I really like the Nespresso coffee from my new Nespresso pod coffee machine. But I am a bit annoyed by the inconsistent amount of coffee that ends up in the cup.
The Nespresso pod coffee machine comes with two preset delivery volumes for espresso size and lungo size. By default, the espresso size is 40ml and the lungo size is 110ml.
In addition to the pod coffee machine, I bought some of the Nespresso branded glass cups to enjoy my coffee in. With the cups being see-through, you can very easily see the volume of coffee dispensed by the machine. The amount of coffee produced, and therefore the depth of coffee in the glass cup, seems to vary quite a lot from one coffee to the next. While this is a small annoyance, it is frustrating nonetheless.
If you hold down the espresso or lungo buttons, you can adjust the delivery amount of coffee as desired, so you are not limited by the factory settings. However although this allows you to increase or decrease the amount of liquid that comes from the pod coffee machine, it does not fix the problem of inconsistent delivery volume.
When you warm the cup, a larger amount of water is delivered and you can adjust this so that the small cup is filled. But when you lift the lever on the pod coffee machine, insert the Nespresso pod and press the same button to make your coffee, a significantly smaller volume of coffee is produced. The cup is nowhere near being filled, perhaps four fifths full.
And this smaller volume of coffee seems to vary for seemingly unknown reasons from one coffee to the next. Not by huge amounts but noticeable from one coffee to the next. If you made five of these in a row, your guests might wonder why some of them are more favoured than the others with more coffee. This seems strange given that the coffee is machine made, rather than judged by human eye.
You could adjust the delivery volume to produce even more coffee and fill the cup, but this would result in an overflow when just warming the cups with hot water (no pod inserted).
Any tips for a more consistent Nespresso coffee delivery amount?