Coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world and is a great way of socializing. Until recently, the only way to get a good espresso was to spend a fortune on a complicated machine that took up a huge amount of space in the kitchen, or go out and buy one from the coffee shop, for a hugely inflated price. This is where the Nespresso D290 breaks all the rules. It’s sleek, stylish and simple to use, but above all, it makes a great cup of coffee!
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Nespresso D290 Features
This coffee machine has been designed to be both practical and modern and comes packed with lots of features. The set-up is a breeze compared to many others and it does not take a long time after unpacking it that you will be brewing your first espresso. This machine can produce a cup of coffee that could rival any coffee shop: a full-bodied, rich and creamy shot of coffee with a fantastic aroma!
The machine operates using a powerful 19 bar high pressure pump. This extracts all the aromas and taste from the capsules very effectively and produces great tasting coffee consistently, without having to tinker with a lot of settings.
It features a thermobloc that heats up the water to 187 and 196 degrees when extracting and makes sure the water is fresh by emptying the remaining water after each use.
It also perforates the capsule and soaks all the grounds to make the filtering of the coffee optimal.
A functional jaw system allows for very easy preparation. And an automatic ejection of the used pod allows for a extremely simple clean-up (a feature that all who use this machine absolutely love!).
A 34 ounce water container, a tray for used pods and a back lit control button all add to the convenience.
Nespresso D290 is Easy
This coffee maker is all about ease of use and is very simple to operate. Fill the container with water, hit one button to turn it on and wait until the red light stops blinking (this takes roughly 15 seconds). Open the top to insert the capsule and close. Hit one button to brew a cup of coffee.
When you open the top lid to insert another capsule, the machine drops the old one into a hidden discard bin. The bin takes around 12 pods and a light comes on when it needs to be emptied.
The coffee maker comes with a steamer, so if you want a latte or a cappuccino you only need to press the steam button, place the milk cup under the hose and press the lever. The machine will suck the milk up and dispense a perfectly foamy layer into the cup.
One thing to note is that you can only order the Nespresso D290 capsules from their website or over the phone (This goes for all Nespresso machines). However, ordering is also very easy. It usually does not take more than 3 days to get the capsules and almost all owners says that the 12 different flavors are more than enough variety.
Nespresso D290 Specifications
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 12.2 x 8.7 inches
- Weight: 17 pounds
- High 19 bars pressure pump
- Electronic temperature regulation
- Automatic control of the amount of coffee in the cup
- Automatic ejection of used capsules
- Includes an assortment of 12 capsules
Nespresso has developed an exclusive capsule for its coffee, made of hermetically-sealed aluminium. These capsules contain exactly the right amount of coffee for a cup.
The internal pressure of the capsule preserves the 900 or so aromas and flavours of the freshly ground coffee for twelve months, until it is finally tasted. The Nespresso capsule provides you with a wide range of options for preparing and tasting your coffee.
You can chose different ways of enjoying your coffee, depending on whether you enjoy a small or larger cup (Espresso or Lungo). You can choose from twelve varieties of coffee to suit your mood or time of day, or prepare coffee-based recipes of your own choice, such as a cappuccino or latte.
Nespresso coffee experts only select the best quality coffee and ensures that each premium blend coffee is grown, harvested and sorted using traditional, manual techniques.
A special mention for the frother. It makes WONDERFUL froth automatically. Just one button push.
This machine is by far the best espressso/cappuccino machine I have ever bought. Froths the milk like nothing I have ever seen.
My office just purchased one of these and it has been a huge hit. It is very simple to use and the frother is pure magic. I can make my cappuccino in less than 2 minutes.
So easy, so quick, surprisingly affordable coffee so wonderful that it makes Starbucks look bad. Love it, love it.
Nespresso D290 verdict
It has been said that a cup of gourmet coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent. Well this coffee machine will give you a steaming cup of quality coffee every time, with very little effort. It stands to reason that this coffee maker is one of the most popular models on the market right now. If you simply want great tasting coffee and espresso in your home, without spending a lot of time or money, this is the machine for you!