Summary: Back in the early 80's it took a 3K rebuilt single handle commercial machine to lay out real crema on the top of my espresso at home. After that great Rancillio (sp?) went down in flames, i had 12-15 yrs of want-to-be gadgets that had great crema. The problem was, the crema appeared in box picture not in the cup. This Nespresso Cube produces the finest crema for the money i've found. If you're a real espresso drinker and can chase up 200 bucks, this is the machine.
Summary: I resisted buying a Nespresso machine because a) I did not want to be limited to buying their capsules and b) the machines were too expensive.. Then they were $100 off and I kept telling my husband they made the best coffee I have ever had in the U.S. Now that we bought one (Cube model)- I am advertising to all my friends.
Summary: I have used both the Nespresso Citiz machine and the C100 Essensa machines at the home of friends. In the case of both machines, I am impressed with the quality of the coffee and the ease of use of each machine. When it came time for me to buy my own machine, I headed to the Nespresso Boutique to check them all out in person. After seeing - and trying - all the different machines, I settled on a LeCube in Arctic White.
Summary: There is not much to say other than this: espresso that tastes better than Starbucks, costs only 60 cents per cup and can be made anytime from the convenience of your own kitchen counter is what you get with this machine. It is tidy, small, stylish and perfectly designed. My two year old pushed the brew button a few times and instead of a mess on the counter, all the extra water drains back into an easy-to-clean reservoir.
Summary: Pros- lovely crema on top of your expresso- Starbucks cannot compete with the quality of shots, in my opinion easy to use relatively quick Coffee capsules arrive within 2 days of ordering Nice variety of coffees online Cons- The manual sucks You have to order your coffee pods online from Nespresso- with a $6.95 shipping fee Tips- Try a few of the different coffees from the sampler before you rush to order online-they vary in strength and amount of crema on top Make sure...
Summary: I ordered this product and the frother isn't included. A rep from Amazon told me to order another, keep the frother and return the Nespresso Machine. Once again, no frother and two machines. SO, I had to return both and was told that this product with description would be removed, yet here it is again for the same price with the same vague wording in the description. I wouldn't order it. Plus, the warmers on the side of the Nespresso machine are a little lack-luster.
GREAT Espresso, but make sure to compare the specs!
D. Thiel "Wood, Photos, Music, and Tech", Amazon
3 January 2010
Summary: Below is my review of the Nespresso machine, and I love it. Couldn't be better and I highly recommend it. ONE THING THOUGH: make sure you compare the specs of the machine you buy, before you make the purchase. I bought the more expensive "cube" assuming it was better in some way (more power! yeah!) But it isn't. At the time I bought my cube, it was identical in spec (pump size, pressure, volume, etc.) to the other, cheaper machines offered.
Summary: I have had a Le Cube for months and love the thing. Everyone that comes by my house loves it too. Its awesome, as are the coffees. But I need to make a point about how bad Nespresso's website, website support, and capsule fulfillment is. Its awful. Why should you care? Because as an owner of a Nespresso you will need to order capsules regularly from this site - they don't sell them on Amazon (infuriating) - or anywhere else - period (well, except for a handful of their...
Summary: Love this machine. The only problem I have had with it is that it doesn't get hot enough on the first shot. When I want really hot espresso I simply press the button once without a capsule in the machine and let the hot water run into my cup, then put the capsule into the machine and make my espresso.