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NESPRESSO BY BREVILLE

NESPRESSO BY BREVILLE

NESPRESSO BY BREVILLE

Breville is an Australian company, that was founded in 1932 in Sydney. They’re known for their innovative kitchen appliances and also when it comes to Nespresso. (N)espresso isn’t owned by Italian companies only. We will review Golden Sin coffee gear from Breville when it comes to Nespresso to give you an overview of what’s available in their product range today. Get ready for a Breville Nespresso!

WHAT IS NESPRESSO?

We all know what’s espresso right? Is it espresso with a major N? No, it isn’t. The pure Italians or Europeans probably will say that Nespresso isn’t a real espresso. We won’t dive deeper into this debate as we are coffee lovers. There’s always a time and a place for a specific product and Nespresso saves you a lot of time and does the job.

Oh yes, a Nespresso is a machine that brews espresso from small pods.

Nespresso is invented by Nespresso and major companies, like Breville, produce these. Don’t think they’re all made by Nespresso itself. Popular brands that do this are Breville (Australian), De’Longhi (Italian), Siemens (German), Krups (German), and others. These brands will have Nespresso machines in common, with different touches, and own Nespresso machines, unique. The unique Nespresso machines of Breville are the Creatista models (Uno and Plus).

See also: The 10 best cheap espresso machines

HOW DOES A NESPRESSO WORK?

There are a lot of Nespresso machines out there, generally, it’s a small pod, with coffee grounds that you’ll have to put into the front of the machine. You must make sure that the water tank is full, put the mug under it, press the button and the machine will do the job. Water will be heated and after it has reached the desired level, it will be shot through the pod to produce your fine cup of espresso.

5 NESPRESSO SOLUTIONS BY BREVILLE

#1. Nespresso Creatista Uno

The creatista uno is a very popular model and mostly sold out/not available. It gives you the possibility to select between 8 espresso and milk recipes. It comes with a fully-automatic steam wand and offers 3 levels of milk temperature. The user interface is convenient and easy to use. It’s also easy to clean and maintain as it comes with an auto-clean function.

This is a combination of a single-serve coffee maker and an espresso machine. The plus is an extra level on this. Think about what you want to achieve with this machine, if it’s just Nespresso, you might consider another machine that will do the trick for you. That way, you can save your money on other coffee gear.

PRO’S

  • Multiple coffee and milk recipes: 8
  • Multiple froth levels: 3
  • Multiple temperature settings: 3
  • Cleaning system
  • Fast heat up (3 seconds)

CON’S

  • Not cheap: not below $400
  • Won’t solve all your coffee desires

#2. Nespresso Creatista Plus

The exterior of this machine represents the way Breville is, with stainless steel and a nice design. This is a top coffee machine and is suited for more than just Nespresso.

You can select between 8 coffee options, 4 froth levels, and about 11 temperature settings. There’s also a nice display that gives you the possibility to follow up on the process. This machine can give the coffee geeks among us a lot of fun.

It won’t solve all your coffee questions or problems. Think about what you want. It combines the best of single-serve coffeemakers (Nespresso) and espresso machines but doesn’t outmatch the espresso machines. Think about this when you make this investment.

PRO’S

  • Multiple coffee options: 8
  • Multiple froth levels: 8
  • Multiple temperature settings: 11
  • Heats up fast (3 seconds)
  • Combines best of single serve coffee makers and espresso machines
  • Nice display

CON’S

  • Not cheap ( $600)
  • Won’t solve all your coffee desires, doesn’t outperform most of the espresso machines.

#3. Nespresso Pixie

This coffee maker is quite compact and very functional. It won’t take a lot of space on your counter and will give you that powerful shot of Nespresso. It’s very easy to use. It has an industrial design, as with most products of Breville.

There are 2 coffee options: espresso and lungo. The machine heats up in 25 seconds and has a 19 bar pressure pump.

PRO’S

  • Compact design
  • Functional
  • Heats up fast (about 25 seconds)
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • 2 options: espresso and lungo
  • Pump pressure: 19 bar
  • Comes with empty water tank detection

CON’S

  • Not suited for people who want more than just Nespresso.

#4. Nespresso Inissia

The Inissia is one of the lightest ones in the Nespresso range. It has an ergonomic handle and is available in multiple colors. There’s a 19 bar pressure pump and heat control system. It also has 2 options: espresso and lungo.

PRO’S

  • Compact design
  • Functional
  • Heats up fast (about 25 seconds)
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • Empty watertank detection
  • 2 options: espresso and lungo
  • Pump pressure: 19 bar

CON’S

  • Not suited for people who want more than just Nespresso.

#5. Nespresso Essenza mini

The Essenza mini looks more like a modem, router for wifi from afar but don’t be fooled! This machine can serve you a great cup of coffee. Never judge a book by its cover.

This coffee maker is small and a nice fit for any kitchen countertop. There are 2 options: espresso and lungo. It comes with a 19 bar pressure pump and has a light environmental footprint, meaning it doesn’t waste energy when not needed. After 3 minutes, it has eco-mode on and will switch off after 9 minutes of inactivity.

The Essenza does not detect if there’s an empty water tank and doesn’t heat up very fast. Due to its compact design, the drip tray isn’t removable. It does have, as mentioned before, an automatic shutdown function.

If you want a good single-serve coffee maker, this one might do the job for you.

PRO’S

  • Small size but strong!
  • Functional
  • Eco-mode
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • 2 options: Espresso and Lungo
  • Pump pressure: 19 bar

CON’S

  • No detection of empty water tank
  • Drip tray not removable
  • more difficult to clean because of its smaller size
  • doesn’t heat up very fast like other Nespresso machines
  • Smaller water tank capacity

#6. Nespresso Citiz

The Citiz also has a very nice design and attracts Nespresso and espresso lovers. It comes with 2 modes: espresso and lungo but they’re also reprogrammable. The drip tray can be removed so you can put larger cup sizes under it. There’s also an automatic shutdown function.

The pressure pump has a pressure of 19 bar and it heats up very fast. It doesn’t come with an empty water tank detector.

PRO’S

  • Functional
  • Compact
  • Retro-look
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • 2 options: Espresso and Lungo (reprogrammable)
  • Pump pressure: 19 bar

CON’S

  • No detection of empty water tank

#7. Nespresso Vertuo

The Vertuo gives you a great brewing experience. It can make up to 5 cup sizes: Alto (14 oz), Coffee (8 oz), Gran Lungo (5 oz), Double Espresso (2.7 oz), and Espresso (1.35 oz). It’s compatible with Nespresso Vertuo Capsules, not the original Nespresso capsules.

It heats up very fast (about 15 seconds) and has a higher water tank capacity (about 40 oz, 1.2 L) and a large used capsule capacity (13 coffee/20 espresso).

Neat is that there’s special technology involved, when using different capsules, automatically adjusting coffee size, temperature, pressure, and brewing time for each type of cup that’s inserted.

There’s also an automatic capsule ejection feature and storage possibility. It also includes a welcome set of 12 capsules.

PRO’S

  • Retro-modern look
  • Functional
  • 5 cup sizes
  • Includes welcome set of 12 capsules
  • Special technology adjusts parameters to each cup type.
  • Automatic capsule ejection and storage
  • Heats up fast (15 seconds)
  • Automatic shutdown function

CON’S

  • Only compatible with special Vertuo capsules

See also the extra versions of the VertuoPlus and VertuoPlus Deluxe.

CONCLUSION

There’s a lot of confusion and false assumptions about Nespresso. There are the common Nespresso machines, like Essenza, Inissia, Citiz, Pixie and Vertuo. Other brands have the same but with a few tweaks to it. Breville also has its Nespresso machine series: the Creatista.

If you’re looking for just a Nespresso machine, you can perfectly start with the Essenza. If you want more, you can ultimately go for the Creatista Plus that tries to combine the best of Nespresso and espresso machines, but won’t outperform the latter. When it comes to Nespresso, Breville gives you a wide range of possibilities.

Enjoy your coffee!

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