The Nespresso range includes large work-horse coffee machines ideal for the workplace, and others compact and ergonomic ideal for placing outside of the kitchen. Some machines are suited more to those who adore their milk-based coffee, others designed to speedily deliver a delicious espresso or lungo drink. We recommend the Lattissima for milk-based lovers and the CitiZ for pure espresso. For an affordable all rounder, however, the U-series is a “can’t go wrong” option.
The Pixie is an amazingly versatile coffee machine due to its size and simple but useful features. The lack of a container for milk or a milk frother may put some cappuccino enthusiasts off a little bit, but there is no mistaking that this is great entry level coffee machine for general purpose use.
The CitiZ range of coffee machines by Nespresso encapsulate ‘urban design’ into their appliances. According to Nespresso themselves, the machines are aiming for a practical design while sending out an artistic message – and they do look really sleek!
Compact and ergonomic, designed to deliver a delicious espresso or lungo drink. The Essenza seems to be the one-stop-shop for those who enjoy good espresso but don’t need ultimate speed.
The U series of machines offers a very solid standard of home based coffee machines from Nespresso, and the combination of affordability and simplicity make them the most popular range. The U-Milk in particular offers a great priced alternative to other machines such as the Lattissima.
The Lattissima range of machines is likely to be our favourite for milk-based coffees, and we love both the one-touch button for making coffees and the useful descaling function which makes it rather low maintenance as well.
For those who not only love their coffee but love MAKING their coffee, we can see the Maestria fitting in perfectly. The biggest plus of the basic Maestria machine is the classic steam pipe attached to the front, allowing you to prepare your milk like a barista!