One of the most talked about Nespresso machines, the Nespresso citiz, is the best single cup coffee maker I have had the pleasure to test.
This single cup coffee brewer is very impressive, and the espresso that was brewed with this single cup coffee machine tasted fresh, with a wonderful crema on top.
Besides looking great in any décor (you can order yours in 3 colors plus special edition graphics) the reason I placed this single cup coffee brewer above all others is:
- Cost comparison
- How easy it is to use
- The taste of the Nespresso coffees
Nespresso machines use a very high-pressure to extract the best flavor from your chosen coffee capsule, (19 bar) much higher than other similar single cup coffee brewers.
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The results are a better tasting coffee, and a pure crema on top (crema is the essence of a wonderful espresso). This assures that each brew has optimum flow of water through the grounds resulting in more taste and aroma.
How to make a single cup of coffee with the Nespresso CitiZ
Most single cup coffee makers are fairly simple to use. You just place the capsule or pod of coffee into the machine and push a button. What is different about the Nespresso espresso machines are … how quiet they are.
The CitiZ model of Nespresso machines holds a full 1 liter of water, so that you can brew up to 10 cups of your favorite brew without refilling the water reservoir.
Because the Nespresso machines are part of the Nestle company, the Nestle coffee machine, and partnered with Delonghi coffee makers, you get the experience from both established companies poured into your Nespresso espresso machine.
What type of coffee can I use in my CitiZ ?
Nespresso capsules come in a wide range of flavors and coffee types. Additionally, you can request a special blend or type of coffee, if you have a favorite that is not already in the Nespresso capsules line.
I have seen off-brand empty capsules for sale on eBay that appear to work with the Nespresso CitiZ and other Nespresso machines, but I have not tried them out yet.
Ordering Nespresso capsules is really easy online. They are fast shipped to your order, for one small flat fee. What that means is that you can order a surplus without paying extra for shipping.
Nespresso milk frother
The best type of milk frother is the one that you can order with or purchase separately, made by Nespresso.
This particular type of frother, an aerolatte type of aeration of your milk makes a creamy, yummy thick and wonderful froth.
You will find that it is much creamier than milk that is merely steamed.
When you combine both the CitiZ and the Nespresso milk frother, you have nearly endless possibilities for milk based coffee recipes at the touch of a button.
Even if you choose another brand of single cup coffee makers, I would still recommend getting the Nespresso Aeroccino to compliment your coffees.