Dolce Gusto® coffee machines


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About NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Coffee Machines

Amongst numerous other coffee machines in the Coffee Friend’s assortment, there’s a variety of capsule machines, which are extremely popular nowadays, on offer. These coffee brewing appliances have succeeded in conquering the hearts of thousands of coffee lovers due to their attractive price, compactness, mobility, simple operation, easy maintenance and, of course, ability to brew drinks of various types — using different coffee capsules, you can enjoy different beverages each time you prepare a cup. The fact that these coffee machines are capable of preparing delicious coffee at the touch of a single button is no less important in this success story. Today, we’re going to introduce to you one of the most popular capsule systems — it’s called NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®.

Features of NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Coffee Machines

What makes NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsule coffee machines truly unique are the technologies found in them. Find out more about these technologies by reading below.

Wide variety of capsules: coffee drinks, tea and hot cocoa

We’ve already mentioned that one of the main reasons behind the impressive popularity of the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsule coffee machines is their ability to brew beverages of numerous different types. Each Dolce Gusto® compatible capsule has been created specially for a certain recipe. On the market, you’ll find capsules designed for espresso, cappuccino, latte, caramel latte macchiato or even hot cocoa and hot chocolate! This feature makes these machines particularly universal: every lover of coffee — or other drinks — is sure to find something that he or she will enjoy. Coffee connoisseurs won’t be disappointed either: the number of specialty coffee capsules on offer is growing each day.

Numerous coffee capsules from different manufacturers

In addition to having the choice of various types of coffee and other drinks, you can also pick capsules produced by different manufacturers. The NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsule system has become so popular lately that other coffee manufacturers have jumped on this train too. Amongst the products in the Coffee Friend’s assortment, you’ll find Dolce Gusto®-compatible capsules manufactured by “Charles Liégeois”, “Mokito” and “Starbucks”. There’s also the option of choosing reusable capsules and using any of your favourite coffees when brewing drinks in a capsule coffee machine.

Hot and cold drinks

The integrated Hot & Cold  function allows you to use these coffee machines to make cold drinks, as well as hot beverages. If your model is operated manually, all you have to do is turn the water lever to one side or the other. If your machine is automatic though, you won’t even have to do that: simply pressing the required button will be enough.

Convenient milk system

Unlike appliances produced by other manufacturers, the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee machines use capsules with milk powder in them when making milk-based drinks. This is particularly convenient when there’s no fresh, cold milk beside you. It’s also a great solution for those who’d rather avoid the need of maintaining the milk system of their coffee machine. Simply insert a capsule into the appliance and enjoy thick, delicious milk foam!

15-bar pressure technology for espresso-based beverages

When brewing coffee, these appliances utilise pressure of 15 bar — as a result, the prepared drinks are just as good as the ones you’d be served in a restaurant. The NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee machines will enable you to brew both authentic espresso covered with a thick layer of delicious crema and numerous espresso-based beverages — from espresso macchiato to cappuccino.

Simple operation: manual or automatic

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsule coffee machines are extremely easy to operate. Entry-level models are equipped with a manual operation system: all you have to do is insert a capsule into the appliance, lower the water lever and then release it once the desired amount of water has been dispensed. Automatic models make everything even simpler: insert a capsule, pick the desired amount of water based on the portion size recommended for your drink (the very same scale can be found both on your coffee machine and the packaging of your coffee capsules), then start dispensing water. Once the amount of water you’ve chosen is dispensed, the coffee machine will stop automatically.

Energy-saving mode

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee machines are equipped with an integrated energy-saving mode. After 1–5 minutes of inactivity (depending on the model), the appliance will switch off automatically, hence helping you save on your electric bill.

XL cup function

Most automatic NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee machines are also equipped with the XL cup function. Using it will allow you to fill a larger takeaway cup — or even a whole thermos — with your favourite coffee.

Espresso Boost function for those who prefer intense flavours

The latest NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® models include the so-called Espresso Boost feature, which enables coffee lovers to make their espresso more intense. Using this function, you can adjust your coffee to your individual taste and enjoy some extra flavour whenever you feel like it.

Temperature adjustment

More often than not, capsule coffee machines use water of a pre-set temperature when brewing hot beverages, and there’s no way of changing it. In contrast, the latest NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® models allow you to choose the temperature yourself — you can go from warm to extra hot at the touch of a single button. Coffee connoisseurs are guaranteed to love this function: different water temperatures lead to different features of flavour being unveiled in the prepared drink, so there’s more space for experiments!

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsule Coffee Machines: How to Choose the Right Model for You?  

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® offers a dazzlingly wide variety of capsule coffee machines. They’re characterised by different designs, sizes, water tank shapes and capacities, types of operation (some of these machines are operated manually, while others are automatic), as well as additional integrated functions (such as the Espresso Boost feature or the possibility of adjusting water temperature). To help you make your decision, we’re presenting the key characteristics of each model below.

Dolce Gusto Piccolo

At just 16-cm-wide, 29-cm-high and 29-cm-deep, Dolce Gusto Piccolo is one of the most compact coffee machines ever produced by Dolce Gusto. Keep in mind though that its water tank is smaller too: it holds 0.6 l of water. The appliance is operated manually — which means that, in order to brew a cup, you’ll need to lower the lever yourself and then raise it again once you’re ready to stop the brewing process.

Dolce Gusto Piccolo XS

This  Dolce Gusto Piccolo XS model is more recent than the one above — and it’s even more compact! The appliance is as little as 14-cm-wide, 28-cm-high and 27-cm-deep. It’s certainly interesting to note that despite its smaller size, the water tank of this coffee machine is indeed bigger than that of Dolce Gusto Piccolo and holds 0.8 l of water. The tank is also easier to fill up. Just like the previous Piccolo model, this one’s operated manually.

Dolce Gusto Jovia 

The exceptional design of Dolce Gusto Jovia coffee maker makes it perfect for those who don’t have enough space in their kitchen for a deep coffee machine — its depth amounts to as little as 23 cm. The water tank holds 0.8 l. The machine is operated manually.

Dolce Gusto Infinissima

The design of this Dolce Gusto Infinissima model is, once again, unique. If you’re looking for a particularly narrow coffee machine, the 15.5-cm-wide Infinissima is definitely worth considering. In addition, this model is equipped with the largest water tank yet: with a capacity of 1.2 l, it’s perfect for those who enjoy drinking bigger portions of coffee or tend to brew multiple cups a day. The appliance is operated manually.

Dolce Gusto Mini Me 

Unlike the previous models, this Dolce Gusto Mini Me one’s equipped with an automated operation system. Use the control panel to pick the desired portion size and, once the amount of water you’ve specified has been dispensed, the machine will stop automatically. It’s worth noting that the scale displayed on the panel is identical to the scale found on the packaging of Dolce Gusto capsules. The latter indicates the amount of water recommended for a particular type of coffee or a certain recipe, so this little feature is extremely convenient. The water tank of Mini Me holds 0.8 l of water.

Dolce Gusto Eclipse 

What sets Dolce Gusto Eclipse coffee machine apart from the rest is its extraordinary design and an automatic opening mechanism. All you have to do is touch the appliance and watch it opening up gracefully all on its own so that you can conveniently insert a capsule into it. Once the machine closes again, it turns into a unique interior accessory. The appliance is operated automatically and equipped with a 1-litre water tank.

Dolce Gusto Colors 

This coffee machine comes with changeable coloured back panels, so if you want to bring some variety into your life, the particularly narrow and otherwise compact Colors model is definitely the right fit for you. It’s operated automatically and equipped with a 1-litre water tank.

Dolce Gusto Genio 

This is definitely one of the most popular capsule coffee machine models produced by Dolce Gusto. Dolce Gusto Genio is particularly compact, equipped with a 0.65-litre water tank and operated automatically.

Dolce Gusto Genio S 

The Dolce Gusto Genio S line includes the latest Dolce Gusto coffee machine models. Not only has the manufacturer retained the most valuable qualities found in the Genio model described above, but new features have also been added. This particular model is equipped with a larger water tank that holds up to 0.8 l of water. The tank is also much more convenient to remove and fill up. The upgraded design of this coffee machine endows the appliance with an exquisite, modern look. Its operation is automated.

Dolce Gusto Genio S Plus 

As a member of the Dolce Gusto Genio S family, this appliance entices coffee lovers with its upgraded design, improved water tank, automated operation and, of course, additional features that are bound to come in handy. Fans of intense flavours will fall in love with the Espresso Boost function, which results in coffee that is much stronger than usual. The option of adjusting water temperature is guaranteed to be just as valuable, particularly to those who enjoy experimenting with different tastes.

Dolce Gusto Genio S Touch

Out of all the machines in the Dolce Gusto Genio S line, Dolce Gusto Genio S Touch is definitely the smartest. In addition to being equipped with the amazing features found in other Genio S models — such as exquisite design, an improved water tank, automatic operation, the Espresso Boost function and adjustable water temperature — it also boasts a particularly modern touch-sensitive control panel.

We hope that the information presented here will help you pick out a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsule coffee machine that satisfies every one of your individual needs and wants. If you’re still unsure which appliance is the right one for you or if you have any questions about other coffee machines, you’re welcome to contact the Coffee Friend’s consultants, who will be happy to help you out and provide you with informative answers!

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