April 3, 2009
Nespresso was kind of enough to send us the new CitiZ brewer ahead of launch to review. The new Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker range takes its inspiration from the streets - literally - of major cities from around the globe. The colors of well-known focal points and objects, the design and shapes of buildings and landmarks, and the urban vibe and attitude of cities led Nespresso designers to create a new generation of Nespresso machines. The design is not only an improvement in looks but in the footprint of the machine as well. Compared to the Nespresso C100T Essenza - the Nespresso CitiZ takes up much less space in width, and has some new features that make it a standout.
This Nespresso CitiZ machines come in the following designs and feature sets:
- Nespresso CitiZ - a single-head automatic espresso machine
- Nespresso CitiZ & Milk - a single-head automatic espresso machine with a built-in fresh milk frother for cappuccinos and lattes
- Nespresso CitiZ & Co. (not available in North America) - the first-ever double-head machine designed for at-home use
The spent capsule storage is improved and see through.
We tested the Nespresso CitiZ single-head automatic single serve coffee and espresso machine for this review in a stunning red case.
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March 10, 2009
The new line of Nespresso slim coffee machines, the CitiZ will be available very soon, and we've just received one of these retro style wonders to review. Inspired by a modern city skyline (especially when you sit more than one next to each other), the CitiZ single serve coffee and espresso machine is quite breathtaking. The new line consists of 3 machines in 8 different colors, has an automatic standby mode to save energy. Expect a full review soon.
February 25, 2009
Reader N. Chong has sent us some exclusive photos of the Nespresso Boutique Montreal before it opens. Things at the boutique are looking nearly finished with the opening sometime in early March. We don't know that much about the specifics, but we do know the boutique is 3 floors high, and filled with Nespresso goodness.
From N. Chong:
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I just saw your coverage of the Nespresso Boutique opening in Boston and thought this may be interesting to you. I live in Montreal and it seems we will also soon have our own Nespresso Boutique on Crescent Street. I was passing by the other day and snapped some shots through the window of the boutique that is not yet opened.
February 13, 2009
Ray Charles art done in Nespresso Capsules by Ricardo Bellino.
Last night we had the pleasure of attending the opening of the Nespresso Boutique in Boston. Both Scott from Single Serve Espresso and the staff of Single Serve Coffee were on hand, and the event was amazing. Not only was there coffee to be had, but Charice was on hand to sing 3 songs and entertain the coffee masses.
There was also a series of artist "paintings" done created with Nespresso Capsules. Pictures of Princess Diana, Ghandi, Barack Obama, and others were done in this style. Click on through for more pictures and info, along with a video of Charice performing. We also got word of a new line of Nespresso machines making their debut soon called Nespresso CitiZ.
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The Nespresso CitiZ line of single serve coffee makers.
December 12, 2008
Nespresso has just introduced the seasonal flavors for the Nespresso Variations 2008 - Mandarin, Caramel, and Crystallized Ginger. We should have a lightning review of these when we receive early next week, but don't wait for us to tell you to order because these will go fast.
The Nespresso Variations 2008 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 Nespresso Variations 2008
November 7, 2008
The Aeroccino Plus is a larger version of the Aeroccino that also allows you to override the heating function if you wish to froth milk without heating. The cost for the Aeroccino Plus is $129 versus $99 on the smaller Aeroccino (read our review of the earlier Aeroccino here). The reason any single serve coffee drinker would want to get an Aeroccino is the need for frothed milk for those latte and capuccino drinks you might want to make at home to save a few dollars. We used the Aeroccino Plus in this review with the new Essenza Touch and our Nespresso Essenza C100T.
The Aeroccino won't make the same frothed milk as a high end espresso machine, but it will make a very thick-rich frothed cup of hot or cold milk. The Aeroccino Plus is also larger than the earlier version, and this allows you to make enough milk for 2+ drinks depending on what your making.
How does it work? To produce warm frothed milk, heating the milk to temperatures between 140-149°F/60-65°C, quickly press the button once. To override the heating function, press the button for two full seconds.
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September 25, 2008
We've been using the Nespresso Essenza Touch in black and grey for over two weeks now, and find the texture and finish of this Nespresso to be very special. The Nespresso Essenza Touch is basically a Nespresso C100T (you can read our review of the C100T here), but it has a super smooth coating. This may be the first single serve coffee maker we've every used, where sliding your hand over it seems the thing to do each morning we make a cup of single serve coffee.
So, the big difference really is the coating. The Nespresso Touch features are the same as the C100T (which is an updated C90 - you can read our review of the C90 here).
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)
- Special Smooth Coating - feels like an iPod case or silicone
It's also good to note you can only use Nespresso coffee capsules with the Nespresso C100T Essenza. This is by design, and you'll also need to sign up for the Nespresso club to do you ordering or stop by a Nespresso boutique to get some new ones.
Continue reading: "Review: Nespresso Essenza Touch Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker"
September 23, 2008
SingleServeEspresso.com has news of the new Special Edition from Nespresso called Jinogalpa. Jinogalpa comes from Nicaragua's best arabica coffee and is split roasted to reach different roast colors then blended after roasting. Nespresso describes it as having "full body, and a smooth crema that reveals soft tones of sandalwood as well as subtle and refreshing herbal accents."
As with every special edition - they sell out very fast. So get Jinogalpa while you can at Nespresso.
September 9, 2008
We've received the latest generation of the Nespresso Essenza machine line, the Essenza Touch. The Essenza Touch blends silky-soft finishes with intriguing modern shapes in the Nesspresso Essenza design. Both the soft-touch case and coffee ring defining the coffee nozzle are coated in a smooth, silky finish that so far we're finding really unique in the single serve coffee world. The Essenza Touch comes in two new soothing colors, the Essenza Touch Soft Red and Soft Gray.
Essenza models are available in two styles: a pure, slightly curved design (C-range) and a more curvaceous body shape (D-range). The Essenza Touch Collection 2008 (SRP $249) will be available in September exclusively in Nespresso boutiques, including Nespresso’s U.S. flagship boutique at 761 Madison Avenue in New York City, as well as boutiques in Bloomingdale’s in SoHo (New York), Chevy Chase, Md., Costa Mesa, Calif., and Chicago, and the Bay in Toronto and Vancouver, and through the Nespresso Club (1.800.562.1465 or www.nespresso.com).
We'll have our full review and thoughts soon. In the mean time, you can read our full review of the Nespresso Essenza C100 T.
September 2, 2008
Nespresso is introducing two new machines for 2008: Le Cube (review) Black and Le Cube Bronze Patina. The new colors Black and Bronze Patina exaggerate the minimalist design of the Le Cube range, with front panels dressed in the new hues and made of anodized aluminum for a subtle and even finish.
- Le Cube Black: Timeless Elegance - Elegant like a jaguar, the new Le Cube Black fascinates with its sleek design and timeless elegance. Black, as the most influential non-color of the fashion, architecture and design world is always prepared to make a statement, exuding strong characteristics such as strength, style and sensuality. The new Le Cube Black with its subtle aluminum finish becomes a bold accessory and precious gem in every design aficionados' home.
- Le Cube Bronze Patina: Modern Glamour - Modern images of the color bronze might arouse thoughts of golden deserts and sun-kissed summer skin. The new Le Cube hue Bronze Patina, however, takes its inspiration even further back into the past, where the ancient significance of this precious metal describes a color created by time and nature.
All Le Cube models offer one-touch buttons to control the optimal amount of coffee per cup, from the espresso to a Lungo, and is also made for latte macchiato preparations. Like all Nespresso systems, Le Cube Black and Le Cube Bronze Patina feature advanced technology with 19 bar high-pressure pump and thermoblock that guarantee optimal extraction and temperature, essential in producing a supreme espresso and the famous Nespresso crema.
The new Nespresso Le Cube Black (SRP $349) and Le Cube Bronze Patina (SRP $349) machines will be available in September in leading department stores, gourmet kitchen and specialty stores, Nespresso boutiques, including Nespresso's U.S. flagship boutique at 761 Madison Avenue in New York City, as well as boutiques in Bloomingdale's in SoHo (New York), Chevy Chase, Md., Costa Mesa, Calif., and Chicago, the Bay in Toronto and Vancouver, and through the Nespresso Club (1.800.562.1465 or www.nespresso.com).