Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo

Sample received for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

In the box
I love my morning coffee, it’s kinda the time of the day that I set aside for ME. That’s why when Nescafe offered to send me the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee machine, I was thrilled. It has totally turned my mornings into a great morning.

Out of the box
Pulling the Piccolo out of the box there is no assembly needed. There are no coffee pods in the box with the machine so when you purchase a machine make sure to purchase a box of coffee, too.

Brewing is quick and uncomplicated. First, fill up the water tank in the back, turn on the machine and wait about 30 seconds for the light to turn green and your ready to go.

Insert your pod
Lift up the leaver to “unlock” the pod tray, pull out the pod tray and insert your choice of beverage pod, insert the pod tray back into the machine and lower the “locking” leaver.

Placing you cup or mug under the machine you are ready to dispense your drink. For a cold drink like the Nestle Peach Ice Tea that I made you move the water leaver to the blue to get cold water.

This Nestle Peach Ice Tea tastes amazing. I actually have to fight my kids for a glass.

One thing I noticed is that there isn’t an auto shut off when your coffee is done dispensing. You will need to flip the leaver back over when you figure it’s done. If you are forgetful like me I wouldn’t suggest walking away while your coffee is brewing (oops!).

Making a Latte

For a hot drink like your hot chocolate or your coffee, move the water leaver to the red to dispense hot water.

Here I’m making a Chai Latte. With the Chai Lattes you have 2 different pods in the box… a milk pod and the Chai pod. First I insert the milk pod and dispense hot milk, then I remove the milk pod and insert a Chai pod and dispense hot Chai.

Latte Layers

I don’t have a clear coffee mug so I used a clear cup so I could show how pretty the layers look as your Latte is made. I worked in a coffee shop and my favorite part of making drinks was making the perfect layers. I wouldn’t call these perfect layers but they are pretty close for a instant drink poured  from a machine.

Great cup of coffee
This machine is super fun and compact. If you have limited counter space then this would be perfect.

The beverage choices are great for this machine, too! They carry everything from iced tea, hot chocolate, Lattes, Mochas, Coffees, to Espresso.

The only thing I would change on this machine would be to make the hot water hotter. Once your hot coffee is dispensed you can sip at it right away and not long after be able to drink it. Personally I like my hot drinks pipping hot.

For the size and the options of beverages you get with this machine it’s a great value for your money. I’m the only coffee drinker in my house so having a single cup machine works great in my house.


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You can purchase the Nescafe Dolce Piccolo on Amazon


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo & 2 different coffee flavors!



This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on September 5, 2014.


  1. laura revilla says

    love the nescafe gold

  2. Fawn H says

    I would love to try the Nescafe Alta Rica Intense Dark Roast Coffee

  3. Rachel Miller says

    I like that it takes so little counter space 🙂

  4. Debra Hall says

    i would like to try the nescafe gold blend

  5. Maria Malaveci says

    I would love to try Nescafe Gold!

  6. heather eg kaufman says

    I would love to try their Cappuccino.

  7. Sara Sharp says

    I would love to try the dark roast coffee!

  8. D Schmidt says

    Visited the site and I really like the sound of the Nescafe Cappuccino

  9. Holly Thomas says

    I have been drinking Nescafe Classico for over 20 years, it is the best instant coffee you can buy!

  10. Amy Hart says

    I would like the cappuccino

  11. Jennifer Rote says

    I learned that each cup of NESCAFÉ coffee not only allows you to enjoy its aroma and taste, but also provides your body with valuable polyphenol.

  12. Candice says

    I learned the NESCAFÉ Plan supports responsible farming, production and consumption.

  13. Brynn says

    I would love to try the nescafe 3 in 1

  14. Anastasia says

    I liked and learned that I really want to try their Original 3 in 1 coffee 🙂 It sounds sweet and delicious, just how I like it 🙂

  15. The Nescafe Nescafe Alta Rica Intense Dark Roast Coffee sounds great

  16. Jessie C. says

    Coffee tasting (also called coffee cupping) is done to determine the characteristics of a particular coffee blend.

  17. Karen Glatt says

    I would love to try their Cappuccino and the Nescafe Gold Coffee. I like that they have this machine to make coffee at home that tastes like I went to a coffee shop.

  18. Linda F. says

    nescafe milk frother!

  19. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says

    I learned: “Caffeine is known for its mild stimulating properties on the body and mind. The body absorbs it rapidly and its effects – metabolism stimulation and support for mental alertness and concentration – may last for 2-5 hours.”

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  20. Cheryl B. says

    I would love to try their Cappuccino and coffees.

  21. Jeanna says

    I love the variety of their coffee’s.

  22. Andrea Long says

    Those drinks look delicious

  23. Andrea Long says

    I’d love to try Nescafe’s Cappuccinos!

  24. melissaandkeith miller says

    I want to try the Nescafe Cappuccino

  25. christine j says

    i would love to try the gold blend

  26. shelly peterson says

    I learned that coffee is one of the most consumed drinks after water.

  27. Alan Tong says

    I really like the COFFEE ABC pages. I love learning about new things and it’s so much better when it’s something I love to drink like coffee! Thanks Lindsay!

  28. Rebecca Orr says

    I think I would enjoy the Nescafé cappuccino!

  29. Nicole Howard says

    That NESCAFE is working in many ways to reduce it’s environmental footprint

  30. Erin Hussman says

    I liked reading about the Nescafe plan.

  31. Adrienne gordon says

    I like the huge selection of coffee flavors

  32. Kimmy Ripley says

    I would love to try the cappuccino.

  33. Danielle D says

    I want the Cappuccino

  34. Sarah VM says

    I want to try the Alta Rica coffee.

  35. love to try the Cappuccino. Thankyou, Ken

  36. barbara n says

    I want / need a cup of coffee!

  37. Jennifer Tilson says

    I learned that Nescafe is trying to help preserve the environment by reducing packaging and energy consumption in their coffee production.

  38. we like dark roast coffee the best. thanks so much! xoxo

  39. Seyma Shabbir says

    I love that they have so many choices of coffee. Everyday coffee and super premium coffees.

  40. Audra O'Hara says

    What a great gift for my niece. From their site, I also like their Gold Blend golden roast coffee.

  41. tina mcgraw says

    i would love the nescafe gold

  42. Birdiebee says

    I like the Nescafe 3 in 1.

  43. Amy Pratt says

    I like that Nescafe is working to reduce its impact on the environment.

  44. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I want to try the Nescafe Gold Blend Decaf

  45. I love that the machine looks like a penguin 🙂
    I like all the flavors and options that are available. Makes it great for the whole family.

  46. April Brenay says

    they have a FB community where you can talk about the coffees and ask questions live!

  47. Alona Y says

    I’d love to try the nescafe cap colombie and the gold blend coffees.

  48. katej38 says

    I love everything Nescafe. I would love to win this. Certified coffee addict here <3

  49. Jaque says

    I learned “n the early 1700s the French were so interested in growing their own coffee, they attempted to plant it in the Dijon region. This attempt was a failure due to the cold temperatures in the area which were too cold to grow coffee.” …..and many more interesting facts and coffee legends. 🙂 Thank you.

  50. DEBIJOT says

    I would like to try the Nescafe Original Decaf.

  51. Allison Downes says

    I like the Nescafe Gold Coffee.

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

  52. Amanda Alvarado says

    I like that you can make both hot and cold drinks with this machine!

  53. Kelly Tupick says

    This is new to me as I have not seen this before. I learned from the site that NESCAFE is working to reduce its impact on the environment. I would love to try this with the cappucino.

  54. kim says

    I would love to try the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® CHAI TEA LATTE, Chai latte is one of my favorite drinks

  55. anna pry says

    i learned how the company is working to reduce environmental impact

  56. Cálaeb Temple says

    i love the mocha.

  57. Melissa S says

    I would like to try the Nescafe cappuccino, it would great to have an easy one to make at home.

  58. Elizabeth J says

    I would like to try the Nescafe’ Cap Colombie.

  59. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Learned That The 2 Main Types Of Commercially Grown Coffee Are Arabica And Robusta!

  60. Mary Cloud says

    I would love to win this machine and try some of their cappuchino mixes
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  61. Leela says

    Nescafe Cappuccino.

  62. soha molina says

    I’d like to try Nescafe Classic.

  63. Melinda Stephens says

    I want the cappuccino. I also learned that Nescafe tries to reduce their environmental impact.

  64. Carolyn Barnett says

    I love the Cappuccino

  65. Carolyn G says

    I learned: The intriguing complexity of coffee means it can deliver a whole range of emotional benefits that go beyond taste – from stimulation to relaxation to refreshment, and beyond.

  66. AndreaH says

    I like that they take the responsibilities of a company seriously, from reducing environmental impact to working with the Rainforest Alliance. Pretty cool.

  67. Sam Stamp says

    I would love to try the Nescafe Gold Blend Coffee.

  68. Debbie Welchert says

    I didn’t know Nescafe had so many different coffees to choose from. I would love to try the Cap Colombie Coffee.

  69. katherine says

    I’d like their classic decaf

  70. Julie says

    I would lvoe to try the cappucinno I love this little gadget need to get one of these..

  71. Shari says

    I learned that Nescafe works with “Rainforest Alliance to ensure sustainable agriculture among coffee
    farmers around the globe.”

  72. Virginia Rowell says

    I learned that the first person to ever drink a cup of coffee was the 9th century goat herder Kaldi.

  73. Robin Abrams says

    I would love to try Nescafe Gold

  74. Dara Nix says

    I learned that they also have a Chocochino flavor that sounds A-MAZING!

  75. Julia says

    I’d like to try the cafe menu cappuccino

  76. Betty C says

    I like that they are involved with sustainable agriculture programs.

  77. Katy says

    I love how there are so many different options!! Coffee, Mocha, latte.. this rocks!!

  78. Tara Liebing says

    I would like to try the nescafe Cappuccino.

  79. Laura Ricardo says

    I would LOVE to try capachino!

  80. Laura Cameron says

    I would love to try all of the flavors but especially cappachino 🙂

  81. amy williams says

    I am in my 30s and have had a coffee here and there but wasnt much into it till this last year and for some reason now want it all the time my husband on the other hand says no to any kind of coffee pot because no one else in the house drinks it so why do we need one but reading the material was very interesting I learned that there are 2 main types of commercially grown coffee and they are Arabica and Robusta and that if I won one then nobody could tell me no to my coffee lol.

  82. ET Pruitt says

    I like the Caffe Americano/House Blend coffee.

  83. Deb C says

    They have a product called Nescafe 3 in 1 that I like. It’s easy to use.

  84. Teresa Thompson says

    I like the Circolo Automatic.

  85. Nannypanpan says

    I want the cap Colombie coffee

  86. Heather Dawn says

    I love their cappuccinos!

  87. Erica B. says

    The 3-in-1 looks great.

  88. Lisa V. says

    I would like to try the espresso.

  89. Sarah L says

    I like the NESCAFÉ Cappuccino
    Thanks for the contest.

  90. Lydia says

    I’d like this coffee maker, period! I’m due with baby 2 and I’m going to need coffee to keep me awake during night feedings!

  91. Rebecca Xavier says

    The Genio Automatic looks nice as well.

  92. Daniel M says

    would like to try the Cappuccino

  93. Jill Myrick says

    I learned that over 1400 million cups of coffee are drunk around the world each day. It is one of the most consumed drinks after water.


  94. Shirley Hicks says

    I would like to try Nescafe Gold

  95. Tara Woods says

    I would like to try the Nescafe Cappuccino.

  96. The peach iced tea looks awesome!

  97. Samii Meyer says

    I would love to have the Milk Frother! That would make my coffee even better!

  98. joe gersch says

    i want the nescafe gold

  99. Mihaela Day says

    I would love to try Nescafe Gold 🙂

  100. deana c says

    I learned that Water is the main ingredient in a cup of coffee. A typical 150 ml cup of coffee corresponds to 10% of our average daily water requirement from beverages.

  101. Lilia Kharabora says

    I learned that they carry everything from iced tea, hot chocolate, Lattes, Mochas, Coffees, to Espresso. Pretty awesome. Would love to win! 🙂

  102. Jessica Cox says

    I would like to try the cappuccino

  103. Ceinwyn says

    I learned that coffee is a natural source of polyphenols.

  104. Diane Baum says

    I love their Nestcafe gold

  105. Jessica says

    I would love to try the Nescafe Cap Colombie coffee.

  106. danielle Marie says

    i would love their cappuccino. mmmm cappuccino.

  107. RICHARD HICKS says

    I would like to try their Nescafe Green blend

  108. Laurie Emerson says

    I would like to try their Nescafe Cap Colombie blend.

  109. Brittney House says

    I would like the cappuccino.

  110. linda says

    would love to try the cappuchino

  111. Carolyn Daley says

    I would love to try the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Caramel Latte Macchiato.

  112. kristy says

    I like how easy it is to navigate their site and the variety they offer is awesome

  113. tina reynolds says

    I would love to try the Nescafe Cappuccino sounds really good

  114. victoria lynch says

    I would love to try the Cappuccino! I the different varities of coffee and teas

  115. Lisa L says

    I’d like to check out the Nescafé Green Blend

  116. susan smoaks says

    i would like to try the mochachino and the hot cocoa too. these sound amazing.

  117. Kendra W. says

    I learned about “white coffee” and how it’s a term used for adding creamer/milk to your coffee to lighten the color. AND that there are white coffee beans! White coffee beans where under-roasted so it gives the beans a lighter color and the roast a lighter taste than “average” coffee. As for what Dolce Gusto flavors I’d like to try… Espresso Intenso, Caramel Latte Macchiato and Chococino all sound delicious!

  118. marie shuman says

    I would like to try them all never had this before would be wonderful to start and end my day with a awesome cup of coffee. I tweet @redneckdiva76 thank u for the chance I dont have instagram I cant figure it out only app for phone I have no phone sorry just a pc

  119. Sarah Jestings says

    I learned that coffee is naturally rich in polyphenols just like green tea.

  120. trixx says

    I’d like to try the Nescafe Gold Blend

  121. Cheryl Reinhardt says

    I like the Nescafe Sweet and Creamy

  122. Terry Bellender says

    Wow did not know that coffee tasting is called coffee cupping!

  123. Sand says

    I like that it’s small and looks easy to use.

  124. Christian Alejandro says

    I like classic decaf!

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