Wake up and smell the coffee. I’ve thought long and hard about buying one of these machines and almost been put off by the lack of coffee capsule pricing information readily available prior to becoming a nespresso club member. I decided to take the plunge and am really glad that i did – this particular model was chosen as i like a long coffee and some of the smaller, cheaper nespresso machines won’t accomodate a normal size mug. All i have to do here is flip up the platform and my jumbo mug fits just fine. The variety of coffee blends is pretty good and when you purchase a new machine and register it, you can buy a mixed box (which comes complete with a discovery box to store two of each flavour in). The prices from nespresso direct are reasonable for coffee of this quality, but it’s never going to be as cheap as drinking instant coffee. You’re looking at about 30p per cup (a little more with p&p added in), but my advice is not to bother to buy capsules off ebay as they are considerably more expensive this way. Just buy direct – the service is excellent and it’s cheaper. If you can afford one of these machines, you’re probably the kind of person that doesn’t baulk at paying £2+ for a coffee in costa and therefore 30p a cup in the grand scheme of things is very reasonablethe machine itself is quite long and thin, but not overly cumbersome. The water temperature is ready in seconds.
I bought this machine for my wife. I know she likes it because she use it almost every day. This machine is very easy to operate and clean. I’m not a coffee fans but i think the coffee it makes really looks high class coffee that served in hotel.
Nespresso Citiz Coffee Machine Fire Engine, Red by Krups
- Urban smart: Intuitive and user-friendly machine with compact design 13 cm (W) x 27.8 cm (H) x 37.2 cm (L) for all coffee drinking preferences
- Flexible: Two programmable buttons with automatic flow-stop for Espresso and Lungo coffees, adaptable and folding drip tray for taller recipe glasses
- High-tech: 19-bar high-performance pump and fast heat up in only 25 seconds. Easy insertion, automatic piercing and brewing of capsules
- Energy-saving: Automatic energy-saving function switches machine off after 9 minutes of inactivity, consuming less energy
- Easy cleaning: Removable water tank for quick and simple cleaning
Quick, easy, high-quality espresso. This is my first nespresso machine, after being a gaggia user for several years. It blows my previous machine away in terms of size (very neat footprint), convenience (the main reason for me changing), and most importantly, quality of coffee. From a convenience point of view, it’s a quick to make coffee as instant and there’s virtually no maintenance apart from flushing once with water (i. You press a button) when you’re done. The speed of the whole process, together with no need for washing up makes it possible for me to actually have a coffee made and drunk in the morning while feeding a 1 year old. The quality of the coffee has surpassed my expectations, and i’m pretty picky. The variety of coffees available from nespresso means you can find several you like (my wife and i each have our favourites, and can have our own choice every time) to match your mood. I didn’t bother with the version with the milk frother, as i’ve found a manual bodum frother works better, costs less than a tenner, and takes less space in the kitchen too. The only drawback is the need to buy relatively expensive capsules from nespresso (a touch over 30p a pop after postage), and wait for them to be delivered. Also, if you like a latte, you might need two shots in there, as one is a bit puny for me. They are very professional and quick though, and the convenience more than offsets the price for me. All in all, i’m so delighted with this machine i’ve just ordered a second nespresso machine for work.
Nespresso Citiz Coffee Machine Fire Engine, Red by Krups : Great compact machine and an extremely good way to enjoy a cup of coffee, using the nespresso capsules. Being a coffee connoisseur one might be forgiven for thinking that this is a compromise for grinding coffee beans and producing a refreshing cup in a cafetiere. Well, i still enjoy the latter but some of the nespresso modules produce an exquisite cup of coffee and you’d be hard pushed to spot the difference. So 5 stars to this product and i would heartily recommend it.