Top positive review
Bring the Fun back to Coffee drinking
on 13 January 2018
Over the past 10 years I have had several coffee’s that have “hit-the-spot” just right, almost always whilst on Holiday somewhere, but despite experimenting at home with a variety of coffee makers and filter machines, and a plethora of coffee types from Supermarket to so-called Rolls-Royce coffees which are ridiculously expensive for the amount you get, I never seemed to emulate the tastes I had enjoyed on Holiday and I firmly believed that Pod machines and their coffee was for people who were in a hurry and not fussed about the taste but boy, did I get that wrong? because the variety, quality and taste delivered by the Pods is consistently impressive and I would never go back to the old ways of making coffee. I enjoy my coffee black and particular favourites are Espresso and Barista but used as longer 168ml drinks and not the recommended 30-50ml, also the longer 120ml Lungo, 200ml Grande and 230ml Americano, but our tastes are all different and these are just the ones I settled on and purchasing a variety pack is an entertaining and fun way to get started on your new coffee journey. Price wise the pods have so far averaged 22 pence each by shopping around but be aware that the Chocochino pods can be more costly if you don’t use the Creamer pod along with the Chocolate pod as there are 8 of each in the box. After much research I settled for the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Melody 3 mostly for its 1.3 litre water capacity and partly for its style which is a bit R2D2, and even though I was initially disappointed that it wasn’t Automatic I eventually came to appreciate the versatility offered by the Manual version as everyone could adjust their strengths instantly just by adding a little extra water. My Wife chose the deep red model as a stand-alone bright item in our cream and black kitchen and even though the red cable is a very strange design choice neither of us is too bothered by it as its mostly out of sight. We are now converts to the Pod system of making coffee and are also extremely impressed with the Melody 3 which is user friendly and easy to keep clean. Very highly recommended.