Posted on December 9, 2016
COFFEE GIVER THING FROM SPACE – the Dolce Gusto Machine review + recycling ya pods
I need coffee. Coffee is very important to me. When my coffee machine died, I cried. And then the nice folks at Terracycle and NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto sent me a new coffee machine. And I asked if you could have one too! And they said yes! SO NICE. If you want to win one – just comment below or on the link to this post on my Facebook page. I’ll draw it on 19 December. Thank-you to everyone who entered. Our winner is KAREN OLSON. Congratulations Karen.
I was so excited when the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Melody machine turned up. IT IS SO FANCY. It is honestly like some kind of Coffee Giver Thing From Space. I tried to take a photo of it but the kids were getting into everything. I wanted to be like an Instagram mum and do a flatlay or whatever it’s called but then I was tired and couldn’t be bothered. And then the kids…
I love pod coffee for two reasons:
- I’m so tired I can’t make barista coffee because there’s too many steps I just want a coffee in 30 seconds so I can function and exist
- It’s the same coffee every time.
I used to have one of the very expensive Nespresso machines but it broke after nine months of being pounded daily. And I couldn’t get it under warranty because I wasn’t buying the proper pods because they were too expensive. I thought about lying but I’m a really bad liar and I didn’t want to be put into jail or something.
So, what can I say about the NESCAFÉ machine? It’s bigger and fancier and it can do different things. Like you can have cold drinks!!!! They have ice tea and stuff like that. SO NEAT. And also you can move the plate your cup goes on up and down. Which is great because I used to just lean my mug precariously against the machine and I’d have to hold it while it poured. Also, you can choose how much water you want in your cup by putting the knob up in down. So you can have a super small strong coffee or a weaker big coffee. You can have milk pods in there so you don’t have to froth milk separately. For the kids they have Nesquick! (I had to Google “kids hot drink with kangaroo on it” to remember the name). The kids liked making the Nesquick but they wouldn’t drink it. Because of course they wouldn’t. But I drank it and it was very nice.
There’s not much else to say. The coffee is delicious. I’ve had a bunch of flavors – I like the LATTE MACCHIATO and the CAFÉ AU LAIT. There are so many flavours I haven’t tried yet though – like the RISTRETTO ARDENZA which is like “sweet dried fruits with licorice and juniper pepper” like whhaaaat? They also have CHAI TEA LATTE if you’re into that. All the flavours are here.
So the main thing though with pod coffee is recycling the pods because everyone has had that relative on Facebook who has called you Satan for owning a pod machine. NOW YOU CAN TELL THEM TO SHUT THEIR CAKEHOLE because: NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto are one of the few brands that are sponsoring a national coffee capsule recycling programme! They’re doing this with Terracycle.
From their website: TerraCycle is an eco-friendly recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable waste. TerraCycle offers free recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste.
It’s so easy! It’s literally only three steps. All you need to do is:
- Sign up to Terracycle and choose the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto programme (you’ll get a prompt)
- Collect your pods and box them
- Print off a pre-paid postage label from Terracycle and post your pods!
Told you! Easy! It costs you nothing – and for every pod you recycle, Terracyle will give two cents to a charity or school of your choice! Isn’t that great?
There are a bunch of other programmes too:
Here’s the CEO and founder of Terracycle Tom Szaky explaining the mechanics of the Dolce Gusto Recycling Programme with a bunch of happy white people drinking coffee.
Here is what the coffee machine you will win actually looks like without kids on it sticking their hands in the water bit. I don’t know if it will be that colour though…mine is red. Yours might be red. I just don’t know. Because I’m not posting it to you – they are. But anyway – You’ll get a brand spanking new one with lots of flavours! So tell everyone you know to enter!!