Summary: Reasonable size and weight and chic design make this machine favorable. The espresso cubes are a bit more expensive while compared to other brands. One problem that might bother you would be the loud noise that it makes while preparing the espresso. In my previous house I could not use it early in the morning as my neighbors would become annoyed.But if you are living in a house which is not made of wood, the noise will be tolerable.
Space-saving & delicious product, pods hard to get
19 December 2012
Excerpt: We have stopped using milk in our morning coffee because the crema produced by this awesome little machine is so thick and delicious. It heats up lightning-fast, in 25-30 seconds, as opposed to our old Keurig that took up to 5 minutes to be ready. Also, it has about 1/3 the footprint of our old machine, so we get some of our precious counter space back. I'd say it's still a little pricey for what it is (make sure you hit it on sale), and finding pods can be a pain.
Summary: This machine is a joy to have in my kitchen. I bought one for my son, I bought one for work, I recommend it to anyone who doesn't want the hassle of a stove top espresso machine or the expense of a professional espresso maker. Buyer beware: you have to buy your coffee pods from Nespresso, they are expensive, and if you ever stop and run the numbers, you will be astonished at what a tiny cup of coffee runs you.
Summary: This review will hit upon several issues, especially as they relate to other reviews here: size, heat and speed, efficiency, and satisfaction. Some of the reviews on this page made me nervous about both the Citiz and the Pixie. I have been using and loving my Nespresso Esenza for 3.5 years, and it has never had a problem--it doesn't leak, it makes perfectly hot espressos, the crema on the espresso is excellent, it has a nice, simple design, and its footprint is perfect...
Excerpt: I bought the Nespresso as a replacement for a Citiz. The Pixie works well and is more compact than the Citiz. The Pixie does seem to be louder and takes a little longer to make a cup than the Citiz, almost reminiscent of the original large box Nespreso. Overal, we love it!
Summary: I have a 10 room lodge and put this out for our guests. I know it is expensive for the coffee but it is a nice value-added product for our guests. Easy to use and the coffee is pretty impressive. I also have a Cimbali Jr commercial espresso maker but these little machines are a good second. I wouldn't get the milk frother. Too much hassle and can get messy. For guests who want a nice shot of espresso in the morning or at lunch, this machine works fabulous.