- Highly user-friendly pod coffee maker controlled via Bluetooth
- Beautiful, elegant, and efficient little machine
- App offers a broad selection of brewing options
User-friendly design, easy to switch on and off, alerts and notifications sent to your smartphone, brews a variety of cup sizes, compact, sleek, elegant, "intelligent" design, decent-sized water tank, Bluetooth control, and pod coffee maker.
Only compatible with Nespresso pods, and the milk function adds an extra cost.
Operation: If you're the sort of coffee drinker who prefers "pod" coffee, this Nespresso machine by Krups is the WiFi coffee maker you want. In addition to the broad selection of Nespresso coffee pods, the machine gives you control over the brewing process via smartphone app. It may lack versatility—you simply brew it as the pod directs—but it's a simple, reliable machine that's beautifully convenient.
The design is sleek and elegant, and the machine is compact enough to fit in any apartment or studio kitchen. The rotating base allows you to adapt the coffee maker to your counter space. You can also adjust it to have easier access to the water tank. With a 25-second heat-up time and 20 bar pressure, it churns out coffee at an impressive rate. It will even spit out the used capsule automatically for easy cleaning!
It can be a bit tricky to pair the coffee maker to your Bluetooth, and the Bluetooth will suck up your phone's battery. However, you'll find it takes less than a minute for the machine to get brewing, and it spits out a delicious cup of coffee every time.
Features: The Nespresso Prodigio looks like many other Nespresso coffee makers, with the same machine controls and LCD screen. However, the real versatility comes from the Nespresso app, which gives you more control over the brewing process. You can set the type of coffee you want, the time you want it brewed, and more. You can also use the app to manage your capsule stock so you never run out of coffee pods.
The machine DOESN'T come with a milk frothing feature—that costs extra. However, it does have a water tank (800 ml), a 19-bar pump, and runs at 1260 watts. It's a simple machine without the frills of fancier coffee makers, but it's worth it to get the user-friendliness of the Nespresso app.
Price: Even after the recent price increase to $220 or more, this is still one of the better smart coffee makers on our list. It delivers a great cup of pod coffee every time, and you will love its look, size, and functions. It's certainly more reliable than some of the lower-rated choices. All in all, well worth the price!