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Pod price and portion size bring this down a star.
on 21 August 2015
We recently got one of these at work, and although not the exact same model it's close enough for a review of this one.
First off the good: The drinks are nice, it's easy to clean and fairly self contained. Which is nice.
And then the bad: The drinks are pretty small, on average about 210ml. Now for somebody who drinks from a teacup that might be fine, but as somebody who has used mugs all their life, it felt a bit like I was only getting half a drink (lets face it, i was)
also there are the after market costs. Primarily the pods. If you buy something like the americano coffee pots it works out at about 25p per drink. But if you buy one of the double pod drinks, such as the cappuchino, hot chocolate, mocha, (basically everything I'll drink) you get half the pods. (each box has 16 pods. But since you need two pods for a drink with some of them it's really only 8) so it goes to 50p per drink.
Cheaper than a coffee shop sure, but I've found instant hot chocolates that taste better, give you a full mug, and are cheaper.
So really those are my main gripes, portion size, and pod price vs quality. If you're a straight up coffee drinker, or don't have any of the fancier double pod coffees, this would probably be closer to a 4 star for you, if like me however you only like fancy stuff, you're somewhat down on your luck.