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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From the manufacturer
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.
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 aluminum capsules for coffee enjoyment at the highest level.
How to order your capsules?
You can easily order your Grands Crus for delivery to the address of your choice.
Internet: Place your orders easily at the Nespresso website, 24/7.
Phone 24/7: Contact our Coffee Specialists 24/7.
Nespresso on Mobile: Download our applications available on iPhone, iPad and Android.
Boutiques: Visit our nearest Nespresso Boutique.
In case you need assistance for your machine, call the Nespresso Club. You will receive an immediate technical diagnosis and a solution to your problem (24/7). If your Nespresso machine needs repairing during the guarantee period, Nespresso will collect it from your chosen address and will deliver you a loan machine, free.
- 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
Nespresso Pixie C60-US-TI-NE, Electric Titan -the pixie heats up in only 25-30-seconds.
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Nespresso currently has 5 different machines to choose from, however the most affordable are (in order): the Inissia ($149 list, $99 on Amazon), the Pixie ($229 list, $158 on Amazon) and the CitiZ ($299 list, $175 on Amazon). There is very little difference between these machines in terms of the guts of the machine. They all offer the 19 bar pressure, have a handle that opens the top for the pod insertion, built-in water containers of roughly the same size, and programmed buttons for the amount of espresso you wish to brew. These can be reprogrammed to suit your personal preference on all these machines. The machines mentioned can be bundled with a separate milk frother/heater for about $50, and they come in a variety of colors. The less expensive models, like the Inissia and the Pixie, have more plastic parts in them than the more expensive machines, with the idea of offering the Nespresso system to newcomers who wish to keep their initial outlay lower, but they all basically make the same cup of coffee.
The Pixie is the in the middle of the affordable machines in the Nespresso realm. It is slightly taller than the Inissia and more stylish. It is also sturdier, and has more parts made of metal than the Inissia. It is rated at 4.8 stars on the Nespresso website.
Nespresso offers 17 different coffee capsules to choose from plus assorted flavored versions, decafes, and the occasional special roast coffee, all rated by intensity. A variety pack comes with the machine, and after that you will want to register your machine at Nespresso.com and buy your capsules online from Nespresso. They source 80% of their coffees from AAA rated sustainable farms, and they provide postage paid envelopes to recycle your used coffee pods. I have always had exceptional customer service from Nespresso, and they stand behind their machines. If you get hooked on this espresso and want to upgrade your machine later, you can always take advantage of members only sales at Nespresso.com.
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.
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.