Long known for its dedication to coffee and quality machines, Nespresso Pixie is “Nespresso’s most technologically advanced and eco-friendly machine to date.” The Pixie offers the same stylish retro-modern design as many other members of the Nespresso family, but also offers additional user-friendly features. The Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker is a small machine that takes up no more than 4.3- by 9.2-inches of counter space, yet delivers espresso comparable — or better — than at your favorite coffeehouse. We’ve taken a peek at the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker to see what it holds for the user and what drawbacks it might have.
Price: $229-$249 (
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Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker Review
Style is something that sets Nespresso apart from competitors. There are slight variations in style between Nespresso Pixie C60 and Nespresso Picie D60, but the features and technology are the same. Upon first glance, you notice the chrome highlights in various places on the machine, most notably on the front. The drip tray and the area behind the drip tray. A chrome handle also sits in front of the spigot and adds an element of design not seen on other Nespresso models. The chrome sits nicely against the black portions of the device and makes whatever color you chose stand out even more. The available colors are red, aluminum, electric titan, electric yellow, indigo and steel blue. The aluminum, steel blue and electric yellow don’t have grooves in the side as the other colors do. Rather, they are simply solid.
Thermoblock and Pump
Nespresso has always done a fine job of making sure their machines have enough pressure to brew the perfect cup of espresso, create a pleasant aroma and leave a brilliant crema. The Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker is no exception and offers the same 19-bar pressure that is equal to or greater than some of the more expensive machines on the market today.
The thermoblock feature is also a Nespresso achievement. With the thermoblock heater, the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker heats to “optimal temperature” in less than 30 seconds. Waiting only 30 seconds for the right temperature is something all espresso makers wish they could boast, but sadly, many miss the mark.
Features and Technical Specs
- Most technologically advanced and eco-friendly machine Nespresso has out to date
- Thermoblock technology heats the water up in less than 30 seconds
- Auto Power-Off feature automatically turns the machine off after 9 minutes of non-use, saving energy and helping to
keep you safe
- Back-lit LED water level detection indicator light lets you know if you need more water
- 19-bar pressure pump delivers the ideal cup of espresso with a pleasant aroma and perfect crema
- Used capsule container holds 10 spent capsules
- Folding drip tray allows you to use a demitasse or macchiato glass
- Programmable buttons allow you to easily make your espresso
- Measures 12.8- by 4.3- by 9.2-inches
- Weighs 9 lbs.
Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker Reviews from Users
Unlike other Nespresso machines that have astounding reviews, the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker gets a 3.7 out of 5 stars from the reviewers on Amazon. This is still a good average. Negative reviews point out that the design Nespresso went with on the water reservoir needs reworked and the overall design is not up-to-par with other Nespresso machines. Leaking was also a factor in negative reviews.
Positive reviews, on the other hand, tell the same story that other Nespresso machines get. The Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker creates the perfect cup of espresso and coffee drinks and the style is cute, fashionable and modern all at the same time.
So, even if it’s a good machine, the price is still up to $249 and for $10 more you can invest in the CitiZ 110 model (read the CitiZ C110 D110 review) which is a better option that we recommend over the Pixie.
Actual customers feedback:
“[...] now I am a Pixie drinker. Thank you Nespresso.”
“19 bar of pressure! You don’t get that much in most $1500 machines. WORTH EVERY PENNY!”
“[...] I couldn’t be happier and I’ve never had coffee this good at home.”
actual user comments from Amazon