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Dear Espresso, you are my late-night study partner!

Do You Know friends? Whenever I feel down to study at night and need an extra boost to remember the material better, I sip Espresso. It improves concentration and boosts my physical and mental activity. So friends, whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, a cup of Espresso can provide you with much-needed energy and a moment of relaxation. It also reduces depression, so you can make it a part of your daily routine. But it is also important to remember that we can only drink 3-4 cups daily.

Don’t feel depresso, if you have an Espresso!

I know, after reading about the amazing benefits of Espresso,  you will definitely want to buy a machine that can make you the best Espresso. So don’t wander around; just read our guide Best Nespresso Machines. After purchasing the machine, you will also need to know how to use it, so we have written for that too, How to Use Nespresso CitiZ and Milk. If you are willing to know more about this machine, you can also visit the content of our Nespresso CitiZ and Milk Review.

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Precautions For Nespresso CitiZ And Milk

No matter how expert you are at making coffee. It is essential to follow the safety precautions before using the Nespresso CitiZ and Milk machine because bad times do not tell in advance.  So,

  1. Always check the wire and power cord before plugging it into the mains.
  2. Keep the Nespresso CItiZ and Milk away from children.
  3. Also, protect it from moisture or water.
  4. If the machine does not work and you don’t know about machine repair. Don’t attempt experiments on the machine yourself.
  5. Never play with the machine parts or touch them while operating the machine; it can cause harm.

Here are some tips on Nespresso CitiZ and Milk safety measures; you can read the full article by clicking on this link.

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Instructions For Making Espresso With Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

I know you can’t wait to have a delicious cup of coffee to boost yourself. So, let’s start without any delay. 

  1. Fill the water tank with potable water.
  1. Activate the machine by pressing any top button (Espresso or Lungo).
  1. Now, you will see the lights blinking. 
  1. Let the machine pre-heat for about 25 seconds.
  1. When the lights stop blinking, it signals that your machine is ready for the next process.
  1. Open the lever, take out the old capsule (if any) and place your desired capsule pod. 
  1. Close the machine head by pushing the lever down.
  1. Place a cup under the coffee outlet.
  1. Now press the Espresso button, and the machine will start brewing 40 ml of Espresso into your mug/cup.
  1. Let the machine run, and soon, you will have a strong Espresso.
  1. If you want to drink less than 40 ml of Espresso, press the Espresso button again, and the machine will stop flowing coffee.
  1. After drinking coffee, lift the lever to drop the used coffee pod into the container and then close the lever.

Espresso has a strong, bold flavor and is often enjoyed on its own, but you can add milk at the top of your Espresso by frothing milk in Nespresso CitiZ and Milk Aeroccino to enhance the flavor of the coffee. 

How To Make Espresso With Nespresso CitiZ and Milk Guide

This guide will help you understand how to make a perfect Espresso with your Nespresso CitiZ and Milk at home and make it easy to choose the volume size and button for Espresso coffee. Stay tuned and scroll down.

Does Nespresso Citiz And Milk Make Regular Coffee Or Just Espresso?

Nespresso manufactures two types of machines: Original line and Vertuoline.

  1. The Original line makes only Espresso-based drinks.
  2. The VertuoLine produces a full-size regular coffee.

The Nespresso CitiZ and Milk machine is based on the Original line, so it can only make Espresso (40 ml) and Lungo (110 ml).

Does Nespresso Citiz And Milk Make Coffee Or Just Espresso?

Sadly, Nespresso Citiz and Milk doesn’t make your typical cup of coffee, but it can brew from a cappuccino to a perfect espresso or cafe-style coffee for those who prefer lattes.

Which Button Is Espresso On Nespresso Citiz And Milk?

The Nespresso CitiZ and Milk machine has two buttons on the top.

  1. Espresso on the left.
  2. Lungo to the right.

Express for 40 ml coffee and Lungo for 110 ml drink. Apart from brewing coffee, these buttons play a big role in the machine from switching on the machine to rinsing and descaling. You can learn more about these buttons by clicking the link below:

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Does Nespresso Citiz And Milk Make Good Espresso Shots?

Yes, Nespresso CitiZ and Milk produce strong Espresso shots with perfect aroma and taste. It can be the ideal espresso for home brewers who want to have their own unique drink day and night!

Is 2 Shots Of Espresso The Same As A Cup Of Coffee?

An average serving size of a cup of coffee is 5-8 oz (148-236 ml), while an Espresso shot is usually 1.35 fluid oz (40ml). So, in this case, 2 shots of espresso are not enough for a cup of coffee. Although 2.7 ounces are less in quantity, they are equal to 10 ounces of drip coffee (regular coffee) in strength.

What’s The Difference Between Espresso And Lungo?

Espresso and Lungo are two types of coffee. Espresso is 40 ml (small cup), and Lungo is 110 ml (Large cup) of coffee. Basically, the Lungo word originated from an Italian word meaning long. There is not a big difference between Espresso and Lungo because Lungo is prepared in the same way as Espresso; even the same pod can be used. The only difference is the volume of water.

How Much Milk Do You Need For 2 Shots Of Espresso?

Espresso is traditionally served as black. After adding milk, it will change the flavor and texture of the drink and will no longer be pure Espresso. You can also use it as a base for other coffee drinks. The ratio of milk to Espresso can vary based on personal preferences such as:

  • Cappuccino: Add equal parts of steamed and foam milk at the top of the Espresso.
  • Latte: For intense and robust flavor, add a little amount of froth milk at the top of   your Espresso.
  • Latte Macchiato: For a milder Espresso and more creamy coffee, take a large quantity of steamed and froth milk and pour it over Espresso for a velvety texture.
  • Mocha: A shot of Espresso with an equal amount of steamed milk, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.

Can You Use The Same Nespresso Pod Twice?

Yes, you can get an extra kick from a Nespresso pod. Don’t waste the pod after the first shot, and press the same button for the second shot that you used before. Keep in mind Nespresso does not recommend using pods twice, as the strength, taste, and smell would not be the same as you enjoyed before.

Can You Use Regular Coffee Pods As Espresso?

Yes, you can use regular coffee pods for Espresso if that fits in your machine, but Nespresso does not recommend making Espresso from regular coffee pods (third party capsule). Regular coffee grinds that you use in reusable Nespresso pods are not suitable for your machine. This can harm your machine and also make the Espresso taste bitter.

Is An Espresso Shot Just Black Coffee?

Yeah! Espresso is strong black coffee produced by forcing hot water at high pressure through finely ground coffee. But not all black coffee is Espresso. Drip coffee is also black coffee but it is not Espresso. Moreover, If you pour milk on top of your Espresso, it won’t be black coffee.

Is Espresso Stronger Than Coffee?

Yes, Espresso has more caffeine than your typical drip coffee. Espresso single shot (solo) contains 63 mg of caffeine. In contrast, regular coffee (drip coffee) averages 12 to 16 milligrams of caffeine per ounce.

Is Lungo 2 Shots Of Espresso?

Espresso is 40 ml and Lungo is 110 ml. This means you need nearly 3x more water for Lungo. So, a double shot of Espresso is not Lungo but approximately close to Lungo. In case, you make espresso with more water; it can produce a large cup of coffee, a Lungo.

What Size Is Nespresso Citiz And Milk Espresso?

Nespresso Citiz and Milk serve you 40 ml of perfect Espresso.

How Many Shots Of Espresso Are In A Nespresso Citiz And Milk Machine?

With the Nespresso CitiZ and Milk machine,you can take as many shots as you want. You can get a maximum of two Espresso shots from a single coffee pod at a time.

What Are 2 Shots Of Espresso Called?

The extraction of 2 shots of Espresso from a single-serve capsule called Doppio in Italian and Double-Shot in English. It’s about 80 ml of drink. If you wanna enjoy a stronger aroma and more intense taste of robust Italian-style espresso, brew coffee from two Nespresso pods then the double espresso or double shot could be the drink for you. If you get double shots from the same pod, the taste will be milder and not too rich. 

How Many Shots Of Espresso Are Possible With One Nespresso Pod?

You can get two shots of espresso from the same Nespresso pod at a time, but the second shot will not be the same as the first shot. It will be lighter and less flavorful than the shot you got before.

What Are The 3 Types Of Espresso?

Basically, there is a slight difference between the Espresso variants that you get from a Nespresso machine different from the standard size. Here both sizes are shared.

The standard size of Espresso are:

  1. 1-3 Oz (30-88 ml)         : Espresso
  2. 0.5-0.85 Oz (15-25 ml) : Ristretto
  3. 3-5 Oz (89-148 ml)       : Lungo

Espresso sizes in the Nespresso CItiZ and milk machine, they are:

  1. 1.35 Oz (40 ml) : Espresso
  2. 0.85 Oz (25 ml) : Ristretto
  3. 3.72 Oz (110 ml): Lungo

When we measure Espresso in shots:

  1. As we know, Single Shot is called Espresso.
  2. Espresso with (Doppio) Double-Shot is called a Black-Eye.
  3. Espresso with a Triple-Shot is called a Dead-Eye.

What Are 2 Shots Of Espresso?

Two shots of Espresso called Doppio means Double. This drink is about 80ml. If you want to enjoy the stronger aroma and more intense flavor of bold Italian-style Espresso, a double espresso or double shot is the way to go. (For a robust and flavorful coffee use two pods for double shots). 

How Many Cups Of Coffee Is 3 Shots Of Espresso?

Basically, it depends on the size of the cup. If you brew in a standard (5 Oz or 147 ml) cup, 4 shots of Espresso are enough. If you brew in 8 Oz (236 ml) cup, you need approximately 6 shots of Espresso.

How Long Should 2 Shots Of Espresso Pour (Brew)?

If you prepare Espresso from Nespresso CitiZ and Milk, it takes about 20-30 seconds to serve you a double shot of Espresso which is 80 ml (2.75 Oz). It takes about 35-52 seconds to prepare the same amount of double shot from Vertuoline machine.

Is One Espresso A Day Healthy?

One shot of Espresso contains 60-70 mg of caffeine. It is recommended not to consume more than 400 mg of caffeine a day, which is about 6 shots of Espresso. So, you can have 4-5 cups of espresso per day.


That’s wrap here! No doubt making Espresso with Nespresso CitiZ and Milk is ridiculously easy and an amazing experience. If you haven’t made Espresso yet, make a delicious cup of Espresso and share with your family & friends. Coffee Aims complete guide How To Make Espresso With Nespresso CitiZ and Milk is always available for you.


Does The Nespresso Citiz And Milk Make Espresso?

The Nespresso CitiZ and Milk has two factory volumes Espresso and Lungo. But it can serve you not just Espresso, also Lungo but also an Americano or Ristretto. You can also set Nespresso CitiZ and Milk volume according to your own desire.

How Do You Make An Espresso Shot With A Nespresso Citiz And Milk Machine?

To make an Espresso with the Nespresso CitiZ and Milk machine, follow these steps:

  1. First, set up your machine.
  2. Rinse the water tank, then fill it with fresh potable water.
  3. Now turn on the Nespresso CitiZ and Milk machine by pressing any button.
  4. Your machine will take approximately 25 sec to heat up. 
  5. Now insert the capsule by lifting the lever, then close the machine head.
  6. Place a cup under the coffee outlet.
  7. Press the Espresso (left side) button.
  8. After some time, you will have an Espresso cup.
  9. After all, don’t forget to eject the capsule.

Now enjoy your Espresso!

How Do You Use The Nespresso Citiz & Milk Machine?

The Nespresso CitiZ and Milk machine is very easy to use. If you are using it for the first time, after unboxing, read the safety precaution, then rinse it. For making Espresso, press the Espresso button and for Lungo press the Lungo button. Coffee Aim has a complete guide on How do you use the Nespresso CitiZ & Milk machine, you can visit there for more details.

How Do You Make 2 Shots Of Espresso With The Nespresso Citiz And Milk?

You can get double shots of Espresso from Nespresso CitiZ and Milk in 2 ways:

  1. Use 1 coffee pod twice, but the taste will not be so good.
  2. Eject the used capsule and insert a second one. Two single shots of Espresso serve you a robust and intense flavor.

Does Nespresso Citiz And Milk Only Make Espresso Shots?

Nespresso CitiZ and Milk offers you not only Espresso but also Doppio or Lungo, Ristretto, Americano, hot water and Regular Coffee as well. The size of the coffee depends on your pre-programmed water volume setting.

Is Nespresso Citiz And Milk Technically Espresso?

Basically, the Nespresso CitiZ and Milk machine is designed for Espresso, but you can take (Lungo, Ristretto, Americano) or any volume you want. For this, leave the Espresso’s volume on its button and set the preferred volume to the Lungo button Or skip the Lungo button and set the volume on Espresso to your liking.

Is A Nespresso Citiz And Milk Machine The Same As An Espresso Machine?

Nespresso CitiZ and Milk is also similar to an Espresso machine, though it is not like a conventional Espresso machine because traditional Espresso machines use ground coffee beans to extract the coffee. Nespresso CitiZ and Milk use pods for coffee, so its taste is less flavorful than Espresso machines.

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