My mom was given the Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee maker by my brother and sister-in-law and was looking forward to seeing what I thought of her hot chocolate when I stayed (mom always makes me a hot chocolate at night when I'm at her house). The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Chocoletto was delicious!
Mom's Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker
I've seen that this coffee maker comes in sophisticated black and glamorous silver, but my mom was given a rather racy looking red which is very attention seeking in her kitchen! The actual machine is one that takes capsules which are very popular at the moment.
Not only does the Dolce Gusto coffee maker make coffee and hot chocolate it can also make iced tea which is apparently delicious, although I didn't get around to trying that one myself. Let's have a look at the coffee machine and see how it works.
As you can see this is a sleek looking machine which is what you expect from Nescafe, but let's look at each part and talk about how they all work together to bring you whatever elixir you crave!
- You can see that the water is kept at the back of the machine - this is just room temperature water filled from the tap or from your purifier whichever you prefer. A bonus with this machine is that if you forget to check if you have enough water before starting it up (lack of caffiene can cause concentration problems after all!) the machine will stop midway and allow you to add water.
- Here you can see where you add the pods or coffee capsules (I'm never quite sure which term to use!) For the hot chocolate, chai latte and other specialty coffees there are two capsules required a 'coffee' one and a 'milk' one. Nescafe make the coffee ones black and the milk ones white to make it easy to grab one of each from the box.
- Depending on what drink you're making it will tell you how many levels to 'dial up' on the machine - the green lights indicate the level on the Dolce Gusto machine. When I say tell you, it doesn't actually speak but rather is shown on the capsule lid! My niece told my mum to go up an extra level and we enjoyed it just as much doing that so I would just use their instructions as a guideline as opposed to written in stone.
- The final part of the Dolce Gusto coffee maker is the switch which you put to the hot or cold side depending on what you're making because this gem of a machine makes iced drinks too! Apparently the iced tea is delicious, but I didn't try it myself as mom had a peach flavored one which I wasn't too keen on.
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee Capsules
|Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee Capsules|
Looking on Amazon I can see a range of flavors that my mom hasn't even mentioned so I'm excited about my next trip to stay with her.........or maybe I'll just have to get one of these machines myself and call it Lou's New Nescafe Coffee Machine!
I can thoroughly recommend the Chocoletto and the Chai Tea Latte and on my next visit I want to try the Mocha because combining chocolate and coffee is just like manna from heaven in my mind! My daughter was looking over my shoulder as I checked out what capsules were available and has decided that her Nan will just have to get some Dolce Gusto Nesquik capsules!
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