Well I toyed between this and the £1 machine with subscription, but they are now 24m term, nowhere as good as before when it was 12m.
From the Nespresso site, you must purchase the machine by 9th June, but you have until 30th June to register your claim for the 100 free capsules. Wondering what the new Nespresso offer will be after 9th June.... hoping for a decent free capsule offer on the original system, although I think I'll be disappointed.
Thanks thats a well balanced comment. I didn't consider the size of the pod. In that case the extra cost the the Vertuo pods do makes sense. And definitely wasn't aware of the length of the patent. Personally I think Nespresso pods are one of the best, so this new machine is bad at all, although tiny bit expensive to refill pods.
Yes the patent is for 10 more years so there will NOT be any compatible pods for a long time - there are refillable ones, but hardly worth the effort IMO. It is a false economy to say the old system is cheaper just because you can go to Aldi or Lidl and buy their pods, as those pods only ever give out 40ml or 80ml, nothing like the 255ml of Vertuo - so you must use at least 2 old pods to get even close to Vertuo one pod. And 55p per pod is still much cheaper than Starbucks
I've read Nespresso have the patent on the Vertuo Capsules until 2030, so those compatible capsules might be long time coming!