I received a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo Machine free for review purposes, but my opinions and my love for great coffee are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links.
If you know anything about me at all, you know I’m a coffee addict. I drink it pretty much every day and lots of it. Hubby says I’m a coffee snob because I can be pretty picky about my coffee…I know what I like and a bad cup of coffee can ruin the day before it even gets started. I was pretty stoked to check out the Dolce Gusto Piccolo machine by Nescafe because it looked like there were some pretty awesome flavor options to go along with it.
I’ll start by saying that if you’re a heavy coffee drinker, this may not be the machine for you, rather you may be more interested in one of the larger models with all the bells and whistles, but it’s perfect for those who just make a cup at home occasionally, on the weekend, or a single cup in the mornings before they take off for work. Since the footprint on this machine is small I can definitely see this being the perfect addition to my camper, or perfect in a college dorm for those late night study sessions!
I love that this machine was super easy to set up — literally it took me about 5 minutes from opening the box to having my first cup of coffee, and that included a quick glance at the instruction manual to make sure I was doing everything right (which I was because it was so dang easy!).
The coffee came out great – I tried the Latte Macchiato and it was creamy and rich with just the right amount of espresso. I did add a little extra sweetener, but I tend to do that regardless so that’s definitely personal preference and no reflection of the quality of the coffee. I am super excited to try all of the other flavors now!
For those of you that are into details and technical specs, what I can tell you about this machine is that:
- Single-serve capsule system offers coffeehouse quality drinks without the messy cleanup
- Pop in the capsule for a single-serve coffee experience
- Compatible with Nescafe Dolce Gusto capsule flavors
- Customize your coffee’s strength and mixture (for multi-capsule drinks). It also lets you alternate between hot and cold beverages in an instant
- Drip Tray is height adjustable with stainless steel grid for any size cups and glasses (Dishwasher safe/proof)
All in all, I think it’s a great machine at a very affordable price for people that only need to make a few cups a week at home or for those that need to optimize space in the kitchen (or camper or dorm). Since it is a manual machine, you can’t just push a button and come back later for your cup of joe, but it only takes a few seconds to brew a cup, so you’re not standing there waiting forever either. If it sounds like something you need to have or like the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays, be sure to pick one up here.
Mel saysNovember 14, 2014 at 8:50 am
We have a similar model at home and it is amazing too. Love the chai tee it makes 🙂
Olivia Schwab saysNovember 14, 2014 at 11:20 am
I LOVE these products! You’re mug is also super cute!
Michelle saysNovember 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm
This is exactly what I need, because hubby doesn’t drink much coffee. 🙂
Bertha Wilson saysNovember 15, 2014 at 7:29 pm
I like the size of it, seeing that it is small. I was looking for something small for our camper. I like that it only takes a few seconds to brew a cup of coffee.
melissa cushing saysNovember 16, 2014 at 3:49 am
I love the frothy tops that this maker creates! It looks delicious and I would love to have this for sure! It is perfect becasue I do not drink a lot of coffee, just a few cups a week when needed! Thanks for the review!
Wendi S saysNovember 16, 2014 at 8:45 am
My favorite design feature is the adjustable drip tray. I had a beverage maker that was a mess due to that. It would splash hot water all the time.
D Schmidt saysNovember 16, 2014 at 8:55 am
I like that you can customize your coffee’s strength and mixture
Kelly Maxwell saysNovember 16, 2014 at 9:16 am
I do not have much counterspace in my kitchen, so I love that this machine is small in size.
carol clark saysNovember 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Drip Tray is height adjustable with stainless steel grid for any size cups and glasses i love this feature
dumitru saysNovember 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm
This is exactly what I need! I like the frothy tops that this maker creates!Thank you :*
loren saysNovember 17, 2014 at 9:14 am
I need one of this !! is perfect for me I just have a cup of coffee in the morning. I’m the only one who drinks coffee at home, so is perfect.I like that it can make fraps, lattes or cold drinks. definitely, christmas gift.
Angela M saysNovember 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm
Hey!! I have that exact same mug from Las Vegas!! My favorite feature would have to be that I can customize my coffee’s strength and mixture.
kymi a saysNovember 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm
This is so amazing would love to wake up to a hot cup or cool down on the hot days with a yummy cup of Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo.
Lisa L. saysNovember 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm
I like that it is quick and small and it has a few good flavors to pick from and cold tea also.
Sara Theissen saysNovember 22, 2014 at 7:33 pm
I love that it also lets you alternate between hot and cold beverages in an instant
Alexa Nernberg saysNovember 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm
Love that this machine can make lattes. I’m the only one in iur home that likes them, so this would be perfect for me.
Allison Downes saysNovember 23, 2014 at 4:04 pm
I like that this isnt messy and its single serve.
Thank you for the chance to win 🙂
cheryl hodgkins saysNovember 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm
My favorite feature is that your able to alternate between hot and cold beverages in an instant
Esperanza Gailliard saysNovember 30, 2014 at 9:17 pm
I would adore having a coffee maker like this. I could keep it right in my office and have coffee at my fingertips more often. Also, that mug you have is so adorable!
Joyce Chatman saysDecember 2, 2014 at 7:21 pm
This is the machine for me. A one server.
Randi C. saysDecember 8, 2014 at 9:40 am
I like that the set up was quick and easy and that in 5minutes you were up and running…easy is good!
shirley saysDecember 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm
I like you can go from hot and cold fast.
Pamela saysDecember 14, 2014 at 8:36 pm
Love the convenience and it is simply cute!
Sandra Watts saysDecember 15, 2014 at 9:28 pm
I like that you can make hot or cold drinks. That parts are dishwasher safe. I also like that it is a nice design.