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Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 19, 2010, 16:46
Would like to know how many Bros here are currently enjoying the fresh and aromatic Nespresso coffee brew!!.... ;D

francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso -
Ray (Raindrop) -
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on November 19, 2010, 20:35
Members got privileges boh?  :p
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on November 19, 2010, 20:55
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso -
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white citiz, one gloss black citiz with milk
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: rockers on November 19, 2010, 21:15
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso -
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white citiz, one gloss black citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: stephen chung on November 19, 2010, 22:06

francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso -
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white citiz, one gloss black citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Stephen chung
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on November 20, 2010, 01:06
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso -  DeLonghi Lattisima EN 660 - Creamy White / Favourite blend : Kazaar!
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white citiz, one gloss black citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Stephen chung
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 20, 2010, 09:37
Members got privileges boh?  :p

Yes, free cappuccino when u visit..haha ..
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on November 20, 2010, 09:46
.......any door gifts, lucky draw or free 4-D, ToTo tickets ?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jeffong on November 20, 2010, 10:57
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso -  DeLonghi Lattisima EN 660 - Creamy White / Favourite blend : Kazaar!
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white citiz, one gloss black citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Stephen chung
Jeffong - Citiz with milk
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: comacer on November 20, 2010, 13:34
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso - DeLonghi Lattisima EN 660 - Creamy White / Favourite blend : Kazaar!
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white Citiz, one gloss black Citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Stephen chung
Jeffong - Citiz with milk
comacer - Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 20, 2010, 18:30
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso - DeLonghi Lattisima EN 660 - Creamy White / Favourite blend : Kazaar!
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white Citiz, one gloss black Citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Stephen chung
Jeffong - Citiz with milk
comacer - Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Johntanks -

BTW, bros who need to get a fix, pm me for supply.  Just received a batch of Roma, Arpeggio and Ristretto from a kind Bro in this forum!..... :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: HoSaybo on November 20, 2010, 18:44
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso - DeLonghi Lattisima EN 660 - Creamy White / Favourite blend : Kazaar!
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white Citiz, one gloss black Citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Stephen chung
Jeffong - Citiz with milk
comacer - Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Johntanks -
Hosaybo- fire engine red Citiz+separate milk

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: oneneo on November 23, 2010, 09:38
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso - DeLonghi Lattisima EN 660 - Creamy White / Favourite blend : Kazaar!
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white Citiz, one gloss black Citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Stephen chung
Jeffong - Citiz with milk
comacer - Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Johntanks -
Hosaybo- fire engine red Citiz+separate milk
oneneo - Latissima top of the line
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on December 08, 2010, 00:28
nespresso variations 2010 are here! vanilla, almond and caramel!!

nespresso sg brought in 30k capsules, more than half were sold today! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on December 08, 2010, 08:56
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nespresso variations 2010 are here! vanilla, almond and caramel!!

nespresso sg brought in 30k capsules, more than half were sold today! :)
tks for note bro...just placed an order for 50 each.  :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on December 08, 2010, 09:15
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso - DeLonghi Lattisima EN 660 - Creamy White / Favourite blend : Kazaar!
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white Citiz, one gloss black Citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Stephen chung
Jeffong - Citiz with milk
comacer - Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Johntanks -
Hosaybo- fire engine red Citiz+separate milk
oneneo - Latissima top of the line
DizzyD - Citiz Fire Engine red with milk
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on December 08, 2010, 09:16
Do you guys leave the milk container on the machine at all times?

Mine does not spin at times and I suspect it needs to be charged.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 08, 2010, 14:13
Do you guys leave the milk container on the machine at all times?

Mine does not spin at times and I suspect it needs to be charged.

Yes!  why do you want to take it out?
btw, if you need supply, let me know as I have new batches just in...$7 for the indriya and $6 for the rest (roma, appergio,etc)   Buzz me anytime for collection either at the office or home....cheers.... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on December 08, 2010, 19:37
Hey fellas,

I'm a coffee lover and your discussion makes me curious..... how much typically does it cost for a cup of Nespresso?
And how much damage to start up? Machine? Filters? whatever gadgets needed?

Sorry, total noob here.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 08, 2010, 19:56
Hey fellas,

I'm a coffee lover and your discussion makes me curious..... how much typically does it cost for a cup of Nespresso?
And how much damage to start up? Machine? Filters? whatever gadgets needed?

Sorry, total noob here.

What!! coffee lover with no coffee machine!!  You have come to the right thread.  Normally, 2 types of Nespresso machine that you can choose from, one with milk and the other without.  Obviously, you will have to pay more for the unit with milk.  Google the Nespresso site for the pictures.  There is a variety of blend that you cn choose from ranging from, $0.90 to $1.20 a capsule/cup (last pricing I got from the Nespresso boutique shop at Ion Orchard).  Understand the best price you get these machines is at Tangs, especially now, during the Christmas Sales.
However, if you have buddies traveling to London or Europe, the prices are way cheaper.
Thanks to a very kind forumer who flies to London frequently, he usually buys the coffee capsules for me, ranging from $0.60 to $.70 a cap/cup!.... :D
If you happen to be passing by my place, do drop in to have a taste any time!.. :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on December 08, 2010, 20:21
hehe Francis, somehow had the feeling you'd reply first.  :D

Yah, I love coffee but am a bit suaku. So far I've been drinking those cheap Java blends (recently Owl brand) and using a French press.
Poor man's coffee.  :P
Just thought maybe I'm missing something.  :D

$0.90 to $1.20 a capsule/cup is very reasonable.
Thanks for the kind offer, but I'm a very paiseh guy lah, feel uncomfortable to disturb. I'll probably pop by the Ion store and take a look.

Just checked the local prices and the Amazon price..... Woah! HUGE difference!
Are the machines universal voltage or fixed 100/220V?
Looking at the Citiz C120, it's a $200 difference in price.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on December 08, 2010, 20:34
Voltage difference, thus cannot order from amazon.com.  Amazon.uk should be ok.

Basic machine in Singapore without milk is 300++.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 08, 2010, 20:34
Not to sure on the voltage if you buy from the States.  Maybe Bros here can confirm this if they bought it from there! Yes, the pricing outside of Sng is much cheaper!

Don't worry Bro, just buzz me anytime if you are happen to be around the vicinity... :D

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on December 08, 2010, 20:46
Thanx for the reply, jonlee.
Wow, Amazon UK is even cheaper. Around S$365 for the Citiz C120 Red. Should be less than S$400 with shipping.
I'll probably consider that option.  :)

Francis, thanks again for the kind offer, you're always so nice.
Maybe can PM me your location/contact?
You called me before like 4-5 years ago, but lost your number liao.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on December 08, 2010, 21:28
silencer13

u can also go to Nespresso Boutiques to drink these coffees. Ion or Taka is good to try.

Cheers
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: HoSaybo on December 09, 2010, 10:36
Buy only when there is sale lah... Taka 10% sale for eg. If got their card, additional  rebate in form of points which can be change for vouncher (~3-5% more). Else you can look for the MO in hardwarezone- prices R good.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on December 09, 2010, 10:45
Buy only when there is sale lah... Taka 10% sale for eg. If got their card, additional  rebate in form of points which can be change for vouncher (~3-5% more). Else you can look for the MO in hardwarezone- prices R good.

yup. unwanted's MO on hwz is always best in price, european machines good with local voltages. citiz's abt $399 from him. but must order fast/soon cuz he's relocating elsewhere.  capsules from him used to be very reasonably priced too, but if i m not wrong he has closed all capsules orders.

US machines cannot use in singapore without stepdown transformer, and the recommended stepdown for a nespresso machine is 1500watts.. which will cost $100-$150. not quite worth the trouble
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on December 09, 2010, 17:32
Thanks guys for all the advice.  :D
The price looks pretty good, now just down to the taste test.   :-*
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: dankoo on December 10, 2010, 10:38
Just bought the 2010 variations - Caramel, Vanilla and Almond....Caramel is my fav...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: raystinger on December 10, 2010, 23:24
francis wu - Citiz with milk
Jonlee -
Kelso - DeLonghi Lattisima EN 660 - Creamy White / Favourite blend : Kazaar!
Ray (Raindrop)
vajrasattvasg - one 60's white Citiz, one gloss black Citiz with milk,
rockers- Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Stephen chung
Jeffong - Citiz with milk
comacer - Fire engine red Citiz with milk
Johntanks -
Hosaybo- fire engine red Citiz+separate milk
oneneo - Latissima top of the line
DizzyD - Citiz Fire Engine red with milk
Ray_stinger - Citiz Red Fire Engine & milk
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: raystinger on December 10, 2010, 23:28
Just bought a set of Nespresso Citiz & Milk from the Ion showroom...still trying out the starter kit capsules and haven't bought any additional ones yet. Was told that the Xmas variants are out only a few days ago and they are being bought off the shelf at amazingly fast rate...

Still pretty new to all these different variants of coffee available...currently only tried the Roma and purple capsule...prefer the purple one as its stronger tasting which suits my taste more. :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on December 10, 2010, 23:56
thats arpeggio.. intensity 8 if i didnt remember wrongly.. one of the best in aroma amongst all the nespresso caps in my opinion, with a nice firmer crema on top :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jeffong on December 11, 2010, 00:59
I'm not a hardcore coffee drinker although the missus is.  I do like Indriya the most among the lot.  To bad I did not get a chance to try the recent limited edition blend that has a even stronger intensity than the Indriya.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on December 11, 2010, 01:22
I'm not a hardcore coffee drinker although the missus is.  I do like Indriya the most among the lot.  To bad I did not get a chance to try the recent limited edition blend that has a even stronger intensity than the Indriya.

i still have 25 sleeves of kazaar (strength 12) stashed in office :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 11, 2010, 16:32
Bro, how about exchanging some of your Kazaar with some of my Indriya, Arpeggio, Ristretto or Roma!!.......... 8)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 11, 2010, 16:33
Got these recently...
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/8c4cba25.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on December 13, 2010, 20:22
Have not checked out Nepresso machines but just now at Best Denki I saw a promotion for Martello brand. Works on the same principle I believe. The machine is selling for $298 and the capsules are $24 for 30. Quite a few choices for the capsules. Is this a good buy?

I am using a Krupps for a couple of years and toying with the idea of getting one. Tried it... Quite good :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 13, 2010, 22:44
Suggest u check out the Nespresso coffee at either Taka or Ion
Boutique n decide for yourself which is better!  I bet u will certainly pick Nespresso in the end!!..... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: raystinger on December 13, 2010, 23:01
Haha, I just checked out the Martello, it appears that the selection of coffee is quite limited. But the plus point is that it also offers tea capsules, something that the Nespresso is lacking if thats ever a concern for you. :)

So far I'm quite please with my Nespresso machine and I second Francis's suggestion to check them out at the boutiques before making a decision. :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on December 14, 2010, 09:30
Suggest u check out the Nespresso coffee at either Taka or Ion
Boutique n decide for yourself which is better!  I bet u will certainly pick Nespresso in the end!!..... ;D

Haha, I just checked out the Martello, it appears that the selection of coffee is quite limited. But the plus point is that it also offers tea capsules, something that the Nespresso is lacking if thats ever a concern for you. :)

So far I'm quite please with my Nespresso machine and I second Francis's suggestion to check them out at the boutiques before making a decision. :D

Thanks for the helpful suggestions... but my missus did a quick math for me - both of us drink a cup in the morn so that we need 2 capsules a day which makes it 2 packs at $48 a month!!! Right now we are drinking Coffee Bean coffee and a pack gets both of us thru 1.5 - 2 months.  I think better channel this moola to a COE or a more enticing Denon AVR haha

But I will definitely check out Nepresso.  Thanks
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on December 14, 2010, 09:33
I do like Indriya the most among the lot.  To bad I did not get a chance to try the recent limited edition blend that has a even stronger intensity than the Indriya.
i still have 25 sleeves of kazaar (strength 12) stashed in office :P

Personally I prefer Indriya to Kazaar.  Kazaar tastes too much like coffee-shop kopi, with the slightly burnt taste and rather rough flavour.  Indriya is really strong, yet still refined in flavour.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on December 14, 2010, 14:59
I am fan of Indriya, Apreggio and Ristretto.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 14, 2010, 16:44
I am fan of Indriya, Apreggio and Ristretto.

aah, these high intensity blend have different texture and smoothness, I like them all.  Most of the Limited edition ones, especially those with a dash of essence (I like Vanilla) are pretty good too...... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: raystinger on December 14, 2010, 17:04
do you all usually drink the espresso shot alone or mix it with milk? any favorite recipe to share? :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 14, 2010, 17:33
Espresso style is too bitter for me.  I usually give these high intensity blend 2 doses of water (press twice on the left button) and drink straight without sugar or milk. 
Cappuccino only for wifey...... :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: HoSaybo on December 14, 2010, 20:26
I am fan of Indriya, Apreggio and Ristretto.

Similar Taste as me..... Existing stock mainly this 3. I drink my cuppa with no sugar as well. Like the original taste!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jeffong on December 15, 2010, 19:58
Anyone here using the Lattisima?  Been asked to get one for the office but I can't tell what's the bloody diff between the Mysterious Black and the Stain Silver versions other than the $300 premium.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on December 15, 2010, 20:53
The silver version has a cup warming plate and programmable power off as additional features.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: nomad on February 01, 2011, 13:44
Any price increase? It's been a month or two since I've last ordered any tubes.

This machine is really convenient compared with the Jura that grinds the beans and steam froth the milk.

Waah the smell of freshly ground beans fantastic. Nespresso  can't beat except super quick easy fix for wife to brew.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: yellowhandman on February 01, 2011, 13:57
If you like espresso, then a Nespresso doesn't come close to one of those machines that grinds the beans each time you brew. I have a Krups that my wife bought me for my birthday, and the coffee (using Illy beans) is fantastic. Beats Nespresso hands down, as Nespresso is really all about convenience.

In HT terms, I'd say Nespresso is like home-theater-in-a-box systems, and a good automatic espresso machine (that uses whole beans) is equivalent to an entry-level or mid-range system.

For high-end, which requires lots of TLC and careful attention, you are talking about machines that leave it to you to grind the beans yourself using a seperate grinder, pack the espresso into the holder using your arm strength, and then produce really high-pressure when extracting the coffee - but those are a real pain in the butt as the effort required to get consistent quality is quite high...sort of like matching a tube amp to your speakers, etc. It's like those of us who insist on having a completely separate system just for audio.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: nomad on February 01, 2011, 16:17
Excellent analogy can't beat that description for HT enthusiast.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on February 01, 2011, 17:35
Not at all...my machine with separate grinder cost about the same as your midfi equate there with the semi autos <$1700 and I have no trouble making a consistently good cup of coffee, and in a few minutes only for 2 cups.

The nespresso's are fine for a reasonable cup but of course can't beat the dedicated machine. It's a lot more about the beans and grinding on demand to stop the beans oxidizing. If you don't have that right then you are already headed for disaster. Forget about the rest of the process...just like starting with a badly produced cd, no amount of hifi gear can extract what is not there to start with.

Any beans that are 3-4 weeks after roasting are already past their prime and less than 4-5 days after roast are not at their prime either.

Milk just covers up bad coffee ... So many places get away with it

For high-end, which requires lots of TLC and careful attention, you are talking about machines that leave it to you to grind the beans yourself using a seperate grinder, pack the espresso into the holder using your arm strength, and then produce really high-pressure when extracting the coffee - but those are a real pain in the butt as the effort required to get consistent quality is quite high...sort of like matching a tube amp to your speakers, etc. It's like those of us who insist on having a completely separate system just for audio.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: yellowhandman on February 01, 2011, 17:44
This is the sort of machine I think of as 'high end' espresso. It may not be that expensive, but making espresso with this is a labor of love. You are using your own arm-strength to 'express' the coffee out with the appropriate pressure. And if you are really into it, you use your own grinder and judge the correct texture of the powder with your fingers. Also, how tightly you pack the powder in the holder is an important factor - too loose and you'll get watery coffee, too tight and the coffee will be too bitter because the water takes too long to go through.

http://www.amazon.com/Pavoni-PC-16-Professional-Espresso-Machine/dp/B00004S9GH/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1296553317&sr=1-1

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on February 01, 2011, 17:55
The la pavoni levers are a different breed ... Like turntables versus cd players

Regardless at this level everything matters amount of coffee, press of water, even the water itself is a BIG player, plus the temperature stability all matter.

Here is a good read...

http://www.coffeeresearch.org/espresso/potential.htm the last paragraph says it all

If you want to learn to make espresso, it is essential to practice and experiment.  The key to making espresso is to realize that it always has further potential.  By changing any one of these factors you can improve or diminish its potential.  Espresso preparation is an art that demands the precision and dedication of science.  I have never achieved, nor have ever seen anyone make a perfect espresso.  A perfect espresso is more of a concept than an actuality.  The beauty is that espresso is volatile and difficult.  If it were easy, we would develop a machine that knows how to make a perfect espresso every time.  There are so many factors involved in espresso preparation that only a human mind and a passionate heart can begin to understand and control its complexity.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on February 01, 2011, 18:06
I want a synesso they have one at 40 hands in tiong baru and damn the coffee is great there

http://www.beanhunter.com/cafes/review/forty-hands

They sell beans too but I find highlander beans as good if not better and cheaper and fresher too.

http://www.highlandercoffee.com
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on February 01, 2011, 19:33
..and if you are game for higher end ...

(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac80/austrich/DSC_8003.jpg)

Bro high end machine how muchie.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on February 01, 2011, 19:37
the high-end one need to connect water pipe to machine and running on 15A plug. I think cost around $4k+ with grinder.

The "Rocket" in the first photo is good enough for home, powerful !  $3k + $600+ for grinder .
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: yellowhandman on February 01, 2011, 19:46
The high-end machines look nice, but if you don't put the effort in then you won't get good coffee. Better to stick to an automatic self-cleaning machine like a Krups unless you're really serious. I love good espresso, but it was too much of a hassle to make it on a less automated machine every morning when I was rushing to work. At least since I got the Krups machine, I get fairly decent espresso every morning (and other times of the day!) quickly, at the press of a button.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on February 01, 2011, 20:01
IMO, when it comes to coffee taste n conveniece, nothing beats the Nespresso!

The number of blends available is mouth watering.  Each day brings new smell n taste that you can't wait to wake up in the morning..... ;D

Variety is definitely the spice of my life.... 8)

Btw, those of you running short of caps, let me know as I still have about 30 packs!

I will be bringing 10 Excelso robusta coffee packs (airflowned from Surabaya) to Austrich place for distribution to coffee addicts...... :-*
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on February 01, 2011, 20:39
I will be bringing 10 Excelso robusta coffee packs (airflowned from Surabaya) to Austrich place for distribution to coffee addicts...... :-* 

Thanks bro... next time can Airflown 100 packs, I have a cold room ...  ;D

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on February 01, 2011, 21:13
Those high end coffee machines - if use $1k power cords will improve the taste?

haha just kidding but Francis, those coffee from Indo - how do they compare to local kopi or nespresso caps? On ebay I've seen diy capsules that you can self-fill with your grind and use in the nespresso machine...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: nomad on February 01, 2011, 21:20
Aiyo really going to miss gathering of aficionados music, ht, wine and coffee not in any particular order.  :(

Tried Jura, Krups now Nespresso wife loves it cause so convenient no hassles.
Can't have everything have to compromise, taste still there but aroma is lacking.

In all matters all senses need to be tickled.  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on February 01, 2011, 21:36
Those high end coffee machines - if use $1k power cords will improve the taste?

haha just kidding but Francis, those coffee from Indo - how do they compare to local kopi or nespresso caps? On ebay I've seen diy capsules that you can self-fill with your grind and use in the nespresso machine...

Hey, I use my hi-end PS Audio PC 12 power cord on my Krups Nespresso machine n the taste is now more robust n smoother, mid n low end has more bite n the high bitterness gone up a notch!...... ;D

The robusta from Indonesia is quite good really.  It has nice after taste.  Come over n join us.  Nothing like tasting it instead of listening to reviews....haha
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: nomad on February 02, 2011, 00:17
Wow one great forum pick up audio from DH, projectors from Des, wine from Austrich, coffee from Francis. All the contributions from fellow members make this a fantastic place.

Thanks guys long may extreme flourish.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: tsammyc on March 10, 2011, 08:59
Just got a Nespresso Essenza C101 from the Nespresso shop in IFC Hong Kong for just S$280. Same mechanism as the Citiz with 19bar pressure. 2-year warranty valid in Singapore. In fact, the saleswoman said that the machines are sourced from the agent here.

Moving my just repaired Martello to my office. I also have a super high pressure Delonghi manual machine I bought 20 years ago, which makes the best cup of coffee I've ever had, but its just such a pain to use. The slightest error in packing your coffee powder and its no good.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on March 10, 2011, 09:09
Just got a Nespresso Essenza C101 from the Nespresso shop in IFC Hong Kong for just S$280. Same mechanism as the Citiz with 19bar pressure. 2-year warranty valid in Singapore. In fact, the saleswoman said that the machines are sourced from the agent here.

Moving my just repaired Martello to my office. I also have a super high pressure Delonghi manual machine I bought 20 years ago, which makes the best cup of coffee I've ever had, but its just such a pain to use. The slightest error in packing your coffee powder and its no good.

welcome to the club :)
yup all nespresso machines operate at 19 bar with identical mechanisms.. its only the design, packaging and all that is different.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: tsammyc on March 10, 2011, 09:45
The saleswoman said that DeLonghi and Krups only make the exterior of the machine and slap their label on!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on March 12, 2011, 11:44
The saleswoman said that DeLonghi and Krups only make the exterior of the machine and slap their label on!

I recall Wiki has an article on this, the machines are all OEM and Krups, Magimix etc just do the external design and labelling.  Delonghi, though, does apparently build a slightly different machine
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on March 12, 2011, 11:52
Just got a Nespresso Essenza C101 from the Nespresso shop in IFC Hong Kong for just S$280. Same mechanism as the Citiz with 19bar pressure. 2-year warranty valid in Singapore. In fact, the saleswoman said that the machines are sourced from the agent here.

Moving my just repaired Martello to my office. I also have a super high pressure Delonghi manual machine I bought 20 years ago, which makes the best cup of coffee I've ever had, but its just such a pain to use. The slightest error in packing your coffee powder and its no good.

Welcome to the club.  If u need a few packs to start your journey, let me know.  I have spare from last order..... :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on March 12, 2011, 12:34
"Nespresso offer a number of different machines for sale. The machines carry the brand names of well known kitchen equipment manufacturers such as Krups, Magimix, Siemens, and DeLonghi, but mostly they are manufactured by the Swiss company Eugster/Frismag, one of the world's largest coffee machine producers. Although based in Switzerland, Eugster/Frismag also manufactures in China under the Krups and Magimix brands. Often Krups and Magimix store display models are "Made in Switzerland" (noted on the bottom of the machine) but the boxed machines actually for sale are made in China. The Lattissima models are manufactured by DeLonghi. Eugster/Frismag is little known to the public because the company is strictly an original equipment manufacturer.[3] In 2000, Nespresso began distributing machines bearing the "Nespresso" brand."

 - so devious  :P
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on March 12, 2011, 13:48

 Eugster/Frismag is little known to the public because the company is strictly an original equipment manufacturer ....

 - so devious  :P 

Call that devious ?  what about OFM ? a lot of food in Supermart are also not manufacture by the brand. Even fruits can be packed in different brand, I remembered some years ago the malaysian govt been importing Isreal's oranges in different brand name through France, thinking it's French produce .....  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on March 12, 2011, 14:09
its like how sonus faber, proac etc using scanspeak drivers.. :P
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on March 12, 2011, 14:19
Skoda car or VW ?  Rolex or Tudor ? 
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on March 12, 2011, 14:38
The devious part is that their store display machines have "made in Swiss" on the bottom but the boxed set for sale are made in china. I must admit that one of the draws for getting the machine was because I thought they were made by tall blond Swiss maidens (ok I'm exaggerating)
Like for my iPhone at least they tell you up front it's made in some sweat shop in china by some spotty kid with buck teeth probably digging his nose while assembling my phone but I'm ok with it  ;D
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on March 12, 2011, 15:02
well, there's No best of both world right ?  Want high class workers to assemble your machine, you'll have to pay high class price. ... ;D

The trouble with singaporeans is, want cheap & good produce all the time. Where to get ? 
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: tsammyc on March 13, 2011, 10:56
Don't like Arabica anyway. Too acidic.

For the Nespresso machines made in China, the internal mechanism is made in Switzerland
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on March 28, 2011, 20:41
anyone in hongkong now? heard the new limited just got released.. onirio~ white creamy capsule
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on March 30, 2011, 10:05
"They just pop in a CBTL coffee or tea capsule, press a button and off goes a high-pressure process to make that perfect cuppa or brew that tastes as good as those sold at the company's cafes."

Perfect is very subjective...

Well that seals it...I'll still be making tea the old fashioned way and my coffee with an espresso machine like it should be done...grind on demand, IMHO.

Fast food is bad enough...now we have fast coffee at home no less - aiyoh
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on March 30, 2011, 10:14
Aiyoh, don't waste your precious time on making the cuppa lah, just get the Nespresso!!...... ;D 

BTW, everything done up at your new home!!
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on March 30, 2011, 10:18

Fast food is bad enough...now we have fast coffee at home no less - aiyoh 

Just like eating instant noodles, very easy to prepare, big market size ...  :o
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on March 30, 2011, 21:03
Espresso machine was the 1st to get done then the stereo so I had music to work with.

Kitchen almost completed...custom tweaked ikea ... Mrs very happy with it.

this weekend will be the big unpack incl Friday...seems there is another bro here lives on my floor too.

Still a few pieces missing ... Packed but can't find like my PJ mount, and a cordless phone set, but SCV/MIO/Internet all happening so getting there slowly.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on March 31, 2011, 12:57
Just came across in today's papers there's a sale on citiz with milk at robinson's and cardmembers get additioanal 20% discount  :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on March 31, 2011, 22:22
Think the price shown has already been discounted!  Don't think any further 20% discount!..... ::)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on March 31, 2011, 23:10
Yeah I couldnt make out head or tail from the ad but... here's what someone posted on hwz :

For those who wants to get Nespresso Citiz with milk, you can get it at S$578 at Robinsons exclusive members sales (4 days only).

Together with the $25 discount coupon, you only pay S$553. With 5% rebate, net amount is S$525.35.

On top of that, a free gift (Bodum Travel Press) is given for amount spent over $350.

Been hesitating getting it locally or via MO (from overseas), finally i got it from Robinsons. I think it's a good deals considering the discounted price, with 2 years onsite warranty & with free gift.

Thanks to Nespresso sales person (Centre Point) who helped to persuade the main office to participate in this Robinsons sales.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on April 01, 2011, 06:32
There's a new version of the Nespresso machine, called the Pixie, which I just saw in a shop here (in Barcelona on holiday).  Looks quite cool, smaller than the existing Citiz machines.  Just 150 Euros.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: tsammyc on April 01, 2011, 09:03
I have a Nespresso machine in the office, but it uses circular capsules. Coffee seems to taste a little better than the home machines. Perhaps its higher pressure?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on April 01, 2011, 09:26
I have a Nespresso machine in the office, but it uses circular capsules. Coffee seems to taste a little better than the home machines. Perhaps its higher pressure?

nope, its similarly 19bar, except the capsule is designed for faster elution for high throughput.
do you use filtered water in your machine or? distilled water or filtered water extracts coffee a little differently from tap water
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 01, 2011, 09:36
We shud have a shoot out on how it's gonna taste with tap, filtered, distilled and boiled water!  Anybody care to tell his or her experience with the different type of water used!!.......... ;D
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on April 01, 2011, 10:11
ya, must also make sure you use the right water pipe, there's a huge difference in Plastic vs Copper and stainless steel water pipe ..... Taste different, water also sound different .... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on April 01, 2011, 10:23
We shud have a shoot out on how it's gonna taste with tap, filtered, distilled and boiled water!  Anybody care to tell his or her experience with the different type of water used!!.......... ;D

i can provide two grades of water if you want to do a shoot out for it distilled water and ultra pure milliQ water.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 01, 2011, 10:27
I assume you are using these for your regular cuppa!!  Care to elaborate on whether these taste better than the norm!!....... :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on April 01, 2011, 10:45
Filtered water and distiller water and mineral water all taste different. Even the clarity of the tea and coffee are different.

But don't ask me to blind taste! ;)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on April 02, 2011, 22:34
Think the price shown has already been discounted!  Don't think any further 20% discount!..... ::)

Went Robinson's on Fri evening, the S$578 (after $100 discounted) SOLD OUT! The salesman told me to order, deliver to house at S$578.

What do you think of the basic machine at S$398!!! ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 03, 2011, 11:52
Get a friend who is a Robinson card member to buy it with a $25 cash voucher (free) n a further 5% discount on the $578.  This will give u a final figure of $525.35... :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: SC on April 06, 2011, 09:32
Paris Silk cheaper. Bought the high end model at 11% less than Robinson price.
Is there any place to get the capsules cheaper? From overseas ?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 06, 2011, 09:37
PM me if you need some supply!.......... :)
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on April 06, 2011, 11:10
Ya, I need the latest machine and different flavour of coffee please....delivery asap .. ;D
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on April 07, 2011, 10:16
Saw a Nespresso Gemini CS220 machine at CashConverter in Toa Payoh...asking $220.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 07, 2011, 10:58
Bring a capsule there and test it on the spot.  If it's working, think it's worth it... ;D  the aroma itself is enough to please you!!...... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on April 07, 2011, 15:09
Bring a capsule there and test it on the spot.  If it's working, think it's worth it... ;D  the aroma itself is enough to please you!!...... ;D

or go to ION and have free coffee from the Nespresso shop there. You can test all the flavours for free!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on April 07, 2011, 15:53
Bro Austrich, how come u always goto cash converter one huh?  Buying or selling things?
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on April 07, 2011, 18:00
Bro Austrich, how come u always goto cash converter one huh?  Buying or selling things?

Know some one inside... sometime can get pretty good stuff.  Cannot sell to them, they give super low price for anything brought there.  Nowadays most of their goods are from China. .. ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 15, 2011, 10:36
New model Pixie on sale at Tangs in today's Straits Times.  Looks cute n certainly mobile!.. :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on April 21, 2011, 16:51
(http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy37/d3apentode/onirio.jpg)

onirio is in! with a pair of nice cups
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Peter Seow on April 23, 2011, 00:56
Does anyone here buy them from US it about half the price?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 23, 2011, 18:54
Today's paper ad at Metro $300 spent on a single receipt will get you the Nespresso Essenza at $146.25.  A good deal, hurry......... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on April 27, 2011, 10:36
No comments on Onirio itself?

Not bad, but rather acidic, which has never been my preference.  But interesting nonetheless.

Nespresso capsules are cheaper in most other countries, but it then becomes a matter of whether the savings are sufficient to warrant you lugging them back.  The machines themselves, on the other hand, are usually at least S$100 or more cheaper, but of course are even bulkier and heavier. 
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 27, 2011, 22:16
Okay, now my turn to try it.... :)

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/6bca8569.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on April 29, 2011, 10:41
I've given out all the invites, it's all gone - sorry


Hey, I received an email from Nespresso and they are giving members 10 invitations of $100 off their machines for friends.

So, if you need one - please pm me your first name and email

Here are the t & c :

Terms and Conditions
Offer
- DISCOUNT OF SGD$100 on all Nespresso machines (except Nespresso Business Solutions machines)

Validity of the offer
Offer valid for buying one Nespresso machine (except Nespresso Business Solutions machines) from 29-Apr-2011 till 30-Jun-2011

What you must submit
- This voucher completed at the Nespresso boutique at ION Orchard (#01-14) or Takashimaya Department Store (household level B1) to enjoy the discount

Restrictions on the offer
- Cannot be used in conjunction with other Nespresso offers and limited to a discount as mentioned above per Nespresso machine purchased.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on May 01, 2011, 16:41
Tks Kelso for the invitation got my machine today at Ion

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l261/REXDJ/Nespressomachine.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on May 01, 2011, 18:43
GongxiGongxi ;D
very cute and useful size!
now you can disturb Francis for capsules
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on July 01, 2011, 10:33
My Krups died a few days ago  :'( and past few days, me and wifey have been drinking those 3in1 kopi.  Can't take it already  :'(

Heard these Nespresso machines are cheaper in HK.  Where is a good place I can find em over there?

Thanks
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on July 01, 2011, 10:39
How much cheaper, I am not sure but I do know that these machines are very cheap in Europe and the States.  You can ask Audio to check it out at Elements HKG or wait for me in August to find out!.... :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on July 01, 2011, 10:41
My sis will be in London soon... Looks like it's time for her to do smth for me  ;)

Thanks for e heads up
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on July 01, 2011, 16:48
How much cheaper, I am not sure but I do know that these machines are very cheap in Europe and the States. 
My sis will be in London soon... Looks like it's time for her to do smth for me  ;)

I was in Barcelona earlier this year and IIRC the Pixie was about S$100+ cheaper.  But the plug is 'wrong'.

Our own Citiz machine was bought in London, dunno the exact saving but IIRC it was also over $100, and the pound was a bit higher then.  Another advantage of London is the plug is correct.  If there is luggage space, you can also consider buying the starter-pack of 25 sleeves of all assorted varieties, and which also comes with the nice ebony storage box, although that is admittedly not very practical (flat, broad and only stores 36 capsules).
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on July 01, 2011, 17:43
I was in Barcelona earlier this year and IIRC the Pixie was about S$100+ cheaper.  But the plug is 'wrong'.

Our own Citiz machine was bought in London, dunno the exact saving but IIRC it was also over $100, and the pound was a bit higher then.  Another advantage of London is the plug is correct.  If there is luggage space, you can also consider buying the starter-pack of 25 sleeves of all assorted varieties, and which also comes with the nice ebony storage box, although that is admittedly not very practical (flat, broad and only stores 36 capsules).

Thanks for the heads up. My sis is only going in mid-Sep. Hope me and my missus can tahan till then Haha. The savings is definitely worth e endurance
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Aiky on July 01, 2011, 18:33
Guys

Sorry to use this thread to offer my wife's Nespresso for sale.  Thought some of you might be interested.

Same model as the blue one in the picture above. Metallic red, very new condition, used < 50times.  Abt 2 yrs old, local model.  Comes with the separate milk frother (retails at $99).

Reluctant sale cos relocating to the land of 110V. 

$350 firm.  Also have a stock of abt 80 capsules FOC if buyer wants.

SMS 9012 722two.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on July 01, 2011, 18:41
Yes yes. I am keen!!! SMS u already  ;)

Guys

Sorry to use this thread to offer my wife's Nespresso for sale.  Thought some of you might be interested.

Same model as the blue one in the picture above. Metallic red, very new condition, used < 50times.  Abt 2 yrs old, local model.  Comes with the separate milk frother (retails at $99).

Reluctant sale cos relocating to the land of 110V. 

$350 firm.  Also have a stock of abt 80 capsules FOC if buyer wants.

SMS 9012 722two.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Aiky on July 01, 2011, 22:06
Btw, mine's not the blue model (pixie) in the picture.  Its the larger, more expensive one - called Citiz I think.

Sorry, my bad :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on July 01, 2011, 22:11
Btw, mine's not the blue model (pixie) in the picture.  Its the larger, more expensive one - called Citiz I think.

Sorry, my bad :)
if westendboy's deal falls through, let me know i'll buy it.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on July 01, 2011, 22:18
Btw, mine's not the blue model (pixie) in the picture.  Its the larger, more expensive one - called Citiz I think.

Sorry, my bad :)

No worries bro. My Krups just went up to coffee heaven and I need my coffee Haha
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on July 04, 2011, 09:48
(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/westendboy47/52412041.jpg)

Woke up with a Indriya... Awesome aftertaste, together with home-made scones and e music of Jason Mraz, ahhhh heaven  ;D

Funny thing is my Krups came back to life!!! Must be becoz of e lady in RED standing next to him. Now I have options yeh
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: chancm on July 04, 2011, 10:53
i used to own that Krups machine.  it makes good shots, but mine frother wand keeps popping out.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: oneneo on July 05, 2011, 10:56
Can someone please post the capsule prices in Singapore?  Not sure if its worthwhile bringing capsules into Aus due to the higher AUD.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on July 05, 2011, 14:54
Can someone please post the capsule prices in Singapore?  Not sure if its worthwhile bringing capsules into Aus due to the higher AUD.  Thanks.

regular blend 91 cents..
pure blends 1.07 each SGD
that is the price off the boutique, not any grapevine methods
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on July 05, 2011, 14:55
Can someone please post the capsule prices in Singapore?  Not sure if its worthwhile bringing capsules into Aus due to the higher AUD.  Thanks.

$1.07 per capsule for indriya, rosabaya, dulsao.  $0.99 for the lungo.  $0.91 for the rest.
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on July 05, 2011, 17:19
Can someone please post the capsule prices in Singapore?  Not sure if its worthwhile bringing capsules into Aus due to the higher AUD.  Thanks. 

I thought SIA will give you door to door service ?  Already a lot of saving ...  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kuryakin on July 19, 2011, 14:43
I got credit card points to redeem Nespresso Essenza. I have experienced the new Pixie before. I read that Essenza is basically the same except it has a bigger footprint. So is Essenza a good model (a retail price difference of S$80 between Essenza & Pixie, I believe).
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on July 19, 2011, 18:07
I got credit card points to redeem Nespresso Essenza. I have experienced the new Pixie before. I read that Essenza is basically the same except it has a bigger footprint. So is Essenza a good model (a retail price difference of S$80 between Essenza & Pixie, I believe).

the essenza's a reliable model. the pixie's got a little too many moving parts, including a nozzle that moves forward and backwards, occasionally possibly dripping your hand with specks of warm coffee as it moves when ejecting a capsule if you are reaching out for the cup or smth.

heating element in the essenza's a little faster in heat up than the pixie. downside, it doesnt look sleek nor futuristic unlike the pixie, its a big fat glob sitting there :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: HoSaybo on July 19, 2011, 23:06
Own a essenza since 2008. Working well. It it an old model compared to the pixie.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: oneneo on July 21, 2011, 07:17
regular blend 91 cents..
pure blends 1.07 each SGD
that is the price off the boutique, not any grapevine methods
$1.07 per capsule for indriya, rosabaya, dulsao.  $0.99 for the lungo.  $0.91 for the rest.

Melbourne boutique price A$0.68 for regular grand cru and A$0.73 for the lungos. Specials like Dulsao, Rosabaya are $0.78.

What grapevine is there? :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on July 21, 2011, 09:58
Melbourne boutique price A$0.68 for regular grand cru and A$0.73 for the lungos. Specials like Dulsao, Rosabaya are $0.78.

What grapevine is there? :P

in au capsules are 5-6% cheaper than singapore...

best is to find some pals returning from the EU. capsules start from 0.33 for the regular ones, which is abt 56 cents sgd with prevailing exchange rates.. :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 03, 2011, 09:35
Just back from HK ;D

Espressos at HK$47 a tube of 10, Pure Origin espressos at HK$53, Lungos at HK$50. Average abt 70cents a cup. U can get em at 1021, IFC Mall at Central/Hong Kong MTR or at 1093, Elements, Kowloon

I got 10 to tie me over till my sis trip to e EU  ;D

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 03, 2011, 11:21
Guess you miss the Limited Editions by a couple of days!  These are normally out mid Sept!.... :o
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on September 03, 2011, 11:25
this year limited is dhjana, strength 8, indian coffee
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 03, 2011, 11:31
Just ordered the Delonghi Lattissima Plus. It's a Nespresso which can dispense cappuccinos automatically, i.e. no need to mix your own. Looked interesting and they are having a cash back promo at the moment.

(http://images.lasoomedia1.com.au/imageicon/MYR/PROD/J00515223/C_001/PAGE_019/DELONGHI_NESPRESSO_LATTISSIMA_PLUS_CAPSULE_COFFEEMAKER_003A3739.JPG)

BTW, there's a new Nescafe based coffee machine, called Dolce something. Supposed to be able to make macchiato and cappuccino in one cup too. Very cheap in HK. Less than 200 bucks Sing converted.

(http://www.instablogsimages.com/images/2008/09/26/nescafe-dolce-gusto-coffee-system_WxQKy_3858.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 03, 2011, 11:52
Ooh doggie I heard there was a new lattissima, how much and where did you get it?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 03, 2011, 11:57
The lattissima machine looks good. Because it is using steam to warm the milk, the froth would be just a bit diluted.

I own one of the earliest one when it was launched in singapore. AM still using it. Addictive!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 03, 2011, 13:16
Isn't this the same way as coffee shop machines i.e. use steam to create froth?

kelso, got mine from binglee.com.au

It only ships in Australia though but I expect it should be a regular release worldwide.

Here it lists for A$599 but Bing Lee has it for $520 with delivery when you negotiate online. There's also a cash back of A$75 for the Lattissima Plus. The older Lattissima is much more expensive. About 300 bucks more I think for the Premium.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 03, 2011, 15:36
Yes, have the older latissima .. only problem I had with it is that putting my double walled glass under the spout is a squeeze both laterally and vertically. The plus seems to be a compact version ... anyways you need to clean that nozzle where the milk comes out or it'll turn into cheese and gunk up the gasket
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 03, 2011, 21:58
At least wife gave the OK to buy this now. Been meaning to get one for ages but it's only now the wife is satisfied there's enough space in the new kitchen :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: chewed on September 04, 2011, 11:39
DH,

i only saw the Lattissima for $824 leh. That should be the older model?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 04, 2011, 16:44
Yes that is the 'older' model. The water reservoir is below the machine whereas the plus version has it behind. Got it for $6XX (can't remember exact) after using a $100 discount coupon plus taka vouchers  :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 04, 2011, 21:00
There's a few models.

Lattissima Plus is the new model, I think. It sells for $599 list. When I registered at Nespresso club, they don't even have that model yet.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 04, 2011, 22:14
From what I remembered, there are three models.
The white is cheapest, then comes the black which I think costs about a hundred more but only difference is the color.
The most expensive is the aluminum premium model which has two extra features - an auto programmable power off and a cup heater.
It was an easy choice to make for me after weeding out the info.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 05, 2011, 09:49
over the weekend, i bought the nescafe dolce gusto piccolo on sales at NTUC for SGD199 that comes with machine + 4 boxes of free capsule.

I had a chance to sample mocca + cuppacino + esspresso. Here's my verdict : the gusto capsules comes with milk and if you did milk coffee, you use 2 (one for coffee and one for milk). The milk is typical slight sour aftertaste and taste more like powdered milk than fresh milk.

Mocca and espresso is not bad but cuppacino can forget it as the foam really is too weak and disperse within 2 minutes.

The big advantage is convenient and speed. It takes only 30secs to heat up and cleans much easier. You do not need a separate foaming device for the milk. ANd the size of the drink is slightly more.

http://www.dolce-gusto.us/Products/Machines/Nescafe-Dolce-Gusto-Piccolo.aspx (http://www.dolce-gusto.us/Products/Machines/Nescafe-Dolce-Gusto-Piccolo.aspx)

Taste wise, i will still use my nespresso but for a quick breakfast fix, i think the piccolo is a good alternative.

I also got a Jura F50 which i seldom use now. It is much better than the nespresso in terms of aroma and body. But it is quite inconvenient to waste after that. And you need to consume all the coffee powder or bean rather quickly as they are not individually capsuled.

I have all 3 and intend to keep all 3. Each one use for one purpose.

Have a good cuppa!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 05, 2011, 11:42
Mikeang

Is the milk "creamer" based or is it based on long life milk?

While I'd prefer fresh milk, I can still live with long life milk for the convenience.

But "dairy creamers"? Dairy my a$$. It's just some chemical concoction high in cholesterol.

How much are the refills? :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kuryakin on September 05, 2011, 12:42
S$10.90 a box
for
16 espresso fills (S$0.68 per cup)
or 8 coffee fills + 8 milk fills (S$1.36 per cup)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: SC on September 05, 2011, 12:58
Where did you get the capsules at that price? Sounds cheap.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 05, 2011, 14:23
According to the promoter and the website under FAQ, the milk is actually whole milk and not creamer.... actually i hate creamer especially those coffeemate stuffs... It gives me gastric after that.

That being said, the cuppacino foam does taste a bit too diluted and not anything near to fresh milk made using my other 2 machines.


Mikeang

Is the milk "creamer" based or is it based on long life milk?

While I'd prefer fresh milk, I can still live with long life milk for the convenience.

But "dairy creamers"? Dairy my a$$. It's just some chemical concoction high in cholesterol.

How much are the refills? :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 05, 2011, 14:27
The bad thing about nespresso was that there are 3 places to get them in singapore unless you want to order them online of which there is a minimum order of at least 5 tubes.

The nestle one is supposed to be available at major supermarkets.

Guys, you should note that both are from the same parent company. This seems like a way for them to differentiate the products. I am guessing the nestle one is more mass market. Nespresso one are sold only at Takashimaya and ION and by those wearing uniform and jackets...  Quality are different.

Btw, I was told that the machine is made in UK and NOT china. I cannot substantiate it anywhere from the device or the box.

Where did you get the capsules at that price? Sounds cheap.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 06, 2011, 20:45
Picked up the Nescafe Piccolo from my friend who bought it at the fair (he had a spare) and ended up going to FairPrice in Bukit Timah Plaza to grab more refills.

Now having my Machiato.

Have to say it's not too bad. Reasonably easy to use but the manual despite being graphical wasn't easy to follow. But I guess it's intuitive enough. Except that when you first rinse the internals, the water doesn't flow into the cup below and it's messy.

One thing that bothers me a little is that this thing seems far more prone to dripping and generally more messy than the Nespresso machines that I have used before.

Still, much easier to clean up than a regular coffee machine.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on September 08, 2011, 16:04
Saw this demo in Hong Kong Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 6th ...

So is there a new variation out yet?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 08, 2011, 17:17
This is Nespresso or Nestle?


Saw this demo in Hong Kong Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 6th ...
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac80/austrich/P1020669.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: etnt on September 08, 2011, 17:18
Looks like nespresso commercial. The pods are flattish.
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on September 08, 2011, 18:26
This is Nespresso or Nestle? 
It's Nespresso ...

So is there a new variation out yet? 

Sorry, I didn't stay to sample, too many people. I was there to attend the Asian Seafood / Restaurant & Bar Exhibition.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Audio on September 11, 2011, 20:48
Please welcome to the club. I pick my machine just based on my kitchen cabinet colour. :)

Match or not?

(http://audio.sg/pic/nespresso.jpg)

(Audio)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: pschia on September 11, 2011, 21:21
over the weekend, i bought the nescafe dolce gusto piccolo on sales at NTUC for SGD199 that comes with machine + 4 boxes of free capsule.

I had a chance to sample mocca + cuppacino + esspresso. Here's my verdict : the gusto capsules comes with milk and if you did milk coffee, you use 2 (one for coffee and one for milk). The milk is typical slight sour aftertaste and taste more like powdered milk than fresh milk.

Mocca and espresso is not bad but cuppacino can forget it as the foam really is too weak and disperse within 2 minutes.

The big advantage is convenient and speed. It takes only 30secs to heat up and cleans much easier. You do not need a separate foaming device for the milk. ANd the size of the drink is slightly more.

http://www.dolce-gusto.us/Products/Machines/Nescafe-Dolce-Gusto-Piccolo.aspx (http://www.dolce-gusto.us/Products/Machines/Nescafe-Dolce-Gusto-Piccolo.aspx)

Taste wise, i will still use my nespresso but for a quick breakfast fix, i think the piccolo is a good alternative.

I also got a Jura F50 which i seldom use now. It is much better than the nespresso in terms of aroma and body. But it is quite inconvenient to waste after that. And you need to consume all the coffee powder or bean rather quickly as they are not individually capsuled.

I have all 3 and intend to keep all 3. Each one use for one purpose.

Have a good cuppa!
I bought one of these special promotion piccolo bundles too at Best Denki yesterday. It's a very good offer especially for the piccolo if you can find it anywhere. Seems each store is alloted only 20 sets of this promotion offer for each model and the piccolo one is practically sold out everywhere.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on September 11, 2011, 22:50
Please welcome to the club. I pick my machine just based on my kitchen cabinet colour. :)

Match or not?

(http://audio.sg/pic/nespresso.jpg)

(Audio)
Ang Kong Kong!  Huat ah!

And yes...welcome to the nespresso club.  Enjoy ur cuppa!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kuryakin on September 12, 2011, 11:30
DH/pschia
both of you also bought the piccolo? I sampled the latte. I found it slightly too milky but apparently you can stop the milk capsule mid-way to lessen it.
With $189 base price, looks very tempting compared to Nespresso Essenza at $320.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 12, 2011, 11:44
The piccolo works well as a daily-use machine compared to the nespresso because it's much simplier to use and easier to clean but compromise a bit on taste especially the milk part. The big benefit of the nestle is due to it's convenient on not needing liquid fresh milk. Nespresso need liquid milk to make the foam but it taste heavenly.


DH/pschia
both of you also bought the piccolo? I sampled the latte. I found it slightly too milky but apparently you can stop the milk capsule mid-way to lessen it.
With $189 base price, looks very tempting compared to Nespresso Essenza at $320.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 12, 2011, 11:50
What I've done is to heat up the milk in microwave and add the espresso on top of it. The espresso provides a bit of a foam and the taste IMHO is just as good.

Downsides of the Dolce Gusto is that it's not as "elite" as nespresso. YOu just have the basic espresso, latte, cappuccino, mocha capsules. No fancy Moroccan/Blue Mountain/Columbian special blends. FWIW, I actually think the coffee taste is quite good.

As mike mentioned, you don't have to wash out a milk frother container afterwards. The standard machine is just as easy to clean as the basic Nespresso machine.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: pschia on September 12, 2011, 11:54
DH/pschia
both of you also bought the piccolo? I sampled the latte. I found it slightly too milky but apparently you can stop the milk capsule mid-way to lessen it.
With $189 base price, looks very tempting compared to Nespresso Essenza at $320.
I didn't even know how to use the milk capsule from the pictorial user manual the first time. In the end, I just open up the capsule and pour the milk powder inside the coffee since I didn't really care whether there are layers or not in my coffee.  ::)
Since the flow is user controlled, so it should be OK to stop the milk capsule any time you like to vary the amount and taste of the milk in the final mix and make up the volume by increasing the flow of water through the coffee capsule. I actually like my coffee to have more milk than less so using up all the milk powder in the capsule is fine for me.

Now that I know that there is a promotional bundle of 4 boxes with each piccolo at $199 (price is even better if you factor in the discounts/rebates if charged to some dept store cards... up to 10% rebate for Tangs), the price of $189 suddenly don't seem too attractive to me any more. Luckily I didn't buy earlier.  :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 12, 2011, 12:01
HAHA... how did that taste when you pour the milk powder raw?

That was why i was suspicious when told that the machine is UK made. The manual screamed Made in China.

I didn't even know how to use the milk capsule from the pictorial user manual the first time. In the end, I just open up the capsule and pour the milk powder inside the coffee since I didn't really care whether there are layers or not in my coffee.  ::)
Since the flow is user controlled, so it should be OK to stop the milk capsule any time you like to vary the amount and taste of the milk in the final mix and make up the volume by increasing the flow of water through the coffee capsule. I actually like my coffee to have more milk than less so using up all the milk powder in the capsule is fine for me.

Now that I know that there is a promotional bundle of 4 boxes with each piccolo at $199 (price is even better if you factor in the discounts/rebates if charged to some dept store cards... up to 10% rebate for Tangs), the price of $189 suddenly don't seem too attractive to me any more. Luckily I didn't buy earlier.  :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: pschia on September 12, 2011, 12:06
Downsides of the Dolce Gusto is that it's not as "elite" as nespresso. YOu just have the basic espresso, latte, cappuccino, mocha capsules. No fancy Moroccan/Blue Mountain/Columbian special blends. FWIW, I actually think the coffee taste is quite good.
The promotors said that there are many types of Dolce Gusto capsules available worldwide (their web site shows 15 types) Though only 4 is available now locally, more would be coming to Singapore by Dec this year. What I do like about the Dolce Gusto is that it can do non-coffee drinks as well like Peach Iced Tea, Chai Tea Latte, Chocolate, etc.

Another thing I like is that their capsules are much bigger than those of Nespresso and other alternatives.... more coffee powder and better bang for bucks. Good for me as I like a full glass of coffee instead of the teensy weensy cups for other coffee makers.  :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 12, 2011, 12:15
Another thing I like is that their capsules are much bigger than those of Nespresso and other alternatives.... more coffee powder and better bang for bucks. Good for me as I like a full glass of coffee instead of the teensy weensy cups for other coffee makers.  :)

When it comes to coffee, size matters. I can't stand e small expressos. No kick for me and my wife. So even when I put an expresso capsule into my Citiz, I will press e button for BIG cup and then.... (ahem) press e SMALL cup button. I know I know... It's wrong but sue me. I need a bigger cuppa!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 12, 2011, 12:16
Have you opened the capsule? :) it's only half full :P

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 12, 2011, 12:26
Time for a shoot out between the Nespresso and the Dolce Gusto...... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: pschia on September 12, 2011, 12:29
HAHA... how did that taste when you pour the milk powder raw?

That was why i was suspicious when told that the machine is UK made. The manual screamed Made in China.

Taste like coffee latte to me.. but then my taste buds are not too discerning so can't tell the difference between good latte and poor latte and doesn't really matter to me as long as I get a cuppa joe in the end.

I think if I were to buy refills later on, I would not get those with milk capsules as there are only 8 servings instead of 16 for those without milk capsules for the same price.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on September 12, 2011, 12:30
When it comes to coffee, size matters. I can't stand e small expressos. No kick for me and my wife. So even when I put an expresso capsule into my Citiz, I will press e button for BIG cup and then.... (ahem) press e SMALL cup button. I know I know... It's wrong but sue me. I need a bigger cuppa!

I know what you mean: we used to press the lungo (110ml) button regardless of what kind of capsule we were using.  Later, we figured that two rounds on espresso size (i.e. 40ml x2) works well as a compromise.

Very occasionally, if having a leisurely afternoon cuppa, we get a bit purist and have proper espresso-sized portions.  In tiny espresso cups.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: pschia on September 12, 2011, 12:32
Time for a shoot out between the Nespresso and the Dolce Gusto...... ;D
They are both by Nestle. Apart from the variety of capsules and the flexibility of use, the quality of the coffee should be similar you think.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 12, 2011, 12:36
Have you opened the capsule? :) it's only half full :P



O really  :o. But over e weekend I did try drinking e expresso e right way. Though nice, it was not shiok. I prefer volume haha. Frankly, drinking it with e BIG-SMALL comby is not bad for me. I will stick to this Haha

PS - during my recent HK trip, I visited e Nespresso boutique and my bro-in-law was curious so I got one of e sales staff to let him try an Indriya, my fave. He said it was nice but what's e deal with e small cup? Haha 
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: pschia on September 12, 2011, 12:39
Have you opened the capsule? :) it's only half full :P
I am assuming you didn't open up an unused coffee capsule. Is it because the coffee grinds have been compressed by the pressure to half the capsule size after use? How about the Nespresso capsules? Is it also half full when opened after use?  :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 12, 2011, 12:40
I know what you mean: we used to press the lungo (110ml) button regardless of what kind of capsule we were using.  Later, we figured that two rounds on espresso size (i.e. 40ml x2) works well as a compromise.

Ah thanks... I will try this comby and see. The gal at e HK boutique did tell me it is not advisable to press lungo for expresso but if I really want to then add hot water separately... In my mind I was thinking - that's so troublesome
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 12, 2011, 13:15
My usual will be 2 caps Indriya under espresso filled with ice and fresh milk, no sugar....heaven!!! ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 12, 2011, 13:23
I am assuming you didn't open up an unused coffee capsule. Is it because the coffee grinds have been compressed by the pressure to half the capsule size after use? How about the Nespresso capsules? Is it also half full when opened after use?  :)

There's a membrane layer that keeps the capsules on one side but allows water to pass through.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 12, 2011, 13:26
My usual will be 2 caps Indriya under espresso filled with ice and fresh milk, no sugar....heaven!!! ;D

Sounds nice... Will try this weekend as we watched a movie
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on September 12, 2011, 17:10
Ok I go ion later see and taste and buy if like. This thread is poisonous too after read all the 13 chains..
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 12, 2011, 17:18
Bro, you r behind time lah.  Just grab one and enjoy, no need to try, this is hi-end, the aroma, the texture, the taste better than your Octave...... :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 12, 2011, 17:21
Let me give you all some neat trick.

Add nutella to your nespresso. You will get a nice hazel nut favour.

If you like those iced coffee, go get the favour syrup from Cold Storage. It makes it even more wonderful.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 12, 2011, 17:25
Wow!!! Sounds awesome  :P

I gonna surprise my missus this weekend. Hmmm which movie goes well with this concoction  ???  Decisions decisions...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 12, 2011, 17:25
What i suggest you do is this. Enter the Nespresso with both eyes closed. Take a big sniff at the place. That's the freshly brewed espresso that just wakes up all your senses. It's the same you get every time u make a cup at home... That beats visiting Starbucks even

Ok I go ion later see and taste and buy if like. This thread is poisonous too after read all the 13 chains..
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 12, 2011, 17:28
oh one more... instead of using fresh plain milk, try using chocolate milk to make cuppacino using the nespresso foaming device... (can't remember the name).. you find that you get a nice chocolate tasting coffee ...

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on September 12, 2011, 17:29
Haha, ok which model should I get? Is it noisy n messy? Will put it in my bedroom :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on September 12, 2011, 17:34
Btw where cheaper har? Ion , taka or Tangs?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 12, 2011, 17:35
bro, you want to use the espresso smell to wake up your missus ah?

I tested all the models. In terms of convenience and noise, they are exactly the same. The only key differences are the design and whether you would like the milk part built in.

Some chose one for colour, others chose them for their features. Have a look. I'm sure u find one that suits you nicely....

One thing u need after getting the machine, get yourselve a nice Bodum cup. It takes a differences in your coffee experience. Not just because of the look but because the vacuum bodum cups hold the heat better and keeps the aroma longer...


Haha, ok which model should I get? Is it noisy n messy? Will put it in my bedroom :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 12, 2011, 17:37
If you are a Tangs or Taka card holder, u get the usual rebate. But for the experience, there's no beating the Nespresso outlet at ION which is my favourite handout at one point. haha... due to the free coffee sampling...


Btw where cheaper har? Ion , taka or Tangs?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on September 12, 2011, 17:44
Ok I no takatang memby will go ion, where it located har? Ion pretty big leh, just wanna go straight to kopitiam else backside itchy drop into other shops siao Liao.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 12, 2011, 18:23
Let me give you all some neat trick.

Add nutella to your nespresso. You will get a nice hazel nut favour.

If you like those iced coffee, go get the favour syrup from Cold Storage. It makes it even more wonderful.

What!! You are killing the natural taste and flavor of coffee!!  Bro Wiz will say you have gone nutty!!... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on September 12, 2011, 21:14
Back Liao. Wife say no no leh, end up we went recce watches haha. Think I need to revisit to try. Didn't try this trip my wife did, I busy carrying my boy..
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 14, 2011, 17:07
Francis, how's the starbucks via?
Remember I told you last week about the diy capsules - well, they came in today and I just had the colombian thru the nespresso machine and imho it does taste better! ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 14, 2011, 17:15
Hi,

how did you DIY the capsules?

Francis, how's the starbucks via?
Remember I told you last week about the diy capsules - well, they came in today and I just had the colombian thru the nespresso machine and imho it does taste better! ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 14, 2011, 17:46
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b272/kensolee/IMG_0881.jpg)

... ordered the empty capsules on ebay, loaded it with the via, seal the top, pop into machine and infuse at 19 bars!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on September 14, 2011, 18:49
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b272/kensolee/IMG_0881.jpg)

... ordered the empty capsules on ebay, loaded it with the via, seal the top, pop into machine and infuse at 19 bars!

Ha ha! doesn't sound so convenient any more this way !!

Pretty cool solution for those wanting to taste bought beans.

How does it seal the top secure enough for 19 bars? Are the capsules resusable then?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 14, 2011, 18:54
Francis, how's the starbucks via?
Remember I told you last week about the diy capsules - well, they came in today and I just had the colombian thru the nespresso machine and imho it does taste better! ;D

As with instant, it's a little sourish!.... :P

Pass me one oy your DIY cap and let's see whether it pass my critical taste test!.... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 14, 2011, 20:08
you peel off the white paper on top of the capsule which exposes a self adhesive strip, then cover with the al foil, its use n throw
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on September 14, 2011, 21:54
you peel off the white paper on top of the capsule which exposes a self adhesive strip, then cover with the al foil, its use n throw
Tks for the info bro.

I wonder whether diy tastes better than original. Does anyone know if the patent is really running out in 2012? (along with the end of the world no doubt ::) )
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 17, 2011, 16:07
My usual will be 2 caps Indriya under espresso filled with ice and fresh milk, no sugar....heaven!!! ;D

Francis, I am trying ur recipe... Me and my missus love it. Having this, cakes and watching Sucker Punch  ;)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 17, 2011, 16:13
Glad u both like it.  It goes well with sweet deserts especially cakes..... :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on September 17, 2011, 16:14
Tks for the info bro.

I wonder whether diy tastes better than original. Does anyone know if the patent is really running out in 2012? (along with the end of the world no doubt ::) )

saralee tried to release some compatible capsules but was blocked.. there are several law suits that have been going forward and backwards..

i dont mind if a third party brand releases some capsules, as long as there is sufficient qc
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 20, 2011, 20:08
Thought I wud miss my morning diet, found this in my hotel room at Westin Chosen!! :D

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/531dd7cf.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 20, 2011, 21:04
Wow... All u need is some fresh milk and u r good!!

Wait a sec..., those capsules can't be free rite?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 20, 2011, 21:26
Free 2 caps a day.... :). No fresh milk, only creamer.... :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 20, 2011, 21:30
Was staying at mbs earlier this year and we had unlimited nespresso caps plus fresh milk  :o
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on September 20, 2011, 21:38
Free 2 caps a day.... :). No fresh milk, only creamer.... :P

Charm the chamber maid for more coffee and fresh milk ;)

... and more...? :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 20, 2011, 21:55
Charm the chamber maid for more coffee and fresh milk ;)

... and more...? :D

妹妹,能不能给我点牛奶?我要新鲜的。While saying this... U know la. Look like e milk will change ur life. Should work or just go down 711 to get la
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on September 20, 2011, 23:26
Correction...should be:

妹妹,能不能给我点鲜奶?  (plus a DOM smile and wink your eyes for effect!)

妹妹,能不能给我点牛奶?我要新鲜的。While saying this... U know la. Look like e milk will change ur life. Should work or just go down 711 to get la
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 21, 2011, 11:22
The new limited edition is out today. Sold out already in HK or so I'm told. Its not on the online store yet for sg but I ordered by phone just now, so be quick if you want you stash of Dhjana!!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: bigtree on September 21, 2011, 15:56
For those heading down to ION. Kindly be aware that the capsules are only sold from tomolo onwards hor!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 21, 2011, 18:04
Was just at ion and the kind lady let me try the dhjana (no it wasn't on sale yet) - its a blend of beans from four regions - I still have not decided it I'll like it, hope it'll grow on me coz I ordered quite a no. of boxes  :P But the good news is that kazaa might make another appearance, possibly january after the xmas editions...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on September 21, 2011, 19:50
Was just at ion and the kind lady let me try the dhjana (no it wasn't on sale yet) - its a blend of beans from four regions - I still have not decided it I'll like it, hope it'll grow on me coz I ordered quite a no. of boxes  :P But the good news is that kazaa might make another appearance, possibly january after the xmas editions...

Kazza coming back!  Whoa!  Need to wack at least 10 tubes when it appear. 

So kelso, Dhjana reminds u of which capsule?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 21, 2011, 21:37
Kazza coming back!  Whoa!  Need to wack at least 10 tubes when it appear. 

So kelso, Dhjana reminds u of which capsule?

Probably the ristretto if my memory serves me right, currently all I'm drinking is the indriya - I'd forgotten how the kazaar tastes like but I did remember being misty eyed when I had the very last cup knowing I might not taste it again - so it must've been good :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 21, 2011, 23:17
I still have 2 tubes of Kazza, so if you guys like to taste it again, drop by my place next weekend!.... ;D

Saw news that Typhoon Roke has just smash into Japan and I will be flying there on Sat :P. Hope by then, it will be gone.... :o
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 21, 2011, 23:19
So you'd have to pay the full retail for these special editions?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 21, 2011, 23:28
Yes.  Remind me to ask my HKG colleague to grab some and keep them for me to collect in November.... :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on September 21, 2011, 23:51
I still have 2 tubes of Kazza, so if you guys like to taste it again, drop by my place next weekend!.... ;D

Saw news that Typhoon Roke has just smash into Japan and I will be flying there on Sat :P. Hope by then, it will be gone.... :o

Safe journey bro!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 22, 2011, 00:10
Did you get back the HDD from DizzyD!  281 movies copied.... :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on September 22, 2011, 00:30
Ah! will catch up with Dizzy later.

How's Korea?

What good stuff are you getting from Japan? :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 22, 2011, 00:43
Weather is excellent!  Good food too..... :)

Met up with Jadpanser and chatted for 3 hours.  Did not get any electronic stuff as don't have much time looking around for them.  Only cosmetics from Face Shop for wifey.

Heading for Pusan in the morning.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 22, 2011, 01:01
http://www.weather.gov.sg/wip/pp/ssops/typhoon/ts.htm

Bro typhoon roke moving in a north easterly direction should be safe bah unless it turns tail :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on September 22, 2011, 11:11
The new blend Dhjana doesn't seem very memorable, unfortunately.  (My brother-in-law was in France & UK last week, and it was already released so he bought a few tubes back).  But I'll probably pick up some anyway, just for the novelty.

Personally, the missus and I found Onirio very pleasant.  Kazaar was, however, just too strong -- it tastes practically like kopi-tiam kopi.  Not quite to our taste.  I still have some of last Christmas's vanilla, caramel and almond left too, but offhand I think at most it's two tubes of each.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on September 22, 2011, 11:13
:D if you dont like the christmas editions i can offer you 1 for 1 trade with onirio :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on September 22, 2011, 14:34
:D if you dont like the christmas editions i can offer you 1 for 1 trade with onirio :P

I quite like mine, which is why I don't have many left by now.  I will miss vanilla in particular.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: zapp on September 22, 2011, 15:45
Of all the limited eds, i like Onirio and Kazaa best.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 22, 2011, 19:30
Personally, like Armoury, I like the Vanilla of all the limited editions.  It just has a flavor which is tentalising and special.... :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on September 24, 2011, 12:21
I finally cleaned up old Jura F50 after a year of storing it since I moved. I tried the Illy coffee in it this morning and BANG! the differences between it and Nespresso became very evident. It was coffee perfection in a cup. A lot more aromatic and full of body.

I will use my nespresso and piccolo but I will start adding Jura back into my coffee routine.. yummy!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 24, 2011, 13:04
Except yr Illy would lose that perfection in days, if you are lucky :)

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 24, 2011, 16:44
Me and wifey chilling with iced Indriya, Hainanese curry puffs and Scarface on Blu-ray. This is life!!!


Tony Montana: The only thing in this world that gives orders... is balls.
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on October 02, 2011, 12:31
..at Sime Darby Centre
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac80/austrich/P1030056.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on October 02, 2011, 19:14
Wah! Francis got his own brand of coffee maker?   :o :o :o
Respect!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 02, 2011, 19:22
Haha, Bro don't rub it in lah although I did wish for a moment that it was a nice thought...LOL.  ;D

Btw, think this not the Nespresso type... 8)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on October 02, 2011, 20:04
I think Nespresso is still more popular locally. Didn't realise FrancisFrancis had a pod based machine- everything done inside a biggish plastic pod.

Pod systems comparison:
http://www.samcooks.com/espresso-machines-espresso-changeo/ (http://www.samcooks.com/espresso-machines-espresso-changeo/)
http://www.coffeereview.com/article.cfm?ID=152 (http://www.coffeereview.com/article.cfm?ID=152)

Problem with FFx8, but no. 6/7 seem ok:
http://kenneths.org/flog/food_and_drink/another-update-on-the-illy-francis-francis-x8.html (http://kenneths.org/flog/food_and_drink/another-update-on-the-illy-francis-francis-x8.html)


Coffee taste comparison:
http://www.coffeereview.com/allreviews.cfm?cupdate=%7Bts%20%272009%2D01%2D19%2000%3A00%3A00%27%7D (http://www.coffeereview.com/allreviews.cfm?cupdate=%7Bts%20%272009%2D01%2D19%2000%3A00%3A00%27%7D)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on October 02, 2011, 21:44
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b272/kensolee/IMG_0881.jpg)

... ordered the empty capsules on ebay, loaded it with the via, seal the top, pop into machine and infuse at 19 bars!

Some people are reusing the original capsules:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-your-nespresso-capsules-simple-and-easy-and-/?ALLSTEPS (http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-your-nespresso-capsules-simple-and-easy-and-/?ALLSTEPS)

Aren't you Nespresso users bothered by the waste of all those capsules? They are all aluminium right? :D

Apparently, Nestle have this recycling option in 8 countries- judging by the popularity here we should have one here!

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 06, 2011, 14:19
I remember reading 8 Days or Sunday Straits Times which mentioned Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is all sold out of the milk frother.

BUT during lunch, I walked past a whole shelf of them at Courts Tampines (next to IKEA) for $149!

Nespresso's Aerocino is going for the same price. This is the old shiny model. The new one is going for 199 in Taka.

Heads up for those with Dolce Gusto machines who want fresh milk instead of the usual capsule powdered ones.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on October 15, 2011, 09:44
Met up with my sis and bro-in-law who just came back from UK. This is gonna last me 5 months!! Damage = $160 for 25 tubes. This would probably set me back at least $260 here  ;D

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/westendboy47/a41dd2ea.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 15, 2011, 10:32
Don't forget to check out the expiry date.... :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on October 15, 2011, 10:39
Don't forget to check out the expiry date.... :)

No worries bro. All of em are only expiring in 7/2012. Way before that they be gone!!
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on October 15, 2011, 15:53
Thanks bro Wu for this beautiful Kopi Luwak ...  :)
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac80/austrich/P1030163.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 23, 2011, 15:22
(http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae132/doggiehowser/1ec71872.jpg)

I *heart* the Lattissima Plus.

The milk container is even easier to clean than the Aerocino Plus.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jmohd on October 23, 2011, 15:55

Just got this :)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6043/6271386275_d7a83946f2.jpg)
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on November 26, 2011, 09:59
This Italian toy is better ... only S$1100. 
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac80/austrich/P1040275.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on November 26, 2011, 11:00
I'd hate to clean up that machine.

I remember my first one. I ended up leaving it in the pantry where I worked so the auntie could clean it :)

And I left it behind when I left the job.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on November 26, 2011, 13:30
Looks nice Aus. Didn't realise Franke made coffee machines, do they have a OEM?

What was the damage?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on November 26, 2011, 13:38
Franke is 100 yrs in Coffee machine market .. damage is S$5k. made up to 100 cups per day. This model is widely used in cafe around the world. My next coffee toy will be a classic La Pavoni expresso in gold ..  ;)

http://www.franke.com/content/coffeesystems/ch/en/home/products/product_line.html
http://www.lapavoni.it/line_det.asp?idf=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on November 26, 2011, 16:01
for a coffee slut like me after roasting the use by is 5-15 days... maybe 20 max only. Must only buy unground beans.

Then after grinding must use immediately - grind on demand... once ground pull the shot as fast as possible.




Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Austrich on November 26, 2011, 17:10
for a coffee slut like me after roasting the use by is 5-15 days... maybe 20 max only. Must only buy unground beans.

Then after grinding must use immediately - grind on demand... once ground pull the shot as fast as possible.

Ya...it's an expensive hobby.  May have to buy those latest home use Roaster, another $3-5k and need space and need approval from ex-gf...  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on December 05, 2011, 22:09
New variations now available: Dark Chocolate, Vanilla Blossom and Cherry.  Haven't tried any yet -- I don't drink coffee at night, won't be able to sleep.  Will try some tomorrow morning  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 05, 2011, 22:15
December Limited editions?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on December 06, 2011, 10:55
^^  I assume so.

I must say the Cherry is better than expected: some comments I read suggested it was like cough medicine, but if you've tried cherry liquers, I'd say the flavour is similar.  It does work!

Dark Chocolate, as expected, works very well, both in aroma and taste.  You get a good hit of the bitterness of dark choc, but without any unpleasantness. 

(Haven't tried the vanilla yet -- two coffees in the morning is already one more than the usual ration...)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on December 06, 2011, 10:59
Ordered them to be shipped to Australia a few weeks back

Wife said chocolate and vanilla smelt good but tasted plasticky.

She liked cherry but it's already sold out in Australia
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on December 06, 2011, 17:09
received the variations yesterday.. tried only the dark chocolate one.. that was good.. you dont smell it but it hits you in the crema..

havent tried the vanilla nor cherry yet
Title: Limited Edition Shanghai Tang for Nespresso Dragon Collection...
Post by: Austrich on December 08, 2011, 20:13
A Stylish Collection for Coffee Lovers

Coffee manufacturer Nespresso and luxury brand Shanghai Tang teamed up to create the Limited Edition Shanghai Tang for Nespresso Dragon Collection. Raphaelle Masne de Chermont, executive chairman of Shanghai Tang, says, “This limited edition collection is timed to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, with eastern and western influences merging with the iconic and majestic dragon as the central design inspiration.” The collection will be sold in all Nespresso and Shanghai Tang stores on the 1st of January.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on December 08, 2011, 21:15
Www.Aldi.com, a supermarket chain here went head to head with thier home espresso machine A$79.00 and a $499 nespresso's and came a very close second.

I'm in oz now....not sure what capsules they use, but when up against a $300 sunbeam with real coffee grounds, neither were up there...was on a current affair here in oz iirc

Www.espressi.com.au

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: redryder on January 06, 2012, 21:07
Hi guys, did any of you buy the discover box? I just got my nespresso yesterday and they told me as a new member can get the discovery box free if I buy 25 sleeves. But the 25 sleeves I cannot choose, and will be an assortment.

I would like the box, but I don't want the decaf capsules and also worried I might not like some of the flavors. Is the box worth it?

What pissed me off is I wanted to try the new chocolate and vanila flavors, but once I buy those sleeves I no longer count as a new customer and I will lose this offer.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on January 06, 2012, 21:18
I never buy the box as I bought my Citix in GB.  I find the decaf type tasteless!... :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: pewgrim on January 06, 2012, 21:43
You dont need to be a new member to enjoy that...as long as you buy the discovery set you will get box free...did three times liao...over 2 years...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: redryder on January 06, 2012, 21:59
What do you mean buy the discovery set? Is that the set of 250 capsules?

This is what Nespresso sent me in the email when I registered.

 

1. Capsule Drawer Dispenser
A. dispenser can hold 36 capsules (without capsules)
Selling price - SGD83.18

First time purchase offer:
Complimentary free gift of the dispenser for purchasing 25 sleeves at SGD241.10 (fixed combination of all 16 coffee capsules flavours)

and when I called them to clarify, they said only can get the box for free if first time purchase.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on January 09, 2012, 15:44
If you walk in and say you're a first-time buyer, it's not as if they can really track it...  Buy the starter pack first, then buy the vanilla/chocolate variations lor.  Or do it all at once. 

I'd hardly call the box a "dispenser", though, it's just a nice box that holds 36 capsules.  (Don't get me wrong, we have one, we use it.  But we also bought a rotating 'tower' rack that holds 40 capsules -- now that, I would call a dispenser... ;) )

I'd say for the first time, why not?  You should at least try all the flavours once, and by that I don't mean literally one capsule/cup, so getting at least one sleeve of each, at a discounted price, is fine.  Once you've sampled everything you'll discover your own favourites and buy only whatever appeals to you thereafter.

BTW, don't scoff at the cherry variation.  I did, but once I tried it, it's quite good.  If anything, this season's vanilla blossom is a bit disappointing, compared to last season's "plain vanilla" (pun intended) -- the blossom seems really faint, compared to last season's variation where the vanilla was more pronounced.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Audio on January 09, 2012, 15:53
Out of the limited edition, the Cherry is the best...surprisingly good.

(Audio)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 09, 2012, 16:08
I bought a lot. Like 150 to qualify for free shipping of the limited edition hehe
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Audioache on January 09, 2012, 16:33
What do you mean buy the discovery set? Is that the set of 250 capsules?

This is what Nespresso sent me in the email when I registered.

 

1. Capsule Drawer Dispenser
A. dispenser can hold 36 capsules (without capsules)
Selling price - SGD83.18

First time purchase offer:
Complimentary free gift of the dispenser for purchasing 25 sleeves at SGD241.10 (fixed combination of all 16 coffee capsules flavours)

and when I called them to clarify, they said only can get the box for free if first time purchase.

If you register a new online account, the discovery set will be available. It consist of 250 capsules + the discovery box free + free delivery.
But do check your credit card statement after purchase. I was charged for the 'free' discovery box and it took 2 months for the refund...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on January 09, 2012, 16:35
Out of the limited edition, the Cherry is the best...surprisingly good.

(Audio)

Bro, when you come home, pls get for me 5 sleeves of the Cherry.  I have 1 sleeve balanced and I like it very much... :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on January 09, 2012, 16:42
Am I the only one that feel the cherry taste like cough syrup?   I lilke the dark chocolate most among the 3.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on January 09, 2012, 16:45
Huh... In HK u can just buy Cherry only?  Over here, u gotta buy a pack of 3 sleeves. I love Cherry, Chocolate and Vanilla, in that order. Actually I think Vanilla is quite crappy
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 09, 2012, 16:49
I find that all 3 taste good as lattes. Tho you get more flavour with an espresso shot, they taste odd.. chemical-like. But with milk, there's a nice fragrance to them all
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on January 09, 2012, 16:57
Bro, get a mug, put in 1/3 ice cubes, 2 caps espresso shot and fill to brim with cold fresh milk...heaven especially when it goes with a piece of bananna cake....sedap ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on January 09, 2012, 18:54
Huh... In HK u can just buy Cherry only?  Over here, u gotta buy a pack of 3 sleeves. I love Cherry, Chocolate and Vanilla, in that order. Actually I think Vanilla is quite crappy

No you don't, you just ask for however many sleeves of whichever you want at the counter.  I did on my second run for the variations a few weeks ago.  The displays are of the 3-packs, but you don't have to buy those.  Unless of course the loose sleeves are already sold out by now? 

(I just buy at the Ion boutique.  With free parking when you charge $50 to Amex ($100 for other cards), it doesn't cost me anything to stop on the way home to buy the stuff.)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on January 13, 2012, 22:45
http://www.deal.com.sg/deals/singapore/S368-Nespresso-Citiz-C-110-by-KRUPS-in-Fire-Engine-Red

2 hrs left!
not sure if its cheaper...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on January 17, 2012, 22:39
any bros here got the dragon collection series bo

(http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/contentFiles/image/2011/12-december/shopping/28-shopping-nespresso-shanghai-tang-collaboration-482x298.jpg)

$688 coffee machine $68 for two cups and two saucers, $928 capsules box with jade plate, $508 capsules box with metal plate.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on January 17, 2012, 22:51
machine is 6888!... not 688.. :P 6888 can buy quite some hifi
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on January 18, 2012, 14:41
machine is 6888!... not 688.. :P 6888 can buy quite some hifi

$6,888 for a machine that usually costs a few hundred only??  Must be some artwork there...  :o
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on January 18, 2012, 16:05
Hi All,

Where do you guys buy Nespresso capsules in the UK, is it definitely cheaper? Am thinking of asking the Wife to lug a Citiz back and wondering whether I should ask her to squeeze in a few sleeves at the same time?

Apart from the LE ones, any other full bodied blends to consider? I've see Indriya, Kazaar (kopi style?), Apreggio, Onirio and Ristretto seem to be popular. 

Cheers!

@Paul: sorry bro, the price to coffee satisfaction to convenience weighting is firmly with Nespresso at the mo :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on January 19, 2012, 09:38
Where do you guys buy Nespresso capsules in the UK, is it definitely cheaper? Am thinking of asking the Wife to lug a Citiz back and wondering whether I should ask her to squeeze in a few sleeves at the same time?

For the machine itself, it is certainly worth it.  For sleeves, yes it's cheaper too, but you have to decide whether it's actually worth the hassle of lugging them back. 

Quote
Apart from the LE ones, any other full bodied blends to consider? I've see Indriya, Kazaar (kopi style?), Apreggio, Onirio and Ristretto seem to be popular. 

Kazaar and Onirio are LE, so you can't buy them from the shops any longer.  Check the ratings as to 'strength': Roma is also up there.  Personally, while Dulsao do Brasil isn't rated as strong (3, IIRC), I do find that its aroma makes it all worthwhile -- as the name suggests, it is all Brazilian coffee.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on January 19, 2012, 10:45
kazaar is coming back sooon
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: lwm99 on January 26, 2012, 17:25
Hi, thinking of getting one, but a bit confused about the milk part. For Citiz+milk, it comes with an Aeroccino which is for cuppuccino and latte.
1. Does it mean if I just get Citiz I can't make cuppuccino and latte?
2. What kind of milk do I put in the Aeroccino?
3. Do I have to pour in milk and wash the Aeroccino everytime I use the Citiz as the milk can't last long in the Aeroccino in local weather right?
4. I read that Aeroccino can be used for both hot and cold coffee. What does it mean? The Citiz can make cold coffee?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on January 26, 2012, 17:53
Hi, thinking of getting one, but a bit confused about the milk part. For Citiz+milk, it comes with an Aeroccino which is for cuppuccino and latte.
1. Does it mean if I just get Citiz I can't make cuppuccino and latte?
2. What kind of milk do I put in the Aeroccino?
3. Do I have to pour in milk and wash the Aeroccino everytime I use the Citiz as the milk can't last long in the Aeroccino in local weather right?
4. I read that Aeroccino can be used for both hot and cold coffee. What does it mean? The Citiz can make cold coffee?

Thanks.
Watch some youtube videos to give you a better idea how it works.

1. Yes unless you have an alternative way of frothing the milk.
2. Anything you want- full fat milk has better froth.
3. Yes, it holds only a little milk anyway
4. It aerates cold milk making it lighter in texture and taste- not a great effect though.


Try a Bamix if you really want frothy milk :D
watch from 1.04s onwards
http://www.youtube.com/v/dzVD5jCSpGg&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on February 01, 2012, 11:28
Just ordered Kazaar!! *rubs hands* You have to call in, as it's not yet on the online shop  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: zapp on February 01, 2012, 20:03
Bro whats the phone number of the shop you called?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on February 01, 2012, 20:24
8008523525
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: zapp on February 02, 2012, 12:04
Tks Bro just placed my order also.

Not sure if the caps are in the shops already...tempting to chiong down ION just to get a sleeve or two.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on February 06, 2012, 00:53
Tks Bro just placed my order also.

Not sure if the caps are in the shops already...tempting to chiong down ION just to get a sleeve or two.

in shop since a few days back at ion
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on February 06, 2012, 10:30
guys...

singapore has stock of 120,000 capsules. as of last week, already 10% sold on first day. better get it fast.

apparently, the plantation in brazil that have the beans for kazaa can only be harvested once in a long time and it's only a small plantation.

Enjoy while you can...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on February 06, 2012, 12:11
Took delivery of 15 tubes of Kazza last Fri.   ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vink on February 06, 2012, 20:44
Ordered last Friday and 15 sleeves of Kazaar arrived today.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: code on February 07, 2012, 06:20
You guys ordered Kazaar from Nespresso Singapore online? or call the store at Ion? how much is the kazaar in sing?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vink on February 07, 2012, 15:57
You guys ordered Kazaar from Nespresso Singapore online? or call the store at Ion? how much is the kazaar in sing?

Find it less hassle to order online if you are a member. $1.15/capsule.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: lwm99 on February 08, 2012, 09:40
Is Kazaar a new range of Nespresso coffee?

Where do you guys normally buy your capsules from? Local Nespresso shops, Nespresso online, mail order or other channels?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on February 08, 2012, 15:56
Im not a fan... but have a lot of friends who I know have Nespresso machines...so would also like to know best local suppliers for pods
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: zapp on February 08, 2012, 16:28
Prices overseas (UK, Europe) generally are much cheaper than local prices. So if you have friends or family going there, why not ask them get a few sleeves back. If not, buying locally wont kill if u contextualise it that a cup at Starbucks costs much more :p

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: zapp on February 08, 2012, 16:29
Do you get slow flow rate when using a Kazaar pod? My LeCube like a bit slow flow rate...was thinking it could be due to the amount of powder they put inside.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on February 08, 2012, 16:33
yes kazaar elutes slow.

capsules in malaysia's cheaper, regular caps 1.80 RM versus 91 cents sgd.


in europe capsules even cheaper.. some are 0.33 euro
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on February 08, 2012, 22:41
Just picked up 6 sleeves of Kazzar from e Taka boutique. I tried a cuppa there and it's pretty good  :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: redryder on February 10, 2012, 14:16
yes kazaar elutes slow.

capsules in malaysia's cheaper, regular caps 1.80 RM versus 91 cents sgd.


in europe capsules even cheaper.. some are 0.33 euro

Where to buy capsules in Malaysia? I go KL quite often, but can't find it anywhere. I understand that Nespresso is not even selling officially in Malaysia?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on February 10, 2012, 14:36
Where to buy capsules in Malaysia? I go KL quite often, but can't find it anywhere. I understand that Nespresso is not even selling officially in Malaysia?

must order online, if delivered to malaysian address etc, its malaysian price at 1.8rm to 2.2rm per cap
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: lwm99 on February 11, 2012, 17:39
I read that if you order more than 150 capsules from Malaysia it is free delivery to Singapore.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on April 12, 2012, 17:17
Just received an email that there's a new limited edition, Naora, available.  It has notes of blackcurrant and blueberry  :P

Not sure if it's here in e boutiques though
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 12, 2012, 17:54
Have you try ordering online!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on April 12, 2012, 18:39
I have some cash vouchers which I can use at Ion. Free kopi  :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on April 12, 2012, 18:43
*sigh* had my last Kazaar the other day. Shame it's the only one I really liked :(
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on April 12, 2012, 18:59
Just walked out of e Ion boutique with Naora and Indriya. No more Kazaar anymore  :'(

Tried a cup of Naora there. Not bad. Kinda like e cherry. Really perked me up... All ready for a brainless movie, Battleship  ;D
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on April 12, 2012, 19:14
Naora isn't bad. It goes with milk and also black. Nutty with milk.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: janiallan on April 12, 2012, 19:39
With our new design of coffee capsule you will pay less for great tasting espresso coffee and enjoy the additional benefit of our capsules being completely compatible with your Nespresso coffee machine. By reducing the capsule cost, we can focus on creating better coffee.  :(
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 12, 2012, 22:05
Care to elaborate... :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on April 14, 2012, 17:59
Finally bought the nespresso when I Jalan ion earlier.
Got myself the citiz with naora and others.
Tried a cappuccino when home and bravo, it tasted GOOD!
Am happy man now :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 14, 2012, 18:52
Alamak, what took u so looong ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on April 14, 2012, 21:24
Haha bro francis, yeah I tot so too. Down 3 cups tonight already.
Enjoying the process of making cappuccino, latte etc. :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on April 14, 2012, 22:11
Naora isn't bad. It goes with milk and also black. Nutty with milk.

I find it a bit acidic in espresso form, better tempered with a little milk like in a macchiato.

With milk, the flavour of the fruit also comes through a little more.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 16, 2012, 20:50
Got some from a Bro who just got back from England.  My usual 2 caps espresso style, ice cubes, no sugar and fresh milk.  Nice fruity and slightly bitter taste...love it, even more if it goes with banana cakes...yummy ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on April 17, 2012, 14:45
Seems to be typical Colombian coffee, a bit too acidic (read: sour) for my taste.  But that was just the first taste at the shop, will try again at home where I usually put more milk.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: comacer on April 18, 2012, 13:42
Hi Guys,

Wonder what is the best lobang in ordering capsules short of getting friends to carry back from Europe region?
So far I only have 10% off capsules in Takashimaya with staff card, and there is an MO in hardwarezone forums also offering the same discount but with free courier doorstep delivery for orders above $120.

Anyone else knows where to get better? Thanks for the advice!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: overlord on April 19, 2012, 23:10
I've been using Citiz for a year now, loving every minute of it.  But something seems to be missing.

I've noticed that the new Nespresso Gran Maestria has been release in Europe and Australia, anyone knows if it is available in Singapore yet?

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on April 22, 2012, 16:56
Guys, stupid question here, when u use the capsule for expresso, u use it per capsule per expresso or can make two cups? I realize the second cup of expresso also drinkable leh. My maid now like drinking non stop when I not around!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 22, 2012, 17:32
Bro, depends on your taste lah, for me I prefer to add ice cube and fresh milk and without sugar on the espresso whether 1 or 2 capsules.  I know Wiz like it pure on one cup without sugar.  The second cup will be diluted and will not taste nice whether with sugar or milk... :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on April 22, 2012, 18:49
Ok this bro. Where can buy cheaper capsule har? Any lobang around ? :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on April 22, 2012, 22:27
Guys, stupid question here, when u use the capsule for expresso, u use it per capsule per expresso or can make two cups? I realize the second cup of expresso also drinkable leh. My maid now like drinking non stop when I not around!

Err... I dun think the 2nd run is drinkable :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on April 25, 2012, 14:45
Err... I dun think the 2nd run is drinkable :)

It is rather dilute.  Perhaps some like it that way.

For me, since espresso is a bit too intense, previously I used to run the Lungo setting even on capsules designed for espressos only (i.e. most of them), but found that too dilute.  I then tried two espresso runs on the same capsule, which was better, but nowadays I usually stop the second run about halfway through.  In effect 60mls water per capsule instead of the standard 40mls.  (Lungo is 110mls.)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on April 25, 2012, 20:55
My name mention again...taste buds burning can tell :D

Ok if you run a 2nd time you will be risking a bitter or burnt taste as the oils will have already been extracted so I don't tink I would recommend a double pass on one pod. That's said in a nespresso's operation I'm not sure hot the boiler still is for that second run. When I do that on my espresso machine soon as the first shot is blondeing (extraction is coming much lighter colour) you will know anything longer just ruins the shot. Over extraction just isnt for me.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on April 25, 2012, 21:34
Finishedmy stock Liao.. Gonna go buy tmr. Think will take the 200 capsule package, more worthy right?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 25, 2012, 21:41
If you want a 2nd run, get those intensity ten caps like Indriya.  The latest Naora is only intensity five.... :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on April 25, 2012, 21:50
Yeah I like those GAO GAO one ;)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on April 25, 2012, 23:35
My name mention again...taste buds burning can tell :D

Ok if you run a 2nd time you will be risking a bitter or burnt taste as the oils will have already been extracted so I don't tink I would recommend a double pass on one pod. That's said in a nespresso's operation I'm not sure hot the boiler still is for that second run. When I do that on my espresso machine soon as the first shot is blondeing (extraction is coming much lighter colour) you will know anything longer just ruins the shot. Over extraction just isnt for me.


Correct. Tastes burnt to me and too dilute- cannot see the attraction ;D

My main problem with nespresso is that the expresso is not as thick, lucious and deeply flavoured as one from a more old skool machine. However at least the nespresso system produces v. consistent results and is easy to use and clean.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on April 27, 2012, 17:17
Bought my 250capsule package today. After my shower and about to make a cup for myself, I saw my maid already making a cup for herself Liao.....
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 27, 2012, 17:27
Wah, your maid is lucky to have boss like you.. ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on April 27, 2012, 17:42
K la 96cents per capsule make her awake to do more work ;)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: dankoo on April 30, 2012, 16:06
Good employer!!  ;)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on May 25, 2012, 23:21
Hi all, I have a year and half old, white and well looked after Latissima machine in very good condition that I want to let go at 350 ... pm me if interested.
Btw its a local set.

http://www1.nespresso.com/precom/sima/npop_machine.php?id_machine=D_F310_1&zoomstep=4
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on May 26, 2012, 18:29
Just made a cup of close to "Starbucks white chocolate mocha" ;)
Nice!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on May 26, 2012, 22:34
K la 96cents per capsule make her awake to do more work ;)

Wow...a 250 gm bag of beans gets me 25-27 shots for $11-15 depending on the bean blends I buy. That's closer to 40¢ a shot for my espresso machine.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on June 13, 2012, 18:34
Saw yesterday at great world denki got new machine leh 600plus compact and nice.
Anyone bought it?
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on June 13, 2012, 19:15
Which model? Lattisima plus?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on June 13, 2012, 22:04
Yeah
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on June 13, 2012, 22:14
Had that for almost a year now. Bought in Australia.

It's great that I can do lattes and cappuccino in a single press. But I find the frothing a bit inconsistent. Sometimes more froth even at the same setting.

I like that you can remove the milk container and keep that in a fridge so there's no need to pour away excess milk or wash the container every time you use.

I find that the standalone aerocinno with the Citiz etc tends to burn the milk on a second use if it's done very quickly after the first. You have to clean it out thoroughly before doing a second batch. That's something I don't have to worry about with the Latissima Plus
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on June 13, 2012, 22:18
Haha how come the sale girl told me its new. I sotong then haha.
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on June 14, 2012, 05:17
New in sg
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on June 16, 2012, 23:07
Anyone heard whether here's a new limited edition flavour coming out soon?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2012, 23:18
You shud get the Lattissima Plus if it's below $400 there.  Sexy looking and convenient for making cuppuccino ... ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: whyeme on July 02, 2012, 18:44
Welcoming myself to the club, thanks to wifey's purchase of SKII products, whereupon they gave us this for free.  ;D

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l2F4LXQDNTs/T_F6qPzbkOI/AAAAAAAAA1E/ESrMm1FtM6o/s1600/2012-07-02%2B16.58.27.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on July 03, 2012, 12:06
^^  Congrats!  But to be nitpicky, that's not a Nespresso machine, even though it's also from Nestle -- it's their other line.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: whyeme on July 03, 2012, 14:24
^^  Congrats!  But to be nitpicky, that's not a Nespresso machine, even though it's also from Nestle -- it's their other line.

Thks for enlightening me bro. So what do they call these machines? :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: dankoo on July 03, 2012, 14:53
Dolce is another coffee machine from Nestle while Nespresso is a total series of coffee machines which various models. They dont share same capsule too.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: whyeme on July 03, 2012, 18:11
Dolce is another coffee machine from Nestle while Nespresso is a total series of coffee machines which various models. They dont share same capsule too.

Roger bro. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: akdwivedi on July 04, 2012, 12:07
Has anybody tried ordering delonghi nespresso lattisima plus from amazon. It's going for some usd390. Apart from local warranty issue, any other disadvantages.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on July 04, 2012, 12:36
Voltage. Annoying plug adaptors
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on July 11, 2012, 17:12
Guys

My milk frother on my Clitz machine is spolit. Any chance of buying this off cheaper than Nespresso price of SGD 199. I look at Aerocinno but not sure if that milk cup can be mounted on the Clitz machine.

Thx
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: simic on July 11, 2012, 18:41
Guys

My milk frother on my Clitz machine is spolit. Any chance of buying this off cheaper than Nespresso price of SGD 199. I look at Aerocinno but not sure if that milk cup can be mounted on the Clitz machine.

Thx

HWZ has a thread... search for it... got dealer selling for below RRP.
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on July 11, 2012, 19:54
If you are in Australia find an Aldi. They sell a milk frother for A$24.99!! I'm using it now in winter to have a warm glass of milk.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on July 15, 2012, 21:23
Walau my citiz milk froth maker cannot make froth anymore Liao.
What could be the problem har? Where to send back for service?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on July 15, 2012, 22:02
Call their head office in Changi.  Contact on their website!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on July 15, 2012, 22:35
Less than 6 months .. Pai Liao so upset
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on July 16, 2012, 06:10
Walau my citiz milk froth maker cannot make froth anymore Liao.
What could be the problem har? Where to send back for service?

It's usually because the frother wasn't cleaned out properly (burnt milk) and it messes with the heat sensor.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on July 16, 2012, 08:43
It's usually because the frother wasn't cleaned out properly (burnt milk) and it messes with the heat sensor.

Ok I try cleaning it later. Didn't know that little spring can be so fussy :p
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on July 16, 2012, 23:30
Really fucked. Will go ion nepresso for help on my aeroccinno
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on July 23, 2012, 20:21
Was at ion and drop by nespresso to tell them my milk frother pai Liao.
The store manager very good say if I bought there can one to one exchange.
Today brought down one to one exchange free :)

On the side note, a cock assistant say must use pura milk cos others will spoil the frother.
I wtf. Just smiled and walked off.

Another of my wtf everyday encounters..
Title: Nestlé Malaysia
Post by: Austrich on August 10, 2012, 23:34
With the rise of e-commerce, Nestlé Malaysia has launched its first online store for the Nescafé Dolce Gusto. Customers can buy coffee machines through the site, which is supported by a customer service team and hotline.

It will also be a channel for offering new products, flavours, and accessories to customers. The convenience of on-line purchase is one reason for the development of the online store.

To find out more, visit www.dolce-gusto.com.my.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on September 12, 2012, 19:05
New coffee creation called Crealto. I had no idea when this was released

Had a shot at the boutique. Very strong and bitter.... Wooh!  Woke me up  :o and ready for Ted
(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/westendboy47/26406F14-E813-477B-A980-D37057811895-19115-00000EC5B7FAB77E.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Idlewise4ever on September 12, 2012, 19:27
Cool tmr I go try
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: dankoo on September 13, 2012, 12:07
I got it last Sat...its strong and surprise that this time they offering "8" intensity for their limited flavor...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: redryder on September 13, 2012, 22:26
Anyone know if nespresso capsules are cheaper in Australia? If cheaper I go hunting for a shop tomorrow, its my last day in Perth!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 07, 2012, 20:22
Just got back from Courts Tampines and they were demonstrating a new machine calls New U retailing for S288.  Nice looking and easy on the pocket.  Just tap on the cup size logo, put in the capsule, coffee auto dispenses into the cup.   Quieter than my Citiz.  Hurry, promotion on with $75 worth of gifts.

The LE Crealto taste like Roma!!  Nothing special.

Read the review...
http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/product/nespresso-u/

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on October 07, 2012, 21:40
From what I understand from users, the new U is a very cheap version of the Citiz and uses very inferior parts.
Many reports of the machine DOA or spoilt after short use. Also, it's too light.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 07, 2012, 21:45
2 years warranty is going to help! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 07, 2012, 23:31
I think Nespresso patent has run out.

A few places here have started selling Nespresso replacement capsules.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 07, 2012, 23:41
Cheaper?

Just got 20 sleeves Realto :)
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 08, 2012, 10:30
Yeah local supermarket chain here started selling Nespresso compatible capsules for a fair bit cheaper
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on October 09, 2012, 01:00
Cheaper?

Just got 20 sleeves Realto :)

Thought u said nothing special?! :)

I like it better than Roma- more rounded and flavorful. A bit acidic tok which is why it goes better with a little milk.
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 09, 2012, 01:20
(http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae132/doggiehowser/C31EC809-C912-4B38-AEA5-DCA000A1BFB8-4482-000006CC105F7062.jpg)

Must be cheapest nespresso compatible machine now.

The refills are also a bit cheaper.

(http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae132/doggiehowser/67EDA132-7104-4C16-A9DE-E98B126706D0-4482-000006CC1E6326B3.jpg)

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kuryakin on October 11, 2012, 17:48
I saw in the papers there is an intro of a new [basic?] machine going for S$288. No name for the model, just a "U" logo with dots ???
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: chewed on October 12, 2012, 04:32
(http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae132/doggiehowser/C31EC809-C912-4B38-AEA5-DCA000A1BFB8-4482-000006CC105F7062.jpg)

Must be cheapest nespresso compatible machine now.

The refills are also a bit cheaper.

(http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae132/doggiehowser/67EDA132-7104-4C16-A9DE-E98B126706D0-4482-000006CC1E6326B3.jpg)



I tried the Piazza D'oro capsules, not too bad!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: GAGA@echoloft on October 14, 2012, 11:43
Anyone bought from here?
http://www.19barcoffee.com/Nespresso_Lattissima_in_Ice_Silver_EN_520_p/en%20520s.htm

prices seem cheaper ; they are parallel importer. warranty covered by them. claims that servicing will be by Delonghi in case of failures.
just not too sure if they are reliable.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on October 14, 2012, 11:48
Anyone bought from here?
http://www.19barcoffee.com/Nespresso_Lattissima_in_Ice_Silver_EN_520_p/en%20520s.htm

prices seem cheaper ; they are parallel importer. warranty covered by them. claims that servicing will be by Delonghi in case of failures.
just not too sure if they are reliable.

buy through hardwarezone better.. the guy doing the MO there has impressive reliable track records.. he is now into importing herman miller chairs too..

btw.. the lattissima you like? complicated to wash/maintain if drinking 1-2 cups of latte.. i prefer split units.. the aerrocino easy wash and maintain..
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: watchdog on October 14, 2012, 11:49
I ordered from this guy in Hardwarezone,

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/mo-premium-espresso-coffee-machines-nespresso-part-3-a-2625754.html

No fuss, and delivery within a day or two. The Lattissima is not recommended by them due to unreliability. The Delonghi machine is covered by local warranty when I bought.

Anyone bought from here?
http://www.19barcoffee.com/Nespresso_Lattissima_in_Ice_Silver_EN_520_p/en%20520s.htm

prices seem cheaper ; they are parallel importer. warranty covered by them. claims that servicing will be by Delonghi in case of failures.
just not too sure if they are reliable.
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 14, 2012, 14:05
My latissima plus has been working fine for over a year. I just keep the milk in the fridge after each use.

I've found the aerocino seems to burn the milk at times and seems quite problematic after a while.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on October 14, 2012, 14:27
I think Nespresso patent has run out.

A few places here have started selling Nespresso replacement capsules.

Bro where are those places, tks dah. :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on October 14, 2012, 14:30
My latissima plus has been working fine for over a year. I just keep the milk in the fridge after each use.

I've found the aerocino seems to burn the milk at times and seems quite problematic after a while.

strange, i've been using my aerocinno 2 for past couple of years i never burnt my milk unless i do not wash between use.

one of my relatives has a lattesima, in hot and humid singapore, it was challenging to keep the lattesima clean, the milk port, the need to flush it etc, have to perform clean function after coffee is made . water tank is flat and not easy to access, have to remove the milk tank etc. its worth while if people drink several cups of milk based coffee drinks, but if for single use.. not sure if its worth the trouble.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 14, 2012, 15:10
Not sure about the other models, but on my Lattissima Plus, the milk container is detachable from the main unit. There's a clean button that I just depress after use for about 5-10 secs while it flushes out the milk. Then I put it back in the fridge. I can make up to 5 cups at one go without needing to clean out the unit each time unlike the Aerocino.

About every 3-4 days or when the milk runs out, I just rinse the milk container through. It's less problematic than with the Aeroccino which has to be washed after each use (and more than once if you serve a few people at one go).

Maybe it's a newer model than the one your relatives had.

FWIW I've found burnt milk at the bottom of my not just my Aerocinno but also on the ones at friends places and at work. And this is with a clean unit to start with. I've also had PMs from people asking for the Aldi equivalent cos the Aerocino has died outside of the warranty period.

The only downsides to the Lattisima is that the froth/head goes out to the cup, whether you want to or not and it's not as easy to control. With the Aerocino, you can choose to use more steamed milk and less froth.


Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: transmitter on October 15, 2012, 13:45

 The Lattissima is not recommended by them due to unreliability. The Delonghi machine is covered by local warranty when I bought.

think that is for Lattissima (older)? they are marketing the Lattissima Plus now.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: dankoo on October 15, 2012, 14:02
My Aerrocina just died...good thing its 1 mth before warranty expire! Called them and they will bring down one replacement this week...

Seems Aerrocina indeed has some issues...my friend changed it twice within warranty...

I am also still trying to figure how to create the same nice Cuppercino like in Starbucks...but somehow, not possible
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: vajrasattvasg on October 17, 2012, 15:43
My Aerrocina just died...good thing its 1 mth before warranty expire! Called them and they will bring down one replacement this week...

Seems Aerrocina indeed has some issues...my friend changed it twice within warranty...

I am also still trying to figure how to create the same nice Cuppercino like in Starbucks...but somehow, not possible

yours is aerocinno 1, 2 or 3? only 2 and above is ok.. 1 is horrible
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 18, 2012, 12:51
Not cheap for these new U machines in the shop at LA - Manhattan Beach shopping complex.....$268 :P
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/3D14A5DE-D3EB-4FF1-B02E-69E4B9EC7F13-12927-0000035399F88C1F.jpg)

New Starbuck's introduction at $299...
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/386BED79-ED6E-42D8-836A-EAF244F06667-12927-000003539EED1328.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on November 22, 2012, 20:38
Some new variations - Macadamia Nut, Hazelnut and Coconut.

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/westendboy47/F1617D93-EFE2-479F-9B8F-5E154FE57335-4708-000003BF6C6A0B0C.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on November 22, 2012, 20:43
Ordered the new flavors liao. Waiting to test them. If good will order more. I just ran out of last year's flavors :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on November 23, 2012, 17:51
Ordered the new flavors liao. Waiting to test them. If good will order more. I just ran out of last year's flavors :D


I overstocked on last year's variations as well as the limited editions... but that's not going to stop me from getting the new ones! ;D
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on November 23, 2012, 19:03
Just opened the coconut. Smells good but as an espresso doesn't taste of coconut. As a latte. Beautiful. I think it might benefit adding some liqueur :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: flatsix on November 23, 2012, 23:11
Just bought the new U model at $288. Comes with a $100 capsule voucher!

I love the magnetic front and sides, the auto clearing mechanism for capsules, the anti-drip feature, and most of all, the larger volume of coffee it dispenses.  :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on November 24, 2012, 12:18
Hazelnut is a bit like last years' Dark Chocolate. A bit chemical tasting but OK with milk. I found a recipe that said to add a bit of chocolate at the bottom and it does help a lot.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: visualrock on December 14, 2012, 19:49
hi everyone i got lo-bang/deal for nespresso capsules, interested can pm me. cheers! :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on December 14, 2012, 19:55
Got coconut?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: visualrock on December 14, 2012, 19:59
coconut dun have , limited edition got HAWAII KONA 2012 Special Reserve
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on December 14, 2012, 21:21
Does anybody agree with this logic?

I went to get a replacement milk foamer for my nespresso. My old one kaput after 3 years of use. I was asked if I used UHT milk on my machine. I asked him what would be impact the useability of the machine?

He said that UHT milk can damage the foaming machine. I find this not logical. Firstly, all milk is liquid and secondly, the milk does not come into contact with the spinning magnetic mechanism. How on earth would this damage the foamer?

Anybody agree with him?

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: annapurna on December 26, 2012, 11:17
Thanks to DL's tip, I went down to BD Tampines Mall to redeem a free Nespresso U machine yesterday evening.  It comes with a free $100 capsule voucher redeemable from Nespresso Ion Orchard. This is the 1st time using coffee machine - normally drink 3 in 1 coffee and kopi shop coffee:)  Will need to learn alot from all of you from this thread.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: VUE on January 21, 2013, 23:31
Hi all.

I was told that the DeLonghi Lattisima EN660 and 670 have some problems so thinking of replacing with the Lattissima Plus EN520S. Any one uses this model and how was it? Any problems or things that you face when operating it. Just want to get some reviews. Thanks a lot.

Regards.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 21, 2013, 23:42
I have the Lattissima Plus. Works quite well but with one caveat. Unit started leaking shortly after my wife and I tried using the Woolworth's branded Nespresso compatible capsules. It was still under warranty so we got it repaired but we've stopped using third party capsules.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: VUE on January 22, 2013, 23:14
I have the Lattissima Plus. Works quite well but with one caveat. Unit started leaking shortly after my wife and I tried using the Woolworth's branded Nespresso compatible capsules. It was still under warranty so we got it repaired but we've stopped using third party capsules.



Thanks DH, for the info and will take note on using the third party capsule.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: danlim on January 24, 2013, 09:27
In Robinson centerpoint, Nespresso U at $288 free Frother($199), with std 16 caps, not sure have the $100 voucher for capsules, if there is damn worth it. I didnt asked about the voucher. Anyone can enlighten?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: danlim on January 24, 2013, 09:36
Just bought the new U model at $288. Comes with a $100 capsule voucher!

I love the magnetic front and sides, the auto clearing mechanism for capsules, the anti-drip feature, and most of all, the larger volume of coffee it dispenses.  :D

where can we buy the U with free voucher?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: chewed on January 24, 2013, 10:50
Thanks DH, for the info and will take note on using the third party capsule.

I've been using 3rd party capsules for 6 months now, so far no issues.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: annapurna on January 24, 2013, 11:45
In Robinson centerpoint, Nespresso U at $288 free Frother($199), with std 16 caps, not sure have the $100 voucher for capsules, if there is damn worth it. I didnt asked about the voucher. Anyone can enlighten?

I got my Nespresso U from Best Denki Tampines Mall.  It comes with $100 voucher but no free Frother.  Free Frother will be more worth it as it cost $199.  I was told at Nespresso Ion Orchard that I can still buy the Frother at a discount price of $150 but I did not buy it.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: VUE on January 30, 2013, 18:36
Hi all,

I have a lobang of getting the machines and capsules at good-very good price, i bought it and my brother as well.
Save quite a sum. : ) If whoever is interested, can just PM me for contact.
Im not link to him or taking any commission, i just want to share what i found.

Regards,
Ben
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: VUE on February 04, 2013, 11:09

To those who PM me for contacts, dont mind clear your inbox so i can reply you.

Regards.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Cnng121 on February 04, 2013, 11:44
Does anybody agree with this logic?

I went to get a replacement milk foamer for my nespresso. My old one kaput after 3 years of use. I was asked if I used UHT milk on my machine. I asked him what would be impact the useability of the machine?

He said that UHT milk can damage the foaming machine. I find this not logical. Firstly, all milk is liquid and secondly, the milk does not come into contact with the spinning magnetic mechanism. How on earth would this damage the foamer?

Anybody agree with him?



This is something you cannot verify, i did complain about the temp of my latte too hot which they told me that using UHT milk would result in this, that i shud use full cream. If not the frother would run hotter and maybe thats the reason why it failed inyour case. I did but i dont think the temp is any much lower, and there's nothing much i could do since the technician tested my brewer and said nothing wrong. Btw, like to check with those who love coffee but couldn't drink it after certain hours because it would keep them awake, those who drink the Intenso grade of decaff. Do you felel that the new decaf is so much lighter? I am an ardent fan of this Intenso decaf but i dislike its current taste, cos it doesnt have the aroma and taste of real coffee, far from the original taste i used to drink. Or have i grown to the taste of the strong ones that it negates this?
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: naimster on February 07, 2013, 22:13
I recently got a Pixie for $199 and was able to get a frother FOC with $50 worth of capsules. Offer was during recent Metro sales.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: dbchoong on February 07, 2013, 23:13
I recently got a Pixie for $199 and was able to get a frother FOC with $50 worth of capsules. Offer was during recent Metro sales.

Metro sales still on?
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: naimster on February 09, 2013, 14:08
Metro sales still on?
No more. It was a purchase with purchase offer. I bought $250 worth of Metro stuff and was entitled to the Nespresso deal.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on February 27, 2013, 00:12
Literally just got this, will play around with it this week. Just fancied a change.

No longer "up to 19bar", new boiler makes coffee at a constant 19 bar (apparently).

Separate boilers for coffee and steaming milk.

Bigger water reservoir and bigger cups can be used.

Narrower but deeper footprint than my previous Citiz with aerrocino.

Comes as smoking red as below or retro cream/ american.

(actually, I preferred the cream but the lousy quality of it means that the lettering is easily scratched off so went for the Krups red one instead- still looks pretty cool).

(http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr260/I_Mechanic/A796BAD8-4251-4146-80E2-A7C7ED94346D-274-0000002B866C5F92.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on February 27, 2013, 00:22
Nice! The Masetria. I was aiming for that but felt that it was too expensive.
I ended up ordering the Citiz, mine is coming tomorrow.  ;D

At last, after so long I'm joining the Nespresso Club.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: annapurna on February 27, 2013, 10:44
Literally just got this, will play around with it this week. Just fancied a change.

No longer "up to 19bar", new boiler makes coffee at a constant 19 bar (apparently).

Separate boilers for coffee and steaming milk.

Bigger water reservoir and bigger cups can be used.

Narrower but deeper footprint than my previous Citiz with aerrocino.

Comes as smoking red as below or retro cream/ american.

(actually, I preferred the cream but the lousy quality of it means that the lettering is easily scratched off so went for the Krups red one instead- still looks pretty cool).

(http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr260/I_Mechanic/A796BAD8-4251-4146-80E2-A7C7ED94346D-274-0000002B866C5F92.jpg)


Bought in UK?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on February 27, 2013, 18:27
I'm a happy new member of the Nespresso family.  :)

(http://winstonlow.com/forum_pix/nespresso-zoom-out-with-capsules.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on February 27, 2013, 18:48
Welcome!  Fresh milk and no sugar! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on February 27, 2013, 18:54
Yes sir!   ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on February 27, 2013, 20:34
Nice! The Masetria. I was aiming for that but felt that it was too expensive.
I ended up ordering the Citiz, mine is coming tomorrow.  ;D

At last, after so long I'm joining the Nespresso Club.

That red Citiz looks real good bro! Welcome!

Bought in UK?

Yes, substantial discount and apparently I can register for local warranty!

Just tried it now.

Really good! Heats up much faster.

I do the milk foam first and also warms the cup up, then do the coffee bit. Superbly hot coffee- the problem before was also that the coffee was never hot enough.

The steam wand is a doddle to use- needs some practice to get small bubbles for micro foam (for latte art), big bubbles and foam is easy (for macchiato and cappuccino).
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on February 27, 2013, 22:00
That red Citiz looks real good bro! Welcome!

Thanks, bro! Not as nice as the Maestria!  :P
Made the first cuppa for my wife with the Capriccio capsule.

Suaku me and her got a shock because there was so little of it. lol!
Didn't even fill 10% of the cup.  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on February 27, 2013, 22:07
One touch is for espresso style!  For cuppuccino, press slightly the right side button to add a bit more coffee then add the frothed fresh milk!  Remember, no sugar! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on February 27, 2013, 22:18
One touch is for espresso style!  For cuppuccino, press slightly the right side button to add a bit more coffee then add the frothed fresh milk!  Remember, no sugar! :)

Got it, will try that.  :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on February 27, 2013, 22:28
Thanks, bro! Not as nice as the Maestria!  :P
Made the first cuppa for my wife with the Capriccio capsule.

Suaku me and her got a shock because there was so little of it. lol!
Didn't even fill 10% of the cup.  ;D

I think I prefer the red on yours actually (no, I dun wan to swap :) ).

Which model is yours? With the Citiz, you can pre-program the amount of water used to make the coffee (it's in the manual). Of course the Maestria is easier, just need to dial in the number.

I used to pre-program a v short espresso and a big vol lungo for the wife.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on February 27, 2013, 22:54
Mine's the Citiz stand-alone with a separate Aeroccino 3.
Thanks, noted on the programming thing. I'll just use Nespresso's default settings first, just to test all the capsules. Then later when I've found a favourite I'll start tweaking.  :D

Wow, sounds like hi-fi.  ;)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on February 27, 2013, 23:19
Make sure you get the latest DA&T conditioner.  You will hear a darker background as the noise will be removed.  Voila, your espresso and cuppuccino will taste better! ;D haha
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on February 27, 2013, 23:53
That reminds me, must go change the fuse to a cryo fuse and change the plug to Oyaide. Then must buy footers for it.  :P
I wonder if can mod it and change some capacitors and improve the flavor?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on February 28, 2013, 12:15
Suaku me and her got a shock because there was so little of it. lol!
Didn't even fill 10% of the cup.  ;D
One touch is for espresso style!  For cuppuccino, press slightly the right side button to add a bit more coffee then add the frothed fresh milk!  Remember, no sugar! :)

Well, technically there are two standard measures available on a Nespresso machine: 40ml espresso serving ("left" button) and 110ml lungo serving ("right" button).  You are supposed to do espresso servings for most capsules, lungo serving only if you're using one of the four specific lungo blends.

Just watch the baristas at Starbucks: the coffee is just one small shot-glass worth of espresso, the rest is all milk.  Or two shots for larger servings, but on a Nespresso machine, the equivalent is to use a second capsule, not run more water through the same capsule.

In practice, what I do is run one round of espresso (40ml), then press the button again for a second round, but push it yet again about half-way through its run to stop it, so the total is about 60ml of water.  Any more and the coffee is too thin: which is what happens if you run a 110ml lungo serving of water through an espresso capsule.

Just MHO anyway.

As an aside, there is a new Lungo variety, which replaces one of the existing ones.  I tried it at the store the other day, pleasant but unremarkable; I rarely drink any of the lungo varieties anyway.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on March 01, 2013, 00:22
Thanks, Armoury.
So I can actually control the flow of water on-the-fly by just pressing the buttons in mid-flow. Good to know.  :)

What are the favourite flavors for you guys?
What would you recommend for a strong pick-me-up in the morning?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on March 01, 2013, 10:11
What are the favourite flavors for you guys?
What would you recommend for a strong pick-me-up in the morning?

Technically, I would assume caffeine content is the same across the board.  But if you want the strong flavours to perk up the nose (it's partly psychological, after all), just look at the ratings.  Personally I like Indriya, Ristretto, Arpeggio (10, 10 and 8 IIRC).  Roma (9?) is not bad too.  For a smooth mellow cup, Dulsao (only 3).  Don't really bother with the rest, e.g. I find Rosabaya a bit sour for my taste, typical of Colombian coffees which tend to be more acidic.  The rest seem a bit 'forgettable', in that they're pleasant but unremarkable. Livanto (6), for instance, is the base for all the flavoured Christmas limited edition variations, which indirectly tells you the base flavour doesn't stand out, otherwise the flavours would have to compete with it.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on March 01, 2013, 10:19
I have tried all and these days will only stocked up on Indriya and Ristretto.

A nice bro's wife just came back from UK and got me 10+10 of them  ;)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on March 01, 2013, 10:41
Technically, I would assume caffeine content is the same across the board.  But if you want the strong flavours to perk up the nose (it's partly psychological, after all), just look at the ratings.  Personally I like Indriya, Ristretto, Arpeggio (10, 10 and 8 IIRC).  Roma (9?) is not bad too.  For a smooth mellow cup, Dulsao (only 3).  Don't really bother with the rest, e.g. I find Rosabaya a bit sour for my taste, typical of Colombian coffees which tend to be more acidic.  The rest seem a bit 'forgettable', in that they're pleasant but unremarkable. Livanto (6), for instance, is the base for all the flavoured Christmas limited edition variations, which indirectly tells you the base flavour doesn't stand out, otherwise the flavours would have to compete with it.

These are my favourites too (special editions notwithstanding).

For Lungo, the Fortissimo works quite well if you prefer a more milder tasting coffee whilst still being quite tasty.

Personally I only realised that I like nespresso when taken as a short, otherwise its just not strong enough. Once you add too much water it becomes too much like Starbucks :D

With the Maestria machine, the amount of water can just be dialled in before I press the espresso button- probably unncessary but it is fun and easy ;D I really can't stress how much more enjoyable the coffee is now that it is hot rather than lukewarm, the steam wand has totally changed it for me.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on March 01, 2013, 10:42
I have tried all and these days will only stocked up on Indriya and Ristretto.

A nice bro's wife just came back from UK and got me 10+10 of them  ;)

You're welcome bro :D Let you know when I'm over there next. Thanks for the cake too :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on March 01, 2013, 17:43
Thanks for all the info.
I just tried Ristretto as a cappuccino, and oh boy! Coffee Heaven! I think I'm in love!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on March 01, 2013, 22:15
My fav remains Indriya.  But my most love will be the Limited Edition Vanilla flavor! :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on March 01, 2013, 23:57
Has anyone tried Kona?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on March 09, 2013, 17:14

(http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr260/I_Mechanic/A796BAD8-4251-4146-80E2-A7C7ED94346D-274-0000002B866C5F92.jpg)


Am loving this machine!

The steam thing is so easy and quick. It's not been easy to get the microfoam for latte but I haven't got round to getting the proper jug for it yet- just making it in the cup ;P

It might be my imagination but I think the coffee tastes smoother from it and less bitter.


I like the fact that its easy to switch on and starts v fast and the big reservoir for the water and for the spent capsules.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on April 15, 2013, 12:09
Just ordered the new limited editions Trieste and Napoli
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: danlim on April 15, 2013, 13:08
just want to check. If the capsules are expired in march, is it still safe to consume in April?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 15, 2013, 13:44
Of course.  I do it some time.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on April 15, 2013, 16:46
No! Please send to me for safe disposal ...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on April 15, 2013, 21:04
Just ordered the new limited editions Trieste and Napoli

Trieste is ok, not a fan of Napoli (ironic, cos I loved Naples!). The guy insisted that I couldn't try Napoli with milk said it wasn't nice, but was a bit yuck on its own.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: sonofdbn on May 07, 2013, 09:28
My long-serving Jura has broken down, and I'm thinking of joining the Dark Side. I see that the Nespresso boutiques have a Mother's Day offer on at the moment: buy a stainless steel sided Pixie at the regular price ($338?) and at least 8 sleeves and you get a free Aeroccino 3. It's tempting, but I don't like the flip-up platform that needs to be propped up if you use a taller mug, and I'm not sure whether I really need the Aeroccino.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on May 08, 2013, 17:48
The Aeroccino is useful for cuppuccino, so get it man!

Actually, there are many models to choose from and prices have dropped a little when I started this thread. :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on May 08, 2013, 18:43
My long-serving Jura has broken down, and I'm thinking of joining the Dark Side. I see that the Nespresso boutiques have a Mother's Day offer on at the moment: buy a stainless steel sided Pixie at the regular price ($338?) and at least 8 sleeves and you get a free Aeroccino 3. It's tempting, but I don't like the flip-up platform that needs to be propped up if you use a taller mug, and I'm not sure whether I really need the Aeroccino.

Consider my used machine with warranty if going for a model with Aerocinno.

Nicely integrated into 1 machine with space to store the various attachments. Has a nice large reservoir to avoid the frequent re-fills needed for the Pixie.

For an XP bro, I can throw in a few more tubes of coffee to sweeten the deal if u meet my asking price.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: sonofdbn on May 08, 2013, 19:44
Now I remember why it's so dangerous to visit XP  :). Already ordered Lattissima+.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Norman_Chan on May 13, 2013, 03:33
Welcoming myself to the club, thanks to wifey's purchase of SKII products, whereupon they gave us this for free.  ;D

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l2F4LXQDNTs/T_F6qPzbkOI/AAAAAAAAA1E/ESrMm1FtM6o/s1600/2012-07-02%2B16.58.27.jpg)

Is this good and easy to use ?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Norman_Chan on May 19, 2013, 22:02
Just for info , this Dolce Gusto - Automatic , now only selling in Courts AMK at S$199 special promotional price.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 22:30
I tried Trieste and Napoli this afternoon and they both taste pretty solid :). Rich and I really love the after taste bite! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on June 17, 2013, 01:03
I tried Trieste and Napoli this afternoon and they both taste pretty solid :). Rich and I really love the after taste bite! :)

There's new LE out already!

Chocolate, vanilla, caramel- I bought 2/52 2 weeks ago but haven't got round to tasting them!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on August 27, 2013, 22:50
Anybody has lobang for the machines? HWZ mass order or can get locally?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on August 27, 2013, 22:52
Get from the HWZ Mass order. Cheap and very good service.
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/nespresso-coffee-espresso-machine-mass-order-4-singapore-malaysia-thailand-indo-philippines-3528226.html
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on August 28, 2013, 17:11
I think I've found the perfect milk frother.

First a bit of background.

I've had a few over the years. The regular Aerocino (silver metal finish), the Aerocino with black matte finish which all stopped working well after maybe a year or so. One just stopped spinning the frother attachment after a year so it was out of warranty.

We then tried the one from Coffee Bean by Cafitalia. This seemed to create a pretty good micro beaded frothy mixture but it was really finicky to wash. Seemed like they were electrical attachments all over (including at the top of the jug) which made cleaning difficult. In addition, I thought it was also using the same type of non stick material as the Aerocino's which eventually caused the milk to burn and stick. That one is still in Singapore.

With the Aerocino's, you'll find that eventually the burnt milk creates confusion on the thermostat controls and your milk stops being sufficiently warm. The spin cycles become progressively shorter.

So for the past year in Australia I've been using the cheapest replacement I could find. The Aldi Xpressi frother. It looked like a replica of the Aerocino and made the same type of frothed milk as the Aerocino. Not great but OK for home. I also have a Lattissima Plus Nespresso machine with a built in milk attachment that froths and adds the milk automatically but that one was just too bubbly. Even with a latte setting I was getting a capuccino. Shame.

I was really lusting for the Nespresso machine that jimi got with the milk wand. But a part of me was worried I'd get over the novelty factor.

Anyway, I had a 60 buck voucher from thegoodguys after buying a printer during a promo period and had to use it within 3 weeks so wife and I went browsing. Couldn't really decide what to get until we saw this:

http://www.breville.com.au/the-milk-cafetm.html
(http://www.breville.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/11/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/B/M/BMF600_Hero_110316.jpg)


It uses induction heaters that covers up the whole metal jug for a consistent heating approach. And it is made of metal so there's no need to worry about the non-stick surface being damaged. And the whisk attachment creates a beautiful micro bead foam that's pretty much the same as what you get from a good barista. It is pricey but it also is the largest container I've ever had. I think I can serve about 2-3 grande glasses of milk with this filled to the max.

Here's a video of how it works. Might try some hot chocolate later ;)

http://www.youtube.com/v/Gzrcv4tWGCM&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on August 28, 2013, 18:58
(http://i.imgur.com/K0C3iZF.jpg)

Microfoam Professional Milk Frother

http://www.youtube.com/v/tNT8CBoc8-I&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on August 28, 2013, 21:35
Dunno how well this professional microfoam frother works but it seems to be following the aerocino system which I suspect eventually leads to burnt milk.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 23, 2013, 23:57
After testing a few water this has the best taste. Not very hard though.

(http://pampelmoose.com/mimg/fiji_water.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 24, 2013, 00:26
I really love my Breville. I've not had a single case of burnt milk to date and that's pretty amazing. I guess the induction heater base works really well. I am also experimenting with different types of milk - supermarket brands (Woolies is better than Coles), A2-brand (seems similar to Woolies not worth the premium), Devondale's regular creamy UHT (not as good as Woolies) and the best to date - Devondale's UHT package - Barrista milk

(http://devondale.com.au/media/products/LHS_Baristas_Own.png)

Seems the one that froths the milk to a slightly creamy consistency that I can now experiment with coffee art ;)

I have a Brita filter that provides the water to the Nespresso unit.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 24, 2013, 08:19
I think Farmhouse is fine.  :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on September 24, 2013, 14:40
No comments about the new flavour, Dharkan?

Though I must admit, not much to say: it's not bad, rated 11 so quite strong, but oddly it doesn't seem as strong as, say, Ristretto.  Also re-released is Kazaar, that kopi-tiam kopi tastealike.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on September 24, 2013, 14:56
The Kazaar that was re-release last year was quite a disappointment for me as it wasn't the same as the original version. Hopefully the re-re-release which is supposed to be a permanent flavour has got the original taste
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 24, 2013, 17:27
My wife said Dharkan tasted like robusta :)

It's the only Nespresso flavor that keeps me awake at night!!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 28, 2013, 08:11
How long do the capsules last past their expiry date. Still can buy Kona if avail? Will the taste be affected or will I look for the gents?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 28, 2013, 12:45
I am still using some which have expired in August!  I don't detect any taste differences at all! ;D

Just got 10 sleeves each of Dharkan and Vanilla from London at average $6.80 per sleeve of 10 capsules!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 28, 2013, 13:31
Oh ok.  Indriya and Arpeggio remain fav for normal blend.

Using cheapo Daiso frother.  :P
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3ce27b3127ccef41893bed31700000030O00AcMWjFs3buGIPbz4S/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00108776141820131006123236161.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 28, 2013, 16:15
Found a cheap double walled glass for latte today at the Reject Shop :)

(http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae132/doggiehowser/F4E585D3-EB09-479A-83E3-E873EC5F6B0A-780-000000F610157784_zps11daafb7.jpg)

Just 8 bucks for the 2 x 45ml. The smaller cappuccino one (30ml) was 5 bucks for 2.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 28, 2013, 17:06
I got the kopi cup set for $2.60 with spoon at Chinatown shop where all the F&B personnel go.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on September 28, 2013, 17:39
Dumb question here.

Can I use Nestle Gusto caps on Nespresso machines?

Thx
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 28, 2013, 19:25
Check the cap size first! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 02, 2013, 22:46
Totally new to these coffee machines, but would like to get one. Saw many brands and diff kinds
Anyone has recommendations and where to get? And what diff?

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 02, 2013, 22:56
Go to ION Orchard where the Nespresso Boutique store is located and test the various models on display.  Ask them to make you a cup of Vanilio and see whether you like it or not ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 02, 2013, 23:08
Totally new to these coffee machines, but would like to get one. Saw many brands and diff kinds
Anyone has recommendations and where to get? And what diff?



There are many brands out there and it really depends on what kind of coffee drinker you are.

If you are just looking for a basic machine without too much fuss, I think the Dolce Gusto machines are worth considering. They are easy to use and you don't even need to buy fresh milk. Milk powder is used and the machine is run twice - once for coffee and the other for the frothed milk. You also have the choice of tea and chocolate - not just coffee. Downsides - range of drinks are limited - and so far, no special blends. I personally find it is OK, but I draw the line with milk powder. I usually just buy the Espresso capsules, and I bought a Nespresso Aerocino milk frother which has a heater element and a spinning frother for milk. The Nespresso Aerocino died after about a year but as I was out of Singapore, I stopped using it but my sister in law has since gotten a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf frother in its place.

I personally prefer the Nespresso range. The range of flavors gives me more options and they have specialty flavors quite often. The patent on Nespresso has expired so over in Australia, I can now find third party capsules from the local supermarkets, not just from Nespresso. Nespresso machines also come in many varieties and they fall into 3 kinds - all of which use the same capsules, and differ in how milk frothing is done.

a. uses an Aerocino device - this can be a separate unit and power cable or it can be integrated into the Nespresso machine itself. You pour milk in the jug, put it on the heater pad and press Start. There is a frothing element inside that spins to froth the milk. Not particularly reliable but works well when it does. Sometimes milk gets burnt at the bottom and it can be a pain to wash.

b. it has a built in milk wand like in normal espresso machines. You need a normal jug to hold the milk and a milk thermometer. You insert the wand into the jug of milk and hot steam passes through the milk - basically works like a barista's machine. It is a bit messier than the Aerocino but should give you the best milk frothing. So far only one model has that and it is quite a premium model - I think jimi has that.

c. the last variety is the one I have - the milk is stored in a cannister - that can be attached/removed from the main machine. When you plug it in, the milk is drawn into the machine, frothed then pumped out through the spout so it is highly automated. No need to mix the milk on your own. But I don't particularly like the way the milk is frothed. It is convenient tho. I just remove the cannister of milk when I am done and put it back in the fridge. I now use a third party frother from Breville - really barista quality milk frothing without any burnt milk cos it uses a large induction heater instead of just the base.

Besides the Nespresso system, you will also find Cafitaly (I think that's the one used by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf) and other systems (tho not compatible with each other). I also can get the Cafitaly here in Australia cos Woolworths sells a compatible machine. Range of coffee is more limited than Nespresso but it is quite cheap to buy and the capsules are also quite cheap.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 02, 2013, 23:45
There are many brands out there and it really depends on what kind of coffee drinker you are.

If you are just looking for a basic machine without too much fuss, I think the Dolce Gusto machines are worth considering. They are easy to use and you don't even need to buy fresh milk. Milk powder is used and the machine is run twice - once for coffee and the other for the frothed milk. You also have the choice of tea and chocolate - not just coffee. Downsides - range of drinks are limited - and so far, no special blends. I personally find it is OK, but I draw the line with milk powder. I usually just buy the Espresso capsules, and I bought a Nespresso Aerocino milk frother which has a heater element and a spinning frother for milk. The Nespresso Aerocino died after about a year but as I was out of Singapore, I stopped using it but my sister in law has since gotten a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf frother in its place.

I personally prefer the Nespresso range. The range of flavors gives me more options and they have specialty flavors quite often. The patent on Nespresso has expired so over in Australia, I can now find third party capsules from the local supermarkets, not just from Nespresso. Nespresso machines also come in many varieties and they fall into 3 kinds - all of which use the same capsules, and differ in how milk frothing is done.

a. uses an Aerocino device - this can be a separate unit and power cable or it can be integrated into the Nespresso machine itself. You pour milk in the jug, put it on the heater pad and press Start. There is a frothing element inside that spins to froth the milk. Not particularly reliable but works well when it does. Sometimes milk gets burnt at the bottom and it can be a pain to wash.

b. it has a built in milk wand like in normal espresso machines. You need a normal jug to hold the milk and a milk thermometer. You insert the wand into the jug of milk and hot steam passes through the milk - basically works like a barista's machine. It is a bit messier than the Aerocino but should give you the best milk frothing. So far only one model has that and it is quite a premium model - I think jimi has that.

c. the last variety is the one I have - the milk is stored in a cannister - that can be attached/removed from the main machine. When you plug it in, the milk is drawn into the machine, frothed then pumped out through the spout so it is highly automated. No need to mix the milk on your own. But I don't particularly like the way the milk is frothed. It is convenient tho. I just remove the cannister of milk when I am done and put it back in the fridge. I now use a third party frother from Breville - really barista quality milk frothing without any burnt milk cos it uses a large induction heater instead of just the base.

Besides the Nespresso system, you will also find Cafitaly (I think that's the one used by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf) and other systems (tho not compatible with each other). I also can get the Cafitaly here in Australia cos Woolworths sells a compatible machine. Range of coffee is more limited than Nespresso but it is quite cheap to buy and the capsules are also quite cheap.

Actually saw the dolce gusto machines, still quite affordable
Am looking for something without too much fuss, probable like gusto?
The milk function I thought is supposed to be together inside, just out the capsule in then can liao hah
Does it make a big diff in the taste?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 03, 2013, 06:57
I did mention Dolce Gusto does have milk capsules. But it doesn't taste as good to me.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 03, 2013, 08:47
Actually saw the dolce gusto machines, still quite affordable
Am looking for something without too much fuss, probable like gusto?
The milk function I thought is supposed to be together inside, just out the capsule in then can liao hah
Does it make a big diff in the taste?

I am a supporter of Nespresso. If you haven't tried Crealto you haven't been drinking.  ;D ;D ;D
A mid-end machine like CitiZ cost $288 from the local "distributor" at hardwarezone MO folder. The quality and value really a no brainier. He sell everything from machines to capsules to accessories. If you got no lobang it's a good place to start.
Now I go for variations and limited editions. Crealto only can be found in Australia eBay so better be fast. Dun know if Doggie Howser can help me buy.  :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 03, 2013, 10:42
Drinking coffee with milk is still acceptable but with milk powder, it's a SIN ;D :'(
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 04, 2013, 01:16
Think must go nespresso visit and taste
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 04, 2013, 09:21
Think must go nespresso visit and taste

Okie give you a bit of incentive http://www.nespresso.com/ultimate-coffee-creations/INT/en/mobile#/recipes
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 04, 2013, 19:33
Might be a while before I will be back in SG. Also not sure I have enough excess baggage. Now no more frequent flyer membership.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 06, 2013, 21:09
Oh ok.  Indriya and Arpeggio remain fav for normal blend.

Using cheapo Daiso frother.  :P
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3ce27b3127ccef41893bed31700000030O00AcMWjFs3buGIPbz4S/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00108776141820131006123236161.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Stock moving fast as kopi stalls now all want to use this. For less then $3 a set you can't go wrong.  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 06, 2013, 23:49
My fav concoction now is 2 caps Vanillio with ice cubes and fresh milk with a dash of evaporated milk, no sugar!! ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 08:06
Caramel is good for frappuccino while mocha is great for white chocolate mocha frappuccino .  Trieste remains as one of my fav now. Crealto must slowly drink because no lobang to bring in more.  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: qrm on October 07, 2013, 08:38
Our Jura just broke down, I guess the helper did not clean it within the time frame of the "clean me"  sign, anyway it stopped working and I suspect needs a factory reset.

So instead of sending it off tried one of these nespresso Pixie machine, love it ended up buying three!  For the Home, Office and KL pad. So that means I have one Jura machine and a shed load of un opened coffee lying around gathering dust will stick them all on the classified section next week.

Has anyone thought of doing a MO from the states for the nespresso capsules?  I get through about 10 a day.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 09:50
States on the high side. I do it through the local MO. 
For the benefit of  Marc9 here it is.  http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/nespresso-coffee-espresso-machine-mass-order-4-singapore-malaysia-thailand-indo-philippines-3528226.html
You can see my name there so no comms for me hor.  :P

Oh forgot to add I got the limited edition here http://www.amazon.com/Sleeves-Nespresso-Capsules-Limited-Edition/dp/B00BUSLWFI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381110919&sr=8-2&keywords=Trieste+nespresso
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: qrm on October 07, 2013, 11:11
Thanks for that, the MO is not much cheaper than buying direct, though the bulk order without box seems interesting,  has anyone tried them?  Not that I am being neurotic, but with China selling Fake beef, Baby milk, panadols etc how long is it or has it already happened fake nespresso capsules with god only know what is inside?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 07, 2013, 11:30
States on the high side. I do it through the local MO. 
For the benefit of  Marc9 here it is.  http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/nespresso-coffee-espresso-machine-mass-order-4-singapore-malaysia-thailand-indo-philippines-3528226.html
You can see my name there so no comms for me hor.  :P

Oh forgot to add I got the limited edition here http://www.amazon.com/Sleeves-Nespresso-Capsules-Limited-Edition/dp/B00BUSLWFI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381110919&sr=8-2&keywords=Trieste+nespresso

Thanks!
Im considering between the citiz with milk or krups with the separate frother....
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 07, 2013, 12:54
Oh ok.  Indriya and Arpeggio remain fav for normal blend.


If you like Indriya then Dharkan will also induce you with it's robust and bitter after taste flavor at intensity 11! ;D

I like it better than the Indriya! 8)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 13:23
If you like Indriya then Dharkan will also induce you with it's robust and bitter after taste flavor at intensity 11! ;D

I like it better than the Indriya! 8)

Does kazaar taste like it's from the kopi stall?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 13:30
Thanks!
Im considering between the citiz with milk or krups with the separate frother....

I got the CitiZ standalone as I testing a cheapo  frother. Retail price is $388 but MO is $288 plus $100 freebies. Free capsules same as store loose packaging. Ordered capsules comes in sleeve so I dun understand what the other guy was trying to say.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 07, 2013, 13:30
Wife says Khazaar tastes like robusta
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 07, 2013, 13:49
Between the Khazaar and the Dharkan, the latter taste is more intense and the aroma is stronger! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 14:09
Ok thanks for the tips guys.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 07, 2013, 14:26
Wife says Khazaar tastes like robusta

Bro, Khazaar is Robusta! :)  Dharkan sama sama! :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 14:29
Thanks!
Im considering between the citiz with milk or krups with the separate frother....

Instant reply from seller. You can assured of tip top service from him as expected.


"Knight_Rider wrote:
Hi

My friend post me this question, please advice.

If I order the capsule does it comes loosely pack or in a sleeve? If loosely pack, how do we assure its authentically?

Thanks.



Hi,

Only assortment packs are in loose, else they are in sleeves.

There's nobody in the market replicating the original capsules.
All compatible capsules in the market are in plastic cases.

Quality and aroma is not something anyone can forge exactly either."
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 14:36
Bro, Khazaar is Robusta! :)  Dharkan sama sama! :D

Yup Dharkan is a blend of 100% Arabica beans from Latin America and Asia
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 07, 2013, 14:44
Dharkan Moka Latte

    1 Capsule Dharkan (Espresso 1.5 oz)
    3 oz Hot Milk
    1 oz Fresh Cold Milk
    1.5 oz Bittersweet Chocolate Powder

Place chocolate powder at the bottom of a cappucino cup. Prepare an Espresso serving of Dharkan, and pour directly onto the chocolate powder. Stir well. Pour hot milk into the cup. Froth the cold milk and gently layer on top of the cup. Dust with a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 07, 2013, 15:12
So standalone separate with frother or 2 in one better??
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 07, 2013, 15:22
Your preference actually!  I prefer separate, if the frothing machine is down, you can still have your cup of coffee! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 15:47
So standalone separate with frother or 2 in one better??

Built in got issues sometimes if you are not hardworking to wash thoroughly. Anyway the seller recc Microfoam Professional Milk Frother and Doggie uses the Breville. I as usaul use the cheapo one with a Zebra stainless steel cocktail mug. It is more convenient for me to do latte, frappuccino and chocolate recipes. Ok I might upgrade to the 4 in 1 when I am more pro.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Pc8GcdbPL._SY300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 16:00
Dharkan Moka Latte

    1 Capsule Dharkan (Espresso 1.5 oz)
    3 oz Hot Milk
    1 oz Fresh Cold Milk
    1.5 oz Bittersweet Chocolate Powder

Place chocolate powder at the bottom of a cappucino cup. Prepare an Espresso serving of Dharkan, and pour directly onto the chocolate powder. Stir well. Pour hot milk into the cup. Froth the cold milk and gently layer on top of the cup. Dust with a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

Enjoy!

Choc powder is from SIA first class cabin right? I use Ciocattino for this.

(http://www.torquato.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/410x410/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/1/1/110295_4/Monbana-Frapp-iced-chocolate.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 07, 2013, 16:19
Choc powder can be purchased in NTUC lah! :)
Title: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 07, 2013, 16:23
I'm using Vittoria chocolate powder

(http://www.vittoriacoffee.com/vrimages/chocorig0000.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 07, 2013, 16:28
When Carrefour exited I sapu quite a bit of their stock.  ;D First class stuff leh and can use cold milk straight.  :o
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 12, 2013, 18:48
Got my citiz with frother,playing with it... ;D
Any nice brews to introduce????
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 12, 2013, 20:44
Got my citiz with frother,playing with it... ;D
Any nice brews to introduce????

Ltd ed I prefer this over Napoli. Get it while stock last. There is a twin pack if you want to try.  http://www.amazon.com/Sleeves-Nespresso-Capsules-Limited-Edition/dp/B00BUSLWFI/ref=sr_1_45?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1381581349&sr=1-45
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 13, 2013, 11:08
Ltd ed I prefer this over Napoli. Get it while stock last. There is a twin pack if you want to try.  http://www.amazon.com/Sleeves-Nespresso-Capsules-Limited-Edition/dp/B00BUSLWFI/ref=sr_1_45?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1381581349&sr=1-45

Amazon cheaper?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 13, 2013, 15:50
Amazon cheaper?

Not sure but is convenient for me. Just showing you the blend that is worth your while. It has body, less acidity and better then what you have in the gift pack. It's one of the better ones that I have tasted IMO.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 18, 2013, 17:00
Wah siao arh. But someone will be rich.  :o

http://www.amazon.com/Nespresso-Crealto-Limited-Edition-Capsules/dp/B0094TUP58/ref=sr_1_122?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1382086726&sr=1-122
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on October 22, 2013, 19:56
Wow! I just tried my Kazaar for the the time and WOW! Very nice!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on October 22, 2013, 20:10
ah but the 2010 vintage Kazaar lagi WOW
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on October 22, 2013, 20:12
hehe, too bad I only just started on Nespresso not long ago.... don't have that vintage leh.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on October 22, 2013, 20:33
ah but the 2010 vintage Kazaar lagi WOW
+1.  The current Kazaar no fight for kazaar v1.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 22, 2013, 21:12
Any lobang for capsules?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 13, 2013, 15:55
The twins in a package for 20 euro which my brother in law got for me!
3 Kazaars and 2 Dharkans in a package!
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20131113145757019_zps1c548107.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on November 13, 2013, 16:11
The twins in a package for 20 euro which my brother in law got for me!
3 Kazaars and 2 Dharkans in a package!

Wah! That's cheap! I bought this exact same package in SG Nespresso boutique. Cost around $50+ if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 13, 2013, 18:39
Yah, machines and capsules are so cheap in Europe!  We are paying a premium over here and it sucks! :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 13, 2013, 23:23
Wah! That's cheap! I bought this exact same package in SG Nespresso boutique. Cost around $50+ if I remember correctly.

So many lobang why buy from boutique? I never got anything from them.  :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on November 14, 2013, 00:05
So many lobang why buy from boutique? I never got anything from them.  :P

Bro, not everyone got lobang leh.... unless you got lobang can share with me.
Wait............. that didn't come out right.......  :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 14, 2013, 07:14
Bro, not everyone got lobang leh.... unless you got lobang can share with me.
Wait............. that didn't come out right.......  :P

I got my machine, capsules and chocolate from him. Stay tune for the limited edition coming soon. http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/nespresso-coffee-espresso-machine-mass-order-4-singapore-malaysia-thailand-indo-philippines-3528226.html
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on November 14, 2013, 11:29
I got my machine, capsules and chocolate from him. Stay tune for the limited edition coming soon. http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/nespresso-coffee-espresso-machine-mass-order-4-singapore-malaysia-thailand-indo-philippines-3528226.html

Oh, I got my machine from unwanted also. But I thought he stopped selling capsules?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on November 14, 2013, 11:35
I got my machine, capsules and chocolate from him. Stay tune for the limited edition coming soon. http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/nespresso-coffee-espresso-machine-mass-order-4-singapore-malaysia-thailand-indo-philippines-3528226.html

Chocolates?
So where is good to buy capsules..mine are finishing soon
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 14, 2013, 12:34
Oh, I got my machine from unwanted also. But I thought he stopped selling capsules?

He only told me he is not actively selling but should be still doing it.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 14, 2013, 12:36
Chocolates?
So where is good to buy capsules..mine are finishing soon

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/62444955-post8.html
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 14, 2013, 13:03
Damn it, my Aeroccino just died on me.  Contacted Nespresso and was told that they don't repair Aeroccino if warranty is over!!

Any cheap and good replacement recommendation! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on November 14, 2013, 13:24
Damn it, my Aeroccino just died on me.  Contacted Nespresso and was told that they don't repair Aeroccino if warranty is over!!

Any cheap and good replacement recommendation! :)

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/74173539-post610.html
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 14, 2013, 14:50
Tks, anybody using the Microfoam Professional Milk Frother!  Comments please :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Norman_Chan on November 18, 2013, 01:25
Any ideas why Nespresso Capsules need to be controlled until so tight that just cannot buy off the self from any shops ? Instead their machines can be bought easily from most shops.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: YH on November 18, 2013, 07:00
sell machine to earn a wee bit of profit

sell capsules to make a LOT of profit, so need to control

But now there are third party capsules out there, no need to always use nespresso original capsules (esp if you don't feel like paying the local markup)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 18, 2013, 08:19
Any ideas why Nespresso Capsules need to be controlled until so tight that just cannot buy off the self from any shops ? Instead their machines can be bought easily from most shops.

No compromise of quality. Even the compatible capsule sucks.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Norman_Chan on November 18, 2013, 17:27
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/74173539-post610.html

Is the mass order sources ok ?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on November 18, 2013, 21:45
Yup, basically the mass order source is some guy who travels frequently to Europe. He just bring back a bunch of capsules.
No box though, to save space.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 21, 2013, 14:06
A kind Bro bought the Aeroccino 3 plus 2 sleeves of the Christmas LE in London for me! :)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20131121133606_zpsd1e22f22.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 21, 2013, 15:37
A kind Bro bought the Aeroccino 3 plus 2 sleeves of the Christmas LE in London for me! :)

This year limited edition which is nice? Dun think I want to go for Chai.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on December 14, 2013, 16:43
Cioccorosso now available in our local shops.  Not bad, I must say, chocolatey without being overly so.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 14, 2013, 19:58
A bit too mild for me but overall a nice edition! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: meatballz on December 15, 2013, 19:35
http://www.youtube.com/v/Jtn8qOKLT28&fs=1

i just got this. free ga.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 18, 2013, 12:12
Cioccorosso now available in our local shops.  Not bad, I must say, chocolatey without being overly so.

Not too acidic I like.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on March 08, 2014, 15:15
Ladies may like this at 6 intensity.  New limited edition with a tinge of masala taste and flavour, quite nice actually!  :)(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG20140308133500_zpsrx5bjqpk.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on March 14, 2014, 17:47
^^ Is that a brand new release?  Odd, the capsule is the same as the Cioccorosso, unless that colouring is designated for all "Club Favourites" regardless of what the flavour actually is. 
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on March 14, 2014, 22:13
Not sure but a friend bought it for me in Germany, hence the German writings and instructions on the sleeve.  According to him, it's the latest limited edition.

Anybody else got this!  It tastes differently from other flavours!  The masala taste is evident but light and aromatic.  At intensity 6, it suits the taste of females more than the males! :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: westendboy on March 21, 2014, 12:58
My old Citiz is acting up. So I trade it in for $120 and got a new one - the entry level - U :)

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/westendboy47/8F83B2CD-8F6B-45BE-ADFA-FED83C49F0D6_zpsiuprbway.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on March 21, 2014, 13:26
My old Citiz is acting up. So I trade it in for $120 and got a new one - the entry level - U :)



Citiz is better IMO. U mechanism looks flimsy. First batch got lots of problem.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on March 21, 2014, 15:06
My Citiz just spoilt also, can't even turn on.
Wondering should I repair or get a new one.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on March 28, 2014, 15:25
My Citiz just spoilt also, can't even turn on.
Wondering should I repair or get a new one.

Time to upgrade to semi pro http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/highest-end-semi-professional-grade-coffee-espresso-machines-mass-order-singapore-malaysia-4557941.html
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on April 11, 2014, 14:23
http://www.nespresso.com/colombian-terroirs/SG_en#/ch_de

What they didn't tell you is you can mix them together to create the ultimate blend.  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on April 11, 2014, 14:28
What they didn't tell you is you can mix them together to create the ultimate blend.  ;D

Dang that didn't occur to me!  The Cauca is just a bit too acidic for my taste, although that's typical of Colombian coffees.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on April 11, 2014, 15:07
Dang that didn't occur to me!  The Cauca is just a bit too acidic for my taste, although that's typical of Colombian coffees.

Fruity not too bad. Santander is dry and taste like toast bread. So I put them together. Nice.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on April 12, 2014, 18:41
http://www.nespresso.com/colombian-terroirs/SG_en#/ch_de

What they didn't tell you is you can mix them together to create the ultimate blend.  ;D

Thanks for the heads up.

We got ours a few weeks ago - a pack of 5x10 variations. We liked the green one but wasn't too keen on the red variant.

Tonight I gave your suggestion a go and I really like the combination.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on April 14, 2014, 13:01
Dang that didn't occur to me!  The Cauca is just a bit too acidic for my taste, although that's typical of Colombian coffees.


Something nice from http://www.tsugars.com/products-home appear at NTUC Xtra. Together with FIGI  water the acidic level is just nice for my liking.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4da32b3127ccef58ffa8b772400000030O10AcMWjFs3buGIPbz4S/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00108776141820140414044827512.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Thanks for the heads up.

We got ours a few weeks ago - a pack of 5x10 variations. We liked the green one but wasn't too keen on the red variant.

Tonight I gave your suggestion a go and I really like the combination.


Great nice to know that you like the combi.

Any idea if the Nespresso Maestria is more reliable? Is the internals still plastic like the rest?
The failure rate like quite high that's why the local MO guy is shifting to semi-pro machines. Hmmmm...........
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on April 27, 2014, 11:12
Something nice from http://www.tsugars.com/products-home appear at NTUC Xtra. Together with FIGI  water the acidic level is just nice for my liking.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4da32b3127ccef58ffa8b772400000030O10AcMWjFs3buGIPbz4S/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00108776141820140414044827512.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Great nice to know that you like the combi.

Any idea if the Nespresso Maestria is more reliable? Is the internals still plastic like the rest?
The failure rate like quite high that's why the local MO guy is shifting to semi-pro machines. Hmmmm...........

Mine is fine- dunno about the internals tho
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on May 16, 2014, 15:42
Lobang lobang http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/nespresso-espresso-machine-mass-order-lattissima-citiz-pixie-cheap-capsules-4671565.html
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on May 19, 2014, 08:20
Lobang lobang http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mass-order-corner-251/nespresso-espresso-machine-mass-order-lattissima-citiz-pixie-cheap-capsules-4671565.html

Those thinking of a Maestria can make an offer through his email. The price is really attractive for a 2 year local warranty set.  I have stock up my limited edition for a year.  ;D

P/S I am no way related to his business only sharing a good lobang.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on May 23, 2014, 12:43
New Vertoline coffee gave me a great idea

(http://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/9301693530142/vertuo_experience_coffee_halfcaffeinato.png)

http://www.nespresso.com/us/en/product/vertuo-half-caffeinato

A capsule of Ristretto plus a capsule Decaffeinato Lungo ( use espresso ) and wow amazing taste.

Please give some comments.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on May 23, 2014, 20:10
New model at $238 and receive a free Aeroccino3 when you buy 10 sleeves of capsules!  Looks pretty and practical.  Those waiting on the sideline, what are you waiting for.... ;(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140523_193416_zpsvo0ceilk.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on May 23, 2014, 20:24
wa $238 with free gifts ah, but my nespresso machine ah buay si lei. KNN ah  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on May 24, 2014, 09:48
Same design as Pixie. Will leave a mess if you open the the catch to brew the next cup or wait 20sec in-between brew.

Lai ah lai ah vote for the new X'mas variation. https://www.facebook.com/nespresso  I think Hazelnut will be the same as the one 2 years ago?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: HoSaybo on May 24, 2014, 09:53
Think the old design are very much more hardy......mine is coming to 6 years and still going strong. The new ones look a lot more "fragile"
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on May 26, 2014, 16:32
New Vertoline coffee gave me a great idea

(http://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/9301693530142/vertuo_experience_coffee_halfcaffeinato.png)

http://www.nespresso.com/us/en/product/vertuo-half-caffeinato

A capsule of Ristretto plus a capsule Decaffeinato Lungo ( use espresso ) and wow amazing taste.

Please give some comments.

What the hell, a new line of machines?  I guess they're not in SG yet, didn't see anything of the sort when I was at the boutique recently. 

I suppose with the original patents expiring, Nestle had to come up with something new.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on May 26, 2014, 18:38
What the hell, a new line of machines?  I guess they're not in SG yet, didn't see anything of the sort when I was at the boutique recently. 

I suppose with the original patents expiring, Nestle had to come up with something new.

US only product. The hardwarezone MO starters have no clue if it's coming here. Nespresso Singapore is equally clueless when I call then.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on July 08, 2014, 12:17
http://www.nespresso.com/ultimate-coffee-creations/INT/en/bukeela?icid=banner%7Cinten%7Cjan14%7Cbukeela%7C#/home

Yes the Bukeela ka Ethiopia has only intensity of 3 but having it as an expresso instead of a lungo always does the trick. What I like is the very clean taste.

For those using creamer try organic coconut oil for a change (for health reason).

(http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/kitchen/2012-01-09-CoconutOil2.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on July 08, 2014, 12:33
Isn't coconut oil one of the deadly chloresterol sin
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on July 08, 2014, 12:41
Isn't coconut oil one of the deadly chloresterol sin

Hahahaha that's a myth lah. Remember Kopi Gu You. Can't be worse then that.  ;D

http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html

http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on July 08, 2014, 12:52
Hahahaha that's a myth lah. Remember Kopi Gu You. Can't be worse then that.  ;D

http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html

http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

I don't know about you but I understand "creamers" used in 3-in-1 uses coconut oil and my wife's blood pressure was quite high at one stage cos she used to drink this in the office. On the advice of a dietician at the polyclinic, we decided to cut that off so now she drinks 2 in 1 and her blood pressure levels dropped off quite dramatically
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on July 08, 2014, 13:13
I don't know about you but I understand "creamers" used in 3-in-1 uses coconut oil and my wife's blood pressure was quite high at one stage cos she used to drink this in the office. On the advice of a dietician at the polyclinic, we decided to cut that off so now she drinks 2 in 1 and her blood pressure levels dropped off quite dramatically

The Doc says more benefits then harm  ???

http://draxe.com/coconut-oil-uses/
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on July 08, 2014, 13:18
The Doc says more benefits then harm  ???

http://draxe.com/coconut-oil-uses/

I think I'll trust the dietician from the local accredited clinics vs these internet/TV sensations like you know Dr Oz :)

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on July 08, 2014, 13:56
I think I'll trust the dietician from the local accredited clinics vs these internet/TV sensations like you know Dr Oz :)



Ok I'll go and read more and ask the real doc

http://theleancleaneatingmachine.com/lean-clean-life/benefits-coconut-oil-healthy-hype/

http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/alternative/coconut-oil2.htm
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on July 09, 2014, 11:50
Aiyoh, just use milk lah...  low fat if you must.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jonlee on August 22, 2014, 17:00
new machine with steam nozzle to make real milk froth.

(http://www.nespresso.com/nc1_popups/img/60fa0b4d05f590752a591ea58f118ff884048bf4_431x431.jpg)

http://www.nespresso.com/maestria/SG_en/index.html
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on August 22, 2014, 17:38
I thought it has been around for a very long time? Anyway the internals are the same so the price is a little................ :(
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on August 26, 2014, 15:32
Now that the patent has expired for Nespresso, can expect to see more of other coffee companies using compatible pods.

I stumbled on to a local fair opposite Cathay in Dhoby G.  Was selling lots of food stuff, etc and also this coffee.

Its really nice. I think I like it better than most of the Nespresso flavours. Promotion is $8 for 10 pods.

(http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr260/I_Mechanic/Mobile%20Uploads/A137D8CA-89CB-4A93-8038-A04B3B57D3EA_zpsa9th6tty.jpg) (http://s489.photobucket.com/user/I_Mechanic/media/Mobile%20Uploads/A137D8CA-89CB-4A93-8038-A04B3B57D3EA_zpsa9th6tty.jpg.html)

Pod comparison: its a little stiff to work the mechanism but works otherwise just fine:

(http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr260/I_Mechanic/Mobile%20Uploads/6D545903-5868-4CD0-8499-8B81205394D7_zpso4rlmekv.jpg) (http://s489.photobucket.com/user/I_Mechanic/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6D545903-5868-4CD0-8499-8B81205394D7_zpso4rlmekv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on August 26, 2014, 15:33
The fair is supposed to be back this Friday and Saturday.... hmm.. I might go back and buy some more coffee
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on August 26, 2014, 16:16
What's the brand so that I can look out for it in shopping Malls!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on August 26, 2014, 19:13
We've had nespresso compatible pods for a while now in Australia. I'm not sure if it's related but my nespresso started leaking a month after using it.

Managed to send it back to delonghi for repairs under warranty.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on August 26, 2014, 19:23
hmmmh, food for thoughts! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on August 27, 2014, 09:25
Yes the local MO guy already tested a few brands of compatible capsules but your machine spoil easily. IIRC he said the seal is slightly thicker so it put pressure on the puncture mechanism.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on August 27, 2014, 09:48
What's the brand so that I can look out for it in shopping Malls!

Justin Metcalf lor. I didn't have much cash with me otherwise I would have bought for you bro.

If you wan, I'll buy a set of 4 for you if I'm going down?

We've had nespresso compatible pods for a while now in Australia. I'm not sure if it's related but my nespresso started leaking a month after using it.

Managed to send it back to delonghi for repairs under warranty.

Yup, this is from Aus :) UK also have had them but this is my first time seeing it in Sg.

The perforated base of the plastic pod seems a bit harder to pierce compared to the foil of the genuine caps, but the Maestria mechanism is quite robust so I guess it shouldn't be much of a problem.

Just had a couple more shots- smoother and more drinkable with better body than the normal nespresso caps (which I find a little harsh so usually I drink with at least some milk and not so much as an espresso these days).
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 07, 2014, 17:53
Was walking in Woolworths and chanced upon their latest offer - a Caffitaly based system for A$50. Since I am spending a lot of my time in the shop these days, decided to grab one for work. There was also an offer for capsules - 3 boxes for A$15. Each box contains 16 capsules and there was a whole range from Lavazza, Gloria Jeans as well as the Woolworth's home brand.

I think I can even get some of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf capsules when I am next back :)

There's no frother though at this price but it's available as an optional accessory for an extra 29 bucks. I still have the old Caffitaly machine at the shop with a milk wand. The coffee making bit is a bit dodgy but the milk wand seems to work OK so I am using it to froth the milk :)

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 09, 2014, 10:36
(http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae132/doggiehowser/IMG_6786_zps1741b699.jpeg)

Not a bad brew for 50 bucks :)

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 20, 2014, 11:29
New limited edition very nice.

http://www.nespresso.com/us/en/product/cubania-coffee

The raw sugar is a bit too sweet but coffee is nice. Although intensity is 13 it is not as bitter as Kazaar. So I'll be getting more to replace the Kazaar.  ;D

(http://www.dubaiprnetwork.com/press_images/91552-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 20, 2014, 10:15
Anyones nespresso break down before?? My citiz cant be powered up few days after a year..warranty only for a year..damn
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on October 20, 2014, 10:35
Anyones nespresso break down before?? My citiz cant be powered up few days after a year..warranty only for a year..damn

Yup, mine.
My Citiz stopped working exactly 1 year after I bought it. Same problem, power.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 20, 2014, 11:36
Anyones nespresso break down before?? My citiz cant be powered up few days after a year..warranty only for a year..damn

Mine still ok. But learned my lesson never get from the MO. It's MIC and not the full 2 year warranty.  :(

Citiz is discontinued but there are some loose stock at best denki and Parisilk. They are from the local distro so should be from Hungary and 2 years warranty.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 20, 2014, 20:45
Yup, mine.
My Citiz stopped working exactly 1 year after I bought it. Same problem, power.

Did u managed to get it repaired? Or under warranty?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: silencer13 on October 21, 2014, 07:42
Did u managed to get it repaired? Or under warranty?

I emailed the seller, he told me to bring it to Nespresso's service center to repair, said it would cost around $125.
So far I haven't bothered.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Marc9 on October 22, 2014, 16:15
I emailed the seller, he told me to bring it to Nespresso's service center to repair, said it would cost around $125.
So far I haven't bothered.

I brought mine to the krups service center, and they will email the place i bought from to see if they cover the warranty, if not i got to pay for it..not worth to repair if not covered..then what u do with the spoilt machine?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: virtualsaturn on October 25, 2014, 17:56
I just upgraded to Gran Maestria top of the range version of nespresso. Anyone keen to buy a nespresso. U-Milk with attached milk frother let me know as willing to sell of cheap. Will give 30 capsules free.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: kelso on October 31, 2014, 06:09
Just came across this:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/236195807/arist-brews-coffee-like-the-best-baristas-anytime
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 31, 2014, 12:08
Very nice but I am weary about Kickstarter now as I still have outstanding items which I have awaited 6 months and still no way in sight of getting the stuff I funded!!  Luckily, these are inexpensive items!! :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on November 16, 2014, 21:13
(http://assets.top3.com.au/800/otto_the_little_guy_coffee_maker_xz1.jpg)

I am in love. :) now I just to earn more money.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 16, 2014, 22:01
New variations are in.

http://www.nespresso.com/sg/en/pages/variations
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: pschia on November 18, 2014, 04:02
Reusable coffee capsule for NESPRESSO
http://www.youtube.com/v/jE1KFPU8XaY&fs=1
http://www.youtube.com/v/vDFAdJS9S78&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 21, 2014, 11:47
Courtesy of a Bro who got me these.....thank you! :)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20141121_113809_zpsbzw8ha7c.jpg)
Trying the LE Hazelnut Desert now and I find the taste to be a little too light and a little nutty!  Overall a 3 out of 5 for me.  Maybe the ladies will like it! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 21, 2014, 13:18
Lucky I stock up cubania till next year LE. The new hazelnut cookie is not like the old variation Hazelnut.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 21, 2014, 18:52
Get your Special Reserve Maragogype Grand Cru 2014 now. Sorry local distro no have so call your favourite reseller.

http://www.nestle-nespresso.com/newsandfeatures/special-reserve-maragogype-grand-cru-2014,-an-exclusive-coffee-experience-for-connoisseurs

(http://www.nestle-nespresso.com/asset-libraries/Images300x180/Maragogype_300.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on December 01, 2014, 11:28
(http://www.nestle-nespresso.com/asset-libraries/Images300x180/NESPRESSO_SPECIAL_RESERVE_MARAGOGYPE.jpg)

I saw this when I was in London the previous week, but apparently it could only be sold to Nespresso club members there, so no luck. 
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 01, 2014, 11:42
I saw this when I was in London the previous week, but apparently it could only be sold to Nespresso club members there, so no luck. 

A bit too acidic for me so I prefer the limited ed Cubania. You still can get both from the HWZ Mass Order guy.

http://www.grandcruzproduction.com/product/nespresso-capsules-copy-2/

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on December 08, 2014, 17:23
I saw this when I was in London the previous week, but apparently it could only be sold to Nespresso club members there, so no luck. 
A bit too acidic for me so I prefer the limited ed Cubania. You still can get both from the HWZ Mass Order guy.

http://www.grandcruzproduction.com/product/nespresso-capsules-copy-2/

Many thanks for the heads-up.  I actually quite like the Maragogype, it seems exceptionally smooth.  But it sure is pricey.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 08, 2014, 18:58
I prefer Cubania as it is strong but not acidic. Intensity reaches level 13 but not too bitter.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on December 22, 2014, 14:59
What do you guys think of this type of stuff? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reusable-coffee-capsule-for-nespresso/x/9454156#home
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 22, 2014, 22:21
What do you guys think of this type of stuff? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reusable-coffee-capsule-for-nespresso/x/9454156#home

I think a bit lechay and nowadays projects funding not so reliable! :P
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jimi on December 23, 2014, 01:13
I think a bit lechay and nowadays projects funding not so reliable! :P

heh! I'm just getting into it.

Maybe its to do with project selection. Only choose those with a 99% finished and working prototype? The ones that need a lot of development are  more risky I guess?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on February 08, 2015, 23:05
Quick get your free recipe from the store.

http://www.simplyfabulicious.com/chinese-new-year-nespresso-coffee-creations
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on March 07, 2015, 19:37
The power of coconut oil. Book can be found in Popular

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 17, 2015, 16:39
New Limited Editions out!   Will try it out later n report.
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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on April 17, 2015, 17:28
Woody and spice.  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on April 17, 2015, 22:21
Woody and spice.  ;D

Hor lim bo :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on April 17, 2015, 23:00
Hor lim bo :)

Peng ho lim. Can feel the saltishness of the monsoon moisture which the coffee bean absorb. Woody and spice is the mild type and since the intensity is 8 the taste is not spicy nor taste like hay.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on April 17, 2015, 23:18
Peng ho lim. Can feel the saltishness of the monsoon moisture which the coffee bean absorb. Woody and spice is the mild type and since the intensity is 8 the taste is not spicy nor taste like hay.
My nespresso machine maybe got spider web dah. Must go back check dah.

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: jmohd on April 17, 2015, 23:24
Mine now sleeping in the cabinet...
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on April 18, 2015, 06:57

Mine now sleeping in the cabinet...

I actually prefer my Caffitaly system these days. Only 50 bucks for the machine. And I can get Lavazza capsules for it. They don't have exotic blends like Nespresso but there are many good licensed brands like Gloria Jeans MAP etc.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: chewed on April 21, 2015, 08:23
I actually prefer my Caffitaly system these days. Only 50 bucks for the machine. And I can get Lavazza capsules for it. They don't have exotic blends like Nespresso but there are many good licensed brands like Gloria Jeans MAP etc.

Just bought the Grinders capsule for it!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on April 21, 2015, 10:21
Just bought the Grinders capsule for it!

What's Grinders? Is it on sale in Woolies? I have been using MAP and Lavazza for the office.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: chewed on April 21, 2015, 13:42
Its available in woolies,  I've been usung MAP,  lavazza and Gloria Jeans. So far Lavazza the best, followed by MAP,  GJ is last.

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 22, 2015, 10:29
Taste is woody,  smooth,  a little bitter and nicely balanced.   Should go well with butter cookies
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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on May 22, 2015, 14:08
Decided to give this a try...

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on May 22, 2015, 14:49
I don't think this new Nespresso will get much traction..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=655julvL0KE

http://www.youtube.com/v/655julvL0KE&fs=1

New capsules - with barcodes so it probably won't be compatible with third party capsules.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2015, 16:24
Limited Edition now is Peru Secreto which is on sale here..... London
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/13/050d0aec9de1110d6f5bbadb27cd5c9b.jpg)
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£3.8 per sleeve.

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on June 13, 2015, 16:35
The Peru is very good. Great crema.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: matix on June 13, 2015, 16:41
The Peru is very good. Great crema.

I should have bought more then.  Just came back from Japan with 1 sleeve @ 900 yen.  But I bought 9 sleeves of my fav Livanto @ 700 yen per sleeve!  :o
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on June 17, 2015, 19:55
The most beautiful Nespresso Boutique I have come across.....Brussels
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/17/7ba24fbe1b1d331d3803d4095d9f7d90.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/17/863ebf10a98cad0c323904b9bc254faa.jpg)
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A sleeve of Peru Secreto is 4.5€ or $6.85..... Really cheap

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2015, 15:26
This one in Paris Avenue de Champs-Elysees is really huge inside with 3 floors of display.   Photos not allowed though but here it is from the outside.
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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 02, 2015, 21:47
Came upon these alternatives!  Anybody tried them yet?
http://www.super-espresso.com/the-best-and-cheapest-nespresso-compatible-capsules-you-can-buy/
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 02, 2015, 21:51
http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/more-features-at-a-lower-price

(http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/styles/x_large/public/articles/2015/09/02/ST_20150902_CAGLIARI_8_1645061.jpg?itok=ws1O4k7v)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on September 02, 2015, 21:56
these machines getting prettier dah  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on September 04, 2015, 10:55
http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/more-features-at-a-lower-price

(http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/styles/x_large/public/articles/2015/09/02/ST_20150902_CAGLIARI_8_1645061.jpg?itok=ws1O4k7v)

I will try this when my Citrix gives up on me....
http://www.androidheadlines.com/2015/09/hands-on-with-smarters-tea-and-coffee-maker.html


Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 08, 2015, 07:41
There's a new limited edition pack out in Australia. Guess it will be out in SG soon. Just ordered. Will let you know how it tastes

Milano and Palermo
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 08, 2015, 08:48
MILANO would be nice.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 08, 2015, 10:42
It's been released before?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wink88 on September 08, 2015, 11:13
There's a new limited edition pack out in Australia. Guess it will be out in SG soon. Just ordered. Will let you know how it tastes

Milano and Palermo

Just receive postcard from nespresso club ytd.. Can go ion for tasting..
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: naimster on September 08, 2015, 11:23
Already bought the Milano and Palermo last Friday at Takashimaya. Palermo a bit spicy and strong. Yet to try Milano.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 08, 2015, 13:23
It's been released before?

no from the advert http://www.nespresso.com/tribute-to-milano-and-tribute-to-palermo/int/en
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 11, 2015, 16:06
Milano is very similar to Arpeggio
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 27, 2015, 20:01
Haven't been using my Ness machine for quite awhile.. My coffee diet is now DBS and ANZ lattes'..
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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: tsammyc on October 29, 2015, 21:38
Are you one of the old chappies who comes down Thomson Plaza to read free newspaper and have a coffee? Place is always very crowded.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 29, 2015, 21:48
Haha, Parkway Parade my friend!  Choice of DBS, UOB, ANZ and Maybank! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: danlim on October 31, 2015, 11:47
Cold storage selling nespresso gusto for $69 and 6 boxes capsules at $60,


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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 03, 2015, 20:46
The new Espresso Ad featuring George Clooney and Jack Black is pretty neat! :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on November 06, 2015, 21:04
New limited edition here in oz Milano and Palermo pods. Milano a 9 and Palermo an 11 iirc - prefer the Palermo but I have to make do without my fresh beans while down under.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on December 16, 2015, 20:11
My aeroccino that is part of my nespresso machine is out of order. This is my 2nd one in 5 years and it seems that they don't sell just the tumbler replacement but to buy the entire unit of aeroccino at $168 which seems steep.

Any other alternatives out there pls to get it cheaper?

Thx
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on December 16, 2015, 21:28
My aeroccino that is part of my nespresso machine is out of order. This is my 2nd one in 5 years and it seems that they don't sell just the tumbler replacement but to buy the entire unit of aeroccino at $168 which seems steep.

Any other alternatives out there pls to get it cheaper?

Thx

Get a few of the milk frothers when you are next in Australia. Aldi, Coles, Woolies all sell their own brands of milk frothers for their own brand of capsule coffee machines but the milk frothers are universal.

Most go for A$25-30. You do need an Aus to UK adaptor but thats easily fixed.

Notice I said: a few.

They all tend to fail after a while.

But here are some options:

a. I got a Breville one. Not cheap but has temperature control which is handy when you are making hot chocolate or other non espresso drinks. Seems to be the most reliable. Induction heater so no heating element inside the pot itself which is easy to clean.

b. be careful cleaning. I got a Caffitaly one almost a year ago and it has lasted the longest. I don't really clean it as thoroughly as I did on my older ones. I just rinse it once or twice with cold water then use a damp cloth to wipe it dry - which is exactly what the manga says to do. In the past, I would get parts of the jug wet and because the heating element is inside the jug, it is easy to damage it.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on December 27, 2015, 10:32
Thx DH

I managed to trade in my spoilt aerocinno with Nespresso and get a new unit at 50% off. I never knew about this until I brought my spoilt one to the boutique to test it there. Well at 84$ I can swallow that instead of 168$ ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on December 27, 2015, 12:06
It's a design flaw I think. Even at 68 bucks I find it overpriced when you see how similarly built the Aldi/Coles/Woolies are.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 30, 2015, 19:29
Guys, don't forget this for your afternoon coffee/tea time starting tomorrow... Enjoy
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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 30, 2015, 22:44
Where? Nespresso?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 30, 2015, 23:15
Starbucks!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: armoury on January 08, 2016, 11:32
Thx DH

I managed to trade in my spoilt aerocinno with Nespresso and get a new unit at 50% off. I never knew about this until I brought my spoilt one to the boutique to test it there. Well at 84$ I can swallow that instead of 168$ ;D

Funny: recently I was at the Nespresso boutique, planning on buying 10 sleeves.  I was told as a club member, if I bought 25 sleeves I'd get an Aerocino free.  So got suckered into the upsell...  ;)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 08, 2016, 11:56

Funny: recently I was at the Nespresso boutique, planning on buying 10 sleeves.  I was told as a club member, if I bought 25 sleeves I'd get an Aerocino free.  So got suckered into the upsell...  ;)

I was at my local Woolworths and they just had a Caffitaly branded induction heater milk frother for $45. If I didn't already have the Breville, I'd grab this in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Audio on January 08, 2016, 13:48
My son bought the Breville, is it any good?

(Audio)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 08, 2016, 13:57
My son bought the Breville, is it any good?

(Audio)

This one?

http://www.breville.com.au/the-milk-cafetm.html

(http://micahome.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/0b0110af8017ed4ed1ec6ce987469028/b/m/bmf600-4.jpg)

It's very good. No heating element in the jug - so it is easy to clean and unlikely to get damaged.

Don't use it as much since I got the dual boiler espresso/milk frother tho
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on February 15, 2016, 18:16
Nobody tried the new limited edition? The dark roast not bad. Didn't like the fruity one.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on March 18, 2016, 23:42
Was in Perth for holiday and I suddenly remembered the tip from Doggie Howser to grab a milk frother. So after roaming KMart, Target, Woolies and Myer I settled for a Bellini for AUD 33. ;D This will be my stand by if the nespresso one breaks down again.

https://www.target.com.au/p/bellini-milk-frother-btmf5/54448261

At the same time, I also load up loads of nespresso compatible capsules from Vittoria coffee and many others which are way below nespresso pricing.  I also hooted the nespresso limited edition caps for 37 AUD for 4 sleeves.

https://www.nespresso.com/au/en/product/umutima-wa-lake-kivu-rwanda-tanim-de-chiapas-mexico-duopack-9967

I love Australia!!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on March 19, 2016, 11:27
Was in Perth for holiday and I suddenly remembered the tip from Doggie Howser to grab a milk frother. So after roaming KMart, Target, Woolies and Myer I settled for a Bellini for AUD 33. ;D This will be my stand by if the nespresso one breaks down again.

https://www.target.com.au/p/bellini-milk-frother-btmf5/54448261

At the same time, I also load up loads of nespresso compatible capsules from Vittoria coffee and many others which are way below nespresso pricing.  I also hooted the nespresso limited edition caps for 37 AUD for 4 sleeves.

https://www.nespresso.com/au/en/product/umutima-wa-lake-kivu-rwanda-tanim-de-chiapas-mexico-duopack-9967

I love Australia!!

:)

https://www.woolworths.com.au/Shop/Browse/entertainment-home-outdoor/kitchen-appliances?name=caffitaly-milk-frother-sm9495&productId=879126

This is the one I would go for when my current Caffitaly one breaks down... the induction should be less prone to failures.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 20, 2016, 18:14
Saw these NTUC!   Anyone tried these Nespresso compatibles!
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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: mikeang88 on April 20, 2016, 19:05
I have tried the signature blend. Wasn't as intense as the original nespresso ones even though it says intensity is 10. Less favourful also.

Saw these NTUC!   Anyone tried these Nespresso compatibles!
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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on April 20, 2016, 19:54
Tks for the short take...looks like it's better to go for the real McCoys! :D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on June 22, 2016, 20:43
Funan HN closing hoot a tokong machine at 40% off.  They also got the Gran Maestria on SALE.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on June 22, 2016, 20:46
Funan HN closing hoot a tokong machine at 40% off.  They also got the Gran Maestria on SALE.

Wa KNN bro which tok kong machine u hooted ah, KNN tomo I go down take a look.
Got any other machines on sale bo
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on June 22, 2016, 20:52
Wa KNN bro which tok kong machine u hooted ah, KNN tomo I go down take a look.
Got any other machines on sale bo

A lot of good stuff no more liao. Induction cooker all snap up.

I got this

(http://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/9988664557598/Spring-Banners-Latt-Touch-Silver-Bundle-Machine-page-freedelivery-6Apr.png)


This wan on sale too very cheap.

(https://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/9985732870174/Spring-Banners-Grand-Maestria-Bundle-Machine-page-freedelivery-6Apr.png)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on June 22, 2016, 20:54
A lot of good stuff no more liao. Induction cooker all snap up.

I got this

(http://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/9988664557598/Spring-Banners-Latt-Touch-Silver-Bundle-Machine-page-freedelivery-6Apr.png)


This wan on sake too very cheap.

(https://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/9985732870174/Spring-Banners-Grand-Maestria-Bundle-Machine-page-freedelivery-6Apr.png)

KNN Vhive also cleared most stuff. This wk most stalls tua lei long bo ah
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on June 22, 2016, 20:57
KNN Vhive also cleared most stuff. This wk most stalls tua lei long bo ah

All the shop empty liao. Challenger nothing to buy. They got lelong at the atrium.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on June 22, 2016, 21:14
All the shop empty liao. Challenger nothing to buy. They got lelong at the atrium.

challenger lei long those Valore stuff buay sai buay type ah :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on July 12, 2016, 15:35
Good to try?

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/011/220/348/2113aee72798a7e54560d9fd6e24874c_original.jpg?w=700&fit=max&v=1463418216&auto=format&q=92&s=d48b0b07a55d69fe3c0bb5c5fe9a5fc7)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waycap/waycap-refillable-coffee-capsule-for-nespresso-mac
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on July 12, 2016, 16:48
Anybody want to share and hoot your own coffee powder?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on July 18, 2016, 17:31
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZSUdRQYFAKo&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/xB4m3nzZO04&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 23, 2016, 14:57
Limited edition that can skip. Brazil

Out for a month liao those who want quick before OOS


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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 05, 2016, 17:42
Waycap Nespresso capsule arrived by FedEx today. Can't grind too fine and need a bit of fine tuning. Not a bad product.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on October 05, 2016, 18:12
I only see one issue that would bug me on the way cap if I used a Nespresso machine and that is they you need to have a few on hand if you want to make more than one cup at a time.


At my parents house where they use maybe 2 caps day (one coffee each a day for them) thats going to mean 2, and a lot of messing about filling it up...sounds like a lot of hassle to me...just get a proper espresso machine and be done with it.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 05, 2016, 19:38
Each capsule needs about 5g of coffee powder. That is the only issue I face. Difficult to grind 20g and weigh each fill-up. Messy? Not really it's like cleaning up after grind on demand.

http://www.youtube.com/v/jP0k73k9oB4&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on October 05, 2016, 19:44
Each capsule needs about 5g of coffee powder. That is the only issue I face. Difficult to grind 20g and weigh each fill-up. Messy? Not really it's like cleaning up after grind on demand.

http://www.youtube.com/v/jP0k73k9oB4&fs=1

20gm ah that's 4x 5gm ah eh too power bo ah!!! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 05, 2016, 19:54
20gm ah that's 4x 5gm ah eh too power bo ah!!! :)

No lah I only take 2 capsules at a time. Wasted about 5 capsules to fine tune. I dun grind too fine and tamp about 6g. Sweet spot. Too fine and water dun come out hahaha
I bought family pack of 6 so lucky got spare. Using it on my old Citiz. New machine use original capsule.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on October 05, 2016, 19:59
I don't think I could tahan this every time I wanted a coffee...in the time he takes to fill the thing I've ground and made a double shot coffee. This is my old machine (now has a new home at a friends house)


http://www.youtube.com/v/EgSUCSngNpk&fs=1


With my new machine and grinder probably done 2 with milk to boot!!!
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 06, 2016, 08:44
Well I am more of a hand brew person who still prefers the Aeropress. The paper and stainless steel filter gives the flexibility between flavor and acidity. Capsule or press still under 4 min so yeah not too bad. Espresso machine well .............maybe doesn't really fit right now.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 06, 2016, 12:59
http://www.youtube.com/v/FXYw0D3c-ck&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on October 06, 2016, 13:12
Well I am more of a hand brew person who still prefers the Aeropress. The paper and stainless steel filter gives the flexibility between flavor and acidity. Capsule or press still under 4 min so yeah not too bad. Espresso machine well .............maybe doesn't really fit right now.

Dunno man.. I only do Aeropress on weekends. Taking the time to boil water to 95 degrees, letting the coffee brew for a few minutes then cleaning up, can add up for my morning routine. I use it now for my Vietnamese coffee that I buy from Inala (a small Vietnamese suburb).

My Breville double boiler espresso machine is programmed to turn itself on about 15 minutes before I get out of bed - so the group handle is nicely warmed up when I wake up. I get the glasses ready, and the milk jug. Grinding takes 17 seconds, screw in the group handle, press two shots - another 30-35 seconds (including tamping and screwing in the handle). And I am frothing the milk while the shots are being made. Plus cleaning up, less than 2 minutes. Maybe add another minute if I need to fill the grinder with more beans.

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 06, 2016, 13:50
Dunno man.. I only do Aeropress on weekends. Taking the time to boil water to 95 degrees, letting the coffee brew for a few minutes then cleaning up, can add up for my morning routine. I use it now for my Vietnamese coffee that I buy from Inala (a small Vietnamese suburb).

My Breville double boiler espresso machine is programmed to turn itself on about 15 minutes before I get out of bed - so the group handle is nicely warmed up when I wake up. I get the glasses ready, and the milk jug. Grinding takes 17 seconds, screw in the group handle, press two shots - another 30-35 seconds (including tamping and screwing in the handle). And I am frothing the milk while the shots are being made. Plus cleaning up, less than 2 minutes. Maybe add another minute if I need to fill the grinder with more beans.



I use lattissima for water ( a few seconds) and milk (detachable container from the fridge) for aeropress so time is not really an issue. I am used to the cleaner taste so I am still reluctant to go the espresso machine way. The stainless steel filter is great for flavor and I use paper for beans with acute acidity like Kenya AA. Capsule is just an experiment since I have a old Citiz lying around. Turns out well so no complaints so far.

(http://kohilabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/KoHi-filter-package-front470.jpg)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kohilabs/kohi-labs-filter-for-the-aeropress-coffee-maker
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 09, 2016, 11:03
Limited edition that can skip. Brazil

Out for a month liao those who want quick before OOS


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ii3rFB6uSxk/V51xpxgTmMI/AAAAAAAAecI/QaFGMu2YpqA9YxqMHfZSWUwRqFs-mmGHgCKgB/s640/CAFEZINHODOBRASIL-CAPSULE-2016-SIDE-REFLECTION.jpg)

http://sg.dining.asiatatler.com/features/4-unexpected-ways-to-enjoy-nespresso-s-cafezinho-do-brasil#slide-4

(http://sgtatler-dining.s3.amazonaws.com/i/20160831-1a40b2084ee1cf4faec12.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 09, 2016, 11:05
https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/order/capsules/original/cafecito-de-cuba-limited-edition-coffee

(http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2016_33/1675816/160816-nespresso-nestle-cuban_fbb8a0b3a2a37baf25953892c515f708.nbcnews-ux-600-480.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 09, 2016, 17:18
A dollar coffee....
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/56c92340a0ef20817eec45c55de81f0b.jpg)
Enjoy

From my Huawei P9

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 01, 2016, 14:10
Variations - Limited Edition have arrived and prices lowered across the board.

https://www.nespresso.com/sg/en/Order-Capsules?icid=B2C_SGen_Menu_Coffee_OrderCaps_217x130

 
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 02, 2016, 19:47
https://www.nespresso.com/gr/en/pages/expert-machines-range

New machine
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 03, 2016, 14:50
Milk Jam Excellent with scones, muffins, waffles, natural yogurts and ice creams and most important your Latte.  ;D

https://redmart.com/product/casa-da-prisca-curd-and-milk-jams-milk-jam-prisca-gourmet-20874
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on March 07, 2017, 23:57
May get this if I m Shenzhen.... :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2017/03/07/xiaomi-present-scishare-coffee-machine/
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on March 08, 2017, 06:12
May get this if I m Shenzhen.... :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2017/03/07/xiaomi-present-scishare-coffee-machine/

Do you know which pods it accepts? Does it do Caffitaly Nespresso and Lavazza?

How much is it?

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on March 08, 2017, 09:07
According to the site, it's only 399 rmb which is about S$82!  Good price!  It says it accepts capsules from several famous brands but no names given.  I assume Nespresso should be one of those!! :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on March 08, 2017, 12:31
https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/order/capsules/original/cafecito-de-cuba-limited-edition-coffee

(http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2016_33/1675816/160816-nespresso-nestle-cuban_fbb8a0b3a2a37baf25953892c515f708.nbcnews-ux-600-480.jpg)

looks buay pai if got passby town can buay try try :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: HoSaybo on March 08, 2017, 12:44
Now got a number of compatible capsule. So Nespresso need to lower price. Tried a few (Hook coffee) and have to say that the capsule are not as well made. Price is comparable or only slightly cheaper. Just offer more choices only.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on March 08, 2017, 13:09
looks buay pai if got passby town can buay try try :)

Now is aged Vintage liao.

(http://www.gourmantic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IMG_098753.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on March 08, 2017, 13:10
Now got a number of compatible capsule. So Nespresso need to lower price. Tried a few (Hook coffee) and have to say that the capsule are not as well made. Price is comparable or only slightly cheaper. Just offer more choices only.

Price reduce a lot already. I using stainless steel capsule with my fav blend.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Tiktokape on March 08, 2017, 13:14
Price reduce a lot already. I using stainless steel capsule with my fav blend.
Ya, Nowadays I just whacked 20 packs at one go.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on March 08, 2017, 13:24
Ya, Nowadays I just whacked 20 packs at one go.
Bro u order online locally ah

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on March 08, 2017, 13:45
Bro u order online locally ah

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Mai tu liao taste like wine aged in oak barrel.

https://www.nespresso.com/sg/en/pages/selectionvintage?icid=B2C_SGen_homemain_vintage2014_918x420&null
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Tiktokape on March 08, 2017, 13:53
Bro u order online locally ah

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From store since Raffles City has one outlet.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Tiktokape on March 08, 2017, 13:53
Mai tu liao taste like wine aged in oak barrel.

https://www.nespresso.com/sg/en/pages/selectionvintage?icid=B2C_SGen_homemain_vintage2014_918x420&null
Will sample when I pass-by
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on March 08, 2017, 15:25
From store since Raffles City has one outlet.
Ah raffles city wu outlet OK can try try ah. My machine chin ku bo use liao dunno pai bo ah.

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on March 08, 2017, 19:24
nespresso only do free delivery if orders 70 or more dah.  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on March 24, 2017, 10:07
Version 2.0 Despite many negative comments the super early bird price gone in 1 day

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waycap/waycap-ez-refillable-coffee-capsule-for-nespresso/description

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/015/852/325/480578b9247bb781344aac2208d817b4_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1489443540&auto=format&q=92&s=996a5374bd08cf66eb1d323e208f9685)

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/015/858/097/1a33ae9482e54662f9430bac1539de6a_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1489482835&auto=format&q=92&s=aebe5c7eab584679f647e8f724fce7a6)

http://www.youtube.com/v/BZNkAj24Mbo&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on July 19, 2017, 16:36
Road show at PP.  Tried the new limited edition Leggero On Ice and find it pleasant with a fruity and a subtle acidity taste.  Guess women will go for this 😙
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170719/38eaf7055b091650f8efffbde69957aa.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on August 13, 2017, 10:40
http://www.youtube.com/v/1ZXs2Web8ZE&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/-WpeWLqAHAw&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on August 13, 2017, 10:50
http://www.youtube.com/v/X2RR1X62gwE&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/b6y1_4Q0XGU&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/kfknE1Gkl3U&fs=1
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: wizardofoz on August 13, 2017, 21:08
Version 2.0 Despite many negative comments the super early bird price gone in 1 day

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waycap/waycap-ez-refillable-coffee-capsule-for-nespresso/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waycap/waycap-ez-refillable-coffee-capsule-for-nespresso/description)

http://www.youtube.com/v/BZNkAj24Mbo&fs=1


Wow by the time your grind then stuff your fresh grounds in there and get done up I finished my shot and well through doing mild frothing already...hehehehe
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on August 14, 2017, 09:15
Hahaha I do have a machine as well. The capsule is to trial & error.

Theses Australia capsules not bad. Tried them at coffee festival.

https://tripodcoffee.com.sg/collections/products
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on August 20, 2017, 21:47
New Ness machine at Raffles City...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/78a381cd35c6c9ff2d37b18a8da77ba8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/53e1cb24346665a7b831ec2d461e1d89.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on August 21, 2017, 07:57
Creatista looks neat. Been out for a while down under.

But I'm happy playing with the Maestria
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on August 21, 2017, 09:11
Creatista looks neat. Been out for a while down under.

But I'm happy playing with the Maestria

There can get direct from Breville.

https://breville.com.au/products/creatista-plus?variant=35151039570
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on August 21, 2017, 09:51
Cheaper when on offer with JB or Myer
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on August 26, 2017, 15:27
Traded in my 6 years old dead Citiz for these and topped up $218....
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/7a3c4a4929f45f34764bb8c4a1915c4b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 29, 2017, 13:14
New Limited edition

https://www.nespresso.com/sg/en/limited-edition-barista-coffee-capsules



Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 29, 2017, 14:58
Seems like heavily promoting their new machine.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on September 29, 2017, 20:22
Seems like heavily promoting their new machine.

Bro Kui lui ah :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on September 29, 2017, 21:38
Bro Kui lui ah :)

Small and cute $138 after discount

(http://cocinillas.elespanol.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/essenza-mini-00.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on September 29, 2017, 22:15
cutie price also  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 01, 2017, 12:58
At PP now trying out the latest LE Corto at intensity 11.  Nice and smooth with no aftertaste bitterness.  Their new budget machine is cute with small footprint and affordable pricing!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171001/ba9bd7bae7a3d8794cf7b2a75f3df4ca.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: simic on October 01, 2017, 21:24
most of the nespresso pods brewed by machine come out sour.

is it becoz my pods are expired? (some are)

or is it a machine problem?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on October 01, 2017, 21:57
Not an expert but I read somewhere that it has to do with the pods being stored for too long even though they are not expired!  Also, if you haven’t descaled your machine, the residue will affect the extraction process!  I tasted sour coffee before from my machine too so I only buy a sleeve at a time now! :P

Having said that, Nespresso coffee is never a good coffee anyway! ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 16, 2017, 14:57
By mail invitation only.

(https://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/10397520691230/C-0300-mosaic-Main-684x378.jpg)

https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/order/capsules/original/explorations-2-coffee-capsules

The price on ebay for the previous exploration is  :o

http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Nespresso-EXPLORATIONS-Duopack-Limited-Edition-2017-Limited-Edition-20-capsule/282567603120?hash=item41ca5773b0:g:lvIAAOSw-ldZZQKk
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: stereoman2 on October 16, 2017, 15:36
By mail invitation only.

(https://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/10397520691230/C-0300-mosaic-Main-684x378.jpg)

https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/order/capsules/original/explorations-2-coffee-capsules

The price on ebay for the previous exploration is  :o

http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Nespresso-EXPLORATIONS-Duopack-Limited-Edition-2017-Limited-Edition-20-capsule/282567603120?hash=item41ca5773b0:g:lvIAAOSw-ldZZQKk

Anything special on the type of coffee utilised or just like a different paint job on a car?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 16, 2017, 16:04
Anything special on the type of coffee utilised or just like a different paint job on a car?

There is no testing. Show email only can buy 2 set. And no this is not a Type R sticker that will gain 20 horse.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: HoSaybo on October 16, 2017, 20:37
Any one tried those pods that can put in your own grounded coffee?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 16, 2017, 21:08
Any one tried those pods that can put in your own grounded coffee?

I post v1 and v2 some time ago. Waycap from kickstarter.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 06, 2017, 19:44
Think this is good buy now at $198.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171206/a9f985851cec7834841c7bceab745859.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 06, 2017, 21:17
(https://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/9521156096030/M-0131-main-684x378.jpg)
(https://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/10506193829918/Free-Delivery-600-PriceBadge-100x100px.png?attachment=true)


Mai tu liao.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on December 06, 2017, 21:19
(https://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/9521156096030/M-0131-main-684x378.jpg)
(https://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/10506193829918/Free-Delivery-600-PriceBadge-100x100px.png?attachment=true)


Mai tu liao.
Song bo ah

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 06, 2017, 21:32
Song bo ah

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I prefer the stick.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on December 07, 2017, 12:25
The Creatista replaces the older Maestria
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on January 04, 2018, 15:38
The biggest Nespresso machine I have ever seen...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/73b36c811c4852a4f1a5ede7390acc0c.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on January 04, 2018, 17:29
Their commercial machines

https://www.nespresso.com/pro/us/en/product/aguila
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on March 04, 2018, 18:24
New Ltd edition

(https://www.nespresso.com/ecom/medias/sys_master/public/10607940403230/NES-Cradle-Home-Slider-996x410-V2.jpg)

https://www.nespresso.com/sg/en/origins-of-coffee
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on March 04, 2018, 19:19
Great, I will give these a try tomorrow at PP :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on April 15, 2018, 22:53
Impressive

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1201831417/worlds-first-one-stop-capsule-maker-creating-new-t
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: DizzyD on April 16, 2018, 16:55
My Citiz Milk machine finally up lorry after 8 years of usage. It only went to the agent once for repaired and now I was advised to trade in since it is such an old unit. The repair fee is $150 or if I trade in I get a 30% trade in offer. I nearly wanted to hoot the Citiz milk when I was on the phone with CS. But then CS said I can go to the boutiques to do the trade in. And it occured to me I can redeem and use my Taka vouchers. So I went to Taka last weekend and saw they have the latewst new Lattessima One at 448$. Happy camper now especially I paid nothing for it!!

(http://www.delonghi.com/Global/Products/Images/Coffee-Makers/Nespresso-System/EN500.W/EN500.W_side_milk.jpg) 
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on April 17, 2018, 20:32
Mai tu liao

https://www.lazada.sg/products/xiaomi-scishare-capsule-coffee-machine-white-high-pressure-brewing-i211828955-s321172634.html?spm=a2o42.flashsale.sale-1.13.76297286Ohc1Vb&search=1&mp=1&scm=1003.4.icms-zebra-5000374-2690719.ITEM_211828955_2355305
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on April 29, 2018, 00:53
I have an addiction.

My Maestria with the steam wand is still working fine but I have been fascinated by the Creatista so took advantage of the $40 off and the JB HiFi deal to grab one at about $611 (-$40 from Nespresso direct later).

First attempt - the pump sounds are different. My Maestria sounds exactly like my old Lattisima Plus. Auto steam wand looks perfect but still can't do latte art (operator error).
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on May 01, 2018, 12:46
So my initial attempts at latte art on the Creatista wasn’t great. I had better milk texture on the Maestria

Also since the Maestria is older I am more willing to experiment with third party capsules.  My first Lattissima Plus started leaking within months of using third party pods. Switched back to Nespresso and problem free on that and the Maestria.

Got the Lavazza Nespresso pods at the local supermarket and surprised that instead of a full plastic pod, it now has aluminum covers and bottoms.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180501/9cd0c80b57a55b9d52277b1ad5893927.jpg)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on May 01, 2018, 13:53
Most of the Australian cafes and roasters have pods for sale. Singapore slow.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on May 01, 2018, 14:19
Got free coffee from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf today so my Nespresso machine was spared...
Their Espresso and Double Choc  Cookie Crumble Ice Blended drinks are tasty and yummy on a hot day.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180501/51e4cb798aff7a3bf9bb4b63d02652eb.jpg)

Sexy8

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 22, 2018, 20:36
$1 machine promo cum subscription

https://www.nespresso.com/sg/en/subscription
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: ysl on October 22, 2018, 20:47
any of the Nespresso capsule gives strong, robust taste with and nice aroma ?

I must have been buying the wrong ones ... Tak - Kena
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on October 22, 2018, 20:55
any of the Nespresso capsule gives strong, robust taste with and nice aroma ?

I must have been buying the wrong ones ... Tak - Kena

This new blend is good.

https://www.nespresso.com/sg/en/our-choices/coffee-origins/black-honey-nicaragua-coffee

Exploration is awesome as usual

https://www.nespresso.com/sg/en/explorations-2018-picks-of-the-year#/
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: ysl on October 22, 2018, 20:58
next buy... black honey and explorations

Thanks Knight Rider
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 19, 2018, 13:11
Cool...this will be on my wish list ;D
https://www.gizchina.com/2018/11/18/xiaomi-milk-steamer-announced-at-299-yuan-43/
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 27, 2018, 13:12
New limited editions....
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181127/e3cd9501fa4a40f60949b1c41d3b6dde.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181127/d4b1ecf6d04b02a8c4e13f7f5762aa88.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Spectre on November 27, 2018, 13:17
Taka Nespresso? Was just there yesterday!

Enjoyed the praline flavour this morning. Not as dark roasted or intense as the ones I normally drink, but very nice subtle hazelnut aroma!

Hooted the aeroccinno 4 as well, 40% off!
New limited editions....
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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 27, 2018, 15:19
Suntec...the praline intensity 6 is too mild for me.  I tried the intensity 9 Paris Black espresso and it was rich but not overly bitter.

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Audiolab on November 27, 2018, 15:52
Suntec? Or Raffles City? Did not realize Suntec has Nespresso.

Suntec...the praline intensity 6 is too mild for me.  I tried the intensity 9 Paris Black espresso and it was rich but not overly bitter.

Sexy8


Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on November 27, 2018, 15:54
Oops, it was in Raffles City....my bad :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Audiolab on November 27, 2018, 16:08
I am in Suntec now. If at Suntec can go take a look! Haha

Oops, it was in Raffles City....my bad :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on November 27, 2018, 16:10
I am in Suntec now. If at Suntec can go take a look! Haha
Suntec song ah. Go whack wolf burger.

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 27, 2018, 16:12
Suntec song ah. Go whack wolf burger.

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The double patty one. Nice and juicy.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on November 27, 2018, 16:13
I am in Suntec now. If at Suntec can go take a look! Haha


Check out the explorer range too. My favourite so far.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on November 27, 2018, 16:13
The double patty one. Nice and juicy.
Yes everytime there sure whack ah

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Audiolab on November 27, 2018, 16:14
Check out the explorer range too. My favourite so far.

Will go try it out when I go Raffles City for lunch!


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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on November 27, 2018, 16:14
Will go try it out when I go Raffles City for lunch!


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Go whack whack later give FR ah

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 19, 2018, 21:13
You may be interested in this new Nespresso toy ;D
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/winkgo-your-own-espresso-maker?utm_content=campaigns_one_column5_cta&utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bck-12192018emerging&utm_term=#/
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 20, 2018, 09:49
This is a better toy. No need find hot water.

http://www.youtube.com/v/j2kn-BVMfb0&fs=1

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Portable-Espresso-Machine-Rechargeable/dp/B07CVBVRXM

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 20, 2018, 09:53
But it does not ship to our shore! :P   More expensive too :)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 20, 2018, 10:57
There's always ezbuy  ;D
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 20, 2018, 13:09
Many many not really innovative. But how to descale?

http://www.youtube.com/v/woEQ0Xgbf5Y&fs=1

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Allibert on December 20, 2018, 16:48
Nespresso has a new machine - the vertuo with large cups for the big thirst prepared using a centrifuge. Don't know if it's coming to Singapore but I brought one back from Germany
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on December 20, 2018, 16:59
Can get in Australia but where would you get the capsules in Sg?
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 20, 2018, 17:41
Nespresso has a new machine - the vertuo with large cups for the big thirst prepared using a centrifuge. Don't know if it's coming to Singapore but I brought one back from Germany

That line is for cooperate and US market. And the beans not that good.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Allibert on December 20, 2018, 22:48
It's available everywhere in  Germany at least. The capsules are a problem if they don't plan to use it here. Corporate I doubt - We're still talking about a one-cup dose.

I must admit I prefer the normal machines for sizes up to Lungo and I have a Melitta bean-to-cup but there are times that you need a big cup. I'm also having a hard time tasting the differences between the individual flavours ;)
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 20, 2018, 22:58
Singapore only citibank has. Not avail in normal stores. So here only for cooperate use. I have tasted it. It's like normal long black. Not suitable for our intense taste bud.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on December 28, 2018, 13:06
Citibank at Raffles Place using this intensity 6 Leggero capsule.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181228/b2f53d34c60c7777a299a2fb681b4e57.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181228/434300379d40808094c51c243459e887.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181228/0b19f23b13a1f476e2c0b514703407eb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181228/abb62927a80c963d84b1bf481eaa6f99.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 01, 2019, 13:46
So I was at the Nespresso Boutique in Chermside Westfield (Brisbane) yesterday and wanted to try one of the Christmas variations and the friendly/knowledgeable barista told me they’d run out of the flavored one.

But he said I could try the same flavor in the Vertuo range. And when I asked about the price of the machine, he said I could get it online for $1. The caveat is that you have to pay for a $50 monthly subscription for at least 12 months. The $50 is transferred as credit to your Nespresso account and then you can use it to purchase any Nespresso coffee or accessories and can be rolled over. Just cancel after 12 months and you keep the machine.

$50 a month is about what we spend on coffee capsules anyway and we can mix and match original Nespresso capsules and Vertuo capsules in the order.

So that’s another machine in my line up. Adoi. I already have a Caffitaly and a Nespresso Maestria at work. Plus a Breville Creatista Plus and a BES920 Double Boiler at home

Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 03, 2019, 11:34
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Arrived.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on January 03, 2019, 12:02
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Arrived.
Swee ah.

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 03, 2019, 12:04
Makes super big cups of coffee. Really really big.
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: francis wu on January 04, 2019, 10:47
Now I hardly use my machine at home.  I get my craving at the Bank's cafe during coffee break...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190104/c6ec289eac553e9bca61aaaeca7dc6d4.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on January 04, 2019, 11:33
Mine think got cob webs liao ah. Chin song ah

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 05, 2019, 06:37
Finally consulted the manual. And adjusted the volumes. The Bigger capsules of the new Nespresso machines tend to have more coffee but the default settings use too much water so it tastes over extracted. I’ve adjusted the water levels down to the traditional settings (30ml per espresso shot) and taste has improved.

For me I have a grinder/espresso machine which I tend to use when I can use up my 500g of beans in a short enough time frame. The pod machines work for when I don’t.

I work in an industrial area so my only coffee is what I can bring with me. So I have a Caffitaly machine and a Nespresso machine for supermarket purchased pods.

Might bring the Vertuo to work so I can make bigger cups. The largest cups are 414 ml but I’ll probably adjust it to 300ml
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on January 06, 2019, 11:21
Capsules are getting better

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1814992274/capssana-a-nespresso-compatible-pod-with-a-magic-b?ref=discovery&term=nespresso
Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: domho8 on January 06, 2019, 12:20
Capsules are getting better

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1814992274/capssana-a-nespresso-compatible-pod-with-a-magic-b?ref=discovery&term=nespresso
Song ah. Next time go capsules

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Title: Re: Nespresso coffee machine and capsules
Post by: Knight_Rider on January 06, 2019, 12:32
Song ah. Next time go capsules

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