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#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 Lyrical Serve

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.




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