Upgrade from the first batch of Nespresso machines
Christian Arathos, Amazon
23 December 2012
Summary: I've been using the old Nespresso C101 with the Aeroccino Milk Frother. It is a great machine, and there is no question that the Nespresso capsules are the closest thing to great coffee you can get from an pod-type machine. However, my main issues were that it took so long to clean the milk frother.
Summary: I was born and raised in the Netherlands. As many a former colonial power, coffee is the mother milk of this nation, drunk with either condensed or steamed milk. For years I could content myself in the United states with the Phillips Senseo/Douwe Egberts Senseo pads.
Summary: We would consider ourselves coffee snobs and were very skeptical about anything being that much better than our current coffee - LaVazza Cream Gusto. The Nespresso coffee is great and the machine is awesome. Touch of a button for everything.
Summary: Being lazy and on a budget we've been using Keurig for a few years for morning coffee, and a simple Makineta on the weekends for a real espresso taste. The Keurig is not really coffee, but it is fast and easy.
Summary: After viewing this in a store and testing the different models, I chose the DeLonghi for a variety of reasons, in no particular order: 1. Overall feedback on this item has been positive 2. It is one of the most visually appealing models 3. DeLonghi is known for stylish, quality design 4.
Summary: The flavor was excellent and it was great that you cld use your own milk unlike other pod machines. The problem is that it's not hot enough. I considered keeping it and just heating it in the microwave each time but that is unacceptable for a $300+ machine.
I've owned both Keurig and Tassimo systems..for me this is far superior IF you love cappuccinos, lattes or espressos
18 November 2012
Summary: I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets. I was very satisfied with lattes and cappuccinos in the Tassimo system because of the "real milk" claim as opposed to the Keurig which uses a pretty nasty powdered milk blend for any coffees.
Summary: Amazing! I love cafe con leche, so I wanted to have the convenience of being able to make something very similar at home. This machine is very easy to operate, and has so many customization options. Operating the frother couldn't be easier.
Summary: I did quite a bit of research when buying my first instant espresso machine. Bottom line is, if you want the "good stuff" getting a Nespresso is a no-brainer. Keurig is just average in terms of quality and the capsules themselves are not very good.
Excerpt: I have to say, I'm not one for reading instructions, but I'm usually able to figure appliances out pretty easily. This Lattissima Espresso Machine is definitely challenging. I only used it once because I know I wouldn't be able to figure it out myself!