Four different Nespresso one cup brewer models are available for homes: the Essenza, the Pixie, the Citiz, and the Lattissima. Each model is available in at least two colors, and some makes of the Citiz and Lattissima models can use fresh milk to brew cappuccinos.
The Essenza, Nespresso’s basic model, holds about 30 ounces of water — enough for about 20 espressos or 8 lungos. Water stored in the reservoir is heated in about 30 seconds, and a cup of espresso or lungo is brewed in about 20 seconds. The used Nespresso capsule is then discarded into a bin can hold up to 14 capsules. The Nespresso Essenza is available in black or gray and retails for around $199.
The Nespresso Pixie, a slightly smaller single cup brewer than the Essenza, holds about 24 ounces of water and has an internal bin that can hold 10 used Nespresso capsules. However, the Pixie can heat up the water to brewing temperature in 25 seconds — the fastest of any Nespresso brewer — and has an automatic shut-off. The Pixie retails for $249 and is available in five different colors.
Designed with a retro-modern look, the Nespresso Citiz model is the most diverse line of Nespresso one cup brewers. The Citz has a slightly larger water reservoir (about 34 ounces) than the Essenza, holds 10 used Nespresso capsules in an internal bin, and is available in five different colors. The basic Citiz brewer only brews espresso and lungo drinks, but an upgraded version includes an add-on that enables it to brew cappuccinos as well. The base Citiz model retails for $279 while the upgraded model is $349.
Manufactured by DeLonghi, the Nespresso Lattissima holds about 41 ounces of water, has a removable milk storage container, a programmable coffee quantity system, and a bin that holds 12 used Nespresso capsules. The basic Lattissima models are available in red or black for $499. The chrome brewer is $599 and includes a cup warming plate. The $799 Lattissima Premium has a variety of customizable options to help you brew the perfect cup.