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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 9:38am
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Dude, how hot does it get in Washington state?  It was well over 85F here this week and I had no problem making a ton of espresso and espresso based drinks for guests.  In July, the temps here break 100F when you factor in humidity and i still would never trade  my espresso for what a Nespresso machine spits out.
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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 10:55am
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Bloomingdales also carries the machines.  Stores are usually more than happy to hand out samples.   I have had my machine (D290) for 6 years and finally made the move into the real world (Duetto 2 to arrive tomorrow).  It takes less than a minute to warm up, and  Nespresso is convenient and does provide caffeine.   It may suffice with milk based drinks.  I am probably hanging on to mine for emergencies.    You can pick one up on eBay for around $125 - $150.  Good luck!
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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 11:58am
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I see lots of cheap used capsule machines on craigslist.  I think people think they will use them more or don't factor in the capsule costs.  I probably would not buy this type of thing new, as I don't think you will use it as much as you think you will.

Mario, it doesn't get that hot here.  Maybe a few days in the 80's.  Very rarely ever see 90.  The problem is you get used to the cold so the hot is hotter.  When I lived in Tx 114 was nothing but now mid 80s bothers me.

 
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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 1:36pm
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Food for thought: I know of a few Nespresso fans who now seem to prefer CBTL, the capsules for which contain more coffee, are more widely available (Amazon, BBB, Target), and are somewhat cheaper.
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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 2:53pm
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CBTL costs more. Nespresso is $6 per 10, CBTL is $7 per 10. I don't know how much more coffee CBTL capsules hold comparatively.

Update: I decided to purchase the CBTL since their capsule system seems to hold more coffee/espresso than Nespresso does, which makes for better espresso shots. I believe they're 7 gram capsules. Nespresso is only 5 gram capsules.

 
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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 4:58pm
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Coffeenoobie Said:

Mario, it doesn't get that hot here.  Maybe a few days in the 80's.  Very rarely ever see 90.  The problem is you get used to the cold so the hot is hotter.  When I lived in Tx 114 was nothing but now mid 80s bothers me.

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Get used to the cold?  We get down to -40 here (f or C, at -40 they are the same :))

As soon as it hits 15C here everyone walk aroundn town half naked, not that I'm complaining.
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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 5:33pm
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JDHarding Said:

CBTL costs more. Nespresso is $6 per 10, CBTL is $7 per 10. I don't know how much more coffee CBTL capsules hold comparatively.

Update: I decided to purchase the CBTL since their capsule system seems to hold more coffee/espresso than Nespresso does, which makes for better espresso shots. I believe they're 7 gram capsules. Nespresso is only 5 gram capsules.

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Good choice since it can make coffee and espresso too. I picked up a Kaldi from Amazon for a decent price and I do like and use mine for convenience. I get up at 0445 and roll out the door at 0530 the days I work - a quick shot (super fast on the Kaldi if I leave it on standby/sleep mode) without much fuss is nice.

 
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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 6:45pm
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JDHarding Said:

CBTL costs more. Nespresso is $6 per 10, CBTL is $7 per 10. I don't know how much more coffee CBTL capsules hold comparatively.

Update: I decided to purchase the CBTL since their capsule system seems to hold more coffee/espresso than Nespresso does, which makes for better espresso shots. I believe they're 7 gram capsules. Nespresso is only 5 gram capsules.

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Cool. Hope you enjoy! There are ways to get your CBTL costs down (Amazon S&S, BBB 20% off coupons, etc.). Also, according to the chart here the CBTL capsules contain 8 g. of coffee on average vs. Nespresso's 5.5 g.
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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 10:29pm
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JDHarding Said:

I'm thinking about getting a Nespresso machine so I can make espresso during these hot days ...

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A cup of Nespresso tastes better than the average cup of drip coffee made from stale pre-ground coffee bought at the supermarket. But whatever it is (IMHO it's an approximation), it's not espresso no matter what advertising tells you. The capsules contain 5 g of ground coffee, and a Nespresso espresso is around 50 ml. So it's the wrong dose and the wrong volume to start with. I don't know about the actual brewing pressure (the maximum pressure that can be delivered by the pump will give you no clue), but I find it hard to believe that a punctured capsule can actually bear 9 bar shout breaking. In my experience a Nespresso lacks body and doesn't have a real crema. It's comparable to using a pressurized portafilter.

 
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Posted Tue May 29, 2012, 5:45am
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NobbyR Said:

The capsules contain 5 g of ground coffee, and a Nespresso espresso is around 50 ml. .

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40 ml is the standard but you can make as little as you want

NobbyR Said:

In my experience a Nespresso lacks body and doesn't have a real crema.

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+1

NobbyR Said:

It's comparable to using a pressurized portafilter.

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With some work and patience a pressurized pf can beat Nespresso
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