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Nespresso CitiZ D120 Review

For many coffee connoisseurs, espresso is the ultimate form of coffee. Espresso is basically a concentrated coffee beverage, which is brewed by forcing boiling water under pressure through very finely ground coffee. Compared to other coffee beverages, espresso has a thicker consistency and exhibits a more full-bodied flavor. Espresso is also the base for several other kinds of coffee drinks, such as cappuccino, macchiato, latte, mocha, and Americano. For many people, the only place they can get espresso and espresso-based drinks is at their nearby Starbucks or specialty coffee shop. This is because brewing espresso will require a special machine—an appliance that not many can afford to buy for the home. Also, preparing espresso will also require special skills that even the most avid of coffee drinkers do not readily possess.

With the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE Automatic Single-serve Espresso Maker and Milk Frother, perfect cups of espresso can be easily prepared at the comfort of your own kitchen. Nespresso is known to produce high-quality yet affordable espresso machines that will save coffee drinkers the time, effort, and money they spend from buying their espresso and espresso-based drinks from coffee shops. Introduced by Éric Favre in 1976, the Nespresso system is a patented process that allows users at home to brew their own espresso from special capsules with ground coffee.

There are plenty of other espresso machine brands in the market, but one of the most popular machines is Nespresso, which allows its users to brew real espresso. The Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ model is currently one of the best-selling machines from this brand, and let’s finds out why.

Sleek Retro-Modern Design

Of course, the first thing you will notice about the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ is its sleek design. If you are familiar with the espresso machines found in coffee shops, then you are probably aware of the often clunky and boxy designs. The stylish retro-modern design of the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ is compact and homey enough to fit in any kind of kitchen scheme and theme. There are a growing number of people who are starting to become more conscious about the design and construction of their home appliances—and the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ will not disappoint in this department. To add to the sleek and groovy design of the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ, Nespresso has also added other thoughtful details such as programmable volume control, an efficient energy-saiving mode, a removable drip tray, and a removable water tank (with a total capacity of one liter). Also, there is a folding cup support designed to accommodate a regular coffee and a taller macchiato glass, which will come in handy when you want to prepare other espresso-based drinks that come in tall glasses. You do not have to worry, too, about the used containers of coffee capsules—there is room for eleven used capsules before you will have to empty the container.

The Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ is very compact—the espresso maker and the milk frother attachment only measure roughly 15 inches (width) by 28 inches (height) by 37 inches (depth)—which makes it perfect even for small kitchen spaces.

Nespresso Patented Aeroccino Milk Frother

The secret to the best cappuccinos and lattes does not solely depend on the quality of the coffee beans, but also on the quality of the milk. The Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ comes with its own patented Aeroccino Milk Frother—an easy-to-use attachment that will help you prepare the creamiest and tastiest cups of cappuccino and latte with the silkiest milk froth ever. To use the Aeroccino Milk Frother attachment of the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ, you will just have to fill it with hot or cold fresh skim milk and turn it on. Plus, this special milk frother attachment is very easy to clean—you do not have to fret about the consequences of leftover traces of milk in the Aeroccino frother. You can enjoy silken milk froth with your espresso every time you brew yourself a cup of Nespresso coffee.

Single-Serve Espresso or Lungo

Espresso is often measured in smaller cups—but even a small quantity will have more caffeine than the regular cup of coffee. To lighten the flavor of the espresso, you can add water (to make an Americano) or milk (to make a latte or a cappuccino). But with the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ, you can choose to make an espresso or a lungo—which is basically a “stretched” espresso. Lungo is Italian for “long,” and preparing it is almost the same as preparing an espresso, only with twice as much water. Lungo should not be mistaken with Americano—lungo is prepared with less water than Americano, which will make it a tastier and more flavorful drink. You can prepare a lungo with Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ with the press of a single button.

Express Espresso

One of the things that turn people off from espresso machines is the complication of the preparation involved. You do not have to worry about complicated preparations with the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ ever again—you just turn on the switch and put in a Nespresso coffee capsule of your choice. Two minutes later, your espresso—a full-bodied cup of espresso with the best crema—is ready for your enjoyment. If you like your espresso in the morning to get you going for the rest of the day, you just have to switch it on and leave it to brew on its own. You do not have to sacrifice your enjoyable cup of morning espresso in case you are running a bit late for work or an appointment.

The Verdict

Like the other espresso machines from Nespresso, the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ is a good choice for people who want to prepare their own espresso and espresso-based drinks at home. However, you cannot use loose coffee grounds with the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ—you will be required to purchase special Nespresso capsules in order to brew your drinks. If you do not like being limited to the coffee flavors and varieties offered by Nespresso, then the Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ espresso machine and milk frother might not be the machine for you.

Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ Automatic Single-Serve Espresso Maker and Milk Frother, Limousine Black
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Nespresso D120-US-BK-NE CitiZ Automatic Single-Serve Espresso Maker and Milk Frother, Limousine Black
  • Single-serve automatic espresso maker for use with coffee-filled capsules
  • Integrated Aeroccino for creating milk-based coffee drinks at the touch of a button
  • Espresso and lungo buttons; 19-bar pump; energy-saving mode; 1-liter removable water tank
  • Used-capsule container; removable drip tray; folding cup support
  • Measures 14-3/5 by 9-2/7 by 11 inches

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

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