This is a great single serve brewer. The coffee is excellent and the machine heats quickly and makes coffee in a flash. It also makes cappuccino, espresso, lattees. I've tried all of these and they're excellent. The Dulce Gusto coffee capsules are great and must be used with this maker. The only down side is the capsules are much more expensive than regular coffee and there's no way to use your own coffee. Plus, there's not as much variety as other capsule brewers. However, the coffee it uses is so good and the maker brews so quickly, I still love it. Hopefully Nescafe will up the variety soon. Overstock delivered it well packaged and relatively quickly.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The original picture was wrong one, but now it's correct
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Picture was incorrect, but description was correct.
I had to return this item because it would not pump water into the coffee cup. Since the item was out of stock, I did not replace it. A new one may have worked out just fine. Customer Service was excellent and the return went smoothly. I love Overstock.com.
My wife saw the commercial and she asked me to get her this "coffee maker" for Xmas. Although I dont drink coffee, I have been very impressed with it. It does take a bit of getting used too though. The instructions apparently are not very clear as to how many milk and coffee per ration you should put in. You learn this as you go. So at the beginning be ready to waste a few cups of coffee until you get the right mixture. My kids love it because they can easily make themselves a hot cup of tea. I find it safe for them to make it. They place the tea pod in and push the handle down and hot water comes down into the cup and that is it! Or if they prefer place a tea bag into the cup and just push the handle down and let the hot water come down! You could argue that the microwave is just as easy, and yes you are right about that. I wont argue with you about that either because you are right, but this offers another alternative. If you wish to save yourself a lot of money you can go on the internet, which is what my wife does, and orders the coffee pods cheap(cheaper than Wal-mart) I believe over ebay not sure though, and you can have a steady supply of coffee at your house. You have more coffee, more flavors at a cheaper price than those offered at your local wal mart store. I believe Wal-Mart is the only place that sells the Coffee Pods for this machine. If you asked me to give it a rating from one to ten, one being the lowest, ill give it an 8! Have a good day everyone!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was exactly as the actual product!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. My family loves the coffee maker if I want to call it that, my kids love it because they use it to make hot tea!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The on site description was spot on!
I am loving this coffeemaker. It is super easy to use and the flavors I've tried are good (so far, the caramel latte and plain Americano coffee). The latte could stand to be sweeter, for my taste, so I add a packet of Equal. The capsules and the machine itself are pricey, so this is probably not great for a die-hard coffee drinker who measures their consumption in number of pots instead of cups. On the other hand, I only drink 1 cup of coffee per day and this is perfect because I enjoy cappuccino and latte drinks like you get from restaurants and coffee houses. The Dolce Gusto website also has a rewards program that lets you earn more product as you buy capsules for your machine. This machine heats up quickly, brews your coffee in no time, and is easy to clean. A bigger water reservoir would be helpful but I'd rather do without that in order to keep the footprint small on my countertop. The Genio takes up less space than a drip-type coffeemaker. I've had so much fun with this, it's the best treat I could have given myself.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? did not include sample capsules as stated
Received one as a gift for my birthday and purchased this one as a gift for a friend. I am very pleased with the machine. Easy and quick to use. Lots of variety to choose from online. The availability of flavor choices locally is less than optimal but I signed up for the automatic refill with free shipping so it is not a problem. I work nights so it is nice to get up in the afternoon and have a cappuccino or latte pick me up. My husband is a black coffee drinker and has started using in the afternoons and evening with Dark roast or the Cafe Lungo and is very pleased with the quality and taste. One of the best gifts I have ever received.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Wonderful so far!!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good