I got a chance to try my hand at the new Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machines called Genio and Melody 3. These machines are now both automatic and comes at the heels of the successful launch of the brand’s Piccolo and Circolo machines last year. The machine might look sleek and high tech but they are a charm to operate.
The Genio looks like a bigger Piccolo and comes in Red and Black (kinda like Iron Man and War Machine). It comes equipped with Flowstop Technology wherein you just set the water level (thru the scroll wheel similar to computer mouse wheels) and the machine will do the rest. The machine also boast a 15-bar pressure system. similar to the ones used in coffee shops, capable of producing froth, cream and flavor. The Genio retails for P6,999. I love the red one and can just imagine it looking chic on any counter top.
I used to think that these capsule coffee machine are strictly for hot coffee only but I was surprised to learn they not only make iced coffee they also can make iced tea and chocolate.
I got to try the Cappuccino Ice and Nestea Peach. The cappuccino was really good, and can rival those from your favorite coffee shops.
The Melody 3 is the flagship machine of Nescafe Dolce Gusto, now on its 3rd iteration since its lauch in 2006. It looks like a metallic chick to me and only comes in one variant. The Melody 3 retails at P9,999.
There are currently 9 capsule flavors in the Philippines including the best selling Caffe’ Lungo as well as the new Cappuccino Iced, Nestea Peach and Chococino. There’s definitely something for everyone, whatever their preference. Each capsule box is priced at P400 or P25 per capsule.
The machines and capsules are available at leading retailers and supermarkets as well as at www.dolce-gusto.com.ph.
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