I'm not even a coffee fiend but as I watch Mario Lopez film a campaign for Nescafe's Dolce Gusto coffee machine at a sprawling home in Newport Beach, Calif., I'm 100% convinced I need one. It makes fancy coffee drinks! It makes real iced coffee (not the watered down stuff)! I could even make iced tea!
When the Extra host breaks for lunch we sit down to chat about what makes him so compatible with Dolce Gusto.
"I drink iced coffee every day,"says Mario. "Literally every day. I can’t remember the last time I went without a coffee. I love it. I even like coffee ice cream."
So when the Nescafe team came a-knockin', they immediately caught the attention of the father of two.
"I was an authentic, true coffee lover," he explains. "I like all the variety they can do. They really make the iced drinks like real iced drinks, because most of the other ones it’s hot coffee with ice and it kind of melts your drink down. I liked everything about it and it seemed like an organic fit."
The day of the shoot Mario's wife Courtney was just weeks shy of giving birth to their son Dominic, and with babies on the brain, he shared his favorite, and slightly challenging, moments in parenting.
"It just gets better every day," he says. "I fall in love with my little girl (Gia) even more every day. I smother her all the time. She tells me I kiss her too much. So the best is when I come home and I hear, 'Daddy,' and she runs towards me and hugs really tight. She’s already had performances and recitals and she’s not even three yet. She has her little moods and attitude. That’s probably the worst."