Dolce Gusto coffee maker
Technological progress does not stand still, and in our time most people try to ensure the greatest comfort and minimum time while performing various household activities. Daily ritual - making coffee, which is easy to implement through the use of a coffee maker, is no exception. Nescafe Dolce Gusto, allows you to automate this process.
Features and benefits
The above product is a capsule type coffee machine and compares favorably with other analogues by the ease of changing capsules, the possibility of manual or automated dispensing of a drink depending on the model, and a very aesthetic design that evokes ideas about equipment borrowed from spacecraft from science fiction films. Big pluses can be called a relatively tiny size of models, ease of use and reasonable price. Also to the delight of consumers, a coffee maker can make coffee for every taste. It is worth noting that you can enjoy only those drinks that the manufacturer produces. But if you omit this non-significant minus (because the assortment is still very large), you need to have only a suitable capsule and you can enjoy at will and cappuccino, lat, and macchiato, several types of espresso and other drinks. The machine can even make Nesquik and tea.
But at the same time, it should be noted that with a variety of drinks, it is not designed to "flow", but for a family of several people, the volume that the manufacturer assumes (maximum 1, 3 liters) may be quite enough. For lovers of drinking coffee from large mugs, there may be a problem, which is that several cups of 100 ml are made in one bay of water. And if you try to increase the volume of water, coffee will come out very diluted. When milk is added, the taste of the drink becomes completely unacceptable.
Principle of operation
Capsule coffee maker is different from the "standard" in that it does not use the usual grain, and pressed ground. The main “components” are: the body, the thermoblock, the boiler, the pump, the control unit, the brewing and ejection system, and the water dispenser. Each capsule contains a certain dosage of coffee, which further facilitates the preparation of the drink and eliminates the danger of overdoing the fortress. During the process of making a drink, a hole is pierced in the capsule and, under the action of water, its contents turn into coffee. The procedure is not at all different from other capsule coffee makers.
How to use?
The principle of using the device is simple and understandable even to a person far from technical delights. The capsule is inserted into the tray, then the handle turns on and off the water supply. For the preparation of black coffee, one capsule is needed, to which, if desired, you can add another one with powdered milk. And after a few minutes of waiting, you can enjoy an invigorating drink. The product is accompanied by detailed instructions in the form of pictures, in which the procedure is visually and step by step described.
Manufacturer Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto represents several types of coffee makers: Piccolo-Genio, Melodi, Circolo, Mini Me, Oblo. The first thing that catches your eye is a very significant difference in design. Each model is presented in several color solutions, and even the limited edition is available for the most pretentious. Genio 2 Billy The Artist. Designed in the style of pop art.
Regardless of the model chosen, the manufacturer gives a two-year warranty, promises silent operation and represents a power saving function (the device turns off after a certain time).
In addition to color solutions and other design delights, models differ in weight, price and water tank capacity. The model has the minimum parameters Piccolo-genio, which weighs about 2.5 kilograms and holds a volume of water of only 0.6 liters. At the same time, it turns out that the Mini Me coffee maker does not quite live up to its name, containing a volume of water of 0.8 liters. The largest size is the Circolo model with a water tank capacity of 1.3 liters and a weight of 3.7 kilograms. Melodi has a similar size. Also, the model has an interesting bonus in the form of LED lights for the cup stand. If we compare the models according to the technical characteristics, then no significant differences will be found. The power of each is about 1400 W, the pressure of the pump is 13 bar, and the water is heated using a thermal block. Despite the difference in size, design and price, manufacturers promise a taste of the drink comparable to "prepared by the hands of a professional barista in the best coffee house in the city."
How to choose?
Given the diversity of species that offers Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto, every coffee lover will be able to find the right one. When choosing, you should pay attention to the fact that in addition to the above features, the Melodi model is equipped with an improved security system and will not turn on without a capsule, while for models Circolo and Oblo there is a function “thermoblock”, thanks to which water heats up much faster. Anyway, with their functions, judging by the reviews of coffee lovers, each of them copes at the proper level and the assortment of drinks offers approximately the same. It remains only to choose a suitable model for other parameters. For a large family, models are most likely to fit. Melodi or Circolo. Bach can be satisfied Piccolo \ Genio or Mini me. Estetu fit Genio 2 Billy The Artist. Always late and in a hurry people can choose a model Oblo.
Distracting from the generous promises of the manufacturer and looking at reviews of real buyers. it can be noted that there is a very small quantity for the duration of the service life and in general for the quality of the goods of complaints. Many people note the mediocre taste of the drink, but at the same time explain it rather personal preferences than lack of Krups and Nescafe. Another ambiguous factor is considered by buyers to be the price of capsules (400 rubles for 16 capsules), which on the one hand is not as small as we would like, and on the other, when calculated for one cup of coffee, it is quite acceptable. A definite minus is considered a short cord and the inability to use capsules of other companies.
About the taste of drinks among Internet users there are disputes, but some of the features of coffee from capsules for Nescafe Dolce Gusto consumers agree.
- Allocate a special strength of espresso coffee of this brand, American has so soft and pleasant taste that adding milk to it, you can drink it even in the evening.
- For those who do not want to give up coffee and in the summer heat, the manufacturer provides an opportunity to prepare cappuccino ice, but many users agree that the taste of the drink is somewhat specific, since the coffee is too liquid.
- Complaints have no taste of cocoa and hot chocolate from the coffee maker. Given that these are the most popular drinks for children, the question is of no small importance.
- Lungo and espresso drinks have the richest flavor. Buyers agree that these types of coffee invigorate instantly thanks to their pleasant bitterness.
- Cappuccino and latte, so beloved by the weaker sex, also do not cause complaints either in thickness or taste. For slimming girls, manufacturers even provided skimmed milk capsules.
- Moka Dolche Gusto is to taste something like a cross between lungo and less saturated types of coffee. It can be used at any time of day, as a moderate tonic drink.
In general, summing up, we can say that the coffee maker Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo is quite a decent product at an affordable price. The device will appeal to people who love coffee, but do not want to spend an incredible amount on kitchen accessories. It is surprising that the speed of water preparation, as well as the preparation of coffee itself, is unexpected for such a small apparatus. Additionally, you can buy beautiful dishes, such as special glasses for coffee. Then you can enjoy not only the taste, but also the beauty of the design of drinks.
The Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee maker is a device that can decorate the kitchen and make life easier for many coffee lovers.
In the next video - a review of the coffee machine Dolce Gusto.