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Nespresso Essenza C101 Espresso Maker, Black

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  • 19 Bars of pressure
  • Brews 40 mL (1.3 fluid ounces) for Espresso, 110 mL (3.7 fluid ounces) for Lungo
  • 0.9 Liter removable water tank
  • Backlit on/off and coffee volume buttons
  • Automatic and programmable

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Nespresso C101 Essenza Automatic Espresso Maker

Nespresso has developed a unique extraction system specially adapted to capsules. It controls every vital setting when preparing a perfect espresso. Nespresso machines have been designed with renowned partners and designers, and bring out the taste and aromas of coffee by combining quality of design with ease of use. The Nespresso C101 Essenza Automatic Machine is part of our compact line, which features a modern, compact, and practical design. The machine deploys technology essential for preparing an outstanding espresso, and is exceptionally easy to use. Automatically control the amount of coffee in the cup. The high pressure pump extracts all the aromas and develops a smooth crema. The thermobloc heats water to between 187 degrees and 196 degrees during extraction and empties the remaining water after each use so that the water is fresh for each preparation. It uses a simple system which perforates the capsule and soaks all the ground coffee to optimally filter the coffee. The functional handle system allows for easy coffee preparation. Automatic ejection of used capsule makes cleanup a snap. The water container is removable for easy filling.

Features
  • Thermoblock heating element
  • Easy insertion and ejection of capsules
  • Holds 12-14 used capsules
  • Removable water tank: 30 oz. capacity
  • Simple descaling mode
  • Lightweight, 6 pounds

C101
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 10.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003S9VP2C
  • Item model number: 473/ECO/B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,801 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By JohnVidale on January 15, 2011
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This is my third Nespresso machine, following an old trio of D150s and a more newly deceased D290.

In use now for a couple weeks, the C101 continues the streak of winning machines. This is the bare-bones Essenza, without cappuccino wand, cup warmer, etc.. After a decade of looking at the milk warming wands, I realized they had never been used, and cost money. I'd rather not maintain a supply of cream in my office, nor cart in water as often as brewing "Americanos" would require.

Use is simple - drop in a Nespresso pod (50-70 cents each), push the button, then the machine makes the espresso in about 30 seconds when it has sufficiently heated up. Trivial, even before injecting the morning caffeine. Every time very good espresso with a thick crema. An advantage over some older models is that making the coffee can be programmed in even before the machine has warmed up.

One can save more money buying the C91, but that one is manual in the sense that AFTER it is warmed up, one must start AND STOP the water for the cup, and a too-late stop is the gaffe for which I buy an automatic machine in the first place. One can pay more for the Pixie, but the only difference I could decipher is a smaller footprint and perhaps a faster warm-up, and worse aesthetics IMO.

I've synchronized watering the Nespresso machine with watering my plants - each is once a week, i.e., about every ten cups of espresso, which is about how often the empty pods need to be dumped from the internal trash can, as well.

It looks seriously industrial on my filing cabinet - no plastic Mr. Coffee.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By G. Hutcheson on April 30, 2011
I've had this machine with the separate frother for around 3 years now. It still delivers a great espresso with a perfect crema. It's not as good as what I can do with my Rancilio with Peet's. But it's close enough without all the drama. I got it for my office, where I didn't want the mess, but took it home for the holidays and found it so convenient, it never went back.

The only problems have been:

1) sometimes it doesn't open the capsules correctly, so you have to open and close the bar a couple of times to make it work without wasting a capsule. This happens most with dented capsules.

2) The packaging of the capsules leaves a lot to be desired. Around 20-30% of them arrive with small dents and 5-10% have major ones. I've talked to Nestle and their only solution is to offer to take them back. I'd rather they fix the problem. Especially since one of the things that really attracted me to this system was the fact that the anodized aluminum capsules look so cool, like little jewels, when they are perfect. But when they are dented, it's like your new Ferrari after a fender bender. It may drive the same, but it's embarrassing to let anyone see you with it.

3) Frother's pretty useless because it's difficult to clean, has to be handwashed, takes to long to heat up the milk, and produces very little (just enough for a single). I'd be better to save your money, heat your milk in the microwave and use one of those $5 hand frothers.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By CoffeeLover on December 1, 2010
I have had this machine for over a year and I am pleased with the perfect cup of coffee each time. Each of the color cubes are selected for the taste at that moment. Whenever I have people over for dinner, this coffee is served after the meal with rave responses. I have gotten 14 people this year to purchase this machine. Now that I have started drinking this coffee, I have not been able to drink the regular drip coffee.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Fabian on January 10, 2011
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I felt a little guilty buying this machine. You have to buy the coffee capsules from Nespresso. I suppose you could empty them out, compost the grounds and recycle the aluminum, but that's way too much work. On the other hand, it makes a great cup of coffee. A couple of Lungos to start the day and a quick short or long shot any time your caffeine load wanes ... just perfect.

The instructions are not entirely clear. I'm not sure if it's French graphic conventions or just my bias toward textual explanations, but I was confused for about five minutes. My confusion was easily cured by loading the thing up and pushing buttons to see what happens.

I think I'll have some coffee.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harrington S. Nejad on February 2, 2011
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I am a diehard espresso fan and use a Rancilio Sylvia at home. Needed something neat and easy for work. Was worried about the temperature, but the espressos are very hot, even for a single shot (as long as you remember to do one quick cycle without the coffee pod just before inserting the pod). The crema is perfect. HIGHLY recommend.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By BW on December 11, 2010
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Bought this machine when we arrived here, and the machine works perfectly fine. Although other offers are now coming through for 149 $, Amazon's product is slightly priced. The delivery was fast and on time. No complaints about the product.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vagabond22 on September 14, 2012
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Recently moved to the US so my old Nespresso machine would not work due to the difference in voltage. The transformer was the size of the coffee machine so i purchased a new one. This is just the perfect coffee you can have at home. After years of using Nespresso i have settled on the capsules i like. Having said that they keep coming out with new ones like recently Crealto is really good.

if you like a simple espresso the way it is really meant to be that is black with no milk and sugar or just plain black coffee this is the simply the best there is. Dont bother spending money on any of the fancy machines, this pulls out the best espresso you can possibly have at home.

It is easy to clean and looks great on the countertop.

Do buy the capsules from Nespresso directly, they store it in a temperature controlled environment retaining the flavor.
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