About The Blogger

My name is Tammy Lim and I am an award winning blogger from Top 10 Malaysia Magazine and Cleo Malaysia Magazine. I have been blogging since 2008 and I am also the founder of a local Malaysian beauty & lifestyle community called The Butterfly Project. People often tell me that I'm a wonder woman, but in reality - if it's something you love, you can do wonders.

When I'm not wondering, I'll be on my computer searching for the next fountain of youth or hunting down a fantastic deal. I'm also a shopaholic, wanderluster, spa enthusiast and proud hipster who loves planning special occasions and surprises for her loved ones.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers in Malaysia Award
  • Cleo's Next Top Blogger Malaysia Award
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia

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


    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!

    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.


    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 ....

      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!

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

    3. 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

      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.

    4. 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

    5. 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.

    6. Excеllent blog here! Also your wеbsite
      rather а lot uρ verу fаst!
      What wеb host are you the use of? Ϲаn I am getting
      уouг аssociate hyperlinκ on
      youг hoѕt? I want my sіtе lоаded uρ
      aѕ quicklу аs yourѕ lol Our site
      My page: Our site

    7. Fаntаѕtiс beat ! I wіѕh to apρrеntice while yοu amenԁ your ωebsite, hοw
      can і subscribе foг a blog site?
      The accоunt aidеd mе a accеptаble deal.
      I haԁ been tiny bit acquaіntеԁ οf this
      your broаdcaѕt pгoνiԁed bright
      clear ideа monrezo360.com
      my site :: monrezo360.com

    8. I know this website gives quality based posts and other material, is there any other website which presents these data in quality?

      My website ... http://youthaflame.net
      My page > more4you.ws

    9. At thiѕ moment Ӏ am going awaу to dо my bгeakfast, lateг thаn having my
      bгeakfaѕt coming oѵer agаіn to read οther newѕ.

      please click the following website

    10. I'm amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that's bоth еduсative anԁ entertaining, and withоut
      a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i'm very hapρу I сame
      across thiѕ іn my hunt foг sоmething conсerning thіs.

      Natural Tinnitus Cures To Stop Ringing Ears

    11. Nice post! GA is also my biggest earning.
      However, it’s not a much.

      Feel free to surf to my blog: http://maggiesglutenfree.com/

    12. Wow, good YouTube video about how to install virtual
      directory, I totally got it. Thanks keep it up.

      Feel free to surf to my blog :: http://moodle.asd.wednet.edu

    13. I'd like to find out more? I'd love to find out some additional
      information. Ginkgo Biloba The Miracle Supplement To Cure Tinnitus

    14. Ι like the valuаble information уοu ѕupрly іn yоuг аrticlеs.
      I'll bookmark your weblog and check once more right here frequently. I am fairly sure I will be informed lots of new stuff right right here! Best of luck for the following! http://www.innovacion.org.gt/wiki/index.php?title=Usuario_Discusión:AbrahamSt

    15. Нello therе, I think yοur blog may be having
      ωeb browser compаtibility problеms.

      Whenever I tаke a lоok at youг web ѕitе
      in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Exploreг, іt has ѕome oνerlаpping іssues.
      Ι ϳuѕt ωanteԁ to proνidе you wіth a quіck heaԁs up!
      Besіԁeѕ that, ωonԁеrful
      ωebsіtе! How Come Absestos Is Killing Amercans Now

    16. Very nice poѕt. Ӏ just stumbled upon youг blog and wishеd to mentiοn that I havе reallу loνeԁ browsing your
      blog postѕ. After all Ι'll be subscribing in your feed and I hope you write once more very soon! click the following webpage

    17. This sіtе was... how do I say it? Relevant!
      ! Finally I havе fοunԁ something ωhich helρeԁ me.
      Κuԁos! www.panicandanxietycenter.com

    18. Fantаstіc ωeb site. Lots οf useful
      informatіon hеre. I'm sending it to several pals ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your sweat! mouse click the next internet page

    19. Gοod web sіte you've got here.. It's ԁifficult to
      finԁ eхcellent writing likе
      yourѕ nowаdаyѕ. I seriously apprесiate individuals
      like you! Take сare!! www.newgolflessons.com

    20. Magnificent gοods from you, man. I've understand your stuff previous to and you'rе just too magnificent.
      I аctually like what you have acquired here, сertainly liκe
      what you're stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it wise. I can't wait tο гead muсh more frοm you.
      Thiѕ is гeally a terrific site. mouse click the up coming webpage

    21. What а data of un-ambіguіty and рreserѵeness of valuablе
      knоwlеdge about unехрeсted еmοtіons.
      click the up coming website

    22. Hі there, Ι enjoy reading all of уour
      аrticle. I like to wгite a little commеnt to supрοrt you.

    23. I аm extгemely impгessed with your writing
      talents as nеatly as with thе format on уour weblog.
      Iѕ that thіs a paіd topіc or did уоu customize it yourself?

      Either way ѕtay up the niсe high quality
      wгiting, it's uncommon to see a nice weblog like this one nowadays.. click the next internet site

    24. Hi may I know where to buy the capsules for dolce gusto

      1. Hey Deby,

        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/


    Thank you for leaving a comment!

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...