George Clooney has loved his Nespresso since 2006 and it seems the rest of the world has too. The capsule/capsule coffee machine market has grown exponentially over the past 15 years and it is estimated that Nespresso alone has sold 28 billion coffee capsules worldwide with a market value of 8 capsules. billion USD in 2014.
But what exactly are they?
They are basically small capsules (usually made of plastic or aluminum) that hold a cup of espresso that the machine makes for you. Once your coffee is brewed, you can simply throw away the capsule shell or many of the capsules can now be recycled. This means very little mess and no complicated steps to brewing coffee.
Each machine will have a certain type of tablet, so if you are going to invest in one of these machines, be sure to buy the right type of tablet for your machine. Some are interchangeable, but from personal experience, the machine will not work as well as it should and may even cause damage.
Many brands offer a variety of coffees, as well as decaffeinated options. You can also buy tablets to make tea, hot chocolate, Nesquick, and even soup (I don’t know how I feel about the latter though!).
Which machine is right for me?
There are several types of machines available in the market, ranging from brands like DeLonghi, Kitchen Aid, Breville, Gloria Jeans, Aldi, Lavazza and many more, ranging from under $100 to over $700 and even up up to $4000 for the built-in machine. ! My best advice to you is to go to your local electrical store and see the machines on offer. Chances are you’ll make a big investment in your machine, so find one that suits your kitchen style and one that has the features you want. Some offer built-in milk frothing options, which can really speed up the brewing time of latte-style drinks and make it a whole lot easier. If you have any friends or family using a machine, ask their opinion about it and give it a try!
My current machine is the Nespresso Latissima Plus, which offers several drink sizes and also has a milk foam function.
Which capsule is right for me?
Finding the right capsule can be a complicated process and my best advice is to simply give it a try. If you are thinking of buying or already have a Nespresso machine, go to a Nespresso shop where you can try out their variety of concoctions.
Most pods from any brand will be rated by their strength usually on a scale of 1 to 10. If you prefer a stronger coffee, look for a higher number, similarly, a lower number for a weaker coffee. The strength of the coffee is not related to its caffeine level, but the way the coffee is roasted affects the flavor.
If you still can’t find a capsule to your liking, available online are homemade capsules that you can put your own ground coffee into the capsule and make your own custom blend. They are often reusable, which is great for the environment.
Are they expensive?
Coffee capsules are often one of the more expensive ways of making coffee at home than manual brewing. Essentially, you’re paying for consistency and convenience. However, each cup of coffee will most likely be cheaper than coffee from a coffee shop, which is especially handy for someone like me who doesn’t have one nearby!
We could see the single-serve coffee market grow in the future as coffee drinkers realize the ease and convenience they can make their coffee at home as well as the number of machines and brands. compression is available in Australia. Machines are always on special market and potentially discounted for the holiday season and possibly during the Gift Day sale!
Have fun drinking coffee!
Nick Wallace is an aspiring public relations and communications professional with a penchant for anything lemon-flavored. When he’s not studying hard or planning his next vacation to some weird or interesting place, he produces content about cooking, travel, technology, or whatever. his hobby.