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Nespresso Machines - Grim Xx's Review
Posted: December 19, 2004, 7:27pm
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Peter Chenoweth 8.50
Gene B 8.28
McKenna Ross 8.14
J R 8.00
Andy B 7.20

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Product Reviewed: D290
Manufacturer: Nespresso Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $425.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Chef Central Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Gaggia Classic
Bottom Line: This is a great machine for the espresso and coffee lover that doesn't have time for breakfast or anything else.  It's faster than ordering one at a coffee shop.
Positive Product Points

I think there are only two reasons to give the Nespresso machines a look, those are ease of use and the sheer speed of getting coffee into your hands.

Negative Product Points

Vendor lock-in and the ordering coffee via mail.

Detailed Commentary

I was very worried about this machine.  My fiance saw a demo and just loved it.  I, on the other hand, love the coffee ritual of grinding, measuring, tamping, etc.  She refuses to even attempt to make a cup with the gear I have, it's too complicated she says, and she's right, it is.  So Starbucks makes a fortune off of her.  So, I decided to give it a go and get a demo.  Tried a few varieties and was actually pretty surprised, it's not bad, it's not espresso nirvana by any means, but have you ever seen how quick and easy these things are?

So we ended up buying one a month ago, and after a few sleeves of coffee through it, I like it alot.  I use this machine two to three times a day.  Actually, more in the one month of owning it than I think the Gaggia received in a year.  Is it the best on the block?  Nah, it's got it's downsides, but it's damn good given the convenience.  I think this is a great 'second machine' to have around, I know that's an expensive proposition, but at least go get a demo.

I'll follow up with a very detailed review at the 3 month mark.

Buying Experience

I had a 20% off coupon to a local high-end cooking store, so having a chance to get the top model nespresso machine at a discount sealed the deal for me.

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