Nespresso treated us last year when they released only one but excitingly new edition within its flavoured Variations capsules range, known as the classic ‘Cioccorosso’ range. And undoubtedly it is that festive time again of the year 2014 when the new Nespresso Limited Edition Variations hit our stores and are available again for us to indulge in during these winter months.
Earlier this year, fans of the Nespresso Facebook page participated in an online vote which was to selection from five flavours – and three, Chocolate Mint, Hazelnut Dessert and Apple Crumble, came out on top as the most popular flavours. These new delightfully festive flavours are available for the next foreseeable months for a limited time only.
As with any other Nespresso flavoured coffee capsules, these new exciting flavours don’t contain any calories or syrups, which is great news for our waists, but alternatively are produced by infusing the coffee with flavouring to create their amazing unique tastes and aromas.
Nespresso’s new Variations packaging isn’t exactly what many would consider festive but it features a sleek silver design on the capsules and matt black exterior packaging. In all three of these festive flavours you can distinctly smell the subtle aromas of apple (and vanilla), hazelnut and Mint. Coffee fanatics have reported a surprising aftertaste of the variation Chocolate Mint.
These three flavours are just like every year, special, festive and surprising. Certainly great to give as a gift to any Nespresso fan or why not just treat yourself and enjoy these limited flavours all to yourself on a winters evening.
Nespresso Chocolate Mint Capsules
Aromatic profile: Balanced, Refreshing Mint & Dark Chocolate
Price: £12.99 for a 10 pack
As a simple lungo (with a touch of milk), the chocolate mint is considered very similar to the Nespresso Ciocattino but with a small minty fresh burst at the end.
The chocolate mint has been reported not to be entirely overpowering and both flavours, the mind and the chocolate, work very well together.
According to Nespresso, they claim their chocolate mint is an exquisite relationship of the fragrant roasted Livanto Grand Cru along with the delectable flavours of dark chocolate and refreshing minty goodness.
The Nespresso Pixie is the newest and fastest yet espresso machine for the Nespresso capsule system. Nespresso machines use specific capsules produced by Nespresso (See Nespresso capsules range) to make espressos and other coffee drinks. This machine takes only 25 seconds to heat up, in order to make you the perfect espresso (40ml) or lungo (110ml). The two coffee buttons are already programmed to give you the perfect dosage for your choice of beverage.
It has a used capsule container that can hold 9-11 used capsules, so you don’t need to cleanup after every use, and a 0.7 liter water tank. This coffee machine also has a foldable cup support to allow usage of both tall latte glasses and short espresso cups. The Nespresso Pixie is not made directly for making cappuccinos as it doesn’t have a built-in milk frother, but you may purchase this machine bundled with the newest generation Nespresso Aeroccino 3 to make the perfect cappuccino!
If you’re familiar with Nespresso’s line of coffee machines, you may very well know that in Europe most of them are sold for Nespresso by both Krups and Magimix and are slightly different. An example can be seen in several of my posts, including the one for the very popular Nespresso CitiZ coffee machine. The main difference between the Krups and Magimix models is how the coffee outlet looks. You’ll see it clearly in the photos below.
Nespresso Pixie (Magimix models)
Magimix Pixie M110 Electrical Aluminum
Magimix Pixie M110 Electric Lime Green
Magimix Pixie M110 Electric Steel Blue
As you can see the coffee outlet has a kind of a pointing down hose like shape. However, as you can see below in Pixie’s case, the Magimix and Krups models have totally different colors as well: Read more
Coffee capsules machines have become very popular in people’s kitchens. Nespresso has been investing a lot in its coffee machine and capsules range. To buy Nespresso capsules you have to order them online on Nespresso’s website or boutique stores, but there is a whole range of Nespresso capsules holders for sale online and offline. Here is a roundup of what’s available for you online.
Kitchen Craft Le’Xpress Coffee Capsule Holder and Dispenser (KCLX40POD)
Chrome plated rack with wooden base designed to hold 40 single serve coffee capsules. Taking up little space on kitchen worktops it is ideal for keeping coffee pods readily available for use. Price from £11.99
What are the best Nespresso Capsules for latte? cappuccino? espresso?
If you’ve recently bought a Nespresso CitiZ coffee machine or planning to purchase one soon, you may be asking yourself this question. Well, you are not the only one. Have a look at the Nespresso Capsules range and Nespresso’s suggestions for which type of coffee best fits each blend.
Please add your comments based on your experience as to the different blends offered by Nespresso.
Nespresso coffee machines are famous all over the world for the beautiful design as well as delicious coffee. You may also think of George Clooney when you think Nespresso. The Nespresso capsules system is a very common system for coffee machines many homes these days. In this post I want to put videos and links to videos of Nespresso coffee machines, so you can get another look at them before buying or if you’re just curious. Enjoy the show:
As usual, Krups and Magimix manufacture similar machines for the Nespresso Capsule System. In other countries those same machines are simply branded as manufactured by Nespresso. The new Nespresso Citiz machines – Krups XN 7006 and Magimix M190 are slim coffee machines, perfect for making espressos or lungos at your own home or office room, with little hassle.
If you recently bought a Nespresso capsule system machine, or looking to buy one, you will need a supply of capsules from day 1 if you want to use the machine. Nespresso has great online service. All you have to do is register online and you can start ordering capsules online. It usually takes 2 days to arrive.
I am not certain about this, but I did read online that you can get the capsules at Selfridges & Co and at John Lewis. You can check out this store locator to find the closest Nespresso store to your home.
Nespresso Capsules – Prices
Between 0.45 GBP and 0.49 GBP per capsule. Capsules are usually ordered in multiples of 50 for packing reasons.
Nespresso Capsules Stands
You don’t want to have your Nespresso capsules thrown around the machine or packed in their carton box. Treat yourself to a stylish Nespresso capsules holder.
A recent comment from one of our readers states that there’s a £4.95 postage charge on a purchase of Nespresso coffee capsules through the company website. So for an order of 50 capsules, you would pay 49 pence X 50 capsules plus £4.95 postage charge. This equals £29.45, which makes the nominal price per cup of coffee 58.9 pence. Thanks for that feedback Alan! Read more
I wanted to tell you about this great looking Nespresso capsule system coffee maker from Delonghi – The Delonghi Lattissima EN660 / 670 / 680. This coffee maker includes a built in milk frothing system and a programmable sequence mechanism to produce a great tasting cappuccino in just a press of a button.
I want to tell you about this cool milk frothing device, which works great with any espresso machine you have, especially if it doesn’t have a milk frothing or steaming option. Even if it does you may wanna use this machine instead. I am talking about the Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother. It is an automatic device to which you pour your milk, whether it’s hot or cold, and get milk froth after about a minute.