My Nespresso Capsule Solution
Well, after a few days of experimenting with refilling Nespresso Capsules, I finally have My Nespresso Capsule Solution I caved in and reverted to Decaf….Why
Using the method outlined in the Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efjFS73AC2I I couldn’t get a consistent brew all I got was cups all filled to various levels and with a watery, flavourless product.
For me, coffee of this quality or lack off, is “UNACCEPTABLE”!
What I discovered; was that the refilled capsules would not get a good seal due to the aluminium foil. I tried everything from using a rubber band to glueing the foil to the capsule, some worked ok but still not good enough coffee.
What, to do now, I am still trying to get a good source, I could go straight to Nespresso they have stores in Beijing and Shanghai. I can’t justify the cost 3-4 times what I pay back home and previously I have been able to get equivalent online for half the cost. I will keep searching I will find some.
In my search, I did find a refillable Nespresso capsule that I ordered online, through Taobao, the Chinese equivalent to Amazon. The capsules arrived fast, within 24 hrs and worked great easy to use and produce a good brew while not perfect it is good enough until I get the real thing.
What I found interesting, is that when I ordered them, I thought that they were a European product. As it turns out they, are made by a Chinese company locally in China, Emohome, http://www.emohomestore.com and they can also be brought from Amazon amongst others.
What, I have always been very puzzled by the fact; is that here in China, many products which we can readily get off the shelf at our local department store, supermarket or hardware and local convenience store. They are all near-on impossible to buy in China, even though, these product being produced and manufactured here.
The capsules I got online, I paid at least 2 1/2 time the cost I would have back home, and they’re made locally. The thing is most products are manufactured in bulk for the western market and being a resident in China it’s just another inconvenience to endure. With a bit of determination and a thorough search, I can usually find a source for most items even if at a higher price.
All said and done I do recommend the Emohome refillable capsules, I understand they also make capsules also for the Dolce Gusto line of coffee machines.
And by the way I have no affiliation with Emohome, it is a product I found to fill my needs that I do recommend. Maybe I will investigate to possibility of becoming a marketing affiliate, who knows!
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