Nespresso Pixie D60

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Nespresso Pixie D60
7.1 Total Score

$242.05

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  • Tiny Size
  • 19 Bar Powerful Pump
  • Convenient
  • Quick

Description and Review

Nespresso Pixie D60 Review

Overview

Another popular product based on pod technology comes in a tiny footprint but equipped with a powerful 19 bar pressure pump. The Nespresso Pixie D60 is a nice looking espresso machine housed mainly in a plastic case with some decorative metal parts. Following the philosophy convenience of pods, keeps a very simple control panel with only 2 illuminated buttons on top. These handle only the 2 available shots of espresso size.

At the back you will find a transparent tank capable of storing 24 oz. of water. Notably there is no water filter inside which means that you should definitely use solely filtered water. Finally an automatic turn off function will shut off the machine 9 minutes after completion of brewing to save energy.

Testing

Opening the chrome handle reveals the pod insertion. Just place into it your favorite pod and press the desired amount of coffee. The whole process is fast and stays below the 30 seconds mark, but there is a serious drawback. The cheap housing can’t block the high power pump’s noise which is quite distracting. Judging from the thickness of espresso crema though you can certainly assert its power output.

Making a double shot lungo requires to fold up the tray to accomodate the larger cup. This way you will not get as dark coffee as single shot because of the increased dilution. This is one of the disadvantages of pod based machines. Noticeably after brewing we observed dripping for many seconds. In case of double shot where the tray is folded, expect to have a good cleaning session of your counter.

Verdict

Tiny and sleek with a powerful pump can give you a proper espresso quickly, but some earplugs can be useful. In addition, in favor of convenience, the commitment of using exclusively pods will break your bank easily. Maybe you should save some cash and consider a more reliable model such as the Rancilio Silvia.

7.1 Total Score

Build Quality
5.5
Functions
5
Ease of Use
10
Coffee Taste
8
PROS
  • Tiny Size
  • 19 Bar Powerful Pump
  • Convenient
  • Quick
CONS
  • Very Noisy
  • Flimsy and Brittle
  • Messy Dripping

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