Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Black (Discontinued Model)
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- Easy insertion and ejection of capsules; For use with Nespresso coffee capsules only
- Compact brewing unit technology; Fast preheating time: 25 seconds; 19 Bar high pressure pump
- 2 Programmable buttons for Espresso and lungo preparation
- Removable 24 ounce water tank; Folding cup tray accommodates tall recipe glasses; Used capsule container holds 9-11 used capsules
- Energy efficient; A Class energy rating; Automatic power off after 9 minutes of inactivity
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From the manufacturer
Compact and colorful design
With a tiny footprint, compact, lightweight and equipped with an ergonomic handle, the Nespresso Inissia coffee machine fits perfectly into any interior design and is available in a full palette of colors to satisfy all tastes.
Espresso and Lungo
There’s virtually no waiting for the machine to warm up before you make your coffee selection. In just one touch and 25 seconds, the water reaches the ideal temperature to make up to 9 coffees without having to refill the 23.8 oz tank.
You can adjust the cup size with two programmable Espresso and Lungo buttons.
High pressure pump
Simple to use, the Nespresso Inissia offers an impeccable barista-style coffee every time, thanks to its simple, one-touch operation and patented extraction system which delivers up to 19 bar pressure.
An energy saving mode automatically switches the machine off after 9 minutes.
The folding drip tray accommodates larger cup sizes, and drops down automatically when you remove your mug to catch drips.
Each machine includes a welcome set with 16 capsules containing individual aromas. Try each Grand Cru to find your favorites.
Nespresso capsule system
The Nespresso capsule system delivers exceptional taste and unique aromas thanks to the preparation of high-quality coffees in hermetically sealed and recyclable aluminium capsules for coffee enjoyment at the highest level.
The Nespresso Club
Order your Nespresso capsules through the Nespresso Club; online, by telephone (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or in one of our Boutiques. Receive personalized advice and obtain technical support for your machine: whatever you are seeking, the Nespresso Club is with you every step of the way.
We also offer a capsule recycling service to all Club Members in the United States.
The Positive Cup
We believe that each cup of Nespresso has the potential to not only deliver a moment of pleasure but also restore, replenish and revive environmental and human resources. In effect, a cup of coffee that can create a greater value for society and the environment.
This is the Positive Cup vision and continues Nespresso's commitment to sustainability in coffee sourcing and consumption.
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 4.6 x 12.6 x 9.1 in
- Water Tank Capacity: 23.8 oz
- Container capacity: 9-11 used capsules
- Weight: 5.29 lb
- Dimensions of the box (WxHxD): 7.5 x 12.9 x 13.5 in
- Power: 120 V
- Pump Pressure: 19 bar
- Cable length: 2.6 ft
- Cup Warmer No
- Removable Water Tank Yes
- Filter included No
- Power Save mode Yes
With a tiny footprint, compact, lightweight and equipped with an ergonomic handle, the Nespresso Inissia is a smart little coffee machine to make your life easier. Inissia is available in a full palette of colors to satisfy all tastes.
- Nespresso Inissia machine
- Welcome pack containing 16 Nespresso Grands Crus capsules
- Instruction booklet
- Information folder
|Pump pressure||19 bar||19 bar||19 bar|
|Empty water tank detection||✓|
|Fast 25" heat-up||✓||✓||✓|
|Programmable, one-touch buttons||Espresso & Lungo||Espresso & Lungo||Espresso & Lungo|
|Movable drip tray for large cups||Foldable drip tray||Foldable drip tray||Foldable drip tray|
|Energy consumption class||A||A-40%||A-40%|
|Automatic power off||✓||✓||✓|
|Water tank capacity||24 oz||24 oz||34 oz|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.7 x 9 x 12.6 in||4.4 x 9.3 x 12.8 in||5.1 x 10.9 x 14.6 in|
|Special features||Lightest machine - Wide range of fashionable colors||Avant-garde design - Compact size - Premium aluminium siding||Retro-modern design|
Tiny foot print, compact, lightweight and equipped with an ergonomic handle, the new Inissia machine fits perfectly into any interior design. Nespresso began more than 25 years ago with a simple but revolutionary idea, to create the perfect cup of Espresso coffee with exquisite crema, tantalizing aroma and full bodied taste - just like skilled baristas. As the worldwide pioneer, Nespresso redefined the way coffee lovers around the world enjoy their espresso coffee through a unique combination of premium quality Grand Cru coffees, stylish coffee machines and exceptional customer service. To obtain the perfect espresso, Nespresso Experts seek out only the ﬁnest Grands Crus green coffees, which promise to offer the most tantalizing aromas. The virtuoso 'alchemists' compose the blend from these diverse origins and decide upon a speciﬁc roasting and grinding proﬁle. Each of the Nespresso Grands Crus has a distinctive character. You can, depending on the variety of different recipes, enjoy Nespresso with milk. When combined with creamy milk foam, you will experience a whole new variety of flavors. The Nespresso Club Services. A world of services at your disposal. The Nespresso Club is always there for you, online, by telephone or in one of our Boutiques. Order your Nespresso capsules, receive personalized advice and obtain technical support for your machine: whatever you are seeking, the Nespresso Club and its Specialists are with you every step of the way. Benefit from quick & easy ordering whenever, wherever.
Top customer reviews
>> You do not have to wait for the machine to warm up before you make your coffee selection. <<
For previous Nespresso owners (myself included), this is a revelation. It means that after you wash your face, go to the bathroom, do whatever it is that you do after waking up and hitting the power button -- instead of coming back to the kitchen, hitting a button, and waiting AGAIN before you have some coffee... you just come back to a nice, steaming cup o' joe.
To use this amazingly undocumented feature, you just hit a button to wake it up, and (wait for it...) press the button for your coffee selection. That's it -- when it's hot, it will start your beverage. Huzzah!
That, my friends, is worth the price of admission. Oh, the machine also:
* is the least expensive Nespresso ever, by a long shot
* makes espresso, Americano, Lungo, and (if you bought the Aeroccino), Lattés just as well as any other Nespresso
* looks FABULOUS on the counter
Even the little tray that you lift up to use a larger mug is smart: it drops automatically when you remove your mug. Why? To catch the drips! Brilliant.
The Inissia is being positioned as the budget Nespresso, but to me, this is the perfect Nespresso: respectful of your counter space, pleasing to the eye, and continuing the march towards more human-friendly operation. Recommended.
The variety of tasty and convenient coffee pods are a big plus, of course, but the ease and speed of cranking out my favorite brew makes the Inissia a winner. Fill the tank, drop in a pod, press a button. 20 seconds for warmup plus about 30 seconds brew time and you have a perfect shot o' Joe.
They include a variety pack of 16 pods to get you going. A couple were rough enough to take enamel off my teeth and a couple had screwy flavors, but most were very tasty. NOTE: be sure to keep the "Coffee Menu" booklet nearby to figure out the coffee selection. Mark your favorites as you go or you'll get swamped.
The Inissia is solidly engineered with a surprisingly small footprint. Picking it up makes you realize this sucker is made from heavy gauge steel housed in an attractive plastic skin. The steel handle/bale and rugged plastic parts look like they will last for years.
1. The instructions are a confusing non-text mess with sketches and arrows and oddball "directions" that make Ikea instructions look easy. I've got an engineering background and I didn't even attempt to puzzle this out; the graphic artist should be shot. I suggest viewing the slick You Tube videos.
2. I don't think the Nespresso pods are very cost-effective or environmentally-friendly (though darn tasty--I use them 50% of the time). I invested in several Sealpod Stainless Steel Refillable Pods that I load with my favorite Espresso Marco Polo. They work great.
3. The Inissia is pretty noisy when brewing. It doesn't bother me, but it might disturb someone sleeping nearby.
Despite these minor quibbles, the Nespresso Inissia earns a solid five stars. If I ever have a problem, I'll update this review immediately.
UPDATE: The "double-tap" technique works! I read the review by another poster and verified you can push one button twice and walk away, allowing the Inissia to heat up, then brew the coffee in your absence. Big ups for discovering this undocumented feature!
For comparison, the U is about $150 (depending on model, and without frother), the Essenza can be found for under $100 from time to time, and the rest of the line jumps up (eg. Pixie, others with milk frother options) to over $200 and well upwards from there.
The coffee, if bought on Nespresso's website, ranges from .50 to .70, depending on whether you insist on pure Arabica (and you should!). Amazon and it's vendors do both better and worse than this, so you HAVE to shop if you want to maintain your budget. Because of the skyrocketing popularity of this line, there are many more fulfillment by Amazon and Prime options now if you hunt for them.
Also, Sams and Costco have started carrying this line, but both of them locally (assuming Amazon charges tax in your area-- some fullfillment by do not), are a $40 savings on this Inissia at this writing if you buy on Amazon. Because Inissia does not have the downside of ruining cups with experimentation you find with the Essenza, it is already becoming hard to find.
How can ANYONE deliver 19 bar, in a dependable machine, for under $100? Well, they can't. This machine costs about $290 to manufacture bare bones. So, yes, this IS razor and blade and you ARE married to buying the little cups from Nespresso. There is NO BETTER WAY to get low cost, high quality espresso, with the convenience of automated brewing as simple as drip, for far less than Starbucks, even with the razor/blade strategy.
That said, I'm a Barista instructor, and if you do take the time to buy green, roast your own, and use a Moka pot, though technically not espresso at 6 bar, you can get better coffee, more controlled by you, for a LOT less per cup. But here comes some honesty my students would kill me for: YES, sometimes I prefer fast coffee, far better than Starbucks, fully automated, easy clean up, and zero work! I still roast my own and use a variety of techniques from Moka to Turkish to get a devlish range of wonderful tastes, but for the effort, this new little Inissia truly fills the bill!
The Barista association has been kind enough to let me try a full range of machines and techniques on their dime for over 7 years, and I've worked with espresso makers and systems that range from Mr. Coffee to $35,000 commercial machines. I can't say much more than the fact that THIS is the model I've waited for, even though I was painfully tempted by the Essenza. And also be warned, if you move beyond Nespresso for a modular system, you are NOT getting true espresso, but razor and blade drip.
If you read criticisms on the web that Nespresso has a poor range of offerings between first crack, City ++ and deeply dark, oily espresso, check the date on the review/complaint. I've now found that their range is just as broad and deep as any direct green or roasted bean you can get. Nothing is as good as roasting and grinding your own, but even with sophisticated taste buds, this system comes very close, and is certainly WAY better than Starbucks. Besides, even roasters/ Moka folk need a break once in a while, and will unlikely settle for drip when they can even get Americano if you like it less strong, with this system!
The other models in this series are known for durability and ethical customer service from Nespresso, but at this writing no one can tell you that about their newer technologies. I can tell you that poor mechanical performance would kill this at Sams before they even got out of the gate, so I'm betting on durability, but can't honestly opine on that parameter.
All in all, highly recommended. Please use the comment and question features for any details you need, or email me, or check out the Nespresso dot com website for details between models, or questions you might have on this little gem. As a bonus, if you check their site, you get to see Jimmy Kimmel trying the brand with Penelope Cruz, not a reason to buy, but still FUN! ;=)
eMailer answer: YES, this does accommodate large cups, unlike the Essenza, and yes, you can just push a button without having to time the brew.