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Nespresso Prodigio & Milk Frother

Nespresso has added yet another innovation to its lineup of single-serve espresso makers. Just like Nespresso brought us VertuoLine and VertuoLine Evoluo, which are the first Nespresso espresso makers that brew BOTH espresso and coffee!

So, what else can Nespresso bring us? Well, this time it’s an espresso maker only, but it’s powered by a high-end technology that adds to convenience and luxury Nespresso has to offer.

What Is Nespresso Prodigio?

Prodigio is a smart, Bluetooth-enabled espresso maker by Nespresso. It works just like any other OriginalLine Nespresso machine, it brews espresso using Nespresso capsules in the same way we know and love. But an added feature is the wireless Bluetooth connectivity, it connects to your smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android) and allows you to wirelessly brew a cup of ristretto, espresso or lungo without getting up. You can even schedule your brewing, manage your capsule stock, or check on your machine clean-up and maintenance all via a smart app.

Features of the Nespresso Prodigio:

Nespresso Prodigio

  • 19-bar single-serve espresso maker.
  • The first Bluetooth connected espresso maker by Nespresso.
  • Use the smart app to brew coffee immediately, schedule future automatic brews, capsule stock and more.
  • Uses Nespresso OriginalLine capsules.
  • Three programmable volume settings: Ristretto, Espresso and Lungo
  • Fast heat up time, 25 seconds.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 27 oz.
  • Rotating water tank makes it more adaptable to your space
  • Automatic used capsule ejection.
  • Used Capsule drawer capacity: up to 14.
  • Dimensions: 10.1″ x 4.7″ x 14.7″
  • Made in Hungary.

Click here to learn more about Nespresso Prodigio, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Available Models:

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TitleNespresso Prodigio & Milk Frother Titan Espresso Maker with Smartphone App ConnectivityNespresso Prodigio Silver Espresso Maker with Smartphone App Connectivity
FeatureThe first connected Nespresso machine. Your phone can now make the perfect cup of coffee
Brew delicious coffee without even leaving your chair
Nespresso 19 bar pressure system - Fast heat-up: 25 seconds, Rotating water tank
Compatible with Nespresso's amazing coffee pods
Smartphone APP Connectivity - Set time to automatically brew, Capsule stock management, Set time to automatically brew, Descaling, low water and maintenance alerts
Silver and black brewer
Smart phone connectivity application
Set automatic brew time via App and more
25 second heat-up & 19 bars of pressure
Rich, silky crema forms naturally with each cup brewed
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The Nespresso Prodigio is available in two models, Prodigio which is the standalone espresso maker and the Prodigio Milk, which has a built in Aeroccino milk frother.

Each model is available in 2 colors: Silver or Titan (Grey).

Watch How It Works:

This last video is not in English, but it should give you a clear idea of how the app and smart connectivity works.

Common Questions:

Nespresso Prodigio vs. Vertuoline, What’s The Difference?

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TitleNespresso A+GCC1-US-BK-NE VertuoLine Evoluo Deluxe Coffee & Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, BlackNespresso Prodigio & Milk Frother Titan Espresso Maker with Smartphone App Connectivity
FeatureIncludes Aeroccino Plus milk frother: rapid one touch preparation of hot or cold milk froth. Items sold separately valued at $348
New revolutionary Centrifusion technology to gently brew both Coffee and Espresso with one touch of a button
Capsule recognition and code reading technology for blend-specific parametric brewing. Two capsule sizes, large for Coffee and small for Espresso
Easy insertion and ejection of capsules. For use with Nespresso VertuoLine capsules only. Not compatible with Nespresso Original Line capsules
Removable used capsule container holds 17 used capsules. Automatic off mode after 9 minutes of inactivity. Removable 54 oz. water tank
The first connected Nespresso machine. Your phone can now make the perfect cup of coffee
Brew delicious coffee without even leaving your chair
Nespresso 19 bar pressure system - Fast heat-up: 25 seconds, Rotating water tank
Compatible with Nespresso's amazing coffee pods
Smartphone APP Connectivity - Set time to automatically brew, Capsule stock management, Set time to automatically brew, Descaling, low water and maintenance alerts
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Apart from the fact that Prodigio is Nespresso’s first Bluetooth connected espresso maker, it’s also an OriginalLine machine, which means it uses the smaller espresso capsules by Nespresso (as well as Nespresso compatible brands). Vertuoline uses its own designed capsules to brew espresso and coffee, while Prodigio only brews espresso and espresso based drinks.

Nespresso Prodigio vs. Pixie, What’s The Difference?

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TitleNespresso Pixie Espresso Maker With Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, Electric TitanNespresso Prodigio & Milk Frother Titan Espresso Maker with Smartphone App Connectivity
FeatureProgrammable buttons for espresso and lungo, folding drip tray for larger cups and recipes, brew ready in 25-30 second
Backlight indicators, water level detection, auto power-off, used capsule container, convenient power cord storage
12.83-inch length by 4.33-inch width by 9-1/4-inch height
24-Ounce water tank
Aeroccino plus. hot and cold milk froth for cappuccinos,hot milk for lattes. hot milk froth in 70 seconds. cold milk froth in 60 seconds.
The first connected Nespresso machine. Your phone can now make the perfect cup of coffee
Brew delicious coffee without even leaving your chair
Nespresso 19 bar pressure system - Fast heat-up: 25 seconds, Rotating water tank
Compatible with Nespresso's amazing coffee pods
Smartphone APP Connectivity - Set time to automatically brew, Capsule stock management, Set time to automatically brew, Descaling, low water and maintenance alerts
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  • Prodigio and Pixie both are OriginalLine, so they will use the same capsules.
  • Prodigio is the only Bluetooth connected Nespresso machine.
  • Pixie has a 24 oz water tank while Prodigio has a 27 oz water tank.
  • The water tank of Prodigio is rotating, which means it’s more adaptable to your counter-space.
  • Pixie’s body is equipped with LED backlight which is on always or works as an indicator for an empty water tank or full used capsule drawer (flashing).
  • Pixie isn’t available with an integrated Aeroccino milk frother, but a frother can be purchased bundled with the machine.

Click here to learn more about Nespresso Pixie and how it’s different from other Nespresso machines.

Do I Have To Use the Smart App To Brew Coffee On the Nespresso Prodigio?

No, definitely not. It’s only an added feature for your convenience. The Prodigio can be used like any other Nespresso machine or through the app, the Bluetooth connectivity isn’t required.

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Fans of illy’s coffee should be really excited about Francis Francis’ single-serve coffee maker named Y5 which uses illy’s IperEspresso single-serve capsules. While this isn’t the first machine that uses iperEspresso capsules exclusively, there’s Gaggia for illy and the X7.1 which is also by Francis Francis. However, the Y5 has a twist that makes it special.

What Makes The Francis Francis Y5 Duo Different That other iperEspresso Machines?

Francis Francis for Illy 60072 Y5 Duo Espresso & Coffee Machine

For the first time, the Y5 Duo by Francis Francis combines an espresso machine and coffee maker. It is able to brew a shot of espresso as well as a regular cup of coffee using the same machine!

Features of the Y5 Duo:

  • A compact single serve coffee maker.
  • Premium build that combines aluminum and tempered glass.
  • Can brew espresso using illy’s iperEspresso capsules.
  • Also brews traditional cup of coffee using illy’s iperCoffee capsules.
  • Adjustable cup holder to accommodate different cup sizes.
  • Touch-sensitive buttons.
  • Adjustable coffee volume settings.
  • Automatic capsule ejection.
  • 30 oz water tank capacity.

Click here to learn more about Francis Francis Y5 Duo, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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What Is The Francis Francis Y5 Milk?

Francis Francis for Illy Y5 Milk Espresso and Coffee Machine

Francis Francis Y5 Milk is an upgraded version of the Y5 Duo. It has an integrated milk tank and frother to make milk based drinks like Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato and more.

Features of Francis Francis Y5 Milk:

  • 6 pre-set beverage settings: espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte, steamed milk and hot water.
  • Premium machine housing with aluminum exterior and tempered glass.
  • Touch-sensitive buttons.
  • Adjustable cup sizes.
  • Adjustable coffee volume.
  • Removable milk tank.
  • 30 oz water tank capacity.

Click here to learn more about Francis Francis Y5 Milk, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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What Is The Difference Between Francis Francis Duo and Milk?

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TitleFrancis Francis for Illy 60072 Y5 Duo Espresso & Coffee Machine, Silver/BlackFrancis Francis for Illy Y5 Milk Espresso and Coffee Machine Black
FeatureMake exceptional espresso and traditional coffee with one touch simplicity
Uses illy iper capsules exclusively
2 adjustable volume setting
Automatic capsule ejection into used capsule drawer
Power Save Mode
6 beverage options: espresso, coffee, latte macchiato, cappuccino, steamed milk, hot water
Uses illy iper Espresso and Coffee Capsules
Programmable volumes and auto-stop
Compact size and easy front accessibility
Removable milk tank can be stored in refrigerator
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The biggest difference between the two machines is the integrated milk frother on the Y5 Milk. The Y5 Milk gives you a larger range of coffee drinks at a push of a button, while the Y5 Duo only makes espresso and coffee.

Video Reviews:

Francis Francis Y5 Duo:

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illy’s iperEspresso and iperCoffee Capsules: How Much It Costs and Where To Buy Them?

Capsule-Iperespresso

We’ve posted a detailed about illy’s iperEspresso capsules before when we compared them to Nespresso capsules. illy, which is one of the best Italian coffee brands out there, created iperEspresso to give you the same high quality of coffee you’d expect from any illy cafe, right in the comfort of your own home.

iperEspresso is available in a range of blends and intensity, from dark to medium or decaf. The capsules are packed in a can that seals in all its freshness, which results in an absolute fresh cup of coffee.

As for iper Coffee, which works with Y5 Duo, it is a newcomer to illy’s capsule selection. It works the same way as iperEspresso, but instead of espresso, it has a coffee blend for brewing a large cup of coffee.

Are iperEspresso and iperCoffee Capsules Refillable?

No, none of illy’s capsules are refillable. They’re made for a single use only.

How Much Do They Cost?

Each can of iperEspresso has 21 capsules, while iperCoffee has 18 capsules. The price depends on which blend you choose, but you should expect to pay from $0.79 to $1 per cup/capsule. It isn’t exactly cheap, but you have to keep in mind that you’ll be getting a quality cup of coffee that would cost you up to $3 or $5 at a local coffee shop. So you’ll actually be saving lots of money by making your coffee house style drinks at home.

Are Any Capsules Included with the Purchase of a Machine?

Unfortunately, no capsules are included with the purchase of your machine, which is the only CON to this. You’ll have to buy some capsules to get started with your machine.

Where To Buy iperEspresso and iperCoffee Capsules?

They’re available online either on illy’s online store or Amazon. Locally, you’ll find them in major stores like Bed Bath and Beyond or Target.

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Nespresso Pixie Best SellerNespresso C60 Pixie Espresso Maker

Nespresso Pixie continues to be a Best Seller on Amazon. Is it better than other Nespresso machines? What makes the most popular choice? That’s what we’ll try to answer in this post.

Why Nespresso Pixie Is The Best:

Pixie isn’t necessarily better than CitiZ, Inissia or U. They all produce a quality cup of coffee using the same Nespresso capsules, so there’s no doubt you’ll get a delicious cup no matter which Nespresso machine you use. But here are a few reasons that might make it the preferred choice of many:

Where It’s Made:

Unlike other machines, Nespresso Pixie remains to be made in Switzerland. This gives it an edge when it comes to construction quality and definitely a lot more prestige.

Design and Aesthetics:

Pixie was designed to be ultra-compact at 4.33-Inch width, making it a perfect choice for anyone with small space. The design draws inspiration from architecture and industrial design. It’s sleek but rugged enough for everyday use.

Nespresso Pixie Colors

The Pixie features metal side panels that are available in a number of classic or vibrant colors. The panels are also interchangeable, so if you feel like updating the color of your machine, you can simply buy a set of panels in any color you want.

The front panel of the Pixie features LED lights that act as an indicator, it will notify you of an empty water reservoir or a full capsule drawer. These lights look especially great in your dark or dim lit kitchen.

Function and Operation: 

One of the greatest features of the Nespresso Pixie is its fast start up time, it takes only 25 secs to heat up. This only means you’ll get your coffee faster.

Making a shot of espresso is as straight forward as other Nespresso machines. Pop in your Nespresso capsule and hit the brew button. You can choose from Espresso or Lungo and you can reprogram the coffee volume of both sizes.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso Pixie, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Watch the Unboxing of a Nespresso Pixie:

Is the Nespresso Pixie Better Than Inissia?

Nespresso Inissia Machine

Inissia, which is the entry-level machine from Nespresso, is the nearest one in design to the Pixie with a big price in difference between them. This usually makes new buyers confused, should they go with the Inissia or its higher-end Pixie?

Truth is, although they look very similar, they are quite different:

  • The Nespresso Pixie has a much better build, made of mostly metal body that is more durable and easier to clean and maintain.
  • The Inissia on the other hand is fully plastic. It is available in many bright colors, but the plastic can be less durable in the long run.
  • The Inissia also lacks the LED light indicators for water level and the clear capsule drawer.
  • The Pixie has an on/off button, which gives you more control over its power. The Inissia on the other hand, powers up soon as you plug it in, as it doesn’t have a on/off switch.

Watch How Nespresso Pixie Works:

Watch The Difference Between Inissia and Pixie:

Common Questions About the Nespresso Pixie:

What Is The Difference Between Nespresso Pixie and CitiZ?

We’ve done a full comparison between all Nespresso machines which you can read here.

Can I Make a Cappuccino or Latte with the Nespresso Pixie?

Nespresso Aeroccino Plus

Of course you can. Espresso is the base of a Cappuccino or Latte, that’s what your Pixie will make for you. To do a Cappuccino, you’ll have to bundle it with a milk frother called Aeroccino (or any other frother you like). The frother will heat the milk and froth it for you to create your Cappuccino or Latte.

Watch this video on how to make a Cappuccino with a Pixie:

Where Can I Buy Nespresso Capsules?

The Capsules are available widely at local Nespresso boutiques or online. Read all about Nespresso capsules here.

 

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Nespresso Lattissima vs. CitZ

We’ve once stated that the CitiZ is definitely one of the best Nespresso machines you can choose to buy for its beautiful design, large capacity and built-in frother. But since then, there’s been a new contender, and that is the Lattissima Pro.

In this post, we’ll be looking at the features of each of these of these Nespresso machines and which would be a better one to buy.

Features of Nespresso Lattisima Pro:

De'Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine

  • Made by DeLonghi, powered by Nespresso’s Capsule system.
  • Features DeLonghi’s patented frothing system.
  • Detachable milk frother can be stored in the fridge to save leftover milk.
  • Touch screen allows you to choose from 6 pre-set drinks, and customize them as you like.
  • Function for hot milk and hot water dispenser for tea.
  • Foam density can be adjusted.
  • Premium Italian design.
  • Water tank capacity: 44 oz.
  • Milk frother capacity: 17 oz.
  • Preheat time: 25 seconds.

Click here to learn more about the Lattissima Pro, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Features of Nespresso CitiZ:

Nespresso D121-US-BK-NE1 Citiz Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Milk Frother

  • Made by Nespresso
  • Built-in Aeroccino milk frother.
  • Choose from two cup sizes: Espresso or Lungo. Both are reprogrammable.
  • Water tank capacity: 34 oz
  • Preheat time: 25 seconds.

Click here to learn more about the CitiZ, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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What Is The Difference Between The Lattissima Pro and CitiZ?

  • The Lattissima Pro gives you a lot more features:
    • an advanced touch screen
    • Larger water tank and milk frother capacity.
    • detachable milk frother.
    • Adjustable milk frothing options, heat milk only.
    • Coffee drinks are already preset into the machine, so you can create 6 drinks including Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, Espresso with a touch of a button.
  • The CitiZ can make every drink a Lattissima makes, however, some manual work is required. You’ll have to “build” the drink yourself. As with the Lattisima, the machine will automatically do it all for you: adjust volume, pour in the milk and brew the coffee with the perfect measurement for each drink.
  • The hot milk and hot water dispenser on the Lattissima are great for making drinks other than coffee. You can use the hot milk to make hot chocolate for example, and having hot water ready at all times allows you to make tea or even quick meals (instant soup or oatmeal, for example) instantly.
  • The Lattissima Pro is made by DeLonghi, so it combines the features of two leading brands: DeLonghi and Nespresso.

Which One Is Best To Buy?

  • Hands down, the Lattissima Pro is a much better choice than the CitiZ. It’s having those extra features that make your Nespresso experience even more luxurious.
  • However, the Lattissima Pro is more expensive than the CitiZ. So it might come down to your budget.

Further Reads:

Have a look at these posts for even more information about these two Nespresso machines:

Watch the Lattissima Pro and Nespresso CitiZ in Action:

Unboxing and Testing of the Lattissima Pro:

Test of the Nespresso CitiZ:

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Nespresso Vertuoline vs Bosch Tassimo

People often compare Nespresso VertuoLine to Bosch’s Tassimo Beverage system for one reason:

  • Because both machines feature a bar code technology that automatically recognized the inserted capsule and adjusts the machine settings accordingly.

But that’s pretty much where the similarity ends.

In this post, we’ll be looking at the difference between the VertuoLine and Tassimo in details.

Features of VertuoLine vs. Tassimo:

Features of Nespresso VertuoLine:

Nespresso VertuoLine with Aeroccino Plus___

Please read our extensive Nespresso VertuoLine guide by clicking here.

  • The first Nespresso machine that makes espresso and coffee.
  • Uses a brand new technology called Centrifusion which rapidly spins the capsule to brew coffee or espresso.
  • An embedded laser reads the bar code on the coffee capsules and automatically adjusts the machine for you.
  • Ability to reprogram the machine to your liking.
  • Create gourmet coffee drinks (Cappuccino, Latte) by using Nespresso’s Aeroccino milk frother (available separately or as a bundle).
  • Uses new capsules from Nespressso (different from Nespresso’s Original capsules). Available as espresso or coffee pods.
  • Drawer holds up to 12 used capsules before needing to discard.

Click here to learn more about Nespresso VertuoLine, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Features of Bosch Tassimo Beverage System:

Bosch TAS4702UC Tassimo T47 Beverage System and Coffee Brewer

  • Automatically adjusts machine using bar code technology.
  • Can prepare a variety of coffee drinks including, coffee, cappuccino, latte, macchiato and more.
  • Noise reduction system for quiet operation.
  • T-disc capsules are available from many different brands.

Click here to learn more about the Tassimo beverage system, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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The Difference Between VertuoLine and Tassimo:

Coffee Preparation:

Nespresso VertuoLine:

  • The VertuoLine uses never-seen-before technology that rapidly spins the capsules to evenly infuse it with water and extract the perfect espresso or coffee every time.
  • Although the machine automatically reads the bar code on the capsule to adjust itself for the best settings, you still have the ability to increase or decrease the volume of the coffee to get it to your taste.

Bosch Tassimo:

  • Like most coffee beverage makers, the Tassimo uses pump pressure to brew coffee.
  • The Tassimo also features a bar code technology that automatically scans the capsules and adjusts to best settings.

The Capsules:

Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee Capsules

VertuoLine’s capsules include coffee/espresso only. When preparing Cappuccino or Latte for example, you’ll be using your choice of fresh milk which you’ll heat and froth using the Aeroccino frother (or your own choice of frother) and you’ll be adding that to a shot of freshly brewed coffee.

Tdisc Brands

Tassimo’s T-Discs include a variety of drinks including coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte, tea and more. If you opt for a Cappuccino T-disc for example, the machine will brew a pre-packed espresso capsule as well as a milk capsule (instead of using fresh milk). That’s one option of course. There’s no frother bundled with the machine, but you can always buy your own from any brand (see our recommended frothers here).

Capsule Availability:

  • VertuoLine’s capsules are made exclusively by Nespresso and there are NO other compatible capsules. They can be purchased from Nespresso, either in their local boutiques which are available worldwide, or they can purchased online from Nespresso or Amazon.
  • T-discs for Tassimo are available from different coffee brands. They’re sold widely online or in some local stores.

Clean-Up:

  • VertuoLine’s used capsule drawer means the machine automatically ejects used coffee capsules and keeps it in that drawer until it fills up at around 12 to 13 capsules. That means no clean up required after each use.
  • Tassimo does not have a used capsule drawer. You’ll have to discard each t-disc individually after each use.

Which Is Best To Buy? Nespresso VertuoLine or Tassimo?

Customers, as well as us, prefer the VertuoLine over Tassimo for many reasons:

  • Design wise, the Vertuoline has a beautiful and modern design that is way ahead of Tassimos. As an appliance that sits on your counter top all the time, you’ll want something as beautiful as the VertuoLine.
  • Nespresso’s coffee capsules are known for their highest quality. You’re guaranteed a fresh an aromatic cup of coffee every time.
  • Nespresso doesn’t serve packed milk capsules and artificial flavors, which we’re totally against. When preparing milk-based drinks, you’ll want to use fresh milk, which is what the Aeroccino helps you with.

Watch The Machines In Action:

How To Use Nespresso Vertuoline:

Making Coffee Using Nespresso VertuoLine:

Making a Latte Using VertuoLine:

Bosch Tassimo Unboxing + Coffee and Cappuccino Preparation:

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So you’re guilty of consuming too many Cappuccinos and Lattes? Who can blame you! These rather delicious drinks can be hard to make at home without any Barista expertise, but that’s not the case when you become a proud owner of a Nespresso machine which makes you your favorite coffee drinks with a push of a button.

Nespresso machine is a single-serve espresso maker, which means it makes espresso shots, one shot a time, using their exclusive Nespresso capsules. And since Espresso is the base of every delicious coffee drink out there, you can make all your favorite coffee-house drinks at home whenever you want.

As Nespresso machines are sold as stand-alone machines (only the espresso maker) or with a milk frother bundle, if your aim of having one is to make Cappuccinos and Lattes, then a milk frother is a must. In this case, you have two options:

  • Buy a Nespresso machine bundled with Nespresso’s Aeroccino milk frother, or get a milk frother separately.
  • Buy a Nespresos machine with a built-in milk frother, which should be more convenient.

Buying a Nespresso Machine with Aeroccino Milk Frother:

Nespresso Pixie Bundle

Almost all Nespresso machines like Pixie, U or Inissia are all available with an Aeroccino milk frother. This is a cheaper option, when you buy the Aeroccino bundled with the machine you’ll be saving on its price. But what you should consider is that when operating them, you’ll need to separate plugs for each unit as they work separately. Here are some bundles to consider:

Buying a Nespresso Machine with Built-In Frother:

Although this set up is more expensive than the previous, it is a lot more convenient. First, you’ll have both the machine and the frother working at the same time, with only one plug to operate them both. Depending on the model you choose, the milk frother should pour in the frothy milk directly and automatically into your cup, making your drink a truly push-button experience. Here are some options to consider:

De'Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine

The DeLonghi Nespresso EN750MB Lattissima PRO: Top of the line Nespresso system combined with DeLonghi’s patented milk frothing system. The milk frother in this machine is not only built-in but also detachable, so you can store the left over fridge in the milk without anything going to waste. It also features a touch-pad control, 6 pre-set drink options and it’s fully programmable to your taste.

Click here to learn more about the Lattissima Pro, read customer reviews and buy it.

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DeLonghi EN680.M Nespresso Lattissima Single-Serve Espresso Maker

The DeLonghi Nespresso EN680MB Lattissima: Another great team up between Nespresso and DeLonghi with an integrated and detachable milk frother. Fully programmable drink options and quick push-button features. It lacks the display and touchscreen the previously mentioned model has, but it’s a more affordable option that offers the same great coffee quality.

Click here to learn more about the EN680MB Lattissima, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Nespresso D121-US-BK-NE1 Citiz Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Milk Frother

Nespresso CitiZ with Milk Frother: This Nespresso machine has a built-in Aeroccino milk frother that operates with the machine. However, unlike the previous models, it does not pour the milk directly into the cup. You simply pick up the milk frother and pour in the milk into your cup. But everything else is done automatically. It’s a great option for anyone with a budget under $300.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso CitiZ, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Additional Information:

The Best Nespresso Capsules For Cappuccino and Latte:

Here are a few selected  Nespresso variety packs made especially for Cappuccino and Latte lovers:

Nespresso Latte Pack Capsules, 50 Count - Best Flavors Mixed with Milk, for Cappuccino and Latte

This Latte pack includes 5 varieties that offer a balanced and fine flavors when mixed with milk.

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NESPRESSO CAPSULES NEW FLAVORS VANILLO,CIOCATTINO,CARAMELITO

This pack includes a variety of three flavored espresso pods: Caramelito, Ciocattino and Vanilio. You’ll enjoy a cup of nicely flavored coffee using one of these pods.

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Most, if not all, espresso machines come with an integrated steam wand that you can use to froth milk for a delicious cup of cappuccino or latte. But some people find this feature to a hassle and prefer a quicker way to froth milk. If you happened to be one of them, you’ll definitely prefer the use of an automatic milk frother instead of a steam wand. What’s the difference between them?

  • With a steam wand, you’ll have to hold the milk pitcher and wait for your milk to steam and froth. You may or may not get it right, and it can take a bit of practice.
  • With an integrated automatic milk frother, all you have to do is fill a milk tank and push a button and all the frothing will be done for you.

We’ve featured many espresso makers that feature automatic milk frothers, and they’re available at a wide range of features and budgets. Here’s a look at the best ones:

Mr. Coffee BVMC-ECMP1000 Café Barista Espresso Maker:

Mr. Coffee BVMC-ECMP1000 Café Barista Espresso Maker

This is a fantastic entry-level espresso and cappuccino maker for a budget under $200. The Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista prepares everything with a push of a button; it features a classic portafilter that you can use with your choice of coffee ground or E.S.E coffee pods (Not to be confused with Coffee Capsules). The integrated milk tank pours the frothy milk right into your mug, and it’s detachable so you can easily store any left-over milk in the fridge. See a review of the Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista here.

Click here to learn more about it, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine with Built-in Aeroccino Milk Frother:

Nespresso D121-US-BK-NE1 Citiz Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Milk Frother

One of the most popular Nespresso machines, the CitiZ features a built-in milk frother that can prepare hot or cold froth in under a minute. The frother sits on the same base as the machine and uses the same power source, but it does not pour milk automatically into the cup,you’ll pour the milk in yourself. But frothing is done with a simple push of a button and is fully automatic.

The CitiZ uses Nespresso espresso capsules only. It prepares Espresso and Lungo, and you can reprogram all the automatic features in the machine to your preference. Click here to read our review of the CitiZ.

Click here to learn more about the CitiZ, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Saeco Syntia Espresso Machine with Built-in Grinder and Integrated Milk Frother:

 

Saeco HD8838_47 Stainless Steel Syntia Cappuccino Machine

This is a super-automatic espresso machine for someone with a large budget and looking for a high-end machine. The Saeco Syntia features a built-in conical burr grinder that grinds coffee on demand, giving you a cup of coffee with beans that has been ground right before brewing. It also features an integrated milk tank that automatically froths milk for cappuccinos and lattes and it pours right into the cup. The Syntia packs a lot of advanced features that you can read about by clicking here.

Read the customer reviews of the Saeco Syntia and buy it here.

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Nespresso Inissia Machine

The new Nespresso Inissia is by far the most affordable Nespresso machine for around $100 or under (price correct as of the writing of the post). If you’ve been wanting to get yourself a Nespresso machine but was not quite ready to pay over $200 for it, this is your chance to experience the luxury of Nespresso for way less.

And just because it’s an affordable option in comparison to other Nespresso machines, it does not mean it’s not as good. Quite on the contrary, it is actually just as powerful as the other Nespresso machines, but does lack some features (which we’ll talk about in detail a bit). Here are the features of the Nespresso Inissia:

  • 19 bar pressure pump espresso machine.
  • 25 seconds pre-heat time.
  • 24 ounce water reservoir.
  • Two programmable Espresso and Lungo buttons.
  • Removable drip tray to accommodate tall cups.
  • Used capsule drawer holds up to 9 or 11 capsules.
  • Available in black, cream or red.

Click here to learn more about the Inissia, read the customer reviews or buy it.

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How To Use The Nespresso Inissia:

How Is The Nespresso Inissia Different Than Pixie, U or CitiZ?

Nespresso Inissia Red Bundle

So far, the Nespresso Inissia sounds like any other Nespresso machine. Then why are they priced so differently?

The first comparison we’ll do is the Nespresso Inissia vs. Pixie since they’re the most similar when it comes to design and aesthetics…

Inissia vs. Pixie Comparison:

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FeatureEasy insertion and ejection of capsules; For use with Nespresso coffee capsules only
Compact brewing unit technology; Fast preheating time: 25 seconds; 19 Bar high pressure pump
2 Programmable buttons for Espresso and lungo preparation
Removable 24 ounce water tank; Folding cup tray accommodates tall recipe glasses; Used capsule container holds 9-11 used capsules
Energy efficient; A Class energy rating; Automatic power off after 9 minutes of inactivity
Programmable buttons for espresso and lungo, folding drip tray for larger cups and recipes, brew ready in 25-30 seconds
Backlight indicators, water level detection, auto power-off, used capsule container, convenient power cord storage
12.83-Inch length by 4.33-Inch width by 9-1/4-Inch height
24-Ounce water tank
TitleNespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, BlackNespresso Pixie Espresso Maker, Electric Titan
Height9 inch9.25 inch
Weight5.3 pound9 pound
Width4.7 inch4.33 inch
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As you can see from the chart above, the two machines are identical in most features. But here’s what you’re giving up on when you get the Inissia instead of the Pixie:

  • The Pixie is the only Nespresso machine made in Switzerland.

Design:

  • The Inissia is made of plastic, that includes the machine’s body and drip tray, where the Pixie, while it does have few plastic parts, it’s mostly made of aluminum which is more durable.

Functionality:

  • The Inissia does NOT have an on/off button. To operate the machine: plug it in, wait for the espresso/lungo buttons to stop blinking and it will be ready to use.
  • The Pixie features an LED backlight which is also an indicator that lets you know when you need to refill the water tank.

Nespresso C60 Pixie Espresso Maker

Learn more about the Nespresso Pixie, how it works and how it compares to the Nespresso machine by Clicking here.

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Inissia vs. Citiz: Are They Different?

They are indeed! The CitiZ is the largest Nespresso machine, it has the largest water tank (34 ounces) of all Nespresso machines. It comes with a built-in milk frother or as a stand-alone machine.

Nespresso D121-US-BK-NE1 Citiz Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Milk Frother

Like the Pixie, the Citiz has a more durable body with metal parts. It also has the same LED backlight indicator. So it’s different than the Inissia in the same way.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso CitiZ.

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Nespresso Inissia vs. U:

The last machine we’ll compare the Inissia to is the U, which is a popular choice. The difference between these two when it comes to functionality is quite different:

Nespresso U Bundle

While the Inissia only offers two buttons for espresso and lungo, the Nespresso U is the most customizable of all Nespresso machines:

  • It has 3 buttons: Espresso, Lungo and Ristretto. All automatically adjustable as well as re-programmable.
  • It automatically memorizes your favorite customization. It automatically recognizes your most frequent customization as soon as you close the lever.
  • Its water tank is removable and it rotates 180-degrees to it can be adjusted to your available space.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso U.

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So, Should You Get the Nespresso Inissia or Another Nespresso Machine?

Nespresso Inissia Cream

As a truly affordable Nesprseso machine, the Inissia is quite great. It’s amazing that it can bring such features for this low of a price. As for the features you’re giving up, you have to think of how you’re going to use the machine to see if you can give up on them to save on the price.

When it comes to capsules, the Inissia, U, Pixie or Citiz all use the same capsules, so you’re getting the same quality of coffee. The only thing, I believe, that could bring the quality down, is if you set up your coffee volumes on the Inissia incorrectly that it could be watered down. But of course, you can always re-program the buttons again, so it’ll be a matter of testing.

Common Questions and Answers:

 

Where Can I Buy the Nespresso Inissia?

You can buy the Inissia from Amazon.com or Nespresso.com. You’ll also find some machine/Aeroccino frother bundles available.

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Where Can I Buy Nespresso Capsules for The Inissia?

They’re available online at Nespresso, Amazon or locally at Nespresso boutiques worldwide. Click here to learn more about Nespresso Capsules.

 Is There a Difference Between Nespresso Inissia and Essenza?

Short answer: The Essenza is the older version of the Inissia, which features a lot of improvements. Refer to this post for more information:

Can You Make Cappuccino or Latte With the Nespresso Inissia?

On its own, the machine does not froth milk, but only makes espresso. If you want to make Cappuccino, Latte or any other milk based drink, you’ll have to bundle it with a milk frother.

What Should I Buy With My Nespresso Machine?

Have a look at our recommended Nespresso Accessories here.

Do I Receive Nespresso Capsules With My Inissia?

Yes, you do. You receive a starter pack which includes 1 of each flavor they have.

Can The Nespresso Capsule Be Used More Than Once?

No, it can’t. Each capsule can be used once only.

Accessories To Buy With Your Nespresso Inissia:

DecoBros Crystal Glass Wood Nespresso Storage Drawer Holder for Capsules

DecoBros Crystal Tempered Glass Nespresso Pod Storage: the most elegant way to organize your Nespresso pods and keep them at hand. It holds up to 42 capsules, and the tempered glass is tough enough for your machine to sit on it. If you’d prefer a different design, see all suggested pod organizers here.

Click here to learn more about this organizer, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Sealpod Nespresso Refillable Pods

If you want to use a refillable Nespresso capsule then Sealpod is the only way to go, it is the best rated. The pack includes two stainless steel pod that you can use with your Inissia or any OriginalLine Nespresso machine.

Click here to learn more about SealPod, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Bodum Pavina 8.5-Ounce Double-Wall Thermo Tumber_DOF Glass

Double wall glasses are the coolest way to enjoy your cup of coffee. Seeing your favorite drink suspended is simply fun. But not only that, having double-wall is also great for keeping temperature of the drink longer and it eliminates condensation if you’re having a cold drink. These glasses by Bodum are available in sizes for espresso, cappuccino and tall glasses for latte. They’re also available in different shapes.

Click here to learn more about Bodum Pavina, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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We’ve already compared two Lattissima models, the EN 750MB vs. EN 720 M. Today, we’re comparing yet another similar set of Lattissima machines, the Lattissima Pro (America EN750MB) vs. the Lattissima Plus.

Comparison Chart: Lattissima Pro vs. Lattissima Plus:

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FeaturePatented single touch hot milk system; simply slide the milk tank onto front of the machine; clean button makes it easy to maintain
Convenient illuminated control panel buttons allow you to choose your favorite drink with ease, with 3 milk and 2 coffee selections
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TitleDeLonghi Silver Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule SystemDe'Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine
Height10.2 inch13 inch
Weight9 pound12.6 pound
Width6.6 inch7.6 inch
Length12.5 inch10.79 inch
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What Is The Difference Between The Lattissima Pro and Lattissima Plus?

The Lattissima Pro is a more high-end version of the Plus. It has a stainless steel finish and blue LED backlight.

Most importantly, the Lattisima Pro has a touch-display for machine control. the Lattissima Plus uses buttons.

Lattissima Pro touch screen

  • The Lattissima Pro has 6 pre-set drinks: ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte and hot milk). It also includes a hot water function. The Lattissima Plus has 2 coffee options and 3 milk options.
  • The Lattissima Pro has an auto-clean feature for the machine as well the milk frother.
  • The used coffee capsule drawer for the PRO holds up to 16 capsules, 12 capsules on the PLUS.
  • Water tank capacity: 44 oz for the PRO, 30 oz for the PLUS
  • Milk frother capacity: 17 oz for the PRO, 8 oz for the PLUS.
  • Preheat time: the Lattissima PRO heats up in 25 seconds while the PLUS heats in 40 seconds.

Which Is Best To Buy, DeLonghi Lattissima Pro or Lattissima Plus?

De'Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine

The Lattissima PRO is far more superior than the Lattissima PLUS. But it costs more, better suited for a budget of $600. So it all goes down to your budget, if you can afford it, you won’t go wrong with the Lattissima Pro, while the Lattissima Plus will make a less expensive alternative for under $400.

Click here to learn more about the Lattissima PRO, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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DeLonghi Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System

Click here to learn more about the Lattissima PLUS, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Watch This Video of How Lattissima Pro Works:

Note: The owner of the video did the mistake of cleaning the frother into their coffee. This is clearly an oversight, you should always remove your brewed coffee before the machine starts the cleaning process.

 Popular Nespresso and DeLonghi Accessories to Consider:

DeLonghi Double Walled Thermo Latte Glasses

DeLonghi Double Walled Thermal Latte Glasses. Also available as Espresso and Cappuccino glasses.

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Nifty Nespresso Capsule Drawer - Holds 60 Nespresso Capsules

Nifty Nespresso Capsule Drawer

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Nespresso Latte Pack Capsules, 50 Count - Best Flavors Mixed with Milk, for Cappuccino and Latte

Nespresso Capsules – 50 count of best flavors mix.

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Further Questions About the Lattissima Pro and Plus:

What’s In The Box of Lattissima Pro and  Lattissima Plus?

For each machine you’ll get the machine and all its components as well as a sampler pack of Nespresso capsules (one of each flavor).

Does The Lattissima Pro/Plus Make Regular Coffee?

No it doesn’t. It makes espresso and espresso based drinks. The closest thing to a regular coffee would be to make Espresso and add hot water to it (Americano).So far, the only Nespresso machine that makes regular coffee is the new VertuoLine machine.

What Can The Nespresso Lattissima Make?

Espresso, Lungo, Americano (espresso + hot water), Macchiato, Latte, Cappuccino. Basically any espresso based drink.

What Is the Integrated Milk Frother Made From? Is It Dishwasher Safe?

It is made of plastic, and yes, it is dishwasher safe.

Can I Make Hot Chocolate With The Lattissima Pro or Plus?

With the Lattissima Pro, you have the option of frothing milk only without preparing coffee, which you can easily add chocolate powder or shavings too. This option is NOT available in the Lattissima Plus.

Can I Use My Own Coffee Ground?

All Nespresso machine are designed to use Nespresso Capsules exclusively. There are a few unofficial refillable nespresso pods, however they’re not usually recommended. Nespresso has a wide range of coffee flavors and blends, so you won’t be disappointed. If you’re looking for additional flavors, you can try Nespresso compatible capsules.

Where Can I Buy Nespresso Capsules?

They’re available from Nespresso online store or Amazon. More on this in this post and in this post about nespresso capsule variety packs.

Where Is The DeLonghi Lattissima Pro/Plus Made?

Both machines are made in Italy.

Should I Buy a Lattissima or a CitiZ?

You can read our comparison here to help you with your decision.

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Nespresso Vertuo Bundle Chrome

In case you haven’t heard about the Vertuo yet, it’s Nespresso’s newest invention that makes you both Espresso and Coffee using a new brewing method. We’ve written a detailed post about the Nespresso VertuoLine machine, but here’s a quick recap:

  • Unlike other Nespresso machines, VertuoLine brews both espresso and coffee.
  • It uses a new NEVER seen before technology to brew coffee and espresso called “Centrifusion Technology”. This technology spins the capsule at 7,000 spins per minute, mixing the coffee with water, to brew the perfect cup of coffee or espresso.
  • The VertuoLine has a new completely redesigned type of capsule.
  • The machine features a smart technology that automatically recognizes the type of capsule you’ve inserted and adjusts the machine settings accordingly. You still have the option to adjust the machine as you like, too.

You can buy the VertuoLine machine on it’s own or you can get this really cool bundle which will complete your at home coffee bar. It includes:

  • The VertuoLine machine in Chrome, Red or Black (your choice).
  • The sampler set which includes 8 coffee pods and 4 espresso pods.
  • The Nespresso Aeroccino automatic milk frother for creating signature coffee house drinks.

If you decide to get this bundle, you’ll be saving HALF price on the Nespresso Aeroccino!

Where to Buy the Nespresso VertuoLine Bundle?

You can buy it from Amazon.com (which offers free shipping).

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