NESPRESSO Essenza Mini Coffee Machine : So far so good

Its so compact and makes great coffee. I don’t use the nespresso pods, i use m&s – the purple one.

I’ve been using it pretty much every day between mid april and the end of june, and it’s a fantastic little device. It’s about the size of a large book (secret history of twin peaks, and about twice as thick), so it can sit out of the way in my office. The arm on the top feels very sturdy (i think it’s metal rather than plastic). The capsules are a bit weird, for the first couple of months, i was trying to get the capsule to line up vertically with the part that engages and covers it as you close the arm, which was very fiddly. I was taking the drip tray out and trying to push it into perfect 90 degree alignment from above and below it. I’ve since found you can drop most capsules in then slowly close the arm and it will pull the capsule into alignment. At first it looks like the capsule is pointing up slightly and it’s going to get squished, but do it gently and the capsule gets pulled down so it’s in the same vertical alignment as the machine (90 degrees to the surface it’s on)i was using knock off plastic ones, which you can’t recycle, but you can get aluminium ones at a pretty reasonable price too, a bit better for the environment since you can get recycling backs from nespresso and return the used capsules free of charge, which is a great ideagreat for quick espressos/lungos. There’s a button for each. An espresso cup is fine, but if you want a lungo, just make sure you’ve got a cup that has a 110ml capacity (150ml is fine hand just leaves a little gap). If you’re not sure what cup size you’ve got, a good trick is to fill the cup with water, then pour the water into a measuring beaker).

A great little coffee machine. Stop it early if you want flat(er) milk. Loading mechanism is a little odd angled but seems to work most of the time. Amazon lungo nespresso capsules are great.

Good machine at a great price.

As the previous nespresso machine, also this little one result to be the perfect solution to have your good coffee for breakfast. (if in your area the water have mid-high value of calcium, keep the machine clean with nespresso decalcium treatment to avoid problem with the pump and internal water circuits).

This machine is brilliant in every respect. It is so compact, takes up very little space and looks classy. It is so easy to operate,is very quiet and speedy and produces an excellent cup of hot coffee. The complimentary box of coffees is an excellent way of tasting numerous varieties. I am delighted with this good value appliance.

Easy quick excellent coffee every time. Look after it and it will look after you.

Bought for office use tp see how we got on before investing in a higher spec more robust machine – probably does 20 cups a day – 2 months in still going strong.

  • Coffee that tastes wonderful, and easy to make in this tiny machine.
  • Brilliant coffee machine
  • Fab machine!

Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine, Black by Krups

Colour:Black  |  Style Name:Essenza Mini
Product Description, With Essenza Mini, Nespresso have delivered its compact machine yet – without any comprise on taste. Offering two programmable cup sizes, Esszena Mini creates an ideal coffee just the way you like it. Choose from two distinctive contemporary shapes and three colours to fit your style and space. It’s the smallest machine that opens up the whole world of Nespresso Coffee.

Box Contains, 1 x Coffee machine, Welcome to Nespresso brochure, user manual and Assortment of Nespresso pods


From the manufacturer

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A cup of coffee is much more than a break. It is your small ritual. Make it an unparalleled experience.

Choose Nespresso, do not settle for less: strictly-selected coffee coming in a matchless range of exclusive varieties, coffee machines combining smart design with simple state-of-the-art technology, refined accessories, indulgent sweet treats and services anticipating your every desire. What else?

Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine by Krups, Black, 1200 Watts, Energy Efficiency Class A+, Small Coffee Maker

The new Essenza Mini combine minimalist beauty and unrivalled Nespresso quality to create the perfect cup every time. It is the small machine that opens up the whole world of Nespresso coffee. Essenza Mini comes in two distinctive shapes. Choose the machine that best fits your style and space. Essenza Mini includes two programmable cup sizes: Espresso (40ml) and Lungo (110ml).

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Compact without compromise

The Nespresso Essenza Mini machine features a new curvy design with rounded-edges with an even smaller footprint to fit into any space. And at only 2.3kg it’s effortlessly portable.

Espresso and Lungo

The Nespresso Essenza Mini machine offers 2 programmable cup sizes (Espresso & Lungo), is intuitive, easy to use, and with a minimalist beauty and unrivalled Nespresso quality all to create the perfect cup every time.

High pressure pump and fast heat-up

The 19 bar high-pressure pump allows for a barista-style result, perfectly extracting the delicate flavours and premium aromas of each coffee capsule during the brewing process and creating an incomparably dense and unctuous crema. The fast heat-up system reaches the ideal temperature in under 30 seconds.

Energy saving

The Nespresso Essenza Mini machine includes an eco-mode for low energy consumption after 3 mins and an automatic energy-saving function switches machine off after 9 minutes of inactivity, consuming less energy.

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Complimentary Welcome Gift

Each machine includes a welcome set with a range of Nespresso capsules with unique aromatic profiles. Try each Grand Cru to find your favourites. Order your Nespresso capsules through the Nespresso Club via mobile app, online, by telephone or in one of our Boutiques.

Ultimate Coffee Quality

Nespresso follows highly rigorous standards in selecting coffee. We create hermetically sealed and recyclable aluminum capsules as an optimum way to lock in freshness and provide exceptional taste. As a result, we offer a wide variety of 25 Grands Crus to satisfy every taste at any moment of the day.

Creating Shared Value

We are proud to seal our long-term commitment on sustainability and quality, celebrating our partnership with the Rainforest Alliance. We source more than 80% of our coffee from AAA farms and over 40% of all of our coffee from the Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

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Nespresso Essenza Mini by Krups, Piano Black Nespresso Citiz by Krups, Silver Nespresso Pixie by Krups, Titanium
Pump pressure 19 bar 19 bar 19 bar
Empty water tank detection
Fast 25″ heat-up
Programmable, one-touch buttons Espresso & Lungo Espresso & Lungo Espresso & Lungo
Movable drip tray for large cups Detachable drip tray Foldable drip tray Foldable drip tray
Energy consumption class A-40% A-40% A-40%
Automatic power off
Water tank capacity 0,6L 0.9L 0.7L
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.4cm x 20.4cm x 33cm 13 x 27.7 x 37.2cm 11.1 x 23.5 x 32.6cm
Special features – Compact size – Simple to use – Retro-modern design – Avant-garde design – Compact size – Premium aluminium side panels

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Used as second machine for trips.

Super neat, compact and slick. I found the tray that collects the used pods and excess liquid much easier to take out and clean than my previous model.

Surprised at how small and delicate looking this was but it’s a great little compact coffee machine that does a great job. Good price and it sits comfortably in our small compact kitchen.

Perfect nespresso machine, nice and small so takes up no space on the counter and produces the same quality coffee from the much larger machines. Great price as well, i bought mine with the milk frother so creating shop quality lattes for a fraction of the cost. It’s already paid for its self.

‘plug & play’ with your coffee 🙂 so easy. Interesting functionality i can preset the size of coffee cup / the amount of coffee.

If you want the white version, be aware that it’s more like cream. We bought it to match our bosch white kettle, but the difference is very noticeable. Strictly speaking, krups/nespresso should describe the colour as ‘cream’ or at least ‘warm white’ – not as described variously as ‘white’ or ‘pure white’. Such a nuisance to have to return it. Otherwise, a very compact, pleasing minimalist design.

Brews amazing coffee and so easy to use. Also i’m grateful that it doesn’t take up so much space.

Like everything about this mini coffee machine. Great value and even 20 pods thrown in for good measure. Amazon delivery was shocking but apart from that everything spot on.

  • Coffee that tastes wonderful, and easy to make in this tiny machine.
  • Brilliant coffee machine
  • Fab machine!

Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine, Black by Krups

We use it a lot for espresso and lungo. I love that is so quick to make coffee.

Especially like the separate ‘frother’ ,special ‘cappuccino’ pods not required.

My old nespresso machine died recently so was looking for a neat replacement in black. This one is small and therefore unobtrusive in our kitchen and produces the expected nespresso quality drinks. Being a small unit, it needs its water reservoir replenishing frequently but that’s the only downside.

Loving my new machine and trying out the samples. It’s fairly small, so doesn’t use up much space, though water container needs to be refilled more often but that’s to be expected when buying a mini size.

I’ve been using aeropress for a few years, and that still makes better coffee. However, it makes a bit of a mess, takes much longer, and the coffee grounds kept going stale. I bought the same starbucks espresso coffee in pod format for this machine (instead of as beans as i do for the aero press) and it’s about 90% as good while being a lot more convenient. And because the pods are each sealed individually, the coffee keeps a lot longer so you don’t end up paying that much more. What really struck my about the machine is how small and slim it is. The pictures don’t do it justice. It takes virtually no space at all, is quiet, and just works. I may still use the aero press occasionally for slightly nicer coffee but this will likely be my daily go-to now.

Good coffee and i love the colour. It is a smaller version that the one i had before so needs watering and emptying of pods more often – but it takes up less space on the worktop – so great.

Very good, makes lovely coffee, really is small and you can cheaper pods from aldi etc.

Great delivery and a great product. You can easily alter volume to meet your preferred strength of drink. Various makes of poss all work properly.

Love this does the same as the larger ones.

I bought this along with the reusable capsules – https://www. Uk/gp/product/b072q5h75wit’s compact, great for my small kitchen, easy to use, clean and makes good coffee. It comes with a selection of nespresso pods for you to try. I like the master origin ethiopian but it’s a matter of personal preference. I was concerned about waste, hence buying reusable pods but you can request a recycle bag and drop the used pods off at a collection point. Using the machine is easy, drop the pods in, press the button and go. As i said, it’s compact so large families would need to keep filling the water tank. I live on my own so 1 fill a day is sufficient.

If you can afford the expensive pods even better, but even the cheaper ones are rather good. Enjoying finding different blends. Even the mrs likes it and she’s fussy.

Elegant and functional design bundled with excellent milk frother. Ok if you are satisfied with nespresso capsules at high prices and large pack online ordering.

Great machine, very compact, makes coffee brilliantly.

Not to keen on some of the nespresso capsules but great getting a trail box so you can find your favourites.

I purchased this krups essenza mini machine after having a very disappointing experience with another make of machine supposedly capable of taking different types of pod. The krups essenza mini only uses ‘nespresso’ type pods. This thing is truly very small indeed, and it makes you think it cannot make decent coffee. After all, it looks like a toy. The mechanism is firm, and the action of lifting the lever to drop a pod into the top, then closing the lever, takes some pressure. However, you have to realise you are also piercing the pod with three spikes hidden inside the machine when you close the lever down. On the top, there are just two buttons – one for ‘espresso’ and one for ‘lungo’ coffees. They are set to deliver roughly 40ml of espresso and about 130ml of lungo. You can reprogram the buttons for a different volume if you wish, but these volumes seem about right. There is no adjustment available for temperature but i don’t think it is necessary in this case, as it is only going to be used with the nespresso type pods. In use: i fill a cup half full of milk, put it in the microwave for 80 seconds, switch on the essenza mini.

This is the third nespresso machine we have had and by far the best – saves lots of space, is sleek and well made.

It is ideal for a small kitchen. Does not take a lot of space. The water reservoir is small so not ideal if you want to a lot of coffee in one go.

Features and Spesification

  • Ultra-compact design: Very small footprint 33 cm x 8.4 cm x 20.4 cm (L x W x H), easy to place and move in the kitchen/house
  • Easy controls: Two programmable options for espresso or lungo with automatic flow-stop
  • High-tech: 19-bar high-performance pump and fast heat-up in only 25 seconds. Cable Length: 0.8 Meter
  • Thermoblock technology – the process which heats the water as required, ensuring fresh water at the ideal temperature whilst reducing the chance of scaling
  • Energy-saving: Low energy use mode auto-starts after 3 minutes, with an automatic off function after 9 minutes