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Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio Coffee Brewer Review

As well as the Dolce Gusto Genio performs, it's even better on your wallet.

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Brewing

There are two brewing trials for the largest and smallest settings on the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio that determine how strong your coffee will be. Using a refractometer, we calculate the total dissolved solids (TDS) of a mild (large) and strong (small) cup of coffee for each brewer. You'll know where to set the dial on top of the machine based on the graphic on the pod, which indicates how many bars should be lit up. If there are two bars on the pod, you set the brewer to two bars.

The Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio had a solid 0.97% TDS during our large cup test - a number that's actually higher than some small cup TDS results for other brewers. It also produced a 1.88% TDS during our small cup test, which is one of our top recorded scores. When you consider that there are brewers that cost more than $200 and brew small cups with less than 1.0% TDS, the Genio's performance is impressive. More on how we test the brewing process.

Time to Brew

You can expect a pretty quick cup from this machine. A small cup of Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio coffee takes about a minute and 20 seconds to brew and a large cup takes only eight seconds longer at one minute, 28 seconds.

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Quantity

The LED-backlit screen has seven levels to choose from and, as stated above, you can change those levels based on what the pod indicates.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
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  8. Conclusion
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