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There was a time I refused to drink coffee at home because no matter how strong of a coffee pod I bought for my Keurig, the coffee always tasted watered down. I started wondering whether I'd ever achieve the same hand-crafted, coffee shop taste at home -- until I was gifted the Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi last Christmas.
With this Nespresso machine, I can make a regular cup of coffee or an espresso shot, which can then be used to make a latte, cappuccino, and more -- all at the touch of a button while keeping the flavor of the real thing a barista would make.
The best part is that the machine is 30% off today on Amazon, with an extra $11 coupon available at checkout, making it only $128 compared to its usual $200 price tag.
The machine is a long-term investment: Instead of spending up to $7 a drink every morning at a coffee shop, I can have my drink of choice on command whenever I want -- for the cost of a pod, which starts at around $1.
This specific model is also convenient because it has a water tank that swivels, making it easier to find a place for the gadget in your kitchen. The water tank holds 60 ounces of water, enabling you to make around 12 cups of coffee at 5 ounces each or 7 cups at 7.7 ounces each before having to refill the tank.