Nespresso D290 Review

Nespresso D290 Espresso Machine

Welcome to our Nespresso D290 review. We’ll try and keep this short as I have a tendency to ramble on. We’ll be discussing the Nespresso D290 espresso machine with an eye to its features but also try to understand who of you out there in Coffee Sensei Land might benefit from this single serve espresso machine.

The Nespresso concept also known as the D290 espresso maker is a single serve espresso machine from Nespresso that is not cheap. It is also available as a red Nespresso machine as you can see from the image. None of their espresso machines are cheap, and at the minimum you’ll likely be paying at least a few hundred dollars. Now folks love these machines if you head on over to Amazon, you’ll see an amazing amount of positive reviews.

So why are people in love with the Nespresso machines? Well, I think first and foremost these single serve cappuccino machines have perfected, so some would say, the art of espresso from a machine. I attribute this stellar espresso excellence to 3 things. The beans that the Nespresso folks choose for their espresso capsules including their roasting of these coffee beans. The second element is the packaging of the espresso beans in the Nespresso capsules and the third is the Nespresso espresso machine itself.

I give most credence to the Nespresso machine. You pay quite a bit for this espresso maker. But you’re buying the Cadillac of single serve espresso machines as it has a very robust 19 bars of pressure that it uses to extract the full coffee flavor from the espresso capsules. This cannot be over emphasized.

Here are some of the features of the Nespresso D290:

  • Industry leading 19 bars of pump pressure
  • Electronically controlled temperature regulation
  • Machine controls the amount of coffee to pour into the cup
  • Nespresso automatically ejects capsules into discard bin
  • Included in package is a set of 12 variety capsules

Unlike its competitors, the Nespresso D290 cappuccino machine uses a thermoblock to heat the water to between 186 and 195 degrees Fahrenheit. It also “blooms” the coffee by pre-soaking them before the full extraction takes place. This allows for greater extraction of the flavor profile as well as the development of rich and creamy crema.

If there is one drawback to the Nespresso espresso machines it is that their capsules are not as readily available as I would like. As I write, there are just a limited number of stores that sell the capsules other than the Nespresso online store. Not a deal breaker if you don’t mind stocking up just in case.

Here is what one happy customer had to say about their Nespresso D290:

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Admittedly I am addicted to this machine, the espresso. I have owned this machine for around 3 years now and made maybe 5,000 cups of espresso with this. This is far superior to any other “on demand” coffee makers, this machine makes real espresso. Absolutely 100% completely problem free. I would buy exactly this machine again in a second. – Daniel L.