Be sure the reservoir has water. The reservoir is removable and can be filled in the engineering kitchen.
Turn on machine to heat water.
Insert pod into slot (pod should be inserted on its side with the flat cap facing you).
Place mug under spout and select your size!
A copy of these basic instructions can be found on the wall next to the nespresso machine. Likewise a list of which colored pod is which flavor can be found there too, so that you can check which coffee you are drinking!
We are participating in the Nespresso recycling program! When emptying the used pods in the collection drawer, please place them in the special Nespresso recycling bag.
Once the bag is full to the indicated line, it should be taken to an approved drop off location.
If you would like to try a flavor that we do not have, you can make a request to purchase a sleeve of that flavor with the next order by emailing your request to Ariel. You can find a list of coffee flavors on Nespresso's website. The requested flavors must be available as "Original" capsules. This list shows the flavors available for residential machines, so we may not be able to order all of them (for example, the Chiaro flavor is not available for orders placed through a professional account). There is a list of flavors approved for professional accounts, but it is not comprehensive and we have successfully ordered several flavors not on that list.
After using the machine make sure that the area is clean. Wipe up any spilled coffee. Refill the water tank if necessary.
Remove the front part of the machine. Empty out old and used pods from the machine container into the pod specific recycling bin (please do not throw these into the normal recycling bins). You should also remove the front "drip tray", pour excess coffee down the drain and rinse the plastic pieces.
The machine should be descaled at least once a year. However, given how much we might end up using the machine, we should descale once every 3 months. This helps keep the machine running well and makes the coffee taste better!
Remove capsule and close lever
Empty drip try into used capsule container
Fill the water tank with 0.5 L of water and add the nespresso descaling liquid
Place a container (minimum volume 0.6L) under the coffee outlet
Switch the machine on, wait until it is ready
Blinking light: heating up. Stead light: ready
Press both coffee buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds. They will start blinking
Press the lungo button and wait until the water tank is empty
Refill the water tank with the used descaling solution collected in the container and repeat the previous step
Empty and rinse water tank. Fill it with potable water
When ready, press the lungo button to rinse machine.
To exit descaling mode, press both buttons simultaneously for one second. The machine is now ready for use.
Caution: Descaling solution can be harmful. Don't touch with bare skin.
A helpful tutorial video can be found here: https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/machine-assistance#!/Pixie/instructions/descaling/video
Further instructions and answers to maintenance questions can be found under this link: https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/machine-assistance#!/Pixie/instructions