[off-topic] The Way To A Man’s Heart Is Through His Stomach

People that know me in real life, will not be surprised by this title. I can really enjoy the finer things in life: food, wine and of course Coffee.

So when I received yesterday a Nescafรฉ Dolce Gusto machine from my wife for my birthday, I was ecstatic. It seems to be contagious among developers, this ever-burning love for good coffee. That’s the reason why I wanted to share my experience here on my blog, because I just know that a big part of the audience will be interested. Note that I’m not a big fan of strong espresso, so this machine is a perfect fit for me (although it can make espresso). Plus, it is small enough for my little home office and works extremely easy and fast (shot is ready in less than a minute!).

The taste and the look of the coffee is just perfect. I’m definitely hooked. The only downside is that cups are hard to find here for the moment, since the machine is just less than a month on the Belgian market. But this is just a temporary problem of course. For those interested in a nice cup of coffee when coding your business processes, here are some pictures:

The box before unwrapping shows a perfect Macchiato … I’m a bit skeptical at this point if the end result will look like the box.

Duke – in the background – is also eager to try the machine.

The machine after installation and plugging it in. The futuristic look is perfect in my developers’ dungeon home office.

First comes the milk.

And then the cofee.

And there you have it. A perfect Latte Macchiatto … with an incredible taste!

And now after this intermezzo, back to some jBPM coding … with the aura of great coffee in the office ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Tom Baeyens October 20, 2009

    That’s a great looking latte!

    But if the taste is so great, what is that spitting box doing next to the machine ?!


  2. Filip Blondeel October 20, 2009

    Wish I had one of those here at work ๐Ÿ™

    Enjoy the coffee!

  3. Kris De Schutter October 20, 2009

    Now you’ve got some java to go with your Java.

  4. Anibal October 21, 2009

    Pls, you have to do open coffee capsules.

    I’m an experienced hacker in this matters (but applied to Nespresso).



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