Hudson’s Bay has a special sale on Nespresso machines on currently, with up to $70 off machines and kit. This Nespresso U D50 Espresso Machine in pure orange was $199.95, and is now on sale for $129.95. The Nespresso machine will also qualify for free shipping, as it is above the required minimum.
Price comparing this unit was difficult, as most places are sold out of the unit. My colleague Margarita found the same machine at EspressoPlanet for $199. The only difference is that the Espresso Planet unit is black, while the unit on Hudson’s Bay is orange.
This is the perfect little unit for the single coffee drinker in the family. The single-serve machine features sleek lines with an upside-down U shape front. The U heats up in only 25-30 seconds, giving you a morning coffee almost as soon as you can coordinate hand to mouth. The auto power-off after 9 minutes is helpful for absent-minded morning lovers who are just trying to remember where they left their keys, or their car, from the night before.
Additional features include:
- Water level detection
- Cable storage,
- Backlight indicators
- automatic volume control
- 19 bar high pressure pump
I prefer milk drinks because they taste delicious and calcium is good for you anyway. A chai latte a day could not hurt anyway, could it? With my love for dairy, the folding drip tray for milk recipes would be appreciated.
The machine also holds 10 used capsules, so there is no need to empty it each time you brew. The removable 24 oz. water tank makes for easy filling and lets you make several drinks before needing to refill. Hypothetically, if your morning coffee is 8 oz, then the water reservoir holds four drinks worth before it runs bone dry.
While I have seen the black model, I rather love the beautiful brunt orange and think it resembles a golden sky when the sun is setting. The orange and black combination looks marvellous together – this is one beautiful machine. While I do not drink coffee, thus have never been able to justify purchasing a brewer, I think this one would be at the top of my list if I ever decided to enable my chai latte habit.
(Expiry: 26th February 2015)