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Chances are good that your mornings are hectic, but you have the routine down to a science. There isn’t a spare moment from the first buzz of your alarm clock that wrenches you from sleep to rushing out your front door. How could you possibly have time for a morning espresso?
That’s where the Nespresso Essenza C100 comes in, offering the essential tools for an efficient, easy, and fresh espresso before you conquer the day. Because the Essenza C100 uses only Nespresso espresso capsules, you never have to grind, measure, or tamp coffee beans. Just choose a capsule, place it in the machine, choose your shot size, and the Essenza will brew a single or double shot of piping hot espresso in seconds. You don’t even need to remove the spent capsule; just pull the lever on the top of the machine and it’s automatically dropped into the built-in dump box. At the end of the day, the removable drip tray, dump box, and water reservoir make cleaning a snap.
The Essenza C100 uses only Nespresso capsules to brew espresso. These convenient, mess-free capsules come in an array of blends, as well as 2 different sizes: short for a single shot of espresso, and lungo for a double. Nespresso also offers an ever-changing selection of limited edition blends, so you’ll always have a wide variety to choose from. Please note that the Nespresso Essenza C100 is not compatible with ESE pods or Lavazza Espresso Point capsules.
For simple operation, the Essenza C100 comes with 2 programmable brewing buttons. They are pre-set to use the ideal amount of water for a short (single shot) and lungo (double shot) espresso, however you can change the amount of water used to match your taste. To do so, put a capsule in the machine, place a cup underneath the spout, press, and hold the button you wish to program until the desired shot size is reached. This amount will be automatically saved on the machine, so every time you press that button, that amount will be dispensed.
There are just three buttons on the Nespresso Essenza C100. A rocker switch on the back turns the machine on and off, while green back-lit buttons on either side of the dispensing spout control brewing. The one with the smaller espresso cup is for a single shot, while the one with the larger cup is programmed for a double shot. Press either one once and they will automatically dispense the pre-programmed amount, and then automatically stop.
Although the Nespresso Essenza C100 does not have an independent water spout, the brewing buttons can dispense hot water if a capsule is not present in the brewing chamber. To dispense a larger amount, you can hold down one of the brewing buttons until the desired amount is reached, however this will undo the programming.
The Essenza C100 does not have a steam wand, so we recommend purchasing an external milk frothing device for making cappuccinos and lattes.
The C100 features a large, 34 oz water reservoir made of clear plastic. With the ability to hold enough water for 17 single shots of espresso, there’s plenty of time between refills. Plus, the reservoir is removable, making filling and cleaning simple.
Cleaning the Nespresso Essenza C100 takes just a few moments a day. The removable capsule drawer can hold up to 14 spent Nespresso capsules, and can be easily removed. The drip tray can also be removed. Both of these components should be emptied on a daily basis and cleaned with warm water and a non-abrasive solvent.
The Nespresso Essenza C100 is housed in ABS plastic that can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. The 34 oz water reservoir is made of clear ABS plastic.
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. The Nespresso Essenza C100 comes with 12 Nespresso capsules in a gift box. You can purchase more through Nespresso; we do not sell Nespresso capsules.
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