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Topic # 248187 13-Mar-2019 17:36
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Have just bought an old second hand Lattissima+

Am happy to buy Nespresso but not being in AKL/WLG/CHC makes this a little more challenging.

What's the state of play in 2019? I'm new to Nespresso and searches indicate that consistency has been better with Nespreso capsules. There was inconsistency with 3rd party compatibles.

Has this changed?

I just bought some Moccona (hopefully it's stale ground coffee rather than instant in a capsule) as it was on special and cheaper options were not in aluminium capsules (google suggests this makes a difference). It was also available "off the shelf" in Dunedin.

Any thoughts on NZ options and most affordable options would be greatly appreciated!

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  Reply # 2197447 13-Mar-2019 17:45
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From my own experience with:

 

Compatible Capsules / Compatible Machine = Hit and miss!

 

Compatible Capsules / Nespresso Machine = Hit and miss!

 

Nespresso Capsules / Nespresso Machine = Hit every time!

 

Cost wise with Compatible "failures", it's actually cheaper and far more consistent to use Nespresso Capsules.

 

...and yes I did try ALL brands of compatible capsules!

 

Also Nespresso deliver FREE for orders over $50. You don't need to be in Ak/Wgtn/Chch.




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  Reply # 2197453 13-Mar-2019 18:07
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Thanks. What is a miss? Total fail or bad taste?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2197456 13-Mar-2019 18:16
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I agree - compatible capsules are rubbish compared to the real things.

 

While the Nespresso isn't the "best" Coffee, it is still very good and I prefer the official capsules over the store bought ones. I like strong Coffee and find that every single time it tastes the same and has a rather pleasing taste.

 

Also, while it is a pain that the recycling bags cost a few dollars I still do it - you just take the bags straight to a post shop to get rid of your used capsules.

 

I did however buy some Nespresso capsules from https://killercoffeeco.com.au - they're cheap and "6 times stronger than regular Coffee" so should be interesting. Free shipping to NZ too.





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  Reply # 2197493 13-Mar-2019 18:26
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i use https://www.coffeecapsules2u.co.nz/

 

no issues with the "compatability" from day 1, good value and quick shipping.

 

Started with the sampler pack to gauge taste and ordered from there.

 

 


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  Reply # 2197499 13-Mar-2019 18:36
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dunnersdude: Thanks. What is a miss? Total fail or bad taste?

 

Failure / poor flow / coffee ground in your coffee!


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  Reply # 2197500 13-Mar-2019 18:37
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I've got a Breville Nespresso (with a pull down handle to puncture the capsule) and my goto capsules are l'Or Onyx, strength 12.

 

Use it for both a ordinary coffee with a bit of milk and espresso shots to make a latte.

 

Perfectly fine and tatsy and much cheaper than official Nespresso capsules so no compelling reason for me to switch.





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  Reply # 2197501 13-Mar-2019 18:44
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@michaelmurfy Most garden centres have Nespresso boxes for recycling collection. I just fill a plastic bag and every few months go to the Churton Park garden centre and dump the contents. Free.




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  Reply # 2197502 13-Mar-2019 18:46
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Must have been a special on delivery, but now from the Nespresso website:

 

"Next Day delivery $5.50 on any order or free on orders of 100 capsules or more. Next Day Delivery is available for orders placed prior to 5.00pm (business days only) to be delivered the next business day*.


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  Reply # 2197506 13-Mar-2019 18:57
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I find LOR ones really good. Get from supermarket.

They are aluminium so it pireces perfectly.

Other bands like Robert Harris, it doesn’t break top of capsule properly and the flow gets gummed up, think they’re made out of plastic.

I can’t comment on taste, just that they taste good to me.

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  Reply # 2197523 13-Mar-2019 19:35
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LOR here too. Signed up to recycling programme with them also. Freepost box with them.





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  Reply # 2197526 13-Mar-2019 19:46
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The Lattissima delivers coffee and the milk automagically. The total drink volume is tiny! Maybe 100mL?

Is there any way around this or is Nespresso = tiny coffee?

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  Reply # 2197529 13-Mar-2019 19:52
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I use coffeecapsules2u and Robert Harris from pack n save both about 45 to 50cents each and never had an issue. I guess one benefit from nespresso is the huge range.

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  Reply # 2197552 13-Mar-2019 21:09
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dunnersdude: The Lattissima delivers coffee and the milk automagically. The total drink volume is tiny! Maybe 100mL?

Is there any way around this or is Nespresso = tiny coffee?

 

Check out the manual - there is a way to increase the volume of coffee milk added to the coffee.  (If that's not the model, Delonghi are very good at having their manuals online).

 

As freitasm mentioned, you probably don't want to increase the volume of the espresso shot, unless you want to make a weaker coffee.

 

 

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  Reply # 2197557 13-Mar-2019 21:29
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I've tried HEAPS, but agree with everyone else-  legitimate Capsules are by far the..

 

  • Most reliable
  • Best tasting
  • Easiest to use
  • Easiest to recycle

Anecdotally they have more caffeine - although this is subjective both my wife and I agree nothing gives as much of a 'buzz' and has such long lasting impact on your mental state as genuine nespresso. 


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