Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine Review

Posted on 12. Mar, 2013 by in Product Reviews

Amazon ImageThe Nespresso Pixie is the baby of the Nespresso family. A very compact espresso maker ideal for a quick shot without the fuss.

If you are looking to experience that great Nespresso flavour but you either don’t have a lot of space or you’re not a milk-based coffee lover then you should read on to see what we make of the Pixie.

Main Features

Of course, the machine takes the famous Nespresso capsules to ensure their recognised fresh tasting espresso shots. It’s also a very compact yet stylish machine – as you would also expect from this company.

It’s very easy to use, with a simple lever on the front which you lift up before inserting your capsule. Once the capsule is loaded its a simple button press to pull either a single or a double shot depending on your preference.

Some Nespresso capsules are designed to taste better with single shots and some better with double.

The brewing process only takes around 30 seconds for a single shot and the clean-up is easy

Top tip – we recommend running a shot through the machine without a capsule loaded to flush it out after each use.

You can also easily program the one-push buttons if you like to pull the shot for a bit more or a bit less time than the default settings (this is also easily reset if you want to go back to factory settings).

Pro’s and cons of the Nespresso Pixie

The Good:

  • A compact and stylish design
  • That famous Nespresso quality
  • Pulls a shot in around 30 seconds – so it’s quick!
  • Easy to clean and maintain

The bad:

  • No automatic milk frother
  • You cannot fit a tumbler or mug under the spout, only small espresso glasses or cups

In all honesty, the bad points listed above are not really a problem because the machine was designed specifically in this way. This is how it is supposed to be and if you think that they will be a problem for you then you should probably take a look at some other machine with these functions.

Who is the Pixie best suited for?

The Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker is perfect if you just want a simple, quick, easy and great tasting shot of espresso and you don’t want to bother with all the messing around usually associated with other espresso machines.

It’s great for the busy folks amongst us, perhaps those of us living in an apartment or in the city with limited kitchen space.

It’s also a perfect solution for coffee lovers who just like a simple shot of espresso in the morning.

 

Overall Impression

Whilst the Pixie is the most affordable model in the Nespresso range, this should not put anyone off of buying it. It’s a great little machine that does exactly what it’s supposed to do and does it excellently.

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