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Last year, my coffeemaker broke. I woke up to dirty water, ground beans and coffee all over my countertop and kitchen floor. As someone who now works from home and relies on a daily cup of joe (fine, more like three cups) this was a nightmare.
I needed a replacement, ASAP. Lots of research led me to the Nespresso — specifically, the Vertuoline — and I bought it, full price. I was captivated by how sleek the black and chrome looked and the water tank held a ridiculous 40 oz. of water (read: less time spent refilling). Unlike many other coffeemakers, it brews a near-endless variety of coffees, espressos, lattes and more with the pull of a lever. Seriously, there’s only one button on this beauty.
While I paid full price for mine — and I still think it was worth every penny — you can get yours on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond for just $195. It even comes with a milk frother! Even better: You can get it delivered same-day or pick it up curbside in as little as two hours — all absolutely free.
While outwardly simple and straightforward, the behind-the-scenes mechanics of this smart machine are anything but. It knows the difference between different size cups, and how to make an espresso versus a double or a cup of coffee, as if by magic. The wizardry lies in the pods the Nespresso uses, each stamped with unique bar codes that determine the correct parameters to brew a perfect cup, every time. All you have to do is press a button.
The machine can brew five different sizes of coffee, and it heats up in under fifteen seconds. It also automatically turns off once it finishes creating your perfect cup. Plus, once you’re done, the Nespresso disposes of your pod by sliding it into an attached container, which you can empty out and recycle once it’s full (with daily use, it takes me about two weeks to fill it up).
As for the coffee itself, each blend I’ve tried is super creamy and foamy and makes me feel like I should be paying a barista instead of just pressing a button on a device. Even my snobbiest coffee-loving friends rave about it, and either want one or have already bought one.
While I’m happy to wax poetic about the Nespresso all day, more than 1,000 shoppers have given it a perfect five-star review:
”I’ve always wanted a Nespresso coffee machine and finally I got one, I feel like a true adult now,” one shared. “I love how easy it is to use and the different coffee sizes you get to make with many different choices as well. The milk frother is amazing, lets you make your milk hot or cold and the amount of froth as well.”
Another shopper shared that it’s the perfect way to discover new favorites: “My husband and I absolutely LOVE our Nespresso! It's perfect for any coffee lover and it's fun deciding what cup you want each day. My husband loves the frothy coffees, who'd of guessed?”
As for this couple, the Nespresso is literally the key to their lasting marriage:
“My husband and I discovered Nespresso in 2012 on our honeymoon,” a shopper shared. “I suspect we indulged more in the coffee than food, it was so delicious. I'm a self-proclaimed coffee snob so that says a lot. Over the years, we'd run across a Nespresso demo and reminisce and toy w/ the idea of making ‘the switch.’ Yet, we remained faithful to our existing machine.
She continued: “Then one day... BBB made an offer we could not refuse. 7 years from the date of conception, our baby arrives in the mail. It was an instant love! Morning after morning, pod after pod, we enjoy the deliciousness that is Nespresso. Our union is now complete and we shall live happily ever after.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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