After the original release of the Nespresso Prodigio as the first bluetooth compatible coffee machine, Nespresso have now taken things a step further – check out our Nespresso Expert coffee machine review!
Note that at the time of review, it looks like the Nespresso Expert range is only available in Europe rather than the US, which we think is a shame – but if you want one it’s still possible to order internationally!
The Nespresso Expert coffee machine has several new great innovations under its sleeve, but the first thing you notice about this coffee machine is its looks. The sleek, minimalist style is designed to grace a tabletop while being able to be tucked away and still look incredibly elegant. Simply put, it’s beautiful!
We would argue that the Nespresso Expert takes the place in their lineup that the Nespresso CitiZ coffee machine was originally designed to occupy in the Nespresso lineup. When it was released, the CitiZ was designed to be a functional and beautiful design that could proudly sit on any home or office tabletop.
The Expert, in our eyes, is the natural evolution of this – but with more features including more coffee settings and Bluetooth functionality as well (more on this later)!
Below are the Nespresso Expert coffee machine specifications, as well as those for the Nespresso Expert & Milk combination.
|Product Name||Nespresso Expert||Nespresso Expert & Milk|
|Manufacturer||Magimix, Krups||Magimix, Krups|
|Pressure||19 bars||19 bars|
|Heat-Up Time||25 seconds||25 seconds|
|Milk Frother Included?||No||Yes|
|Steam Pipe Included?||No||No|
|Water Quantity Control||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable Temperature Control||Yes||Yes|
|Cup Coffee Sizes||4||4|
Since the Nespresso Prodigio was released as Nespresso’s first Bluetooth coffee machine, we were wondering where Bluetooth was going to show up next. The Expert is the next in Nespresso’s line of smart / connected coffee machines, and it comes with the possibility of an Aeroccino add-on as well in the form of the Expert & Milk.
Using the Nespresso Expert Bluetooth function, you can use the Nespresso app (available from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) to:
These are pretty handy and we’re sure the geeky audience amongst us will be delighted with some of these features. If you happen to just want the taste of a nice Nespresso coffee in the morning then some of these features could be a big surplus to your requirements, but are arguably cool nonetheless!
We are used to seeing Nespresso coffee machines offer 3 distinct coffee cup sizes: espresso, lungo and ristretto (for the difference between these, we recommend you read our article here). With the Nespresso Expert, a new cup size is introduced: the Nespresso Americano. The new setting offers a longer and milder coffee with approx. 125ml of hot water for each 25ml coffee/espresso. The result is a cup that is smooth, sweet and round while keeping its intrinsic character – but it really does depend which Nespresso coffee capsule you’re using!
With some Nespresso capsules, using more hot water allows for sweeter notes so that you can taste flavours such as honey, or nuts. However, also remember that capsules that were already producing quite a mild espresso are more likely to lose their flavour amongst a higher water-to-espresso ratio.
We would remind everyone to reminder to choose your capsules carefully – naturally weaker capsules will not fare well using the new Nespresso Americano cup size, because you risk losing some of your flavour profile. If you are excited for the new Nespresso Americano, we recommend using the more intense capsules – an 8 or above on the intensity scale. You can find details for these on our Ultimate Guide to Nespresso Capsules here.
The Nespresso Expert coffee machine is interesting on multiple fronts. The design is an evolution and improvement on their previous minimalist designs and honestly looks great both at home and in the office. The incorporation of the Aeroccino for the Expert & Milk is fantastic, meaning that you can program your coffee in the morning and also make sure you have milk to go with it if you fancy waking up to a cappuccino.
Nespresso’s connected coffee machine range also gets a boost with the Expert. You get all the same functions as the Prodigio did, but with the addition of an extra cup size as well in the new Nespresso Americano. You also have three water temperature settings (warm, hot & very hot) to customise the best combinations for the Nespresso capsules you choose.
All in all, we think the Nespresso Expert is a beautiful machine to choose, especially if you appreciate the versatile and sleek design. If you fancied a more complex machine with a steam pipe we might recommend the Nespresso Creatista, but the Nespresso Expert ticks pretty much all the other boxes with Bluetooth connectivity to boot. A great looking and fantastic functioning coffee machine!
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.
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