Monday, October 28, 2013

Review: De'longhi NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini-Me Capsule Machine

Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways or, as luck would have it, in my favour. For months, I've been looking and asking around for everyone's opinions on the best capsule system coffee maker. My sister makes me beautifully flavoured coffees. My girlfriends invite me over for coffees using these coffee makers but they all had different brands, all singing their praises and which capsules (or 'pods') fit which coffee makers. It was way too technical for me. All I wanted was a nice cup of coffee.

Then the call came from a PR company I had done some work for asking if I'd like to try one of the De'longhi NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini-Me coffee machines. Are you kidding? Yes please. I couldn't believe my luck and I couldn't be more happy with the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® machine. It makes a damn fine cup of coffee and its small size means it won't take up too much valuable bench space. Something I don't have a lot of in my tiny kitchen.

Mini-me creates café quality coffee at home, as well as iced teas and hot chocolates. The unique pressure pump – similar to the pressure used in cafés – not only produces an authentic café-style taste every time, it also creates a delicious crema layer and frothy milk, giving home-brewed macchiatos, cappuccinos and café au laits a genuine café taste.

As well as receiving two boxes of different flavoured pods to try  (the Chai Tea Latte and the rich Espresso Ristretto) I received this handy pod holder.

My poor electric kettle has been banished to the rear of the counter top. With the ease of use and delicious cups of coffee from my new NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee maker, who needs instant anymore?

Disclaimer:  I was given a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® to review. All photos and opinions are my own.



  1. So many times in the day I would love just one cup! This looks perfect for it!

  2. Oooo ... very nice Anne!! Such a cool little machine! I love mine, but it takes up a fair amount of space, which means I have to pull it in & out of the cupboard, so that toaster can fit in our little nook.

    This one looks lovely & compact & I have tried the Nescafe pods before & it is a nice flavoured coffee!!
    Enjoy it & if they're looking for someone else to review their product, drop my name will you!?! ;) hehe.

  3. Yum. I really want a coffee machine but seriously lack space. I will have to check this one out. Especially since I love a good Chai Latte!!

  4. One of the joys of blogging Anne. Glad you had your dilemma solved. I like the sound of it not taking up too much bench space.


  5. Lucky you! Looks like a lovely coffee machine. I think I might need to start trying to score some blogging work with PR companies!! ;)

  6. Woot lucky you, I need to get on board with that company. My mum has one of those it's brilliant!

  7. Awesome to get to do this for free. You deserve all that you get.

  8. It is a very interesting idea from where we can order these stuffs ?

    Finn Felton

    Kopi Luwak

  9. I love this espresso machine ! It is stylish yet compact. The coffee pods are sealed after the roast has been ground and it delivers a full flavor and aroma. With a wide variety of drinks to choose from including roast and ground coffees, hot chocolate drinks and coffee shop specialties.

  10. In an effort to keep up with the latest in cooking trends there continues to be a strong trend toward kitchen appliances that are stylish and flexible here

  11. So excited! This is a cute coffee machine, I like DeLonghi designs and I'm using a espresso machine at home (it use coffee bean, not capsules)

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  13. One cup coffee maker has become a rather well-favored option among coffee fans. They make it possible to have a perfectly brewed cup of coffee at any time with out the need to brew a whole vessel of coffee. And I think it is one of the best coffee maker that we have today because the quality of the coffee that goes into your cup is determined by whether you have the
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  14. Thanks for the review! P.S. I really like your coffee pods holster/container!


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