If you’re looking for rich, vibrant coffee flavour in under 5 seconds, the Nespresso lineup of machines definitely delivers. For over a quarter century, this Switzerland based company has been at the forefront of home coffee making and espresso brewing.
Not only do Nespresso’s timelessly designed coffee machines offer state of the art, advanced, yet easy to use technology, but their ingenious accessories bring out the subtleties of your preferred brew for the ultimate coffee experience.
But that’s not even the best part; Nespresso has developed a unique and exclusive technique for packaging your coffee in a hermetically sealed aluminium capsule. So in addition to offering over 900 distinct coffee aromas, the capsules provide a pressurised seal that preserves bean quality for an entire year.
But with so many different Nespresso models currently available, how do you know which one will suit your coffee brewing needs most?
We’ve compiled a comparison and reviews of two of the hottest (no pun intended) Nespresso coffee machines in the UK – The Nespresso Pixie vs Inissia. Have a look and see which one of these capsule coffee machines suits your palate.
Nespresso Pixie vs Inissia
The Nespresso Inissia is a lightweight and relatively compact (5.3 pounds or 2.7kg) coffee machine that boasts of quite the affordable price range. This is one of Nespresso’s whimsically cute machines with a curving shape and a battalion of colour options such as red, white, ivory, and black.
Much like the Pixie, the Inissia makes use of a powerful nineteen bar pump that squirts out incredibly high-quality espressos. Similarly, the 24 oz water tank lets you brew nine cups of coffee without needing a reheat.
Compared to the Pixie, Inissia is considered a budget model since it uses economical parts to cut down on price. This model is great if you’re low on money, low on space, and don’t mind a relatively cheap machine.
The Pixie model is slightly larger than the Innisia seeing that it weighs 6 pounds (2.8kg). This particular model is easy to distinguish thanks to its avant-garde aesthetic design and dual texture and colour options.
Now, while the Pixie also holds a 24 oz water tank capacity which is good for nine cups of joe, there is a slight difference. Unlike the Inissia, the Nespresso Pixie incorporates a backlight feature that alerts you when it’s time to refill the tank.
Likewise, the Pixie seems to have more parts made of steel making it sturdier and more reliable than the Inissia. A great option for anyone looking for a long lasting coffee machine.
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Introducing what is possibly one of the most popular coffee machines in its size range, the Pixie Coffee Machine by Magimix is quite the worker. Standing proud in its avant-garde design and steel construction, you can be sure that this model is in it for the long haul.
The Pixie machine boasts of elegant functionality with an extensive range of enhanced features. This includes the Nespresso 19 bar high-pressure pump that allows for barista-style results every single time. And all it takes to unlock these delicate flavours and premium aromas is just 25 seconds to hit the ideal temperature.
I know you’re dying to hear about the capsule system. Of course, the Pixie coffee machine also delivers exceptional tasting, high-quality brews thanks to the hermetically sealed Nespresso capsules that hold all the flavour and aromas together. And as an eco-friendly bonus, the capsules are recyclable.
I also can’t wind up without mentioning the one-touch buttons that can be reprogrammed for custom settings. The Pixie stands out from the Inissia when it comes to the empty water tank alert that lights up when the water capacity is running low. And with the automatic power off function, there’s no unnecessary wastage of energy.
In addition to the much smaller size of the Inissia model, it’s the significantly low price tag that immediately grabs your attention. They definitely didn’t make coffee machines this cheap in my day; and certainly not this colourful.
The Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine by Magimix comes with a minimal and compact design with an even tinier footprint. Available in a vibrant array of colours, this model fits into any interior design.
Like the above Pixie model, the Inissia also makes use of an easy to use, simple, one-touch operation and patented extraction system that delivers 19 bars of pressure. And thanks to the same perfect heat control system, all it takes is a quick 25 seconds to get your water to the ideal temperature.
You can adjust the settings to either espresso or lungo and make about 9 cups of joe without needing a refill. The Inissia model also makes use of the wildly popular Nespresso capsule system for instant enjoyment at the highest level. The energy saving mode and automatically folding drip tray that catches stray drips make for excellent additions.