In my last blog post, I wrote about how I’ve been given my very own NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto coffee machine to review- yayness! It’s actually changed my whole after-work routine. Instead of just boiling the kettle and making tea- I now have a whole selection of hot drinks to enjoy after dinner. My favourites so far are the Vanilla Latte Macchiato and the Caramel Latte Macchiato. I love milky drinks but try to stay away because they’re usually made with full cream milk and are really fattening. Both of these have under 300kj per serving- score!
So the way the lattes work is: you get 2 capsules, I like to think of them as a “milk” capsule and a “coffee” capsule. You put in the milk capsule first, and then the coffee one – this is how the layered look is achieved. After inserting the capsule, you then select your water level, which will depend on how big your cup or mug is. All drinks are pre-set to fill a standard teacup, but I like my drinks in a mug so I usually increase both the “milk” and the “coffee” capsules’ water settings by 1 notch. I think it’s pretty cool that the drinks are all customizable – so you’ll be sorted, whether you like your coffee milky or strong, big or small. All drinks are ready in less than a MINUTE, with minimal cleaning required.
I know what you’re thinking – I was worried too when I realised I wouldn’t be using fresh milk. I was worried that my drinks would have a powdered milk taste, but I can assure you that this isn’t the case at all. The drinks taste exactly the same as if I had used fresh milk – if not better.
I’ve posted capsule shots of a few of the different flavours so you can see what they look like.
The coffee machine giveaway on my blog is coming up soon, but there are 10 other bloggers also doing giveaways on their blogs, so visit Nescafé Dolce Gusto’s Facebook page to enter.
Check out the below video to see the machine in action.