I lived in Amsterdam for a bit and wasn’t able to take my espresso setup. I did pourovers at home as there’s some incredible roasters there (and cafes, shout out to Coffee Company)
I visited a Nespresso store there and got suckered in. Shamefully I must admit that although on flavour it’s fairly odd and not like any other form of coffee, I sometimes miss the ease and simplicity of just dropping a pod in the machine and the lack of counter space required. For how simple it is, it’s not the worst tasting thing.
Love it or hate it they do brand experience very very well. Every time I went to buy pods I felt like I was buying a luxury car.