Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Black Review

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Black (Discontinued Model)

  • Easy 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
Tiny foot print, compact, lightweight and equipped with an ergonomic handle, the new Inissia machine fits perfectly into any interior design. Nespresso began more than 25 years ago with a simple but revolutionary idea, to create the perfect cup of Espresso coffee with exquisite crema, tantalizing aroma and full bodied taste - just like skilled baristas. As the worldwide pioneer, Nespresso redefined the way coffee lovers around the world enjoy their espresso coffee through a unique combination of

List Price: $ 149.00 Price: $ 139.90

3 Comments on “Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Black Review
  1. 228 of 233 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    FINALLY!, August 27, 2014
    By 
    Michael Fortson (Bay Area, CA) –
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    This review is from: Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Black (Kitchen)
    Many reviews cover the basics (great espresso, same quality of pump and brew as the more expensive models, space-efficient), but most seem to miss one of the most important, sanity-saving advances from Nespresso, so here it is:

    >> You do not have to wait for the machine to warm up before you make your coffee selection. <<

    For previous Nespresso owners (myself included), this is a revelation. It means that after you wash your face, go to the bathroom, do whatever it is that you do after waking up and hitting the power button — instead of coming back to the kitchen, hitting a button, and waiting AGAIN before you have some coffee… you just come back to a nice, steaming cup o’ joe.

    To use this amazingly undocumented feature, you just hit a button to wake it up, and (wait for it…) press the button for your coffee selection. That’s it — when it’s hot, it will start your beverage. Huzzah!

    That, my friends, is worth the price of admission. Oh, the machine also:

    * is the least expensive Nespresso ever, by a long shot
    * makes espresso, Americano, Lungo, and (if you bought the Aeroccino), Lattés just as well as any other Nespresso
    * looks FABULOUS on the counter

    Even the little tray that you lift up to use a larger mug is smart: it drops automatically when you remove your mug. Why? To catch the drips! Brilliant.

    The Inissia is being positioned as the budget Nespresso, but to me, this is the perfect Nespresso: respectful of your counter space, pleasing to the eye, and continuing the march towards more human-friendly operation. Recommended.

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  2. 335 of 352 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Compromise for Those on a Budget, June 10, 2014
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    This review is from: Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Black (Kitchen)
    If you’ve been looking for an automatic espresso machine with the minimum acceptable 15 bar (this is 19), for under $100 US, though pump driven, the new Inissia is the model you and I have been waiting for. You will soon find, that for the budget, this little gem was worth the wait!

    For comparison, the U is about $150 (depending on model, and without frother), the Essenza can be found for under $100 from time to time, and the rest of the line jumps up (eg. Pixie, others with milk frother options) to over $200 and well upwards from there.

    The coffee, if bought on Nespresso’s website, ranges from .50 to .70, depending on whether you insist on pure Arabica (and you should!). Amazon and it’s vendors do both better and worse than this, so you HAVE to shop if you want to maintain your budget. Because of the skyrocketing popularity of this line, there are many more fulfillment by Amazon and Prime options now if you hunt for them.

    Also, Sams and Costco have started carrying this line, but both of them locally (assuming Amazon charges tax in your area– some fullfillment by do not), are a $40 savings on this Inissia at this writing if you buy on Amazon. Because Inissia does not have the downside of ruining cups with experimentation you find with the Essenza, it is already becoming hard to find.

    How can ANYONE deliver 19 bar, in a dependable machine, for under $100? Well, they can’t. This machine costs about $290 to manufacture bare bones. So, yes, this IS razor and blade and you ARE married to buying the little cups from Nespresso. There is NO BETTER WAY to get low cost, high quality espresso, with the convenience of automated brewing as simple as drip, for far less than Starbucks, even with the razor/blade strategy.

    That said, I’m a Barista instructor, and if you do take the time to buy green, roast your own, and use a Moka pot, though technically not espresso at 6 bar, you can get better coffee, more controlled by you, for a LOT less per cup. But here comes some honesty my students would kill me for: YES, sometimes I prefer fast coffee, far better than Starbucks, fully automated, easy clean up, and zero work! I still roast my own and use a variety of techniques from Moka to Turkish to get a devlish range of wonderful tastes, but for the effort, this new little Inissia truly fills the bill!

    The Barista association has been kind enough to let me try a full range of machines and techniques on their dime for over 7 years, and I’ve worked with espresso makers and systems that range from Mr. Coffee to $35,000 commercial machines. I can’t say much more than the fact that THIS is the model I’ve waited for, even though I was painfully tempted by the Essenza. And also be warned, if you move beyond Nespresso for a modular system, you are NOT getting true espresso, but razor and blade drip.

    If you read criticisms on the web that Nespresso has a poor range of offerings between first crack, City ++ and deeply dark, oily espresso, check the date on the review/complaint. I’ve now found that their range is just as broad and deep as any direct green or roasted bean you can get. Nothing is as good as roasting and grinding your own, but even with sophisticated taste buds, this system comes very close, and is certainly WAY better than Starbucks. Besides, even roasters/ Moka folk need a break once in a while, and will unlikely settle for drip when they can even get Americano if you like it less strong, with this system!

    The other models in this series are known for durability and ethical customer service from Nespresso, but at this writing no one can tell you that about their newer technologies. I can tell you that poor mechanical performance would kill this at Sams before they even got out of the gate, so I’m betting on durability, but can’t honestly opine on that parameter.

    All in all, highly recommended. Please use the comment and question features for any details you need, or email me, or check out the Nespresso dot com website for details between models, or questions you might have on this little gem. As a bonus, if you check their site, you get to see Jimmy Kimmel trying the brand with Penelope Cruz, not a reason to buy, but still FUN! ;=)

    eMailer answer: YES, this does accommodate large cups, unlike the Essenza, and yes, you can just push a button without having to time the brew.

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  3. 105 of 113 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great machine and cool design, July 6, 2014
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    Der Filmprofi “Timo” (Stuttgart) –

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    We bought that machine as gift for our American friend by Amazon.com cause buying it in Germany, pack it ourselves and then mail it to NY would double the price easily. For us Europeans this machine is cheaper in the states. It’s 99€ (134.64$) here and $99 at Amazon.com.
    Service of Amazon is excellent as always. I didn’t even need to register new.

    The machine itself does a wonderful job. The nespresso coffee is so easy to make and tastes good every time. You cannot ruin a cup, despite you use it for Lungo twice. That would make it watery.

    In my opinion the design is great. We have the Pixie, too. But this one looks even better. What I like about the Pixie is the illuminated capsules collecting box in white or red. Red if the capsule container is full or if the water container is empty. But do you really need this. After a while you know when you need to recycle the capsules and the water tank is not hidden so you can see easily if you need to refill water.

    If you’re missing a manual. Don’t worry. On YouTube you’ll find instructions which are better than the little pictures and every step is explained perfectly. If you are doing this and you have some time left you can also check out the very funny commercials with Mr George Clooney!

    We buy the capsules at the nespresso store. We ordered online first but when you go to the store. You have it directly and they invite you for free tastings. Especially for the limited editions that makes sense.

    The machine comes with a little set of 16 capsules. That helps you to use your machine ASAP and you know which flavor you prefer. After a while you develop your personal taste. But to be honest. Nespresso makes it easy for you to like every flavor.

    The machine does a wonderful job, is easy to clean and you only descale it once in a awhile.

    The capsules might be more expensive then other systems but since I have the nespresso there is no restaurant that can keep up with my machine at home. I really stopped drinking coffee after eating out to have it home. Better and way cheaper.

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