Nespresso latissiam Pro

Capsulated coffee machines have been hitting the high street shops of late, but what if you want the best of the best of the best? DeLonghi and Nespresso have teamed up to show just what is possible with a new Lattissima Pro, built for people who really love a good cup of coffee but also want a machine that has quality and style set at its for-front.


A new machine designed for the Nespresso range of pods, the Lattissima Pro is the new model and the most premium machine in the Nespresso range of coffee pod machines.
The water tank in the Lattissima Pro holds more water than the previous generation, which potentially translates into more cups of coffee.  Something that is different, however, is the connection port for the milk frothing system, which not only allows for the milk frother to be plugged in, but when unplugged, can also support an included hot water spout, which will dispense hot water instead of textured milk.


Controls for the machine are handled through a light-up tactile button panel, which includes three espresso varieties: ristretto, espresso, and lungo, as well as two milk-based coffee styles, letting you make cappuccino and a latte macchiato.  A hot milk option is also available, as is one for hot water when the water spout is plugged in.
Nespresso have really gone to town on making this your kitchen centre piece as the white light that is built into the Nespresso unit, lighting up the glass or cup, and the foldable drip tray


If the tech behind this gadget wasn’t enough then the look will add to that wow factor as it is encased in a brushed aluminium casing, and sporting a big water tank capable of making several cups of coffee, the machine is pretty much geared at the Nespresso lover who is going for the most convenient cup they possibly can have, with an automatic milk preparation system capable of creating a cappuccino or latte macchiato with only one button pressed.
To me this machine is like having my very own Barista but with out the £3.25 a cup price tag you would expect to pay in places like Starbucks, Costa Coffee or Caffe Nero.
Overall this is a quality, stylish machine built to last and yet will deliver the most professional cup of coffee in your home with only a push of a button.
Okay it may not be one of the cheapest machines on the retail market, but if like me, you love your coffee then only after a few cups this machine would have paid for itself compared to high street coffee house prices that I loth to pay.

Nespresso Pixie

As a company, Nespresso have made their coffee machines to look cool, trendy, slick and just oozing style but have followed one of the golden rules of business, “Do one thing, and do it well”. However you choose to put it, Nespresso machines have all pretty much stuck to doing one thing, make espresso! This newest addition to the Nespresso range, the Pixie, has slotted very nicely into the ‘Have a tiny espresso machine, will travel’ niche.


The footprint of this machine is just tiny. You can take this unit to the office, the work shed, the college recreational room, the toilet, hey even the bedroom, the options are endless! Yet it still somehow manages to pack in a walloping 19 bars of pump pressure, and heats up in just 25 seconds. It has two programmable brew size buttons, which can also be manually overridden, has an auto off feature, and a foldaway drip tray if you want to use a larger mug.
As far as ‘bells and whistles’ goes and other than a warning light that flashes when your water is low, or your coffee capsule bin is full, that is about it. The Pixie keeps things very simple, and that I believe is a huge advantage!
For all you cappuccino or latte fanatics out there, the Pixie works really well with the Nespresso Aeroccino, the unit that makes pretty decent milk froth and also heats the milk at the same time. For all those that love a nice iced coffee or a frappuccino then the Aeroccino also has a cold setting too.


For those that need a tech spec of this wonderful stylish machine then see below.

Absolutely tiny espresso pod maker measuring 12.8 x 4.3 x 9.2 inches
Comes in 6 color choices and 2 different finishes
Works exclusively with Nespresso coffee capsules
19 Bars of pressure for the creamiest espresso crema
Thermoblock heating system that dramatically reduces heating time to just 25 seconds
Improved internal system means the Pixie needs to be de-scaled 3 times less than standard machines
Choose from Espresso or Lungo size
Manual override of brew sizes
24 oz. water reservoir
Foldable drip tray to accommodate larger mug sizes
Auto power off after 9 minutes
Warning lights for ‘low water’ or ‘full capsule bin’

Nespresso gets a lot of flack from some people due to the expensive price, small variety of Nespresso coffee capsules, and having to buy your capsules through Nespresso, however I have to disagree. I find Nespresso machines some of the highest quality, best designed and beautiful coffee machines on the market. Yes, they are a bit more expensive than some, but if they produce a good consistent product, with little fuss and look great doing it, is not that worth a little more? Also, I do not find that the selection of coffee capsules is prohibitive.
Honestly, how many styles of espresso do you need?