Nespresso Inissia Coffee Maker

Nespresso Inissia by De'Longhi Review

A Storm of Aroma, A Rain of Flavor

By: Alicia Walters  Revised by: Mark Cambell   Last updated: Jan 20, 2024

I can say with certainty that the Nespresso Inissia coffee maker from De'Longhi offers a joyous journey of coffee discovery. This petite powerhouse brews sublime single espresso shots and lungo coffees with ease, helping coffee lovers unlock the wonders hidden within each Nespresso capsule.

The Inissia boasts a compact and charming design that not only saves counter space but also brings a modicum of joyful aesthetic to your kitchen. Its aluminum and plastic chassis feels sturdy yet light, and the flat drip tray located below collects grounds with precision. The pod holder is spring-loaded for quiet and fuss-free capsule insertion, while the 19 bar pump within delivers just the right amount of pressure to extract aromatic coffee crema from each pod.

Once a capsule is inserted and the desired coffee size is selected with the push of a button, the Inissia whirs mechanically into action. Within 30 seconds, a delicious elixir of espresso or lungo has been conjured from the magic chamber and is ready for your sensorial assessment. The warm aromas of roasted coffee beans dance happily upon the air, beckoning you to partake in the olfactory awakening. 

All in all, the Nespresso Inissia serves as a wonderful entry point for those desiring to sample the joys of espresso and unique coffee flavors without spending a small fortune. Its simplicity of use means little fuss as you focus your attention on savoring the rich palette of Nespresso capsule flavors at your fingertips. So I invite you to begin your own journey of coffee discovery with this splendid little machine from De'Longhi. The wonders that await within each aromatic cup will leave your senses smiling for hours to come.

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

Pros:

• Compact size - The slim and compact design makes it a perfect choice for small kitchens and offices. It has a small 4.3-inch footprint and stands at 8.7 inches tall.  

• Easy to use - The machine has just one simple push button to turn it on and brew coffee. There are no complicated settings to figure out. 

• Fast heat up time - The machine heats up in 25 seconds, so you can have freshly brewed coffee quickly.

• Brews espresso and lungo coffee - The machine can brew both traditional 1.35 ounce espresso shots as well as 3.7 ounce lungo coffee drinks.

• Compatible with all Nespresso pods - The machine works with all Nespresso Original Line coffee capsules.

Cons:

• Limited brew options - The machine only has one brew button, so you only have the option of brewing espresso or lungo coffee.

• Small reservoir - The 24 ounce water reservoir is relatively small so you'll have to refill it frequently if making multiple drinks. 

• Lack of advanced features - The Inissia lacks some of the features found on higher-end Nespresso machines like a programmable cup size.

• Plastic parts - Some parts of the machine like the water tank and drip tray are made of plastic, which some may see as less durable.