NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine Starter Kit by De’Longhi : Great machine if a little noisy (and red)

We wanted a machine mainly for lattes and cappuccino, our existing nespresso machine although makes excellent coffee has to have a separate milk frother but not so with the dolce gusto mini me machine. The machine is automatic so just fill the water tank on the back and pop the pod into the holder, set the bar strength (shown on the pod) and flick the switch. If its latte, cappuccino or some others then you use two pods, milk first then the coffee. The temperature of the drink is good, with some machines you have to drink it quickly. Afterwards it is very easy to clean. The taste of the coffee is very good, as good if not better then some coffee shops, so far every cup has come out the same with no short measures or problems. The price of the pods are very good, there is an excellent range and they can be purchased from most supermarkets and amazon.

This the 2nd de longhi coffee machine the first one only lasted a couple of months. I had to buy the same make again as i had a big stock of coffee pods. This time i bought a semi automatic one which gives a more consistent cup of coffee as the water can be selected for each pod, according to the sign on the pod itself. In fact it is an altogether better buy, for just a few pounds more.

This is a long term use review. Bored with your morning coffee?. I was, so i went on the hunt for a dedicated coffee maker. Dedicated coffee makers range from tens of pounds to thousands of pounds, you could consider it a minefield. I eventually came across the dolce gusto range. What is important with these devices is long term support, sure there are other, cheaper devices out there but do they have the same brand power and sales numbers to keep them manufacturing the pods for years to come?. I was satisfied that the dolce gusto range would. The range of coffees and additional drinks is extensive to cater for every need. Taste of course being a major deciding factor, does not disappoint. Being a product of nescafe you can be assured of the quality and taste – i’ve not as yet come across a pod flavour i haven’t liked.

My wife has been wanting a dolce gusto coffee machine for a long time now and with the latest price drop we decided to take the plunge. This is a great, compact machine which fits neatly within the corner of a kitchen worktop. The power lead isn’t too long and the machine itself barely takes up any space and will easily fit underneath most kitchen cupboards too. The capsules can be easily placed within the machine – just put the required water in the back compartment, switch it on, flip the lid to put the capsule in, close, adjust to the required setting and select hot/cold water temperature and the machine does the rest. It will also tell you when it’s ready through the use of a very clear led as part of the “on/off” button. Because of it’s compact design, some mugs may be a bit too big for the platform but it will accommodate most average mug sizes. It would have been good if it was slightly taller to ensure it could take a latte mug easily, however. Overall though this is a fantastic machine and we would recommend.

This is our second dolce gusto machine – we bought the original model when it first came out but then it fell into disuse (long story) and we got rid of it. So, when it came to getting a new coffee machine another dolce gusto seemed the obvious choice as we knew the quality of the drinks. A friend has a nesspresso which produces tasty coffee but is not hot enough for my liking. I had a shop around and was amazed at the difference in pricing for the different machines at different outlets. The piccolo manual machine for instance is more expensive than this one (@ £75) on amazon while a well known supermarket chain has it for just £32. Anyway, i wanted an ‘automatic’ machine (that measures the water required for each drink) and chose the mini me. Very pleased with the speed of delivery (to cyprus) and it was well packed. The machine is great – simple to use and produces good tasting, hot coffee. My only negatives are: -1) it is a lot noisier than the original machine – very noisy in fact2) it comes with a bright red power cord and plug which came as a bit of a surprise.

This device is small, quirky and fits into any corner of a kitchen, similar to a kettle or toaster. I bought this on a whim, as teaching myself to enjoy coffee, as would only drink mochas. It is one of, if not my favourite kitchen appliance, and so simple to use. Though it did take me a while to figure out the instructions and how to open the slot to put the coffee pod in. I find this a great coffee device if you are wanting to try pods for the first time, as it is simple to use and easy to keep clean, providing a great tasting cup of coffee. The pods can be expensive (16 standard coffee, or 8 coffee and 8 milk pods) for around £3. 99 in most shops, but this seems standard for this type of thing. Would definitely recommend this to any first time pod-ders.

I wanted this in black rather than red or black/white (both of which for some reason were cheaper than plain black) & ordered it from amazon marketplace. It arrived with the wrong plug as it was despatched directly from italy but i contacted the company and they despatched an adaptor plug for no extra charge to arrive on the following day. I had separately ordered a selection of coffee pods so am currently working through these to see which i like best so i can order these with my introductory voucher ( hard work but somebody has to do it). The voucher with the machine was for €10 (as it was from italy) but when i registered the machine it appeared as £10 which is much better value. The water in the coffee machine heats up v quickly and makes a very hot cup of coffee. The portion sizes are smaller than i would normally take but that’s not a bad thing.

I bought this to replace a previous model that broke (after years of use). The model performs well but it is black and grey, not white (my picture shows the contrast between a white kettle). Also worth mentioning the cord is a very bright red, which was not shown in the product pictures.

  • For a great start to the day!
  • Great machine, very easy to use, would recommend!
  • Semi automatic is good

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine Starter Kit by De’Longhi, White/Black

Product Description, ‘Compact designed machine with six boxes of pods (Americano, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato)’   This spring, fall in love with the Mini Me coffee machine; a compact stylish machine that produces great tasting coffee which comes packed with a FREE 6 boxes of pods. Subject to availability, while stocks last. With a maximum 15 bar pump pressure, the Mini Me machine delivers high quality drinks in a matter of seconds, like you might find in your local coffee shop. Our carefully selected and blended coffee are sealed in the pods after the roast has been ground to deliver to you a delicious aroma and full flavour. Espressos take 20 seconds following machine warm-up – other varieties may take longer.   To get you started, we’ve included 6 FREE boxes of our delicious coffee shop style drinks – Americano, Latte Macchiato and Cappuccino.   Americano – A 100% Arabica coffee with an intensity of 4 out of 11. This long mug (at 230ml) is an elegant coffee with fruity and floral notes, a lightly roasted body and a fine crema.   Latte Macchiato – This layered Italian icon is a unique blend of hot sweetened milk, smooth coffee and delightful froth.   Cappuccino – The rich and bold aromas of an intense espresso meets the smooth taste and frothy texture of sweetened milk.

Box Contains,

  • 1 x De’Longhi Dolce Gusto Mini Me Machine
  • 6 x Dolce Gusto Pods Packs (2 x Americano, 2 x Cafe au lait, 1 x Latte Macchiato, 1 x Cappuccino)

  • From the manufacturer






    High Pressure

    Our machines produce high quality coffee, like in your local coffee shop. Our high pressure system, with a maximum 15 bar pressure, produces velvety creams and frothy coffees.

    Over 40 Drinks

    From frothy latte macchiatos to smooth americanos, with over 40 different varieties in our range, there are plenty of ways to bring creativity to each day.

    High Quality Coffee

    Our coffee pods are sealed after the roasted coffee has been ground, to deliver a delicious aroma and full favour.

    No Mess No Fuss

    Our machines are easy to use and clean, simply pop in a pod and free the flavour. All the coffee grinds stay in the pod so there is virtually no cleaning either.



    With over 40 varieties we have a drink for every situation. Our pods are available from Amazon and your local supermarket, with the full range available on our webshop.

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    • For a great start to the day!
    • Great machine, very easy to use, would recommend!
    • Semi automatic is good

    NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine Starter Kit by De’Longhi, White/Black

    Features and Spesification

    • Compact designed machine with six boxes of pods (Americano, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato
    • Easy to use – all you need is the machine, some water and pods
    • Easy to clean – as all the coffee grounds stay in the pods there is no mess, no fuss
    • Automatic play and select with hot and cold drink capability
    • Adjustable drip tray suitable for all cup sizesable for all cup sizes