I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a thank me for my participation.
I am what I have dubbed myself as an unofficial official coffee expert. Not the kind of expert that walks around with a special golden tasting spoon. More like the kind of expert who is a mom of three busy children, wife of a great man, and one heck of a blessed, busy blogger. This means that I drink copious amounts of lovely coffee to help me through the day. Sometimes I like a specialty coffee, and since I live nowhere near any special coffee shop, I am very happy to have been invited to test out the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio machine.
Don’t let the tiny looking size fool you, that little machine pack a powerful, flavorful punch. I honestly can’t remember the last time I have had such perfectly mixed lattes and cocoas and teas. The main feature that sets this machine apart from the others for me is that this one actually froths milk/cream in a way that really adds the much wanted shot of warm cream flavor, and it stays, it doesn’t just bubble for a minute and disappear. In a two part process, the drinks are created by using the cream capsule, then switching it out for the coffee (or tea or cocoa) capsules and selecting the strength indicated on the box via the wheel in the center.
The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker from other single-cup brewers:
“NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto is the only machine that truly delivers delicious, coffee house quality creations every time with patented smart capsule technology delivering up to 15 bars of professional pressure and espresso technology.”
A smart machine that delivers with flavor? Why thank you!!! I was even able to create a little recipe of my own using the delicious hot cocoa capsules:
Minty Hot Cocoa – Just add 3 pieces of Andes mint chocolate bar with a freshly brewed cup of hot cocoa from a NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker.
Bottom Line: I am in love with this little machine. It takes up so little space but gives me delicious specialty coffee that I just can’t get where I live. I don’t mind having to do more than one step to make the coffees either. At $129.99 it is a fair price for professional style specialty drinks. And with the coupon code Gustogift! you can save 20% right now on aNESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker.
The only drawback I find is that it is kind of loud when it runs. It makes sense because frothers are not supposed to be quiet but still, if you are trying to be quiet in the morning this machine will not be great for that. Other than that I have to say this little guy is my new morning BFF –<3