Disadvantages of a Nespresso machine


Introduction to “Disadvantages of a Nespresso machine”

It can be good, at times, to take some time off from focusing on only the good things and contemplate the bad. It pays off to look at the disadvantages of a Nespresso machine and its shortcomings so that we may better compensate for them.

In this article, we’ll take a quick look at some of the most notable disadvantages of a Nespresso machine and what we can do about them. There aren’t many (thankfully), but do let us know if we’ve missed any.

#1: Not versatile enough

For a coffee maker that’s rather on the pricier side, they aren’t at all versatile. You just get one type of coffee: espresso. And, in many cases, you can only get the same size espresso, so it’s even more boring.

What can we do about it? 

Luckily, at the time of writing this, there’s enough variety in capsule coffee for us not to be easily bored. Flavored coffee is always a lifesaver.

You can easily shake things up by adding a few ice cubes and making yourself an iced coffee— or go for a Freddo Espresso, which is simply adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your mug and pouring espresso over it. It’s absolutely delicious!

#2 Coffee pods are expensive

Yes, being coffee pods will turn out to be, in the long run, more expensive than buying whole bean or even ground coffee. We’re paying for bigger convenience anyway. Also, the fact that every single dose of espresso requires packaging makes the whole thing much more expensive to make.

However, it will still prove far cheaper than buying coffee to go every day.

And there’s still plenty of ways to save! You can get reusable capsules, which work just like regular capsules. You can use your ground coffee of choice, pour it in the capsule, and then place a one-time lid on it. This lid is what gets punctured during brewing, not the capsule body itself! These can be reused thousands of times, helping you save a ton of money. And you wouldn’t be producing as much plastic waste!

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#3 You can’t make lattes

This is more of a myth that seems to have stuck. People always seem to have this notion that you just won’t be able to enjoy a latte if you make coffee with a Nespresso. Untrue!

For one, you have machines like the Lattissima, which is your regular Nespresso with a high-quality milk frothing device. It even pours the milk by itself!

Plus, Nespresso sells the Aeroccino, a separate milk-frothing device. It works wonders, and it’s super easy to use. You can buy it for cheap, and it even comes as a bundle when you buy some of their machines, making it even cheaper.

In any case, it’s better always to make milk separately. Do not buy coffee capsules that claim to have cream, as this could potentially harm your machine on the inside. It is made to handle coffee, but not the cream or milk. The oils in these could permanently damage your coffee maker. 

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