With the Dolce Gusto machines ranging from £30 to £100 you could say this is the budget option. The De’longhi Jovia model has a manual lever for the hot water but this allows you to easily adjust the volume of your drink. With a wide range of Dolce Gusto pods readily available in your local supermarket or online such as Latte, Cappuccino, Americano, Lungo, and my personal favourite the Café au Lait, the Dolce Gusto machine is the perfect addition to any kitchen. They also sell skinny versions of Lattes and Cappuccinos, so if you are watching the calories. These are a great option as they have nearly half the calories of the full fat versions. These come in boxes of 16 (8 milk pods and 8 coffee pods), however the rest of the range tend to come in 16’s so there are definitely more drinks for your buck with those options. The De’longhi Jovia machine is also very neat and compact so are ideal for people like me with a smaller kitchen.
- Maximum 15 bar pump pressure for coffee shop quality
- Over 30 varieties of hot and cold drinks
- Easy to use and clean
- Pods available in supermarkets and online
- 0.8 litre capacity
Although this is a budget option it still produces a great cup of coffee and all De’Longhi products sold and dispatched by Amazon in the UK and Ireland carry the De’Longhi guarantee.
User reviews from Amazon
“Brilliant! It’s incredibly quick and there’s so many flavours of pods to choose from!”
“Picked up as a gift for my girlfriend and she loves it!
I was sick of cleaning the coffee pot every morning before work, these pods are amazing for coffee according to her and bonus for me it’s neat and out of the way.”
If you are looking for an automatic Dolce Gusto Machine with a larger capacity the Krups Lumio maybe the better option for you. It has a larger 1 litre capacity water tank, the XL feature for the new Preludio pods but is still stylish and compact (18cm x 22cm x 37cm). The Krups Lumio is very easy to use, with the automatic volume selector choose the recommendation on the pod or select the drink size you desire up to 300ml. The drip tray is adjustable so can easily be changed from an espresso to XL size cup. The machine also has an energy saving auto shut off feature after one minute.
Like all Dolce Gusto pod machines the Lumio is very easy to clean, as the coffee grinds stay in the pod there is no mess in the pod holder. To keep your machine brewing the best tasting coffee it will alert you when its time to clean and descale.
Amazon are currently selling a travel kit bundle which is excellent value at . The kit includes the Lumio coffee machine ( without the kit) a stylish Dolce Gusto travel mug, a rotating pod holder and a box of Americano coffee pods.
In February Nestlé unveiled a new range of Starbucks branded coffee products that include a selection of your coffee shop favourites for your Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine.
Nestle and Starbucks have worked together to create 6 Starbucks coffees which include;
Americano House Blend Medium Roast, Americano Veranda Blend Blonde Roast, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Caramel Macchiato, Colombia Medium Roast Espresso, Espresso Dark Roast and Blonde Espresso Roast.