Best Nespresso Machine

Nespresso coffee machines are a range of single serve espresso makers, making one cup of coffee at a time using the capsule system. In fact, Nespresso are the pioneers of the pod or capsule system, which has taken the coffee industry by storm! All the machines are compatible only with the Nespresso capsules, which are available in 22 different coffee blends. Purely devoted to producing high quality, fresh, delicious coffee, you won’t be making hot chocolates or tea on this line. Nespresso reviews are all gushingly positive, with users loving the speed, convenience and café-quality brew they can produce at home.

1. Nespresso CitiZ by Magimix M190

This is my favourite looking Nespresso machine, with a funky retro design. The integrated Aeroccino frothing device is a great feature, meaning you can easily make a wide variety of milk-based coffee drinks. With two pre-set buttons for cup sizes, an aromatic espresso or tall lungo is just a button press away.

Nespresso CitiZ by Magimix M190

Pros:

  • Integrated Aeroccino frother creates delicious milk based drinks
  • 1 litre water tank, less frequent refills are required

Cons:

  • A handful of users found issue with the milk frother, stating it does not work consistently and the milk is not warm enough

N.B. The Citiz model is available standalone, without the added frother if you prefer.

2. Krups Nespresso Pixie XN300540

The Nespresso Pixie range is designed to be compact, which it certainly is. At a tiny 11 cm width, you’ll be able to find space for it in any home or office.This is the fastest machine in the entire range, taking only 25 seconds for the water to reach brewing temperature.

Krups Nespresso Pixie XN300540

Pros:

  • Warning lights come on when the water level needs topping up
  • Super-fast coffee production
  • Energy efficient, and automatically shuts down after 9 minutes of inactivity

Cons:

  • Water supply needs to be topped up more frequently than with other Nespresso machines - due to compact design

3. Krups Nespresso Inissia with Aeroccino

Nespresso reviews for this model talk about the funky, yet compact design and fast water heat up. This is a great entry level machine for those wanting to try out the Nespresso range without breaking the bank.

Krups Nespresso Inissia

Pros:

  • Price tag is more affordable on the Inissia than many other Nespresso models
  • You can brew more than one coffee at a time, with the 0.7 litre water tank (which is easily removable for refilling and cleaning).

Cons:

  • Because this model is more affordable, it lacks a few bells and whistles, and has no inbuilt milk frother.
  • ​Some users note that the power cord is not long enough

4. De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima EN550B

Designed for those of us who can’t live without milk-based coffee drinks, the Lattissima range comes inbuilt with milk steamer. There are six one-touch buttons for each coffee drink, and you can further program and personalise the machine to remember your preferred amounts of coffee and milk.

De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima EN550B

Pros:

  • The one metre long power cable is a great addition
  • Comes with a quick and easy milk cleaning system and a removable milk container for easy fridge storage

Cons:

  • The most common gripe is that the coffee and milk produced is not hot enough
  • A minority of users are not happy with the small size of coffees produced

5. Delonghi EN520.W Nespresso Lattissima Plus

A great selling point for this coffee maker is De’Longhis exclusive Instant Froth Dispenser system, which can create a huge array of milk based coffees with only one push of a button. The frother is also adjustable to cater to your preferences. There is a slightly increased warm up time than with other machines (40 seconds), but the crema delivered is perfection, so worth the wait.

Delonghi EN520.W Nespresso Lattissima Plus

Pros:

  • Ability to customise your coffee for different size mugs

Cons:

  • Because this machine offers you extra functions and control, it can take a bit of practice and research to produce your perfect brew

Conclusion

Nespresso coffee machines are a step above many other capsule style machines because of the quality of coffee used in the capsules. The company is dedicated to fresh, rich, delicious coffee, and according to most Nespresso reviews, this is what they achieve. Be aware that you will have to pre-plan your coffee drinking as the 22 varieties of capsule are only available online or at boutique stores, not readily at the supermarket as with many other brands.This range is ideal for those wanting barista style coffee at home or in the office without all the preparation time and post clean up.

Images sourced from Amazon.co.uk

Stephen Richardson
 

Hi there, I’m Stephen Richardson, chief editor at Coffee Caboodle and we believe in sharing our passion for all things coffee.

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