Nespresso have re-introduced their entry level range of machines, bringing out the Inissia which was the natural successor to the U series, which we’ve also covered previously on this website.
The Inissia is the lightest and arguably the most colourful of Nespresso’s coffee machine ranges, with an excellent low price point as well. How do they stack up against the previous U-series machines, and are they the perfect introductory Nespresso machine? Let’s take a look.
For someone who appreciates a good espresso over lots of different options for water sizes and milk, the Inissia might be a great choice. It is particularly suited for those who are looking to explore the Nespresso range for the first time, given how little space it takes up and how little it weighs.
Let’s take a look at the numbers: the Inissia is 23cm x 12cm x 32.1cm, which is absolutely tiny. It is about as large as the Nespresso Pixie coffee machine (link) but is slightly smaller in depth, arguably making it the smallest Nespresso machine of all at launch. It weighs in at an impressively light 2.7kg, so it is easy to reposition if need be.
The colours that the Inissia is available in are certainly striking. The most popular colours are white and black (we think they look great and can arguably blend into any environment!) but for someone looking for that little bit of extra colour in the room, the orange and red machines in particular really do stand out. Depending on what time of year you buy and the retailer, not all colours are available so be sure to keep an eye out if there’s a particular one you’d like to buy.
As the entry level machine in Nespresso’s range, we don’t expect an endless list of features, but we do expect it to be able to do the basics repeatedly, very well. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
|Product Name||Nespresso Inissia|
|Manufacturer||Krups, DeLonghi, Magimix|
|Heat-Up Time||25 seconds|
|Milk Frother Included?||No|
|Steam Pipe Included?||No|
|Water Quantity Control||No|
|Adjustable Temperature Control||No|
The Inissia prides itself on being three things: fast, energy efficient and simple to use. They can very effectively back up all of those claims:
The other thing we should also mention is that at the time of releasing the range, the Nespresso Inissia was the cheapest Nespresso machine! Given the simple but strong functions demonstrated above as well as the low price point, it’s definitely a worthy successor to the U series of Nespresso machines and ideal for entry-level Nespresso users.
Nespresso have done a good job with the Nespresso Inissia coffee machine on replacing the aging range of U-series machines. The new Inissia range are very strongly priced, come in a range of great colours (although we still maintain the black & white ones look the best to us!) and are super simple to use.
This, for us, makes them the ideal choice for someone who is being introduced to the Nespresso universe for the first time – either for themselves or as a gift. Consider our review “basic, but highly recommended and does the job well”!
Don’t forget to learn which Nespresso capsules you’d want to consider buying for this person as well with our Ultimate Guide to Nespresso Coffee Capsules.
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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