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riptide | 09:54 Thu 07th Jun 2018 | Food & Drink
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a coffee machine, not one of these really expensive ones. I had a Nespresso one before but it wore out after a year and I was not overly keen on the coffee, normally only use them for cappuccino, not espresso. I see the Dolce Gusto have good reviews and the pods are readily available or is there another one that you would recommend. Thanks.

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Sorry I have a cafetière, do not like it, been buying the the one cup coffee filters, not too bad but fiddly. The people who have the Dolce Gusto Machines, are they the automatic ones or manual. Thanks all for your answers, much appreciated.
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I don't think 28p a coffee is a bad price
That looks lovely Spath, will give that a go x
I have a manual one as I like to play about depending on what coffee I am using as I also use refillable pods and put different coffee in it.
Hi Riptide, if you just want great espresso/americano for under £50 you can buy an' Excelvan' from' ilivingdeals' on ebay. I 've bought one to replace my old Charles Jacobs which gave me a good 3 yrs service, and you can't beat it for the money.It's the same system as my old one just an updated pattern. ( the 'steamer' is excellent also)You can buy whatever ground coffee you prefer or obviously grind you own. No pods !!!
I have the dolce gusto which I do like, but I don't like the cappuccino pods as they are too sweet. I buy the 'one pod' drinks like Americano
I have a grinder by de longhi which does a variety of textures, and an espresso machine, I am a bit random with my choice of beans. But aldi do a nice basic Italian roast which is quite smoky and full flavoured, I usually just grind for the cafetiere
I see no-one has mentioned the (plastic) waste of the single use pods - though I only scanned quickly. It's an expensive and wasteful gimmick IMO
Yes I did Taichi- I said quite early on they aren't environmentally friendly x
My apologies, kvalidir x
No worries, I think it's a very pertinent point and better two of us brought it up than neither of us
I love my early morning ritual of using the cafetiere. Hubby makes a big pot and we share it (or he makes a second when I get up) and I often make a small decaff for myself. I try to source decaff that's been treated by the water method, not by chemicals. Whole Earth do a nice'no caff' for if I've had enough.
Nothing causes more drain/sewer blockages than the impenetrable sludge caused by a mixture of coffee grounds and grease - and coffee grounds are not brilliant on compost heaps either.

There's a school of thought that says it's better for the grounds to be contained within a pod and then either put in secure landfill or incinerated.

You can also recycle Nespresso capsules :

https://www.nespresso.com/uk/en/recycling
Yeah coffee is a bit ritual in my house too, it's an important thing to start your day with and get a nice vibe going x
Sunnydave - we used to put it on the compost heap, but now it just goes straight in the bin. We're very conscious of what goes down the sink as we have a septic tank. Hubby spent a significant part of the weekend clearing the drain out - it was running slow and he managed to flush it through with drain rods and buckets of water. Not bad going really as it had been 25 years since he last cleared it.
I spent 30 years living in a house with its own sewage treatment unit - nothing concentrates the mind more than knowing that (if you clog it up) you are going to have to unclog it yourself :)
When I was a teenager the house we lived in had issues because the landlord was a bit of a skinflint. He had laid the drains himself and used a small diameter pipe as it was cheaper. We lived in a block of four houses and were the last in line before it got to the main sewer - poor Dad spent many an anguished hour rodding them out :(
I have got an Espresso Machine, It is the best machine to make excellent coffee. The best part of this coffee machine is, it has a boiling point as well as the filter to make thick coffee. Its price is also affordable for everyone. If you want to purchase a coffee machine then you can take anyone from these, because these the best Espresso Machine Under $200
1. Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
2. Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Maker
3. Aicook Espresso Machine, Barista Espresso Coffee Maker
4. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine
Read more about these: https://www.guidesinsider.com/finding-the-best-espresso-machine-under-200/

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