NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Genio 2

4.7/5.0
By Robert Parsons February 11, 2021
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 4.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – 15 flavor options
  • – Easy to use interface
  • – Creates hot or cold specialty drinks
  • – Smart capsule design locks in coffee freshness
  • – A rating in energy consumption

Cons

  • – NESCAFE Dolce Gusto capsules are not compatible with other pod machines

NESCAFE has been a well-known brand for as long as we can remember. It was established in 1938 and has grown tremendously since. When we learned about their Dolce Gusto collection, we knew we had to check it out. 

In this review, we’ll be taking a look at the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Genio 2. Not only will this appliance whip up a nice cup of joe, but it’s also great for cappuccinos, lattes, and teas (hot OR iced). 

Does this coffee machine live up to the hype? Keep reading to find out!

Who is the NESCAFE Genio 2 For?

The Dolce Gusto Genio 2 is for those wanting to create professional-quality coffees right in the comfort of their home. Not a coffee making guru but love a fresh cup in the morning? This Dolce Gusto machine may be the right fit for you. 

Thanks to the 15 bars of pressure, users will be able to make amazing cups of joe with a thick velvety crema. This is a single-serve machine ideal for locations planning to serve less than 6 cups of coffee per day. 

We also found that this automatic coffee maker is very easy to use. Simply pop in a capsule, decide on your beverage size, and push the brew button. Forget to turn off your machine? No worries. After 5 minutes of inactivity, it will turn off automatically. This appliance has a rating A when it comes down to energy consumption. 

Specifications

  • – Size: 17.75” x 16.75” x 8.5” 
  • – Weight: 9.98 pounds 
  • – Color: Silver
  • – Material: PP, ABS, Nylon, Silicone
  • – Capacity: 6 cups 
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What Makes This Dolce Gusto Machine Special?

There are many reasons that make the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Genio 2 special – beyond its professional and sleek look. Here are just a few: 

  • – 15 Bars of Pressure. The amount of pressure offered by the Genio 2 is ideal for a true coffeehouse experience. This means you can have authentic and flavorful beverages (from espressos to lattes) right in your home or office. 
  • – Hot and Cold Options. With this Dolce Gusto appliance, you’ll have the option of creating both hot and cold drinks. Are you craving a hot cup of coffee? How about a cold iced tea? With this bad boy, you can have them both! 
  • – Smart Pods. These smart capsules are designed to maintain coffee freshness, aromas, and most importantly, flavor. This results in aromatic, delicious cups every time.
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Why Should I Buy This Dolce Gusto Machine?

The Genio 2 Dolce Gusto Machine has everything coffee lovers need in a single-serve machine. It has an easy-to-use interface, it is automatic, and its 15 bars of pressures mean you’ll have optimal aroma and flavor consistently in every cup. 

Now, we did notice that NESCAFE Dolce Gusto pods are only compatible with NESCAFE Dulce Gusto coffee machines which means they won’t fit other brewer types. It’s likely this won’t be an issue, but we do want to make you aware that the capsule size isn’t standard. 

With 15 flavor varieties, we doubt you’ll need to look outside of NESCAFE pods. Choose from authentic Americanos, espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, teas, among so much more!

Our Verdict

Hands down, we believe the Dolce Gusto Genio 2 is worth the hype. It is a great looking machine with just the right functionalities to create the perfect cup of coffee when you need it most. All that’s left to do is try it out for yourself! We guarantee you’ll be just as impressed as we were.

 

Pros

  • – 15 flavor options
  • – Easy to use interface
  • – Creates hot or cold specialty drinks
  • – Smart capsule design locks in coffee freshness
  • – A rating in energy consumption

Cons

  • – NESCAFE Dolce Gusto capsules are not compatible with other pod machines