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My NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Love Story: I'm in love!

10.13.2012

Coffee is not just Black (photo credits 2 Arisa)

In all my life, I never expect to be invited to a coffee event. Truthfully I almost missed this event that day because I had other commitments. Thankfully, I went because I have fallen in love with something so simple, so classy and so beautiful that day. It was the Nescafe Dolce Gusto. This post will be filled with the photographs I took of that day, simply because I like to tell a story through my lens. Dedicated to my mother, hopefully I can buy her a Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine because she's a Nescafe freak! probably I'm going to be next. Is drinking coffee hereditary? (nah joking, no wait serious?).



feast your eyes today on Nescafe Dolce Gusto


Espresso Lab is closed today for us!

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto set out to tickle the taste bus of Malaysia's most popular bloggers in an intimate afternoon tasting at Espresso Lab, Publika Solaris Dutamas. I saw KY Speaks, Tian Chad, Esther and Nuffnang bloggers there. I was honored to be among them (beaming with glee) and today I would be taken to a whole new frontier on skipping the book on coffee, tea or chocolate beverage making and jumping on to just touching a few buttons to have cafe style hot or cold beverages ready. Now I didn't know it would be that simple! Check out the video below on how the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo works!

be a Nescafe Dolce Gusto guru after watching this video!


everywhere I look, I see these! what are they?

The NESCAFE Dolce Gusto uses small hand held size colorful patented smart capsules. Each capsule is packed with grounded coffee beans and milk powder. When you insert the capsule into the machine, a small needle pierces into the capsule and water enters and fills the capsule, at the right temperature and with high pressure. The water is then pushed through the roast and ground coffee to capture all its flavor and aroma. Then it gets really smart! poking out from the bottom, the pressure then pushes the liquid to flow out and into your cup! This is how it works.

smart capsules each with a distinct flavor encapsulated

available from 9 - 11* flavors at store/online*
(click here to view flavors)

sleek, stylish & innovative multi-beverage system

awww! it's like a baby kid! *cute*

kick back & enjoy the show

my first time knowing coffee can be so much fun

There's currently 4 NESCAFE Dolce Gusto machines available at stores, they come in either automatic or manual. The machines are very stylish, portable and require no genius to set up. I set up mine without looking at the manual back home. It was merely putting in the water container, placing the drip container and plugging the electrical cord in. Colors choices are limited  depending on machine models. Designed and marketed in partnership with KRUPS (popular espresso machine manufacturer) which makes the machine all the reason to have. Check out the 4 stylish machines below:


NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Piccolo RM399

The small and cheeky Piccolo is available in 3 colors; Red, White and Titanium. It has a 0.6 liter water tank, easily removable for filling and cleaning.


NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Genio RM599

Playful Genio is an automatic machine with a built-in Play and Select technology. It is available in 3 colors; classy Matte Black, sexy Red and cool White Chocolate. Its 0.6 liter water tank easily removable for filling and cleaning.

 NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Circolo Automatic RM899

Stylish Circolo Automatic also uses the new Play & Select technology. It's available in 2 colorsl Red Metal and Titanium, has a 1.3 liter water tank which is easily removable for filling and cleaning.


Award Wining NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Circolo RM649

Artsy Circolo is a manual machine, available in 2 stylish colors; Red Metal and White Chocolate. Has a 1.3 liter water tank which is easily removable for filling and cleaning. 

anyone can make cafe-styled beverages now
Christophe Wyss, Sr Brand Manager

Using the machine is child's play. Again there's only 2 variants - automatic and manual. It takes just three simple steps to make the perfect cup of NESCAFE Dolce Gusto beverage. The difference between automatic and manual? nothing much just that it's still easy as 1 2 3. Being that easy doesn't mean the quality drops. The machine uses a 15-bar pressure system similar to that of a professional coffee machine at cafes to ensure cafe-style quality beverages. The machine use a thermo-block system which heats the water up quickly (less than 30secs). It also has a built-in ECO mode that automatically switches off when not in use (eco-friendly! energy saving).


are you a auto or a manual?

SCAE Certified Barista Trainer, HY Leong

Then came the question of why a seemingly effortless coffee/beverage making machine is doing at a place like Espresso Lab? surely there is a reason right? Turns out HY Leong is a SCAE Certified Barista and this is his "Espresso Lab" where he operates in Publika. He explains to us the advantages of having your cafe style coffee made in the comfort of your own home and having one at a cafe like his. Making comparison to see, he takes a longer time to make a perfect cup of espresso compared to the minute man NESCAFE Dolce Gusto. He also invested well into his Espresso machine while is way more expensive than the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto. I fear for Leong's business should he continue praising the machine!

I'm having a Chococino!

Now that we know all about the machines and how to use it, time to settle back into getting to know the flavors. There's about 10 great tasting cafe-style beverages to satisfy every individual coffee lovers needs. My first choice? I went for the Chococino, a devilishly creamy hot chocolate made with the finest coffee beans. My grandmother use to make for me during primary school before I hop on to the crazy morning bus to school. I didn't expect to drink hot chocolate again until today, it brings back memories. I miss my grandma.

more flavors in hot, cold or special


NESCAFE Dolce Gusto masterpiece calendar

We were all given this huge trolley bag, inside with a 1 month supply of assorted beverage capsules; Espresso, Grande Inteso, Chai Tea Latte, Chococino, Cappuccino, Ice Cappuccino, Mocha, and Latte Macchiato. My stock is almost finish now as I have been drinking everyday *lol*.  Until I forgot to create my own version of abstract act! because I was too busy drinking. Creating the abstract act is easy, also in 3 steps just like the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto 
  1. CHOOSE your favorite NESCAFE Dolce Gusto variant of the day & stick the corresponding magnet on the calendar.
  2. SNAP a picture of your NESCAFE Dolce Gusto masterpiece at the end of each week.
  3. POST a blog (text/video/photo) and tell us about your NESCAFE Dolce Gusto week.

I'm happy that I can play with my new toy called Genio!
Thanks NESCAFE DOLCE GUSTO!


My Genio in the bottle a.k.a portable machine
(pic courtesy of Nescafe Dolce Gusto FB)

Being a grown up doesn't mean I stop being playful, now that I have the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto, I've been drinking coffee everyday and marking my drinks calendar with it. I now own a wonderful machine that prepares me hot/cold beverages in a matter of minutes. I highly recommend this to coffee lovers out there! it's a must get for your home or office. Making mocha, hot chocolate, cappuccino, espresso has never been so easy. The price range is from RM399 - RM899 which I find is affordable compared to buying an espresso machine. The NESCAFE Dolce Gusto is so user friendly, portable, fun to use and easier to clean in comparison! I am waiting for more flavors to come in Malaysia so I can try them all. Eyeing the Vanilla Latte Macchiatto (special online edition) and the capsule holders! I'm going crazy....!!!

things I'm going to get for my Genio love

Visit NESCAFE Dolce Gusto website for more information. You can even purchase your dream coffee machine here or restock your capsules.

38 comments:

  1. The very first time i know about this thingy was when I went to SG and saw it in my hotel room, so impressed ....

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    1. wow... if only all the hotels here start having this Nescafe Dolce Gusto, it'll be so impressive. Can have coffee party in hotel rooms haha!

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    1. :D go test try it at supermarkets when they're doing demo!

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    1. yeah gotta try all the flavors and comment about it ^_^

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  4. Harlo Miu,

    Nicely written blogpost regarding Nescafe Dolce Gusto event =D Sorry if I didnt say hi as I was late for the event haha. Looking forward for more post about your DG experience

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    1. Harlo TianChad! jus saw your post today and left a comment! It's okay, i think u said goodbye. I only know u thru email haha.... so u don't need to say sorry lah.

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  5. wish there is one of this in my office.. maybe i shud proposed to boss.. lol but i dun think it'll get approved. he surely will say: go downstair mamak dabao!!! =x

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  6. KUALA LUMPUR --- The Nescafe Dolce Gusto world is about to discover another zealous fanatic to its fraternity. Public Relations Consultant and former TV3 newscaster Ghazalie Abdullah who in the first week of January 2013 bought himself a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio Automatic, has now upgraded to a Circolo Titanium Automatic in the fourth week of the same month. His red Genio will now sit in his office while the spanking new Circolo will sit on his pantry bar counter 24 levels above ground zero - ready to serve delightful coffee for family and friends. He has a wide collection of the Dolce Gusto coffee capsules - 8 boxes from the supermarkets, 9 boxes from the online store and 3 boxes of Chococino which came FREE with his Circolo Titanium. Ghazalie is also on the Dolce Gusto Malaysia Facebook fan page. He has chalked up over 10,000 points and has made a bid for the Parco Capsule Holder. He believes the chances to win is great as there is only one bidder from among the 40,000 Dolce Gusto FB followers. "The Malaysian turf of Dolce Gusto afficionados can be found in every corner on this side of planet Earth. The next 24 hours will determine if I will strike a companionship with Parco," said a highly enthusiastic Ghazalie.

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      You can purchase from Nescafe Dolce Gusto online or at supermarkets near you. In KL they can be found in nearly all supermarkets - Cold Storage, AEON. It can be purchased online https://www.dolce-gusto.com.my/

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