Small footprint makes this machine well suited for smaller kitchens that don’t have a lot of counter space.
Heats up very quickly, i.e. making coffee is quite fast
Coffee is very good and hot, with excellent crema, just like it is with the Citiz.
Smaller water reservoir means frequent refilling.
Reservoir is more difficult to remove than on the Citiz. It clicks into the machine at the top via two plastic ‘hooks’ which only retract when one opens the reservoir’s hinged lid. With the lid open, one then lifts the reservoir up and out. We found this a bit tedious, coming from the more straight-forward design of the Citiz where no opening of the lid is required, one lifts it out and is done.
The cup tray folds up for taller cups such as latte macchiato glasses but it does not stay folded up on its own, i.e. one has to hold the tray with one hand and place the cup down with the other. As soon as the cup is removed, the tray falls back into its original position
Our Reviews:If you’re like me (and millions of other Americans), your morning coffee ritual is the most important part of your day. When I wake up with that caffeine craving, there’s nothing worse than being subjected to a sub-par espresso machine. The Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker offers fast heat up, a high pressure pump and personal programming options so you get the best cup of espresso every time. It also comes with a starter kit of 16 espresso capsules so you can enjoy a steaming cup as soon as you plug it in!
The unique capsule system provides sensational taste and stimulating aromas. Each capsule is hermetically sealed for maintaining freshness. This is one of my favorite features, as stale espresso is a horrible drinking experience. The capsules are also made out of recyclable aluminum; even the most Eco-friendly users will feel satisfied about their coffee carbon footprint. This company is a major influence and advocate for creating sustainable methods of coffee consumption, and the coffee itself is sourced from sustainable farmers.
An avant-garde design with a pixie-sized counter footprint makes this Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker a tiny kitchen’s dream come true. As a single renter, my kitchen counter space is extremely limited and clutter is one of my number one enemies. The compact design of this coffee machine makes it so that I don’t have to sacrifice a lot of space in order to get my morning fix. If I’m in need of a larger cup, it also features a fold-able drip tray with more space. This feature is especially great for those who like a little milk with their espresso. An additional handy feature, the empty water tank alert makes it so I don’t have to worry about constantly checking the water levels.
This espresso maker offers several ways to order replacement capsules to suit your individual lifestyle. Through the Nespresso Club, you can order replacement capsules online, by phone or in a brand name boutique. Online and phone ordering services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to fulfill your coffee needs when you need them. I find the online ordering process to be easy and delivery is relatively quick. Additionally, members of the Club are offered a capsule recycling service. However, this service is only available to members within the United States.
The 19 bar pressure pump gives me quality results, and I really feel like I’ve got a mini coffee shop in my home. This feature consistently works to provide you with distinct flavors and aromas for every capsule. The Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker provides a dense and unctuous cup of espresso every time, and the 25 second heat up time means you never have to count down the minutes until your brew is done. One touch buttons for different cup sizes create a custom experience to suit your personal coffee desires. Each button can be programmed to custom amounts and they are lit-up for easy early morning use. Overall, this espresso maker is efficient, easy to use, provides high-quality espresso and helps you stay green with sustainable materials.