The boys have bought us a Nespresso machine and a box of 150 pods for Christmas. The coffee is fabulous and I love it but with 4 people drinking coffee in the house we're going to go through these pods pretty fast and the cost of buying more is definitely going to be an issue.
I've heard that Lidl do compatible pods and there is one nearby but is the coffee any good? There's also alternatives on Amazon but I'd like to know what the quality is like. We're fussy about our coffee in this house.
We've already told the boys they'll have to contribute and they're ok with that as it was a Christmas present for their dad. I though about refillable pods but they're £25 each on Amazon and I'd definitely need more than that one plus it would be so fiddly I probably wouldn't bother.
I really want to know if anyone else has tried cheaper pods and what were they like.
We generally drink Tesco Colombian but when I get the chance I stock up from Costa as I love their blend.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Jan 3, 2019 21:19:04 GMT
My OH has a Nespresso machine. He starts the day with a cappuccino but will drink my instant laterin the day as it is expensive. His dad buys some cheaper version online and once got bogged down with too many, it must have been one of those buys where you get an amount sent each week. FIL gave some to OH who said it was rubbish and gave it back to his Dad! Trial and error perhaps or maybe limit the amount you drink each day.
I love Colombian Magggzz, Equadorian coffee makes me dizzy.
We had a coffee pod machine but found it too expensive to run. That's the problem, everyone else wants to use it too and you get through the stuff really fast and it costs a bomb. In the end we bought a machine that looks like one you see in a coffee shop with the frother attached, found it more cost effective as you fill the little cup thing with your favourite filter coffee. Use it everyday.
My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.
I still use my Cafetiere once a day but that's just for me and OH. I get one cup out of it and he gets 2 first thing to get us going. My husband hates instant and it makes me ill.
It's possible that oh could even make himself one as long as it was all set up ready ( he has very limited mobility) . I can see so many advantages to it but the coffee that we got with it is gorgeous and I worry that a cheaper version may be rubbish.
I'll have a look for the groupon. That may really be worth trying. Thanks. xx
Post by Lancashire Lass on Feb 8, 2019 13:51:36 GMT
My son does that too Beckyboo, grinds his beans each morning. Then he makes ‘drip coffee’. His step father in law is big into roasting his own coffee beans. Seems a lot of effort to me - give me an instant any day!
I really don't know. I don't think it's something they put in as I also have the same reaction to tea.
I find as I've got older that I can no longer eat just anything I want. A lot of processed foods make me feel ill. Takeaway pizzas are out as well. There's a trend for clean eating but I've been doing that for a long time mostly. I've been trendy without knowing it. I'm sure that also applies to most of us.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Mar 10, 2019 21:57:56 GMT
In reply to an earlier question Magggzzz, you can get a recycling bag from Nespresso. I drop them off at the shop in the Trafford Centre once in a while. I think they will collect them when you get a home delivery of pods but I’m not 100% on that