I have to say that this machine works better than I expected and I love having a latte every day. I would only have a latte once in a while because I didn’t want to have to pay for one at a coffee shop every day. It has now been several months and this espresso machine is still working just great. Mornings would not be the same without my latte!
I’m glad I didn’t get a manual espresso machine because mornings are busy enough getting ready for work and I didn’t want to have to grind the beans, brew the coffee, steam the milk and then have to deal with all the cleanup.
We like that this espresso maker makes it easy to have coffee anytime. Each pod makes one shot of espresso and the attached milk frother makes a nice thick froth. We find that it is much easier than using a wand-style frother. You can make a Cappuccino or Latte in just a couple minutes.
The only concern we have is that you need to buy the Nespresso coffee pods from either Nespresso or online at Amazon. The only other thing to mention is that the machine is a little noisy which might be a problem in the morning. But, it makes great espresso!
The Nespresso Espresso Maker is very easy to use. I simply insert the prepackaged espresso capsule that I purchased, push the button for a small or large shot and voila, espresso!
This machine is a 19-bar pressure driven espresso maker so when it is combined with good quality coffee grinds is brews an unbelievably great cup of espresso. The espresso has a surprisingly rich crema as well.
When it comes to the milk frother, it is so easy to use. All I do is add the milk, but on the lid and place it on the machine and press the button. It comes with two attachments: one to froth the milk and one that warms up the milk but doesn’t frother it.
It also turns itself off to let you know it is done. The only downside is that the milk is not as hot as using real steam, but I don’t like super-hot coffee anyway.
Perhaps the only other downside is having the buy the capsules. However, I have to say they arrive very quickly when I do order any. They may be a bit expensive, but I think going to Starbucks or other coffee shops is probably more expensive.
Nespresso has a wide variety of different types of beans including decaffeinated.
If you are an espresso drinker and you are looking for a machine that is easy to use, then I wholeheartedly recommend the Nespresso Citiz Espresso Maker.
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