Does Nespresso Make Good Espresso?

By | July 23, 2019

If you’ve considered purchasing a Nespresso single-serving coffee maker even for a moment, surely the most critical question you’ve asked is does Nespresso actually make good espresso coffee? Since the whole point of a Nespresso machine is to get great quality espresso without the time and hassle required to pull a traditional espresso shot, it makes sense that… Read More »

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What is the Quietest Nespresso Machine?

By | July 24, 2019

There’s no doubt about it: we live in a world filled with noise. In fact, these days, it’s hard to find any peace and quiet just about anywhere you might find yourself. But perhaps one of the noisiest places that many of us encounter on a semi-regular basis is a coffee shop. Sure, when we think of quaint… Read More »

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Can You Use Other Pods in a Nespresso Machine

By | July 18, 2019

Back in the dark days of old, those of us who had single-serve coffee makers like those from Nespresso and Keurig only had a handful of coffee capsules or pods to choose from—and the quality often left much to be desired. Luckily, with the rapid spread of these time-saving brewers, there are now more coffee options than we… Read More »

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Are All Nespresso Machines the Same?

By | July 23, 2019

In short: yes and no. I know, I know: that’s not very helpful. But there’s a good reason why we’re hedging this question a bit upfront. Essentially, there are two kinds of Nespresso single-serving coffee machines: the OriginalLine and the VertuoLine. However, there are many different manufacturers and models of each. So, the answer is really: yes, all… Read More »

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Do Nespresso Machines Make Regular Coffee

By | July 23, 2019

This question itself implies that Nespresso machines aren’t known for making “regular” coffee, and this is mostly true, depending on your definition of “regular” coffee. When most people refer to this “regular” coffee, they’re usually referring to a standard cup of coffee, brewed in some form of a drip process—whether that’s a typical drip brewer or a pour… Read More »

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How to Reprogram Nespresso Machines to Brew Bigger Shots

By | July 11, 2019

If there is one (and I mean only one!) downside to Nespresso machines, it’s that the serving sizes they produce are so small! If you’re like me, you probably often find yourself downing cup after tiny cup of Nespresso coffee and having to continuously go back to make more. Luckily, there is an incredibly simple solution: reprogramming the… Read More »

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What do the Numbers Mean on Nespresso Capsules?

By | July 3, 2019

Nespresso coffee capsules have quickly made a huge splash in the individual serving coffee market. Nespresso has made a name for itself with its high-quality single serving coffee and espresso makers and capsules. But if you’ve ever shopped for Nespresso capsules, you may have noticed that each one has a number associated with it that is largely unexplained… Read More »

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Can You Use Your Own Coffee in a Nespresso Machine

By | July 23, 2019

You have a Nespresso single-serve coffee maker, and you love it. We all do! But at some point, almost every Nespresso convert asks the question: can I use my Nespresso machine to brew my own coffee? The answer is simple: absolutely! But before you can start brewing your with your favorite non-Nespresso coffee beans (or pre-ground coffee, if… Read More »

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How Much Caffeine Is In A Nespresso Capsule?

By | July 5, 2019

If you’ve read our post on the “intensity” numbers associated with Nespresso capsules, then you know these numbers do not, as some people mistakenly think, refer to the caffeine levels in the coffee. In fact, Nespresso doesn’t provide much guidance on the caffeine content of their coffee capsules. See this post to find out about those capsule numbers… Read More »

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