If you have been thinking about upgrading your old boring Mr. Coffee machine for something a little more exciting, than I definitely recommend the Nespresso Latte Machine by Mixpresso.
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It has made my mornings fast and hassle-free with a great flavor. Now, for those of you who may not be familiar with the difference between coffee and espresso, I can see why you might consider a machine like this to be a bit of an extravagance. Though I can safely say if you are a regular at any coffee shop, then you will get your money back within the first few months. I never realized how much money I was spending on coffee every week, simply by spending a few dollars every morning before going into work.
But, once I realized how much I was spending, I decided to look into how much it would cost to get an espresso machine of my own, and I have to admit they weren’t nearly as expensive as I thought they would be. Granted, I went with a fairly basic model, but I haven’t been disappointed with the consistency of the brew or how fast and easy it is to get going in the mornings now. If you are just getting started in the espresso game, I think this is a great starting model for anyone looking to make their mornings a little tastier.
* Compact design.
* Easy to use.
* Apparatus for frothing milk or cream.
* Push button settings.
* Front drip tray and capsule container remove for easy cleaning.
* Uses Nespresso capsules for quick and easy use.
Breakdown of the Features
Another machine with a great and compact design; this Nespresso is quite easy to use and has a great apparatus for frothing cream and milk. With push-button settings, you can hit go and get your espresso or latte virtually instantly. With a front drip tray and a capsule container for optimal cleaning purposes, you really can’t go wrong with this machine – especially for the price point.
My First Impression
When I first bought my Nespresso Latte Machine, I was very happy with how easy it was to use right from the start. There are only two buttons, so I think you would have to try pretty hard to mess anything up. It makes two sizes, the typically smaller shot size and a larger brew where the primary difference I believe is the larger one just uses more water, so it is like an Americano.
It is a very compact device and fits nicely against the wall on my counter. I have to pull it out to fill the water tank, which is in the back, but for the most part, it can stay in the same spot most of the time. It arrived quickly and worked as soon as I plugged it in and set it up, didn’t take more than five minutes before I was enjoying a nice hot espresso shot.
I also have to say I’m pretty impressed with the quality of the capsules. I know Keurig style coffee machines are getting popular lately, though I had not tried any myself. I decided to go with a machine that used them even though I was skeptical because I thought they would be easier to use and easier to clean, and I was right. What made it even better was the quality of the coffee in the capsules. It tastes great. Everything is proportioned, so you don’t have to worry about measuring anything or wasting anything, and you get consistent cups every time.
The Advantages of the Product
The best advantage I think the Nespresso Latte Machine has to offer is how easy it is to get great tasting espresso. It only takes a minute for it to make the espresso and with the capsules clean up in a breeze. You simply put the capsule in the top and wait about a minute for your espresso to brew. After it is done, it will drop the used capsule into a storage container below where it can be removed and thrown away. It is attached to the drip tray and can be rinsed and cleaned out quickly and easily.
You can also find any kind of flavor of coffee you want. There are literally thousands of capsules for you to choose from with tons of different types. Though you won’t have control over how course it is, you won’t really need to control it is already ground and sealed in an airtight container to help preserve it.
The other major advantage I really appreciated about this machine was the frothing apparatus. I looked around, and there aren’t any other options like this that I found. It doesn’t use a nozzle like the other ones I see but uses a container that heats from the bottom instead. I think this is a great idea for beginners since you won’t have to worry about burning yourself with steam or making a mess with the cream. It’s safe, easy, and delicious.
The Disadvantages of the Product
The only disadvantage I can see with this device is that you are limited to the flavors of capsules you can find. Though, there are so many options that I think you would be hard-pressed to not find something that is right for you. Still, if you don’t like this mode of brewing, you might want to look elsewhere, though I would discourage you from doing so. Now that I am used to how quickly and easily I can brew my beverages every day, I don’t see myself being able to go back to the old fashioned way.
What’s in the Box?
You will have to buy your specific coffee capsules separately, but this machine comes with some starting flavors and coupons for them if you want to wait until it arrives to buy some. I purchased my capsules when I bought the machine, but if you want to wait, you could save a little money.
The Final Verdict
Overall, I think this is a great device for people to start out on. If you have never had an espresso machine and are in the market for one, then this is the perfect thing to start with. You don’t need to worry about measuring or tamping, just tasty espresso every time. It’s been a great machine, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking to get one.