Picked up a Nespresso pixie from ebay for under 50 quid and I have to say it's some of the best coffee I've tasted and I get to enjoy it every morning before practice, no fuss, no bother in around a minute and a half for less than 30p a shot.
A note about noise, because we're getting up at 5am or earlier for our pre practice coffee. The machine is pretty quiet, there's the first loudish buzz for a second or two then it quietens down some. Wish it was quieter still but ran upstairs to the bedroom and couldn't hear it so it's quiet enough.
Still like my cafe cubana but this way I save myself twenty minutes in the morning
And what about the glorious Monmouth coffee that I love so much?
Here it gets sneaky. You can buy these little refillable capsules from a company called Coffeeduck to pop your monmouth coffee in and then use them as a regular capsule in the Nespresso.
They don't seem to work as well, takes a couple of goes to get the right packing of the coffee in the coffeeduck capsules, crema's not as good, but it's still a fair Monmouth espresso and of course it frees you a little from Nespresso's monopoly.
But then the Nespresso is so damn good I'm going with George.