Review – Nespresso Essenza Mini | ★★★★★

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This review is not sponsored or endorsed in any way.


A couple of weeks ago, while we were wandering around Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, we decided to treat ourselves to a bit of an impulse buy.
We bought ourselves a new Nespresso coffee machine!
And woah, was it a bargain!

We ended up buying one of the entry level machines, the Essenza Mini in White, which was on offer for £59.99 (down from £89.99) along with an Aeroccino4 milk frother for £60.
So a total of £119.99 for all that.
Ok, not bad!

But then that’s when the bargains started coming thick and fast.
At the till, they gave us a voucher giving us the first month coffee subscription for free, so that was worth £25. (We bought 100 coffee capsules with that when we got home)
They also then gave us a huge box of 100 capsules for free, plus some free samples to try.

Ignoring the frother, we just bought a brilliant little coffee machine and 200+ coffee capsules for £59.99! #Bargain.

It works brilliantly, and makes fantastic coffees. The decaf ones are also surprisingly good!

After a bit of a Nespresso crash course, along with a little research online, and we learned that all Nespresso machines use the same basic mechanism inside, meaning the only real difference in many of the machines is the exterior. So there’s no real difference in the taste of the coffee, even if you get a cheaper machine.

In my opinion the coffee the Nespresso machines make is far better than their rivals, Dolce Gusto and Tassimo, however Nespresso do focus purely on coffee and don’t offer any sort of milk or chocolate pods at all like the other brands do. But that’s the reason you’d ideally want a milk frother to go with your machine, to get that proper latte with real milk, as opposed to the powdered milk pods you’d get with Tassimo and Dolce Gusto. (Nothing wrong with those! Just my preference)

I would recommend the Nespresso Essenza Mini to anyone who loves coffee, especially if you can get one at the same price.
It’s still on sale with the same offer at the time of writing (05/08/2020) if you’re tempted!

The Nespresso pods are a little on the pricey side unfortunately if you’re big coffee drinkers like us. However, we’ve found that the Aldi coffee capsules are just as good as the real ones from Nespresso, and they are literally a third of the price.

All in all, the Nespresso Essenza Mini is a great coffee machine and it worth every penny of the £89.99 price tag, and even better if you can find it on special offer.

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