Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie Comparison

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Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie which espresso maker is right for you?

If you have decided to treat yourself to a new coffee maker and have settled on something from the Nespresso range then there are quite a few choices available.​

Both the Inissia and Pixie are single serve espresso makers that can make both espresso and lungo. They both use the older type capsules(originalLine) from Nespresso, whereas more recent similar machines like the Evoluo or Vertuoline use the newer Vertuoline capsules.

Lets take a brief look at each model individually and then have a look at the actual differences below.​

Nespresso inissia

The Nespresso Inissia is a single serve espreso maker that can brew both espresso and lungo style coffee.

It operates at 19 bar pressure and uses capsule or pod based coffee only. There are separate buttons for choosing either espresso or lungo.

The Inissia has a 24 ounce water reservoir and can hold up to 11 used capsules in the used capsule container.

There is also an automatic shut off after 9 minutes in case you forget to turn it off after use.​

Included in the box are the Inissia espresso machine, instruction booklet, information folder, water reservoir, drip tray and sixteen Nespresso capsules.​

​The drip tray is adjustable so it can accommodate larger cups sizes for when you are brewing tall drinks.


  • 19 bar pressure
  • Prepares Espresso and Lungo
  • 24 ounce water tank(removable)
  • Preheating time 25 seconds
  • Auto-shutoff after 9 minutes

Nespresso Pixie

The Nespresso Pixie shares a lot if not all of the basic features of the Inissia above.

It has the same pressure, water reservoir and type of drip tray. It has a slightly larger form factor than the Inissia but it is hardly noticeable.

It too can brew both espresso and lungo styles of coffee.​ 

Feature wise the Pixie has a slight edge. You get an low water reservoir warning light which is not found on the Pixie.

​There is also no power button unlike on the Inissia. So you have to rely on the auto-shutoff feature entirely.

Included in the box are the Pixie espresso machine, water reservoir, drip tray, instruction booklet, information folder and sixteen Nespresso capsules.​

  • 24 ounce water tank
  • Espresso and Lungo
  • Preheat time 30 seconds
  • 19 bar pressure
  • Empty water warning light

Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie

Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie which is the better joice?

As you can see from above the two machines are pretty similar. ​

But just what is the difference between the Nespresso Inissia and Pixie ?​

The Pixie can be best described as a face-lift model to the Inissia. It has fewer plastic parts internally, has a low water light indicator and ​design wise the Pixia is a much sleeker looking machine especially with the metallic trim.

Although it has slightly larger dimensions the difference is hardly noticeable so if space is a major concern for you then you need not worry.​

For us the Pixie is the one to own.​

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