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1.0 out of 5 stars2nd order that’s dented and won’t work
Reviewed in the United States on 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 tried these for a change. I love that they have all natural flavor because artificial flavor tastes like chemicals to me... it is what it is. I wish the showcases flavors of these coffee pods were prominent tasting. I will say, the coffee does smell like the flavor it is supposed to be. The coffee base is slightly bitter, so I do wish it were more smooth. I usually get the Nespresso dark purple pods... love those, as they are super smooth & delicious! These were ok, & nice to try.
Each one of these flavors is pretty good. I probably like Vanilla the best, but I can see each one appealing to someone who likes that particular flavor. I really like that the flavors do not taste "fake" but just the taste really blends well with the coffee.
I only give them four stars because I've found that none of them quite hit the spot like just a good ol' classic capsule (personally, I love the Volluto). These do make very nice additions to a blended drink though.
I bought the vanilla, caramel and chocolate espresso pods. I have been happy. It’s an off brand so sometimes I have to tweak the fit into the machine a bit, but at a fraction of the cost of nespresso brand, I am happy with this purchase.
(Written by Erica’s husband). Five stars for overall quality, but downgrading to four because of price/value.
My son and I did a tasting of 4 nespresso-compatible capsules. Tied for best taste were Nespresso brand and Gourmesso. Gourmesso wins on price, but has weird quality: I’ve ordered these three times. Once I got exactly what I ordered; once I think I got regular flavors when I ordered a variety pack (e.g. chocolate, etc.). Once I got 45 capsules when I ordered 50 (a weird shipment with 4 boxes of 10 and one small box of 5. How does that even happen?) Overall, for me, the Gourmesso wins – I’ll take the uneven quality control in return for the lower price, but it would be kind of nice to get what I ordered. Third place went to coffee labs. They have very odd flavors, some of which I really like, some of which I don’t like at all. Unfortunately, their variety pack (with some bad flavors) is inexpensive, and their single flavor packs (so I can get what I like), are not. Fourth place was Rosso – I find it barely drinkable, my son does not.
I'd say good value compared to other Nespresso original pods, however like many people some of my capsules arrived dented. Just so slightly, but dented. Sketchy. I have not had any issues with them not working/damaging the machine, but as this is my first time trying these flavors I can't attest to how they are *supposed* to taste. They taste great to me, but I'll be buying directly from Nespresso next time.
This product was great value for the sets I ordered. I like the flavors, but I realize I prefer more intense espresso I prefer 8 and nine because I add froth and prefer the bold coffee flavors of Roma or Envivo Lungo
Thank you for your review, Lexi. We have recreated our flavored coffees; Ciocattino, Vanilio and Caramelito in a more indulgent form, expertly crafted to achieve the perfect balance between coffee and delicate natural flavors. You may enjoy our new permanent blends, which are Cocoa Truffle, Vanilla Éclair and Caramel Crème Brulèe.
Like there flavors. Sometimes I add a little sweetner or chocolate. Sometimes I froth some milk. It's all good. Only problem I have is sometimes a pod doesn't get pierced and not sure if it's the pod or if I put it in wrong.
Thank you for your review, Anonymos81. We certainly want each Nespresso coffee moment to be special and exactly to your liking. We recommend contacting Amazon customer support to help you resolve this issue. Because Amazon is the shipper of this product, they can speak with you directly about their policies. Thank you.