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    Nespresso machines history

    Nespresso machines of today come with plenty of features, a modern design and a simplicity of use that is the trademark of the Nespresso brand. And indeed, more than 30 years ago when the first Nespresso machine was released, the aim was to allow anyone to create a great espresso without having barista’s skills. Since 1986, when the very first Nespresso machine was launched, a not very good looking C100, the efforts at recreating the bar’s quality espressos at home have made Nespresso both popular among coffee drinkers and worldwide leader in the single serve pods market. The history of Nespresso’s machines is an history of achieving the right compromise…

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    Are all the Nespresso machines the same?

    Perhaps the most common question when thinking about what machine to buy is if there’s any difference in quality of the coffee among the various Nespresso machines. Simply put, no, there’s none. If you were worried of buying a machine that produced “bad coffee” rest assured you can’t. Let’s see why. The underneath brewing system of both the Original and Vertuo lines is patented by Nespresso and is identical to every machine of the same line (the Original’s patent expired though). The very idea that gave birth to Nespresso is to be able to brew the same exact cup of coffee each time, no matter the machine you use, so…

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    How to choose the best Nespresso machine

    Those looking for a new or their first Nespresso machine would understandably try to purchase the best Nespresso machine possible. Clear. Yet in the world of Nespresso machines it is harder to establish which is the “best machine”, even among machines sharing the same name but a different producer. There are multiple reasons as to why this. Before getting into these, we would like to provide a basic guide on how to choose the best Nespresso machine for your needs. What are the factors that should make you decide for a machine instead of another? What to consider when shopping for the “best” Nespresso machine? What should be taken into…

  • The Complete List of Nespresso Limited Editions

    All Nespresso Limited Editions pods ever

    Ever is a bold claim, but it is close to a full list of all Nespresso Limited Editions that were released since the beginning. Across their nearly 3 decades’ old history, Nespresso has not only released tens of capsules for both their Original and Vertuo lines, but dozens of Limited Edition pods. These pods weren’t present at the initial release of the Nespresso single serve machines, but were born only in 1994. The very first was a selected pod called “Special Club” that every year had a different type of coffee inside. That was 8 years since the introduction of the first Nespresso machine on the market, in 1986. Since…

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    How to use Nespresso compatible pods

    Nespresso compatible pods are all those capsules that are sold by 3rd party companies and work with most (maybe all) Nespresso original line machines. These aren’t official capsules produced by Nespresso, and in the past they were subject to a series of problems, not the last being capable of breaking your Nespresso machine. Those were the early days, and luckily those issues aren’t common today. We said that these compatible pods should work with most, perhaps all, Nespresso machines. The vast majority of Nespresso compatible pods will indeed work flawlessly with your machine, as with any other. Not all these capsules have the same shape or material, and that influences…

  • The Best Nespresso Cocktails

    The Best Nespresso Cocktails

    Here cocktail stands for alcoholic drinks, not simply a mixture of coffee with some juices or sodas. While mixing coffee with alcohol is a thing since a century (or even centuries), it’s still not that common for coffee fans to drink both coffee regularly and coffee cocktails. Even less so, making cocktail with a Nespresso machine; not even Nespresso advertise much alcoholic drinks with their line of coffee. There are but a handful of cocktail recipes that are alcoholic on the official website. We feel that using a Nespresso capsule to make a good cocktail is an underrated habit and we experimented over the last months with preparing some. Everybody…

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    Can Nespresso capsules be reused?

    This is a common question we receive. Personally it’s one of the very first things I attempted to discover when I bought my first Nespresso machine years ago. On the internet there are plenty of reusable pods. Pods made of metal or sturdy plastic that can be opened, filled with ground coffee, and securely closed. That is surely a way to follow if you plan to routinely use ground coffee instead of Nespresso capsules. But the actual, original, Nespresso capsules can be reused? Well, yes. A bit. Why the single serve capsule systems preserve the flavors of coffee The single serve container, as Nespresso capsules are, is designed to preserve…