About a year ago NESCAFÉ launched its Dolce Gusto pod system in South Africa, with the pay-offline “Coffee is not just black”. The reason behind this is because of the dual-pod system: dehydrated milk pods and coffee pods. But they also don’t stop at coffee.
I recently got the opportunity to review the latest NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto system, the Mini Me, and as I’ve recently cut back drastically on my coffee consumption, I tried the tea latte and chococino pods. Okay, I tried the chococino pods, since I’m not a fan of black tea (preferring Rooibos and other herbal variants). Once I finished my chococino pods I became inventive: dissolving a Milo in a bit of hot milk, then using the milk pods from the tea latte to a create lovely frothy bedtime drink 🙂
This little firecracker delivers maximum coffee enjoyment with minimal fuss and takes up even less space. It might be small in stature, but its brews are full-bodied and bursting with flavour, thanks to the professional standard 15-bar pressure. And as a result of the state-of-the-art thermo block technology, the machine is ready for action in 30 seconds.
It has an 800 ml water capacity, and will switch itself off after five minutes of inactivity, making it energy-efficient – if you needed another excuse to get one! It’s so easy to use, you can even operate the Dolce Gusto with one hand if you must – like trying to create a Hyperlapse in bad lighting 😛
I would easily and happily start drinking coffee again if I had one of these little goodies. Available in a choice of three colour combinations (red and white; black and grey; black and white) and with a two-year warranty from Delonghi, the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Mini Me is the perfect kitchen accessory.