The Nespresso brand has been the leader in the European market for its excellent taste and quality, its machines are all made by the Italian manufacturer Delonghi and always offer exceptional customer service.
One of those machines is the Nespresso Pixie, a great mid-range priced machine that can deliver the closest espresso experience you can get without buying a full-blown espresso machine. This machine has a good water tank capacity, it works rather fast, programmable buttons for espresso or lungo, it has a used capsule container and the brand has its own capsule recycling system that you can find more about in their official website. It is also worth stating that the taste of this pod coffee machine will be the best you have ever experienced from this kind of machine.
The Pixie design has not changed for a long time now, and it’s not hard to see why. It is very popular and looks extremely good on every countertop, plus with the swappable side panels which you can also order online it will fit into any design, and it feels very personal in my opinion.
It is a compact machine and has a small footprint, so you can put it anywhere you like, its water tank holds about 800ml and is removable, so you can refill it easily. On the front of the device, you will find a drip tray that provides the adequate height for the perfect espresso, but it can be flipped up to make room for larger fancier cups. It is attached to the internal bin which is hidden by the front ribbed panel, which is designed to store used pods.
While it is a compact machine it is not extremely light, having some substantiality to it, weighing 3kg. The machine has a power-saving feature which automatically turns off the device after nine minutes of not using it, but you can program it up to 30 minutes.
The side panels of the device can easily be swapped but must be done when the machine is cool and the water tank and the drip tray removed, this is a nice touch to add some personality to the machine. Apart from the power button, there are two buttons to brew coffee, espresso, and lungo. After turning on the machine you have to wait about 30 seconds for the machine to be ready to brew coffee, the fastest in the market, and it can output coffee in 30 seconds or so. The capsules are inserted at the top of the machine which opens by rotating the bar back and then back again to the original position.
The Nespresso Pixie provides 19 bar of pressure to produce excellent espresso, the temperature is just right and it tastes like proper Italian espresso. You can choose from the large collection of coffee pods from the Nespresso collection, with different tastes and boldness, there are vanilla flavors as well, and decaf options, for those that are in just for the taste.
A very foolproof machine that will provide the best espresso day in day out, it doesn’t get better than the Nespresso Pixie. It’s worth mentioning that the Nespresso Pixie also holds the number 1 spot on our best pod coffee machines list.