Millions of people love coffee and being able to have a variety of choices and convenience at home without the high street coffee shop prices makes these machines very popular.
Nescafe Dolce Delonghi
Are offering a mini-me coffee machine with 9 boxes of pods in their Black Friday deal.
Buy 9 boxes of Dolce coffee pods, and an Automatic Mini Me coffee pod machine is added for only £52.
The machine preheats before the light turns green.
- Coffee options include: espresso, cappuccino, Americano, Lungo, and latte macchiato.
- 0.8L removable water tank
- 15 bar pump pressure.
- Power output 1500 watts.
- Manufacturer’s 1-year guarantee.
- Manually operated.
Tassimo by Bosch T45 Joy Coffee Maker.
- Coffee options include espresso, cappuccino, latte, ristretto, and latte macchiato.
- Large 1.4L removable water tank
- Barcode system
- 3.3 bar pump pressure.
- Descale warning feature.
- Brita water filtration
- Power output 1300 watts.
- Manufacturer’s 2-year guarantee.
Dimensions – 289 x 230 x 333 mm
Regarding their Voucher offer, we found if you choose the cheapest pods then it is possible to save 66 pence per pack ending up at £3.33 each) based on £4 in local supermarkets.
This compares unfavourably to our experience of purchasing a Nespresso which we owned previously.
NESPRESSO VERTUO PLUS
Currently on offer comes with a free gift set worth £50. Also £150 off a 12-month subscription.
- Americano, Coffee, Espresso, Latte
- 1.1 Litre capacity
- Barcode system
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- 3 year manufacturer warranty
The machines all do the same thing, but which is the best?
The Dolce Gusto takes Six, two more operations to dispense. It only takes four for the others to make the drink. (this excludes putting a cup in place.) It also lacks the barcode reader for automatic water usage.
The Dolce claims automatic but this is just pre-heating the water, and then a switch to start the water. But both the Nespresso and Tassimo operate by the touch of a button. The Dolce and Tassimo have manually operated lids, the Nespresso has a touch activated smooth opening lid.
If you want good coffee flavour and choice, over machine build then Dolce and Nespresso come top. If you want the best for technology, the Dolce comes last.
Coffee Pod cost were highest with Nespresso. Whereas the other two came with more pods for less price per pack with Dolce Gusto pods are quite a bit cheaper. Some pods contain proper coffee vs soluble (instant) coffee, so check the ingredients if you prefer buying “proper coffee” pods