Nespresso Le Cube Automatic Espresso Maker Question
Just now looking at this machine as a possible xmas present. My question is do you have to use their coffee capsules or can you use your own coffee? I see it has great reviews on this site but the person I am considering this for is not too sure about using the company coffee. He would rather use his own coffee/espresso. Also, in general how are these types of machines? Thanks.
I would definitely not recommend buying a Nespresso for someone who would prefer using his own coffee - you are 100% limited to the pods made by Nespresso.
That being said, we sell them at work and I make myself an espresso nearly every day. It's decent, so simple to use, and it really is a well-made machine, IMO. We don't sell many. I really think that people who like coffee enough to spend that much are usually picky enough to want more options as far as their beans. Also, our local rep is a total a$$hole, which kind of gives me a bad impression of the company in general (though probably unfounded).
you have to use your their capsuless
The machines themselves are good quality.
The coffee tastes good. Steamed milk is very nice quality.
Very clean and easy to operate.
Cons are that you are limited to Nespresso's offerings (of which you might like only a couple,) the capsules aren't recyclable, Nestle is the biggest buyer of coffee in the world (most coffee farmers live in poverty), and the consumer is disconnected from the process of making coffee. If these moral and philosophical problems don't bother you, then I actually think Nespresso is great.