NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini Me Review

I got sent a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini Me coffee maker and some coffee for the purpose of this review.

Can you believe that until Saturday I had never tried coffee?

I am a tea person who also loves my hot chocolate!

This week I was asked if I would like to review the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini Me. I loved the sound of the coffee maker and had a good idea they would also sell hot chocolate pots so was excited to try it out.

It was a lovely surprise when the post lady knocked on the door Saturday afternoon with my parcel. A speedy delivery at this time of year is always welcome! Having guests who love coffee in the house a bonus. What better time to try it out?

Trying to read the instructions all I got was a “come on when you making us a drink?”

Once I started making them I ran out of special cups to serve them in, everyone wanted to try one. Last but not least I eventually got to try one, to say it was my first ever cup (vanilla latte macchiato) I really enjoyed it. Slightly rich tasting, as the glass went down it started to taste better. It is still early days, I may convert to a coffee drinker yet?! 30 years after my 1st cup of tea. Who would have thought it.?

I was really impressed with the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini Me, I have never seen a cup of coffee go from cold water to a hot drink so quickly.

Essentially you fill up the water at back, switch the machine on for about 30 secs wait for the light to go green from flashing red. Put whichever pod you want in. Select the plastic switch based on what it says on the pod. Put cup or glass in. Then turn on hot or cold depending on choice. Sometimes you use two pods for one drink. It mixes lovely. Certainly for people watching it has the wow factor. It smells great and most importantly tastes great.

Input from visitors and family:

Mother in Law– 55yrs a coffee drinker— Tried Cappuccino, very impressed 9 out 10. Made even better when biscuit tin arrived!!

Partner of Ma in Law— 50 yrs a coffee drinker Tried Cappuccino Found it a bit unusual 8 out 10, then added two sugars became a 10 out of 10!! Sometimes the simple things please.

2nd Eldest son— Waiting for hot chocolate.

Husband— 42 years a tea and coffee hater… Impressed with machine loved how it mixed in, how quick it got hot. Did he try it? No… You cannot please some people!!

About NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini Me:

The little coffee machine that delivers a big result.Style-up your kitchen counter with the latest little number from NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®. ‘Mini Me’ is the new super-compact pod coffee machine that not only looks great but also packs a flavour punch, giving you coffee-shop style drinks at home.

The new NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini Me is a funky looking, space saving and wallet-friendly choice. Available in a range of six style-savvy colours including; statement Cherry Red or Indigo, chic Matt Black or White and on-trend monochrome Piano Black – it’s bound to be a trend-setter in your kitchen and will certainly get your friends talking when they pop round for a coffee.

Small but perfectly formed:
Don’t let size fool you, this little coffee wizard delivers an impressive maximum 15 bar pump pressure, to help give that velvety smooth layer of ‘coffee crema’ on top of your drink. Just like your favourite coffee shop!

It tastes as good as it looks:

This automatic machine is easy-peasy to use and lets you set the strength you want. Simply choose from 30 irresistible hot or cold NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® smart pods. Pop the one you want into the machine and select the strength setting for you. Whether you are partial to a frothy Cappuccino, bold Espresso, Mild Americano, Skinny Latte, velvety Hot Chocolate or even an exotic Marrakesh Style Tea, you’ll find a great tasting drink to suit you. The individual pods are sealed to preserve the aroma and are blended by coffee experts using freshly ground beans, ensuring your drink tastes as good as it looks.

It’s as simple as that, no mess, no fuss, just great tasting coffee at home. The toughest decision will be picking which pod to try next!

Now after trying the coffee I am really looking forward to trying the Chococino, I bet it will taste amazing. I cannot wait to go shopping to try it out.

The NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini Me is available nationwide priced at RRP £99.00. NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Pods are available from supermarkets and Dolce-Gusto priced from RRP £3.68 for up to 16 cups. For stockist enquiries please call 0800 707 6066 or visit Dolce-Gusto

Sent hubby to buy some Chococino, I could not wait for the weekly shopping trip!! One word to sum it up “Delightful”  enough said… Eldest son grunted he enjoyed it. High praise indeed!!!!

About this post-

I got sent a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini Me coffee maker and some coffee for the purpose of this review. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion.

Claire Justine

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I got sent a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mini Me coffee maker and some coffee for the purpose of this review.


  1. Margarett Murphy
    11th December 2013 / 10:45 pm

    wow that looks yummy ,,,now i know what to ask santa for ..being a coffee lover .

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2013 / 7:13 pm

      Aww it is great, I have gone from no coffee to making 1 coffee and a chocolate drink everyday. .love it x

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