I’ve always wanted to set up some sort of coffee station in our home, but the issue remains: we don’t have space, either on our already cramped kitchen countertops or to create one elsewhere. It’s enough of a deterrent for making coffee at all, having to bring out all the tools every time we needed to boil water, grind beans, and brew them in a french press. Making coffee at home thus became a weekly habit at best for us, but now we’ve found a machine compact enough (and stylish enough, bonus points) to fit right into our home, and it makes espresso so good I prefer it every time over my regular cup of coffee. It’s the new Essenza Mini, and I’ve partnered with Nespresso to share more about how this machine has opened up the world of espresso for me, and I’ll say it upfront- it’s amazing.
Anytime a functional item is minimal in design and fits seamlessly into my space brings me boundless joy. The Essenza Mini is beautiful, tiny enough to fit on my narrow prop/storage shelf, and looks like it’s part of the club with everything else in my workspace. Best of all, it’s so so easy and quick to use.
All I have to do is pop in a Nespresso capsule, close the lever, and press the button for how much water is desired, either less for an espresso or more for a lungo (espresso with more water).
It takes seconds to brew completely, which makes me want to ask what have I been doing with my life spending so much time brewing coffee by hand??
Lifting and closing the lever again ejects the capsule below into the capsule container for effortless cleanup and keeps them out of sight until the container is ready to be emptied and recycled – I love this function, since I do not love cleanup. All that’s left is a perfectly brewed cup of espresso with that beautiful signature crema on top.
Being able to sit at my desk and turn my seat for an espresso at the touch of a button is really nothing short of life changing. It gets rid of the indecision that often plagues me on whether or not I have time or even want to go out and get coffee, and it’s far more tasty than any cup of coffee we’ve brewed at home. I really wonder why I haven’t already been drinking espresso regularly. So far my favorite is the Linizio Lungo (the orange colored capsule).
Do you make coffee at home? Are you a regular espresso drinker?
This post is sponsored by Nespresso.