I don’t drink coffee but hubby does. So he made sure I said yes for this chance to try out this little sexy machine.
Let me tell you why we wanted to try this out really badly.
For Father’s day, we bought hubby a whole lot of coffee capsules that he loves. He was excited to try them on our old coffee machine (second hand, and lovingly given by our friends). He used one capsule for the coffee of a friend who was staying with us. Then he made one for himself.
The coffee machine died. It refused to perform for my husband. He had no coffee on Father’s day.
All the capsules were useless. They’ve been sitting in our cupboard for 5,000 years.
So you can imagine his utter giddiness finding this little contraption sitting prettily in our kitchen, with oodles of boxes of capsules for him and for me.
You see, not only does the Nescafe Dolce Gusto® Mini-me make good coffee (and hubby was happy to report that his morning coffees have been great again, making the drive to work easier), they also make iced tea, AND a very nice hot chocolate – my and MiniK’s favourite.
To tell you more about it, here are some things we’ve discovered while using this capsule machine:
-It’s pretty, and small enough so that it doesn’t take much space.
-It’s very easy to use. The capsules have instructions on what level you should use for each type.
-It turns on fast and starts fast.
-It’s not messy (unless you decide to rip the capsule open to see if there are any chocolates left in the capsule – I may or may not have done that).
-The coffees actually taste good. Hubby’s very discerning taste buds are satisfied, and believe me he can rant about bad coffee for ages!
-The hot chocolate and iced teas are also making us smile. We’ve almost run out and it’s only been a couple of days. Did I mention it has cold and hot settings?
-It’s easy to clean.
-The capsules are easy to get, very affordable per box and have a huge range (Espresso, Caffe Grande Intenso, Chococino, Cappuccino ice, Cappuccino, Skinny latte macchiato, Chai tea latte and more).
-The capsules are made of plastic so they’re not recyclable, unlike other capsules out there.
-Hubby wants more straightforward copy flavours instead of the fancy ones, but that’s just him.
I do wish I drink coffee especially after hubby’s good praises for this thing but I know I will never get into it. Still, I am happy with this one because it’s versatile and has something for everyone.
By the way, do not use cold for the capsule that says Hot Chocolate. It doesn’t work well. I really should’ve stuck with the instructions (so as not to waste the capsule, I cut it open and ate what’s inside hehe).