Christmas mornings can be a lot more enjoyable with a cup of cocoa for the little ones and a surge of caffeine for the adults. For anyone who has got a sweet spot for espresso, unboxing a Nespresso machine would be the ultimate treat. Right now, it doesn’t matter if you’ve pushed shopping to the last minute as Amazon is not only letting you save up to $100 on a DeLonghi Nespresso espresso machine but is also guaranteeing it arrives before Christmas.
Having limited space on your countertop will not be an issue with the compact dimensions of DeLonghi’s CitiZ. It has even earned itself a Red Dot Design award as it seamlessly packs innovative technology in a timeless and user-friendly package. Weighing only nine pounds, it is astounding how they managed to squeeze in a 19-bar high-pressure pump that faultlessly extracts all those delicate flavors whereas typical espresso machines only hit the subpar standard of 7 to 9 bars. All you have to do is insert a Nespresso capsule, choose among the two programmable cup sizes for espresso (1.35 ounces) or lungo (2.75 ounces), and voila, the perfect in-cup result.
You won’t want to leave your kitchen once you get a whiff of all the exciting aromas of a robust cup of java. The best part about is that you wouldn’t have to wait so long with a fast heat-up system that reaches the ideal brewing temperature in as little as 25 seconds. And if you’re forgetful, the CitiZ is smart enough to switch itself off after 9 to 30 minutes of inactivity, depending on its settings.
A tedious clean up will be the least of your concerns as most of the components are detachable including the 24-ounce water tank. You’ll have enough coffee in your system before you’ll need a refill and its internal receptacle lets you dispose of around 9 – 11 used capsules in bulk instead of needing to throw them out one by one. Usually listing for $249, Amazon sweetens this deal with a $100 discount that makes it available for only $149.
The Essenza Mini is even smaller than the CitiZ but in no way is that a bad thing. Its simple operation is useful for when you’re not quite awake and you’d still be able to look forward to the kick of espresso (1.35 ounces) or lungo (2.7 ounces) in the morning. And since this is packaged with the Aerocinno3 Milk Frother, you’d be just as able to sate your craving for creamier blends like a latte or a cappuccino.
You’re also in store for a fast heat-up time of only 30 seconds and a 19-bar high-pressure pump that will consistently guarantee coffee-shop quality results within minutes. It may be single-serve but then its 20.3-ounce water tank would have enough reserved for you to have had as many as 5 – 6 capsules before needing to go for a refill. The intuitive espresso machine is equipped with an automatic energy-saving function that switches it to eco-mode after 3 minutes of inactivity and turns off after 9 minutes, so you can sit back and savor every sip.
More than a machine you can tinker with, DeLonghi’s Essenza Mini as with all Nespresso machines comes with a complementary welcome set of 16 Grand Cru capsules. Safe to say, you’d have more or less an idea of what to order when your supply runs out.
Have delectable homebrews everyday for just $140 instead of $199 on Amazon.
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