Best Espresso Machine – A Review of the Nespresso Inissia
If you want to try your hands with the Nespresso coffee system, there is no doubt that there is no better option than the Inissia. Conferring to a Nespresso Inissia review, this is a portable unit that weighs about 2.4kg and it offers various features for an entry-level model.
The Inissia bundle pack (£129.99) comes with a Standalone Aeroccino3 milk frother. It is important you are aware of the fact that the Aeroccino3 magnifies the Inissia’s limited repertoire – lungo or espresso – to contain milky drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.
The Nespresso range of limited editions, 22 Grands Crus and compatible pods from third party companies, offer a wide variety of choices for coffee – and to also start you off. It is important you are aware of the fact that the Inissia range comes with a variety pack with about 16 capsules.
We tested the Magimix-made Inissia sometime ago, it is available in cream, black, grey or summer sun orange. However, Krups also makes this Inissia with various color options.
Nespresso Inissia – Design and Features
Though the shape of this particular Inissia is not really exciting, its worktop footprint is one area that cannot be faulted. When it is compared to other machines that are similarly priced, it is smaller in size. Being 12cm wide there is no kitchen that it will not fit into perfectly.
The teensy dimensions of this unit have little impact on the water tank’s size. It may not be the most voluminous at 700ml, but with the dimensions of the unit, it fits into the unit in a very convenient manner. It is important you are aware of the fact that the tank has a lid, being a feature that helps in preventing spillages between machine and tap. This also implies that rather than fitting in and under, it utilizes the full height at the back of the Inissia.
Just as a pierced removable drip tray, there is an internal bin that accommodates the used pods, so you can make several drinks before it can be emptied. The length of the cable is average at 33cm but it offers little flexibility on where it is positioned.
Nespresso Inissia – What’s it like to use?
A very detailed instruction on how the Inissia is used is available in the instruction booklet – rather than text direction, there are diagrams and symbols with a key show everything from making coffees to descaling. What this does is that it gives the machine a complex look that the machine really is, but whenever you master the basics, you will find brewing drink pretty straightforward. It is important you know that you just have to contend with two buttons – lungo and espresso, which also serve as the on and off buttons – and it is capable of making you coffee in about 30 seconds from having it switched on.
When you insert a capsule, it involves the front bar rotating backward, thus opening up a slot to have it dropped into. In order for you get this into the slot, it involves some practice as when it is not in the best position and the bar will not close properly. Whenever the bar returns to the front, it is more like the case of choosing a short or long coffee. However, you can alter the quantity of water – and the Inissia will stop whenever it is finished.