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Nespresso - Barista Style Coffee in the Comfort of Your Own Home!

Updated on October 28, 2013

My Nespresso Maker has changed the way I drink coffee!

There’s nothing that can compare to that glorious feeling of having your morning coffee. For years, I would drink drip coffee, fresh from my coffee maker. Then, one day I was round a friend's house who had a Nespresso maker. It looked fandangled and fancy, but let me tell you, from first sip, I was hooked!

Nespresso is a brand of high end coffee makers. They look cool and slick, and make the perfect cup of barista style coffee! It uses capsules, that easily fit into your Nespresso maker and creates your espresso coffee with the touch of a button, and the best bit – there is no extra washing up or cleaning of your coffee filter needed! The different types of espresso capsules you can use are delicious, it's like your own barista style coffee!

We’ve had our Nespresso maker for just over two years now, and can’t imagine life without it. It’s super simple to fill with water, from it’s little reservoir chamber round the back, and the choices of capsule are fabulous. You can go for dark, rich coffees right through to light and milds – even decaff!

The console comes fit with a milk foamer, to help jazz up your coffees by turning them into cappuccinos or a lattes. If espresso is your drink, then that’s easy! There’s an adjustable shelf that sits jut below the spout, to fit your tiny espresso cup, or to allow your mug in, to put your coffee shots directly in.

You can make as much espresso coffee as you want too. If you just want one shot of espresso, then easy! But if you want a bit more of the black gold, you also can go for a lungo instead. Usually, I set mine to lungo, then add in another round of hot water into my mug too, with a splash of milk – perfection. Then when the capsule is done with, it drops into a tiny little container, hidden within the machine, so no mess and no fuss.

My Nespresso Maker
My Nespresso Maker

I've had so many compliments about my Nespresso maker. Not only because of the delicious coffee it creates, but also because of the smart look of it. It’s a real talking point of the kitchen – and you know what? It’s fun to make! I really can’t imagine life without my beautiful little espresso coffee machine.

Getting capsules is easy too. You can either order them directly from Nespresso or Amazon. They usually cost around 50c per capsule, which when you consider that a barista coffee can cost up to $4 in some places, this is a little amount to pay for a very comparible standard of coffee. There are also a few Nespresso shops that are popping up in major cities, where you can go and stock up on extra capsules too – and even get a free coffee whilst you are there!

My Nespresso Maker
My Nespresso Maker

Have you tried Espresso coffee from a Nespresso maker yet?

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Don't forget your Nespresso Capsules!

If you've never tried Nespresso, I really hope you get to try it soon, so don't just have to take my word for it.

I can't recommend Nespresso highly enough, and am super glad that I got mine when I did. I love it and can't imagine life without it. Nespresso coffee is delicious...and what's more, the machine is super chic and will look fabulous in any kitchen, or office for that matter!

Nespresso Variety Pack Capsules, 50 Count
Nespresso Variety Pack Capsules, 50 Count

Don't forget your Nespresso Capsules! This is a great variety packs, with something for every taste - so perfect for when you have guests. How sophisticated will you look if you could offer different strengths of espresso?!

 
Nifty Nespresso Carousel
Nifty Nespresso Carousel

If you like your capsules on display, you should consider this funky carousel unit. Perfect to go next to your gorgeous looking Nespresso machine!

 
Nifty Nespresso Capsule Drawer - Holds 60 Nespresso Capsules
Nifty Nespresso Capsule Drawer - Holds 60 Nespresso Capsules

If you're after something a little more refined, to store your capsules, then this storage drawer is for you. Slim and perfectly formed. This will even be able to sit directly underneath your Nespresso maker, keeping everything smart and all in one place. Super stylish!

 

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @youthministry: That's a GREAT idea. Although be warned, if you put a Nespresso in your Youth Room, no one will ever want to leave haha. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Paul Turner 4 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Looks great! Might need to get one for our youth room.

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @Nancy Hardin: Lol, thanks Nancy. I think I'm getting a bit too obsessed with Nespresso makers. I rave so much about it, even 3 of my friends have bought them since I keep going on about it, lol x

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Sounds great, and I would try it, but I have a Keurig I'm really enjoying right now. Even so, this is an excellent review and makes me want one of these Nespresso makers. :-)

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @RoadMonkey: Thanks RoadMonkey. I see getting the Nespresso maker as a cost saving - plus you can completely control what you add to it - soy, skimmed, syrup - at minimal cost. I heart Nespresso heaps!

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      RoadMonkey 4 years ago

      Great lens, you sound really enthusiastic about your coffee maker and I am getting the feeling that I would like to try one. You make a good point about the cost of the capsules - my tall filter coffee costs me more than 3 times as much as one of your capsules, so actually, it would save me quite a lot over a year.

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @imagelist lm: Thanks very much. Fellow Nespresso fan? :)

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      Wooowwww...great lens...

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @Hairdresser007: Two Nespresso machines?? I LOVE THAT!! :)

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      James Jordan 4 years ago from Burbank, CA

      picked up my pods at bloomy's today! we own two machines and love them

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      Aibrean82 4 years ago

      We have a Nespresso Pixie, and it is the best coffee maker I've ever had! I love the variety of coffees from Nespresso and how quick it is to also make your own latte in the morning with the milk foamer. I'm thinking about getting some of that hazelnut syrup for my lattes as well - then I wouldn't have to go by the coffee shop on my way to work - ever!

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @Merrci: Woah, a Nespresso machine would be a wonderful Christmas gift! A very lucky recipient indeed. I don't know where I'd be without mine, lol x

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Thinking of one of these as a Christmas gift this year. Thanks for the info!

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @Diana Wenzel: Thank you! I'll make you a Nespresso whenever you fancy :)

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      It looks, and sounds, like a delicious work of art. I had to sell my really nice barista style machine because of my solar power. These awesome machines just do not work on my off grid electrical system. So, tip a cup for me. Congrats on your win!

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @smine27: Awww, I definitely recommend that you get a Nespresso. So much choice of capsules (which all taste delicious) and it's so easy to use. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Every time I pass by one of these in the store, I am so tempted to get one myself.

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @lesliesinclair: Thanks Papier. I seriously love my Nespresso. I plan to get another one to put in the office too lol :)

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Now I can understand why my niece loves this coffeemaker so much. Nice review.