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  Reply # 687774 18-Sep-2012 15:36 Send private message

Three boxes of Nespresso coffee.




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  Reply # 687777 18-Sep-2012 15:43 Send private message

Can't see the pic? Viewing via mobile.
Hmmmm takes me about 6 weeks to go through 100.... Must drink more coffee!

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  Reply # 687780 18-Sep-2012 15:47 Send private message

Fixed that for you... Picture now visible through mobile site.




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  Reply # 687814 18-Sep-2012 17:18 Send private message

Lucky you. (had to wait till I'd been to the mailbox before I posted that)

Just since this thread is warm again. Anyone tried the Nespresso look alikes from DSE?

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  Reply # 687818 18-Sep-2012 17:21 Send private message

Link to that please?




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  Reply # 687819 18-Sep-2012 17:23 Send private message

Found the DSE espresso machine.

"Compatible with Nespresso"... Interesting.




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  Reply # 687853 18-Sep-2012 19:26 Send private message

Just doesn't look as stylish which is strangely one of the plus points when I look at ours.


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  Reply # 687861 18-Sep-2012 19:34 Send private message

A quick search shows DSE NZ & AU sell these, plus Kogan AU and eBay AU dealers. I'd say is a Chinese knock off...





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  Reply # 687870 18-Sep-2012 20:04 Send private message

freitasm: Just received this box from Nespresso with a "thank you" card:







was feeling very envious of your gift until I saw what you go through per month. Now I think they are miserable and should have sent you a carton. Laughing




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  Reply # 687970 19-Sep-2012 06:54 Send private message

freitasm: A quick search shows DSE NZ & AU sell these, plus Kogan AU and eBay AU dealers. I'd say is a Chinese knock off...



With this disclaimer it is sure to be a knock off

This Nespresso™ compatible coffee machine is supplied and manufactured by a third party that is not affiliated or associated with Societe Des Produits Nestle SA or Nespresso™. This Nespresso™ compatible coffee machine is not sponsored or endorsed by Societe Des Produits Nestle SA or Nespresso™. Nespresso™ pod capsules can be used in this coffee machine and can be purchased online from Nespresso™ at http://www.nespresso.com or at Nespresso™ boutiques throughout Australia & New Zealand. The Nespresso™ trademark is owned by Societe Des Produits Nestle SA and is used herein in a descriptive capacity only


That said, at the price it is almost tempting to give it a whirl

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  Reply # 688009 19-Sep-2012 09:13 Send private message

They've been selling them for a few months now (in quantifiable geek terms, since before the S-III launched), so theres bound to be a few users out there.

Interestingly I haven't seen any 'nespresso compatible capsules' here yet. They seem to be available in Europe at supermarkets, and although they're only a few percent cheaper it's handy having them so readily available.

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  Reply # 688011 19-Sep-2012 09:20 Send private message

Outpresso is something I want to buy next - this way we can separate the coffee grounds from the aluminium capsules, allowing us to use the coffee as compost and send the capsules to standard council recycle with other aluminium products.

The Nespresso store in Auckland seems to run its own recycle programme as well...




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  Reply # 688012 19-Sep-2012 09:30 Send private message

freitasm: Outpresso is something I want to buy next - this way we can separate the coffee grounds from the aluminium capsules, allowing us to use the coffee as compost and send the capsules to standard council recycle with other aluminium products.

The Nespresso store in Auckland seems to run its own recycle programme as well...


hmm.. I think I might make use of my drill press to do something like that. Great idea.

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  Reply # 689111 20-Sep-2012 21:03 Send private message

Well hav de taken the gamble and bought one of the DSE jobbies for $159, will grab some pods on the weekend, give it a whirl and report back. To be honest it looks like it will do everything my parents Delonghi EN265 does so will be interesting

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  Reply # 689789 22-Sep-2012 09:03 Send private message

oxnsox: Lucky you. (had to wait till I'd been to the mailbox before I posted that)

Just since this thread is warm again. Anyone tried the Nespresso look alikes from DSE?


Can only give you first impressions from a non-connoisseur so take it all with a grain of salt....

Essentially the functionality is on parr with the equivalent Delonghis, in operation it works in a similar fashion albeit with a bit less finesse, it is noisier, it doesn't have as good a isolation so the pump tends to vibrate the whole unit a lot more. The genuine nespresso pods fit as intended. The frother has two modes, frothing and/or heating and works well.

Visual - it has a less plastic more industrial appearance, it's not as pretty as a Delonghis but nor does it look ugly or out of place in the kitchen

Performance - given the process is relatively simple and I an using nespresso pods the taste is indifferent to my palate, initial impressions was it was a bit weak however after a bit of an investigation I noticed the lungo setting only output about 90ml of water which is a bit less than the Delonghis, the unit allows you to custom set the espresso and lungo levels so I have tweaked that and all is well

Negatives - the design only allows for a short cup/glass to be used. The cup/glass can vibrate around on the stand while pump is on. Neither issue is a deal breaker for me

For the price of $159 there is no other way of looking at it other than exceptional value for money, obviously I can't vouch for long term reliability but time will tell and worst case scenario it's only $159 afterall

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