There are a vast number of Nespresso coffee machines on the market. The Nespresso CitiZ stands somewhere in the middle, with the base model retailing for £160 and the pricier CitiZ and Milk version adding milk frothing to the menu for £209.
What you need to know
- Uses standard Nespresso pods
- 25 second warm-up time
- 19 bar brewing pressure
- 1 litre water tank
- 12 capsule bin capacity
- Auto shut-off after 9 minutes
- Dimensions: 13 x 27.8 x 37.2cm (WDH)
- Weight: 3.31kg
What do you get for the money?
There are two versions of the basic CitiZ: the original was made by Krups and the newer version is built by Magimix. The only obvious difference is visible in the design: the Krups’ front panel is peppered with holes while the Magimix opts for horizontal lines. It is worth shopping around, however. At the time of writing, prices ranged from as little as £120 for the Krups model right up to £180 for a shiny chrome-panelled Magimix version.
The basic CitiZ capsule machine is incredibly sleek. The glossy exterior and chrome cup holder have a premium look and feel and its small worktop footprint will be ideal for smaller kitchens. For longer coffees, the cup shelf can be folded up and drip tray removed, giving you enough space to accommodate glasses and mugs of up to 130mm in height.
Despite its tiny stature, there’s a generous 1 litre water tank at the back and the bin inside holds 12 used capsules before it needs emptying.
What type of coffee can I make in it?
The CitiZ is compatible with any of the classic Nespresso capsules you can buy online and in-store, as well as third party capsules that are labelled Nespresso compatible. It’s not compatible with Vertuo capsules, however.
It makes two sizes of black coffee, Espresso (40ml) and Lungo (110ml), and the fast 25-second heat-up time and simple one-touch buttons means you go from pod to cup in not much more than a minute.
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