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Nespresso Essenza Mini coffee maker

This Nespresso single-serve coffee maker has:

  • a removable reservoir.
  • a height-adjustable drip tray.
  • auto-off.
  • It requires Nespresso capsules.

About

The Nespresso Essenza Mini is part of the Coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Coffee maker models like the Essenza Mini are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Predicted reliability: <p>Predicted brand reliability icons are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased single-serve coffee makers, not under service contract, within the first four years of ownership.</p>

Owner satisfaction: <p>Owner satisfaction icons are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their single-serve coffee maker brand to their friends and family.</p>

First-cup speed: Indicates how quickly the machine produces the first cup of coffee. This also includes the time required to heat any internal water reservoir from room temperature.

Results in the following chart are gathered from Consumer Reports’ 2018 Summer Survey of 37,797 single-serve coffee makers, owned by members who purchased a new machine between 2008 and 2018.

Our predicted brand reliability ratings are based on a statistical model that estimates problem rates within the first 4 years of ownership, for single-serve coffee makers that are not covered by an extended warranty or service contract. We also adjust for the median number of days of use per week. The median in our survey was 7 days per week. Higher ratings are indicative of better reliability. Brands receiving a red or orange rating cannot be recommended by CR at this time.

 

Our owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their single-serve coffee maker brand to friends and family.

Predicted Reliability

Bella
Bosch
Bunn
Cuisinart
DeLonghi
Farberware
Hamilton Beach
Keurig
Mr. Coffee
Nespresso
Proctor-Silex
Tru

Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 Summer Survey

Owner Satisfaction

Bella
Bosch
Bunn
Cuisinart
DeLonghi
Farberware
Hamilton Beach
Keurig
Mr. Coffee
Nespresso
Proctor-Silex
Tru

Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 Summer Survey

Specs

Can use two pods at a time Can use two pods at a time Reflects the ability of the coffee maker to accept two pods or other capsules at a time to make a stronger or larger cup of coffee.
No
Dimensions HxWxD (in.) Dimensions HxWxD The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
9 x 5 x 13
Average coffee temperature (°F) Average coffee temperature To the nearest 5 °F.
170
Maximum mug height (in.) Maximum mug height Maximum height a mug can fit, measured roughly from the base to just beneath the spout.
5.25