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Nespresso Flavor Blends Capsules Review - Essenza C100 Automatic Espresso Coffee Maker - Best Christmas Gifts 2011

Updated on September 14, 2011

Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso Coffee Maker

In today's world a barrista has reached rock star status for many. It seems everyone loves a great cup of coffee in the morning. While you can't give that barrista give the gift of a great cup of coffee with minimal fuss and effort. Coffee lovers are drawn to the Nespresso Essenza C100 Automatic Espresso Maker. Ideal for Christmas and birthday gifts.

The Swiss designed Espresso maker has drawn plaudits from coffee connoisseurs around the world. George Clooney represents the sophistication of Nespresso and no doubt female admirers. Waking up to a perfect cup of espresso with its magical aroma and flavor of the café has made the Nespresso Essenza one of the top gifts for men and women in 2011. The espresso machine also comes with an Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother for your Cappuccino and Lattes.

Nespresso's premium coffee capsules

The Nespresso Essenza C100 uses Nespresso's premium coffee capsules with the renowned locked-in freshness. For maximum quality and taste the innovative Thermoblock technology is used which guarantees precise temperature control and coffee making. The convenience of the capsules for the perfect espresso is priceless.

You get no mess, no guesswork and you aren’t forking out $5.00 for a cuppa from Starbucks every morning. You get to sample some of the 16 Grand crus or flavors from Nespresso. Twelve capsules are included with the espresso maker so you can first hand enjoy the benefits, sensory rivalries and particularities of each blend. All in the convenience of your own home with no mess.

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Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso Maker and Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother
Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso Maker and Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother | Source
New Nespresso Flavors Range
New Nespresso Flavors Range | Source

Perfect Nespresso Coffee Capsules

You don’t have to be barista to make a perfect cup of coffee with the Nespresso C100 Essenza espresso machine. On any given day, despite the mood of the morning you will be able to get a perfect espresso per your favorite blend with the press of a button. How good is that? You have comfort that the coffee will always be good. Even better those aromas will be rocking out of your own kitchen.

The Nespresso C100 is a compact coffee power pack. It is a 1200-watt espresso maker with a 19 bar pressure pump. Its purpose is automatically brewing you one cup of perfect coffee at a time.

The huge difference with the Nespresso C100 and other coffee makers is it takes specially designed coffee capsules. You do not grind and measure your own coffee beans. You simply insert a Nespresso capsule, select the size of your brew and your espresso is on its way.

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Nespresso Flavors for C100
Nespresso Flavors for C100 | Source

Nespresso Capsule Flavors and Blends

The Nespresso capsules now have 16 grand crus to choose from and check out the neat features on the web site to choose the blend you like. I chose a strong espresso in the example.  There are explanation of cup sizes and aromas to help your coffee experience. These capsules are available from Nespresso site. You also have four decaffeinated blends to choose from. 

You have light blends like Cosi rated strength of 3 to the Ristretto rated strength of 10. This is a strong, full-bodied espresso that one would expect on the streets of Paris or Rome.  Other favorites are the Roma, Livanto and Arpaggio Nespresso also puts out seasonal special limited editions.

The great thing is when you settle on a blend, order the capsules and make a perfect blend each morning before you start your day, at your pace and hassle free.

Compare Nespresso Flavors
Compare Nespresso Flavors | Source

Aeroccino Milk Frother – Cappuccino and Lattes

With the Nespresso C100 comes a Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother. Frother is ideal for heating and frothing milk for a cappuccino or Latte. You can also use it to froth milk for a hot chocolate also.

  • Compact cup of 4 x 4 x 6 2/3 inches Froths milk at a maximum of 4 1/2 ounces of milk in less than a minute.
  • Can heat up to or heat up to 8 1/2 ounces of milk.
  • The frother is cordless with an automatic shut-off.
  • A drip-free spout keeps the mess at bay, unlike steam wands.

Clean and Compact Coffee Machine

We have all made a mess with a coffee machine at some point. The Nespresso C100 is designed to be clean and compact. The machine is 6.5 inches long, 11.5 inches tall, and 10 inches deep.

The coffee capsules are very easy to insert and remove. You simply lift the handle and the used capsules eject automatically. The Nespresso C100 has a collection container to hold up to 14 used capsules for disposal.

The Nespresso C100 espresso maker has a removable 34 ounce water tank. Easy for refilling and cleaning to make sure heavy water doesn’t hurt the brew.

The revolutionary Thermoblock heating system not only hits the water to kill bacteria it heats the water to the ideal coffee brewing temperature.

Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso Coffee Maker and Milk Frother - Heaven for Coffee Lovers Worldwide

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    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      daydreamer it is a very easy concept - visited a Nespresso store the other day - the capsule are so convenient

    • daydreamer13 profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you for this!

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Infofinder the big hunt for wife is that the Nespresso C100 isn't messy. That will really impress any wife I think. :)

    • InfoFinder profile image


      7 years ago

      I agree with you that these would make for a great gift. Will have to give a hint to my wife, as I am a coffee fanatic. Thanks.

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Karen thanks for the compliments - I try :) I think you can safely say too much much cappuccino is never enough and the Nespresso will help you out one cup at a time.

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Peggy the Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso Coffee Maker is indeed compact and makes for convenient placing as do the capsules.

    • Karen Wodke profile image

      Karen Wodke 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      You always write the best hubs, very informative and well-written. Say, did you know I'm addicted to cappuccino?

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Drbj the Nespresso C100 is an excellent choice for a one cup machine the cofee capsules really make it a breeze once you know the flavor you want.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This Nespresso Essenza C100 Espresso Coffee Maker is a compact looking design and sounds ideal for those who wish to use the pre-packaged capsules for ease of enjoyment.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, billy, for featuring these great espresso machines. It makes it so much easier to compare them.


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