Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio Coffee Brewer Review
As well as the Dolce Gusto Genio performs, it's even better on your wallet.
Beyond the basic controls, there isn't much to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio's design. It has the buttons you need without creating confusion during brewing.
Similar to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Melody 2, the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio's brewing chamber contains a piece of plastic that holds the coffee pod and slides out of the machine completely. You'll have to pull the holder out, insert the Nescafé pod, put the holder back in, and lock it in by pulling down the metal lever just above the chamber. Note that the chamber only accepts Nescafé pods.
You'll find that there isn't an array of buttons on the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio. There is a black rubber "on" button on the left side, cold (blue) and hot (red) buttons on the top and a size/strength wheel dial at the top as well.
One of the least-appealing aspects of the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio is its water reservoir, which holds only 700 ml of water. It's located on the backside so it's hard to reach if it's under a cabinet and the small opening on its side makes it difficult to pour water into it.
In the Box
Since the design is so basic, it's not surprising that the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio comes with six Nescafé pods and no other accessories.
Get Our Newsletter
Real advice from real experts. Sign up for our newsletter
Thanks for signing up!