I just got back from a whirlwind Europe trip that included a week in Italy. Needless to say, I kinda OD’d on the cappuccino there. I’m talking every morning, sometimes twice…once even three times. Don’t judge me.
The funny thing is, I don’t normally drink coffee to start my day. But when in Rome…
And I have to say, I REALLY miss my daily caffeine injections. So when I was invited to check out the coffee creations by Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto this morning, I was more than game.
It was held at the sleek MEET at the Apartment lounge in Soho. I was quickly led to a machine to take a stab at the machine myself.
It was pretty simple: Just stick in a pre-packaged capsule of milk that is dispensed warm and frothy in the cup; then another capsule of 100% Arabic roast and ground coffee that is mixed in and you have a warm cup of cappuccino in under a minute.
I made a little video of it too:
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Design expert Stephen Saint-Onge, who has been named one of the top 15 designers in America and is a regular on TV appearances like Oprah and The View, was also at hand to give us some designing tips.
Here are some I found the most useful:
Back to the Dolce Gusto machine, the obvious question is price. It retails for $149.99 but they’re offering a $30 rebate until 12/31/09. The starter kit included in that includes a white cappuccino cup and saucer set; a tall macchiato glass, and a variety pack of drink flavors. To buy more capsules, it’s $8.49 for 16 capsules.
Check it out on amazon.com here.
Would you guys invest at a coffee/cappuccino maker at home, or do you not mind the daily coffee run?