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#1 Mung bean

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

I have been thinking about whether or not to buy a nespresso. My friend works in a nespresso store and entitled to buy several machines at a very good discount -$150 for the basic machine.

I have just bought a Dyson, a Bellini (thermo knock off) and surely enough I wil be buying a slow cooker for when it gets colder, as my old gal died on me. ph34r.gif my parents are very kindly getting me a bench top dishwasher as I have just become a single Mum and boy does it suck hand washing for an hour at the end of the day.

I currently drink potent coffee everyday from either a stove stop Percolator or plunger. I Am not unhappy with either of these but the great price of the nespresso nd the convience is there. My only concern would be will it be another fad machine that I will have in a few years time... Is it necessary, well it's not lol (first world problem) BUT so cheap and they seem to be all the rage at the moment.  tongue.gif

#2 ~Catherine~

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

I brought my DH one for our 10yr anniversary this time last year .... I don't drink coffee but he does everyday. It is now the most used machine in our household. The kids even make their hot chocolates on it.

I brought the Latissima+ and we love it.

Edited by ~Catherine~, 04 January 2013 - 12:56 PM.

#3 Dionysus

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

my first thought on reading your OP was "an hour for washing up?  what the hell is she doing?"   LOL

not very constructive to your question, though!

We have a nespresso (lattissmo or whatever).  We love it.  We did have a proper coffee machine but we hardly used it for the prep/cleaning up that needed to be done.

Now, we use our nespresso several times each day.  We got one with an integrated milk system, so you basically put the pod in, get the milk from the fridge, press one (pre-programmed) button and you are good to go

#4 Rumour has it..

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

We have recently purchased one and I would say buy one. We got the model with the aerocenno (sp?) as a seperate unit but its so simple. milk in to the line and then press button pod in. then your done original.gif

#5 *dreamer*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Hey OP, if you're happy with your stovepot percolator, please stick with it.  That way you can drink your cuppa and happily think of all the extra crap you are NOT adding to our landfill with all those individual pods.


#6 Ally'smum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

If you really like your coffee I would stick to the stovetop and maybe buy the Nespresson milk frother. The coffee pods don't taste that good so the stovetop is probably better(if you are particular about the type of coffee you drink), but the milk frother is nice to have.

#7 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

I generally think that the coffee from my good quality stovetop is better than an average Nespresso. And coffee  pods (even the Aldi ones) are more expensive than an equivalent quality ground coffee. They make their money in the pods, not the machine.
Save your money OP!

#8 anotherlogin

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Do you get the $60 cash back that they are offering on top of that?  I say why not, give it a go, if you hate it, ebay it later

#9 glasnost

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

A few of my friends have Nespresso machines and I haven't yet tasted a coffee made with one that matches our stove top thing.

#10 Uberfantastical

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

I've had my nespresso for a few years and use it everyday. I say buy one, and $150 is a good price.

#11 eachschoolholidays

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (*dreamer* @ 04/01/2013, 02:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey OP, if you're happy with your stovepot percolator, please stick with it.  That way you can drink your cuppa and happily think of all the extra crap you are NOT adding to our landfill with all those individual pods.


If you take the pods back to the store, they recycle them.  

I love ours.

#12 Floral Arrangement

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

We have a stove top and  a pod machine. I like them both.

#13 Justaduck

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

The Kmart near me (Viccy Pt in QLD) had their home brand machine that takes Nespresso Pods for only $29 the other day on clearance. Not sure if others have them cheap

#14 Mung bean

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE (**Mel** @ 04/01/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
my first thought on reading your OP was "an hour for washing up?  what the hell is she doing?"   LOL

not very constructive to your question, though!

We have a nespresso (lattissmo or whatever).  We love it.  We did have a proper coffee machine but we hardly used it for the prep/cleaning up that needed to be done.

Now, we use our nespresso several times each day.  We got one with an integrated milk system, so you basically put the pod in, get the milk from the fridge, press one (pre-programmed) button and you are good to go

Lol, mel that would be the Belini's fault, once you realise you can mill your own flour out of brown rice, quinoa and make your own nut  milks it all kinda goes haywire from there!

#15 Fillyjonk

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

I like my Nespresso because I am lazy and not a great conneseur of coffee (however that is spelt). If you use your stovetop percolator, however, I am sure it is a better cup. We had one but we never used it so the nespresso was a better option for us.

As for waste and price - I buy refillable pods online and can use just normal ground coffee in them. I have been using three Coffee Duck brand ones for the past nine months. However, they should probably have been retired little earlier than this as the filters are starting to clog up. I am waiting on a shipment of a box of another brand which can apparently be used 30 times each.

Just another random point, before we left Australia (we're living in China now) we discovered that Coles had started selling Nespresso compatible pods. We bought a couple of boxes and they were fine and quite a bit cheaper than the Nespresso ones. Also, we did not have a Nespresso store near us so it was a pain in the bum to have to order online.

Edited by with the goo goose, 04 January 2013 - 11:44 PM.

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