Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother Review
Are you tired of shelling out a small fortune at your local coffee shop every morning for your daily dose of liquid gold? Well, fear not, for I have a solution that will have you skipping down the street with joy (and a caffeine-induced buzz, of course).
Enter the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother - a mouthful to say, but a true gem of a machine. This little beauty is the perfect addition to any coffee lover's kitchen, and will have you brewing up barista-quality coffee drinks in the comfort of your own home.
Now, before you start rolling your eyes and thinking, "Great, another overpriced gadget I don't need," let me tell you, this little guy is worth every penny. Not only is it sleek and compact (perfect for those of us with limited counter space), but it's also incredibly easy to use - even for those of us who struggle to operate a toaster.
But don't let its small size fool you - this machine packs a punch. With 19 bars of pressure, it's capable of extracting every last drop of flavor from your coffee pods, resulting in a rich and creamy espresso that will make your taste buds dance with joy. And with the added bonus of a milk frother, you can create all your favorite coffee drinks, from lattes to cappuccinos, with ease.
In this Breville Nespresso Essenza Mini Review, we'll take a closer look at this machine and see if it lives up to the hype.
Design and Features
The Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother is a compact and stylish machine that can fit in even the smallest of kitchens. Here are some of its key features:
Compact design: The Essenza Mini is only 8 inches tall and 12 inches deep, making it a great choice for those with limited counter space.
One-touch operation: With just the touch of a button, the Essenza Mini can brew either espresso or lungo (a longer shot of espresso).
Milk frother: The included milk frother allows you to make delicious lattes and cappuccinos at home.
Energy-efficient: The Essenza Mini automatically shuts off after 9 minutes of inactivity to save energy.
Easy to clean: The machine's removable water tank and drip tray make cleaning a breeze.
At the heart of any espresso machine is its ability to produce a great-tasting shot of espresso. The Breville Nespresso Essenza Mini with Milk Frother uses Nespresso's patented capsule system to ensure consistent and high-quality espresso every time.
We tested the machine with both Nespresso's original line and Vertuo line capsules and found that it produced a rich and flavorful shot of espresso with a thick layer of crema. The included milk frother also produced silky and smooth milk foam, perfect for lattes and cappuccinos.
Ease of Use
One of the biggest selling points of the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother is its ease of use. With just the touch of a button, you can have a delicious cup of espresso in minutes.
The machine's water tank is easy to fill and holds enough water for several shots of espresso. The used capsule container can hold up to 6 capsules, making it easy to dispose of used capsules without having to empty it frequently.
Easy to use
Customizable cup sizes
Fast heat-up time
Limited coffee selection
Small water tank
How to Use
Using the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother is incredibly easy. Here are the steps:
1. Fill the water tank: The water tank can hold up to 20.3 oz of water. Fill it up and put it back in its place.
2. Turn on the machine: Press the power button located on the top of the machine.
3. Insert a Nespresso capsule: Lift the lever and insert a Nespresso capsule into the slot.
4. Choose your cup size: Press the button for your desired cup size.
5. Froth your milk: Fill the milk frother with milk and press the button to start frothing.
6. Pour and enjoy: Pour the espresso shot into your cup and add the frothed milk on top.
Q: Can I use third-party capsules with the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother?
A: Yes, you can use third-party capsules with this machine, but keep in mind that it may affect the machine's performance and warranty.
Q: Can I make a latte or cappuccino with this machine?
A: Yes, the included milk frother allows you to make delicious lattes and cappuccinos at home.
Q: How often do I need to descale the machine?
A: The machine will let you know when it's time to descale. Nespresso recommends descaling every 3 months or after 300 capsules, whichever comes first.
Q: How many cup sizes does the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother offer?
A: The machine offers two cup sizes – espresso (1.35 oz) and lungo (5 oz) – that can be programmed according to your preference.
Q:How long does it take for the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother to heat up?
A: The machine heats up in just 25 seconds, so you can enjoy your coffee quickly.
Q: What is the water tank capacity of the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother?
A: The water tank can hold up to 20.3 oz of water.
So, there you have it folks, the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother is a real game-changer for anyone who wants to make cafe-quality coffee at home. It's sleek, compact, and easy to use, which makes it perfect for both coffee newbies and experienced baristas.
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that using this machine may cause some serious addiction. I mean, who wouldn't want to wake up to the smell of fresh coffee every morning, right? You might even find yourself hosting your own coffee tasting parties and impressing your friends with your newfound coffee-making skills.
But don't worry, even if you become a coffee snob, the Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville with Milk Frother will keep up with your refined taste buds. With its 19 bar pressure system and high-quality coffee capsules, you'll always get the perfect cup of coffee, every time.
So, if you're ready to upgrade your coffee game, the Breville Nespresso Essenza Mini is definitely worth checking out. Just be warned, it might change your life - or at least your mornings.
And with that, I'll leave you with a coffee pun: Why did the coffee file a police report? Because it got mugged! Okay, maybe my humor isn't that great, but I promise you'll feel like a real comedian after a few sips of Nespresso-made coffee. Cheers!