That New Year’s resolution isn’t going to tackle itself, you know.
Whether you’ve made a pledge to your 2020 self to put in some extra work at the gym, cook more at home, or just catch up on all of your favorite shows (psst — The Mandalorian is finally available to stream in its entirety), you’re probably going to need some liquid motivation in the form of coffee. Or a fancy latte. Or several shots of espresso delivered intravenously. (Actually, maybe leave that last one to Lorelai Gilmore.)
As luck would have it, Amazon’s got a bunch of single-serve Nespresso machines on sale right now for as much as 44% off. WIth one of these bad boys on your kitchen countertop, you can just whip up your favorite beverages at home whenever you need a caffeine fix — no more running off to your local coffee shop to wait in line for a $5 cup of weak bean water.
Now, most Nespresso machines are made by one of two brands — either Breville or De’Longhi — both of which are featured in Amazon’s sale. You’ll notice that the look of their machines differs slightly — De’Longhi’s models are a little boxier; Breville’s are a little rounder and more futuristic-looking — but function-wise, they’re virtually identical. A Nespresso Inissia made by Breville will work just as well as a Nespresso Inisssia made by De’Longhi, and the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe made by De’Longhi will brew the same espresso as the one made by Breville — you get the picture.
As far as Amazon’s discounts are concerned, some Breville models are currently cheaper than their De’Longhi counterparts, and vice versa. We went ahead and compared each machine brand by brand to see which one is offering the most savings — here’s what we found:
Details: This popular coffee and espresso maker features five different one-touch brew settings — espresso, double espresso, gran lungo, coffee, and alto — and a large water tank. (The Breville model has a 40-ounce capacity, whereas its De’Longhi counterpart, pictured above, can hold up to 54 ounces of H2O.) It brews using Nespresso’s Centrifusion technology, a process in which a coffee capsule is spun around at up to 7,000 rpms to extract every molecule of flavor from the grounds.
Which brand should you buy? Since De’Longhi’s sale pricing beats Breville’s by literal pocket change, your choice will probably come down to whether or not you want that extra-large water tank. Get Breville’s model here for $130.98 (down 34% from $199.95), or snag De’Longhi’s version here for $130.76 (down 34% from $199) after applying the digital coupon on its product page.
Details: An upgraded version of the OG Vertuo, the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe sports a motorized head and a moveable water tank with a 60-ounce capacity. Plus, it heats up in only 20 to 25 seconds.
Which brand should you buy? Breville. De’Longhi’s version of the VertuoPlus Deluxe is also on sale, but at 28% off, its discount can’t hold a candle to that of its competitor: You can order Breville’s model here for only $111.99, or 44% off its suggested retail price of $199.95.
Details: Perfect for Nespresso newbies who don’t want to drop a ton of money on their first machine, the 24-ounce Inissia is a compact, lightweight coffee and espresso maker that can brew two different cup sizes (coffee and lungo) with the touch of a single button.
Which brand should you buy? Just flip a coin, TBH: Breville’s version of the Nespresso Inissia (pictured) is currently priced at $107.90, and De’Longhi’s virtually identical model is now going for just $106.99. Either way, you’ll be saving 28%.
Details: Boasting an elegant, retro-inspired design, the 34-ounce Nespresso CitiZ is a fast-heating machine that features a high-pressure pump system capable of concocting fancy espresso drinks that would impress any seasoned barista.
Which brand should you buy? With a 34% savings compared to Breville’s 30%, De’Longhi wins this round. Get its version of the Nespresso CitiZ here for just $163.61 (down about $85 from its $249 MSRP) with the digital coupon on its product page.
Details: Sporting the same high-pressure system as the CitiZ, the portable Essenza Mini is Nespresso’s smallest ever single-serve espresso maker.
Whose should you buy? Once again, De’Longhi. Breville’s Essenza Mini is on sale, too, but at $131.99 (or 12% off), its discount isn’t as impressive as De’Longhi’s promotion: You can get its machine here for $114.04, or 23% off its suggested retail price of $149.