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Hassle-free espresso machine

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Easy use and design that compliment the urban lifestyle and living environment is the concept behind the development of the “CitiZ” espersso machine from Nestle Nespresso. Designed by Swiss industrial designer Anton Cahen (Les Ateliers du Nord), the innovative form reflects the image of high-rise buildings and is slim enough to meet any counter space requirements, whether at the office or your home.

The “high-tech” and “modern-retro” versions are both available in two colors with an automatic power-save mode to reduce energy consumption. The machine also features an auto-stop function that measures the appropriate quantity of water, eliminating the hassle in brewing espresso. Price: 29,820 yen

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What exactly is a non-hassle free espresso machine.

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What exactly is a non-hassle free espresso machine.

Getting some tool to make the coffee when you've got better things to do

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is there one with mill and water heater all in one unit??

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I would love to buy one which can make soups of various flavours also..................

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There are espresso machines with a mill for grinding single portions, but Nespresso doesn't make one because it wants to sell lots of its little coffee capsules (which is what makes their espresso machines "hassle free"--no grinding, no measuring, no grounds to clean up).

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I loves coffee, and the greater the variety the better. But I'm always a little saddened by developments like these. At this rate, with even McDonalds flogging it in the method pioneered by the Italians and Nestle making it possible to have pressurized brewing at home I fear that the Yukon will be the last place in the English-speaking world where you will still be able to hear someone tell ya he is fixing to go get a cup of 'expresso.'

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What exactly is a non-hassle free espresso machine.

Pretty much every espresso machine is a hassle. But worth it.

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Is putting beans into a coffee grinder and then into an espresso maker, along with water and turning it on a hassle? If so then we've become lazier than I thought.

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whaooo! Not even one bad review about this machine? Not even one about the price? Not even one about the design? I can not believe it! on JT?

“CitiZ” espersso machine from Nestle Nespresso. Designed by Swiss industrial designer

Idiot me! It's not japanese....this is why!

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They don't make a bad shot of espresso - but it's not great either. The problem is that you are stuck buying their proprietary 'espresso capsules'. If you get your hands on some freshly roasted espresso beans, you can't use them. The fact that you also have to dispose of these small plastic capsules after brewing every shot is not exactly environmentally friendly either. I'm sure it will be a hit in Japan though, where excess packaging seems to be a requirement and espresso coffee is sold in cans.

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The hassle-free espresso machine is not only very common now, but it is not really novel either. Fully automatic espresso machines are everywhere, such as the Mastrena (and formerly the Verismo) used at Starbucks, and the popular Franke series used by Sodexho, McD and other places.

I personally have a Magnifica, which grinds, tamps and pulls shots with a single buttonpress. The used grounds are deposited into a convenient bin. But my favorite is still the La Marzocco series.

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This is BS. The stove-top Bialetti is the most hassle free espresso maker. hands down. I make it everyday.

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Fully automatic espresso machines are everywhere, such as the Mastrena (and formerly the Verismo) used at Starbucks,

I'm pretty sure Starbucks doesn't brew its espresso fresh, at least not here in Japan.

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