If you like coffee, then you like good food, right?

Have you tried any of the many food delivery services? Food kit services? There are so many good ones… Chef’d, Hello Fresh, Sun Basket.

And, like so many other things, Amazon has its own offering of food delivery. No surprise given that they purchased Whole Foods in the summer of 2017.

If you’re curious about this service, why not try it out?

Choose from fresh vegetables, seafood, meat, prepared foods, organic foods, and a number of different “categories”, even “snack cravings“!  (Wouldn’t Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies go great with a Vivalto lungo?)

Basically, you just shop for the items you want, build your basket, and Amazon does the rest. Since the focus is fresh food, this service isn’t available in remote locations.

If you have any experience with Amazon Fresh, leave a comment here!

 

 

 

Tough glass coffee cups by Tealyra

Besides the unmatchable, smooth coffee itself, the best thing about making a Nespresso coffee is the way it looks as its brewing into a clear coffee mug. That’s why there are so many clear coffee mugs here at LungoCups — to help you enjoy the good things in life!

Tealyra Glass Coffee Mug

This 8-ounce Tealyra cup is another option. Its shape is an attractive squat, only 2.83 inches tall, so it will fit nicely under Nespresso spouts.

These cups are made of heat-resistant Borosilicate glass, which, according to Wikipedia has very low coefficients of thermal expansion. Right. We are just coffee lovers, so, what’s that mean to us? It means they will keep your beverage either hot or cold, and the glass is stronger than other common glass.

A plus is that these are dishwasher safe, and customers on Amazon have verified this.

Another plus: there’s a version that comes with matching saucers.

Available from Amazon.

 

Beautiful coffee!

Beautiful coffee!

Also available with saucer.

Also available with saucer.

Tealyra coffee cup specs.

Check the specs.

 

Illy pods for Nespresso machines!

It seems too good to be true, but it is true: Illy will be selling pods compatible in Nespresso machines. Now Nespresso fans can have that great Italian coffee in a perfect Nespresso press.

For now, we only know that the pods are scheduled to be available in the U.S. in the beginning of 2019. The capsules will be aluminum, like Nespresso’s, so it’s possible that we can recycle them the same way we recycle Nespresso’s pods. In addition to Nespresso machines, the pods also will work in Delonghi and Breville espresso machines.

Peet's Nespresso-compatible pods.

Until the illy brand becomes available, try these Peet’s Nespresso-compatible pods.

The pods will be made by JAB, a big coffee conglomerate that sells 10% of the world’s coffee. Nestlé sells more than twice the coffee JAB sells, at 23%. JAB owns Peet’s coffee, Keurig Greem Mountain, Krispy Kreme, and a slew of other companies.

Ever since Nespresso lost its patent protection for the pods, many companies have offered compatibles. We don’t see too many here in the U.S., but they are readily available in groceries in Europe. Amazon sells this Bestpresso brand pod that’s Nespresso compatible. I haven’t tried it myself, but it gets 4.5 stars with over 2,000 reviews.

It will be great to see Illy pods available in my local grocery! This post will be updated once the pods become available.

 

 

Colorful stainless steel lungo cups

These 8-ounce stainless steel tumblers come in seven different colors at Amazon. This burgundy color here is the best, in my opinion!

The double-walled steel cups keep your coffee hot. The exterior remains heat resistant. And, of course, these re unbreakable coffee cups. That makes them great for travel, outdoors, tailgating, etc. Dishwasher safe.

These fit under your Essenza and Essenza Mini spout.

 

Set of 2 at Amazon

May the Lungo Be With You

There’s just no way around this — this travel coffee cup is a classic. BB-8 is the droid of the decade, and now you can take him with you… filled with your favorite Nespresso lungo, of course.

This travel cup, made by KeepCup, comes in LOTs of different colors. Most are only $18.00, but this special droid is more… $34.00. But it’ll be worth the extra bucks when you start getting comments from commuters on the subway.

All are tempered, recycled glass, and will keep your coffee hot for a respectable amount of time. The polypropylene lid is a KeepCup perfection — there’s a swivel portion that will seal your cup, or allow a small gap for drinking. There’s a polypropylene band around the center for gripping without burning your hand.

Available from Amazon.

Nespresso View Cappuccino Cups


Elegant. Classic. Beautiful.

These 6-ounce cups are just right for lungos, and of course, look great with a fresh cappuccino swirling around the glass. Mmm.

These come from Nespresso, so you know the quality is there. Tempered glass cups, stainless steel saucers. Both are dishwasher safe, but not microwave safe. Also, we’ve been told that the stainless scratches easily, so if you wash by hand, don’t use an abrasive scrubber.

Available from Amazon.

 

 

Nespresso to-go!

 In the U.S., we take our coffees to go. It’s not that the Scandinavians and Europeans are wrong to only drink coffee in a mug, sitting in a relaxed setting. That’s a good way to enjoy a Nespresso, for sure. But, sometimes we just need that lungo to go!

For those times, here’s the perfect disposable paper cup, neatly embellished with the Nespresso logo.

Order in 250 ml for an 8 ounce lungo.   Available at Amazon.

Order 100 ml for a shorter espresso.  Available at Amazon.