Nespresso Prodigio Product Review

Design
Features
Performance
Cleaning
Value

Espresso and Bluetooth!

The Prodigio is great machine. In classic Nespresso fashion, it makes amazing espresso. On top of that, it has bluetooth! Make an espresso from your iPhone!

Shop Now
User Rating: Be the first one !

Over the past little while, more and more devices in the home are getting connected with Bluetooth technology, but I never expected that an espresso machine would come with Bluetooth. But, Nespresso has done it with their new machine, the Nespresso Prodigio.

Here are some info for the Nespresso Prodigio from the press release.

Your phone can now make a perfect coffee. The first Bluetooth connected Nespresso machine and its app, offering additional benefits such as capsule stock management, schedule brew and machine assistance & care.

  •  Connectivity features: capsules stock management, schedule brewing, maintenance alerts.
  •  Coffee cups sizes: Ristretto, Espresso & Lungo
  •  Automatic capsules ejection
  •  Rotating water tank
  •  Fast heatup 25 seconds

nespresso-prodigio

Having a new Nespresso machine is always an exciting thing and opening up the box is always a great joy. The new machine is a wonderful product and the design classic and sleek. It has quite a small footprint on the countertop. The front of the machine comes in two colours, silver and titan (a charcoal colour), with both having a matte finish.

nespresso-prodigio-16

The back of the Prodigio is where the water reservoir is found and it holds plenty of water for many cups of espresso. On the top of the machine there is the slot where the capsules are dropped into the machine. Once dropped in, slide the lever forward to close the capsule door. There are three buttons on the top which will determine whether to make a ristretto, espresso, and lungo.

nespresso-prodigio-2

Nespresso has an app for either iOS or Android phones, and can downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store. Once installed, you can easily pair your Prodigio to your phone.

The app allows you to brew espresso, track how many capsules you have in stock, order more capsules from the online Nespresso store, check water hardness and more.

nespresso-prodigio-3

The machine comes with a water hardness test strip. Stick it in some water and see the colours on the test strip.

nespresso-prodigio-4

Match the colour pattern on the test strip with the different level on the app and it will show the hardness level. This is helpful for the app in advising when a hardness cleaning is required.

nespresso-prodigio-5

The above photo shows the main app control display. From this, you can brew immediately or at a future set time. You can also see how many capsule you have left, and whether water hardness needs to be checked.

nespresso-prodigio-6

Simply, have a capsule in place along with the espresso cup. Press the brew button on the app and it makes a great cup of espresso.

nespresso-prodigio-7

Beyond to Bluetooth functionality, the Prodigio has all the other features of a classic Nespresso machines. This makes an amazing cup of espresso, but I would expect nothing less from a Nespresso machine.

nespresso-prodigio-11

Rich dark espresso with wonderful crema on top. Each Nespresso machine I have used has made some of the best espresso I have ever had. The taste of the espresso is rich and smooth without any bitterness. In my opinion, this espresso rivals what can be purchased at any coffee or espresso bar, and it can be made in your own home with the push of a button.

nespresso-prodigio-13

Nespresso has many different capsules available. Many light and dark roasts are available as well as some flavour options. There are also seasonal and special roasts that can be purchased throughout the year.  I love to keep a bowl of espresso capsules next to the Inissia so that, whatever my mood, there is something for me. You can purchase Nespresso capsules at their boutique bars or order them online.

If you looking for an espresso machine then the Nespresso Prodigio is an excellent choice.

Buy this machine at Amazon.

Disclaimer: Nespresso provided me with the Prodigio. They did not pay me for this review and the views expressed above are my honest reactions after trying the product.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *