Kon’nichiwa Friends! This post is dedicated to all the coffee lovers out there. I truly cannot imagine a world without coffee. We’d probably be all sluggish by now, pinching ourselves to wakeup and pretend like we’re paying attention to every single thing that we’re doing. I swear, a quick caffeine fix is really a game changer. But let me tell you, not all coffees are created the equal, and not all coffees are prepared the same as well. Lemme introduce you to my Holy grail coffee maker, the Nespresso Pixie.
This portable espresso maker packs a punch. It’s everything that I need in a coffee machine and it saves me money. And of course, it tastes as great as Starbucks. 🙂 The price of this amazing little espresso maker can’t be beat, but it’s not all the price that I raved. I love how it’s easy to use, no brainer at all.
- it’s extremely portable
- nice cable length
- water tank is removable
- easy to understand instructions and relatively easy to use overall
- has a power saver mode
- free Nespresso pods to try
- can choose between an Espresso or Lungo size
- foldable drip tray
- robust body
- doesn’t need to refill water tank all the time
- easy capsule/pod insertion
- has “used pods” catcher/reservoir
- ergonomic handle
- has empty water tank detection
- heats up really fast: 30 seconds
- one touch buttons
- convenient power cord storage
- makes fast and great tasting coffee
- can be quite noisy
- needs to use only Nespresso pods
- pods are delicate and can be easily dent
As someone who is also a fan of Keurig K45 Elite, I realized that this little espresso machine makes coffee tastier and overall better than most drip coffee machines nowadays. Though it can never replace the versatility of Keurig machines, the problem with drip coffees is that they tend to leave a very bitter aftertaste, while espressos lose the bitterness when added with milk. They also seemed to taste more concentrated than drip-brewed coffee as well. Yet somehow, I still think when it comes to coffee, it’s all about personal preference and taste.
Now, what’s the difference between this “Pixie” model versus the “Inissia?” While I haven’t tried the Inissia, I think the difference is quite minimal. The Nespresso Pixie is more compact and has an aluminum body, while the Nespresso Inissia is made of plastic, lightweight, doesn’t have empty water detection, and is not as compact. However, both machines brew the same.
When it comes to taste, there’s really not much difference between this and Starbucks. You may not get the Starbucks portion is one preparation, but the punch is still the same. This nice little espresso machine can awaken the dead. 🙂 even with just one shot. Plus, each pod costs around $.070-$.0.75 dollah, so that’s something to consider, and Nespresso has a wide range of Pods to choose from, depending on which Nespresso machine you have. So grab one now, they’re on sale here.
That’s it for now folks! Happy Monday!
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