A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be sent some coffee capsules, from a company called Real Coffee who make capsules for Dolce Gusto and Nespresso machines. Since we had treated ourselves to a Dolce Gusto machine back in April, we had been trying out different capsules and narrowing down our favourites. We had never actually thought to look at Dolce Gusto compatible capsules, until being offered these to review but I’m really glad to have found Real Coffee.
The bags on offer are Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, Lungo, Espresso and Espresso Intenso. Each bags has 16 capsules – for the latter three options, this is 16 drinks whereas for the latte and cappuccino, this is 8 drinks as each bag is half coffee and half milk capsules. Chris drinks coffee as his main drink, where I tend to opt for tea. However I love a “fancy coffee” and often go for latte or cappuccino when heading out for coffee. Because of this, the whole selection suited us and we have been ploughing our way through it ever since it arrived.
My favourite by far is the latte, but I love the cappuccino too. The coffee itself is really smooth and creamy, while the milk is a good thick consistency and gives a really frothy coffee. The Lungo, Espresso and Espresso Intenso are straight black coffee, the Lungo being like a regular size black coffee and the other being more like shots of coffee – espresso. I don’t tend to drink just coffee, but I have tried these too and they are really nice. Even the girls have tried the coffees and the latte is a big hit with them as well.
Though I probably shouldn’t say it, these capsules are actually better than the official Dolce Gusto ones – in my opinion. You can run more water through them, meaning more drink – and the taste is actually nicer too. Not only that, but the bags sell for £3.75 each, where as the Dolce Gusto ones are £4.49 a box, for the same amount of capsules. Real Coffee also offer free delivery on orders over £20 so again in my opinion, they are a great alternative for your coffee.
As I metioned before, Real Coffee also do Nespresso capsules too, not just Dolce Gusto.