Nespresso C100T Essenza Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine, Titan Grey Review

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					        Nespresso C100T Essenza Single-Serve Automatic
             Espresso Machine, Titan Grey Review

Single serve brewers are relatively new-kids-on-the-block in the landscape of personal
coffee brewing solutions. These upstarts promise one-touch convenience with no
compromise on the quality of the beverage, delivering gourmet brews at a button-press,
with infallible consistency.

The principle of operation is simple – a pod with a payload of coffee (some models have
options of tea and/or chocolate) is popped into a compartment. All that’s required next is
the touch of a button and a perfect cup is ready… in seconds!

Nespresso is the brand name of the famed Nestle company, one of the pioneers of such
countertop coffee systems and the Essenza is their entry-level model.

Features:

       1200-watt
       19 Bar pressure pump; ThermoBlock
        heating system; electronic temperature
        regulation.
       Backlit coffee button.
       Semi-automatic ejection of used capsule.
       Capsule Container for 12-14 used
        Capsules.
       0.9 liter/30.4oz removable water tank.
       1-year limited warranty

Specifications:

       Color : Titanium Grey
       Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.5 x 11.5
        inches;
       Weight: 8.6 pounds


Form:

Prima facie, the Essenza C100T has an interesting appearance of an upright clothes-iron.
The design is flowing and the finishing, elegant. The shape deviates considerably from that
of a typical coffee maker, with pleasing results. The color, Titanium Grey, allows it to blend
in unobtrusively, in any kitchen décor. A functional handle aids in maneuverability.

Function:

The Essenza, categorized by its makers as a Compact Brewing Unit, is equipped with
technology enabling it to perform the best possible extraction of flavors from the proprietary
Nespresso capsules. Operation is ridiculously simple – fill with water, turn it on, enter the
espresso capsule and press the button.
Internally, the capsule is puncture and water heated to 187° and 196°, and pressurized to
19 Bar is channeled through the capsule. This ensures even soaking of the coffee grounds
and full carriage of flavor and aroma through to the cup.Theespresso delivered is excellent
with a silky crema. Excess water is flushed to ensure a fresh flow for every serving. The
spent capsule is automatically removed from the chamber.

Clearly the forte of this contraption is its outstanding convenience. No measuring coffee
grounds, no replacing filter, no waiting. It provides a classic espresso when called upon.
Truly a dark knight in shining or matte armor.

Earlier the biggest downside was that coffee capsules were exclusively provided by
Nespresso, but that has changed in the last few years with Nespresso-compatible capsules
being sold under other brands. This has led to a greater variety of coffees and the
aficionado need not worry about a lack of choice.

Newer refillable capsules allow the machine to be loaded with a coffee blend of personal
preference.

Pros:
       One-touch operation
       Consistently great espresso
       Handy
       Easy to clean
       Variety of blends for different tastes
       2 default serving sizes : espresso, 4oz. ‘lungo’ with programmable volume

Cons:
       Capsules are expensive
       Mildly noisy
       Needs regular cleaning
       Can only accommodate cup-size containers
       Tad noisy
       Difficult to repair if damaged

Conclusion:

For a coffee addict looking for a first single-serve machine, the Nespresso C100T Essenza
is the ideal companion. This machine serves up magnificent espressos time-after-time and
the minor drawbacks are easily forgotten. Highly recommended.

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