I’m out of Capsules for my Nespresso;
I love my Nespresso and the last time I was back in Australia I stocked up, I stuffed maybe 2000 capsules in every nook and cranny I could find in our luggage.
When that supply was exhausted I went back to buying them online from a supplier in Guangzhou in South China, and now it looks like his supply has run out 🙁
I’ve got about three espressos left, I like it strong about a 10, I have a few hundred decaf’s not my first choice except if I’m desperate late at night, for now I will keep them in reserve.
While living in China has its benefits, like the cheap cost of living (a can of Beer 25c); things like coffee are expensive and difficult to find unless I go to Starbucks.
Today, a last resort, I looked online and watched a Youtube on refilling Nespresso Capsules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efjFS73AC2I looked like its worth a try.
Off to Tesco now and try and buy some Ground Coffee Beans (only have an old hand grinder), I’ll update when I’m Back.
Back from Tesco, 65rmb ($11USD) for 250g of an unknown brand (didn’t look very appealing), after lunch I will try Carrefour or Metro. I know Metro has good Beans as I used to buy them for my Delonghi Magnifica which had a built in grinder, the problem with Metro is most things are in Bulk. I don’t want to buy 10kg of beans and have to grind them, might build so muscle though 🙂
Well, back from Metro, Carrefour only had instant “Ughh!” Metro came through 99rmb ($16 USD) for a kilo, so now I have Ground Coffee Beans, time to try if the Youtube method works.
Cleaned out the capsule and packed it with coffee as guided.
Now put it in the “Home Made” Nespresso Capsule, fingers crossed.
Hey, it actually works!!
Time to enjoy a well-earned coffee! 😛
Flavour is a bit weak compared to what I would normally drink, anyway it’s acceptable.
I am sure with a bit of practice I will get a great flavour locked in. Once I have it sorted I will post an update and share my learnings. At least for now I can have a coffee or two in the morning.
That is one of the minor issues and frustrations; I deal with because I choose to live in China, while most items, we take for granted in the western world are available, sometimes it takes a bit of ingenuity and time to seek out a solution or find a suitable product or alternative.
Every day brings something new it’s always exciting living here in China. As time goes by I am sure I will have many events small and large to share.
Time for another Coffee mmmm I can smell and taste it now. 🙂
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