While everyone else is raving about their automatic pump espresso machine and how it is saving them money for not going to Starbucks, are you still sitting around waiting for a cheap espresso machine to come by? Well, you’re in luck as the Nespresso Inissia is probably the most convenient way of making an espresso at home without forking out hundreds or thousands of dollars.
For less than $150, you can make delicious espresso coffee at home from a wide variety of coffee flavors by Nespresso, using this little espresso maker.
The Inissia creates espresso with a 19-bar pressure pump, which is really decent for such a low end automatic espresso maker. The high pressure will extract a full-bodied flavor from the coffee, and while it’s true that you only have Nespresso pods to choose from for this machine, it is simply convenient and tasty so nobody complains.
This little automatic espresso maker is for those on the go, who wants a quick espresso shot without having to grind, tamp and wash up afterwards. I love how fast it is to turn it on, pop in a capsule, select espresso or lungo and then go about my business to come back to an espresso a couple minutes later.
I myself prefer making espressos from freshly ground beans, using a semi automatic machine or even a manual one when I have the time to spare, but for my office I have this automatic espresso machine for that express coffee when I need it.
Half absorbed in my work I can just swivel around in my office chair, insert a pod and press a button for my espresso. After the drink I put back the cup on the drip tray and run plain water through the machine by pressing the same button again, and that’s it!
This automatic espresso machine is so cheap that I certainly would not expect a solid metal build or commercial grade parts. It is a small machine in plastic, with a transparent water container for easy refill, and a handle for carrying. It’s compact enough to fit into any small space, whether in the kitchen or in an office.
The Inissia doesn’t come with a milk frother, so those who want to make lattes will have to get a milk frother. Nowadays electric and automatic milk frothers are inexpensive and make a decent foam.
As for Nespresso pods, they are available everywhere, in different bulk sizes and prices. You can get them from the Nespresso website as well, and have them shipped to your doorstep. The aluminum pods are recyclable. After 11 drinks you can empty the used pod container into the sorted waste.
The Nespresso Inissia is a great espresso machine to buy for less than $150. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a cheap automatic espresso maker that is compact and makes good espressos conveniently.