Crew Review: Nespresso Pixie

While not utterly elfin, the small footprint and diminutive size of Nespresso’s newest kid on the block will please anyone who has cramped countertops and wants super clean-n-easy espresso at home. The core functionality hasn’t changed, just the case design, and Gail walks us through the features, functionality and demonstrates making a shot on this tiny soldier.

4 comments for “Crew Review: Nespresso Pixie

  1. Bob Van Landeghem
    July 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I fell in love with you two free spirits after watching all of your videos. I return to watch a couple of them just to lift my spirits when I’m down in the dumps. I finally ended up buying the reconditioned Saeco Taleo touch on Saturday and can’t wait to fire it up on the 14th. Keep up the good work ladies.

    • Kat
      July 11, 2011 at 9:26 am

      What a great compliment! So glad that you have been enjoying the videos :) Please let me know if you need anything once you get your Talea up and running!! :)

      - Kat

  2. Jeff
    November 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Hi can you guys explain exactly what this thing does? I know it make espresso, but does it also make coffee? Am i buying an espresso maker or it also does coffee?

    Thanks so much

    Jeff

    • Kat
      November 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

      It will make basically an Americano — espresso with water added. You can do a ‘crema coffee’ but running the shot longer, too, adding more water through the extraction than you might use for a standard Lungo.

      Drip coffee has a lot more caffeine in it as the water is in contact with the coffee for much longer than during an espresso extraction, so there are flavor differences between drip coffee and an Americano. However, if you’re looking for something that has the volume of drip coffee but is smoother and often less bitter, then an Americano is a great choice and this machine can produce that for you.

      Let me know if you have any other questions – thanks!
      Kat

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