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Best Nespresso Citiz Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2021:

Compactness, preheating time reduced to 25 seconds, 2 cup volume settings (short and long) with the possibility of programming the length of the coffees yourself, this is what this Nespresso Citiz coffee machine made by Magimix promises. Described as elegant, timeless, compact, and ultra-design, the Citiz is supposed to meet all the needs of users.

Presentation

Although they are manufactured by different brands (Krups, Magimix and Delonghi), Nespresso machines follow each other and look alike in their rounded design. We recognize “the Nespresso leg” in the forms and the ergonomics. The Citiz that we are testing today is positioned in the middle of the range of Nespresso machines. It takes place after Inissia , U , Pixie and before ** Lattissima ** and Maestria. Launched at € 179, the Citiz is available in several colors: flame red, titanium and chrome (+ € 20). The Citiz model is available in a version for milk drinks under the name Citiz & Milk, marketed at € 249 for the red and black models and € 269 for the chrome version, which also includes an Aeroccino, emulsifier for the preparation of foam hot or cold milk. 

Remember that this accessory is sold separately and completely independent, therefore compatible with any coffee machine. The main feature of the Citiz is to integrate two automatic programmable keys. In addition, it promises fairly short warm-up times (25 s). Like the U Milk, it is designed from 50% recycled materials. But the real question remains: does this machine justify its price? Does it live up to our expectations?

Best Nespresso Citiz Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2021

1. Nespresso CitiZ D110 Espresso Maker, Black

Nespresso CitiZ D110 Espresso Maker, Black
  • 8 inches by 13-1/2 inches by 10 inches
  • 1-liter (33-3/4-fluid-ounce) water tank
  • 19 bars of pressure

2. Nespresso D121-US4-BK-NE1 Citiz Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Milk Frother, Black

Nespresso D121-US4-BK-NE1 Citiz Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Milk Frother, Black
  • Easy insertion and ejection of capsules; Holds 10 used capsules; Removable 34-ounce water tank; For use with Nespresso coffee capsules only
  • Integrated aeroccino milk frother; Rapid one touch preparation of hot or cold milk froth for Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato and Iced Cappuccino
  • Compact brewing unit technology, Fast preheating time: 25 seconds; 19 Bar high pressure pump; Automatic power off after 9 minutes of inactivity. Machine can be turned on by hitting either the Espresso or Lungo buttons located at top of machine

3. Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine, Black (Discontinued Model)

Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine, Black (Discontinued Model)
  • Easy insertion and ejection of capsules. For use with Nespresso Original Line capsules only. Not compatible with Nespresso VertuoLine capsules
  • 19 bar high-pressure pump for a barista-style result, perfectly extracting the flavor and aromas of each coffee capsule and creating a dense creme. Fast 25 second heat-up
  • 2 programmable buttons for Espresso and Lingo sizes. Foldable drip tray for different cup sizes. Removable used capsule container holds up to 11 used capsules

4. Nespresso C112-US-CH-NE FBA_C112-US-CH-NE Citiz Espresso Machine, Chrome

Nespresso FBA_C112-US-CH-NE Citiz Espresso Machine, Chrome
  • Easy insertion and ejection of capsules. For use with Nespresso Original Line capsules only. Not compatible with Nespresso VertuoLine capsules
  • 19 bar high-pressure pump for a barista-style result, perfectly extracting the flavor and aromas of each coffee capsule and creating a dense creme. Fast 25 second heat-up
  • 2 programmable buttons for Espresso and Lingo sizes. Foldable drip tray for different cup sizes. Removable used capsule container holds up to 11 used capsules

5. Breville-Nespresso USA BEC630SIL1BUC1 Nespresso CitiZ by Breville-Silver Single serve, capsule espresso maker, One Size

Nespresso Citiz OriginalLine Espresso Machine by Breville, Silver
  • BARISTA GRADE: Nespresso Inissia by Breville offers an impeccable single serve coffee or espresso cup every time thanks to its automatic operation and patented extraction system which delivers up to 19 bars of pressure
  • FAST: Eliminate the wait time with how fast the water reaches the ideal temperature in less 25 seconds in a single touch. This automatic coffee machine gets your perfect cup of coffee or espresso to you fast
  • VERSATILE COFFEE MACHINE: Brew two different cup sizes; Espresso (1.35 oz) and Lungo (5 oz) at the touch of a button. Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee drinks

Ease of use

Nespresso promises compactness and, in fact, the Citiz can be installed in the most confined spaces and be housed on a shelf without any problem. Its weight is 3.4 kg for contained dimensions of 13 x 27 x 37 cm, (W x H x D) with a very singular appearance, all in length. However, it is not the most compact of the comparison, not achieving the feat of thinness and lightness of the ** Inissia ** ultra-compact (12 x 23 x 32.1 cm) or the Senseo Up of Philips (11 x 23 x 35 cm).

On this mid-range machine, Nespresso integrates exactly the same physical buttons as those present on the U. The insertion and release of the capsules, differ from the U and U Milk models. Exit the small trigger, here we find an arm that raises and lowers to eject the capsule.

The City is not burdened with frills. Like the Inissia model, it has two buttons with flashing lights during preheating and fixed when the coffee maker is ready for extraction. Exactly like on the Inissia, the factory settings provide for standard quantities, i.e. a 40 ml espresso and a 110 ml lungo coffee. The user can nevertheless personalize his settings in order to adopt a length of coffee appropriate to his desires. If the handling is simple and effective (just keep one of the buttons pressed during extraction and then release it when the water level to memorize is reached), the manual remains essential to know the procedure to follow. Because like on all machines with few buttons,

Easy maintenance

The City is made up of several accessories: the water tank, the capsule collector containing up to 11 used capsules as well as the cup holder grid, all easily detachable, repositionable, and washable. Unfortunately, the accessories are not intended to go in the dishwasher.

Remind users that it is recommended to carry out descaling twice a year. The operation is simple, fast (20 min in all), and is done in 3 steps: empty the capsule container as well as the “drop collection container”, place a liter container under the spout of the machine, then add a descaling product to the water tank and run. In the instructions for use, the manufacturer states that the use of vinegar is not recommended and may damage the machine. To activate the descaling mode, simply press the 2 buttons of the machine simultaneously and follow the instructions in the manual. By pressing the large cup button, the water flows, carrying with it the descaling solution in the circuits. The user will only have to rinse with clear water and exit descaling mode to find a descaled machine. Simple, provided of course read the instructions.

Speed

Will the machine hold the promised 25 seconds of preheating? Well yes, our test measurements attest to 25 seconds very precisely. Remember that speed is a characteristic common to all Nespresso machines: the Inissia and the U also preheat in less than 30 s.

The extraction of coffee takes 15 seconds for a 40 ml and 15 seconds for the second espresso that follows, it is much faster than on the models mentioned above (15 seconds for a 40 ml). If we compare these times to the  Philips Senseo Viva Café, they seem much faster. It takes 40 seconds to preheat and 24 seconds for the first coffee in the morning.

Power consumption

This machine automatically switches to energy-saving mode after 9 minutes, thereby increasing the consumption of the coffee maker to 0 W. Good point, because remember that some machines like the Philips Senseo Viva Café continue to consume, even when switched off.

In “standby” (when the water is kept warm), the Citiz displays a consumption of less than 1 W (0.4 W measured). This time and consumption can be reduced manually, it is enough to switch off the machine before automatic standby, by pressing the espresso and lungo buttons simultaneously.

During preheating, the most consuming phase for a coffee machine, the Citiz displays a contained consumption of 1120 W for a few seconds.

Noise

The City is no exception to the Nespresso machine rule. Like the other models, it is quite noisy. We measured 54 dB in extraction with a peak at 61 dB during the first seconds. Note that this remains below the 68 dB measured on the Inissia.

Availability of capsules

As users of Nespresso machines know, the availability of capsules is one of the brand’s black spots. The capsules are only available on order via the website or in Nespresso stores. Furthermore, their price is quite high. The compatible ones are found in supermarkets. But does not always work very well with Nespresso machines as stated in the preamble.

Readers’ taste

By choice, we don’t rate the taste of coffees, but we let you rate your favorite coffees; you rated the Nespresso 5 stars (43% of voters gave it this rating) during our dedicated survey.

CONCLUSION

Nespresso delivers a compact, elegant machine that is relatively easy to use in everyday tasks. However, in practice, the Citiz remains fairly close to the U, with a certainly different design and with a smaller tank (0.2 L less). Unless you have an aesthetic crush on the Citiz, it is better to opt for the U or the Inissia, cheaper and very similar in terms of promise and use.

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