Well, the topic currently attracting attention about coffee and, more specifically, coffee in Mexico, gives me an opportunity to discuss a new product we just discovered on our recent trip to France. Since this product is available in a limited fashion in Mexico City and will, no doubt, be available in the Guadalajara area fairly soon, I thought those of you who enjoy brewing up espresso at home might benefit from hearing about this innovative idea from Nestle.
NESCAFE is all the rage or, actually, Nestle´s new product Nespresso is all the rage in France and all family members and friends we stayed and dined with are using this product for home brewed espresso (cafe express in France) instead of the traditional espresso machines of the distant and recent past. I won´t go into any details on the product here as any of you interested can simply read all about Nespresso on the internet but basically, Nestle sells a home brew espresso machine that makes cups of espresso from special capsules they also sell and the process is not only simple but makes a consistently very good cup of espresso every time it is used and can also be used to make excellent coffee products from capuchinos to cafe lattes and so forth. The machine is relatively inexpensive as Nestle is trying to sell the coffee capules which come in various varieties and are only available from Nestle. The problem in Mexico now is that the machines and capsules are only available in the Mexico City area and the machines only work with the proprietary capsules but there is every reason to believe that Nestle intends to distribute this very successful product all over the country.
I bring this up now as those of you contemplating purchasing an expensive espresso machine may want to defer that decision for a while until the Nespresso product is available in Metropolitan Guadalajara. Any questions you may have about this product can probably be answered by searching the internet but I can tell you this from personal experience. The espressos made by this machine using the Nestle coffee capsules are excellent and consistently so. I highly recommend this product to all you espresso lovers except, perhaps Kevin K. whose exacting expectations may not be met. Every French person we met loved the coffee made by this method and you talk about exacting.
By the way, at present we make home espresso in an Italian machine we purchased five years ago in Guadalajara and, man, was that machine expensive - much more so than in the U.S. because of severe duties imposed by Mexico. We love espresso made with this machine but the Nespresso method will be substantially cheaper and for most, much better and easier.
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