So what’s the big deal about this Nespresso machine, sure it’s cute, but so what? It looks so expensive. I already have an espresso machine and I like a specific ground so why did I make the switch – asking this for my birthday present? Oh let’s get into it and talk coffee because I wasn’t sold when I read about it and I think I can do a much better job explaining this amazing machine – not a sponsored post by the way, but I so wish.
I had two girlfriends who introduced me to Nespresso and there is no doubt – the coffee is amazing, hands down. I was hesitant on any machine that requires me to stick to the line (I mean I can’t buy a specific coffee?) but I soon realized the taste of Nespresso flavors won’t make you miss any specific coffee bean you have already been drinking. The convenience and beautiful design is another, so let’s dive into why I made the switch.
First, let’s talk about affordability
- Coffee pods are about $0.70 each. To compare, Benjamin has a Keurig (and we do like it, he’s a traditional coffee drinker) and his Starbucks coffee pods are $1 each.
- I bought the Citiz for $249. That’s cheaper than my Via-Veneza I paid $400+ for at Williams-Sonoma (however there is a huge difference in what they actually are, more later in this post).
- I bought the milk frother separately for $119 and it was also 25% off. You can buy a machine with it attached but I don’t froth milk often but wanted the option. I can hide it in the cabinet.
Now, let’s talk about convince
- Most machines heat up in 25 seconds.
- Put in a pod and you can walk away, no watching it to make sure your shot doesn’t overflow.
- Coffee and espresso drinker? There is a combo line. My model is focused on espresso but also has an option of longer pour (specific pods for that with more grounds). There are also machines just for American coffee.
- Machines come in an array of colors. I say this counts as convenience.
- It’s compact.
- Easy to refill the water. Easy to see the water level right behind the machine.
- There are a TON of different flavor options, and each flavor has a decaf version that tastes exactly the same.
So not only does it taste amazing, it’s really a no-brainer. Gorgeous design, affordable, and efficient *ding ding* winner in my book!
I’m so glad I went into the store to get some help on what would be best for me. I was so overwhelmed by the selection and once I talked about what I needed it was easy. When we left Benjamin said, “You know we’re getting old when we get excited about coffee.” Yep.
A good point
A family friend brought up the fact you are really buying a hot water dispenser – but what they really sell you is the coffee – that’s the true winner and why people love their Nespresso. It’s like buying an smart phone fairly cheap but they get you on the data plan. Or a printer for $100 but the ink refills costs you way more over time.
This is why you can get a Nespresso machine for $200 or less – while some espresso machines are $400+ (my old one). Instead of it being an espresso machine like at Starbucks, it’s like a Keurig for coffee. Nespresso will hate that I said that because they have their own American coffee line machine, but you get what I’m saying, it’s the best way to explain it.
So should you convert? It depends on if you are in the market for an espresso machine, you don’t love your coffee bean options (I never finished my drinks even though I love lattes), and you want better flavor choices and convenience. I’m currently trying to convince Benjamin to give up his Keurig to go Nespresso for his American style coffee.
I would love to hear, do you have a Nespresso? What is your favorite flavor?