Whether it’s for you or to give as a gift, there are some great deals on my favorite Nespresso products happening right now!
It’s Black Friday and finally time to buy a Nespresso machine. And don’t just think Chanukah – these make great wedding gifts, too.
Here’s a bit of general information about Nespresso. They have two lines of machines and capsules. The original line makes espresso shots and slightly larger lungo espresso shots. These are the basis for lattes and cappuccinos.
The Vertuoline machines work with two different sized capsules – coffee capsules which make a full size cup of coffee, and espresso capsules which make the same shots as the original line (though the capsules are not interchangeable). Original line capsules are significantly cheaper than Vertuoline capsules, so if you’re gifting this machine to a young couple, take that into consideration.
The two machines I own and can review personally are the CitiZ (with milk) and the Pixie. The Citiz is my workhorse machine that I use daily. It’s been working perfectly for 5+ years and if it would stop, I’d order a new one the same day. I have a Pixie machine for Pesach. This one makes espresso just as well as the CitiZ, but it is slower. If you’re tight on space, this is a great option, but there’s one thing about it that I really don’t like. The platform that’s supposed to hold the smaller espresso cup does not stay flipped up on its own and a disposable hot cup is not strong enough to hold it in place until it’s full. For the two weeks I use it over Pesach, it’s not a big deal, but it’s annoying enough that when I ordered a machine for my studio, I went for the bigger CitiZ again. In a fun red color, because why not??
Now, on to my favorite capsules. Different moods call for different coffees! I always keep a variety on hand but these are my top five:
Linizio Lungo is my favorite for iced coffee. I mix my milk and sweetener, add ice and then brew two of these capsules over it. Perfect every time.
Fortissio Lungo is my go to for a stronger latte. It’s a bold flavor that balances well with something sweet on the side.
Colombia is an espresso sized capsule that I brew as a lungo for a light afternoon coffee that’s enjoyable on its own.
Vivalto Lungo Decaffeinato is my decaf afternoon option if I’ve missed my 3PM cutoff time.
On top of the Black Friday discount on machines, and the bonus capsule dispenser that is included, there are also a couple of deals on the capsules themselves. Use code Black19 for a free travel mug when you order 15+ sleeves. The code Friday19 is the one I would use for a free frother when you order 30+ sleeves. You can never have too many capsules and the free frother is a great gift if you don’t need it for yourself!