Nespresso Essenza Auto by Krups with Aeroccino, Black @ Amazon £90
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Nespresso Essenza Auto by Krups with Aeroccino, Black @ Amazon £90

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Found 24th Oct 2011
Fantastic Machine, we had one bought as a present and the coffee is just amazing. This is a really good price, i hope it helps someone out.

All Nespresso machines are equipped with a patented extraction system that guarantees up to 19 bar pressure.
Each element - water pressure, temperature and extraction duration - has been calculated with great precision. This ensures the aromas from each Grand Cru coffee are expressed, giving the coffee body and creating an exceptionally thick and smooth crema.
The Krups Essenza auto features auto eject and a capsule holder for 12 capsules. An Aerocinno, to make hot and cold milk recipes, is included. Its stylish but compact design will complement any kitchen.

Box Contains
1 x Nespresso machine
1 x Aeroccino
1 x Ring file
1 x Instruction booklet
1 x Welcome pack of 16 capsules
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Nespresso = gash
Before you buy this product, pause a moment to think about how much it will cost you long-term. The purchase price is just the start of your outlay, & will be dwarfed by the cost of the Coffee Pods.

Amazon has Nespresso Pods varying from £5.43 to £7.99 for 10 Pods. Try calculating how much that will cost you for one year's use.

If you don't want to spend that much then also consider this deal. A versatile Espresso Machine that uses ESE Pods (only 8p each) & Senseo Pods & Loose Ground Coffee. It's a Which? 'Best Buy' & only £35.
Heat added. Nespresso is proper coffee. those you own a machine do not mind paying for the pods as they are getting a quality product..... Those who diss it have never tried it....
Nespressos are decent espresso coffees.
There are 16+ consistent and discernibly different varieties.

The only proper source of the pods is Nespresso.
You can get 100 (10 packs, your choice, of 10 pods in a pack) delivered for about £30 total. That's about 30p a cup.
Free delivery if you take 20 packs at a time makes it slightly cheaper.
nespresso.com/uk/…ome

Resellers on eBay and Amazon marketplace may well sell at double that ... just ignore the scalpers.

Its decent espresso. Way, way better than I could make even from Lavazza ESE pods.
Senseo? It simply does not compare.
And its easy (tempted to say foolproof but someone will come along and disprove it!) And about 30p a shot.
How much would you rather pay at Star$ or Café Whatever?
5x more?

So does it matter if you drink 5x as many espressos?


/ and I got an old used Magimix Nespresso machine from eBay. Very pleased with it indeed.
Edited by: "wdh" 24th Oct 2011
dooper

Before you buy this product, pause a moment to think about how much it … Before you buy this product, pause a moment to think about how much it will cost you long-term. The purchase price is just the start of your outlay, & will be dwarfed by the cost of the Coffee Pods.Amazon has Nespresso Pods varying from £5.43 to £7.99 for 10 Pods. Try calculating how much that will cost you for one year's use. If you don't want to spend that much then also consider this deal. A versatile Espresso Machine that uses ESE Pods (only 8p each) & Senseo Pods & Loose Ground Coffee. It's a Which? 'Best Buy' & only £35.



Stop there for just one minute! Nespresso pods can be bought from Nespresso direct for between £2.90 and £3.50 for a sleeve of 10 - There's absolutely no reason to buy them from Amazon - these are from a third party seller who has to get the coffee direct from Nespresso themselves as they are the only ones who sell it.

It costs between 29p and 35p per capsule of coffee - The thing that differentiates the Nespresso system from any other coffee pod system is twofold. Firstly, coffee is traded on the open markets like oil and other commodities. Nespresso use the top 1% by quality in all their pods. This is sealed with an inert gas as soon as it is ground so you really are getting the best quality coffee that money can buy. The second thing that differentiates the systems is the machine itself. It runs at 19bar of pressure, which is equivalent to a professional coffee shop machine. This pressure helps create the creme layer (the creamy colour layer you get on top of good coffee) which is formed from the oils of the ground coffee. Take the two things together and you get some of the best coffee that money can buy.

Nespresso coffee is far superior in quality to any other pod machine and after trying many other different coffee machines (ranging in price up a £2000), I really believe that Nespresso makes some of the best coffee you can get. I've had a machine for 18 months now and one thing I've never regretted is the price of the machine or the price of the coffee as you can taste the quality and it is comparable in price to most other pods. I've got this set actually - I paid £150 for it so this is an absolute bargain!
Mascherano

Nespresso = gash



I take it you have had experience then? You're the first person I've ever heard talk about the coffee in that way.
Excellent coffee, only use it at weekends but well worth the price
That's a really good offer don't understand the negatives, aren't you supposed to vote on the quality of the offer rather than your opinion of the product? The coffee machine alone is usually over £100.
If you like me drink coffee black then you'll get a decent return on selling the aerochino on Ebay.

Capsules are about £3 for 10, so 30p a coffee from the Nespresso site and they have 2 limited editions a year plus 3 specials at Christmas.

The machines last for ages, very simple so little to go wrong I guess. Best thing is it's decent coffee with no mess or fuss. I also use mine to dispense hot water for cups of herbal tea, so no waiting for the kettle, this is quicker.
I have had lots of coffee machine over the years and the Nespresso I bought a few years ago is the best... nothing else beats it period.
So let's say Nespresso Pods can be bought mail-order for £3 for 10. That's 30p a cup. Say 2 cups a day. That's £219 a year.

ESE Pods include Melangerie brand Pods. £1.49 for 18. Gold Winner, 'The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2011'. Available at Lidl. That's 8p a cup. Say 2 cups a day. That's £60 a year.

So ESE Pods are £159 a year cheaper than Nespresso Pods!

But the expensive Nespresso Pods are worth it because they make better coffee than any other system available for home use? Well not according to Which? Their reviews show that the best performing coffee machine is a Gaggia. Score 82%. Note that Which? excludes price from assessment criteria, so scores reflect performance not price.

Scores for Nespresso machines tested by Which? are...
Magimix Nespresso CitiZ & Milk £200 79%
Magimix Nespresso M100 £130 76%
Delonghi EN720M Latissima Nespresso £450 66%
Delonghi EN680M Latissima Nespresso £330 65%

The highest scoring Nespresso machine is matched by this £35 machine which doesn't lock the owner into an expensive Pod system that's not widely available in shops, but instead allows the owner to use ESE Pods, Senseo Pods & Loose Ground Coffee. More choice, less cost.
Edited by: "dooper" 25th Oct 2011
dooper

... So ***Lidl's*** ESE Pods are £159 a year cheaper than Nespresso Pods!


How about comparing against branded ones like those from Illy?
They are £10 for 15
Which makes them (in your example) cost about £268 MORE per year than Nespresso ...
What does that do to your argument?

The cost of the Nespresso pods ain't outrageous.
And you can choose which style of espresso you prefer -- until I got my machine, I hadn't really appreciated the nuances that I prefer among a choice of pretty good espressos.
I haven't found one I disliked, but I have my preferences.
Perhaps *you* like Lidl's single offering. Awkward if you don't!

But the expensive Nespresso Pods are worth it because they make better … But the expensive Nespresso Pods are worth it because they make better coffee than any other system available for home use? Well not according to Which? Their reviews show that the best performing coffee machine is a Gaggia. Score 82%. ...

I stopped subscribing to Which many many many years ago when I could see, month after month, that they were using daft criteria to 'objectively' discriminate between products.
Gaggia made excellent but massive coffee-bar equipment. Their home stuff has been a bit of a quality control joke. They went bust a couple of years back, and I have no idea who has bought the name.

It is NOT that I have invested heavily in this system and therefore feel some need to justify it.
I actually stopped using a £100+ Dualit ESE machine in favour of a £30 eBay Nespresso --- because it makes better espresso. Every single time. Without fuss.
Simple as that.


Ground (to a powder) espresso coffee oxidises (and changes flavour) within hours after grinding - if its exposed to the air.
That is the principal reason that pod systems make sense for home use. A basic grinder that will go fine enough costs over £60. And it doesn't grind just two cups worth at a time. And it needs to be cleaned after every use.
And I haven't even mentioned 'tamping' - trying to manually compress the coffee so that it offers just the right amount of resistance to the hot water... its a big source of uncontrolled variation.

So pods really do make sense for good domestic espresso.

Scores for Nespresso machines tested by Which? are...Magimix Nespresso … Scores for Nespresso machines tested by Which? are...Magimix Nespresso CitiZ & Milk £200 79%Magimix Nespresso M100 £130 76%Delonghi EN720M Latissima Nespresso £450 66%Delonghi EN680M Latissima Nespresso £330 65%...

The interesting things there are the prices.
They make this deal look pretty hot.

But don't buy one unless you like espresso. Its not an ordinary coffee-maker.
Melangerie Pods are available at Lidl in approximately 4 varieties. All at only £1.49 for 18 = 8p a cup.

There's a wide choice for online shoppers, e.g. ESE Pods by Illy, Caffe Prima, Segafredo, Molinari, Gaggia, Lavazza, etc.

Then there's Senseo Pods, available nearly everywhere.

Plus the infinite variety of loose ground coffee blends.

I like the Melangerie Pods. Great price, great flavour. In contrast, the cost of Pods for Dolce Gusto, Nespresso & Tassimo machines stand out as the rip-off that they are. I also prefer Melangerie Pods to Tassimo Pods (I also have a Tassimo machine), which are over 3 times the price.

Machines like this Nespresso lock you in an expensive proprietary type of Pod. A proper Espresso Machine frees you to choose what you want.

Which? is the source of objective reviews for domestic products. Your dislike puts you in a tiny minority. Practically every appliance in my kitchen is a Which? 'Best Buy'. Some are very old, & all are in perfect working order.

Which? reviews of Nespresso machines generally score higher than Dolce Gusto, Nespresso & Tassimo machines. If you really want a 'Pod-only' machine, & are willing to spend over £200 a year on Pods, depending on personal consumption, then by all means buy a Nespresso.

Those who want excellent coffee at a fraction of Nespresso prices should look elsewhere.
The machine on its own is available at Home & Cook (McCarthur Glenn shopping outlet Mansfield) for £53 if you dont want the creamer. I expect its the same at all their other retail outlets, but is more on their website....
Price on Amazon has gone up, over a hundred quid now. Another vote for the quality of Nespresso from myself. I buy beans, grind and make espresso with a traditional machine when I have the time, but more often I use Nespresso, especially the Indriya capsule. Gone as far as having a machine at home and at work. Shame I missed this deal though, need a replacement.
Too late, up to £129 now. Shame.
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