When you only have so much real estate on your counter, compact kitchen appliances are a must. That can be problematic when you’re in the market for a new espresso machine, as many popular models easily take up a square foot of space or more.
Of course, space-saving alternatives to traditional espresso and coffee machines *do* exist. For example, you can forego the kitchen counter entirely if you whip up a quick coffee enema in the bathroom à la Gwyneth Paltrow. (That was a joke. Please don’t do that.)
We happen to be partial to the Nespresso Essenza Mini, the smallest single-serve espresso machine ever made by the premium coffee company, and a pretty adorable one at that. If you buy it in the funky lime finish, you can save $51 through Amazon right now.
Featuring one-touch operation and two programmable sizes, the Essenza Mini’s extraction system is capable of delivering up to 19 bars of pressure for a complex, high-quality brew. It’ll reach the ideal serving temperature in less than 30 seconds and with the press of a single button, then turn off automatically after nine minutes to conserve energy.
To sweeten this deal just a tad further, each purchase of an Essenza Mini includes a Nespresso Original capsule welcome kit containing a variety of flavor and aroma profiles. We’ll drink to that.
Amazon reviewer Francescaray writes:
“Having had a large espresso machine that was labor intensive and took up too much space, when the time came to replace it, I took a chance on the Nespresso Essenza Mini and am glad I did. This tiny machine with no bells and whistles produces superb espresso from any variety of Nespresso capsules. For my purposes which does not include serving for a crowd, the average $.70 per pod is doable and far less than buying coffee on the run.”
The Nespresso Essenza Mini machine in lime usually retails for $149, but you can get it for just $97.82 on Amazon — a 34% savings.