NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio – #LiveWithGusto at home!


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*I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, and received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #MC

We are big coffee drinkers in this household, but we prefer a fresh cup of coffee rather than a cup from a pot that has been sitting out for a few hours. Not to mention having to make a whole pot of coffee and wait for it to brew. Anyone that knows me, especially, knows that I am a little bit “unpleasant” (that is putting it mildly!) in the morning, when I haven’t fueled up on coffee yet. What is the solution? The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio, of course!

This small machine packs a powerful punch, and allows me (and all of us – though they aren’t quite as impatient as I am), to quickly brew my favorite coffee beverage in the morning, in under one minute. Not only do I get a “regular” cup of coffee but I can choose from 19 hot or cold beverages for the the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio, to suit any need or craving I might have at any given time. Not to mention, when we have guests over, it will be fun to let them choose from a large variety of flavors, instead of just offering “coffee”.

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In the mornings I prefer hot beverages (coffee drinks), but in the afternoon I usually crave something cold. With winter upon us though, I might have a hot coffee beverage later in the day. On cold winter evenings, I love a mug of hot chocolate (yum!).  It will be fun to try the special holiday flavors too.

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Though this machine is small and compact, it is very stylish, and looks just beautiful on our counter. Since we are very, very limited on counter space in this house, it is imperative that our coffee brewing machine takes up as little room as possible.  Because of it’s shape, it tucks neatly in small spaces.

We had fun sampling the flavors we received*, and of course, using our NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio machine. It was very easy to set up, straight out of the box. The machine has a 21 oz. reservoir which makes 3 cups of coffee.

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Whether you like beverages such as Chai Tea Latte, or beverages such as Iced Cappuccino, I’m sure there is something that will suit your fancy for your NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio! There are so many flavors to choose from, including Caramel Latte, Vanilla Latte. They also have “skinny” options, which I love and can’t wait to try. If you like tea, then the Chai Tea Latte might be just the flavor for you. For the kids (and adults too of course, but we don’t want the kids to feel left out), there is the yummy “Chococino”. My teen daughter loves this, and thinks it is kind of fun to use two of the flavor capsules – one for the chocolate and one for the frothy milk topping. In fact, for the drinks that do use two capsules, the milk capsules contain hormone-free milk (whole or skim). I like that! I also like that I don’t need a fancy machine to froth the milk (can you say messy?).  Speaking of messy, I have to say that I do not miss the mess of coffee grounds all over the place. Since the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio uses capsules, the grounds are contained inside, making it a breeze to clean up – just throw the capsule away – voila!

The average price for a box of 8 coffee drinks is $9.49 – much cheaper than buying your specialty coffee drinks at a pricey coffeehouse! I am guilty of buying coffee beverages often, but honestly, the prices are ridiculous. I will most likely still grab one when I am out and about, but I will no longer feel the need to leave the house just to get one – I can make one right here at home. This will save us A LOT of money, without giving up quality. I think it is interesting that the coffee in the NESCAFÉ capsules is exclusively created using beans from NESCAFÉ farms!

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio Coffee Brewer Review from Jennifer Regan on Vimeo.
The machine is really easy to use. There is a button on the side to turn the power on, and a water reservoir in the back (which is very easy to take on and off). The hot and cold buttons on top are to be used to choose your temperature, and you can also choose your cup size. The spin-wheel on top makes this very easy.

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There is a reward program! When you join the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Reward Program where you can collect points and cash them in for reward items. If you drink as much coffee as I do, this could be really fun! You might also choose to participate in the NESCAFÉ subscription service, which is actually a really neat idea. Your preferred coffees and drinks will be shipped to you periodically (you can choose how often).

This would be an excellent holiday gift for yourself, or maybe for your grown child who might live in a dorm or small apartment. Heck, even if you have a large kitchen with plenty of counter space, you will love this machine!

You can purchase the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio at select Target stores in California, and they also carry the and the beverage capsules. You can also find them on You might want to like NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto on Facebook, follow #LiveWithGusto and @DolceGustoUS on Twitter to keep up on the latest promotions, discounts, etc.


One (1) winner will receive a NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Genio Brewer ($129.99 ARV)!

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*Please note, the end date in the Rafflecopter Terms and Conditions widget is incorrect. Unfortunately I was unable to change this. The end date is 10/30/14.

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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. I’ve always wanted to try the Dolce Gusto.. I think it’s great you can brew tea cold so it doesn’t melt all your ice and dilute.

  2. I like this coffee maker because it is easy to use, holds 3 cups and that I can use if for hot and cold drinks. I also like the rewards program when I buy this coffee. All in all this is an awesome coffee maker to WIN!!

  3. The Dolce Gusto is cute in appearance so I’d love it on my counter. It also seems to have a smaller footprint on the counter. I like that. Best of all, it can provide me with just what I need… one perfect cup of coffee. That’s why I want to win.

  4. I love the fact that you can make lattes or other things at home which will save on going out and paying for it lol. Also, the points program described above in your review sounds interesting.

  5. I drink a lot of coffee and iced coffee, Rhis coffee maker is innovative and seems neat plus I’d love to upgrade from my old 90’s coffee maker to this neat gadget!

  6. I am a coffee addict and I am very displeased with my current coffee maker. I keep having problems with it and well, it is just time to replace it and make my mornings more stress-free.

  7. Christabelle Rivera on

    I would love to win this for my husband! It would be the perfect birthday present! He is turning 29 next month!

  8. Oh I would dearly love to have this! I am a coffee fanatic (2 pots a day) and I would love to be able to create specialty drinks without the specialty price in a coffee shop!

  9. I would love to win because I love all the coffee flavors they have and I would love to have my coffee in the morning in seconds

  10. OMG. We still make coffee the old fashioned way but I’m the main coffee drinker. This would be great so I can make just what I want and it is also small enough to fit in our “mini” kitchen.

  11. I would love to win this because it makes single cups which is good,the other one I have I make too much of it and it goes to waste.I also like that it doesn’t take up much room.

  12. I’ve heard great things about this and we are due for a new coffee maker, but I want something that can do more than standard coffee and this fits the bill.

  13. Hello! I would love to win this because I’m a coffee-aholic. lol It’d be nice to make single cups of all the different flavors. My husband would be thrilled too. Thank-you!!

  14. I’d love to win one of these because they’re even more advanced than a Keurig. I love the variety of drinks you have, it’s almost like having a real French-style coffeehouse in your house.

  15. Becky VanGinkel on
  16. Lilia Kharabora on

    I am a coffee lover! We have a chemex pour over but nothing this fancy or gourmet. I think this would be delicious! 😀

  17. With my husband working nights, sleeping of a day and playing in a band on weekends I spend a lot of time as the only adult here.
    This would be perfect for me because I could have a cup of coffee without having to waste a whole pot in order to get one.


  18. I would love to win this because not only would it be the most unique maker I’ve ever owned but it would definitely save me money with less Starbucks trips.

  19. Stephanie Larison on

    I’m a huge coffee lover, but I spend a lot of money on it while out and about in public. This would save me lots of money!

  20. Terry Bellender on

    I would love to win this so I can give it to my daughter who just moved into her own apartment and does not have a coffee pot yet. Thank you for the giveaway!

  21. Robert Tschinkel on

    living by myself and being retired this would be the perfect coffee maker for me, fast, economical, no more wasting coffee

  22. chrissy mitchell (Thompson) on

    I would love to WIN because i can NOT SURVIVE with out coffee or cappuccino and this would make my life so much easier. Less time making on stove more time to read during my me time every morning/night

  23. Evelyn Goettner on

    I’d love to win this as a gift to my mother in law. She has been looking for something like this for a while. She always wastes alot of coffee by making it in the pot.

  24. I would love to win the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto Genio brewer to give my mom as a Christmas gift. She could drink any flavor coffee that fits her mood at the time without having to brew an entire pot of coffee.

  25. There are so many specialty drinks I would love to try in addition that I love the single serves function. This would be so awesome to have when the girlfriends come to visit and I could make them the drink of their choice.

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