1.0 out of 5 stars2nd order that’s dented and won’t work
October 20, 2018
Received a bunch of dented pods. More than half did not work in the machine because the shape was altered enough it couldn’t puncture them properly. This is the second order from JPI (jagged Peak Inc in St. Petersburg, FL) that was like this. The order I received today has 25!!! Dented pods. (See pic)
I've bought this same product a couple times. I buy for my wife. I'm not a coffee drinker so I can't comment on that. She likes it. And enjoys making it herself & not having to drive 10 miles round trip to a Starbucks. I like that It's much more economical making it at home. So, if she's happy with it, I'm happy with it. However, I'm not happy that the pods have always come damaged. They are pinched and dented. The box is undamaged, which leads me to believe they are damaged when they are being packaged in the manufacturing process. Well over half the pods have come damaged each time I order. The pictures are only of the lighter colored pods since it is difficult to see what I am talking about with the darker colored pods. The first time I brushed it off as an anomaly. Now that it's happened again I decided to write this review. I believe there is a quality control issue with the manufacturer's packaging methods. Kind of annoying that they can be so careless.
I generally do not like flavored coffees, but these were very subtle. The ciocattino had a slight hint of dark chocolate that never overpowered the espresso. Vanilio was a bit too mild, but I often mix the flavored capsules with stronger plain espresso blends. I would call these 3 blends flavored espresso for adults. Will definitely order again.
Been using Nespresso Ristretto capsules in my Nespresso machine and wanted to try their flavored capsules. These capsules are too mild for my palette. In addition, these capsules did not drop easily into the machine. Maybe I got a bad batch of capsules. I had to force them and sometimes it would jam the machine. Wasted many capsules that did not work.
I like that when ordering the nepresso capsules from Amazon they are delivered a lot faster then ordering from the actual company Nepresso and the capsules is 70-75 cents a per capsule and for one sleeve that comes in 10 capsules will be about $7.00-$7.50 depending on the flavors. Amazon is about the same price. But I would compare prices, and time of delivery between Nepresso and Amazon. Prime members free shipping. Besides that Great Flavors! Well Worth It!!
Coffee itself is fantastic - I loved the chocolate in a latte. But 3 out of my first 4 attempts resulted in mangled pods. These things are not cheap, and that is not a success rate I can live with. Maybe after I've owned my Nespresso machine a little longer I'll be able to finagle and jiggle the pods into just the right position, but it shouldn't be so hard.
This is the most cost effective way to get these the together. Getting larger bundles end up costing a lot more per pod for some reason, so I buy multiples of this one for a lower price. I love the vanilla and caramel, and my husband loves the chocolate. The best drink is one of these pods with some frothed chocolate milk and a little honey or sugar!
Nespresso pods offer a premium espresso experience, right in the comfort of your own kitchen or office. This 30-pack flavored variety is a great way to experience the velvety crema of your Nespresso machine, with hints of flavor that bring a nice nuance to your espresso. Subtle flavor permeates each cup, enhancing and not overpowering the natural nuances in the espresso.
I've found that most flavored coffees, including those from pods, smell great, but have a strange, artificial flavor or aftertaste. This is not the case with these Nespresso "sweet" flavors packs. They have a natural flavor essence, without any strange or chemical aftertaste. You get 10 each of the Caramel, Chocolate and Vanilla varieties, which will appeal to a wide array of espresso lovers. Create the perfect flavored latte or cappuccino by using Nespresso's Aeroccino Plus milk frother.
Contrary to the product name, these pods are NOT sweet, so add your own sweetener to taste. I find a little sugar and cream absolutely brings out the flavors. I find natural sugar is the best here, but "black", they are also enjoyable.
Try something even more interesting by brewing one each of vanilla and caramel to create a blend of flavors that is warm, comforting, and a great way to feel like you've had a guilt-free treat. Or, have an "egg cream coffee" and brew and vanilla and chocolate and add some cream and sugar! YUM!