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Nespresso on Beverly in Beverly Hills ?????

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I thought this coffee was supposed to be crappy but there's an outpost of it in BH that looks to be relatively new to my eyes.

What do you guys thinks ?????

Thanks.

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  1. It's a huge space. I can't imagine the rent on a place selling coffee pods. I peeked in to see if Penelope Cruz was lounging about (as in the Nespresso commercial). No such luck.

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    1. re: Wayno

      Damn, I'd grow through a lot if Cruz where there.

        1. re: Wayno

          sorry, i meant "go" through a lot instead of "grow".

          1. re: kevin

            Oh, I think you meant 'grow' :).

      1. re: Wayno

        Isn't George Clooney in those commercials as well?

      2. This is not a store to make a profit. It is to get national PR attention for Nespresso and it seems to be working.

        1. As a spectator, I love the space and the metallic displays!

          The day we were there, they had just opened. The place was buzzing and there were no available tables. Consequently, I have not tried their coffee. The coffee was secondary; the space was like a museum in its displays. The wares and pod colors are beautiful.

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          1. re: liu

            Cool.

            For some reason, it reminds me of a coffee version of Giardelli Square Chocolate cafe in SF.

            Based on your reports, it sounds like just that.

            1. re: kevin

              I've visited the chocolate cafe in San Fran, but I do not remember it. Nespresso is up-to-the-moment modern and sleek inside with lots of tables and chatter for those wishing to indulge and linger in this very slick chamber.

              It is definitely on my list for a return visit as I want to try the product. Even if the coffee is not great, the marketing is spectacular!

              1. re: liu

                Ok, I will check it out.

                for sure.

                1. re: kevin

                  Even if it is just a pretty face, it is worth a visit!

                  1. re: liu

                    And hopefully Penelope will be there too for a tete a tete.

          2. just met some folks who have been living in spain for several years - they said "everyone" drinks nespresso espresso from the pods over there, because it's so convenient and it's very good.

            so, slick marketing aside, has anyone actually tried the coffee??

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            1. re: rmarisco

              We had a machine at my office a couple of years back. I'd say it was average at best. I also had a huge issue with the amount of waste generated by the pods, which - at least at the time - were not recyclable.

              1. re: wienermobile

                Oh, yes! It's a nice place to linger.

                1. re: wienermobile

                  Ah, I see they have wine, too. So, even if the coffee isn't great, it's probably the least expensive place to grab a glass of wine in that neighborhood (which is where I work). Kevin, come by; we'll have a glass and look for Penny. Dare I say, that would be a true pleasure Cruz.

                  1. re: Wayno

                    Is the wine in a pod too ????

                    Yeah, when I passed by there it looked a little out of place, like the Disneyification of coffee.

                  2. re: wienermobile

                    Wait just a second.

                    Are we paying for coffee out of a pod just like in the commercials ???????

                      1. re: kevin

                        What, you don't want to become one of the pod people? In that case you had better not fall asleep...

                        1. re: Servorg

                          Which is why we have to drink lots of coffee at Nespresso, right ??????????