Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Finally, a NEW Nescafé Dolce Gusto Machine for Us!

The boy and I love to café-hop but ever since Lil Pumpkin came along, that has lessened down mainly because we do not like to squeeze with the crowds at hipster cafés, and frankly, not many of them are that kids-friendly {although that would probably have changed with the blossoming of local café culture in recent years}. 

And that's why ever since the boy brought back our first Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo multi-beverage machine a few years ago, we've been huge, HUGE fans. We use it every day to make our Cappucinos, Latte Macchiatos, Mochas, Chai Tea Lattes and my personal fave, Green Tea Lattes {if you don't have this machine, see how I make Green Tea Maccha Azuki Ice-Blended Latte Smoothies from scratch here}.

It's like having our very own cafe-style beverages right in the comfort of our home #love

However, it being from the first generation, our Circolo didn't come with an automatic feature to measure out the water to suit the strength of our drink. The boy usually had to use one of Lil Pumpkin's milk bottles to measure out the exact amount of water to used for our drinks. It was quite a hassle but nothing too difficult ;)

Last month, Nescafé Dolce Gusto launched its new Mini-Me Automatic machine and we got our hands on it! With its quirky contours, the Mini Me clinched both the ‘Red Dot Design Award’ AND the ‘Product Design’ Award at the International Forum Design 2014.

For one, you can automatically adjust the water levels to customise the flavour and intensity of your drink. The boy was very pleased with this feature because now it's so much easier to use. All we have to do is to pop the beverage capsule into the machine, select the strength setting which are recommended on the capsules, and wait for our delicious drink to dispense. That's it!

Another thing we liked is that compared to our Circolo, it's smaller and more compact in size, so takes up less space in our kitchen.

Remember the variety of beverages I listed above? Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg because there are about 18 altogether available in Singapore! This includes cold drinks like Cappuccino Ice and Ice Peach Tea. Now, you can also make café-style Milo!!

Yes, it's already easy to make a cup of Milo with the convenient 3-in-1 sachets, but now with the patented thermoblock technology equipped in all Nescafé Dolce Gust machines, it optimises extraction pressure to dispense chocolate malt and milk froth from the capsules, giving you a cup of luxuriously smooth, creamy and velvety café-style MILO consistently. Every. Single. Time #winning

The Nescafé Dolce Gusto Mini Me retails for S$199 and the beverage capsules cost S$10.90 for 16 servings of the regular coffee and for 8 servings of the coffee-house specialties. If you frequent cafés, you'd know that you definitely save money by making your own cup at home :P

Nescafé Dolce Gusto machines and capsules are available at the in-store boutique in TANGS Orchard, TANGS VivoCity, Takashimaya, Isetan, OG, BEST DENKI, Harvey Norman, COURTS and selected major supermarkets.

* Disclosure: Nescafé Dolce Gusto provided the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Mini Me Automatic system for review. We paid for the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo Manual system ourselves. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.



Masshole Mommy said...

I have one of those, too, and I love it. My husband doesn't drink coffee or drinks like this, so I love that it makes individual cups!

An Apel a Day said...

I've been wanting a single cup coffee, tea, hot coco maker.

Czjai said...

Envy! I've always wanted a Dolce Gusto for myself but never got around to buying one. :(

Stacy said...

I've been eyeing this machine for ages! But the capsules are rather pricey. And it'll just be me using as hubs isn't a coffee fan. Sigh. Thinking I shouldn't get (but my willpower is kinda weak hehe).

mail4rosey said...

I love the single serve brewers too!! I think the coffee is better than in the brewer too.