nespresso inissia review

My Nespresso Inissia Review: Here’s What I Really Think

Honestly now does the Nespresso Inissia worth buying? It’s a single serve espresso machine that is out there for a while, and for some people makes delicious coffee and is less expensive than its entry competitors. But does it worth it to own one?

Larry Shipley

Hey there, I am Larry Shipley, I have experience as a barista, I adore espresso shots and I will write here my honest review on Nespresso Inissia espresso machine.

Well, in short if you have taken the decision to try out for your home the Nespresso capsules system, perhaps there is no better choice than the Inissia Espresso machine to start with.

Don’t you agree with me? The day can’t start rolling if you haven’t enjoyed a shot of espresso or at least a decent cup of your preferred coffee. For me, this is a morning routine that I can’t miss before starting my day. First thing in the morning for me is to turn my coffee machine on.

Others find time to go to the nearest coffee shop to grab that morning cup. But, going daily to coffee shops isn’t a time nor a money saver for anyone. So the best thing is to have in your kitchen a compact, easy to use, and clean coffee maker that will extract delicious coffee consistently.

Hold on… Are you with me on this?

Nespresso Inissia is an espresso maker that will give you quality shots of espresso every morning and will save you from the trouble to go to a coffee shop to drink decent coffee. You will save your money and your time since this single-serve espresso maker is pretty straightforward. If you’re new to the Nespresso world, then a wide range of coffee selections is available for you. 

The good news: You can go either for their own branded Nespresso capsules or not. You can find plenty of choices in Nespresso compatible capsules, which are even cheaper in most cases.

My Review: Here’s My Thoughts and Opinions On “Nespresso Inissia”

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De'Longhi Aeroccino

Price Range: Under $100

Pump: 19-bar pressure

Water reservoir: 700ml with Lid

Dimensions: H23 x W12 x D32.1cm

Drip tray: Hinged

Starter: Includes 16 Nespresso capsules

Nespresso Inissia - What is it?

If you have taken the decision to try out for your home the Nespresso capsules system, perhaps there is no better choice than the Inissia Espresso machine. It’s amazingly small, and light with a weight of just 2.4kg. Inissia is an entry-level-machines but does not lack functionality at all.

You should consider upgrading to the bundle pack of Inissia which means it includes a milk frother, the standalone Aeroccino-3. The Aeroccino-3 extends the Inissia’s limited options – espresso or lungo – to add milky beverages such as latte or cappuccino.

Nespresso capsules range is rich enough and also adds limited editions within the year. You may find plenty of compatible pods from 3dr-party companies, which gives even more extended ranges of choice for coffee. You don’t need to worry where to start since Inissia Nespresso machine includes a starter pack of 16 pods.

You may find Inissia in 4 different colors, but we reviewed the De’Longhi silver color.

Nespresso Inissia – Style and Characteristics

While the appearance of the Inissia isn’t that impressive, one feature that can’t be overlooked is its compact footprint. It’s relatively smaller than Espresso machines at this price level. It is a huge advantage for small kitchen owners since this machine is only 12cm wide.

The good thing is that its tiny dimensions haven’t affected the size of its water reservoir significantly. It’s not the biggest at 700ml, but taking into consideration the size of the device, it takes more water more than you might assume. The reservoir has a cover, which is a nice touch to prevent spillages between your tap and machine. This also indicates that it can utilize the full height at the back of the Inissia, rather than fitting in and below.

As well as a perforated detachable drip tray, there is an internal container for used capsules, so several shots can be extracted before it requires clearing. The length of the power cable is regular at 33cm, but more flexible when it comes to where it’s located.

Nespresso Inissia – Easy to use?

Getting to use the Inissia Nespresso machine is straightforward, and you can be assisted by the instructions guide – instead of text controls, everything from extracting Espresso to descaling is presented as diagrams and symbols with a key. The tricky part is that it shows the machine harder to handle than it really is. Once you’re familiar with the basics, brewing beverages with ease. There are only two switches to handle with – Espresso and Lungo, which also work as on and off – and it’s able to extract delicious Espresso in just 25 seconds after you switch it on.

Entering a Nespresso pod requires turning the front bar backward, this opens up a hole for it to drop into. Getting this into the hole needs a little bit of trainning, as some times it wasn’t in the proper position, and the bar wouldn’t lock properly. After you achieve this, it’s a case of selecting an Espresso shot or Lungo beverage – the volume of water can be adjusted – and Nespresso Inissia will stop when it is finished. Turning the bar to the back again delivers the used capsule to the used-pods container of the machine.

The drip tray is removable so it can be taken out to make more space for travel mugs. This point is worth identifying – some times while testing, coffee drops from the drip tray were spilled as it was cleared. The machine’s useful energy-saving function will turn it off if you neglect it.

The added milk frother – Aeroccino3 is same as easy to handle and quicker to warmth when compared to other models – it requires just 1 minute. Internal tagging point the fill levels for getting hot and cold frothed milk, and it’s served via a single button. While the body of the machine can’t be dipped in water for washing, the lid and whisk both disconnects to be cleaned. After washing, the whisk magnetically snaps back into position.

Nespresso Inissia – What is the quality of coffee?

The Nespresso Inissia may offer limited beverages options, but the coffee it gives is the same high quality as from the other Nespresso devices. Inissia utilizes the same powerful 19-bar pressure for its creamy shots of Espresso, and in combination with hot foamy milk from the Aeroccino3, beverages can be adjusted to your taste.

What's Included in a Nespresso Inissia

I was amazed at just how elegant and stylish the Nespresso Inissia package was… So opening the box, I found the following items:

  • Nespresso Inissia machine
  • A welcome pack containing 16 Nespresso Grands Crus capsules
  • Instruction booklet
  • Information folder

If you’re new to Nespresso world, then the welcome pack of capsules will be handy to help you decide what your coffee preferences are (Click here to see if it’s still included <<).

nespresso inissia package

Nespresso Inissia vs. Nespresso Pixie

The Nespresso Inissia and Nespresso Pixie are two remarkably similar coffee makers.

Both are utilizing the Nespresso’s OriginalLine capsules. In other words, they’re compatible with OriginalLine pods, and not with Vertuoline Nespresso system. Both capsules systems brew single shots of espresso or lungo beverages. Vertuoline is an entirely different technology featured by Nespresso which us based on barcode scanning.

Read Also >> Nespresso Vertuoline vs. Originalline

Let’s see a few other similar features.

Simple One-Touch Programmable Setting

Even though they come with only 2 pre-set volumes, these espresso makers have an excellent one-touch custom size selector. To program the Nespresso to brew a cup of espresso of your preferred size, just copy the following simple steps:

  • Put into the slot a capsule
  • Press and hold each brew button until your wanted volume has been extracted
  • The Nespresso device will program the button you used to brew that volume every time (until you modify it).

Brews Espresso & Lungo Beverages

Both Nespresso machines are pre-set to brew 1.35 ounces espresso and 3.70 ounces lungo beverages. They don’t make 8+ ounces of coffee beverages like Nespresso VertuoLine coffee makers.

Compact Design

Both of the Nespresso machines are considerably more compact and sturdy than equivalent Keurig models. They’re even smaller within the whole Nespresso range.

Note that the Nespresso Pixie and Inissia don’t have identical dimensions — this is almost the most essential difference — but related to all other single-serve, capsule-based coffee makers, these two machines are really small.

The Differences

As mentioned, Nespresso Inissia and Pixie are quite similar in characteristics, performance, and capsules extraction technology. There are only minor differences, most of which are on the design:

  • Exterior: Inissia has a plastic body, Pixie has aluminum
  • Dimensions: Pixie is a little smaller
  • Weight: Pixie is a little heavier
  • Watts: Inissia is 1,200 vs. Pixie which is 1,160
  • Placement of the Power Button: On top for Pixies and on the side for the Inissia
  • Empty Reservoir Indicator: Inissia doesn’t have, Pixie comes with a red blinking indicator

Click here to read our complete >> Nespresso Pixie review.

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Nespresso Inissia
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Nespresso Pixie

Should I grab Inissia Nespresso machine?

If you are into a pod system for a coffee maker, then Nespresso Inissia is a smart bargain. It has a fair price for what the machine has to offer, and it will match any kitchen counter. In case you take the next step and grab the bundle or Aeroccino, then you will have everything you need to enjoy Barista-grade Espresso, cappuccino or latte at the convenience of your home. Check out the warranty period and be sure before buying that you like flavor, taste, and quality of Nespresso coffee.

Check the following video on how to program Nespresso Inissia. 

Nespresso Inissia Final Verdict

The Inissia might not make an award for the stylish design, yet is small, compact and easy to carry, clean and use. I consider it to have a high place in the best Nespresso machine list.

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