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keltbraz
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Espresso: Nespresso
Posted Thu Oct 6, 2011, 3:34am
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If your rating of Nespresso is low, then what would by yours for Senseo and Keurig ?
For convenience, I agree Nespresso is such.
For self indulgence, 49th parallel coffees are damn good, particularly brewed with an Elektra or long in a French press.
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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2011, 7:39pm
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I'll finish with one last post on this subject.  To be honest, your last question is similar to asking how McDonalds compares to Burger King or Wendy's, when this site attracts people who don't even think at that level.  Coffee has moved on for most of us.  We are now appreciating the beverage at a culinary level - think Michelin star.  By recognizing the quality from 49th Parallel in your closing sentence, you clearly know that coffee can taste wonderful and as such, I wonder why you are even looking at options from Nespresso.

I really don't think that people on here are going to be too bothered whether you choose Nespresso over Senseo or Keurig (I had to Google the latter two, as I've never heard of them personally).  If convenience is the most important factor for you at home, then it will be down to your personal taste preference from the options available.  I suggest you try a shot or two from each machine and buy the one you like best.

I don't want to sound negative, but you are in danger of flogging a dead horse in looking for a recommendation from a CoffeeGeek contributor.
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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2011, 8:35pm
Subject: Re: Nespresso
 

keltbraz Said:

If your rating of Nespresso is low, then what would by yours for Senseo and Keurig ?
For convenience, I agree Nespresso is such.
For self indulgence, 49th parallel coffees are damn good, particularly brewed with an Elektra or long in a French press.

Posted October 6, 2011 link

Senseo and Keurig make single serve coffee - Nespresso makes espresso so it does not compete in the US with these other two formats.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2011, 10:50pm
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EricBNC Said:

Senseo and Keurig make single serve coffee - Nespresso makes espresso so it does not compete in the US with these other two formats.

Posted October 6, 2011 link

At least in Germany Senseo also markets so called espresso pods that are to be used with a special espresso pod holder. The end-product is of course far from being real espresso. It's not even an approximation like Nespresso. The aroma is somewhat remotely remindful of espresso, but the coffee is thin bodied and has, of course, no crema in the true sense of the word.

It's just another one of those drinks that are being sold under the lable of espresso and can give authentic espresso a bad name. I believe that most people who claim that they don't like the taste of espresso just never really had a cup of the real thing.

 
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keltbraz
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Espresso: Nespresso
Posted Fri Oct 7, 2011, 12:42am
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If you all feel that Nespresso is crap coffee, what to say about Keurig and Senseo then ?
I like Nespresso for convenience
I buy from 49thparallel in Western Canada (Vancouver area) for super premium coffee brewed in an Elektra or a French Press from Boudum.
See that I am not a Nespresso fundamentalist !
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keltbraz
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Espresso: Nespresso
Posted Fri Oct 7, 2011, 12:44am
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If I remember well, Nespresso also sells single-serve coffee pods beside espresso's
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keltbraz
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Espresso: Nespresso
Posted Fri Oct 7, 2011, 12:55am
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I appreciated you gave me lesson of gourmet behaviour. I am very grateful for that.
But could you please be kind enough to allow me to choose Nespresso for its convenience when I need a decent coffee quickly down the latch before hitting the road early in the morning and to self indulge a 30 minute-ritual preparation of a fantastic 49th parallel or Café Artigiano unique blend coffee when I have time ? It's like making your own bread on a Sunday and eating KMart toast early in the morning because you don't have time (at least in my case because I'm an average employee who has to work to make his living !).
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NobbyR
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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2011, 1:37am
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keltbraz Said:

...But could you please be kind enough to allow me to choose Nespresso for its convenience when I need a decent coffee quickly down the latch before hitting the road early in the morning and to self indulge a 30 minute-ritual preparation of a fantastic 49th parallel or Café Artigiano unique blend coffee when I have time ?...

Posted October 7, 2011 link

By all means, feel free to enjoy your Nespresso! When it comes to drinking coffee one could do a lot worse.

keltbraz Said:

If I remember well, Nespresso also sells single-serve coffee pods beside espresso's

Posted October 7, 2011 link

Nespresso does indeed.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2011, 6:59am
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keltbraz Said:

If I remember well, Nespresso also sells single-serve coffee pods beside espresso's

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^^^ Don't think so. I'm not sure what Norbert is thinking of.

To the OP, you're not crazy. Convenience matters to me, too. In fact, I recently got my Nespresso D90 back out of storage and sat it on the counter next to my Gaggia Classic. With a new baby in the house, I don't often have time to mess around with "the real thing." There's a clear difference in espresso quality, sure, but my tongue doesn't recoil in disgust when switching from the Gaggia to the Nespresso. Lucky me.
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NobbyR
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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2011, 7:27am
Subject: Re: Nespresso
 

keltbraz Said:

If I remember well, Nespresso also sells single-serve coffee pods beside espresso's

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NobbyR Said:

...Nespresso does indeed.

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jbviau Said:

...I'm not sure what Norbert is thinking of...

Posted October 7, 2011 link

Nespresso calls them Lungos (110ml).

 
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