November 7, 2007
The Nespresso C100T Essenza is still one of our most used and favorite single serve espresso and coffee machines here at Single Serve Coffee. It's one of the most affordable Nespresso machines as well at just over $200, and has a very tiny footprint on your countertop. We also just really like the way the Nespresso C100T Essenza looks - a nice flowing top along with a perfect set of colors in a matte finish. If you're wondering what the big change is from the Nespresso C90 to the Nespresso C100T Essenza, it's the ability to program an espresso and lungo sized coffee on the two coffee buttons that appear on the front of the machine.
Overall features are:
- High-pressure pump (19 bars)
- Thermoblock heating element
- Programmable and automatic control of the amount of coffee in the cup
- Functional handle allows for easy coffee preparation
- Automatic ejection of used capsules on lifting the handle
- Collection container for used capsules
- Removable water tank (1L capacity)
- ABS housing
At Nespresso C100T Essenza
October 17, 2007
Having visited the Nespresso boutique in New York over the summer, we can see why Nestle would want to have more Nespresso boutique locations. The feeling of very high end coffee and pastries fills the air, and you can view and use just about any Nespresso machine the company makes including the new Nespresso Lattissima. And given the sales of home single serve coffee and espresso rising, the company wants to open up to 40 Nespresso boutiques to capture the demand for high-pressure home espresso systems.
And how big is that growth? Managers at the company and existing Nespresso boutiques think it could be as high as 3x current sales. Wow. That's good news for everyone who owns a Nespresso single serve coffee machine.
Okay - here's the rollout as we know it so far - the second Nespresso boutique will open in Bloomingdales in Soho, New York, and the third U.S. Nespresso boutique will open this year in a Bloomingdale's in Washington, and six more are planned for 2008, including a Los Angeles store, and a Miami store may open in 2009.
We'll let you know if one is going to open in an area near you, but don't count on a Nespresso boutique on every corner in the US., but we can dare to dream.
October 15, 2007
The Jalaytra Nespresso Capsule and Special Jalaytra Club Cup
We're always excited for the Nespresso Club Coffees from Nespresso, and when we heard about Jalaytra - a hand crafted Indian coffee that made the cut, our excitement grew even more. Jalaytra is a signature Arabica blend from the Malabar region of India. Inspired from the long sea journey and exposure to salty winds that flavored Indian coffees imported by Europe in the 19th century, this blend was created to capture the essence of those long salt ridden sea voyages in a Nespresso capsule.
The flavor of Jalaytra coffee supposedly has a peppery bite with spicy after-notes. How does it hold up? Do we like pepper taste in our coffee? Is this new Nespresso Special Club blend worth picking up at $5.90 for 10 capsules making the coffee $.59 cents a cup?
Continue reading: "Review: Nespresso Jalayatra Special Club 2007 Coffee"
September 28, 2007
We'll be receiving some of the new Jalaytra Nespresso club coffee to review very soon.The coffee is imported from India, and has acquired its distinct flavor from the journey across the ocean according to Nespresso. These 'sea-spray swollen' beans revealed an intense flavor after their voyage, and this has resulted in an intense blend, drawing from the strength of the monsoon rain to release its richness and peppery, spiced notes.
Peppery spiced coffee could be very interesting, and we did love the Nespresso Variations earlier this year. The Jalaytra Nespresso coffee capsules will work in your Nespresso D90, Nespresso Le Cube, Nespresso Romeo, Nespresso Lattissima, Nespresso C100T, and other Nespresso single serve coffee and espresso makers.
At Jalayatra | Nespresso Special Club 2007
September 13, 2007
The Nespresso Lattissima can make one touch cappuccinos, lattes, and espresso with the touch of a button. We first encountered the Nespresso Lattissima single serve coffee machine earlier this year at the Nespresso launch party for the machine. We were impressed then and are we impressed now? What can we say - the machine not only delivers on the promise of one touch cappuccinos, lattes, and espresso - it excels at all of those drinks and best of all - it's the easiest to use machine we've ever tested to create a latte or cappuccino hands down.
As we said earlier in the year, because the Nespresso Lattissima uses fresh milk the difference in the quality of the latte or cappuccino is staggering. The Nespresso Lattissima also features an "auto clean" function, and the milk reservoir detaches from the machine so you can keep it nice and cool in the fridge for the next cappuccino or latte you make. Another cool feature is the adjustable cup platform, which allows you to use a tall latte glass or a traditional coffee cup.
Continue reading: "Review: Nespresso Lattissima - One Touch Cappuccinos, Lattes, and Espresso"
September 5, 2007
We've finally received the much fabled Nespresso Lattissima - One Touch Cappuccinos and Lattes single serve coffee maker. We're very excited to say we've been making one touch hot lattes and caps all weekend long (what a tough Labor Day Weekend), and will have a full review soon.
Update: Read our review of the Nespresso Lattissima
Our initial impressions are - the Lattissima really works and works well. You can choose lattes or just make espresso or lungo sized cups of single serve coffee and espresso. The footprint of the machine is also very small, and the machine looks great on our countertop.
Nespresso Lattissima Highlights:
- One touch fresh milk froth function for preparing a range of espresso-based beverages
- Adjustable cup platform for filling coffee cups, as well as latte glasses
- Auto clean automatic rinsing function
- Heated upper surface for warming cups on the satin chrome model
Nespresso Lattissima Technical Details:
- Twin pump heating system, one for frothing and one for making espresso - can be used at the same time
- 19 Bar high-pressure pump
- Auto cappuccino function, which produces a one-touch cappuccino in less than one minute or latte macchiato in one minute and 20 seconds
- A mini brewing unit
- Removable milk container
- Removable water container
- Water level reader
- Capsule holder for 12-15 capsules
- Weight is 11 pounds
At Nespresso and Nespresso Lattissima
July 25, 2007
Introductions can be tough and they can be even tougher when it's in a music video. It looks like Enrique Iglesias has gotten the introduction of a lifetime - the Nespresso Le Cube and a very hot barista. The music video features a Nespresso Le Cube in arctic white and also a rather attractive young woman making a shot of Nespresso espresso for Mr. Iglesias. Do you think they'll add an MP3 player and barista to purchase at the Nespresso online store? Time and music videos can only tell.
May 30, 2007
Only available right now in Europe, the NESPRESSO Siemens by Porsche Design is a pretty stellar design for an espresso machine. You can create your own Espresso, Lungo, Macchiato, Cappuccino in this Porsche designed Nespresso machine. Though the style is different, the NESPRESSO Siemens by Porsche Design looks like it might have the guts of the Nespresso Romeo available here in the US. We loved the Romeo when we reviewed it, and we hope the NESPRESSO Siemens by Porsche Design makes it to US shores for a better design alternative.
NESPRESSO Siemens by Porsche Design Features:
- High-pressure pump (19 bar)
- Thermoblock heating element
- Automatic cup volume control (Espresso, Lungo, Macchiato, Cappuccino)
- Automatic insertion and ejection of capsule
- Digital display in 8 languages
- New steam pipe with integrated Cappuccino - Caffelatte function
- Automatic cool down after steam function usage
- Aluminium condenser to avoid steam emission during cool down
- Collection container for used capsules (10-12 capsules)
- Inbuilt electronic warning sound, which indicates when the collection container for used capsules is full
- Inbuilt electronic warning sound, which indicates when the water tank requires refilling
- Adjustment for water hardness and descaling warning signal (based on water hardness)
- Cup warming plate in aluminium
- Removable water tank: 1.2 l capacity
May 23, 2007
We recently attended the Nespresso launch of the Nespresso Lattissima from Nespresso and DeLonghi, and we're pleasantly surprised to see the launch of new colors from Nespresso for their popular Nespresso Essenza models. You can read reviews of the Nespresso Essenza C100T model from us here at Single Serve Coffee and over at Single Serve Espresso.
Check out our full selection of pictures from the show over at Single Serve Espresso, and we also included a few pictures of the new Crystal Couture models as well.
May 21, 2007
In line with Europe's fashion and design trends for 2007, Nespresso,has added serious sparkle to its award-winning Essenza coffee machine models. The result: two fashion-forward coffee machines with 'bodies' covered in Swarovski crystals: the Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza and the Nespresso Limited Edition Sparkle Pink Essenza.
Limited Edition machines are designed to shine at exclusive charity events and Nespresso boutiques around the world. In addition to being a shining focus for charity and special events, 100 Limited Edition Sparkle Pink and 100 Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza machines will be available, while supplies last, at the Nespresso Boutique Bar (761 Madison Avenue, New York City). Both bejeweled models will retail for $1,000.
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