Enjoying Nespresso’s Year of the Dragon Coffee Machine – way too much!


For those of you who have read my Nespresso Perth Boutique launch event post, you’ll know that my first experience of Nespresso was whilst shopping with burger boy’s nanna so anything Nespresso always reminds me of her. So when Nespresso offered to loan me their limited edition year of the dragon coffee machine to review, I was pretty excited as I’ve only ever used, assembled and lugged nanna’s machine around 😉 plus my bro is born in the year of the dragon.

It was great timing as I had just taken 3 weeks off work anticipating the opening of our Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar (now opening this month) and wasn’t sure how I was going to wake-up without my favourite Perth city coffee baristas (Lowdown Espresso Bar, Vinyl, Zekka & Velvet) on my doorstep.

I was anticipating a box of Crust uniforms to arrive on day 3 of my holiday but instead had the pleasure of unwrapping a gorgeous red Nespresso Year of the Dragon Coffee Machine designed by Shanghai Tang in celebration of the 2012 Chinese New Year (Jan 23).

Nespresso Year of the Dragon Coffee Machine

The dragon symbolises protection, strength, power, fortune and fertility and is the key inspiration for the Shanghai Tang for Nespresso Dragon Collection. This special limited collection includes the dragon coffee machine ($588) featured above as well as matching cappuccino cup sets ($48) and capsule holder ($388). Only 3000 sets have been produced and they’ve just been released exclusively to Nespresso Perth Boutiques across Australia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuwait, New Zealand and Singapore. Note – each of the collection items can be purchased separately.

I’m not a morning person so it’s been fantastic to be able to wake-up and make burger boy & I a Nespresso coffee with a touch of the button.

Nespresso coffee over Christmas

I even went to the effort of packing my Nespresso coffee machine and taking it to my parents for Christmas dinner as my bro was pretty keen to put Nespresso to the test – not sure how well he slept that night though as he had two coffees at 11pm!!

Nespresso coffee

burger boy and I’s favourite capsules are the lungo (nice & light), vanilla blossom (reminds me of the caramel lattes I used to have in East Perth at my first real job) and cosi (a little stronger than lungo).

Nespresso pods

Nespresso capsules

The aeroccino3 also works a treat, again loving that I can froth milk with the touch of a button. I’ve gotten way too used to this Nespresso coffee machine over the Christmas break – do you guys reckon burger boy will buy me a Nespresso coffee machine for my birthday in March?

It’s great to see Nespresso celebrate and embrace the Chinese culture with their Shanghai Tang for Nespresso Dragon Collection. You can find out more on the Nespresso website or visit a Nespresso Boutique (the Perth boutique is immaculate and located on Murray Street, opposite the Aviary).

Wishing everyone a very happy Chinese New Year, may the year of the dragon bring you good health and prosperity!

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About Author

I have foodie cravings all the time and sometimes at very odd hours, hence the name of this food blog, where I share my love for food and appliances that save me time in the kitchen. I also own Crust Mount Lawley with my burger eating half burger boy and am a mum to two girls - junior burger and baby cravings.


  1. I love these machines, I was really hoping for one this Christmas but I cannot have dropped stong enough hints, I am tempted to pick one up. This post has just increased that temptation!
    • hehe aww! I hinted for 2 years that I needed a new laptop before I got one from burger boy so I think buying yourself one is def the way to go. I've been loving having a nespresso coffee every morning - helps me get out of the house quicker.

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