Summary: i bought -- and later returned -- this machine because the espresso simply was never hot enough. they suggest heating the cup before you pour the espresso into it, but then what happened to the "automatic" part of this equation?
I finally kicked my Starbucks habit with the Nespresso Citiz.
20 October 2014
Summary: This is a really wonderful machine. I started researching espresso machines after I figured out that my daily trips to Starbucks were costing close to $1,000 per year. Yikes! Not only is this machine MUCH faster than your average barrista, it also makes a way better espresso.
Summary: My wife bought this for me 10 months ago and I loved it at first. After about two weeks it began screwing up to where it would work sometimes but not others, but I could usually get it to work.
Summary: Makes great espresso and coffee. Quite a few delicious varieties and so simple to use. Now I can have have an espresso or a lungo or an american or a cappuccino whenever I want. And I like that the capsules are metal, not paper. That guarantees the freshness of the coffee inside.
Summary: If you like quality espresso in 20 seconds this is your machine. The only reason my rating is 4 is there are times when the coffee is not as warm as I like it. But it consistently produces great coffee, and I consider myself a coffee snob (grind my beans right before making coffee etc.)
Summary: I love expresso, my wife loves capuchino and this machine makes both perfectly. I have tried home expresso machines before and this is the first one I have found that really works and at a reasonable price (compared to the rest of the field).
Summary: Machine worked fine but we thought you could use for coffee size cups also. Large cup setting yields about 5 ounces only so you woul need 2 pods to fill a large cup. This makes it rather expensive as up to 8 pods or more would be used by a high volume drinker daily.
Summary: The espresso comes out hot with some crema on top. It is the best espresso for this priced pod machine I have had. You have to understand you are getting mostly a single purpose machine- espresso or slightly larger luongo coffee.