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    Does anyone have any recommendations for manual machine? My double shot cappuccinos are an expensive habit and I'd like to be able to make them at home but not lose the quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by kezanazz View Post
    I would also like to point out that nespresso pods are made of aluminuim and can be taken back to the nespresso shop to be recycled- less going to landfill!

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    You can also empty the grounds into your garden and just pop the aluminum pods in the recycle waste bin.

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    I bought DH a Dolce Gusto machine for his birthday the year before last, and he likes it. He's a bit of a coffee snob and likes the nespresso coffee that his parent's machine makes, and he doesn't like the types that come with milk pods because it tastes like powdered milk. No other pods fit the machine but the ones that DH likes are about $8 for a box of 16 pods so it's not that expensive, and you can get them at Coles, Woolies, Big W, Officeworks and some other places.

    I did buy him a Bellini milk frother from Target but he broke it (and the one I bought him to replace it) so now he just heats the milk in the microwave and it's the same, just less frothy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Nomsie View Post
    I bought df one for his birthday July last year. It's broken already the mechanism that pierces the pods got stuck and we can't open the slidey bit.
    Up until then it was great and made a great coffee I'm told- I don't drink coffee so I don't know
    I had this happen. Had to send it away for repair. Nespresso send out a courier to collect ( and return) the machine, all covered under warranty.
    It was gone and back in less than a week and if you really need it they have loaner machines you can borrow while yours is in getting repaired.
    My aeroccino (milk frother) broke today. They are sending me out a new one.
    Great customer service.
    They try and trouble shoot over the phone first (24hr service number).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    You can also empty the grounds into your garden and just pop the aluminum pods in the recycle waste bin.
    But the recycling figures from the pods are not published so you can't know that they are recycled.

    I have 4 children - I create waste. I know that I am certainly not perfect, but to me if you can achieve the same outcome (probably a better one) without the waste I can't understand why you (as in the general "you") would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvyRain View Post
    Does anyone have any recommendations for manual machine? My double shot cappuccinos are an expensive habit and I'd like to be able to make them at home but not lose the quality

    We have a SAB which is a shrunken down version of the machines you see in cafes. It was about $2k and we have easily recovered our money. We produce a minimum 4 coffees a day from it (we've had it for 2 years).

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvyRain View Post
    Does anyone have any recommendations for manual machine? My double shot cappuccinos are an expensive habit and I'd like to be able to make them at home but not lose the quality
    This is my recommendation for a manual machine. The saeco via venezia. I am on my second one of these over a 12 year period.

    I get to pick my own coffee and strength, do my own milk and its quite easy really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    But the recycling figures from the pods are not published so you can't know that they are recycled.

    I have 4 children - I create waste. I know that I am certainly not perfect, but to me if you can achieve the same outcome (probably a better one) without the waste I can't understand why you (as in the general "you") would.
    Exactly. And as I mentioned, even if they are being recycled, it's an unnecessary product being produced, and then all the energy being used to recycle them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kezanazz View Post
    This is my recommendation for a manual machine. The saeco via venezia. I am on my second one of these over a 12 year period.

    I get to pick my own coffee and strength, do my own milk and its quite easy really

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    This is what I have too. I previously had a sunbeam which was pretty good as well.

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