I’m sure I’m not the only one when I say I have a bit of a coffee addiction. I’m not one of those who wakes up in the morning and has to make a coffee pronto before functioning for the day, but, it’s usually my second drink of the day. That 10 am cup, made to give me that fuel for the morning, especially when working from home.
And aside from giving me that caffeine boost, I genuinely enjoy the taste of coffee. From milky lattes to strong Americanos, and even iced frappucino style coffees (a more recent addiction of mine), I really do enjoy indulging in coffee.
Coffee has become one of my expensive habits that makes me shudder a little when I check my online banking accounts. I regularly see those £2.50 card transactions at places like Starbucks and Caffe Nero, and when you indulge in them daily, they don’t half add up.
So it looks like bringing the coffee shop to home was one of the only solutions to me. I was never going to ease of drinking the hot stuff – so why not find a way to drink more of it, but at home?
This smart and stylish Nescafé Dolce Gusto machine has been designed to bring you coffee shop quality coffee, from the comfort of your home. Plus, just look how sassy my white machine is? It looks pretty good perched on my sideboard, waiting for me to fill up my fuel!
I’ve been getting used to playing the role of barrister with my state of the art Nescafé Dolce Gusto machine for around 6 weeks now. I’d heard that Dolce Gusto are pretty much experts in the art of creating delicious coffee, so I had no doubts I was going to enjoy these cups just as much as my regular Starbucks…
The machine itself comes with a number of Cappucino pods, which was a great start for me, as it’s usually Cappucinos or frothy lattes that I go for myself.
The best thing about them – besides how sassy it looks in my home – is the ease of them. I always thought coffee machines looked too faffy, but I guess that was before I even tried them.
To use any model of the Nescafe Dolce Gusto, you first of all just fill the tank with water, and then push the power button to turn on the machine. The power button light will flash for approximately 30 seconds. Once it stays illuminated, you simply lift the locking handle, remove the capsule holder, and place a drink capsule into the holder.
Then you get your delicious coffee poured for you into your favourite cup!
The machine retails at £119 (for my white version), and seeing as I’m averaging at around 2 uses a day, for the 3 days I tend to be home based, it’s such a good way for me to save money on expensive coffees! I’m a real life example of getting so much return from this at-home coffee machine. No more popping out to Starbucks…because I tell no lie, I actually live within 5 minutes walking distance from one. Yes… struggles are real!
For more information on this crafty and handy little machine of mine, you can find all the info here at the Nescafe Dolce Gusto site.