Nespresso Coffee Machines


By Lucy Crossfield | Editor | Published: 23 September 2014

Nespresso strive to stand apart from most office and commercial coffee machines by creating a more elegant experience for your employees, baristas and customers.

Whether you work for a boutique business or behind the counter of a distinguished restaurant, Nespresso adds class to any environment.

Each model caters to different business settings, but they share some very desirable qualities.

Modern Customer Care

Nespresso is a truly modern brand. In addition to creating a great coffee experience, it’s cleverly adapted itself to the 21st century via helpful wireless technology.

The Zenius and Aguila models come equipped with an integrated SIM card that connects to Nespresso’s customer support center.

By monitoring their performance remotely, the support center can fix a problem with your machine before you even know about it.

Grand Crus

Like many coffee machines for office environments today, Nespresso offers individual pods from their Grand Crus line.

Each Grand Cru has its own profile based on strength and cup size. The 4 categories include Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo and Decaffeinated.

Serious coffee drinkers might prefer a selection from the Ristretto line, whose options are among the most bold and intense of all the Grand Crus, and yield a modest yet appropriate 25ml of coffee per cup.

Meanwhile, more casual drinkers will enjoy one of the Lungo coffees, whose strength ranges from mild to medium. At 110ml, the Cru will fill a traditional cup.

Now that we’ve covered some of the great features, let’s take a look at the machines themselves.

For Office Setting


Nespresso zenius

Increasingly, small offices are upgrading their coffee selection. Given the demand and competitive market for good coffee, you can no longer get away with serving your employees standard, run-of-the-mill java.

Enter Zenius. This modest maker uses Grand Crus to deliver to fast, exceptional coffee to your small office break room or kitchen.

In fact, it works at the touch of the button. Just load your desired pod, push start, and your beverage will be brewed within seconds.

A big advantage of the Zenius is its simplicity. All you need to do is mind the removable water tank, which holds up to 2.3 liters.

Refill when it’s empty, and you’re good to go. Additionally, you can easily customize your Grand Crus selection, so that everyone’s favorite option is always within reach.

The Zenius is estimated to cost around $200.

Gemini CS 221 PRO

nespresso gemini

For an office of 20 or more, Nespresso’s Gemini is an ideal choice. Designed to handle a slightly heavier demand, Gemini has the simplicity of Zenius but adds milk-based espresso drinks to the equation.

Fans of cappuccinos and lattes will love this machine. Choose either Ristretto, Espresso or Lungo cup sizes, request your type of drink (hot or cold), and the Gemini will brew your coffee – with or without fresh milk, depending on your beverage.

And its double head technology means that multiple drinks can be made at once, which makes it a good choice for smaller scale commercial use as well.

The Gemini is estimated to retail around $500.

For Commercial Demand


nespresso aguila

If your restaurant or coffee shop serves a consistent, high-volume crowd of coffee lovers, then the Aguila is meant for you.

In some ways, it represents the evolution of the Gemini machine, but on a much larger scale.

The Aguila has two coffee-making stations, allowing the barista to simultaneously handle multiple drink orders (hot or cold, milk-based or straight).

Meanwhile, the large space on top of the machine makes cup storage easy and convenient, and the volume control means your customers never have to endure the loud rumble and hiss that we have come to expect from espresso machines.

At around $10,000, the Aguila is perfect for your mid to large size establishment.

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Lucy Crossfield Editor

Lucy heads up the team on Expert Market, helping to deliver industry-leading expertise on business topics for nearly four years.

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