Nespresso v. Keurig

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Nespresso v. Keurig

Post by brothers » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:55 pm

My son has upgraded from the Keurig to the Nespresso. He says it uses some kind of pods, at about $1 each. That's all I know about it. Does anyone have an opinion after using both brands? Is the Nespresso the next big thing, or just another wannabe chasing the skirt tails of King Keurig?
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Re: Nespresso v. Keurig

Post by CMur12 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:21 pm

Hi Gary -

My sister has a Nespresso and she likes it. I've generally heard positive things about it.

My impression is that Keurig is for standard brewed coffee, while Nespresso is a form of espresso.

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Re: Nespresso v. Keurig

Post by Rufus » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:16 pm

We like our Nespresso. I use it for espresso primarily, but my wife uses it for other styles of coffee. It's not cheap, but it is cheaper than Starbucks. I've tried coffee from a Keurig, but find it lacks the more robust coffees that Nespresso has.
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Re: Nespresso v. Keurig

Post by drmoss_ca » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:58 am

I feel a bit uncomfortable about the amount of packaging used and wasted with each cup when using pods. So I found a set of O-rings on Amazon and my Saeco Vienna has a new lease on life.

This summer I have also used the antique Sears Drip-O-Lator to make iced coffee, at which it is very good, and any tendency to bitterness is swamped by the sucralose and whole milk I add.
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Re: Nespresso v. Keurig

Post by Rufus » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:45 am

drmoss_ca wrote:I feel a bit uncomfortable about the amount of packaging used and wasted with each cup when using pods. So I found a set of O-rings on Amazon and my Saeco Vienna has a new lease on life.

This summer I have also used the antique Sears Drip-O-Lator to make iced coffee, at which it is very good, and any tendency to bitterness is swamped by the sucralose and whole milk I add.
I too get twinges of guilt over the packaging and waste associated with pods. For my morning coffee and when I want a non-espresso coffee I use an Italian Mocha pot loaded with the most rich, full-bodied coffee I can find, usually Starbucks Komodo Dragon or French/Italian roast. I grind the beans very fine, but not as fine as for espresso.
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Re: Nespresso v. Keurig

Post by ichabod » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:32 am

The Nespresso combined with it's companion frothing device (aeroccino I think) is probably the ideal solution for someone who wants to get as close as possible to a coffee house style latte/cappuccino without falling down the rabbit hole of spending infinite money on professional level grinders and espresso machines the size of fridges. Oh, and roasting equipment :D

The Keurig can't be beaten for convenience if you're the only one drinking coffee in your household and you don't want to pour coffee away. If you want a higher quality single cup, or to avoid the waste of the Keurig, I'd say the Aeropress is tough to beat. When I want a nicer single cup of coffee I'll use a grinder, the aeropress, and then use my Keurig machine for the hot water.
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