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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May 18, 2007
Yesterday, Nespresso and DeLonghi unveiled the next generation of espresso meets cappuccino and latte machines - the Nespresso Lattissima. The Nespresso Lattissima features a "one touch" fresh milk froth function, allowing you to make a latte or cappuccino with just one push of a button. We witnessed the Nespresso Lattissima in person and got to sample the cappuccino and latte drinks it produced - verdict - amazing.
Update: Read our review of the Nespresso Lattissima
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. The Nespresso Lattissima will be priced at $799 for the satin chrome with cup warmer, and $699 for red or black sans the cup warmer and will be out Fall 2007.
Full details and video of the Nespresso Lattissima after the jump.
Continue reading: "Nespresso Lattissima - One Touch Cappuccinos and Lattes"
May 16, 2007
We'll be traveling down to New York to the Nespresso Boutique for the launch of the Nespresso Lattissima on Thursday morning. The Nespresso® Lattissima combines a Nespresso espresso maker with a one-touch fresh milk froth function. We can't wait to try out all the interesting lattes, cappuccinos, and other Nespresso meets De’Longhi drinks this new machine will make, and we're pretty sure this is the single serve coffee machine we've all been waiting for for those of us obsessed with the perfect froth.
Update: See exclusive pictures and videos of the Nespresso Lattissima and our first impressions...
Update: Read our review of the Nespresso Lattissima
Don't know what much about the Nespresso Lattissima?
In addition to making the perfect espresso or lungo, the newest Nespresso machine features a one-touch fresh milk froth function, which enables coffee aficionados to create cappuccino or latte coffees at the touch of a button. The one-touch cappuccino system provides the optimal combination of steam, milk and air to create milk froth with perfect consistency. For additional convenience, the one-touch option also features an auto-rinsing function, which enables users to easily clean the tubes used for milk foam preparation, thereby preventing milk particles from remaining inside the system. The removable 17-ounce milk container is a new feature that can be conveniently stored in the refrigerator.
Full details after the jump...
Continue reading: "Nespresso Lattissima Premieres"
May 15, 2007
You may remember our review of the Nespresso Essenza C90 in 2005, and you may even remember how much we loved this amazing little espresso and single serve coffee machine. What does the new Nespresso C100T Essenza Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine offer over it's older sibling and what's the same? In a nut shell - the Nespresso C100T Essenza Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine is a really nice update to an already great Nespresso machine. The price point is a bit higher than the older model, but this is a very affordable Nespresso machine at just over $220 in most places online and offline, and the new features are worth the extra money.
Since the main features of the machine and it's appeal are present in our older review, we're going to focus on the updates to the machine and why you might want to consider this as one of the machines in your single serve coffee arsenal. We're also going to give you the impressions of several new Nespresso drinkers who we introduced the machine to at a dinner party recently to get new insights and feedback.
Continue reading: "Review: Nespresso C100T Essenza Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine"
May 7, 2007
This Nespresso deal comes just in time for Mother's Day and you don't have to be a Nespresso Club member to enjoy this discount. What you need to do is purchase a Nespresso machine and Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother at the same time. Once you register you machine and send in the voucher and requested materials, Nespresso will credit you account with $50 good towards Nespresso capsules and accessories.
Offer valid only on the combined purchase of a Nespressomachine and Aeroccino milk-frothing unit. Offer cannot be redeemed if the Nespresso machine or Aeroccino unit are purchased separately. Cash register receipt must be dated between 4/15/07 and 6/30/07. Voucher needs to be sent and postmarked nolater than 07/31/07 for processing. Not redeemable in store. Upon receipt of documents, $50.00 will be credited to your Nespresso account. Amount will be valid toward the purchase of Nespresso coffee capsules and accessories. Offer will not be processed without valid requested documents. Voucher inquiries please call 888-NESPRESSO.
Here's how to get the deal:
1. Purchase Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother then shop at Amazon.com for any of the machines below - MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN THE SAME CART AND RECEIPT!
2. Purchase any of the machines below and makes sure they are in the same cart and receipt:
3. Download Nespresso Voucher for $50 Nespresso Bucks voucher and print it out and send it the request materials
April 25, 2007
Looking for the latest and greatest Nespresso capsule? Look no further than the Limited Edition Nespresso Blend Oâ. Oâ means "to marry" in Swahili, one of the official languages of Tanzania and Kenya. Oâ is the result of two unions - the meeting of the earth and the sky. It's also the unity of two origins; the combination of smooth and intense character of the finest Arabica from Kilimanjaro with fruity notes of sumptuos Arabica grown on Mount Kenya.
We've been sipping a bit of Oâ over the past few days using the Nespresso C100T Essenza (which we will have a full review of soon) to make a cup of Oâ in lungo size. What do we think? How yummy is this Oâ we speak of?
Continue reading: "Review: Oâ Limited Edition Nespresso Capsules"