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Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker, Electric Titan (Discontinued Model)
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- Easy insertion and ejection of capsules. Compact Brewing Unit Technology
- Thermoblock heating element - Fast preheating time: 30 seconds
- Folding drip tray accommodates tall recipe glasses - Automatic and programmable coffee volume quantity
- Backlit LED water level detection indicators
- Holds 10 used capsules. Removable water tank: 24 oz or 0.7 L, 1 year warranty from date of purchase and registration
- Programmable buttons for espresso and lungo, folding drip tray for larger cups and recipes, brew ready in 25-30 seconds
- Backlight indicators, water level detection, auto power-off, used capsule container, convenient power cord storage
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Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Pixie coffee maker fits in any kitchen and is available in a wide range of colors and 2 finishes. Only 11 cm wide, it uses hardly any space and is perfect for smaller urban kitchens.
Espresso and Lungo
The one-touch buttons with two cup capacities (Espresso and Lungo) can be reprogrammed to custom volumes and are backlit for ease of use. The folding drip tray accommodates differing cup sizes for espresso and milk coffee lovers alike.
High pressure pump
The 19 bar high-pressure pump allows for a barista-style result, unlocking the delicate flavor and premium aromas of each coffee capsule during the brewing process and creating an incomparably dense and unctuous crema. The fast heat-up system reaches the ideal temperature in just 25 seconds.
Empty water tank alert
Red backlights along the sides of the machine light up to alert you when you need to refill the water tank. With the automatic power-off function, the machine turns off 9 minutes after the last use, consuming less energy.
Nespresso follows highly rigorous standards in selecting coffee. We create hermetically sealed and recyclable aluminum capsules as an optimum way to lock in freshness and provide exceptional taste. As a result, for the Pixie by Breville, we offer a variety of 16 authentic Espresso Grands Crus to satisfy every taste at any moment of the day.
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 aluminum 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.
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.
- Pump Pressure: 19 bar
- Fast 25" heat-up
- Programmable, one-touch buttons: Espresso & Lungo
- Energy consumption class: A-40%
- Automatic power off
- Water tank capacity: 0.7L
The Nespresso Pixie coffee machine offers avant-garde design with elegance and functionality. Equipped with a wide range of advanced features, the Pixie machine is energy efficient with a surprisingly compact design. Streamlined for maximum efficiency, this coffee maker lives up to Nespresso’s reputation for high-end technology. Each machine includes a welcome set with 16 Nespresso capsules containing individual aromas.
- Nespresso Pixie machine
- Welcome pack containing 16 Nespresso Grands Crus capsules
- Instruction booklet
- Information folder
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I've always heard that pulling a great shot of espresso requires a commitment. A commitment that requires the proper equipment, skill, and freshly roasted beans. A good espresso machine is not inexpensive. And they typically must be pre-heated for twenty to thirty minutes. You'll also need a decent (not cheap) grinder, to grind the beans to the proper consistency. And you'll need a tamper, to tamp the ground coffee in the Portafilter with just the right amount of pressure. And, of course, you'll need to practice and spend some time to "get to know" your new equipment. When all of these factors come together, and the moon is in the right phase, I'm told that you just might be able to pull a decent shot...someday.
No problem. I am not deterred. I'm willing to spend the money for decent equipment. And I'm also willing to go through whatever ritual is necessary to make a really good shot of espresso in my own home. But what about those capsule-based espresso machines? Can they rival a "real" espresso machine? Can they really produce the flavor, aroma, and crema necessary for a good shot of espresso? I had to find out.
I've had espresso at Starbucks (it's OK), and some local coffee houses and restaurants (everything from terrible to very good). And I recently had a shot from a local company that does nothing but roast coffee. They were kind enough to make me an espresso on the machine they have for their employees (a Simonelli espresso machine, costing thousands of dollars). They pulled me a shot from beans they'd roasted the day before. Then they ground them in a high-dollar grinder right before my eyes. The result? A great shot of espresso, with all the flavor, aroma, and crema that one would expect. Surely, I thought, no capsule-based system could compete.
I live in Dallas, TX. And Dallas currently has the only Nespresso store in the state. I went there not expecting to be impressed. I was wrong. I sampled three different varieties. And guess what? I like the Nespresso "Kazaar" and "Ristretto" better than any espresso I've ever had. I also discovered that the Nespresso system doesn't simply pour hot water over the coffee in the capsule. Their machines have an internal pump that forces hot water under pressure into the capsule, much in the same way that hot water is forced into the Portafilter on a "real" espresso machine.
That settled it. I made the decision to purchase a Pixie. In fact, I purchased two. This machine appears to be well built. And it's made in Switzerland, not China. As far as I'm concerned, the Nespresso pixie IS a "real" espresso machine. It's just a lot more convenient. The warmup time is only about half a minute. And it's very easy to use. All you have to do is add water, insert and lock the capsule of your choice, and press the button. Out comes espresso that's as good or better than anything I've had in coffee shops and restaurants.
Still, I know that some espresso purists will scoff. Where's the ritual? Where's the skill? Where's the control? As I mentioned earlier in this review, I'd be willing to invest the time and money in traditional equipment if it produced a better result. Granted, I haven't tried every type of bean in combination with every type of espresso machine and grinder on the planet. Who knows? Maybe there's a "God Shot" out there somewhere that'll make me dump the Pixie in the trash. Until then, I'm happy to enjoy great espresso...regardless of what phase the moon is in.
So far, I love this machine! It's sleek and small so it doesn't take up much space. It brews quickly and isn't too loud. I'm still deciding what "flavor" of pod I like the best. I'm a fan of the dark, syrupy ones so far.
I'm glad I bought the Pixie instead of the Inissia although I'm sure that machine is well made, too. It just depends on what you want and whether you're the type of person who will eventually upgrade. I am, so I figured I'd do it sooner rather than later.
1. Use good water. We have filtered water available through our kitchen taps, but a Brita would work fine also. Water type makes a huge difference.
2. Find a coffee type you like. Fortunately, Nespresso sent a good selection with this order, including little leaflets about the various types of coffee they offer as well as a handy notes area to keep track. I'm trying several other coffee pods as well, including the highly rated Bestpresso.
3. Let it warm up for a bit of extra time.
4. When they say a pod is good only for espresso sized, don't be afraid to try it for the lungo (larger) setting. You'd be surprised how many of these taste better with a bit more hot water in them, and lose bitterness to boot.
Makes nice crema. Of course it's not as good as the thousand and two thousand dollar machines - but I didn't expect it to be!
Great for travelling, too. I have a large shoulder bag and put the Pixie in, with two cups and an assortment of pods, and I'm a happy camper!
First machine, it was working without any problem making great tasting coffee but after about a week, I noticed water was somehow leaking.
Water was dripping from bottom of the base where it would flood my table. I returned it back to Amazon without any hassle. After returning the machine, I ordered another machine last month and same problem started happening... Now I wonder if this is a common problem with the Pixie model where the prices on this machine has been dropping... I'm mad now I ended up with close to 70-80 pods that I ordered from Nespresso and I'm not planning to buy another machine because I'm afraid I might have the same problem after 2 machines failed on me with the exact problem.....