Before, coffee was just a simple drink to get the day started, but now, it has become a treat instead of a chore you need to do in the morning. I’m sure everyone would agree that it is a universal fact now that coffee is probably one of the best things that ever happened to world history. And like every coffee-loving person, if you really want to fully experience the aroma and flavor of this drink, a cup of espresso is definitely the way to go. Having a Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker will make this route a more enjoyable one.
And so comes the birth of a multitude of coffee shops and cafes on all corners of the world. Which is nice in all sense of it because these establishments always do a fine job in giving us our quick fix of special caffeine. But right there lies a problem. We have to go to these coffee shops and cafes to get an iced Americano, a latte, a cappuccino and that espresso. Thankfully, it’s 2017, and these huge and heavy espresso machines can now be put inside our kitchens, only with a smaller footprint.
From the design to functionality and even down to the price mark there are many others who will claim that their espresso maker is the best one. It’s a free-for-all. After reading this review, you will find out why the Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker is the better choice.
Comparison between Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 vs Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker
There are many others who will claim that their espresso machine is the best, but it’s the Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 who can really got toe-to-toe with the Nespresso Citiz C1111 Espresso Maker. This coffee machine is the full(er) package with a removable milk reservoir that can also make cold and hot milk froths with a single push of a button.
The cup tray, like the Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker, can also be adjusted to allow for taller cups. The water tanks at their backs can be removed and holds just about the same amount of water to make shot after shot of espressos. The two coffee machines are equipped with a single shot and a double shot filter.
Performance-wise, it is pretty much the classic mirror match of “I can do what you can do too.” Design-wise, the Nespresso Citiz C111 takes the cake. The Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 is a complete system, but that bulky silhouette is just too dated. Whereas The Citiz C111 Espresso Maker sports a more modern—and even a sophisticated—design concept that makes you want to stay in your kitchen for the next ten minutes after brewing your coffee, just staring at it.
Key Features of Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker
You can get your daily grind off coffee from the Citiz C111 Espresso Maker because it brews your coffee for you by simply loading a coffee capsule into the cartridge. Because of its 25-second pre-heating function, there is no need for you to wait for your coffee. Half a minute can mean a lot especially to working moms who need to get their kids ready for school. This coffee machine is a multi-tasker’s dream come true.
It is the most conveniently compact coffee brewing technology that is spearheading everyone else in the competition because it doesn’t sacrifice its premium quality flavor for a fast and easy cup. It is espresso done right in the smallest amount of time. The tray can also be adjusted so that you can go from morning mug to travel tumbler.
A safety feature
This espresso maker turns itself off if you don’t use it for 9 minutes. Office life will and often gets busy before we even know it. This kind of similar scenario can also happen inside our homes when we sometimes forget to turn off our coffee machines and we have kids running around the house. With this special feature, Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker has solved this problem with its auto-power-off. Also, the coffee volume quantity is not only fully automatic but is 100% programmable. This is great when you ask your teenagers to make your coffee for you. Or when grandpa decides to have a quick sip by himself. This auto-power off feature is also the best way to save energy.
A great tasting coffee
Thanks to the 19-bar high pressure pump of the Citiz C111 Espresso Maker, the premium flavor of your coffee is in a level of satisfaction you once thought inconceivable. This kind of system is actually above the normal requirement for an espresso machine. When these pumps pull those coffee capsules, you will always get that dark color at the bottom and that creamy cream on top. The smell just speaks for itself.
Note that this is the same machine that revolutionized espressos and redefined how coffee-lovers could enjoy their coffee. It is almost needless to say that you can easily replicate any of the lattes and cappuccinos offered by high-end cafes and coffee shops right at your very own kitchen. Nespresso pods (coffee capsule) only uses Grand Cru green coffee beans. Coffee brewed from these beans have the richest flavor and the most heavenly aroma.
Instant hot or cold milk froths
That creamy milky foam seals the deal. While this may be debatable among the coffee-loving populace of the world, that froth on top with cinnamon sprinkles is the crowning glory (for the lack of a better phrase) of any espresso. Some even look forward to it first before tasting the actual coffee, which may be taboo to some, but it is what it is. The Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother doesn’t help the cause of that measurable some who are just straight-up addicted to froth. With just an easy push of a button, you get instant milk froth, hot or cold is all up to you as well.
A button for Espresso and a button for Lungo
The Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker operates with a 2-button system. This allows for a quick and easy single shot or double shot espresso. This offered variety is often a welcoming feature for espresso enthusiasts.
The slot of the cartridge that loads the coffee capsule of the Citiz C111 Espresso Maker is shaped like the coffee capsule itself. What you do is just pop the lid (it makes this distinct sound that lets you know it’s ready), then throw the Nespresso pod inside, close the lid and then let the machine do the coffee brewing. It is that easy and fast that anyone can use it.
Quick and easy to clean
For clean-ups, the water tank at the back of the machine that can hold 34 ounces (1 liter) is completely removable. A quick rinse is all that is needed. And because the Citiz C111 Espresso Maker has a chrome finish, not only is it stainless, wiping off spills and dirt is a breeze. Disposing the capsule is done by popping the lid up again and then closing it to make the capsule fall in the machine’s built-in reservoir right in the detachable middle section of the unit. This reservoir can hold up to 10 used capsules so that you don’t have to detach the middle section every time you make an espresso.
What We Like
- The Citiz C111 Espresso Maker is your high-end coffee shop at the convenience of your home.
- The modern design that make this sleek appliance sit at the corner of your kitchen like it belongs there.
- It is finished in chrome making it look good as it blends well with your other kitchen appliances.
- The Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother will make your lattes and cappuccinos impossible to resist.
- The choice of going for an espresso or lungo is also a nice addition.
What We Don’t Like
- This is strictly an espresso machine, it will not be able to make regular coffee or hot chocolate. You simply need a separate machine for that.
- The Citiz C111 Espresso Maker only uses Nespresso pods, other brands just aren’t going to do it for this coffee machine.
- It is a single-serve machine so having friends come over for a sip may get tedious.
We strongly recommend this coffee machine. If you are an espresso-loving person who enjoys a premium full-bodied tasting cup of coffee, the Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker is clearly a resounding yes. If you have a limited kitchen space, this espresso maker is your new best friend. The beauty of having this machine at home is that you don’t have to go out to grab and quench that occasional craving for an espresso.
Saying that you are saving time might be the understatement of the year, but yes, that’s just one of the many things this coffee machine can do for you. That, and you can always invite your friends for a phenomenal cup of espresso and charge them for half the price. You have to agree with me when I say that’s a win-win in all angles.