You love espresso, but you don’t want to buy an espresso maker that takes up all of your counter space. If you’re a college student, have a tiny kitchen or just don’t want to deal with a big machine, the Nespresso Inissia may just be the perfect espresso maker for you. It’s a bit limiting as far as what type of coffee you can use (more on that soon), but it brews up a nice shot of rich espresso.
Nespresso Inissia Features
- Compatible with Nespresso coffee capsules
- 19 bar high pressure pump
- Compact unit: 9.1”; 5.29 pounds
- Preheats in 25 seconds
- 24 ounce water tank
- Used capsule container
Nespresso Inissia Review
One of the first things you’ll notice about the Inissia is its compact size, and that’s what initially drew us to this machine. Standing at 9.1” and weighing just 5.29 pounds, this is the perfect machine for college students and people with small kitchens. Even if you have plenty of space, you’ll love the compact size of this machine.
The Inissia is limiting in terms of what type of coffee you can use. This is a Nespresso machine, so it’s only compatible with Nespresso coffee capsules. The capsules are easy to insert and eject, but may be an inconvenience for some users.
If you’re in a hurry in the morning, the Inissia won’t hold you back. It heats up in just 25 seconds. We liked that the cup tray was foldable, too, so we could fit larger cups under the nozzle. When you remove your mug, the drip tray drops back down automatically to catch the drips.
With a 19 bar high pressure pump, this machine has enough power to brew an authentic shot of espresso. And it offers two programmable buttons to brew espresso and lungo.
The Inissia is energy-efficient, with an A Class energy rating. It also powers down after 9 minutes of inactivity, which further helps you save money on energy costs.
The removable water tank holds 24 ounces of water, and while it’s convenient, you might find yourself filling it up quite often.
Along with a removable water tank, Nespresso also includes a used capsule container, which will hold about 9-11 used capsules. We liked this convenient feature because we weren’t continually throwing away used capsules after every use.
- Compact design
- 19 bars of pressure
- Quick heat up time: 25 seconds
- Can brew espresso and lungo
- Energy efficient
- Water tank is small
- Only compatible with Nespresso coffee capsules
The water tank only holds 24 ounces of water. Depending on how many shots you brew in a day, you may have to refill the tank a few times. This is a small price to pay for the compactness of this machine, and for most households, refilling won’t be an issue.
The only other drawback (for some) is that this machine is only compatible with Nespresso coffee capsules. This limits your options as far as what type of coffee you can use, but Nespresso has a large variety to choose from.
If you’re looking for a compact, budget-friendly espresso machine that doesn’t skimp on quality, the Nespresso Inissia is the right choice for you.