We have the same maker at home and my husband wanted one at work so I bought a refurbished unit to save money and paid for the insurance just in case. Works as well as the new one we bought and seemed new out of the box. Great purchase...the coffee pods you need to purchase on the nespresso site certainly cheaper than many other manufactors and a million times better their pod coffee makers are not as good as this one in my mind. I believe it is because nespresso seals and selects their coffee with incredible care. The sealing may be the ticket not sure but it makes barista type coffee at home easily with no fuss. Can not beat that!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
Unfortunately, this was a refurbished product and exhibited this after a week. The good news is, the item was covered under Nespresso warranty and I was able to receive a replacement and a paid return shipping document. I love these machines, but just beware of purchasing "refurbished".
This Nespresso Essenza seemed to be the most compact of the originaline machines so I thought it would be a good take to work, take on car trips coffee maker. It heats up pretty fast, consistently makes delicious coffee and is simple and easy to use.
I am an early adopter of the Nespresso Essenza. My current one is 8 years old and working well. But I love it so much I wanted a spare since this machine is being phased out by Nespresso. I will use it for travel and as a spare. So, a nice refurbished model was just fine with me. Well, I got the machine and SHOCK, it was splotched all over with what looked to be big dried milk (latte?) splotched. Uggh. Filthy. But I cleaned it up, disinfected well and ran it. Works just fine. Because it was refurbished by Nespresso, I thought they should know and called the next day, forwarding them the photos I had taken. The young man I spoke with was really surprised that it turned out Nespresso HAD indeed refurbished the item, apologized, shared the photos with superiors and sent me the trial coffee that normally would have been included in the package. I was pleased at his response. So, I give this a 5 star review, nonetheless. I chose to call Nespresso, rather than overstock.com to report the problem since they were the manufacturer and refurbishing source. The response to the problem was quite good, though and I recognize that these things do happen. I'm sorry Nespresso has chosen to end the production of these great little manual "workhorses", but very glad I have mine to last several more years.
This is just what I had in mind. Super easy to use and great tasting espresso. I purchased this because I wanted to save some money with my daily coffee. I drink Americanos (2 shots of espresso with hot water) every morning. If I purchase from my usual coffee place, it's $2.15. Using my two pods daily cost me $1.20. I also noticed there will be a Nespresso store opening in near my work which means I can buy them there instead of ordering online which costs me shipping. This is super easy to use and I highly recommend it to those espresso junkies.
Unfortunately, this machine doesn't work...it gave me so many problems and I have only had it for a couple of weeks. Needless to say, I am forced to return it and buy a different one...very disappointed! First coffee came out cold, then it wouldn't brew AT ALL, and lastly it would brew so little amount I couldn't even enjoy a cup of coffee. Had to brew several little cups to add to half a small mug. :( I am going to research a better one now...
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not good