I love proper coffee. In the past I had a traditional style coffee machine, but it was just such a faff, so Tom bought my a Nespresso* machine for my birthday a couple of years ago, and I love it! Being able to make your own espresso’s and latte’s quickly and easily is a real joy.
The only problem is getting hold of the capsules. You can only order them online and you have to order them in batches of 50. They also chuck on a shipping charge, no matter how many you order. So although it’s a not the greatest inconvenience in the world, it’s not as handy as it could be.
So when Carte Noire sent me this lovely package of new capsules that are comparable with most Nespresso machines I was super excited to try them out. The best thing about these Carte Noire espresso capsules is that you can get them at the supermarket. Hooray!
Normal Nespresso capsules sell for between 29p and 35p each (although they come in a pack of 10). These Carte Noire ones also come in a pack of 10, for £2.79, so about 28p each, which is cheaper, plus no postage fees. So that’s pretty good I’d say.
Even Chapsley showed a bit of interest, and he doesn’t even like coffee!
But he does love ribbons!
You make these in exactly the same way as a normal Nespresso coffee – pop the capsule in the machine (mine is a Pixie coffee maker), press the button and voila – a beautiful cup of steaming hot espresso.
Now I do love my coffee, but I’m not really a coffee connoisseur. I can’t really detect the various ‘hints’ of cocoa or cereal etc, that you are often told you can find in different coffee varieties. I just know what I like and what I don’t like! I tried all the different coffees from the Carte Noire espresso capsules range, and I think I liked number 7 the best. But they all really just taste like coffee to me. So I’m happy with them all!
I’d be interested to see if they bring out a wider range in the future – some decaff ones (as I tend to lean towards decaff nowadays), or some flavoured one like Nespresso offer.
This post is an entry in the Foodies100 Espresso Collective Challenge, sponsored by Carte Noire. Each box of Carte Noire Espresso capsules contain 10 single servings and are available in supermarkets at an RRP of £2.79 and are available in four intensities. To find out more about the new Carte Noire Collection Espresso click here
*Nespresso® is a registered trademark of a third party without any link with Mondelez International group. Compatible with all Nespresso®* machines bought before July 1, 2013. After that date, compatible with most Nespresso®* machines bought. For additional information regarding compatibility, please see UK: www.CARTENOIRE.co.uk/compatibility