Had Dolce Gusto for 3 years then wife managed to get a Tassimo real cheap at work. Found the variety more comprehensive love Costa coffee anyway. Ease of use and the ability to swap milk and coffee with each other to get desired taste pleasing. Controls are easy hands free brewing and tells you when it needs de-scaling. Joined club on line where we got a good deal on another machine and coffee pack which we gave as a present to son when he got married. This is a good buy trust me!!.