I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. I received products to review, and will receive a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy here.
Allow me to introduce you to my new friend, the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto:
This little machine has stopped me from making daily trips to Starbucks! I was sent the most popular machine in the Dolce Gusto line, the Genio, which has a compact, space-saving design. With its 21-oz reservoir, the Genio can make 3 cups of coffee, and is a recipient of the 2014 Consumer Reports Award and the 2014 Gold Edison Award. The package that I received included three of the 19 varieties – Morning Blend, Cappuccino Ice, and Chococino. The Cappuccino Ice was definitely our favorite. My husband and I polished off the box before I could take a video and now this is all that’s left:
Here’s why the coffee is so good:
Each beverage is made using only high quality ingredients, like specially selected coffee beans that are perfectly roasted and ground specifically for each drink. The milk is all natural and free of hormones and preservatives, giving it a clean, creamy taste.
The custom scroll wheel and flow stop capabilities on the machine allow the user to adjust the strength and amount of coffee. Grounds are precisely tamped into each innovative, airtight capsule as if done by a professional barista, and each capsule is sealed to preserve freshness for up to a year. Coffee is delivered to the cup without ever coming into contact with the machine, meaning you don’t have to rinse the system between beverages.
The Dolce Gusto is a coffee house quality machine designed with a 15-bar pressure system, which is comparable to those used professionally at coffee shops. Professional-caliber pressure works by very quickly and evenly distributing water over the coffee grounds, bringing out a bolder, more full flavor. And, superior pressure creates a velvety layer of crema, the rich froth that’s the holy grail for espresso aficionados. Pressure differentiates NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto from its competitors, and the SmartCapsule technology calibrates the right amount of pressure for each drink for optimal flavor.
Here’s my Genio in action:
As you can see, the Dolce Gusto is incredibly easy to use, and it works really quickly. I could have just added milk or cream to the coffee, but I love the Morning Blend + Chococino combo. That layer of foamy crema really sets the Dolce Gusto apart from every other homemade coffee I’ve ever had. My only complaint is that I can’t find the capsules in stores – but they are at least available online at Target, Amazon, and the Dolce Gusto website.
And did I mention that with the Dolce Gusto, I no longer make a daily run to Starbucks? It’s really that good, plus it’s super fast – the machine warms up while you’re popping in the capsule, and it takes less than a minute to produce your coffee. And clean up is just as easy, since all you have to do is pop out the capsule and throw it away.
You don’t have to be green with envy because I get to give a Dolce Gusto away! But enter now, because this is a very short, very special giveaway that ends at 12am PT on October 29!
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