Nescafe Dolce Gusto Fontana Coffee Machine and free starter pack £59 @ Argos
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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Fontana Coffee Machine and free starter pack £59 @ Argos

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Found 10th Dec 2011
Nescafe Dulce Gusto Fontana Coffee Machine reduced at Argos to £59.
It also states free starter pack. The black version is £119 on the official Dulce gusto website.

I have a black one reserved to pick up later, would appreciate any feedback about the product from anyone who has owned or used one thanks.

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Pods cost a fortune for this, especially the ones that require a separate milk and coffee capsule (latte, cappiccino)

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mccririck

Pods cost a fortune for this, especially the ones that require a separate … Pods cost a fortune for this, especially the ones that require a separate milk and coffee capsule (latte, cappiccino)


Relative to what? Instant or coffee shop?

Original Poster

I don't drink a lot of coffee but would appreciate a nice cup now and again.

We have this one. I love it. It makes a good cup of coffee and requires minimal cleaning which is why I bought it for my husband

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mccririck

Pods cost a fortune for this, especially the ones that require a separate … Pods cost a fortune for this, especially the ones that require a separate milk and coffee capsule (latte, cappiccino)


i bet you dont bat an eyelid paying £3-£4 on a pint but 40p for a coffee now thats a diff matter

Does it fit a full size mug under the spout ? I cant get away with the espresso sized cups, i like a big hot mug to wake me up.

If you must have a pods-only drinks machine, then consider a Nespresso machine. In the December 2011 issue of Which? Nespresso machines outperformed the rivals.

But do remember that pods for Dolce Gusto / Nespresso / Tassimo machines are a rip-off. If you have a 2 cups a day habit, reckon on spending about £200 a year on pods. if you prefer the coffees that come with milk pods, it's about £400 a year.

Yes that's cheap compared with Starbucks coffee house prices. But very expensive compared with coffee made at home in a proper espresso machine... about £35 a year for loose ground coffee or £65 for pods. Click here and here for deals on two espresso machines which make great coffee at home for minimal cost.
Edited by: "dooper" 10th Dec 2011

Original Poster

Are Nespresso pods easy to source and do they have a good variety of flavours - I was drawn to dolce because they have a good variety which seem easily available at Tesco and Amazon.

Original Poster

I assume this model will make the chococino, it just doesn't seem to be listed as an option for drinks for it?

didn't take long...............

dooper

If you must have a pods-only drinks machine, then consider a Nespresso … If you must have a pods-only drinks machine, then consider a Nespresso machine. In the December 2011 issue of Which? Nespresso machines outperformed the rivals.But do remember that pods for Dolce Gusto / Nespresso / Tassimo machines are a rip-off. If you have a 2 cups a day habit, reckon on spending about £200 a year on pods. if you prefer the coffees that come with milk pods, it's about £400 a year.Yes that's cheap compared with Starbucks coffee house prices. But very expensive compared with coffee made at home in a proper espresso machine... about £35 a year for loose ground coffee or £65 for pods. Click here and here for deals on two espresso machines which make great coffee at home for minimal cost.


fragaliciousbob

i bet you dont bat an eyelid paying £3-£4 on a pint but 40p for a coffee n … i bet you dont bat an eyelid paying £3-£4 on a pint but 40p for a coffee now thats a diff matter



I dont drink. These pods are expensive.
Edited by: "mccririck" 10th Dec 2011

controlfreak

Relative to what? Instant or coffee shop?



Relative to making your own in a french press or one of those stove top espresso things.
Edited by: "mccririck" 10th Dec 2011

I also dont like how the pods are exactly the same price in all shops and on the Nescafe website.

chrisp1986

didn't take long...............


What exactly is your problem with someone trying to be helpful by offering an opinion - a perfectly valid one at that? Ok he posts on all the deals about coffee machines, but it's clearly something the guy is interested in, and informed opinion is one of the great things about this site.

mccririck

Relative to making your own in a french press or one of those stove top … Relative to making your own in a french press or one of those stove top espresso things.



mccririck

I also dont like how the pods are exactly the same price in all shops and … I also dont like how the pods are exactly the same price in all shops and on the Nescafe website.



I totally agree. Whoever came up with the idea for these pods did it to print money, not to make better coffee. I saw coffee machines that required pods on sale in London a couple of years ago at £25. Was very tempted, then came to my senses when I thought how restricting my coffee choices would be.

I want a decent coffee machine that means I dont have to add milk to it after. Does this mean im restricted to pods?

dai70

Are Nespresso pods easy to source and do they have a good variety of … Are Nespresso pods easy to source and do they have a good variety of flavours - I was drawn to dolce because they have a good variety which seem easily available at Tesco and Amazon.



Nespresso Pods are not available in supermarkets, so you have to buy mail-order, & be around to take delivery of them. About 30p per Pod.

I think there are 16 varieties of coffee in the 'permanent range', plus several 'limited edition' blends each year.

In the December 2011 Which? review of coffee makers, the Magimix M100 Eco Essenza Automatic scored 84%, & the Pixie (Krups or Magimix) got 83%. These scores are beaten only by a >£300 Gaggia, & are far ahead of any Dolce Gusto machines.

The above Nespresso machines cost over £100, but that's cheap compared to how much pods cost long-term. So may as well invest in the best pod system available. Or save a sack of cash & buy an normal espresso machine instead. Your cash, your choice.

I've got this, only use it as a treat really, pods are expensive, I get mine on fleabay.
paid £100 for mine so bargain

The dolce gusto pods are around £3.70 for 16 pods, that makes a coffee cost 23p. Nesspresso pods are more expensive. If you only drink coffee at home at weekends, it's not worth buying a 250g pack of coffee and then throwing it away in 2 weeks because the coffee went bad.

I have one of these and it's great. (I don't buy the cappuchinos, lattes or chocolates... which work out at 46p a cup, I prefer to add my own milk).

I always buy them on the dolce gusto website. £3.64 a box. Free delivery if the order is over 35 pounds. That lasts me about half a year. (160 pods)
Edited by: "zonkkk" 10th Dec 2011

Keep an eye out on Amazon for the pods - sometime sneak down to 15p per pod price for a couple of days with free delivery so I bulk order then if I spot it (keep it in shopping basket&it notifies you of price changes - only for the 1 seller you've selected though) - hubby has one of these machines in office at work to stop him spending £2-3 per time for coffees from coffee shop, only drinks black coffee so milk not an issue & machine going strong still 500 odd pods and very very minimal cleaning later.

Original Poster

Well I went for it, I had enough Argos vouchers from surveys to pay for it without putting any cash to it. I am trying to get used to judging the size of cup to use with it, so far my fave is the latte mocchatio.

Any recommendations for a cheap reliable seller on ebay?

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fragaliciousbob

i bet you dont bat an eyelid paying £3-£4 on a pint but 40p for a coffee n … i bet you dont bat an eyelid paying £3-£4 on a pint but 40p for a coffee now thats a diff matter


£3 a PINT???
Where are you?
Monaco?

dai70

Well I went for it, I had enough Argos vouchers from surveys to pay for … Well I went for it, I had enough Argos vouchers from surveys to pay for it without putting any cash to it. I am trying to get used to judging the size of cup to use with it, so far my fave is the latte mocchatio.Any recommendations for a cheap reliable seller on ebay?



I looked on ebay and they arent cheap. Cheapest is Costco but they only do cappuccino and latte machiatto, both of which give you only 8 drinks per box.
Edited by: "mccririck" 10th Dec 2011

I have the older duck shape one. I use it every day, The latte is lovely I think it's as good if not better than a starbucks

£3 a pint!? That a price I havent seen in ages here in Central London! Average here is between 3.50-4.50!

Im a Nespresso user so pass on this but nice price for the machine. If the pods are over 40p then thats pretty high, Nespresso pods are between 27-33p and you can make a perfect cappucino with the Areochino.

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£3.50 to £4-50?
A PINT?
You're havin a laff. lol
I'd sooner support Sunderland than pay that much! oO

Pluun

£3.50 to £4-50?A PINT?You're havin a laff. lolI'd sooner support S … £3.50 to £4-50?A PINT?You're havin a laff. lolI'd sooner support Sunderland than pay that much! oO



I take it you don't live in the south, or else you would never buy a pint, and just imagine if you had to buy a round. Then again, southerners earn comparatively a lot more money, so we can happily drink our 'expensive' pints!

Great app if you have an android money factory, and use the code 12468 for points!!!

Mellow birds, much cheaper!
I have a DG machine, coffee tastes pretty good, pod packs are £3.70 or so in all the super markets. Cappuccino pod (don't buy the others) makes 8 drinks.

pwuk

Mellow birds, much cheaper! I have a DG machine, coffee tastes pretty … Mellow birds, much cheaper! I have a DG machine, coffee tastes pretty good, pod packs are £3.70 or so in all the super markets. Cappuccino pod (don't buy the others) makes 8 drinks.




That's the thing, the cappuccino and Latte packs only make 8 drinks. The normal coffee packs like Lungo, Espresso and Americano make 16, and you can make a latte easily yourself by heating milk in the microwave then using an espresso pod.

Have owned most of the POD machines barring a Nesspresso. I rate them in the following order

1 Gaggio (Proper Coffee and a milk steamer so not dependent on POD creamers, not mainstream though online or a few select outlets.) Still Working
2 Flavia (Very Large choice of drinks online only though mainly commercial) Still Working
3 Dolche Gusto (Good selection creamer quality can be variable though) Faulty Approx 12 Mths
4 Tassimo (Good selection but rate it just below the Dolche for drink quality) Faulty approx 15 Mths
5 Senso (Poor selection but was the 1st out there) Still Working

Edited by: "newbie1001" 11th Dec 2011

Original Poster

Well so far so good and so much for just having an odd coffee, I can see myself becoming addicted to the latte macchiato, lol.

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Ok I was encouraged to buy the Argos Sendeo machine and eventually took it back due to the limited supply of drinks. On Friday went into John Lewis and walked out with a top of the range T85 Tassimo for £99.. but wait. These then have a £20 cash back + £20 online voucher and promotion also included three packs of coffee etc etc All in all making it a very similar price but a MUCH better machine. Wife loves the Latte, daughter likes the Cadburys chocolate and the coffe is good. Its not environmentally friendly due to the plastic that you dispose of.

I'm looking for a Nespresso Citiz... anyone know of a good deal going?

I've been looking for some nice coffee for ages. I am no expert, and my fave are still the Rombouts coffee filters that you sit on top of your cup, loved them since working in Lewis's bistro thirty yrs ago, eek!! I just saw this on the Rombouts site, and was wondering if any of the coffee fans/buffs here could tell me if this is a good deal? dai70 please forgive me for the little hijack here!

rombouts.co.uk/pro…263

I'd prob buy this if I can get the same coffee as is in the Rombouts filters.

£99.99 now

Please don't think me thick, but i have just brought a dolce gusto fontana, in the box was 2 quite large bowls, can anyone tell me what they are for? I'm guessing it's for washing up parts but don't know. Thank you

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Patsy61

Please don't think me thick, but i have just brought a dolce gusto … Please don't think me thick, but i have just brought a dolce gusto fontana, in the box was 2 quite large bowls, can anyone tell me what they are for? I'm guessing it's for washing up parts but don't know. Thank you



Sorry m8, can't help you, I have a diferent model.
Er...you could try reading the destructions. (_;)
I'd be interested to know though.
Edited by: "Pluun" 17th Jul 2014
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