Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machines

The New Nespresso Inissia Entry Range Coffee Machine

Nespresso has produced a brand new range of coffee machines using their signature Nespresso capsules. This range is called Inissia, specifically designed to be minimalistic, fast and blend in with home furnishings and general surroundings.

With just a 25 second ‘ready’ time on water heating, the Inissia certainly is amongst the speedier Nespresso coffee machines in existence, but seems to have fewer customisable options compared to other machines so is designed specifically to be at a lower price point to aim at entry level coffee drinkers at home.

Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine Features / Specifications

The specifications / features of the Nespresso Inissia are as follows:

  • It has a very small footprint, weighing about 2.4kg
  • Height wise it is very compact and comes with an ergonomic handle to move it around
  • 0.7L water tank
  • 2 automatic cup sizes
  • Automatic off mode after 9 minutes
  • 25 second water heating
  • A minimum of 8 colours on initial offer, including:
    • Nespresso Inissia Black
    • Nespresso Inissia White
    • Nespresso Inissia Vanilla Cream
    • Nespresso Inissia Ruby Red
    • Nespresso Inissia Canary
    • Nespresso Inissia Tropical Green
    • Nespresso Inissia Blue Sky
    • Nespresso Inissia Summer Sun

Nespresso Inissia vs Nespresso U

The first obvious comparison we need to make is between the Nespresso Inissia and Nespresso U. The two coffee machines look quite similar, as the photo below shows – so what’s the difference between them?

Both the Nespresso U and Inissia come with several options that can make either one more expensive. Aeroccinos, milk frothers and other accessories can be added but ultimately the Nespresso Inissia is a bit less pricey than the Nespresso U. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. The Nespresso U has three different cup / brew sizes: lungo, ristretto and espresso. The Inissia only has two. However, note that the brew sizes are set on the U whereas on the Inissia you can program the brew sizes yourself.
  2. The drip tray on the Nespresso U is removable, which is better for placing larger mugs etc. underneath the coffee dispenser.
  3. The Nespresso U automatically discards the used capsule, while this is manual with the Inissia
  4. The Nespresso Inissia does not have an on/off button, and is simply activated by plugging in at the wall. There’s still an automatic off function so it’s not that inconvenient, however.

In summary, the Inissia is a great entry level coffee machine at a lower price point than the Nespresso U, but has a smaller number of features. For a completely new user to coffee machines at home, chances are the Inissia will do the trick at a great price as well. However, if you enjoy having the extra features on your coffee machine then there’s no question that the Nespresso U is the better choice.

If on the other hand you prefer milk based coffee, then you can also consider the Nespresso Lattissima range which is generally a brilliant choice. We’d recommend the Pro version for those who are serious about their lattes and milk based coffees in general, with things like touch screens, a larger capacity and a milk frother all coming as part of that package in addition to automatic cleaning. However, this is a very different (and more expensive) world to the Nespresso U or Nespresso Inissia.

This depends entirely upon your preferences. For milk based coffee or a variety of drinks that includes milk based coffee, the Nespresso Lattissima range is an excellent choice in general. The Pro version is better in general, having nicer looking aesthetics, touch screen, milk frother, larger capacity and an auto-cleaning button. If these features are important to you, we would suggest that the Lattissima Pro is the better choice.