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Nespresso vs Espresto – South African Capsule Coffee Machine Reviews

Nespresso vs Espresto – South African Capsule Coffee Machine Reviews

When it comes down to capsule coffee machine types, there are typically two main schools; those who love capsule machines and those who hate them. But those of us who do enjoy a capsule coffee, whether at home or the office are usually quite open to the idea that there really are other options out there. Capsule coffee machines are seen to be quite limited in their output by nature, in that they can only make certain types of coffee and without a free standing, milk frother, you’re stuck without milk-based drink options. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, we’re about to debunk this myth by reviewing two of the most popular types of capsule coffee machines in South Africa – Nespresso and Espresto.

Nespresso Capsule Coffee Machines  vs Espresto Capsule Coffee Machines South Africa

Instead of making you read a whole long review of either of these machines, we’ll leave the links up instead:

You already know we like to compare apples with apples, so in order to bring this to you in the most easily digested format; we compare then ten main categories and see how each machine weighs up: 

Nespresso vs Espresto

 

Nespresso Espresto
Aesthetics

–          Available in many sizes, range from compact to Deluxe

–           Quality finishing’s

Aesthetics

–          All one size, sleek or rippled finishing

–          Quality finishing, llimited colours

Price

–          From R 1 300.00 to R8 000.00

 

Price

–          Sometimes on sale for +/- R1 000.00 up to R2 500.00

Capsule Availability

–          Available at boutique stores and online

–          A few compatible pods available on the market

Capsule Availability

–          Available at Woolworths

–          Many compatible capsules available

Capsule Range

–          Extensive range – in excess of 20 variants in strength, aroma, taste and roast level

Capsule Range

–          Extensive range, about 8-10 flavours, roasts available

Machine Accessories

–          Larger variation of accessories available,  including free-standing milk frothers, capsule racks and Nespresso Espresso glasses

Machine Accessories

–          Less branded accessories available

Capsule Cost

–          Cost is in the region of R80.00 – R90.00 for a sleeve of 10 capsule – about R8.00 –R9.00 per capsule

Capsule Cost

–          Costs around R110.00 for 16 capsule  – around R7.00 per capsule or cup of coffee.

Milk Frother or Milk Capsule

No milk capsules, milk frother bought separately in some machines, other (such as the Lattissima) have built-in frothers

Milk Frother or Milk Capsule

–          Only milk capsules

–          No branded milk frothers

Capsule Quality

–          Smaller foil-covered, thick plastic, aroma preservation

Capsule Quality

–          Larger capsules, foil covered, internal filters, aroma preservation

Machine Cleaning

–          Touch of a button

 

Machine Cleaning

–          – Touch of a button

 

Water Tank Sizes

–          Ranges from under 1 litre to 2 litres in larger machines

Water Tank Sizes

–          Max 1.5 litres

Things to Consider When Buying a Capsule Coffee Machine

Going through each pro and every con will surely help you make the most informed decision you are able to make. Considering things like price, build quality – and moreover the availability of the product you’ll be using daily is what will help you choose the machine that will make you the happiest.

Remember to factor in your budget, how many people will be using the machine each day and of course- which machine makes the best coffee fury your palette.

Note that Aquaspresso and all affiliates thereof are in no way associated with or stockists of Nescafe, Nestle or Nespresso Products. The views expressed in this article are not those of the company or publisher.  

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