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Nespresso vs Dolce Gusto

On this page, we compare Nespresso machines to Dolce Gusto machines. We explain the difference between the coffee capsules, the user-friendliness, and the way in which they make a cappuccino. This way, you know which type of coffee machine suits you.

Different coffee capsules

Both with a Nespresso and a Dolce Gusto machine, you make coffee with a capsule. With a Nespresso machine, you use Nespresso capsules, and for your Dolce Gusto machines, Nescafe capsules are suitable. Both types of capsules contain coffee from freshly ground beans and are sealed airtight. This keeps the coffee fresh and preserves its taste. Nespresso capsules are smaller in size than Nescafe capsules. In addition to coffee specialties, you can also use Nescafe capsules to make other hot and cold drinks.

Nespresso vs Dolce Gusto

Nespresso capsules

With a Nespresso capsule, you can make an espresso, lungo, or ristretto. Nespresso specializes exclusively in coffee flavors. As an espresso enthusiast, you can try out various Nespresso flavors. Go to a Nespresso store to buy Nespresso capsules. Or order them online. You can find similar capsules from lesser known brands.

  • Espresso, lungo and ristretto
  • Hot coffee specialties
  • Available in Nespresso shop
  • € 0.37 per cup of coffee

Dolce Gusto capsules

Dolce Gusto capsules come in many flavors and varieties. This means you can't only use them to make coffee, but also, for example, to make chocolate milk and iced tea. With the special milk capsules, you can also make a cappuccino, latte macchiato, or chai tea latte with 1 press of the button. You simply buy Nescafe capsules in the supermarket. There are few other brands that sell similar capsules.

  • Coffee and milk specialties, chocolate milk, iced tea
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Available in supermarket
  • € 0.30 per cup of coffee

Difference in user-friendliness

With both coffee systems, you can quickly and easily prepare a tasty cup of coffee. The hot water pushes through the capsule with a lot of pressure, so you make coffee with a full aroma and a firm crema layer. There are a number of differences in user-friendliness when you compare a Dolce Gusto and a Nespresso machine.

Nespresso vs Dolce Gusto

Making coffee with a Nespresso machine

With a Nespresso machine, you can quickly and easily make a cup of coffee. Drop the capsule into the machine and choose an espresso or lungo. You can adjust the amount of water that the machine uses per coffee specialty as soon as you purchase the machine. This way, you can make a cup of coffee to your taste with 1 press of a button. After making coffee, the capsules end up in a removable container, so you don't have to throw them in the trash every single time.

  • Automatic collection of used capsules
  • Coffee size can be pre-set
  • Easy to use
  • Preparation under a pressure of 19 Bar

Making coffee with a Dolce Gusto machine

To make a cup of coffee, place the capsule in the holder, which you then put back into the machine. Use the display to adjust the amount of water the machine uses to prepare your drink. After each preparation, you throw away the capsule in the trash. Every Dolce Gusto machine has a lever that makes it easy to switch from using hot to cold water. This way, you can also make iced coffee or iced tea with this coffee machine.

  • Manual disposal of used capsules
  • Lever for cold and hot water
  • Adjustable amount of water per preparation
  • Preparation under a pressure of 16 Bar

Way of making cappuccinos

With both coffee systems, you can quickly and easily prepare a tasty cup of coffee. The hot water pushes through the capsule with a lot of pressure, so you make coffee with a full aroma and a firm crema layer. There are a number of differences in user-friendliness when you compare a Dolce Gusto and a Nespresso machine.

Nespresso vs Dolce Gusto

Making cappuccinos with a Nespresso

With a Nespresso machine, you make a cappuccino or latte macchiato with fresh milk. Nespresso has different cappuccino machines in its assortment. Some have a milk frother; this automatically froths the milk for you. A Nespresso with an integrated milk reservoir allows you to make a cappuccino or latte macchiato with 1 press of the button.

  • Milk foam from fresh milk
  • 3 types of milk frothing methods

Making cappuccinos with a Dolce Gusto

You can make a cappuccino with a Dolce Gusto with special milk capsules. This milk capsule has milk powder that turns into milk foam in combination with hot water. After you fill your cup with milk foam, you finish it with a dash of coffee. For this, you use another coffee capsule again. This way you can make a latte macchatio or caramel macchiato with each machine.

  • Milk foam from a capsule
  • 1 milk frothing method

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Iris
Article by:
Iris
Coffee Appliances Expert.

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