Monday, December 1, 2014

Dolce Gusto Oblo | Coffee Machine

Homemade Latte Macchiato Caramel Coffee with Dolce Gusto Oblo
Trying to make my coffee look fancy
I have mentioned before that I am not an avid coffee drinker, but that does not mean I do not enjoy having one every once in a while. Well, my craving for coffee has grown a bit over the last couple of months and my house guests are always asking for coffee whenever I ask them if they would like to drink something so now I can actually give them some... because I bought the Dolce Gusto Oblo!

Getting a coffee machine had been on my mind for a while now for several reasons (two explained above) and when I came across a couple of coffee machines during the Press Days 1 & 2 I had the opportunity to try a drink. I chose chocolate milk, because I would drink that more often than coffee and that would have to be yummy before I would ever consider saying yes.. and it was yummy. Oh dear. I became excited. 

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Oblo
Excitement is good for nobody.. or well, not for me, anyways. I discussed the idea of having a coffee machine with my boyfriend and he agreed that having one for guests and sometimes for ourselves would be a good idea.. so off we went. Our search for the Dolce Gusto Oblo. Why this one specifcally, you ask?! Well, I was informed that the Oblo costs €90, but that there is an action going on until the end of December (so if you want one too.. go for it!!) that ensures you get back €40 after buying the product (in Belgium only), so it would only cost you €50 in the end. All you have to do is fill in your information and show your receipt.. and voila... cash back!  

After a bit of trouble to get this thing to work (it was all me.. I can't even read drawn instructions properly, doh) I could finally have my drinks. I got cappuccino, latte macchiato caramel, and Nesquick hot chocolate to try out (not realizing there was a welcome kit with six capsules included with the purchase of the coffee machine). The first time I made my hot chocolate there was too much water in there (heck, I prefer milky hot chocolate), so that was something I needed to work on.. the amount of water added to the different products.. but it is fun to learn to do new things, especially when you do them right! Luckily, the second time I had a go at my Oblo and made a cappuccino for the boyfriend I got it right (phew no failure) so it does not take too much effort!
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Oblo - products
Ok, back to the product. Oblo comes in several colors. The ones I have seen were in black, white, red, orange, and blue. It is a manual machine, which means you need to turn on and turn off the water. You can choose between hot and cold beverages and the dip tray allows for four different heights to place your different sized cups on (for espressos or latte macchiatos). It is also great that if you forget to turn off the coffee machine, then it will turn itself off after 5 minutes. A smart way to save energy! It does not take up too much space so you can fit it into your kitchen easily.. something that was a bit of an issue for me (I have too much kitchen supplies and not enough kitchen space) but we managed! Another great thing is that the capsules or pods fit into every model by Dolce Gusto, so no need to hassle with figuring out what goes with what!

I have not even begun about the different kinds of coffees you can choose from. Well, I have mentioned cappuccino, latte macchiato (caramel) and Nesquick hot chocolate. Then there are at least 20 more different types of coffees that come in capsules! What?! The coffees are divided into categories to make picking easier e.g. for the early birds, strong espressos (there are seven flavors to choose from), and topped with chocolate. There are even two different teas, though I think I will just stick to my regular tea, and cappuccino ice! The many drinks can all be made well under a minute, so quick and yummy-tasting coffee made easy! The only downside I can come up with is that the coffee comes in boxes of 16 capsules that cost €5 (this is actually still quite reasonable), but if the drink is a bit more special (e.g. cappuccino or latte) then you have eight capsules for the coffee and eight capsules for the milky bit, which means you pay €5 for eight drinks. I mean, it is clearly not as expensive as buying coffee outside, but after those eight drinks you have to go and buy a new box! At least, this way I will not be drinking too much coffee, ha!

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Oblo - Capsules

Though, I have actually begun drinking more coffee and hot chocolate since I bought the coffee machine. Oh-oh. Another temptation to worry about! Oh, now I can also show off my lovely tea and coffee cup on my blog (photo coming soon, I hope)! It will also go perfectly with my KeepCup on-the-go, but I will tell you all about that another time! For now, you can tell me your thoughts. Are you a big coffee drinker? Do you own a coffee machine? If so, which one? And what do you think of this one?!


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26 comments

  1. I have a Dolce Gusto too, although nothing quite as fancy! I don't like the Nesquik capsules though! I also prefer to have my hot chocolate with milk instead of water. I like this because you can just as easily get a regular lungo as a Cappuccino. It's nice to switch things up :)

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    1. I do agree! I think hot chocolate is better with milk than with water.. but I must admit, I have gotten used to the Nesquick capsules. They will do for those days when I can't (it's too cold to) go outside and get a yummy hot chocolate!

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  2. It has a very fancy look! But, I'm already a George Clooney Coffeemachine owner... :) XXX Eva
    www.mrsanchelon.com

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    1. Ah, I wonder what those Nespresso capsules taste like!

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  3. Wij hebben er thuis ook eentje en iedereen hier is er dol op.

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  4. Wij hebben al een Senseo en een Nespresso en da's meer dan genoeg;) Maar deze ziet er echt fancy en stylish uit! Misschien als ik verhuis ;)
    Wel leuk dat je er al die opties op hebt. Tziet er alleszins super super goed uit.

    Liefs,
    Marlies - Golden Mirrors & Pink Bows

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  5. Wij hebben er geen, maar mijn moeder wil er ook graag eentje

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  6. haha wij zijn van de Nespresso thuis, maar eerlijk zo'n koffie kenner ben ik niet ;)
    ziet er wel goed uit, moet ik toegeven

    liefs
    Karlien

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  7. I always wanted to get a coffee machine but since my boyfriend has a keurig I just leech off of his! I love the k-cups to drink! I usually stick to coffee shops :P

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. Ah, Keurig seems pretty fancy as well! If I want better quality coffee I go to my fave coffee shop too ^^

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  8. Wat een goede actie! Geweldig ze. Ik drink nooit koffie en mijn vriend ook niet. Wij hebben inderdaad alleen een koffieapparaat voor ons bezoek.

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  9. Ik drink niet zo vaak koffie, maar soms krijg ik er ineens ZOveel zin in dat ik een tas MOET hebben!

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    1. Jaa, maar sinds mijn koffiemachine heb ik dat gevoel opeens zoveel vaker haha!

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  10. Wat een geweldig apparaat! Ik ga er binnenkort ook een kopen voor mijn moeder voor kerst haha, dan kan ik er ook lekker van meegenieten :)

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    1. Slim plan :') zal ze vast wel waarderen. ^^

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  11. Dat lijkt me een heel fijn apparaat om in huis te hebben! :)

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  12. Dit apparaat staat echt al een hele tijd op mijn wishlist! Gaaf dat jij hem hebt! :D Nu hebben we nog wel een Senseo apparaat, maar die heeft zijn beste tijd al wel gehad dus die gebruiken we niet echt meer. Ik weet wel zeker dat het volgende koffie apparaat dat we aanschaffen een Dolce Gusto wordt hihi, want dat lijkt me sowieso veel leuker (en lekker met al die bijzondere smaakjes).

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    1. Volgens mij heb je bij de blokker nu dezelfde actie/korting. Ik weet alleen niet hoelang dat geldig is! Just so you know ^^ Er zijn echt ontzettend veel smaken!! Als mijn huidige op zijn, ga ik nieuwe proberen.. maar ik heb al een favoriet!

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  13. Ik ben jammer genoeg geen koffie drinker :(
    Maar voor coffee addicts is dit wel de max!
    Wel leuk dat je er ook choco mee kunt doen :D
    Take care and see ya soon <3

    www.limaswardrobe.com

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    1. Aw, that's ok! Dat was ook mijn eerste insteek (de choco's), maar de koffie's smaken gewoon goed :D

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  14. voor een echte chocomelk moet je naar de Quetzal gaan he ;)
    en voor de koffie naar de Vandoag Ist :D
    maar dit ziet er een waardige vervanger uit!

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  15. I love coffe..i can have it everytime and anytime... this maker sounds great :D

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  16. oh die hebben wij op het werk ook, nommieee :D

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  17. Oeeh lekker! Het apparaat ziet er ook nog eens leuk uit :)

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