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Nespresso Capsules

OK, I was given a nespresso machine at Christmas. Now hooked using the sample capsules supplied with it. But where oh where do I buy the replacement capsules?

I've tried so far places that sell the machines, Migro's and Conforama, no luck. Tried Nescafe coffee stockists like Denner and Globus (Glattzentrum), no dice. So I still have Coop to try.....

Or am I stuck buying capsules online from Nespresso or from the "Nespresso Boutique"? The machines seem everywhere, but where are the capsules?
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Old 29.12.2006, 15:14
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

As far as I know they are a proprietary consumable you can only get through Nespresso. We were also given one when they first came out, and although I also got hooked, the inconvenience of getting new capsules was too much.
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As far as I know they are a proprietary consumable you can only get through Nespresso. We were also given one when they first came out, and although I also got hooked, the inconvenience of getting new capsules was too much.
Not to mention that if you do the math...well...one kg. of coffee will now cost you between CHF 30 and CHF 40....ouch! Jelmoli sells nespresso machines as does Coop St. Annahof on the Bahnhofstrasse... Hmm...I think it's time for a tea
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

That's the trick. You're now a slave to Nespresso. Welcome.

The capsules used to be available at different outlets, but about a year ago they reduced this to Nespresso's own outlets. This also meant they no longer take the capsules for recycling, except ...at Nespresso outlets. And who's going to mail old capsules or carry a sack into town twice a month? Hmm...

I had a discussion with a major supplier to Nespresso and he said Nespresso quality control is superb. Pity about the coffee aroma (or lack of). He let on that the coffee tastes the same the world over. Lowest Common Denominator or Holy Grail? You decide!
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

Its more like a cult... I have to walk past Nespresso everyday, and its like a temple... ok, may be just an exclusive deisgner outlet, with pictures of George Clooney. I reckon some of the people going in actually get dressed up first.
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

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Its more like a cult... I have to walk past Nespresso everyday, and its like a temple... ok, may be just an exclusive deisgner outlet, with pictures of George Clooney. I reckon some of the people going in actually get dressed up first.
OK so it's really looking like mail order capsules now :-)
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

If your in Zurich you can go to the store on Löwenstrasse or mail order from www.nespresso.ch which tbh is the easiest thing. Order 200 capsules and your looking at free delivery as well.

Recyling the capsules is a good idea, if you check on the nespresso page they list all areas where is a recyle bin - it seems that since stopping selling the capsules in shops the recyling points have exploded - we even have one in our tiny little village in Aargau.
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

Not being a big coffee drinker, I wonder why.

I've been to Interdiscount and Globus over the last few days, and there always seems to be hordes of people around the "reduced price" Nespresso machine
Sod the cheap toaster or washing machine or digital camera...

Am I not keeping up with the Joneses?
Should I get one to fit in?
Is it a subtle Swiss status symbol to own one, like having a chimney?
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Old 29.12.2006, 17:36
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

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OK so it's really looking like mail order capsules now :-)
Thats why Migros came out with their Tassimo thing, to directly compete with Nespresso. I don't know if they are any better.

And because the machine was a gift, I guess you can't easily dispose of it nor hide it in the cellar, in case the gift-giver arrives and says "Gee, wouldn't mind a Nespresso...."

But Nestle still have me, I am sort of hooked on those Vienna coffee sachels... also pretty pricey.
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

If you like drinking expresso the cost of the capsules is not that much, especially if you compare to the cost of coffee in shops and restaurants.

Combine the nespresso with their Aeroccino milk frother which is a cross between a mug and kettle (very very easy to clean, i normally hate frothers because of the hassle cleaning) and you have a great cappuchino.
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

or get one of the new Dolce Gusto Nescafe machines, just got one and they're pretty good, i'm not a coffee fan but I like Latte's and Cappuccinos and these do pods for both, I'm impressed anyway

http://www.dolce-gusto.com/

plus you can get the pods in Coop

Sorry Yokine I know this doesn't help with your coffee machine gift
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

order your pods over the internet or walk into any Nespresso boutique and you'll be sorted.

Recycling of the empties can be done all over the place. You can even buy a drum for those used pods for 11 francs.

http://www.nespresso.com/precom/recy...ome_ch_en.html

Nespresso coffee is excellent. They're also a very successful Swiss company.
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

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Nespresso coffee is excellent. They're also a very successful Swiss company.
Do you have shares.....?
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I wish I did as they make a fortunte out of me - I drink far far too much coffee and am just thankfull that the Nespresso capsules at work are provided by the company
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

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I wish I did as they make a fortunte out of me - I drink far far too much coffee and am just thankfull that the Nespresso capsules at work are provided by the company
Same here, I was living off Nespresso capsules at work for my first couple of weeks. I have to admit it was more because they were free and convenient rather than for the taste. It was a bit too strong for my liking, and by the end of the fortnight I was shaking ... (nearly).

Problem solved when the office bought me my very own kettle and a supply of Asda tea.

Who needs nespresso when you can have Asda...?
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

Intending to buy a Nespresso machine?
Recommended to wait till mid-November, then Nespresso offers a CHF 100.- voucher for coffee capsules with the purchase of a coffee machine - so I was told.
Twice a year Nespresso has this offer, in November and April to promote sales.

Regarding capsules...a few months ago a 2nd Nespresso boutique opened in Zürich, Bleicherweg 5, just 30m of Paradeplatz.
It's good coffee imo with lots of different tastes - but yes quality comes at a price .
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

I love my Nespresso machine ... it may be more expensive than some coffee but it is much cheaper than paying 7 francs for a coffee at Starbucks. Anyway, I don't care that much about being economical - I just want to like my machine and have a good coffee. As for the environment, it is easy to recycle the capsules. Some neighborhoods even have drop boxes for them I have read.

I like it because it makes entertaining easier, and everyone can have the coffee they like in the strength they want with or without foam.
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

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If you like drinking expresso the cost of the capsules is not that much, especially if you compare to the cost of coffee in shops and restaurants.

Combine the nespresso with their Aeroccino milk frother which is a cross between a mug and kettle (very very easy to clean, i normally hate frothers because of the hassle cleaning) and you have a great cappuchino.
If you have a metal pitcher, a saucepan filled with hot water and a small whisk, you can also make a nice froth. We bought a bodum battery operated mini whisk for CHF 19. We fill the pitcher no more than half way with skimmed milk, put the pitcher in hot water in the saucepan and whip up the milk. It's not really complicated and easy to clean.

I do miss my messy saeco vienna - what a great frother, and infinitley flexible - but alas, it was made for the United States so we left it behind. I did bring the metal pitchers though.

Media mart has huge numbers of nepresso machines, lots of capsules for people to try, and last week I saw a capsule holder in furst - never looked for capsules though - we have a lavazza machine in our flat, so we buy our capsules via the internet, for CHF .55 a piece. They're fine and I have become enamoured of the lack of mess. I think we must go through 100 in about 3 weeks.

It does seem to me that people spend an inordinate amount of time arranging the brightly colored foil nepresso capsules in different stacks. That's certainly part of the appeal.

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Re: Nespresso Capsules

I just bought the new Nespresso machine which can do latte or capuccino as well as espresso. I'm hooked!

PS the NEspresso boutique between Lausanne and Vevey is like a temple to caffeine
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

I noticed last week that the recycling-collection place in Kloten has a big bin for used Nespresso capsules.
I guess other places will have it then.
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