The local market has been over-run with a slew of coffee machines: regular brewmakers, high-end steel contraptions, and the latest craze, single-serve machines. In fact, it’s hard to walk around a mall, department store, or supermarket without bumping into a stall of coffee machine purveyors. Sometimes, it just makes you want to surrender and keep to the trusty hot water pot for your caffeine needs.
So how do you choose one that’s right for you? Consider a coffee machine that’s more than just that – make it a reflection of your personality, your home aesthetic, and more importantly, your needs.
What do I look for first?
Find a brand that has established itself in the market not just in coffee machines, but in coffee, and beverages as well. This is important, because at the end of the day, you won’t be drinking the machine, you’ll be drinking what it pours. Nescafé Dolce Gusto was the first single-serve machine in the market, and is backed by over 70 years of Nestlé experience in beverages. Make sure you also have an after-sales service center to look after your machine, and a customer service center for your concerns.
A pot or a cup?
It’s true that traditional coffee makers are convenient. You turn them on, wait a few minutes, and you have 10 cups of hot coffee ready for drinking. But how many times have you thrown away leftover coffee at the end of the day? Or brewed different batches for different tastes? Single-serve coffee machines are perfect even for entire households because they brew just enough (one cup each, at any given point), and they have coffee varieties for every taste. NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto brews each cup in just a few seconds, beating out coffee pots for your caffeine fix. And with five coffee and chocolate variants to choose from, each cup is a custom brew, right in the comfort of home.
Yes, we know that having options makes it harder to choose. But after finding a brand that works for you, and knowing that a single-serve machine is best, then the next step is to browse their catalog for the right fit. The Piccolo is perfect for smaller households who are exploring the coffee experience. With a capacity of 0.6 L, even starter singles can benefit from this machine, which comes in red and black. The Circolo is more for the serious coffee drinker, who values form as well as function. Its sleek style comes in anthracite and cool grey, and is a perfect complement to any stylish home.
Of course the coffee is what matters, and NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto has five varieties to suit every taste: Caffé Lungo and Cappuccino for those who like it hot and black, Mocha and Vanilla Latte Macchiato for coffee with a twist, and Chococino for chocolate lovers.