Nespresso puts the coffee capsules or pods under a pressurized flow of water to extract the best of coffee flavors, taste, and aroma. Having said that, Nespresso CitiZ is the prime product from DeLonghi coffee machine manufacturer. The CitiZ is a combination of stylish color scheme, lightweight body, quality brewing, affordable price, and ease of operation.
On the contrary, we have described some factors in this review regarding the functioning and quality of the machine you need to see prior to getting a CitiZ home.
About Nespresso CitiZ
Starting with the Nespresso CitiZ coffee maker, this machine reaches to the markets via three different ways. There are three brands namely Breville, DeLonghi, and Magimix which sell the CitiZ coffee maker.
Generally, there are minute changes in the exterior feature of the machines of different brand tags. Moreover, individual brands have made the external changes keeping the functioning of the Nespresso-maker core components as it is. Also, the coffee experience from all of these machines has negligible difference.
Therefore, we reached down to rating the best product as the DeLonghi amongst these coffee makers because of its cheapest price tag. By the way, no one wants to spend more unnecessarily on similar machines. Generally, the prices of all these Nespresso-makers have a neck to neck battle with minor difference between them all.
How Does Nespresso CitiZ Work?
Nespresso is the product line of the Nestle brand which enjoys the hard-earned patent of this technology. A scientist of Nestle patented the new coffee extraction technology and later established the subsidiary brand of Nestle by the name Nespresso.
Adding to the fact, Nespresso receives its name from the popular conventional brewing method named espresso. As Nespresso also uses a pressurized flow of water through the tightly packed coffee for its extraction like the espresso.
In the same manner, we shall consider the Nespresso machine which uses the coffee capsules as a substitute of the portafilter in the espresso machine. The coffee pods also contain the tightly packed finely ground coffee.
Further, the extraction pump of the CitiZ pressurizes the water at almost 19 bar pressure. In the same manner, the water will firstly, the water will pass through the heating element and later towards the coffee capsules. In fact, the pump will process the precise volume of water to pass through the Nespresso capsule. However, irrelevant of any coffee you command either the espresso or lungo a coffee pod will be used.
In fact, the machine will use about 1.35-ounce water and a coffee pod to make an espresso. On the other hand, the machine will use about 5-ounces of water and a coffee pod to make a lungo. Hence, you will have to reload a coffee pod after brewing the shot.
Nespresso CitiZ With Milk Frother Types
Nespresso produces this machine and sells it under three different brand names we mentioned above. Hence, to start with the types of CitiZ, you won’t be surprised to learn there any different types of CitiZ machine despite three different brands are selling them.
You can find slight differences in their exterior yet no changes on the inside. Therefore, every Nespresso CitiZ you see on the market is similar even if they belong to different brands.
Nespresso Aeroccino is the milk frothing machine which is included CitiZ in the deal at about a staggering 40% discounted price than the original price. It means buying the Nespresso CitiZ and milk frother will get substantially cheaper.
Having said that, getting the combo of CitiZ and Aeroccino is always preferred machine because of its ease of convenience. You can read more about the Aeroccino in the next section.
Nespresso CitiZ Review
The Nespresso CitiZ is the coffee maker brewing the coffee like any other espresso machine but never requires cleaning, tamping errands. Generally, you neither require the regular coffee grounds nor the beans.
More or less, all of us know about the construction and working of the Nespresso machine. You already know about the machine after reading the previous section.
The best part of getting the Nespresso CitiZ espresso machine is to get rid of the cleaning errands. Because here you don’t need the coffee grounds, tamping, cleaning the portafilter, dumping the used coffee puck, and what not. In fact, if you consider getting the coffee from the coffee shop, then you will be inviting the possibilities of waiting lines, expensive bills, and inconsistent taste.
On the contrary, the Nespresso is the one-click operating machine delivers the perfect espresso shot in no time. As the matter of fact, you can froth the milk and brew simultaneously with Nespresso CitiZ and milk frother.
Coming to the Nespresso CitiZ machine, this is a convenient machine which has some surprise elements packed in the box. Moreover, the coffee people are keen on these elements and so are the people who want a hassle-free coffee every morning. However, this machine despite being the semi-automatic type will cost you some fortune for its quality.
Generally, the Nespresso machines have a heavy-duty extraction pump tuned to produce about 19 bar of pressure. Along with that, the Nespresso CitiZ chrome elements and the coffee caps will add to the overall budget.
Nevertheless, the Nespresso CitiZ machine is the sheer example of an affordable coffee maker which brews consistent coffee. In fact, you will get to know about the individual components in detail in the upcoming section of the Nespresso CitiZ review.
Pros/Cons of Using Nespresso Citiz
The Nespresso CitiZ has many positive points yet there are some areas where this machine could have been better. We have listed all the praise-worthy features and the ones which do not meet the expectations of the users.
The Nespresso CitiZ is the coffee maker meant for the people wish to pay a considerable amount for convenience and fast brewing. Because the CitiZ brews fast, hardly requires cleaning, does not need crucial preparation like grinding and tamping.
On the other hand, this machine is the best if you want a perfect espresso shot at a touch of a button. Also, this will not require you to learn to brew yourself.