon but have nothing to wear? Here are some great swimwear and beach cover-up options for mums-to-be.

Dad breastfeeds his babies

Trevor Macdonald has now been pregnant twice, and is successfully breastfeeding his newest family member.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.