NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker Review

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I may or may not have a scary love for coffee.  Even though I am not a several cups a day drinker, I do love to have coffee.  I also like to have it quickly, sometimes that means simple and plain, creamer being the extent of my fanciness.  Thanks to the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, I can have coffee house style coffee in just a few minutes.

Dulce Gusto

I was thrilled to be part of the campaign reviewing the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. Frothy coffee in almost an instant…..yes, please!  As I mentioned, I like coffee quick, which is why I always go the single serve maker route.  Usually that means nothing fancy, which is okay, but it makes me miss that frothy goodness I sometimes pay too much for.  With the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, I get my froth without waiting too long, or needing a full service barista bar in my home.  Plus, the added benefit of no risk of burning myself with that hot milk machine (no idea what it’s called).  Frothy drinks, no burns, quick coffee…I’m in.

Dulce Gust Genio

I received four flavors to try out: Skinny Latte Macchiatto, Caramel Latte Macchiatto, Chai Tea Latte, and Chococino.  I enjoyed the first three, but LOVED the Chococino.  It reminded me of how my grandmother’s stove-top hot cocoa tasted.  With each pod you get instructions on how to “dial” up the flavor.   NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto is the only 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.

Dulce Gusto Coffee

The line brews over 17 different hot and cold beverages – with true cream and expertly layered specialty beverages with an indulgent fine milk froth – in under a minute.  See, coffee in an instant!  The machine is so easy to use.  You simply fill the reservoir that is in the back of the Dulce Gusto, re-insert, then turn on.  Once it’s heated up, you can insert your pod (or the first of two, depending on the drink), choose your coffee strength with the custom controls, and then hit the hot or cold button depending on your preference.  It will brew and you will have yummy goodness in about a minute.


I am enjoying the few cold days we’ve had here in Florida, with hot tasty Chococino.  While the Chococino is great as it is, I like to add a little kick to my cocoa sometimes.

Cayenne Cocoa

Cayenne Cocoa Recipe


  • Chococino
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Marshmallows


  1. Add pinch of cayenne pepper (more or less to taste) to bottom of mug
  2. Make Chococino according to instructions, over the pepper
  3. Stir, and top with Marshmallows.
  4. Enjoy the “Cayenne Cocoa”

The Cayenne really enhances the chocolate flavor and adds a little kick.  You can also add things like cinnamon, ginger, mint to your Chococino to give it a twist.

Here is a full list of flavors you can enjoy with the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto:

  • Cappuccino Ice
  • Cappuccino
  • Carmel Latte Macchiato
  • Americano
  • Skinny Cappuccino
  • Nestea Peach Iced Tea
  • Skinny Latte
  • Latte Macchiato
  • Chococino
  • Mocha
  • Chai Tea Latte
  • Espresso
  • Caffe Lungo
  • Caffe Lungo Decaf
  • A Dark Roast
  • Morning Blend
  • Espresso Intenso

This Christmas I am looking forward to making memories over tasty drinks thanks to the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, our drinks will be a little more fancy!  Still searching for that perfect gift?  Why not consider the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto GENIO Coffee Maker.   A Daily Dose of Toni readers can save 20% on a GENIO (they retail at $129.99) by using the code GustoGift! at checkout at

Which flavor do you think you’d like the most??

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  1. 1

    I don’t need another coffee maker, but I love the layer of foam.
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    I haven’t stopped using this since i got it! I need to order more capsules asap!! Gotta try the way you drink it 🙂
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    I’ve never heard of this before, but if it makes that Chocochino thing, I NEED IT! LOL!
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  4. 4

    I like the design… sort of reminds me of a robot
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  5. 5

    Isn’t this the best little coffee/beverage maker ever??
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    I have been loving my Gusto. There are so many yummy flavors.
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  7. 7

    Looks like it works great. I wish I drank coffee really.

  8. 8

    I’m really tempted to get this for my mom for Christmas as she’s been asking for a really good coffee maker.
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    What a great coffee maker!

  10. 10

    I just a Mario Lopez infomercial with this. Now I totally want one!! LOL!
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    I want a coffee maker like this!

  12. 12

    I love my Genio! I’m a bit too obsessed with the chococino- though I may have to try your version!
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    This would be a great gift for Matt, he only has a cheap dollar store maker since his Tassimo broke.
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  14. 14

    I’m not quite sure. All of the flavors sound pretty good!
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    My husband could have a coffeemaker in every room, he loves it so much. This might be great for his office.
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    I want one of those chococino’s right now! Yum!
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    Yup — love Mexican Hot Chocolate (spicy + chocolate is just the best flavor combo). This machine is cool! I don’t really get frothy drinks (I’m just a coffee drinker) but I can see the appeal!
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    I think I’d really love the Espresso Intenso! A machine like this would be great for my entire coffee loving family, especially since we all spend so much time with one another.
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    Oh yum this looks like a fun machine to have, and what a fun recipe!! thanks for sharing!!
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    You know, I love spicy and I LOVE chocolate, but I’ve never combined the two, but definitely will be trying it very soon!
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    I have so many machines and you are making me want another!!!
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    These make the most delicious looking drinks! I love the foam! It looks just like the ones at the coffee houses!

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