Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee and Espresso Machine

Last updated: July 18, 2023

With just the touch of one button, you'll have a delicious cup of coffee in your hands in 30 seconds. The espresso machine is powerful, with 19 bars of pressure, and adjustable, with two available cup sizes. The unit also has an energy-saving mode button that will automatically turn the machine off after 9 minutes of non-use.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: You won't need a degree to figure out this espresso machine, as it's made with a simple one-touch operation.

In our analysis of 51 expert reviews, the Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee and Espresso Machine placed 5th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

With Essenza Mini, Nespresso and De’Longhi have delivered the most compact machine yet – without any compromise on taste. Offering 2 programmable cup sizes. The Essenza Mini machine creates perfect coffee just the way you like it. Choose from 3 colors to fit your style and space. It’s the small machine that opens up the whole world of Nespresso Coffee.Performance: Create a barista-style coffee or espresso drinks every time, thanks to our one-touch operation and extraction system which delivers up to 19 bars of pressure. Size: Discover the newest and smallest ever single-serve espresso maker from Nespresso by De’Longhi, without compromising on exceptional coffee and espresso moments. This compact espresso machine is effortlessly portable and features a sleek design and modern smooth lines, allowing it to fit into anywhere saving valuable counter space. Energy efficient coffee machine: In just one touch, the water reaches the ideal serving temperature in under 30 seconds and an energy saving mode automatically switches off the machine after 9 minutes. Complimentary gift: Each espresso machine includes a Nespresso original capsule welcome kit with a range of capsules with unique aroma profiles. Input power (W): 1150 Versatility: Adjustable cup size with two programmable espresso (1.35 ounce) and Lungo (5 ounce) buttons making Essenza Mini a great coffee maker for all you single-serve coffee needs. Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee drinks.

Our Expert Consultant

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.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

If you are like me with many kitchen appliances on the kitchen tabletop, you will love this espresso maker too. With such a small size and a light weight of 5.1 pounds, you can even choose to store it away in the cupboard after use. In fact, you can even bring this portable Nespresso espresso maker on travel.
It has a sleek minimalist design and promises easy operation that delivers full-bodied flavor in every cup, along with a strong aroma and rich crema.
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The Essenza Mini makes the same espresso as $400 Nespresso machines but has a smaller footprint and no unnecessary features.

What reviewers didn't like

Its water tank can only hold up to 0.6 litres. No doubt this will still make you a number of espressos. But when you are serving guests, you may have to make a few trips to the sink to refill your water.
The Essenza Mini has a smaller waste reservoir and a less flexible drip tray.
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And in exchange for its compact size, the Essenza Mini has a 20.3-ounce water tank and and a reusable tray that can accommodate just six capsules, the smallest of any Nespresso machine.
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