Nespresso Prodigio Coffee Machines
Welcome to our Nespresso Prodigio coffee machine review! This machine was Nespresso’s first foray into the world of the “connected coffee machine”, and has since gone from strength to strength.
Nespresso Prodigio Coffee Machine Review
The Prodigio was originally a bit of a gamble as it wasn’t clear whether the concept would take off. However, given that modern life is moving further towards technologies such as Bluetooth, it proved to be a step in the right direction. Let’s take a closer look under the hood to help understand who the Nespresso Prodigio coffee machine is most right for!
The Bluetooth Connected Coffee Machine
Let’s start with what made the Nespresso Prodigio make waves when it was first released: it was Nespresso’s first connected coffee machine! Using an app and built-in bluetooth functionality, Nespresso specifically designed this machine to be your coffee companion in a connected home. Specifically, you could do three main things from your phone:
- Brew your coffee at a set time – not only can you set your machine to brew your coffee for you, but you can even plan it at a specific time. This is probably most ideal for people who want a coffee ready for them for when they get up in the morning, or coming home from work.
- Order more capsules / capsule stock management – The Nespresso app keeps track of the number of capsules you have left in total, and helps to deduct this each time you brew a coffee. When you get to a certain point, you can make another order for capsules – either the same as your previous order or a new one!
- Receive maintenance alerts – You don’t need to worry about missing a low water alert or needing to descale your machine. The Nespresso app will monitor these and let you know if these things on your machine need your attention.
Nespresso Prodigio Summary
Ultimately, the Nespresso Prodigio is a great option for “non-morning people” to schedule their coffee, or for someone to save a bit of time when coming back from a lunch break or from work to a welcome brew. It’s a step in the right direction for the Internet of Things and home appliances in general, and soon we’ll be able to do a lot more with these machines as well.
For those with less-set lifestyles and schedules, or those who don’t mind the extra time / effort to make a brew themselves, most of what sells the Prodigio could be seen as a bit of a gimmick. However, there are other Nespresso machines to consider if automating your morning coffee isn’t high up on your priority list. For a newer bluetooth connected machine look at the Nespresso Expert / Expert & Milk. For a top of the line machine that lets you practice coffee art as well check out the Nespresso Creatista. For a more iconic / classic look with great build quality you can also check out the Nespresso KitchenAid. Don’t forget, though, that the Prodigio is a fantastic entry level machine with Bluetooth connectivity, so it’s not a bad option at all if that’s what you’re after!
In short, the Prodigio does cater to a very niche audience – but if you’re part of this niche audience and are looking for a more entry-level price, we have no doubt you’ll love it to bits.