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[Costco] Nespresso Expert coffee machine $199

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Apr 27, 2016
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this might be a real dumb question, what is exactly the difference between Vertuo and original?
I tried both at different friend's place. They taste....very similar.
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darkrocker101 wrote: this might be a real dumb question, what is exactly the difference between Vertuo and original?
I tried both at different friend's place. They taste....very similar.
Original: traditional pressure espresso, can only do espresso, cheaper per pod because less volume.

Vertuo: can do more sizes like regular coffee along with espresso. Pricier pods. Does not use pressure, but centrifugal force to brew.

If you only drink espresso/cappuccino/lattes, go for the Original, but if you want to make a regular cup of coffee, the Vertuo is your only option.
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ahammad wrote: Original: traditional pressure espresso, can only do espresso, cheaper per pod because less volume.

Vertuo: can do more sizes like regular coffee along with espresso. Pricier pods. Does not use pressure, but centrifugal force to brew.

If you only drink espresso/cappuccino/lattes, go for the Original, but if you want to make a regular cup of coffee, the Vertuo is your only option.
So how does this machine use original pods to make larger cups of coffee?
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ahammad wrote: Original: traditional pressure espresso, can only do espresso, cheaper per pod because less volume.

Vertuo: can do more sizes like regular coffee along with espresso. Pricier pods. Does not use pressure, but centrifugal force to brew.

If you only drink espresso/cappuccino/lattes, go for the Original, but if you want to make a regular cup of coffee, the Vertuo is your only option.
I will add the Original line has tons and tons of third party pods too (e.g. Starbucks)!
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newfbc wrote: This was $159 after coupon at TSC.ca not too long ago.. so the price isn't super hot.

Some info in this thread
todays-shopping-choice-nespresso-expert ... f-2377089/

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I much rather pay $40 more and get from Costco, let's say it stops working next month, easy return. Stops working next year... Easy return. Try that with tsc or other stores. Costco is a blessing for stuff like this
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Mar 5, 2016
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hachi8 wrote: So how does this machine use original pods to make larger cups of coffee?
Original pods are really meant for three sizes: Ristretto (~25mL), Espresso (~40mL), and Lungo (~150mL). The entry level machines typically have two settings, this has 4. Since this also dispenses hot water, I suppose that the "fourth" size is an Americano (Espresso shot with hot water added).

In addition to those, the Vertuoline can also do standard coffee mug sizes (i.e. 8oz, 14oz), so it is more versatile in that sense. That said, for the longer coffees, the pods do cost over a buck each since they contain more coffee. Even for Espresso shots, they cost more than their Original equivalents.

Personally I never drink regular coffee at home, so I went with the Original since all I make are Capuccinos/Lattes.
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Nov 24, 2007
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I've tried the Vertuoline coffees at the Nespresso stores, and have no interest in switching from Original. I find the original to be much more flavourful, whether taken straight or as a cappuccino. If I want regular coffee I will go drip or french press, much cheaper.

I typically drink drip or FP during the week (when I go through a litre or more coffee every AM) and save nespresso for the weekends.... but pandemic has messed this up, and we've been having 2-4 nespressos each per day. It's getting expensive!
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Dec 13, 2011
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Montréal
irodeo wrote: how's yours doing? would you recommend it?
It works fine other than that. I almost never use the app however. One other thing to keep in mind is that this machine has an automatic ejector so you cannot add a bit more coffee after brewing because the pod will be ejected automatically.
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mrdinb wrote: It works fine other than that. I almost never use the app however. One other thing to keep in mind is that this machine has an automatic ejector so you cannot add a bit more coffee after brewing because the pod will be ejected automatically.
Is it possible to re use that pod that got rejected and just make a little bit more? Or does it not allow that, I know Tassimo you can reuse the same pod to add some more if needed
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Sgt_Strider wrote: I'm new to this. Where are you guys buying your pods and how much?
Superstore and No Frills in South Edmonton seems to be clearing out their PC branded pods for $2.48. They even use the same colour scheme as Nespresso but the pods are made from plastic with an aluminium cap. They're ok... somewhat comparable but hard to beat for the clearance price but not regular price.

There's a $2 rebate on CO51 for Lavazza branded capsules. Their capsules have a plastic body with an aluminium cap and bottom. Again, at $5.48, they're ok but overrated at $7.48 regular price.

Don't buy the Agga branded capsules. The plastic used is really tough and hard on the piercing mechanism. And the coffee is bad.
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Aeroccino is annoying to wash.

I prefer my $5 frother from CT. Easy enough to clean and maintain that we use the cheap frother every day.
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Jan 31, 2007
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General consensus is that nespresso knockoff pods aren’t worth it (as per reddit nespresso forum).

I bit the bullet and ordered $100 worth from nespresso website. Likely won’t regret it. Well except that they use Canada post.
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junglemage666 wrote: Is it possible to re use that pod that got rejected and just make a little bit more? Or does it not allow that, I know Tassimo you can reuse the same pod to add some more if needed
I just reused a pod on the latissima one machine. No issues
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Just FYI, bed bath and beyond sells Caffesso brand capsules

I tried the Caffesso chocolate espresso capsules, tastes very good. Costs 70 cents a capsule but worth it. You could get cheaper on Amazon as low as 35 cents a capsule from other brands, but not sure if they are good or not. Loving this machine so far, sucks people aren't buying because you have the extra ability to use an app with it if you choose to.

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