I'm after a capsule espresso coffee machine for domestic use.

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  1. GeriatricWanderer

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    Now back in Sarfend for a couple of months.
    I know there are numerous brands around with a variety of good and pad points.
    I'm not as interested in the make or features of the machine as much as the choice and quality of capsules offered for that brand.
    My coffee intake is quite small so I'm also not necessarily looking for the cheapest capsule - just the ones with the best flavours and strengths.

    All recommendations, reviews and opinions will be welcome - thanks.
     
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    Had a Tassimo which was excellent and I used to get the pods discounted eBay.
    It went, when I sold the house but I wish I had kept it.


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    Scary really, I looked at your post a while ago, next time I looked at MF refreshed page and in the Google adverts on my page was an advert for....?a coffee machine. Big brother or what! And some people worry about an ID card.
     
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    Not worried about adverts, just pointing out that big brother must have known.......da....da....da....da....:)
     
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    Tassimo Vivy is a good machine but shop around I got mine on offer from Curry's under £50, since seen it in Tesco, John Lewis and Amozon for £99, the prices for the machine (and the pods ) fluctuate all the while, bide your time!
     
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    Got a Tassimo as well, if you like costa coffee great, Lots of choice but no decaf if you prefer, found it cheap to buy on the continent as well
     
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    Don't do it, do the job properly.
     
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  9. Chris

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    We have a Nescafe Dolce Gusto.

    I have tried a lot of the rest - this is the best.

    The pods aren't cheap though.
     
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    Nespresso make perfect espresso drinks, consistently high quality every cup.
    Cheaper machines are available, but good coffee is worth paying that little bit extra for
     
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  11. GeriatricWanderer

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    I have been doing it properly for years but as I get older, although I still love my coffee, my intake has reduced dramatically which means that I open a nice fresh pack of coffee but before I'm a quarter through it, it's lost much of it's flavour - and yes, I do keep it in a sealed jar, in the fridge.
    So, capsules sound a good route for me but only if the coffee produced is good. I'm of the opinion that the capsule quality is far more important than the machine quality which, after all, is just a kettle. That's why I'm asking for recommendations on the coffee produced rather than the machines
     
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    tassimo do promotions, ....often....... I got a machine and £20 coffee token for.... £30
    so look out via hot deals uk http://www.hotukdeals.com etc etc other sites are available:)
    they come often(y)
     
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  13. GeriatricWanderer

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    Yes, I have my eye on one of these but have read reports that the coffee is not very hot and that you have to stand over the machine while it's working - don't understand this - does it not turn itself off when the procees has finished?
     
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    I was so impressed with my Nespresso machine at home that I managed to get the slightly smaller machine for the van.

    I will not put up with second rate coffee.......

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    That is the whole crux of the matter, it is not just a kettle, it produces steam which travels through the capsule at high pressure to produce that magnificent taste.
     
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    Its hot enough for me. You need to make sure the light is green before you start.

    You did have to stand over the old ones but the new ones automatically cut off. They have a little lever with lines that you match up with the lines on a pod to give you the perfect cup.

    We have one at home and one in the van.

    Been using them for about 5 years every day and wouldn't go back.

    Its the only coffee machine I have ever owned than hasn't found itself pushed to the back of a cupboard.
     
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    I'll second that....... and I've had coffee out of Dolce Gusto, it's every bit as good as the Nespresso
     
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    Another vote for Dolce Gusto .... good on line ordering with free delivery on 4 or more boxes. I often order on Sunday and get delivery on Monday.
    We keep around 20 different varieties including some cold ones for the summer.
     
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    Dulce Gusto for us too :)
     
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    Deja vu Chris, bit like gassing and A frames? (y)

    Dolce Gusto for me too. Buy the pods on Amazon on a subscribe and save deal and get 15% off. I juggle my orders and occasionally miss a month to make up the five items needed to qualify.
     
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