Top positive review
Wonderful Product... Amazing Coffee!
October 29, 2018
I don't normally write reviews, but feel somewhat obligated to share my views on this superior product.
I first ran into this machine at an AirBnb in Canada. I love a cup of good coffee in the morning and was somewhat perplexed when I saw this gizmo in the kitchen (along with a handful of capsules). With no instructions in sight, I hit Youtube for guidance. Frankly, I thought it was going to make a horrible cup of java... Wow, was I pleasantly surprised!
When I got home to the United States I just had to have one. My timing isn't normally good, but I lucked out and hit it on sale at Amazon for $99 (including the sampler coffee kit). I've now had the unit for two months and couldn't be happier. The chrome version looks great on my counter! My favorite flavors are Odacio and Melozio. I drink a cup or two a day. Yes, it isn't the cheapest coffee, but bang for the buck I consider it a reasonable treat. My local Sonoma and Williams store sells the machine and graciously gave me some official Nespresso recycle bags.
I like a piping hot cup of coffee with half and half cream. I read a number of reviews complaining about luke warm coffee. The solution is actually very simple. You can pre-warm the machine. Simply press the start button while the handle is in the "neutral" position or the top of the machine is lifted into the open position. The machine will stay on for I believe 9 minutes. In that time the heating element warms up (the top of the machine will be quite warm to the touch). After that, simply brew yourself a steaming hot cup of coffee. I'm not sure why the manufacturer doesn't recommend this option.
My kitchen is a lot cleaner now that I'm not using my old basket-style drip coffee maker (although I diligently compost). I don't miss washing and drying the coffee pot. I've re-ordered Nespresso capsules a couple of times through Amazon. They typically arrive the next day. At a touch over a buck a pop for a great cup of coffee (with ultra convenience) I've become a vocal advocate!