For many years
Through the years I’ve tried different machines, “if money was no object” or perhaps one day will get a much bigger bean grinding proper coffee machine. But in my budget, I stay near the pod Based machines. Within that, I then explored and bought disposed of machines
Pods and Special Drinks
I’ve tried some different Brands, Tassimo, Dolce Gusto, Nespresso. I’ve tried 2 different Tassimos actually, and to be honest, I was drawn into the variety of drinks that they can make, they did have some brands attached in Cadbury, Costa, similar to the Dolce Gusto. Both these did have Coffees, Americano, Latte, and special drinks like Chai tea latte or Caramel
The only major criticism to alot of the pods focused around Tassimo and Dolce Gusto flavoured drinks is there milk counter parts, obviously its not fresh milk and some people prefer fresh milk. Further to this im dairy intolerant and of course the flexibility in drinks massively falls down. i dont mind the odd drink using this. Much like the drinks i have out in the world, if a milk option is the only option then thats fine, it will do. Personally if you suffer from this then you need to look at Machines that uses real milk. Using attached or separate milk heaters and frothers. But on the flip to this, if you dont have milk at all then i think you should be looking at a Nespresso style machine, if your budget can afford then go to Bean ones, either pre rounded ones or part of the machine. The Nespresso provides the best quick and go style coffee out of those two option though. flick the machine on, chose the shot and the coffee you want and its done very quickly and taste good. If you are a milk lover then you have two choices with Nespresso, an attached pump that will also warm and froth the milk as part of the drink prep, you just add your milk or container, depending the model. They have also created an Aeroccino which is a free standing milk warmer and frother, you can do cold in there aswell if you just want it mixed, this is also usefull for other type of drinks like hot chocolates lol. However for me its great for the milk i use, Soy works fine and i don’t have to worry about the milk in the pods like i would have done on the others.
My Perfect Coffee
I realise for some this is a weird thing, or for non coffees lovers perhaps thinking “whats all the fuss about?” but Coffee is my only vice these days, i want a nice coffee at an affordable price, with all the tiresome days with work and kids i need a pick me up and dont want to spend £3 plus for a coffee from a shop all of the time.