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Keurig or Nespresso

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Feb 13, 2020
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Keurig or Nespresso

Hi,

Which is more recommended - Keurig K Cafe or Nespresso Essenza with Aeroccino for Regular coffee, cappuccino and flavored coffees. Both machines are similar price range.

Thanks
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May 22, 2005
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Never heard of the K Cafe, is it just a regular Keurig machine with a milk frother?


The Nespresso has at least bar pressure for extraction, if thats important to you.
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My wife has the Keurig K Café and loves it. I guess it depends which coffee you like better.
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Oct 4, 2008
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I use to own a Keurig and recently switched to Nespresso. When it comes to coffee I much prefer the Nespresso machine, however I do miss the occasional non-coffee drink the Keurig had. The price of pods between the two is about 10cents per pod when you buy either on sale with the Nespresso pods being more expensive. It will really come down to if you prefer drip coffee or espresso and if you plan to make non-coffee beverages like hot chocolate and what not.
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Feb 22, 2016
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Nespresso all the way, but avoid the Vertuo, ONLY get the Original line (like the Essenza).
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In terms of pod coffee, I'd imagine Nespresso is still the leader as the capsules are sealed properly vs just reg pods for the rest, in addition to the machines having the required pressure for making good espresso, so the quality is much higher. However, like other ppl said, depends if you only want espressos or like variety.
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Much more variety with Keurig. I was gifted a Nespresso and rarely use it.
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One makes espresso drinks and the other makes coffee, hot chocolate and tea. So I would say it mostly depends on what you like to drink.

I've owned both brands (different models), and much prefer the Nespresso. But I also prefer espressos, cappuccinos, and americanos.
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May 22, 2019
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I've used Keurig before. At the risk of sounding like a coffee-lover poser, a cup of Keurig is better than no cup. Between the two, Nespresso will provide a better product.

Nespresso makes a fine cup (there's different flavor available https://www.perfectbrew.com/reviews/bes ... e-flavors/). It's not really fair to compare any of these products to high-end fresh coffee methods. But for their intended purpose, I've been impressed.
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Frank311 wrote: One makes espresso drinks and the other makes coffee, hot chocolate and tea. So I would say it mostly depends on what you like to drink.

I've owned both brands (different models), and much prefer the Nespresso. But I also prefer espressos, cappuccinos, and americanos.
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WHY choose ?

My sister has BOTH machines on her kitchen counter for just this reason

Personally we don’t have any. Going old school & preferring a cup of true drip coffee (pour thru) or a French Press

If I was to add a machine, it would be a real European / Italian Espresso Machine
Lol, but none of those babies are cheap. This is definitely a luxury purchase not an everyday item
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Feb 22, 2016
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I explain (and give links) why Keurig makes the worst coffee here:

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No need for me to repeat myself in this thread. If it works for you, great, but it gets everything wrong.

If you want to make regular coffee, decent beans (bought on sale at Costco), a cheap grinder, and a cheap French press will make a cup of coffee superior to anything out of a Keurig. Unless you just like your coffee lukewarm and watery...
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coriolis wrote: Never heard of the K Cafe, is it just a regular Keurig machine with a milk frother?
The Nespresso has at least bar pressure for extraction, if thats important to you.
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