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  Reply # 561877 27-Dec-2011 16:33
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Loismustdye: Well after reading all the good things said about the nespresso machines, I went to Norman Ross and got the pixie with aeroccino for $376. Can't wait to open it up and get my coffee on.


We were originally going to buy a Citiz and Milk Nespresso machine from Noel Leeming (for $460), but they couldn't find any, despite their computer saying they had 3 in stock. We went to another NL store which supposedly had one in stock. They didn't, but we got a $105 discount on the Lattissima Plus. I can't believe how easy it is to create Cappuccino with this sucker!
 

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  Reply # 561884 27-Dec-2011 16:41
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langers1972: How much are the capsules for the Nespresso and where do you get them? I'm a bit worried about tying myself to a specific brand in case the price skyrockets/supply issues etc. Am I worrying too much?


It depends, but the ones I buy are $0.83 each. Prices haven't changed in a couple of years.
 


Where do you get your pods from at that price? The cheapest on the nespresso site are $0.97 NZ.
Or is there a 3rd aprty manufacturrer out there under cutting them?

cheers 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 562054 28-Dec-2011 08:36
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Guy at the Noel Leemings store insisted they are $2 each. Was miffed when I said no way I'd be buying from him then lol

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  Reply # 562137 28-Dec-2011 12:26
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http://shop.coffeeduck.com/en/coffeeduck-espresso-cup-new.html

Im probably gonna order these to test out, worth a shot for roughly $28 ish NZ as an alternative for when I run out of pods.

As an aside, the pixie is awesome, drop in the pod and 40 seconds later i have an espresso, I am a very happy chappy.
I also bought the delonghi latte dual walled cups and the smaller espresso cups for $40 and $20 respectively for 2 cups. Quite happy with them as well, I'm thinking this pixie is going to be my new Bestie for a wee while.

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  Reply # 562144 28-Dec-2011 12:53
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dclegg:  I can't believe how easy it is to create Cappuccino with this sucker!
 


How about a flat white? As it's mainly an Australasian drink I have been wondering how these machines do them, they are advertised as making them. ANy chance you can test it for me? I hate piles of froth.

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  Reply # 562146 28-Dec-2011 13:02
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TheUngeek:
dclegg:  I can't believe how easy it is to create Cappuccino with this sucker!
 


How about a flat white? As it's mainly an Australasian drink I have been wondering how these machines do them, they are advertised as making them. ANy chance you can test it for me? I hate piles of froth.



i had a flat white at the nespresso shop in newmarket, and it was really good.  i would love to go and but the milk frothing machine on its own...  much better than the aerated ones that push the milk through the tube, it had a really nice creamy consistency  




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  Reply # 562147 28-Dec-2011 13:07
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How about a flat white? As it's mainly an Australasian drink I have been wondering how these machines do them, they are advertised as making them. ANy chance you can test it for me? I hate piles of froth.


I'll have to investigate and get back to you. You do have complete control over the level of froth with our machine though. You can program it to the level you want, and it will remember that for all subsequent cups you brew. There is also a dial on the frother to give further control, but I'm yet to investigate exactly what that controls.

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  Reply # 562148 28-Dec-2011 13:11
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Keeps sounding better and better...

Anyone know if you have the same control with one of those Areocinos things? I realise they don't mix the coffee for you but if a Citiz is significantly cheaper then that will do me as long as the froth control is up to scratch.

Oh also does anyone know the capacity of the frothed milk? I do not like half cups. I'm a "tall" guy from Esquires



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  Reply # 562473 29-Dec-2011 14:29
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Loismustdye:
freitasm:
langers1972: How much are the capsules for the Nespresso and where do you get them? I'm a bit worried about tying myself to a specific brand in case the price skyrockets/supply issues etc. Am I worrying too much?


It depends, but the ones I buy are $0.83 each. Prices haven't changed in a couple of years.
 


Where do you get your pods from at that price? The cheapest on the nespresso site are $0.97 NZ.
Or is there a 3rd aprty manufacturrer out there under cutting them?

cheers 


Took the plunge and bought a Pixie from Harvey N for $477 with $50 cashback redemption too so am also wondering where you get them for that price? 

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  Reply # 562503 29-Dec-2011 15:33
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langers1972:
Loismustdye:
freitasm:
langers1972: How much are the capsules for the Nespresso and where do you get them? I'm a bit worried about tying myself to a specific brand in case the price skyrockets/supply issues etc. Am I worrying too much?


It depends, but the ones I buy are $0.83 each. Prices haven't changed in a couple of years.
 


Where do you get your pods from at that price? The cheapest on the nespresso site are $0.97 NZ.
Or is there a 3rd aprty manufacturrer out there under cutting them?

cheers 


Took the plunge and bought a Pixie from Harvey N for $477 with $50 cashback redemption too so am also wondering where you get them for that price? 


Ouch - the Pixie with Aeroccino was only $393 (before $50 cashback!) at my local Harvey Normans (Manager Special). So ultimately it will only cost me $343  :o  :)

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  Reply # 562546 29-Dec-2011 17:05
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That's a great price, everywhere we looked it was $499 so we were happy with what we paid. Where was this one out of interest?

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  Reply # 562582 29-Dec-2011 18:00
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I forgot the cashback of $50, now my $326 for the pixie and aeroccino is looking better and better.

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  Reply # 562585 29-Dec-2011 18:03
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langers1972: That's a great price, everywhere we looked it was $499 so we were happy with what we paid. Where was this one out of interest?


If you're asking me it was Norman Ross palmy.
Harvey Norman was 388 on the shelves. I walked out of Noel  palmy after being ignored for 10 minutes, but they didn't have a special price on the pixie.

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  Reply # 562594 29-Dec-2011 18:19
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langers1972: That's a great price, everywhere we looked it was $499 so we were happy with what we paid. Where was this one out of interest?


Harvey Normans Ashburton. They got sent 30 of them, so I think the manager cut the price so that he'd get them sold.

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  Reply # 563256 31-Dec-2011 14:53
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So I've been reading this thread since it started and yesterday decided to replace my aging Saeco Via Venezia with a shiny new Nespresso Pixie and Aeroccino from Harvey Norman.

I'm very pleased with it.  Now just trying out the different coffee blends.

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