As with all Nespresso espresso machines, convenience is the key element of design in the C190 Concept. The Nespresso C190 Concept boasts a truly unique silhouette highlighting its use of rounded lines. The titanium, silver, and blue ABS plastic housings extraordinarily accent this piece of sculpture and this flexibility allows it to fit into numerous color schemes. Internally the C190 Concept utilizes a stainless steel thermoblock heating element and a high-pressure pump (19 bars) designed specifically for the Nespresso system. Its 3 position jaw stick will automatically eject used capsules into a hidden compartment. The C190 Concept is also equipped with a steam wand/hot water dispenser.
All Nespresso espresso machines are intended to be used exclusively with Nespresso capsules. Ground espresso and other brands of pods or capsules cannot be used to make espresso with these machines. Capsules can be purchased only through Nespresso; we do not sell Nespresso capsules. To order your Nespresso capsules call 888-NESPRESSO (888-637-7737) or visit nespresso.com and choose from their varieties of coffee. Capsule orders can be placed 24hrs/day 7 days a week.
Includes a set of 2 Nespresso Logo cups and saucers with an assortment of 12 capsules to get you started. Warranty Included! Available in Titanium and Blue.
Rated 4 out of 5
Has owned for:
Less than 1 month
It seems lately people are only judging an espresso by its crema, including machine manufacturers. Although it is necessary for a good espresso to have a healthy crema, crema alone does not guarantee a good espresso. The crema from this machine is gone after the first sip; it needs to sustain until almost the last sip in order to be a true crema. Once the crema is gone, we are left with very average espresso. This was the same with the Gaggia Comapact as well, unless you ground it yourself and then used the bypass function (for an excellent espresso). The Nespresso club, pod presentation kit, and operation of the machine are very nice, and I will continue to use it for these reasons. I just returned from an amazing espresso tasting excursion in San Franscisco, so perhaps I am a little too rigid right now. I will gladly adjust this review as I use the Nespresso more if I find the espresso to be improving.
Less than 1 month
Ease of use, pods.
Odd noise is made, espresso quality.
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