It's a bird, it's a plane...well, no...it's not a plane. Nor does this coffee maker resemble in any way, shape, or form Superman. However, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto certainly does look like a bird. Whether it's a hummingbird or one of those novelty drinking bird doo-dads, there is no denying the interesting design of this machine.
Weird bubble alien, or one of our more familiar avian friends, this coffee maker is all about the art of coffee...or at least the art of variety. The maker is being marketed as a system in which eight different Capsules of prepackaged flavors are available: Caffe Lungo, Caffe Lungo Mild, Caffe Lungo Decaf, Espresso, Cappuccino (with milk capsule), Latte Macchiato (with milk capsule), Chococino (with milk capsule), Iced Cappuccino (with milk capsule). Unfortunately, only preapproved (meaning manufactured by Nescafe) capsules will work in the machine.
Despite the fact that the Dolce Gusto utilizes proprietary coffee inserts, this $169.99 machine promises high quality results. High pressure is essential for delicious espresso-based drinks, and this coffee maker delivers with 15-bar pressure. Granted the specialized capsules are a drawback, but may be offset by the ease of clean up that the system offers. As long as they keep making the capsules that is.