Below Deck: Luxury superyacht serves guest microwaved Nespresso coffee

Below Deck Down Under stewardess serves a microwaved cup of Nespresso coffee and admits she doesn’t even have a milk frother on board… despite guests paying more than $70,000 for a stay on the superyacht

A recent episode of Below Deck Down Under has sparked debate online about the quality of service expected on a superyacht.

Charter guest Karim Gharbi ordered an almond cappuccino, only to send it back after realizing the milk had been burned and there was no chocolate dusting on top, which is a cappuccino staple in Australia.

After complaining about the order, Chief Stewardess Aesha Scott admitted she had microwaved the milk and didn’t even have a milk frother on board.

You call this service? Below Deck Down Under’s Aesha Scott (pictured) served a guest a microwaved cappuccino from a Nespresso machine on a recent episode, sparking debate online about the quality of service expected on a superyacht

‘Aesha, are you sure you’re the best coffee maker here?’ he asked the Kiwi stew after calling her over.

‘You could have just told me you are not that good at it,’ he added.

‘There’s not even chocolate on top and you burned the milk. What coffee machine do you have?’

Oh no!  Fan favorite Aesha is seen here putting the milk into the microwave before preparing the coffee in a Nespresso machine

Oh no! Fan favorite Aesha is seen here putting the milk into the microwave before preparing the coffee in a Nespresso machine

From a glance, the machine appeared to be an affordable Nespresso De’Longhi that uses coffee capsules.

After learning Aesha had microwaved the milk, Karim recoiled in disgust.

He was even more shocked when he discovered Aesha didn’t even have a frother around to use, so he demanded she have one brought to the yacht.

Yuck!  Karim soon realized the cappuccino hadn't been made to the standards expected on a luxury superyacht charter

Yuck! Karim soon realized the cappuccino hadn’t been made to the standards expected on a luxury superyacht charter

Unimpressed: 'There's not even chocolate on top and you burned the milk,' Karim snapped

Unimpressed: ‘There’s not even chocolate on top and you burned the milk,’ Karim snapped

‘I’ve just never heard of such a thing in 18 years’ experience in hospitality,’ Karim said in disbelief.

‘Can I just have a shot [of coffee]? I’m sure you can get that one right.’

Aesha and the other crew members later complained about Karim and his friends, calling them picky and entitled.

'You could have just told me you are not that good at it!'  Karim was frustrated after Aesha claimed to be the best barista on board

‘You could have just told me you are not that good at it!’ Karim was frustrated after Aesha claimed to be the best barista on board

The scene caused a stir on social media, with one viewer tweeting: ‘It’s ridiculous that a yacht doesn’t have a proper coffee machine.’

A three-day charter on Below Deck Down Under’s Thalassa superyacht costs about $50,000 – and that doesn’t include the tip at the end, which is upwards of $19,000.

The coffee wasn’t the only issue Karim and his guests had, with Chef Ryan McKeown refusing to consult with the guests about what they wanted to eat.

Expensive taste: A three-day charter on Below Deck Down Under's Thalassa superyacht costs about $50,000 - and that doesn't even include the tip at the end, which is upwards of $19,000

Expensive taste: A three-day charter on Below Deck Down Under’s Thalassa superyacht costs about $50,000 – and that doesn’t even include the tip at the end, which is upwards of $19,000

This resulted in a series of mishaps with the food, which included serving seafood even though the guests didn’t eat fish.

Guest Eunice Wong eventually became so fed up with the food service she ended up demanding McDonald’s and scrambled eggs to eat.

Below Deck Down Under is available to stream exclusively on hayu in Australia

Not happy: The coffee wasn't the only issue that Karim and his guests had, with Chef Ryan McKeown refusing to consult with the guests about what they wanted to eat

Not happy: The coffee wasn’t the only issue that Karim and his guests had, with Chef Ryan McKeown refusing to consult with the guests about what they wanted to eat

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