This Breville espresso machine would be your favourite

All I can say is WOW! My teenage daughters and I love espresso & designer lattes, This machine made it a BREEZE for us to give up all the overpriced designer cafes in our area. My brother is a coffee snob and spent literally thousands on a fully automated Capresso machine. You could buy a couple dozen of these amazing machines for the price of his.. and you know what? It's a few seconds more work but the coffee is JUST AS GOOD!

One of my daughters is visually impaired and she can work the machine and clean it with no problems.

Assembly was easy, cleanup is easy, and making three different beverages in seconds is a breeze, too. We have three completely different tastes so we've managed quite a few different drinks. I make sugar free soy lattes using Soy Slender and sugar free DaVinci flavors. We've frothed skim, 2%, whole and soy milks of every type. Even heavy whipping cream and half & half froth perfectly.

The only issue we had was that one time we tamped the espresso a little too firmly and nothing would come out. If you tamp lightly, you'll have no problem at all and the crema is absolutely superb!

As for the reviewer that said their espresso was watery, if you use a fine ground espresso, that definitely won't be a problem. The two-serving filter makes a great double shot, but if you try to make more than that, I can see how you could end up with something watery. The drip tray does need emptying once in a while, but that's the same with every espresso maker I've ever used. (Go to the site)

I DEFINITELY recommend this machine!!


Which Nespresso machine should you get

If you’ve spent any time among espresso and coffee drink enthusiasts, chances are pretty good that you’ve at least heard of Nespresso, and for good reason. Not only does the Swiss company make some of the best machines 2016 in its price range, but it has also created its own line of very high-quality espresso flavors. Many of our readers have asked about the pros and cons of the Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie.

There are several different Nespresso machines that you can choose from, when considering which espresso maker to get. It’s beyond the scope of this post to talk about all of them, so for the purpose of today’s post, I’m going to assume that you want a relatively cheap espresso maker.

Inissia vs Pixie

If that’s the case, the two espresso makers that I recommend are the Nespresso Inissia and the Nespresso Pixie. If you’re prepared to pay more than $200 for your espresso maker, these may not be the best options for you. Both the Inissia and the Pixie typically sell for under $200.

Before we talk about these two great espresso makers, let me answer the question that’s probably on your mind:

Why should I get a Nespresso machine at all?

How Nespresso Works

Nespresso is a bit different from most other companies that manufacture espresso makers, in that their machines only take Nespresso espresso pods.

Nespresso is often compared to Keurig in this regard, and the two companies do have some similarities. Nespresso does for espresso what Keurig does for regular coffee, in that the same company provides you with both your beverage and the machine to properly make it.

However, Nespresso and Keurig are worlds apart when it comes to taste. Personally, I’m not a big fan of the taste of Keurig’s K-cup coffee. But Nespresso makes extremely high-quality espresso drinks.

With a Nespresso machine, you can have a higher quality espresso at home than what you can find in many coffee shops.

Regardless of whether you get the Inissia or the Pixie, the espresso maker that you get will come with 16 free sample espresso pods from Nespresso, so that you can sample their various flavors. After you run out, you can reorder whichever flavors you like best from the company’s website.

At the time of this writing, Nespresso offers 25 flavors of espresso, although they seem to be constantly adding new offerings. I like my espresso strong, so I highly recommend Kazaar, Roma, and Dharkan. My personal favorite is Kazaar, but your mileage may vary.

If you like a more flavorful, less intense espresso, give Cosi and Capriccio a try. You can get a full list of Nespresso flavors on their website.

Anyway, let’s get into the nitty-gritty details of the two Nespresso machines that we’ll be talking about today: the Inissia and the Pixie. Read on to find out which machine is right for you.

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