Nestle Nespresso EN80B Adjustable Automatic Espresso Machine

Last updated: December 27, 2021

Nestle Nespresso EN80B Adjustable Automatic Espresso Machine

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We looked at the top Espresso Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Espresso Machine you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 51 expert reviews, the Nestle Nespresso Adjustable Automatic Espresso Machine placed 17th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Compact, lightweight and equipped with an ergonomic handle, the Nespresso Inissia by De’Longhi is a smart little machine to make your life easier and fit perfectly into any interior design. Simple to use, it offers an impeccable barista-style coffee every time, thanks to its simple, one-touch operation and patented extraction system which delivers up to 19 bar pressure. A fast-heat up time means the water reaches the ideal temperature in just 25 seconds, while a folding drip tray allows for taller recipe glasses and an energy saving mode automatically switches the machine off after 9 minutes to make your life easier. Each machine includes a welcome set with a variety of Nespresso capsules containing individual aromas.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

The Inissia pulls the most convenient shot of all the machines we tested and requires virtually no cleanup.
However, the good part is that the Inissia warms up and makes coffee in roughly two minutes, requiring your minimum input.
It’s also one of the most budget-friendly Nespresso coffee makers, meaning your morning cup of joe won’t force you to break the bank.
A lightweight machine capable of economically making a variety of coffee and milk infused beverages.

What experts didn't like

However, since it uses relatively expensive Nespresso capsules it ends up in the middle of the pack in terms of lifetime cost.
Still, even if this is not a significant upfront investment, the Nespresso capsules are pretty costly. And, in the long run, the costs add up (this goes for every k-cup based brewer).
A bit on the noisey side when brewing

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Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Overview

A good cup of coffee goes beyond merely helping you wake up in the morning. For many, it’s an indulgence. Whether you rush through the Starbucks drive-thru on the way to work or meet up with friends once a week at your favorite indie coffee shop, few things can compare to the taste of a freshly-brewed gourmet cup of coffee.

But high-end coffee doesn’t have to come from a café. There are now espresso machines on the market that will brew up that perfect cup of coffee in your very own kitchen.

“A high-quality espresso machine is going to be an investment, but if you are using it once or twice a day, the savings really add up,” notes our resident kitchen expert Julie Chernoff, member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, dining editor of Better magazine and food journalist. “Think about how much money you’ve shelled out to Starbucks over the years!”

But espresso machines vary just as much in features as they do in price. It can feel overwhelming as you read up on these seemingly complicated machines, but they’re generally built to be easy to use.

One thing to think about as you consider espresso machines is whether you want the beautiful latte art you see at your favorite coffee shop. The key to creating hearts and other random shapes is in the steam wand, which you can buy separately. However, some espresso makers include an attached wand, which will keep it all in one place. You’ll still need to practice to keep up with professionals, but at least you’ll have the tools necessary to get started.

Price is also a consideration. You can find a bare-bones espresso machine that’s very affordable or splurge on a top-of-the-line model. The goal should be to find the espresso maker that fits your own preferences and decide if the extras are worth spending more.

“The most important question is, will you use it consistently?” Chernoff says. “If this is your first espresso machine, I might recommend starting with a smaller unit to get the hang of it and see what kind of usage it gets before committing to one of the more professional machines.”

Among the features that are most important to coffee lovers is the ability to control the beverage that comes out. Some machines will allow you to adjust the strength of the shot in each cup, while others build in temperature control to give you precisely the warmth you need. If you want to make specialized drinks like cappuccinos and macchiatos, you’ll need to look for a machine that offers that feature as well. Additionally, note whether the machine in question offers the capacity you want, so it doesn’t feel like you’re always having to refill the water.

Once you’ve squared away the functionality of an appliance, you’ll need to think about how it fits with your own home décor. In general, espresso makers can be fairly large, so make sure you measure the counter space and choose one that fits. You should also consider the color and style of the espresso machine and select a model that matches your existing design aesthetic. After you’ve taken all these factors into consideration, you’ll be able to narrow it down to the perfect espresso maker to fit your own needs.

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