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Nespresso Love!

You know what I’ve been loving lately?  My Nespresso Pixie! I’m very grateful that P and his parents spoiled me for xmas with this super fun machine. Here she is in all her glory on our hideous somewhat white tiled kitchen counter!  She actually looks a lot more red in the photo than in real life.

Nespresso Pixie!

Nespresso Pixie!

Here’s an up close photo….look at the steam in the cup!

Nespresso Pixie and Bodum Cup

Nespresso Pixie and Bodum Cup

In case you’re wondering, the cup did not come with the machine.  It’s a Bodum espresso cup that we got at Crate and Barrel.  I think these cups are super adorable.  Here are a couple shots of the cup:

Creamy Espresso Goodness

Espressssssssssssoooooo

 

Most of the espresso flavors are intended for small cups of espresso, but some are for larger cups, called Lungo.  I’m a big hockey fan so I’ve been calling these “Luongos” and P said we should call them “Robertos” (haha!).

The one thing about the Pixie that I didn’t expect was the noise the machine makes when it brews the espresso.  It’s really loud, but it doesn’t last that long so it’s tolerable. I’m impressed with how quickly an espresso is made and also how hot it is (but not too hot).  The machine comes with 16 espresso “cups”, one of each available flavor, including 3 decaffeinated options.  You have to buy additional espresso cups through Nespresso (and pay for shipping), but the turnaround time from when you order to when you receive the order is remarkably short.  I am a little annoyed that you can’t buy these cups at a store that sells the machine, but I suppose it’s a small price to pay for such a nifty compact espresso machine that’s a total splurge, but for some reason brings me so much joy. It’s a good thing I don’t work from home because otherwise I would probably have 6 a day!  Haha, I’d be unbearable to be around if that were the case!

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