Review and rating for Nespresso CitiZ and Milk Espresso Machine, a single serve coffee machine that produces gourmet-quality coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, read the review.
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Review
- Reviewed by: Dino B.
- Published on: April 14, 2014
- Last modified: August 21, 2015
- QualityEditor: 100%
- PriceEditor: 80%
- OverallEditor: 95%User: 100%
Nespresso CitiZ is probably one of the best coffee machines I have owned, I chose the model with milk since I wanted to make sure I can do cappuccinos and lattes, but espresso is what I enjoy the best. I had bought a Tassimo machine few years ago but there is no comparison. The quality and taste of coffee is very different. The coffee pours at perfect temperature for drinking with adequate foam and their selection of coffees are excellent but skimpy on decaffeinated. Nespresso only carries three decaffeinated pods and all their special flavors they introduce are always with caffeine. The milk unit makes wonderful foamy milk warm and cold and another whip included creates quality foam for cappuccinos.
The Nespresso CitiZ is easy to use it provides you with espresso size and lungo which is larger cup size. Basically you place a pod in the top section and place a cup and under the spout and select from two buttons to make the coffee. The milk container can prepare either cold or warm milk. It swirls the milk around aerating for perfect foamy texture. Nespresso machine has an automatic standby after 30 minutes and a 60 second heating cycle. It has retro modern look and comes in a few colors, black, red and white. The model with milk has a bottom tray and room where not only the milk heater stands but a try to put cups or sugar bowl. It is about 9.5 inches by 14.5 inches and about 11 inches high. It definitely does not take too much space and it looks good if you have counter space. And if you are interested in just espresso and coffee without the milk unit the machine has a much smaller footprint and does not take more space than let's say a blender.
The unit has a drawer for the old capsules where you can empty and wash easily and it has a folding shelf for smaller cups. The tray below also separates so you can wash and clean it. In the United States you have to get Nespresso capsules that are available online as well as from Nespresso boutiques. However, in Europe you also have access to other compatible brands which gives you even wider selection. I usually bring some with me when I travel to Europe. The selection of coffees are pretty good and they introduce special flavors on occasions some on limited time basis. There are other models to smaller and larger some that have the milk unit combined if that is something you prefer.
You can also find great recipes on nespresso.com site to make special types of lattes and cappuccinos. The coffees come in 12 intensities and flavors of coffees from different regions of the world. Nespresso also provides a de-scaler package where you can use it every few months to cleanup the system thoroughly for optimum use as well as longevity of the machine. I have had my Nespresso machine for over two years use it on a constant basis and have not had any issues whatsoever.
Perfect coffee at the right temprature Easy to use with auto standby Good service and good selection of coffees
Limited decaffeinated selection Only can use Nespresso pods in the U.S.