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Nespresso Essenza Mini by Breville Review

The Pint-Sized Powerhouse 

Why I was Impressed With The Nespresso Essenza Mini 

By: Alicia Walters  Revised by: Mark Cambell  Last updated: Jan 14, 2024

After reviewing dozens of espresso machines over the years, the Nespresso Essenza Mini truly surprised me with its compact yet mighty performance. This petite pod machine packs a punch of flavor and ease into a footprint smaller than a sheet of letter paper. It is the smallest and most affordable nespresso machine, but it doesn't compromise on quality or taste. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to love.

Measuring only 4.3 x 8 x 12.8 inches and weighing under 8 pounds, the Essenza Mini is perfect for tight countertops and quick morning brews. It has only two buttons: one for espresso (0.84 oz) and one for lungo (1.35 oz). You simply fill the removable water tank with fresh water, insert a Nespresso capsule of your choice, press the button, and voila! You have a delicious cup of coffee in less than 30 seconds. And despite its diminutive stature, it still features a  19-bar aluminum pump capable of extracting rich crema from Nespresso capsules. Crema city! The espresso oozes from the spout with thick yet even crema coating the surface - a telltale sign of a proper extraction.

With over 30 Nespresso varieties to choose from, you'll never grow tired of the taste combinations and taste range from mild to intense, from fruity to nutty, from light to dark. You can also try the limited edition capsules that Nespresso releases seasonally or for special occasions. Plus, cleaning is a breeze with a removable water tank and drip tray that are both dishwasher safe.

To sum things up, the Nespresso Essenza Mini shows that good things can come in small packages. It delivers rich espresso and crema in an adorable appliance that's perfect for small spaces and quick morning cups. If you value simplicity, variety and quality espresso over a tangle of buttons and menus, the pint-sized Essenza Mini may just earn a permanent place on your countertop.

So what are you waiting for? Order yours today and start brewing some magic. You deserve it.