We received a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo Coffee Machine at the office to review. As we all fought over who got to road test it, Renita drew the long straw and got to take it home! Lucky, because she is known around the office as a notorious coffeeholic!
Here is her review in her own words:
Who doesn’t love coffee??…or some form of coffee?? Cold or hot, this baby can do it all…
I received my Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo when I arrived back from a holiday. I already had a coffee machine, you know, one of those cheap $150 types, wait 10 minutes for it heat, froth your own milk etc, so 2005, .…So, instead of putting it all back together, I thought I would replace it with the new Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo.
I am definitely a modern girl, I love shiny, bright coloured appliances, they seem to work well against my olden style Queenslander and colour just seems to sit well with me. So as I pulled it out of the box and saw that it was bright shiny red, my face lit up!
Now, I must admit, my distaste for instant coffee goes back a long way. I started drinking coffee as an adult, probably about 10 years ago. I started with percolated, moved onto to plunger, and then once I had my first latte, I never went back. Due to my country lifestyle (yes, I live in the stix), there are no shops within kooee that make a good coffee, so when I moved here 7 years ago I purchased my first bench top machine.
I have seen and admired the Pod coffee machines of late, and wondered about their tiny little pouches, watching a demonstration once I was mesmerized how quickly and easy they looked, and honestly thought how wonderful it would be to not have to scrape out the coffee, or stand there frothing milk, or wait for it get ‘ready’….and now that my husband is an avid drinker too (not to mention my mother, father, 2 sisters, neighbours, friends and clients), making coffee for the masses just doesn’t work with an elcheapo…
So there it was, proudly sitting on my bench, the kids wondering what it could possibly do…I tell them it has endless possibilities. Hot chocolate, lattes, macchiato, chai, cappuccino, caramel latte, peach flavoured iced tea, iced coffee ! The options we boundless. But, it wasn’t the various drink options that drew me in, I am a plain jane when it comes to coffee. It was the fact that it was fast and easy. So easy, I had my 7 year old making me coffees! This was something I had always aspired for him…I had been waiting until he could safely use the milk frother on the old clogger before I showed him. But with the Nescafe Dolce Gusto, within a few minutes he could make anything he dreamed of ! and of course, he felt he had grown up overnight too (added bonus!).
So over the next week, I had some visitors. Tis the season and all. Coffee was made and the kitchen was a buzz of energy with friends and family alike wondering why I got my Xmas present early, and of course wondering where they could get one too. My father is a bigger coffee drinker than me (if that is even possible), but he is no friend of anything modern or technical. I showed him once how to use it, and voilà my new Barista in the making….crema every time.
Their online store is very easy to navigate, and has a number of recipes that would appeal to all tastes.
The Pods are easy to find, locate them at any Coles store, or you can easily buy them online https://www.dolce-gusto.com.au/EN/Pages/home.aspx.
Written by Renita Gordon
The views and opinions outlined above is my personal opinion only. It does not reflect those of Stay At Home Mum or Nestlé. There was no monetary transaction between myself and Nestlé to write this review.