Updated 4 Jul 2018

Nescafe Dulce Gusto

Delonghi Drop

Snapshot: The Delonghi Nescafe Dulce Gusto Drop is a capsule espresso machine with a heat-up time of 6 seconds and no automatic turn-off function.

Delonghi Drop
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$199

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
53
Taste
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Ease of use
?%
Milk frothing
?%
Temperature consistency
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Good points

  • Very easy to use.
  • Very good controls.
  • Programmable coffee quantity.

But

  • Extremely poor temperature consistency.
  • No automatic power turn-off.
  • Poor milk frothing.
  • Just OK taste.
  • No cup-warming plate.
  • No standby mode.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Taste (60%): We assessed crema colour and thickness as well as the coffee's aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste.
Ease of use (20%): Based on convenience of water container and filter, controls, exterior cleaning and operating the unit.
Milk frothing (15%): Evaluated froth quality and ease of using the frothing mechanism.
Temperature consistency (5%): Assessed consistency of temperature across 4 cups of coffee.

Price is from a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Type
Capsule
Avg price
$199

Specifications

Heater
Thermoblock
Heat-up time (min:sec)
0:06
Time to deliver coffee (sec)
17
H x W x D (cm)
32x25x25
Weight (kg)
2.8

Features

Automatic turn-off
×
Programmable coffee quantity
Digital display
×
Cup warmer
×
Coffee-strength settings
Not tested
Milk frothing
Manual
Removable water reservoir
Yes
Adjustable water temperature
No

More Info

Notes
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