Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo Coffee Machine Review

Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo Coffee Machine Review

Nescafé has long been known as a premier brand in the coffee industry, supplying the world with delicious products and machines, in order to awaken the future barista in young and old people alike. Their Dolce Gusto Circolo coffee machine took the world by storm when it was first release, encouraging high-end users to spend a little more for a personalised coffee experience. But how has the machine held up over the years? We recently got the chance to get our hands on one of these, testing the features and getting a sense as to whether it is still a viable choice for people wishing to take their coffee making to another level, be it for home or office use. 

About Nescafé Dolce Gusto

Dolce Gusto is all about what they call “creating the modern art of coffee”. Their brand is built on the experience of creating and tasting coffee being two artistic experiences. Their capsules and machines are designed with quirkiness in mind, showcasing a more modern feel for the brand and bringing their creations swiftly into the new decade ahead. If espresso, hot chocolate, or even instant coffee is what you’re after, they’ve got a solution that will work well for you and those around you.

What Works?

The Dolce Gusto Circolo is a very modern looking machine with an oval shape, that comes in a luxurious red colour. Designed with a bigger tank than its predecessor, it means you’ll be making less trips to the sink, which helps especially for a small office environment. Performance wise, this machine has a 15 bar pump system, which doesn’t disappoint, even when under a bit of strain from multiple uses over the short space of time. If you’re looking for a machine that takes capsule and gives you a wide variety of beverage choices at the push of a button, this is the machine for you.

What Doesn’t?

On the other side of the spectrum, it was clear that this machine isn’t necessarily the most quiet machine on the market, even though it does come it at a higher price point than some of its competitors. This was slightly disappointing, albeit that the machine is quick to produce drinks, meaning it won’t be as disruptive, especially if it’s only being used a few times a day. One thing we noticed was that when you use a taller glass or cup, the machine can spill just a little bit. Be sure to run a few tests using different capsules to ensure that you’re using the correct size cups in future. Slightly more expensive than its cousin, the Genio, this machine is a great fit for casual coffee drinkers, but may leave some more serious brewers slightly underwhelmed. 

Getting Your Hands on Your Next Coffee Machine

Whether you’re after a new coffee machine like this, or looking for a rental for the office, Aquaspresso should be your first port of call. Their team consists of experts in the field, who will be able to help you make an assessment as to the type of machine you’ll need, based on your environment. If you have any questions about coffee machines in various ranges, including those in the Nescafé Dolce Gusto range, then they should be your first port of call. Happy hunting for the perfect brew!