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Nespresso C110 CitiZ Review

Espresso is a specialty coffee beverage that very few of us would even think of preparing right at home. Espresso, it seems, is one of those things that the do-it-yourself movement cannot include in its all-encompassing embrace—the preparation and the complicated process should be left in the hands of professional baristas, who many of us coffee enthusiasts believe can do no wrong if they can whip up a killer espresso. There will be those people who believe they can prepare espresso right at home given the proper tools, and when they go out to get themselves the necessary appliances, they are shocked that most of the espresso machines out in the market are big, clunky, and will take over an entire kitchen counter. On closer inspection, many espresso machines have a plethora of tubes and knobs and switches that will intimidate even the most experienced kitchen appliance user.

Yet, Nespresso espresso machines are not your regular clunky and large espresso machine: they are specifically designed and manufactured for people who want to make their own espresso and espresso-based drinks right at the comfort of their own homes but are intimidated to do so. The Nespresso C110 CitiZ Automatic Single-serve Espresso Machine is one of the cuter machines from this internationally renowned brand of quality espresso machines—but believe us when we say it is The Little Engine That Could of the espresso machines. It looks tiny and cute, and the Nespresso C110 CitiZ will definitely look great (and of course, fit into little spaces) on your kitchen counter—but it is not, by any means, an inferior espresso machine. Let’s take a look at what sets the Nespresso C110 CitiZ from all the other espresso machines in this market.

Stylish Retro-Modern and Compact Design

If you visit your coffee shop right at this moment and demand to see their espresso machine, you will be introduced to an appliance that might qualify as a small washing machine. Espresso machines, in general, are large and clunky appliances with a wide assortment of knobs and switches that you do not really know or understand what to do with. But with the Nespresso C110 CitiZ, you just get a compact espresso machine not a lot bigger than the smallest coffee maker you can find in the market. Like its other siblings in the CitiZ line, the Nespresso C110 CitiZ is a sleek-looking little machine designed to allude to the nifty appliances of the yesteryears. However, even with this design concept, the Nespresso C110 CitiZ does not end up looking like a campy coffee machine—it is still remarkably modern and perfect for just about any kind of kitchen, whether at a quaint little house, an apartment, or even a dorm room. The Nespresso C110 CitiZ is also remarkably small—for something that prepares great espresso, this little appliance measures in at 14 and three-fifths by five by eleven inches. The Nespresso C110 CitiZ is a space-saving and time-saving appliance that you should have in your home if you want to wake up with good espresso just within your reach. The Nespresso C110-US-GR-NE CitiZ is a great-looking and functional machine that coffee enthusiasts should never live their lives without.

Other thoughtful details designed into the C110 CitiZ are the folding cup support (also found in other Nespresso CitiZ models and designed for use with a traditional espresso and coffee cup, as well as the taller macchiato glasses), storage for at least eleven used Nespresso coffee capsules for later disposal, Lungo or Espresso iptions, an energy-saving mode, an automatic pump refilling system, a programmable volume control, a removable one-liter water tank, and an automatic flow stop to make sure that the espresso will not overflow on your cup.

Easy Espresso Every Time

When we talk about espresso, we know that trying to prepare it at home to impress friends and guests will just end up in embarrassment, if not dark stains on the napkins you have gracefully provided your guests with. But if you have an espresso machine at home, you might find that preparing after dinner espressos an incredibly tedious affair. You might have to make sure that the coffee grounds are very fine, the water heated just so, and other such concerns. But with the Nespresso C110, all you to do is to switch the machine on, put in a Nespresso coffee capsule of your choice, and put the cup in under the stylishly designed spout. The entire espresso-brewing process will not cost you more than two minutes per cup. Like most espresso machines in the market, you can only prepare one cup of espresso, but with the speed that Nespresso C110 brews your coffee, you will have time for at least five cups within ten minutes.

The Nespresso C110 CitiZ does not come with its own Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother System, so if you like your lattes and cappuccinos with silken milk froth, you might want to purchase a separate Aeroccino machine. This separate espresso machine and Aeroccino machine option is better for people with smaller kitchen spaces. You can store the Aeroccino machine in a drawer or a cabinet when not in use, while the Nespresso C110 CitiZ will stay on your counter for easy access to espresso and for aesthetic purposes.

The Verdict

Compared to the other espresso machines in the market, the Nespresso does not really fall into the category of extremely cheap, but it is a great value for someone who often gets his or her dose of espresso from an overpriced coffee shop. With less than a dollar and less than five minutes prepare a cup of espresso, the Nespresso C110 CitiZ will save you thousands of dollars in both cash and time in the future. However, some people might not be too keen on the lack of Aeroccino Milk Frother System, but there are other models in the Nespresso CItiz Line that have this special feature—they are also worth your consideration, and eventually, the amount of money you will pay for them.

Nespresso CitiZ C110 Espresso Maker, Titanium
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Nespresso CitiZ C110 Espresso Maker, Titanium
  • 8 inches by 13-1/2 inches by 10 inches
  • 1-liter (33-3/4-fluid-ounce) water tank
  • 19 bars of pressure
  • Folding drip tray for tall latte machiatto glasses
  • Energy power save mode

Last update on 2017-03-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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