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Re: espresso/ capuccino maker (delonghi f.ex.)

Postby Bobarctor » 12 Jun 2012, 10:15

swisskogame wrote:Nespresso is available here in Taiwan. The coffee is excellent and they have machines with milk foamers. Alternatively they also sell separate milk foamers. We have a Nespresso machine here and we love it.


Where do you get your capsules ?
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Re: espresso/ capuccino maker (delonghi f.ex.)

Postby ceevee369 » 12 Jun 2012, 10:48

Bobarctor wrote:
swisskogame wrote:Nespresso is available here in Taiwan. The coffee is excellent and they have machines with milk foamers. Alternatively they also sell separate milk foamers. We have a Nespresso machine here and we love it.


Where do you get your capsules ?


There were no capsules in 2010. Also, Nespresso is NOT having a flagship store as in other countries. I wonder what keeps them waiting?
Currently, you can buy the capsules at City Super and at their booth in Hankyu. Don't know if they are more expensive vs. EU or HK.
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Re: espresso/ capuccino maker (delonghi f.ex.)

Postby SlowRain » 12 Jun 2012, 12:42

There was an article a while back in The New York Times which showed how exorbitantly priced the coffee for these machines is. It works out to something like $50 per pound. You can actually get some of the best coffee in the world for a lot less than $50/lb. I imagine they're using the same strategy as printer manufacturers: sell the machines cheap and hose them on the consumables.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/dinin ... ostly.html
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Re: espresso/ capuccino maker (delonghi f.ex.)

Postby ceevee369 » 12 Jun 2012, 15:14

SlowRain wrote:There was an article a while back in The New York Times which showed how exorbitantly priced the coffee for these machines is. It works out to something like $50 per pound. You can actually get some of the best coffee in the world for a lot less than $50/lb. I imagine they're using the same strategy as printer manufacturers: sell the machines cheap and hose them on the consumables.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/dinin ... ostly.html


For sure - Marketing and shareholders (+ George) need being paid.
Back in the days I had a Jura 100k espresso machine, a Krups percolator , an Italian Copper thing you need boiling water in and bags and bags of different coffees.
One day, I chooses for quality as convenience and went to buy a Pixie back home. Top 10 best investment ever.
Got 7 kinds of cups and can satisfy any guest within 2 minutes.
It took too long before those Pixies became available here.
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Re: espresso/ capuccino maker (delonghi f.ex.)

Postby Dragonbones » 12 Jun 2012, 17:38

SlowRain wrote:There was an article a while back in The New York Times which showed how exorbitantly priced the coffee for these machines is. It works out to something like $50 per pound.


Not only that, but the capsules are exactly the kind of unnecessary packaging that clogs landfills -- what a bloody waste!
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Re: espresso/ capuccino maker (delonghi f.ex.)

Postby ceevee369 » 12 Jun 2012, 17:50

Dragonbones wrote:
SlowRain wrote:There was an article a while back in The New York Times which showed how exorbitantly priced the coffee for these machines is. It works out to something like $50 per pound.


Not only that, but the capsules are exactly the kind of unnecessary packaging that clogs landfills -- what a bloody waste!


Don't think with your Taiwan hat on :lol:
If I would post one day the garbage, tiles, food, chairs, beds, metal ornaments, cement, name it what the locals Dump in real landfills , a few capsules mean yet not too much.

Nespresso does well In terms of recycling. I presume the Aluminium can be re-used.
I am pretty sure it can as my neighbor - the picker - takes them out of my garbage :D
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Re: espresso/ capuccino maker (delonghi f.ex.)

Postby SlowRain » 12 Jun 2012, 21:11

Dragonbones wrote:
SlowRain wrote:There was an article a while back in The New York Times which showed how exorbitantly priced the coffee for these machines is. It works out to something like $50 per pound.


Not only that, but the capsules are exactly the kind of unnecessary packaging that clogs landfills -- what a bloody waste!

Yeah. I'm getting to the point in life where I'm starting to think more and more about my individual contribution to waste. I'm making a conscious effort to do away with anything that smacks of excess packaging and disposability.
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Postby urodacus » 12 Jun 2012, 21:20

Me too. I have completely sworn off condoms, for example.
The prizes are a bottle of f*!@#$% SCOTCH and a box of cheap f!@#$#$ CIGARS!
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Re: espresso/ capuccino maker (delonghi f.ex.)

Postby Bobarctor » 13 Jun 2012, 22:11

ceevee369 wrote:
Bobarctor wrote:
swisskogame wrote:Nespresso is available here in Taiwan. The coffee is excellent and they have machines with milk foamers. Alternatively they also sell separate milk foamers. We have a Nespresso machine here and we love it.


Where do you get your capsules ?


There were no capsules in 2010. Also, Nespresso is NOT having a flagship store as in other countries. I wonder what keeps them waiting?
Currently, you can buy the capsules at City Super and at their booth in Hankyu. Don't know if they are more expensive vs. EU or HK.


The funny thing is that after your post I checked and they just open their online boutique here in TW
https://boutique.nespresso.com/tw/capsules
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Re: espresso/ capuccino maker (delonghi f.ex.)

Postby ceevee369 » 17 Jun 2012, 15:59

Bobarctor wrote:
ceevee369 wrote:
Bobarctor wrote:
swisskogame wrote:Nespresso is available here in Taiwan. The coffee is excellent and they have machines with milk foamers. Alternatively they also sell separate milk foamers. We have a Nespresso machine here and we love it.


Where do you get your capsules ?


There were no capsules in 2010. Also, Nespresso is NOT having a flagship store as in other countries. I wonder what keeps them waiting?
Currently, you can buy the capsules at City Super and at their booth in Hankyu. Don't know if they are more expensive vs. EU or HK.


The funny thing is that after your post I checked and they just open their online boutique here in TW
https://boutique.nespresso.com/tw/capsules


Thanks for the link :notworthy:
Obviously, it ain't the official store :lol:

Average price is around 40% higher than EU, but still - at 21NTD for any of the 50 different blends , worth putting inside my www favorites .
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