The Nespresso Inissia is now (as of 2023) a discontinued OriginalLine model, yet, it’s still going strong as is being sold by retailers that sell Nespresso machines (not available from Nespresso directly).
And there’s a reason why this model is still a favorite amond Nespresso fans. It’s small, light and affordable. And it does the job of making great espresso, lungo or other milk based drinks when bundled with an Aeroccino.
Features of 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
Video of Nespresso Inissia
Inissia Pod Compatibility
Inissia is an OriginalLine machine, so it’s compatible with all Nespresso OriginalLine pods as well as pods from third party brands. You’re able to brew coffee, tea or even hot chocolate, although only coffee pods are available from Nespresso.
Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie vs Citiz – The Differences
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
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.
- 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.
- The Pixie features an LED backlight which is also an indicator that lets you know when you need to refill the water tank.
Inissia vs. Citiz
The CitiZ is the largest Nespresso machine, it has the largest water tank (34 ounces) of all Nespresso OriginalLine machines. It comes with a built-in milk frother or as a stand-alone machine. You can also get a model with a separate Aeroccino 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.
Should You Get the Nespresso Inissia or Another Nespresso Machine?
With any of these models, you’re really getting the same quality of espresso drinks, 100% the same! So you really want to decide on whether you want to pay more of a better design or if you simply want your espresso with a press of a button, which either of these models will do.
If you’re settled on the Inissia, I would also advice you look into the Essenza model, which is what replaced the Inissia when it was discontinued. It’s a slimmer design upgrade that I prefer to the Inissia.
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Common Questions and Answers
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. Read about how Inissia makes Cappuccino 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.