Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Machine Review 2018
The Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine is a new twist on an old design, offering modern functionality with retro looks to create a wonderfully functional conversation piece for your kitchen counter.
The Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine uses a unique extraction system which perforates hermetically sealed coffee capsules, then its high-pressure 19 pump bar precisely extracts the aromas from the capsule to make the perfect full bodied single serve espresso any time you want. Creating milk-based coffee drinks with this machine is a breeze as well, just fill the Aeroccino with the correct amount of milk, insert a capsule, press start, place your hot milk froth filled glass under the coffee outlet, hit Espresso or Lungo and bam, instant milky coffee drinks.
The flow of the machine will vary based on what capsule is used, and capsule collection system will store up to 11 used capsules for later disposal. Also included are automatic and programmable volume control, energy saving mode, folding cup support, and a removable drip tray.
Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine Features and Specifications
- Measures 14-3/5 by 9-2/7 by 11 inches
- Integrated Aeroccino for creating milk-based coffee drinks
- Espresso and lungo buttons
- 1-liter removable water tank
- 19-bar pump
- Removable drip tray
- Fire-engine red color
Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine Reviews
Unlike many products online it’s actually hard-to-impossible to find someone with something bad to say about the Nespresso CitiZ. Browsing Amazon reviews for the product confirms this – the response to this device is extraordinarily positive. The machine may be highly acclaimed, but why? In the next few paragraphs we’ll delve into that.
We’ll start with the most important factor of any coffee-making device, the quality of coffee produced. Owners noted that the crema is unusually full bodied for an easy-to-use consumer device of this nature, pointing out that it’s more easily compared to espresso made by a skilled barista than a coffee maker.
Reviewers also doted on just how good the espresso produced was. Descriptive words used were crisp, clear, full bodied, smooth, etc etc. I was hard pressed to find a reviewer describing the espresso made by this machine as anything less than top barista quality, one even mentions that his Italian relatives approve of the machines work, high praise for any espresso machine.
Speed is another thing often noted by reviewers and owners with this device. The total time to make a cup is under two minutes in almost all cases, and many reviewers claim their times are nearer to 30 seconds. Perfect in the morning if time is of the essence.
However not only is the machine extremely fast to brew, the company ( Nespresso ) is also very quick on the draw with orders. Nespresso takes online orders for the coffee capsules, and the shipping is rated as very high quality, taking only one to two days to arrive. Not only is that rather fast, but the price is right too, coming out at only 55 cents a cup. Reviewers say they’ve cut their coffee expenditures up to ¾ with this machine.
The main and really only issues reviewers have had with this product are; the fact that one must purchase coffee capsules to use the machine at all, and those must come from the manufacturer, and the loss of control when switching from a manual or semi-automatic machine to a full automatic like the C120. Though having to purchase capsules is pointed out in several reviews, this was mitigated for most reviewers by specials that Nespresso puts out such as $75 towards coffee to machine owners, and the general ease of using the capsules once purchased.
The only negativity surrounding this device is that, as with all other electronic devices, some units will break down eventually. One or two reviewers went on to give the machine a poor review because of this, but the overwhelming majority mentions that Nespresso handled replacement outstandingly and kept their rating at four stars or more.
For those who came from manual or semi-automatic machines, the switch is a change, but not necessarily for the worst. Most of these owners mention that creating great espresso with this machine is so easy that they forgive it’s lack of manual charm.
Positive reviewers also note the design of the product. It is clean, compact and effective. Most say that it looks great on their counter, and they are not embarrassed to have it sit out when coffee-snob friends stop by.
The reviews for this product speak for themselves, it’s worth the buy. If you’re in the market for a single serve espresso machine, we would wholeheartedly recommend the Nespresso Citiz.