Review: Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio

hot coffee!!!

There is a big downside with the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio. It makes our kitchen look in serious need of modernisation. Against the 1970’s tiles, it looks positively space age. Aside from that, it’s the best thing in terms of kitchen gadgetry we’ve had since the Breville One Cup. But whilst the One Cup was good for boiling one cup of water at a time very very quickly, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio is a bit more specialist. It makes an awesome cup of coffee very easily. 

And by awesome, I’m talking a nice cup of coffee that is streaks ahead of instant coffee and hardly any different to what you can buy in a coffee shop. Now I’ll say that I like my coffee strong and black and aside from Oliver at work’s paticular skill in making an almost undrinkable black coffee, it’s hard to make a bad black coffee but this is good. Wifey isn’t as completely impressed with the lattes but that has more to do with the capsuled milk than anything else.

I tend to agree with Metropolitan Mum in that respect. But on the other hand, it is so quick and easy to use, it’s a right winner. The capsules are simplicitiy itself to use and none to expensive either. The machine has an RRP of £129 and the capsules weigh in at about 25p each. I’m looking forward to winter, since I walk come rain or shine two miles into work each day. I can see myself sipping a delicious hot black coffee with snow on the ground.

The machine itself is very small, but very heavy too. This gives it both stability and a feeling of quality. The water tank is easy to remove and fill, which is good if you have guests round. It also boils the water very quickly to boot.