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What's The Downside Of Owning A Nespresso Vertuo Machine?
Coffee pods for a Vertuo Nespresso machine have a special barcode printed on them that the machine reads to create a perfect cup of coffee. However, this technology has a downside.
The machine does not recognize generic coffee capsules without a barcode. Therefore, you are limited to the barcoded flavors produced for the Nespresso Vertuo.
The shape and style of the Nespresso Vertuo coffee pods have also been patented, meaning other coffee capsule producers can't produce new or cheaper coffee varieties that will fit.