Here are some shots of the Nespresso in action, get it 'shots'? Hmmm ... so it's basically an idiot-proof coffee machine, and thanks to pitchman George Clooney, it's also become a must buy for greying men with mid-life crisis. Really, before our group started buying them, I kept making fun of the fact that I only see old men hanging around the Nespresso counter. I mean, they look pretty well to do but still, I kept thinking, 'dude, buying that is not going to make you look like George.' You also see more than a few old ang-mo men with their young SPGs there, I mean it's real funny when you eavesdrops them.
But I digress. Got the red Citiz model here. Picked that model cos it's real slim and fits nicely on my kitchen counter. For this morning, I picked the intensity 9 espresso, Arpeggio capsule from the sample pack. It says on the brochure 'Apreggio takes its distinctive character and full body from Central and South American Arabicas. The long roasting allows each aspect to develop into an intense bouquet, conbining roasted, woody, and cocoa notes.'
Popped it in the top lid. Closed it down shut and hit the espresso button, there's also a lungo button for non-espresso capsules. What I did for this morning was heat up half a cup of fresh milk, then fill it up with the coffee.
I hit the espresso button twice through the capsule instead of just once cos I wanted more water and also to make sure that I get all the coffee in there. I dunno if that's recommended or not, but hey! Anyway, this is more of a weekend indulgance kinda thing or when there are guests over, it ain't cheap at bout 90 cents a capsule and I still got (and like) my bottle of instant coffee.