Single-serve coffee machines offer remarkable convenience.
All you need to do is slip in a proprietary capsule, fill up the water tank, and push a button. Making great coffee consistently doesn’t come any easier.
Now, the tradeoff you make is sacrificing all control over the brewing method. You can’t manipulate the temperature of the water. You get no chance to grind your own beans. Choice is limited to the size of the drink and whether or not you’ll be making a creamy, espresso-based drink or straight-up coffee.
The other serious drawback to these single-serve machines is the impact so many used capsules has on the environment.
Despite the downside, single-serve machines like the DeLonghi Nespresso line continue to fly off the shelves the world over.
Aside from Keurig, Nespresso are the driving force in this market segment. Nespresso is an operating unit of Nestle that started out as an e-commerce business before opening the first concept store in Paris in 2000.
Nespresso sell single-serve machines branded by DeLonghi, Krups, Alessi, Siemens, Philips, and Magimix.
The machines are broadly divided as follows:
Each type of machine uses proprietary capsules. These are not interchangeable.
For the ultimate guide of Nespresso machines, go here.
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