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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect, 28 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: NESCAF… Dolce Gusto Melody 3 by De'Longhi EDG420.BL Coffee and Beverage Machine - Blue (Kitchen & Home)
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Don't get me wrong! The coffee and hot chocolate from this machine tastes great. However, there are some things that are not so great.

* The capsules are expensive. Not only that, but often you need two of them to make a drink. For hot chocolate, you use one chocolate + one milk, but to make a decent Americano you will need two coffee capsules also.

* This is a manual machine, so you need to concentrate on stopping the flow, or risk a flood.

* The water container is fiddly, and the lid is a loose fit.

On the other hand, making a drink doesn't take forever, like it does in many coffee shops, and it isn't unbearably bitter when you get it. Being an instantaneous heater, this should save money on an electric kettle.

For use at home, I would regard it as a luxury. However, if you use this at work as a personal machine, as an alternative to a coffee to go from the likes of Starbucks or Costa, it would save you quite a lot of money!

So, good coffee, medium running costs and there are a whole lot of different capsules you can buy online. You get a selection of six capsules with the machine, enough for about three to four drinks. The initial outlay is low, it is sturdily made, apart from that lid on the water container, and this user rates it at about four and a half stars.

Update: I have settled into the pattern of drinking a couple of NESCAFÉ Mochas a day now. My other half enjoys the NESCAFÉ Skinny Latte Machiatos. Don't buy these on repeat order, though. Although you save a small amount, I found delivery to be unbelievably random, for some reason. Some took weeks to arrive, and I had just put in a claim when an hour later they arrived, on a Sunday, via Royal Mail. As I am a Prime member, using that is more reliable.
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Initial post: 11 Dec 2012 07:51:41 GMT
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The Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 looks like a better buy to me. A bit more expensive, but probably worth it.
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