Nespresso D290 Espresso Machine for the Nespresso Capsule System Review
The Nespresso D290 espresso and coffee machine is a great looking coffee machine developed for the Nespresso capsule system. It is an entry level machine in the group of capsule machines that have built in milk frothing nozzles.
So the main addition to this machine, when comparing it to the Nespresso C100 and D100 machines is the milk steaming nozzle. You can use the built in hose to steam milk manually or install the plug-and-play AutoCappuccino accessory which will do the milk frothing for you, and all you have to do it connect a plastic hose to a milk container. While this is a great feature to install, cleanup can be a bit of a hassle, if all you want is a cup of cappuccino. But that’s normal for making milk based drinks with home coffee machines.
The Nespresso D290 has an automatic dosing system for controlling the amount of water in your coffee, so you always get you espresso the way you like it.
I have written about this before, and it is mainly my opinion so you may disagree, but personally in this level of machines, I like to invest my money in a great espresso machine such as the Nespresso Le Cube, and take care of the milk steaming with the Nespresso Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother. It’s just that milk steaming with Thermoblock machines is not that awesome, and also, it’s a lot less cleanup for the coffee machine, and the Aeroccino is just easier to clean (think of cleaning a coffee pot).
One last note, in case you don’t know this, you are limited to one of 12 flavors in capsules currently offered by Nespresso. Only Nespresso makes and markets capsules for Nespresso machines. This is not a big limitation really, since 12 is a nice variety, and Nespresso offers an easy way to order capsules from its website.
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Coffee Machine Summary
- Designed for the Nespresso capsule system.
- Beautiful design and great tasting espresso/cappuccino/latté making machines.
- Thermoblock system for perfect pressure and temperature of water.
- Automatic dosing system control volume of water per cup.
- AutoCappuccino works great for milk frothing.
- 1.2L water container.
- Dim. : H 310 x L 220 x D 345 mm