I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty attached to my coffeemaker. I mean, we spend a lot of time together. I have my initial cup first thing in the morning to get the day started, an espresso after lunch, and perhaps a small cup or decaf with dessert at dinner. Honestly, if I used it any more I feel like I should probably give it a name. But, don’t worry, I haven’t (I have, it’s Caffleen).

The point here is that for many of us, our coffeemakers are integral parts of our lives. So when I think about the time before I got my NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® I’m really not sure about how I got along.

Medium Roast NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto

When the single serve machines first came out, I was quick to hop on the bandwagon. Unfortunately, when the novelty wore off, I realized what most of you probably did as well: it’s basically just coffee-scented water. It didn’t matter how many cups I had throughout the day, I could never seem to get the same effect as with traditionally brewed coffee. Next, I guess in overcompensation, I decided to try a French press. And, just as one would think, the coffee was delicious, but the cleanup and amount of time it took really sucked. So, finally, I just gave up and started taking multiple trips down to the corner coffee shop every day. Wonderful for the exercise but terrible for my wallet. Of course, throughout this process I was on the hunt for a single cup coffeemaker that could, at the very least, serve a decent cup of java. Unfortunately the only ones I ever found were so expensive that it actually made sense to keep my coffee shop habit. That is until (you guessed it) the Nescafé Dolce Gusto.

Beautiful Iced Coffee
Made iced coffee with my NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto

Don’t get me wrong, I was definitely skeptical when I first got the machine. But the fact that the product it put out not only looked as good as the more expensive brand’s in terms of body and crema, but that it did even more than just coffee and espresso meant that it was completely worth a try. So, I got it home, plugged it in, and I haven’t looked back since—except to appreciate how much better my coffee routine is now. Not only has the Dolce Gusto given me back my mornings, it’s given me back my day. Now I can wake up, pop in a Light, Medium, or Dark roast (depending on how I’m feeling) and get right to work. Afternoons, not only can I have that espresso, but a cappuccino or macchiato as well, using the same machine! No extra milk frother clean up. It even does iced drinks. So if I decide I’d like an iced coffee or even an iced tea I absolutely can. And, at only about 63 cents/pod, you can bet that I will.

The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto comes in two models, the Genio 2 and Esperta 2, and can be purchased here. Use coupon code JoesDailyCup at checkout for 40% off one machine*.

*Discount only available via dolce-gusto.us until 6/14/17.

I’m sharing #MyDolceGusto in my life as part of a NESCAFÉ® sponsored series for Socialstars™