Summary: I have had a Nespresso Le Cube C-185 (Titanium) since 2006. It is in perfect working condition, never had any problem with the machine, the coffee or Nespresso. I love the coffee, any of the varieties. It makes a good strong coffee that is smooth with nice crema. Love this machine, use it everyday!
Summary: From a customer point of view, Nespresso, a subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, is very difficult to deal with. Buying coffee should be an easy process. I received a Nespresso machine as a holiday gift, and now face the choice of either trashing the device or having to “join a club.” A club that is actually just a group of off-shore, sweat-shop like, call centers to order an overpriced coffee flavor.
Summary: I have no problem with the coffee or the machine. I would rate them both very good to excellent. The problem is that you are told that when you order coffee, it takes only one to two days. That is what I assumed would be the case for using the $100.00 credit I received for my making a $300.00 purchase. This is where it all went bad.
Summary: I had been "in coffee" professionally for over five years, using both manual and automatic espresso machines and I have sold this machine alongside other brand name espresso machines. As someone that demonstrated a variety of machines to customers, all I can say is that this machine is the BOMB. I am almost embarrassed to admit that this machine makes better shots than I do, but it does. The temperature is where it should be for brewing coffee...just below boiling.
Summary: We love our Nespresso Le Cube! First, let me try to confirm and dispell some conflicting info... The Le Cube is no longer available as a bundle with the frother included. There might still be a few bundle packs still floating around out there for sale and causing confusion. The bundle was a great deal, maybe too good and so Nespresso discontinued it. We bought the bundle deal, love the frother and would highly recommend it.
Summary: There are quite a few espresso machines on the market. The nespresso line is effectively a closed after market for capsules with a low priced machines. The machine itself is quite functional, and fairly reliable. The nespresso line as far as pods go, has the widest selection that i'm aware of. You just need to be aware that your committing yourself to a buying capsules for the machine only from nespresso at 0.50-0.60 usd per capsule.
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.