Holiday Must Have: Nespresso Pixie

We couldn’t think of a better lifestyle gift fitting for the coffee lover on your list this holiday than the Nespresso Pixie espresso machine. If you’ve been unfamiliar with Nespresso up till now, get cozy, because these machines not only make the most delicious rich espresso (with the best crema we’ve ever seen) but out-do any other machine with its stylish construction and superior performance.

The Pixie is Nespresso’s most compact and energy efficient machine (it powers off after nine minutes idling) and comes in six electric colours including the seasonally appropriate red and lime (shown above). We had the pleasure of trying out this machine for the season and were impressed by how many variations of our favourite caffeinated beverage we were able to make when paired with the Aeroccino milk frother, which swirls up milk in under a minute hot or cold. We made everything from simple espresso’s both long and short, to more elaborate latte’s and cappuccino’s, and we were and even able to whip up a london fog when we ran out of coffee pods, or cru as they call them.

The Pixie retails for $269 CAD and the Aeroccino milk frother for $99 CAD, which together may seem a little pricey, but it’s a small price to enjoy great coffee in the comfort of your own home for years to come. Though the Pixie is our pick for the holiday season, you can discover the world of Nespresso here and at the Nespresso Boutique at The Bay in Toronto.  Check out the other colours of the Pixie and Aeroccino Milk Frother below, and watch the latest Nespresso commercial which features George Clooney and Nazanin Boniadi playfully swapping cru selections.