Dolce Gusto vs Keurig

by Val
(Houston, TX, USA)


QUESTION:


How does the Dolce Gusto compare to the Keurig?


ANSWER:

Well, as you know, both are single serve brewers. And both use proprietary brewing systems. The Keurig brewers use K-Cups and the Dolce Gusto brewer uses “capsules”.

If you were to compare them side by side in a competition to brew the best cup of regular coffee, I don’t know who would win. I know the Keurig brewer makes great coffee, because I have one myself and use it almost every day.

As for the Dolce Gusto, I have only ever tried it once, and that wasn’t to make a straight coffee, it was a cappuccino.

And that brings us to the principal difference between the two.

If you want a single-serve brewer that makes great coffee, go with Keurig.

If you want a machine that can make you cappuccinos and other exotic coffeehouse beverages, go with the Dolce Gusto.

Unlike the Keurig, the Dolce Gusto also provides milk capsules. So when making a cappuccino, you add one coffee capsule and one milk capsule to the machine.

So if you would like to be able to make the occasional cappuccino, Caffè Lungo or Latte Macchiato at home, choose the Dolce Gusto.

Otherwise I would go for the Keurig.

You can buy a Keurig K-Cup brewer here...

Or the Dolce Gusto here...

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Aug 04, 2011
Krups vs dolce Gusto
by: Anonymous

Krups is great

Jan 29, 2011
Compare
by: Cappucino4me

I did a thorough comparison of the two and concluded that the Dolce Gusto makes a pretty darn good cappuccino. It dispenses under high pressure,making a nice crema. The espresso is nicely prepared as well. I no longer use it for coffee because the serving size per pod is less than 8ounces and I don't prefer their house blend. Keurig provides much more variety. I like a strong cup of Kona or Sumatra in the A.M.
So, if you like cappuccino and espresso with an occasional cup of coffee, Dolce Gusto is the way to go. If you need your morning cup of coffee, then get a Keurig.

Jan 06, 2011
capsules vs kcups
by: misty

Does anyone know if the Dolce Gusto capsules work with the Keurig machine? they look similar in size, but did not want to waste an entire box finding out.

Editor's Note: No, they don't.

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