Nespresso is a brand of coffee-based pods, that uses special machines to dispense coffee, these come in two forms. One is the classic Nespresso Pod and the second is the Vertuo Pods, these are in general designed for larger coffees and have special barcodes on them to determine how to brew them, in the appropriate machine.
I own 2 machines that cover both types of pods, I also have and had a selection of Nespresso branded accessories so with Xmas coming, what are good gifts to go with your special Nespresso machine, other than just simply more pods. Heres hoping I get some myself! I’m all about getting more coffee, I’ve got to keep my supply ready, but there are some great branded accessories out there, and if you thinking about treating someone who may have or may betting one this Xmas, hopefully, this helps.
Storage of pods are a useful thing, they do come in stylish boxes, and there are Sleeve dispensers available should you wish to have a couple on display next to your machine. There are also a variety of different clear capsule holders, Cubes, Versilo (imagine connect 4), Rock (open bowl esc shape), these are generally all clear to show off the vibrant colours of the Pods. This is one of the priorities on first purchase as your pods will either be laying around or the sleeves loose in the cupboard.
Aerocinno 3 or 4 or even the mighty barista are ideal for milk lovers, many of the Machines do not have a heater/frother for milk with it. this is fine if you are a black coffee type of person, however, if you do want some milk the Aerocinno is a great addition. Its adds a bit of style to your coffee but more importantly adds a much nicer taste to it compared to just warming milk.
One of the best things Nespresso has done is released an assortment of cups, and over the years these have grown. they often take time and uses designers to work on what type they want, remember these are slightly high end so for many they want that stylish look. To be honest, they have become very different, I have the pure range with the square bottom twisting into a curved top, there are also clear cups with the view range.
The Pixie range is completely different again, a metal type finishes, with vibrant colours in the range, whereas the Origin range is subtle and different again. Of course if you have plenty of cups another good present maybe Travel mugs, these come in both Cold and hot Drinks version, again they have been designed to fit the ranges, and could be useful for those people on the go.
Nespresso also has a range of food and condiments range in their boutiques and online, these are not found in other shops. These are Branded Chocolate squares, Biscuits, and Brown and white sugar sticks. The biscuits and Chocolates come in a variety of flavours, again I would suggest these are more high end and perhaps a little pricey for these, but you are paying for the brand and experience and I’m sure they’re delightful and would make an excellent gift.
Should your machine need a little love and attention there are recycling bags for pods and Descaling kits for machines. these are very handy and can prevent wear and tear on your machine, and extend its life especially in hard water areas.
With the coffee they do sell individual sleeves of coffee, however, there are different collection packs, these change through the year, but could be a great way to introduce a variety of coffee to someone new to there machine. Or maybe someone whos not fussy that just wants a collection of different coffees, they do packs based on both type of Pods, though there are more available in the classic Nespresso Pod.
This Xmas to make it even more special, Nespresso has an Advent calendar!! with a collection of coffees and a special treat on the 24th (a Cup I believe) so another unique gift and way to have a selection of some coffee.
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I love the Versilo pod holder. It’s a space-saving design and I love to imagine Connect 4 whilst my coffee is brewing!15 November 2019 at 8:50 am
Love your posts man! Always great stuff to share. Plus I can’t wait to try this Nespresso! Have only heard great things! Thanks for sharing23 November 2019 at 4:28 pm
I love Nespresso’s stylish cups.15 November 2019 at 8:56 am
Milk frother! I love a frothy coffee mmmmm15 November 2019 at 9:17 am
I like the cube storage for the pods, neat and tidy but you can see through to get what you want.15 November 2019 at 9:37 am
Frother – tastes superior to flat white17 November 2019 at 9:24 pm
WOW well that is Christmas sorted for Hubby ha ha ha. I am asking a huge list here…starting with the Aerocinno I NEED THAT ? and some pod storage would be lovely too. My mind is buzzing thanks Liam!23 November 2019 at 8:37 pm
My favourite accessory is the Aeroccino3 Milk Frother15 November 2019 at 9:43 am
I love the syrups – making an everyday coffee something special15 November 2019 at 10:23 am
I have a Nespresso machine and I love my milk frother!15 November 2019 at 10:36 am
I love the pod storage, it looks very pretty !15 November 2019 at 10:44 am
The milk frother is my favourite15 November 2019 at 10:48 am
I love straight espresso, so I would love to try this as my full manual machine takes at least 20 minutes to make a good coffee!15 November 2019 at 11:09 am
Always wanted one of these would make mornings so much more exciting!19 November 2019 at 11:12 pm
I love the milk frother!15 November 2019 at 12:28 pm
The Aerocinno 4Milk Frother looks cool.15 November 2019 at 12:48 pm
For me 100 percent it has to be the syrups i’d be lost without them15 November 2019 at 12:54 pm
Milk frother15 November 2019 at 1:24 pm
the fabulous cups15 November 2019 at 1:39 pm
Absolutely wonderful review. My favourite thing are the pods – the variety and relative ease of storage.15 November 2019 at 2:47 pm
The milk frother !15 November 2019 at 3:16 pm
A Nespresso is top of my xmas wish list. would be nice to have some pods to go with it.15 November 2019 at 3:52 pm
The milk frother! Perfect for a cappucino15 November 2019 at 5:41 pm
Love the milk frother15 November 2019 at 6:46 pm
I like the milk frother15 November 2019 at 6:47 pm
cups – very old school when it comes to coffee15 November 2019 at 8:48 pm
The milk frother16 November 2019 at 5:41 am
The Pixie metal cup is my favourite accessory!16 November 2019 at 8:35 am
I love the cube storage which keeps the pods neat and tidy but you can see what you want – love16 November 2019 at 11:23 am
The Versilo pod storage is the best ever and looks neat next to my machine16 November 2019 at 12:36 pm
Can’t beat I love a frothy coffee. Always puts a smile on my face.16 November 2019 at 4:23 pm
The Milk Frother16 November 2019 at 5:49 pm
The milk frother looks like a perfect choice16 November 2019 at 8:26 pm
The milk frother16 November 2019 at 9:17 pm
Strong black16 November 2019 at 9:35 pm
I love the travel mugs so I can always have nice coffee on the go!17 November 2019 at 10:52 am
the milk frother17 November 2019 at 10:52 am
Milk frother17 November 2019 at 1:56 pm
The Milk Frother x18 November 2019 at 11:17 am
The Aerocinno 4Milk Frothe18 November 2019 at 11:37 am
The milk frother!18 November 2019 at 11:43 am
The Milk Frother23 November 2019 at 10:02 pm
The Milk Frother is my favourite!18 November 2019 at 12:39 pm
My favourite has to be the Aerocinno – I love a frothy coffee.18 November 2019 at 11:55 pm
The milk frother20 November 2019 at 12:31 pm
I’m another milk frother fan!20 November 2019 at 7:43 pm
I like the Versilo capsule holder. It just looks really snazzy!20 November 2019 at 9:58 pm
Milk frother21 November 2019 at 9:31 pm
I would love one of the Aerocinno’s. I love coffee shop coffee but don’t tend to drink coffee at home because they are just not the same without the frothy milk.21 November 2019 at 9:33 pm
I like the look of the Versilo (connect 4) capsule holder22 November 2019 at 7:32 am
milk frother is mine22 November 2019 at 8:51 am
The milk frother without a doubt!! Makes coffee a little more special!22 November 2019 at 10:18 am
I love their Aeroccino3 Milk Frother22 November 2019 at 6:39 pm
I love the Versilo pod storage as it’s easy to see the different pods23 November 2019 at 1:50 pm
My favourite has to be the Aerocinno23 November 2019 at 4:19 pm
The milk frother …. love it x23 November 2019 at 6:51 pm
The Storage pod, see what you need at a glance23 November 2019 at 7:48 pm
The frother . . . A flat white is my answer to everything – when I am happy, sad or just plain MOMBIEFIED!!! Would love to refine my milk art with it too!23 November 2019 at 8:14 pm
I would say the milk frother is my favourite accessory23 November 2019 at 8:26 pm
milk frother – love a frothy coffee23 November 2019 at 8:40 pm
Got to be the milk frother – makes everything taste so much more comforting23 November 2019 at 11:43 pm
the milk frother24 November 2019 at 12:27 am
The milk frother – I love my frothy coffee!24 November 2019 at 1:24 am
Love the Versilo Dispenser 🙂24 November 2019 at 2:03 pm
Travel mug as I can’t go anywhere with my cup of coffee24 November 2019 at 3:41 pm
The Aeroccino3 Milk Frother24 November 2019 at 4:55 pm