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Sunday Fun Day Giveaway: Nescafé® Dolce Gusto® Piccolo™

Happy Sunday! Hope you're enjoying these fall weekends before the winter chill arrives (at least in my corner of the world.) It was a beautiful weekend with family where we went to a local circus in the park and later today, we'll be hosting friends with some delicious Filipino eats. Have you had a delicious weekend so far? Last week, my friends at America's Test Kitchen sponsored the giveaway with a copy of their newest cookbook, The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook. A special thanks to America's Test Kitchen for sponsoring and for all those that participated! I'll be compiling the questions everyone's submitted and will ask Mr. Christopher Kimball as many as I can so I can report back. Here's a big Congratulations to the winner of this past week's giveaway! Please shoot me an email at [email protected] to claim your prize...

Cook's Illustrated Cook Book

Winner: Comment #14!



Did you know that National Coffee Day was this past Thursday, September 29th? I happen to enjoy this day because I love my share of coffee. It's one of those things I need to start my day and even mellows me out in the evening. I was thrilled to meet others who love coffee earlier this week at a special dinner hosted by Nescafé®. It was there I learned about Nescafé's new coffee machine line called Dolce Gusto. These machines are not only cute, but they sure have a lot of power packed in their compact size. Here are some pics showing how easy it is to use...

First off, Nescafé® has quite a few flavor capsules available for any coffee and tea drinker. With 18 current flavors (and more to come), there's a drink for everyone. From black coffees, iced coffees, specialty drinks and even non-coffee drinks, this is a machine that you can easily use everyday, all year round to get your quick fix.

Some flavors require 2 capsules, which are packed together for convenience. The drink being made is Nescafe's MochaHot chocolate and dark roasted coffee do a delicious duet. Full intensity of roasted coffee in a delightfully sweet chocolaty treat. A nice way to welcome in the morning or unwind after work.


This machine takes regular tap water and makes it into something delicious...

Just add the water to the water chamber and you'll be surprised
how quickly it heats up to pump out your drink!

For the Nescafé® Mocha, the milk portion is made first...

Followed by the chocolate/coffee portion to complete your drink!

With the Dolce Gusto machines so easy to use, you may be wondering how the drinks taste. They came out very good! I found myself drinking them without adding any cream or sugar - it was perfect as is. Also, when it came to making a frothy cappuccino, I was impressed. The milk came out frothy and light, as if the milk was steamed just as they do at coffeehouses. I soon realized that the machine was pretty powerful since it takes a certain amount of pressure to be able to turn milk into a beautiful, foamy treat!

 It's the littlest big idea we've ever had! Our newest single-cup coffee solution, NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Piccolo™ is ideal for gourmet coffee lovers with limited counter space.

  • No mess, No fuss. Everything you need to make hot or cold drinks are contained in our easy-to-use capsules
  • Ideal for kitchenettes, cubicles, dorm rooms or anywhere else where saving space is important
  • Our technologically advanced machines and precisely designed flavor capsules combine to give the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® a professional-level 15-bar pressure system (similar to coffeehouse machines) which helps to ensure that every cup is perfect with a foamy froth, rich crèma and luxurious flavor
  • The unique patented Custom Control Lever puts you in control to customize your coffee's strength and mixture (for multi-capsule drinks). It also lets you alternate between hot and cold beverages in an instant
  • The exclusive Thermoblock technology heats the water fresh every time, in less than one minute
  • NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® uses only the highest quality ingredients - featuring only 100% Arabica, rich chocolate and foamy milk
  • Stylish and sleek design that will stand out on any kitchen counter
  • Energy Saving automatic switch off
Because of my love of coffee, this week I'm sharing that love with readers! Thanks to my friends at Nescafé®, they will be sponsoring this week's Sunday Fun Day Giveaway. A lucky reader will receive a Nescafé® Dolce Gusto® Piccolo™ coffee machine (pictured above) along with 2 boxes of coffee capsules! Will you be that lucky reader that gets this cute, tasty and fun caffeine station?! Read on for more details...

Some guidelines:
- Giveaway is only for those who live in the United States - my apologies to my non-United States readers!
- You must check back in a week when a winner is announced and email me to claim your prize if you win.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering: 
How do you take your coffee or tea?

Deadline: Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 12 midnight CST.

One winner will be randomly chosen by Random.Org's Interger Generator based on the number of your comment and will be announced on Sunday, October 9, 2011, within next week's Sunday Fun Day Giveaway. Good luck!

74 comments

  1. I like my herbal tea with lots of honey. Yum!

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  2. I take my coffee -Decafe with a lot of Coffee-mate creamer!!! chaselhoff at usa dot net

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  3. I love herbal tea it gets me going in cool weather and a night it helps to wind down. I love your blog

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  4. I take my coffee with half and half, and sugar in the raw. I take my tea with honey. :)

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  5. I like decaf with a little sugar and a lot of cream. I also like flavored drinks and cappuccino and lattes.

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  6. I love both coffee and tea with just a touch of sugar

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  7. I like my tea with a little bit of sugar and that's all!

    ljyoung85 at gmail.com

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  8. I take my coffee black. No sugar.

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  9. My tea I love just plain and simple but my coffee I like with heavy cream and a bit of sugar. would love one of these machines. It would be great in the new house

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  10. Coffee with cream and sugar. Tea (mostly herbal) naked

    [email protected]

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  11. I don't drink tea, but I like my coffee with cream and sugar!

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  12. Coffee-two shots espresso and enough whole milk to just cool it down to be able to drink without scorching my mouth!

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  13. I drink my tea black, but use almond milk and splenda in my coffee (or cream & sugar if those aren't available).

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  14. I like hot tea (herbal or fruit, it's all good!) with local honey. Coffee - any kind!

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  15. Coffee or black tea with cream and sugar, green tea with honey!

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  16. I take my coffee with lots of hazelnut creamer :)

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  17. I like my coffee with half and half and some raw sugar!

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  18. Huge coffee-holic here - I'd LOVE this little gadget! I take my coffee with a little bit of sugar and flavored creamer - right now, Pumpkin Spice, of course. :)

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  19. I take my coffee with milk and fake sugar... but really, any way will do as long as its CAFFEINATED!!!

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  20. Caramel coffee with caramel macchiato creamer. It is about half creamer too. lol

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  21. I drink my tea with a shot of agave nectar and my coffee with sugar and cream or a flavored half and half. Yum!!

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  22. I like my coffee with flavored creamer (either caramel, hazelnut, or vanilla)

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  23. I love my coffee with tons of sugar and hazelnut creamer!

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  24. I like my coffee black and I like my tea with sweetener.

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  25. I love my coffee with some vanilla creamer and I love my tea green with no sugar :)

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  26. I like my tea with almond milk and honey.

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  27. Either black or with a little milk or creamer.

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  28. I like my coffee with lots of french vanilla creamer :)

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  29. When I make it at home, I take it straight up black. But when they're around, I love trying different flavored creamers. Sounds like the Gusto would satisfy that on a more regular basis!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. I am hooked on Mocha. I also like black tea with sugar. Sometimes I add lemon.

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  31. I drink decaf with vanilla flavored almond milk and a little sweetener.

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  32. I'm bad with my coffee, I like plenty of real sugar and cream! And often, I confess, I even use those SO terrible for you coffee creamers. I just can't seem to kick that habit! I like my tea with a little bit of honey.

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  33. Awesome! I love my coffee with a little bit of skim milk and 2 packets of splenda. Yum!!
    [email protected]

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  34. At home I either have a mocha joe or coffee with a little cream and two sugars. When I get coffee out, I usually get a nonfat mocha with vanilla!

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  35. I usually drink my coffee black with sugar.

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  36. I've really only gotten into mochas or the like, but this might help me branch out!

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  37. i like my coffee with whole milk, no sugar

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  38. I prefer my decafffeinated tea strong, hot and black which I start every day with. But, will also on occasions indulge in hot cocoas, or mocha lattes. 8)
    Yumm!
    Jane

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  39. I like mine strong with milk and two spenda. Yum!

    Suzanne Mooney
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  40. I like my tea with honey, and, when I drink coffee, I like lots of cream and sugar!

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  41. I like my coffee with white chocolate creamer mmmm!

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  42. I make tea the South Asian way with ginger , spices and milk ofcourse.

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  43. Full Bodied with a touch of skin milk. But If I'm really daring, then a little honey or cinnamon

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  44. I love my chai tea with frothed milk just like a latte, this is an awesome giveaway


    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  45. I usually take my coffee black, but every once in a while a flavored creamer makes it extra special. :)

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  46. I like my coffee with truvia and half and half. ;-)

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  47. I drink my (Decaf) coffee with coconut cream creamer and lots of it!! AND I love a big cup of vanilla caramel (decaf) tea in the evening with a huge dollop of honey!

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  48. I take my coffee with milk and regular sugar (gasp), with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon. I use a frother to make some froth cappuccino style. I recently started adding milk to my tea, to cut the bitterness.

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  49. Coffee I take either straight black or with half and half (depends how hot the coffee is and my mood)! For tea it depends on what time of day and where I am. If I'm home and it's after dinner, I like to put blackberry brandy in it, but during the day it all depends on which flavor tea - peppermint is straight, regular tea sometimes I do honey, sometimes milk and sugar, sometimes just milk, and sometimes straight. Yes, I guess I'm a weirdo because I like to change things up!

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  50. I don't like the taste of coffee so I have to add lots of cream to make it taste better. My favorite way to have coffee is to fill a cup half full of hot chocolate and the other half with coffee and add some vanilla creamer.

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  51. I take my coffee with splenda and powdered creamer.. the best thing in the morning! !

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  52. I like my tea sweet over lots of ice & my coffee with lots of sugar & little creamer.

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  53. i like my coffee light and sweet

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  54. i like mine with hazelnut creamer

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  55. I have to drink my coffee with cream and sugar

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  56. I sweeten my hot drinks with with Truvia

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  57. I love mine iced with skim milk and a little sweetener.

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  58. I like iced coffee with skim milk and a little sweetener.

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  59. I like it slightly sweetened an with milk (or not if it's latte).

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  60. I add a lot of stuff to my coffee. I add sweetener, flavored syrups, and vanilla creamer. It needs to be sweet and have lots of flavor.

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  61. black coffee + skim milk + a spoonful of sugar

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  62. Coffee with lots of pumpkin spice syrup!

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  63. I like lots of flavored creamer in my coffee! It has to be sweet! (and I really love it cold)

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  64. Lots of milk and sugar!

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  65. I like flavored coffee with cream or half-and-half. No sugar or sweetener.

    Thanks so much for the very generous giveaway!
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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  66. I prefer soy lattes when I'm out, but at home I like my coffee with soy milk!

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  67. I like sugar and half & half with my coffee...

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  68. I enjoy my coffee --strong-- with creme brulee coffee creamer! Yum!

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