Discreet and fast, the Dolce Gusto Melody 3

Discreet and fast, the Dolce Gusto Melody 3

The Dolce Gusto coffeemakers are distinguished by their rounded design. And I also have the impression that their favourite colour is red. Well, at the same time, it’s a black UFO-designed machine that was voted Product of the Year (The Dolce Gusto Movenza). On the other hand, behind models with a very similar look are sometimes hidden different devices.

There are indeed two Melody 3 coffeemakers, the KP2305 (the one I own) is an automatic electric coffeemaker. The KP2205 is manual and is therefore slightly more delicate to handle.

Introducing Dolce Gusto Melody 3 automatic

Discreet and fast, the Dolce Gusto Melody 3

Behind the name Dolce Gusto are the Nescafé cafés and the manufacturer Krups. A rather satisfying combination for coffee lovers, but also for lovers of gourmet drinks such as cappuccino or hot chocolate.

This machine has a large 1.3 l tank which is removable. However it is also possible to fill it with a bottle or a pitcher and it is really very practical. On the other hand, a large tank means a machine that is a little more massive than the average one. It is 31 cm high and 29.5 cm wide.

The cup rest can be installed at three different heights to fit your cups and avoid splashing. A receptacle is also provided for used caps. However, this is not an internal receptacle as on Nespresso (where when opening the machine, the capsule is ejected automatically). It’s more of a gimmick, because you might as well put a real garbage can next to it, or take an extra step or two to throw away the capsule.

This Dolce Gusto coffee machine works with 15 bars of pressure to serve a smooth and creamy coffee. And there’s multiple intensity levels (ranging from 1 to 7) to adapt the preparation to the different drinks and your palate.

Finally, it is important to point out that the Melody 3 only broadcasts 53 dB during its operation, which is not much for a coffeemaker.

How does krups dolce gusto melody 3 work?

Discreet and fast, the Dolce Gusto Melody 3

Its use is child’s play!

The Gusto Melody 3 has a bouton on/off on the front, lower left. When it flashes red, the unit is warming up. When it is steady red, the machine is ready.

First make sure there is enough water in the tank and then put the capsule in place. Several green stripes are visible on the top of the machine. This is the selected intensity level. The more strips there are, the longer the coffee will be.
When you have finished your selection, press one of the two power buttons (always on top). This allows you to choose the temperature, you can make yourself a hot drink or a cold drink.

After 5 minutes of inactivity, the coffeemaker goes on standby of herself.

Regarding the intensity, please note that the optimal setting is written on the packaging of the capsules in order to give you the best advice.

Finally, if you wish to prepare a milk drink, you will have to finish the preparation by installing a second capsule in the appliance.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to extend your drink with a little hot water.

How long does it take to get a coffee with the Melody 3 coffeemaker?

Overall the service is fast.

It takes 30 seconds to preheat and another 30 seconds for a large coffee.
Of course, a drink requiring two different capsules requires more time (up to 1 minute depending on your dexterity in placing the pod).

Krups dolce gusto melody 3 Reviews

Discreet and fast, the Dolce Gusto Melody 3

This is a coffee maker that is easy to use. It’s absolutely no hassle, the whole thing is quite intuitive. And daily cleaning/storage/cleaning takes only a short time.

There’s still two small negative points to report.
When the tank is empty and the coffee brewing process is started, the machine jams. That is, it starts to brew coffee, sucks in air, seems to get angry and the capsule is ruined. Then you have to be patient to restart everything.
Another flaw is that as long as the used capsule is in place in the coffee pot, the last drop is left. Enough to get it everywhere. It is therefore imperative to remove the capsule as soon as the preparation is finished.

As shown by the comparison on electric coffee makers, many of them do not indicate when it is time to descale. The Gusto Melody 3 is no exception to the rule. So you have to think about planifier un détartrage every few months or so.

How much does the Krups KP2305 Melody 3 cost?

Discreet and fast, the Dolce Gusto Melody 3

This beautiful electric coffee maker is rather in the middle see top-end. It is possible to order it online for about 150 €.

That’s twice the price of la Mini Me which is a compact machine for bachelors.

One of its strong points is its 1.3-litre tank, the other is its discretion. Two qualities that are not so expensive with this model of coffee machine.

The plusses:

  • discreet
  • ease of use
  • quick
  • large tank

The least:

  • massive
  • impossible to extend the drink


It’s hard for me to say who this model of coffee maker is for. Let’s just say that the Dolce Gusto Melody 3 is the perfect size for a small office (3-4 people) or for a family that loves coffee all day long. So it is only necessary to refill the tank once a day.
And the large selection of dolce gusto drinks makes it a machine that will delight young and old alike.