I can remember the first time I started to really enjoy coffee. I was in high school and working in a local coffee shop. It was there that I learned not just how to make coffee but all about the art behind craft coffees and espresso. Since then, John and I both have developed a deep love towards really good coffee.
Now if you come to my house and ask for a cup of coffee, you’ll receive a plethora of different brewing methods. I think in the years of my coffee drinking, I’ve tried them all….drip, french press, Krueig, pour over, etc. and each one I like for different reasons and occasions. But even more than the method, I believe in the quality of the coffee or espresso is what truly goes into making a really good cup.
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out a Nespresso Inissia machine and their line of gourmet espressos.
I have heard great things about these machines but truthfully, I’ve never really considered buying one since coffee capsules are not my absolute favorite way of drinking coffee. I often think they can taste a little too watered down. But the reviews for the Nespresso Inissia were all so good so I decided to give it a try.
First and foremost, I loved how simple this machine was to setup and use. From the box to the counter, all I needed to do was plug it in and run it through a quick clean cycle.
As for the espresso, I had several great options to choose from.
I loved that each of the boxes included the intensity level, which is something I often look for in my coffee. Personally, I’m more of a 9 or 10 where John sides more on the lower side.
These gourmesso coffee capsules are small but mighty. I simply inserted one into the machine, pressed the brewing button and in a matter of seconds, I had a creamy, hot, delicious cup of espresso.
I prefer to drink my espresso black and truthfully, this machine creates such a luxurious texture that you really don’t need much else, but if you enjoy a little cream in your espresso, try my DYI: Dairy Free Coffee Creamer for a nice addition.
I have to say, I was really impressed with the Nespresso Inissia.
It is the perfect machine to have when I need a small cup of pick-me-up in the afternoons but don’t feel like running out or spending money on a gourmet cup at a coffee shop.
If you currently have a Nespresso machine and are looking to purchase compatible capsules for Nespresso®* machines, Gourmesso (what I used above) has a great selection online.
So I’d love to hear what method of coffee you enjoy the most? Have you tried a Nespresso machine? What are your thoughts?