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Help me determine the strength of my coffee

I drink coffee from a Nespresso Machine (Nespresso Pixie). I use one capsule of Ristretto Italiano (black), but run it twice under the 'Lungo' option. Thus my question is: What is the strength of ...
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Completely reusable, stainless-steel, zero-waste Nespresso pods any good?

Getting ready to buy an inexpensive espresso setup for at work. I've been very happy with the EC155, but I've noticed that Nespresso machines are very well engineered, very inexpensive, and much ...
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Descaling Nespresso with citric acid

Nespresso instructs its customers only to use lactic descaling solution or the guarantee may be void. However lactic acid can be hard to get by and Nespressos own solution is heart-stoppingly ...
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Getting large volume lattes

So, I'm usually a pourover-coffee drinker, and I know a little bit more about that side of the spectrum … but lately (somewhat to my own shame) I've gotten into Starbucks lattes. Like, ‘more than one ...
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Conversion of Krups Nespresso Machine to Ground Coffee?

I have inherited a Krups Nespresso machine model F893. The machine has a detachable filter basket, where you sit the Nespresso capsule. Manual here (for reference): manual I am wondering if I can ...
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nespresso capsule - type with least tannin

I am sensitive to tannin but a big fan of coffee so I'm trying to find a variety that will produce the least tannin in my regular dose. I reckon I should go with espresso as it has the lowest ...
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Is Nespresso 'real' espresso?

When I use an espresso coffee pod, I'm a little skeptical that it qualifies as real espresso. The contents of the cup don't seem to be compressed or 'tamped' in any way, and obviously there's no ...
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Does Nespresso contain sugar?

I've been told that Nespresso capsules contains sugar, but the site Caffeineinformer.com says it doesn't. Are there any official sources that declares no sugar in Nespresso capsules?
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Reusable Nespresso pixie capsules

Has anyone had experience with reusable Nespresso pixie capsules (similar concept to the Keurig capsules that you can fill/refill with ground coffee)? If so, Is the flavor and crema similar? Does the ...
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Best technique to make latte art with an Aeroccino 3?

I want to know which are the best practices to make latte art with the Aeroccino 3. Which level of milk is optimal? Should I use the maximum for hot mark, maximum for cold mark or somewhere below or ...
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What's going on inside a Nespresso capsule?

As I understand it, a standard espresso shot is about 40 mL in volume, and a lungo/allongé is 100 mL or more. They start with the same amount of ground coffee, but the lungo is made by putting more ...
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What happens if I use a Nespresso capsule with the “wrong” amount of water?

My office has a Nespresso machine. My preferred drink (for taste and caffeine content) is the Espresso Leggero but often all these capsules are gone, so I use maybe a Ristretto capsule or a Luongo ...
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Which nespresso capsule has the most caffeine in it?

I just got a Krups Nespresso capsules machine. I tried many capsules that come with the product as a demo. Certainly, I liked almost all of the flavors. However, I need a capsule that has the highest ...
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Difference between steam wand and aeroccino frother

I often use an Aeroccino automatic milk frother that comes with some Nespresso machines. It froths milk by whisking it rapidly in a heated cup and produces a rather pleasant foam, though the resulting ...
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Nespresso Virtuoline long pull vs short pull

While using a Nespresso Virtuoline, the machine seems to read a barcode on the capsules which tells it how much water to use. The high intensity espressos seem to give you a very small quantity (...