The ever increasing popularity of cappuccinos and variety of coffee drinks such as espresso shots, lattes, etc. has been a propelling factor for several businesses as well as individuals to own an espresso machine. Owning an espresso machine can be much cheaper than buying a cappuccino everyday from the coffee shops like we’ve covered in a recent post. We’ve also mentioned that Nespresso is the most popular espresso machine for home, so we’ve decided to compare two of Nespresso’s most popular models: The Pixie C60 and CitiZ C120.

 Let’s have a look at these models:

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker:

Nespresso C60 Pixie Espresso Maker

Nespresso’s C60 Pixie Espresso Maker allows you to make espresso and other black coffee drinks such as Americano and Lungo. This compact espresso maker has 12.83-Inch length by 4.33-Inch width by 9-1/4-Inch height.

Pixie Espresso Maker prepares tasty brew in just 25-30 seconds. It has programmable push buttons for lungo and espresso. It features a 24-ounce water tank, and used capsule container and it also consists of a folding drip tray meant for larger cups and coffee recipes. This solid machine also has backlight indicators and comes with a water level detector. Besides this, the auto power-off enables the machine to turn-off automatically.

Nespresso Citiz Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Milk Frother:

Nespresso Citiz Espresso Maker is perfect for people who love espresso as well as gourmet coffee drinks such as cappuccino and latte. This trendy cappuccino maker prepares several yummy coffee recipes such as cappuccinos, macchiatos, lattes, lungo and much more, with just one push of the button. One of the best advantages of this machine is an easy insertion and ejection of capsules. It comes with several outstanding features such as Compact Brewing Unit Technology and Thermoblock Heating Element that makes it a wonder machine.

Citiz features a removable 34-ounce water tank (bigger than the Pixie’s) and a 19 Bar High Pressure Pump. This machine is fully automatic and its programmable coffee volume quantity makes your life much easier. It also consists of a folding dip tray to accommodate tall recipe glasses. It has a fast preheating time of 60 seconds. This machine also features an Aeroccino milk frother with ability to froth cold or hot milk.

Both these espresso machines have their own advantages and they also have certain differences. For instance:

  • Unlike Nespresso Citiz , Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker does not include a milk frother. However, the frother can be purchased separately.
  • Nespresso Citiz also has a larger water tank compared to that of Nespresso Pixie.
  • Nespresso Citiz  Espresso Maker offers you with wider options as  you can use it for making espresso as well as gourmet coffee drinks such as cappuccino and latte where as Nespresso Pixie  allows you to make espresso and coffee drinks like Americano and Lungo.
  • For anyone who’s concerned: the Nespresso Pixie is made in Switzerland while the CitiZ is made in China.
Bottom line:
– Depending on the amount of coffee that you’ll be making, the water tank size will make the difference. So if you want to save the water tank refilling trip, you’ll want the CitiZ .
Want another option? Make sure you check out the Nespresso U and the difference between it, Pixie and CitiZ.

Capsule Compatibility:

Citiz and Pixie are both Nespresso OriginalLine machines. This means that they’re compatible with OriginalLine capsules from Nespresso, refillable capsules from third party brands as well as Nespresso-compatible capsules.
This gives you the option of trying a lot of coffee varieties, sometimes at less of the cost of Nespresso’s official capsules. Using a reusable capsule allows you to use your favorite coffee ground while saving on capsule costs.

Nespresso by Breville vs. Nespresso by DeLonghi, Is There a Difference?

Upon buying your Nespresso machine, you might find that some are sold under the brand name Breville and others are sold under DeLonghi. Both are well known brands in the world of home appliance, but why are Nespresso machines sold under their names and is there a difference between either brand when it comes to Nespresso machines?

In their core and function, the machines are identical. Nespresso seems to have partnered with DeLonghi and Breville to help with manufacturing and supplying the machines. The only difference you might find is that one brand can offer a different color than the other, that’s as big of a difference it could get. Otherwise, all Nespresso machines under any brand name are identical in how they work.


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