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Coffee like Costa's at home!
Magimix Nespresso M150
Member Name: fayp
Magimix Nespresso M150
Advantages: A fraction of the price of coffee out, high quality
Disadvantages: Th Nespresso website sings!
I am a self confessed coffee addict and seem to collect coffee machines the way other people collect china or whatever!
The latest addition to my collection is the Nespresso M150, as I was craving a way to make decaff espresso, which none of the other pod systems offer!
There are many Nespresso machines to choose from, depending on what you want it to do. I chose this one as I liked the top bit to heat up your cups, plus the arm to froth milk (or make a cup of tea it turns out!)
On arrival, the box is massive, but well packed. The machine is fairly large, but not heavy, but you would need to measure that you had space first, the measurement for all the machines are on the Nespresso website.
There are simple instructions in picture format, so within 5 mins, mine was set up and I'd followed the instructions to rinse it out before beginning.
All Nespresso machines only use pods which are only available online (or from Harrods!). The online shop seems very efficient and sends your order within a few days.
The machine comes with a welcome pack containing one of each type of coffee to try, plus an espresso and lungo cup and saucers. I nice touch I thought.
You switch the machine on, pop a pod in, move the switch to the cup symbol, and hey presto, perfect coffee. If you move the switch the other way, the steam arm produces either steam for frothy hot milk (very frothy too!), or boiling water for making longer coffees. A quick rinse of the pod holder is all it needs to clean up too, no messy coffee bits!
Now the important bit is the coffee! This machine is for real coffee addicts. They make 12 different pods, each 25-6p each. 9 are espresso, ranging from strong, thick, blast your socks off, to a mild gentle one, and everything in-between! They then do 3 lungos which are longer coffees. You can of course add milk, to create lattes and cappuccinos, or more boiling water to make Americano. All of the coffees are outstanding! Also fresh each time as sealed in pods. The main problem now is that coffee out in Starbucks seems weak and horrid compared to this!
It is pricey, but when you think of the price of a coffee out, it suddenly seems cheap!
The Nespresso website is great, as well as ordering pods, you can find recipes, see how their coffee is sourced, buy cups etc (very expensive!), plus lots of other things. It does sing at you however, a major fault I feel!
So a great buy if you want to make coffee like Costa's coffee. Pricey if you just want long mugs of coffee.
Summary: A great, easy to use, easy to clean system.
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