4.6
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Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker

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Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker
 
4.6

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Nice product.

I received the Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker as a gift from my sister because she knows I enjoy cappuccino. I use it mainly for cappuccino, but it makes lattes and a good...Read complete review

I received the Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker as a gift from my sister because she knows I enjoy cappuccino. I use it mainly for cappuccino, but it makes lattes and a good cup of espresso as well. This coffeemaker is very easy to use. You fill the water dispenser, put in a Nespresso coffee "capsule", press which type of coffee you want to make, and wait for your cup to fill. For cappuccinos and lattes you need to use the aeroccino milk frother. The frother comes with two small attachment pieces that you use depending on whether you want warm milk or foam. Be careful, these stainless steel attachments are small and easy to lose. Skim or 1% milk works the best. There are two line indicators for how much milk to use. I always use the lower of the two, because if you put too much milk in, it will overflow after it goes through the frothing process.
This is a good espresso maker if you are making a single cup for yourself or for a few people. If you do more entertaining or plan to serve larger groups of people, this may not be your best choice. Also keep in mind that with this Nespresso machine you have to buy their coffee capsules online. They are sold in packs of 50.

Brew Performance
Makes a delicious cappuccino.

Ease of Cleaning
Only a few parts that are easy to clean.

Ease of Use
This is just as easy as making a regular cup of coffee.

Design
Nothing flashy, but works well.

Durability
Good quality parts.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Instant Espresso

Overall, my husband and I are pleased with our Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker. We have the C100 model and are happy with that selection. While there are only two settings for...Read complete review

Overall, my husband and I are pleased with our Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker. We have the C100 model and are happy with that selection. While there are only two settings for making coffee, they are the only two that we need in our household.

Brew Performance
The Nespresso Automatic Espresso and Coffee Maker makes a quality coffee product. While I would prefer the option of filling my own pod to brew my espresso in the morning, Nespresso does offer a variety of espresso pods that suit my flavor pallet.

Ease of Cleaning
There is minimal cleaning required with the Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffee maker. Occasionally a little coffee will splash out onto the countertop, but is gone with the wipe of a napkin.

Ease of Use
I am quite pleased with how easy the Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker is. In the morning, I merely need to switch the power on and load pod of my choosing.

Design
The Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker is a fabulous compact size that fits easily in any kitchen.

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5.0

A Little Pricey, But Worth It.

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Comments about Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker:

I give the Nespresso Essenza Automatic Expresso and coffee maker and overall rating of 9. For the price, I feel that I get all the essentials of a coffee maker with a little more of fancy, with having expresso. I just set the timer in the morning and boom my coffee is made deliciously. It's truly easy to use for someone like me, who isn,t too saavy when it comes to fancu shmancy kitchen appliances.

Brew Performance
I have had some of the most delicious coffee in the mornings using this coffee maker. I can put any of my favorite flavors and it's really simple.

Ease of Cleaning
I'm not going to lie, I had to read through the instructions a few times in order to be able to break down the Nespresso machine and clean it properly. Once I figured out how to do it it's been a little easier ever sense.

Design
Not a big ol' bulky machine, that takes up all the counterspace. It really fits nestle on our counter. Will fit small kitchens nicely.

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4.0

Very nice espresso machine

Comments about Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker:

My husband and I have been looking to get an espresso maker. Mostly for myself but he does enjoy an espresso once in a while. We wanted to find something as inexpensive as possible but something that was not going to break down either. We found the Nespresso on sale and decided to try it out. Although the machine is quite loud, it does a good job. It works quickly and is very easy to use. The water tank lasts us for a few cups and is easy to remove and refill. I have used the machine for 3 years now and have never had a problem. We do not only use it for espresso. Clean it out for a few seconds without an espresso cup in it and you are able to get extremely hot water for whatever you needs are.

Brew Performance
Brews very quickly

Ease of Cleaning
This takes very little effort and only seconds to do. Fill the tank and run the water through it.

Ease of Use
Very self explainitory

Design
If the base was a bit shorter it would be perfect!

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3.0

Instant Espresso

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from united states

Comments about Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker:

Overall, my husband and I are pleased with our Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker. We have the C100 model and are happy with that selection. While there are only two settings for making coffee, they are the only two that we need in our household.

Brew Performance
The Nespresso Automatic Espresso and Coffee Maker makes a quality coffee product. While I would prefer the option of filling my own pod to brew my espresso in the morning, Nespresso does offer a variety of espresso pods that suit my flavor pallet.

Ease of Cleaning
There is minimal cleaning required with the Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffee maker. Occasionally a little coffee will splash out onto the countertop, but is gone with the wipe of a napkin.

Ease of Use
I am quite pleased with how easy the Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker is. In the morning, I merely need to switch the power on and load pod of my choosing.

Design
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4.0

It's only mediocre.

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from Elko, Nevada

Comments about Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker:

We went on a trip out of the country and fell in love with espresso, but we could not find anything that tasted good in our town or anywhere in the states, so we decided to buy a machine and make it ourselves so that we could figure out how to make it how we liked it. I kept seeing commercials about the Nespresso machines so I went out and bought this model. I was so excited to get it open and start using it. I read all the directions and honestly putting this all together was somewhat of a hassle. Once you get it all done and get ready to brew it everything seems kind of simple. It started brewing and it was spilling all over the place. This happened multiple times before I figured out how to get it all together just right. The brew does taste really good but it takes a while for it to come out, it is not very fast. The biggest problem I have with this is it does still leak and it is also very hard to clean, it is a lot of parts and a lot of small areas that do not make it very user friendly or particularly easy to clean up after.

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4.0

Overall, a little disappointing

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from USA

Comments about Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker:

This compact Nespresso machine is fine but not a patch on the bigger models. It takes a long time to warm up and the capsules frequently get stuck. The cup size is often inconsistent. I have had Nespresso machines for over 8 years and this is my least favourite. Next time I will spend more money and go for a bigger model.

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5.0

Nice product.

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from USA

Comments about Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker:

I received the Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker as a gift from my sister because she knows I enjoy cappuccino. I use it mainly for cappuccino, but it makes lattes and a good cup of espresso as well. This coffeemaker is very easy to use. You fill the water dispenser, put in a Nespresso coffee "capsule", press which type of coffee you want to make, and wait for your cup to fill. For cappuccinos and lattes you need to use the aeroccino milk frother. The frother comes with two small attachment pieces that you use depending on whether you want warm milk or foam. Be careful, these stainless steel attachments are small and easy to lose. Skim or 1% milk works the best. There are two line indicators for how much milk to use. I always use the lower of the two, because if you put too much milk in, it will overflow after it goes through the frothing process.
This is a good espresso maker if you are making a single cup for yourself or for a few people. If you do more entertaining or plan to serve larger groups of people, this may not be your best choice. Also keep in mind that with this Nespresso machine you have to buy their coffee capsules online. They are sold in packs of 50.

Brew Performance
Makes a delicious cappuccino.

Ease of Cleaning
Only a few parts that are easy to clean.

Ease of Use
This is just as easy as making a regular cup of coffee.

Design
Nothing flashy, but works well.

Durability
Good quality parts.

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5.0

I love this machine!

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from USA

Comments about Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker:

I use this every single morning! It gives you two alternatives when it comes to the amount of coffee which is useful. The best part is the varieties of cartridges with different tastes and strengths of coffees! And I think I've tasted all of them by now and they all taste great in their own way. Even if you're a picky coffee-person you'll definitely find a taste you love.

Design
Clean and nice design, fits well into most kitchen designs.

Durability
Had this machine for about three years and I haven't had any problems with it so far.

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5.0

Nothing but love :)

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I have never loved a coffee machine like I've loved this one. I love espresso, and this machine makes it promptly, in only a minute or two. However, it does need a few minutes to heat up before that, but this "preheating" can be done while you're doing something else. In the morning, I plug in the machine, run to brush my teeth, and it has warmed up by then. Also, the milk frother makes the milk as frothy as it does in the picture. It's awesome! I also live with some people who have milk allergies in my house, and they wondered whether the milk frother could make soy milk frothy. Guess what? It does!!! It's not quite as frothy as regular milk, but pretty close. It's easy to tell that it is frothy and as soon as you take a sip, it becomes apparent to your mouth too.

Brew Performance
Always delicious :)

Ease of Cleaning
Very easy to disassemble in order to clean the various parts and put back together

Ease of Use
Only plug it in and press the button!

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5.0

Worth every penny

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My boyfriend is an absolute avid espresso drinker, he spends a lot of time in Paris and was always complaining about not being able to find a genuine cup anywhere here in the US, so when I heard about this little machine I figured it was worth it to give it a shot, even if he didn't like the espresso it made, I could still make my Cappuccino!
So I made the leap and splurged on this lovely little thing and I've never looked back!
He raves about how delicious the little pods come out into espresso, and he's even ventured into the world of Caramel now! I myself am a fan of everything this machine pushes out!
It's super easy to use, super quick to hook up and take apart, and even though it and the pods for it may be a little pricey, it saves money in the long run from not having to go to franchises every day!
The little Milk Frother is one of my favorite things, it adds that little needed touch to every cup of cappuccino and latte!
I definitely consider this a must have!

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5.0

Awesome

Comments about Nespresso Essenza Automatic Espresso and Coffeemaker:

I love this espresso machine. I used it for a week while on vacation at a hotel and i really want to buy one for my house because it is fun and easy to use as well as stylish. The variety of coffee flavors and types is amazing. The little coffee pods look cool and are easy to read and put into the machine. The machine brews the coffee very quickly. It's fun to watch because you can quickly hear it working, smell the coffee brewing and it starts dripping quickly. It almost feels like a game. I am definitely buying one of these but will look for a sale because I know they are expensive.

Brew Performance
Choosing the strength is easy. It also heats up and brews quickly.

Ease of Cleaning
The pods drop into a container and you dump it out after it gets full. Easy to wipe down the front.

Ease of Use
Very easy to use. I figured it out very quickly.

Design
I love how it looks because it is modern and compact. It also looks European which is cool.

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