Nespresso Inissia Review

Delicious Espresso The Easy Way

  • Espresso Quality - 9/10
    9/10
  • Reliability - 7/10
    7/10
  • Convenience - 10/10
    10/10
  • Brew Speed - 10/10
    10/10
  • Price - 9/10
    9/10
9/10

  • Flavor - Strong and delicious espresso
  • Crema - Thick and authentic Crema layer
  • Small - 4.7 x 9 inches footprint
  • User-Friendly - Easy insertion and ejection of capsules
  • Reduced wait time - Heat-up and brew process in one step
  • Capsule costly - Original Nespresso Capsules are pricey
  • Mostly online - Capsules only found in a few brick an mortar stores

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine
 Full Review

What is the first thing that comes in your mind when you look at the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker?

Well I can’t read your minds but I will reveal my first thought:

“What a sweet and attractive little guy do we have here!? If your espresso is only half as good as you shine then god may have mercy with the big coffee chains!”

Why don’t we find out?

Let’s have a look at some unique features, brewing functions and also important information about Nespresso Capsules and Nespresso Compatible Capsules.

That makes it easier for you to decide if this is the Espresso Maker of your dreams!

For cappuccino and latte aficionados, there is a special Nespresso Inissia Bundle available that includes the Aeroccino Milk frother, which saves you a good amount of money!

But more about that later.

Design - Sleek And Simple On A Small Footpring 

Does this Espresso Maker from Nespresso look cheap?

I don’t think so!

But the price is so low that there is almost no excuse to say that it’s out of your budget. The Nespresso Inissia comes in several different colors like black, white or red.

If you are not focused on a specific color you can save even more and select the one with the lowest price.

The Nespresso Inissia is a straight-forward machine with no fancy display or menu but only two buttons, for Espresso and Lungo sizes.

One of the special features is that the buttons are programmable if you push and hold them.

This means the Inissia remembers your preferable amount of liquid for the next time.

The body is made of a shiny plastic, but it does not look cheap at all! And with 5 x 9 inches it definitely fits in every corner of the kitchen.

The water reservoir holds 0.7 liters (about 24 fluid ounces) – enough to not get upset by being forced to refill the tank over and over again.

To keep your electricity bill low the Inissia Espresso Maker is also equipped with a power saver mode.

Coffeeble says:

Press and hold the brew button so the machine remembers your preferred amount of water!

You can choose if the power off mode should be activated after 9 or 30 minutes.

Brewing Performance - Crema Guaranteed

Nespresso Inissia Black

There is a 19 bar pump installed under the hood. High pressure is important for authentic espresso and it also generates the incomparable Crema.

After turning it on, your eyes will blink about five times until the Nespresso Inissia is heated up – in seconds we talk about 25.

Bear in mind that you may blink more or less depending on how much you crave for this next shot of caffeine.

Special Feature - No More Wait Time

Imagine you just woke up, are already late for work or college, still need to shower but can’t function without your shot of caffeine. Usually, the brewing process with a single-cup coffee or espresso maker is a two-step routine.

You start the machine, wait until it’s heated up, then you press the button to start the brewing process and wait again until it’s done.

You notice that both steps force you to ‘wait’. And waiting takes time. Time you don’t have when you are in a hurry!

Here comes Nespresso’s revolutionary special feature in handy:

Start the engine and during the warm up phase, you can press either coffee button. Now while you are taking your shower the Inissia Espresso maker automatically starts the flow after it’s heated up. And when you come back, a luscious, rich espresso with an inch of a thick and smooth layer of Crema is already waiting for you.

Does it not make this small machine even more lovable?

Cleaning And Descaling - Reduced To A Minimum

Cleaning is pretty simple because the water tank and drip tray are easy to remove. The capsule container can hold about 9-11 used capsules before you have to empty it.

Descaling is necessary about every 1000 – 4000 cups based on water hardness.

You can get the Nespresso Descaling Solution for about 25 bucks which is in my opinion a little expensive but fortunately not required too often.

Nespresso (Compatible) Capsules - Costly But Worth It

The machine comes with a set of 16 different orignial Nespresso capsules for you to find the flavors you prefer.

The original capsules are a little pricey so I would recommend you to create a Nespresso Club account and not order them from a third party vendor online!

Nespresso capsules cost you about 70-80 cents each (without coupons). I have seen third party vendors online that charge you for the same original Nespresso capsules up to 50% more.

Unfortunately, there are not a lot of brick and mortar stores that offer the original Capsules.
Alternatively you could save some money if you go with compatible capsules, for example from Gourmesso.

Nespresso Inissia Bundle - Say Yes To Cappuccino

Nespresso Inissia Red Bundle With Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother

If you are more into Cappuccino’s and Latte’s and seriously consider to get a milk frother anyways, look no further because this bundle is a steal!

The prices change too often to give you an example of how much you can save.

Just check it yourself:

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, Black
Price: --
(As of: Sun 03/26/2017 4:32 pm (UTC))
32 new from $80.0019 used from $58.00
Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, Black

My Verdict Of The Nespresso Inissia Capsule Coffee Maker - Thumbs Up!

The Nespresso Inissia D40 is the cheapest Espresso Maker in Nespresso’s product line.

But in my opinion it is a top-notch machine and provides you with a delectable, full-bodied espresso with an alluring layer of Crema.

With its appealing design, it just looks charming on every kitchen’s counter.

And the best, this Nespresso Espresso Maker is available at a fraction of the price of other Espresso Makers which saves you a lot of money!

So what are you waiting for?

Get your Nespresso Inissia now and indulge yourself with a delicious cup of espresso!

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Black
List Price:$149.00
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Oh, and by the way, Gourmesso has a small Trial Bundle of Nespresso capsules where you can save 30%!

What is your opinion about the Nespresso Inissia? I would be thrilled to hear from you!

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About the Author Thomas

Coffee lover and Dad on a budget. Since the wishes of my beautiful wife and two charming kids are of course of much higher priority than my own ones, I always keep an eye out for coffee products which give me the biggest bang for the buck!

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