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A year since Circuit Breaker happened, Covid-19 community cases are low and vaccinations have begun. As a result, the majority of us in Singapore are returning to the office — but a select few still continue to enjoy the #workfromhome life.
One thing remains the same for many of us though— our routine coffee habit.
Rather than swinging by a cafe to grab a $5 cuppa, sometimes the most convenient way is to make it yourself, in the comfort of your home.
With Nespresso machines, you can get a fresh and aromatic cup of café-style coffee at the touch of a button. As each serving of roasted coffee is sealed for freshness in a capsule, there’s no mess and no fuss involved.
Nespresso’s range of carefully selected coffee beans are masterfully processed from a range of traditional to modern techniques. Their coffee experts in Switzerland ensure that the aroma and quality of each of their 29 single origin and coffee blends delight the taste buds of coffee lovers.
And with Nespresso Subscriptions, you can enjoy these coffees starting from $35/month.
1. Nespresso has 3 Subscription plans to suit your coffee needs
How many cups of coffee does your household consume a day? I like the flexibility that the Nespresso Subscription gives with its 3 plans, that each includes a different Nespresso machine:
|Nespresso Subscription plans|
|1 cup of coffee a day||$35/month||Inissia|
|2-3 cups of coffee a day||$45/month||Essenza Mini and Aeroccino3 Milk Frother|
|More than 4 cups of coffee a day||$85/month||Lattissima Touch|
These plans that are in tune with my coffee consumption habit is a nice touch from Nespresso, and it’s a good gauge of which plan I should get if there are other coffee drinkers in my household.
Each Nespresso Subscription plan runs for at least 12 months.
2. Own a Nespresso machine for just $1
Ah yes, did I mention that each subscription plan comes with a Nespresso machine you can own at only $1?
Here’s a quick look at the features of the different Nespresso machines that come with each plan:
|Inissia||Essenza Mini Bundle||Lattissima Touch|
|Recommended if your household drinks…||1 cup of coffee a day||2-3 cups of coffee a day||4 or more cups of coffee a day|
|Black or Milk?||For Espresso or black coffee lovers.||2 buttons for Espresso or Lungo coffees and an additional Aeroccino3 Milk Frother to make creamy milk coffees (cappuccinos, lattes)||One-touch integrated milk frother with six coffee selections and milk recipes to choose from: Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato…|
|Removable water tank capacity||0.7L||0.6L||0.9L|
|Colours available||Ruby Red & Black||Ruby Red, Intense Grey, Pure White & Lime Green||Silver & Black|
|Usual retail price||$198||$238||$548|
With the Nespresso Subscription, you only need to make a one-time payment of $1 together with your 1st monthly fee — no matter what plan you take — and the machine is yours to keep*.
Once you begin your subscription, your chosen machine will be delivered to your home and you can start enjoying Nespresso with your Nespresso credits from Day 1.
The nice thing about having a Nespresso machine is that each touch of a button delivers the exact amount of water, temperature, pressure and speed. This is a foolproof way for anyone to become a “skilled barista” (actually we’re just pressing a button) and each Nespresso coffee is brewed exactly the way it’s intended to taste like.
*You’ll need to stay on the plan for at least 12 months
3. Flexible use of monthly credits
Your monthly subscription fee is fully converted into Nespresso credits that can be used on ANY Nespresso product. Choose to shop conveniently online, on the Nespresso app or at any Nespresso boutiques.
Other than coffee capsules, you can also use your credits on Nespresso accessories to enhance your coffee experience, such as espresso cups, capsule dispensers or milk frothers, and more.
These credits are also valid for up to 6 months after your subscription ends.
For example, if my household drinks 2 cups of coffee a day, I would get the $45/month plan. If I buy 60 capsules for the first month (capsules are priced from $0.70 each) — I can enjoy free, same-day delivery on my first order using my Nespresso credits — I would have used only $42 of my $45 worth of my monthly credits for the first month. This means I will accumulate $3 + $45 = $48 of credits for my 2nd month that can be used on other Nespresso products or coffees at any Nespresso boutique.
4. Enjoy the wide range of flavours from Nespresso
With my own Nespresso machine, I can savour coffees of diverse aromas and flavours. There are different ways to enjoy them too — with milk poured in, with milk froth, black, or as an espresso shot.
Nespresso regularly launches innovative new coffee blends, and some are limited edition flavours. The newest season limited coffees are from Nespresso’s Barista Creations for Ice range – 2 perfect blends made to be enjoyed over ice in refreshing iced coffee recipes
Check out the full range of Nespresso coffees here.
5. Additional benefits after your first 12 months on the Nespresso Subscription
After 12 months, your subscription is automatically renewed — with added perks. This time, you’ll get an extra 10% credits but you will continue to pay the same price per month.
10% is a pretty sweet deal:
$35/month becomes $38.50 worth of credits per month = ~5 more capsules/month
$45/month becomes $49.50 worth of credits per month = ~6 more capsules/month
$85/month becomes $93.50 worth of credits per month = ~12 more capsules/month
These additional credits really do add up. That’s an extra $42-$102 worth of credits gained in your 2nd year of subscription.
To start your coffee journey, get started on the Nespresso Subscription here.