I chose my cafetière Dolce Gusto according to a personal criterion: I wanted to be able to install it directly on my work table. So I chose the smallest, the most mini model: the Dolce Gusto Mini Me, reference krups yy1500fd, color black.
I chose the color according to prices and promotions, since the dolce gusto mini me black is cheaper than the sparkling red coffee maker or the elegant white and grey.
Presentation of the Dolce Gusto Mini Me
Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it’s not effective. On the contrary!
The dolce gusto mini me automatic coffee machine has all the makings of a great :
- a 15 bar pressure, for creamy coffees whatever your preference (espresso, macchiatto, etc);
- seven dosage levels to always have the right amount of water in your drink ;
- Three levels to install the cup rest, whether you prefer an espresso cup or an XL mug, you can keep your favourite cup ;
- Power Saving Sleep, which is activated after only 5 minutes of inactivity;
- a large selection of pods for more choice in coffee, but also hot and cold drinks based on tea or chocolate;
- a curvaceous design that belongs only to her.
The tank holds 0.8 l, which for many is more than enough for one day. However, there’s no warning light indicating that the tank is empty. You should therefore install the coffee maker so that you can quickly take a look at the (transparent) tank before you start making your coffee.
As I was saying, the cup rest is removable. It is also equipped with a drip harvest to avoid ending up with coffee everywhere. Yes, this could very well happen if you don’t throw the capsule away instantly. This is because when you leave the capsule in the machine, drops keep falling out.
Finally, it is only possible to prepare one cup at a time. A detail that is quickly overshadowed by the fact that it takes less than 1 min 30 s to make a coffee. Moreover, there is no need for a second pre-heating between two cups.
How do I make coffee with the Mini Me electric coffee maker?
The slogan of the range is « fun, smart & cute », which means « fun, smart & cute ».
It is easy to use and yet highly customizable.
After making sure that the tank is full of water and the capsule is in place, there are two settings to be made: the quantity of water and the temperature (hot or cold). For water, the optimal amount is indicated on the capsule, then you can experiment if you wish.
The on/off button has an indicator light. It is red during warm-up (which lasts about 40 seconds), then it turns green when the drink can be started.
Before sitting down with your coffee, always remember to throw away the capsule. As long as it remains in place, the water will drip.
Opinions on the Dolce Gusto Mini Me
On the preparation of the drink, no criticism to make. Coffee comes quickly. Thanks to the pressure, you can have real espresso. And thanks to the range of Dolce Gusto pods (available online and in supermarkets), there’s something for everyone.
As far as design is concerned, I find it simple and therefore rather all-purpose. Not like la Dolce Gusto Drop which has an even stronger visual identity. On the other hand, it is necessary to know that the black coffee maker is sold with a red electric wire… For discretion, we will come back.
The machine is very handy and intuitive. It’s only the customizable water level that’s not that easy. You have to be prepared to experiment (and therefore be prepared to be disappointed) if you don’t want to respect the indications on the pods.
The descaling is to be done every two or three months. It’s a shame there isn’t an indicator light to show when it’s time for descaling. It is up to each person to notice that the coffee maker is not working as well or to note it in the calendar to think about it at regular intervals.
I mean, maintenance is super easy. Most of the parts to be cleaned are removable. For the rest one wipe is enough. Child’s play!
What is the price of dolce gusto mini me?
The sale price is currently 79 €. This is a little expensive and that’s why I chose the black model which is the cheapest and which costs only €70 right now.
Before you decide, you can compare the Dolce Gusto in order to find the one that suits you best in terms of budget, design and efficiency.
- hot and cold drink
- standby after 5 min
- 0.8 l tank
- its design
- pressure 15 bars
- drop if the capsule stays in place
- its price
The Mini Me electric coffee maker is perfect for those with limited space. It slips easily into a kitchen or office, on a shelf or worktop.
It slips easily into a kitchen or office, on a shelf or worktop.