I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a thank me for my participation.
The dog is barking, Mr. S just asked what’s for dinner, I have five posts due TODAY, and I’m melting down. I need a treat. Why is it that something that tastes good calms me right down?
- Caramel Latte
- Caffe Lungo (AKA: Café Allongé in France)
A little cup of luxury during my day just takes the edge off, but you’ll be shocked to learn that until recently, I had no way to make my favorite espresso drinks…that is until I was asked to review the Dolce Gusto Genio that sits on my counter, armed and ready for my meltdowns.
Something special for my guests
It’s the holidays and winter, and we all know what THAT means. It means everyone that I ever met wants to escape the cold New England weather and show up at the door of the mansion for a little Florida sunshine. Double meltdown!
Luckily, I have a spare room and I’m ready to greet them, cup in hand after their journey.
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto is the only coffee machine that truly delivers delicious, coffee house quality creations every time with patented smart capsule technology delivering up to 15 bars of professional pressure and espresso technology.
Having retired from the coffee business, I know that 15 bars of pressure is an amazing feat at this price. The average espresso machine offers 8-10 bars, and the higher the bar of pressure, the more intense the flavor. I’ve sold a LOT of espresso machines in my day, and for this type of pressure, you’d normally have to shell out at least $500, but the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto retails at a FRACTION of that at under $130!
If you find yourself calling out drinks in the right order, love to stump the barista with your knowledge, or they’ve dedicated a table to you (plaque and all) at your neighborhood espresso shop, it’s time to BRING IT HOME with this great little De’Longhi that brews over 17 different beverages, with a REAL crema, layering of dairy, and a froth that looks like it came from the LaMarzocca at “the bucks.” You simply pop in the coffee capsule and adjust the bars on the machine that coordinate with those listed on each capsule.
It’s as simple as that
Want to know MORE? Simply head to the Dolce-Gusto website for all of the details.
I’m letting you in on my secret recipe!
I’m going to tell you my SECRET recipe for a homemade frozen Espresso-Fra-pa-you-know-what (since the name is trademarked), like the ones I used to serve my customers.
The REAL version uses double strength Italian Roast coffee as a base. I substitute with espresso, since it is from the same bean, and just as sweet (the roast is slightly different, but you’ll never know the difference).
- Brew 2 capsules of Nescafé Dolce Gusto Espresso
- ¾ C. low fat milk (yes, that’s JUST what they use).
- 3 TBL sugar (or more – to taste)
- 2 C ice cubes
- Toss into your blender & let is whrrrrr
- Pour into a tall glass
- Garnish with whipped cream & chocolate shavings
Save 20% off a Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker with the code: GustoGift! at Dolce-Gusto
Win a Dolce Gusto Genio
We’re giving one away for our New Year’s Celebration here at the mansion and it’s EASY to enter.
WINNER – Cayce K
Jerrilynn Atherton says
I would love to try the Cafe Grande Intenso!! The darker the better!!
Nina Say says
Caramel Latte Macchiato!
Cayce Kenney says
Cheryl Ray says
Would love to try the Chococino
Kathy Stuit says
Oh thats easy, Caramel Latte! Love caramel!!!
linda w. says
Laura Lanza says
Caramel Latte Macchiato sounds great.
Nina Mustang says
i just got in on this.i hope i win.
Sue S. says
I would love to try the Chococino. Or really any of the others too!
I’d love to try the cappuccino.
Patricia Dugan says
The mocha would be my favorite, although I would serve it over ice.
Lisa Kerr says
I would love to try the Peached Iced-Tea! There are so many delicious looking flavors!!
Susan A says
I’d love to try them all, but mocha’s my favorite
Jasmine P says
I want to try the VANILLA LATTE MACCHIATO! YUM!
Linda Szymoniak says
I’m most interested in trying the Chococino flavor.
Roger Kaikko says
Would love to win
Um after reviewing the website I’ve already stopped by my local Coffee Shop and had a triple espresso and can’t sit still. Now this would be a perfect addition to my morning life 😀 anyways I really didn’t see anything on the site that I didn’t or don’t think I would like. But with that being said It makes it really difficult to pick a favorite 😀
Kathy P. says
I’d love to try the Vanilla Latte Macchiato!
Pam O says
I would like to try the CARAMEL LATTE MACCHIATO first
Margaret McRae Davis says
CARAMEL LATTE MACCHIATO sounds soooo good!
Janice Santillo says
caramel latte machiatto
Lois Sturino says
This would be perfect for my family! Love coffee and the darker, the better.
Jennifer T says
I’d like to try the Caramel Latte Macchiato
I would love to try CARAMEL LATTE MACCHIATO!!
Tina Truex says
I would love to try the vanilla latte machiotto
Ms Gretchen Ann Luper says
Mocha is always my favorite. A mocha latte sounds wonderful right now.
Jennifer Rogers says
The Nestle espresso or Morning Blend!
Looks like something I would love to try!
Darker the better
Tom Bellamy says
I’d like to try the Chococino.
dale bartlett says
I;d like to try them all
robin scott says
I would like to try the carmel machiotto.
Cynthia Matz-Smith says
COffee — it’s what’s for breakfast . . . and lunch . . . and dinner . . . and in between.
David Smith says
I’d like the Mocha 1st, then try all of the rest
John Falk says
I think this would be a really terrick win
Andrina G says
I want to try the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® PEACH ICED TEA.
JD Hoppe says
caramel latte macchiato
Chocochino sounds awesome
Kenneth Biggs says
I LOVE THE TASTE OF THE MOCHA FLAVORED COFFEES!
Eloise C says
I would love to try the Caramel Latte Macchiato..sounds delicious! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!
Caramel Macchiato is probably the one I’d most want to try
Kymberly Pray says
I love all things caramel, so the CARAMEL LATTE MACCHIATO would be the first one I would try.
I usually drink black coffee, nothing fancy-schmancy, but these machines make the process easier than brewing a pot of regular Joe.
Sherry Ann says
Carmel Macchiato is my champagne in the morning!
sharon bugar says
I love anything with chocolate or caramel. I would really like to try the caramel Macchiato. I am tired of just drinking black coffee.
Coffee of any kind will do, thank you.
jeri boss says
any i like all flavors
dale bartlett says
Would like to give it a tr.Thanks
I like a good old traditional CAPPUCCHINO
anything that is a macchiato
Dawn Pruitt says
I would like a Cappucchino!!
Deb K says
Caramel Latte Macchiato is my choice.
Kelly McGrew says
the peach iced tea or chai tea latte! thanks!
Sandra Yarbrough says
any thing mocha
Daniel M says
the morning blend
Rose Flemings says
Mary Fortuner says
I’d love to try them all!
Rachel Ferrucci says
easy- Latte Macchiato
Gary Goaziou says
great contests hope to win.
Elaine Cain says
I want it!
carla fellers says
I like any kind of coffee
Eyshon salahuddin says
I would love to try peach tea. Yum
Beth F says
I would so love to have this to keep on my desk at work to help me get through the day! Some of th other teachers I share an office with can enjoy it as well, and believe me…. As high school teachers, we NEED our caffeine to help us get through the day! Thanks!
Love to try this..Love flavored coffee.Keep me working all day and some nights.
tamra gibson says
NO doubt or questions Caramel Macchiato. They have a lot of good drink but this would be mine
dale bartlett says
I WILL TRY ANY THING ONCE
Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
I most want to try the Chococino!
I would like to try the Caramel Latte Macchiato.
Caramel Latte would definately be my choice
barb Myers says
love to win
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