Toronto, May 20, 2016 – Every year we introduce you to one stylish must-have gift idea for Father’s Day. Last year it was the incredible Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Black Edition sonic toothbrush. This year, we found another premium product for dad that is just as elegantly designed as it is convenient.
The new Prodigio ($269) is Nespresso’s first smartphone integrated coffee machine. Connectivity means the added functionality of smartphone enabled capsule stock management, schedule brewing, and maintenance alerts.
Prodigio uses Nespresso’s vast assortment of over 250 coffee capsules that can be ordered in-store, by phone, mail, online, and even through the Nespresso iPhone/Android app. Pre-programmed coffee cup sizes include ristretto, espresso & lungo. The volume of each setting is 25ml, 40ml, 110ml respectively, but these volumes can also be customized.
Water stored in a rotating water tank is funnelled through the Prodigio, where it’s heated to an optimal brewing temperature in 25 seconds. The water flows evenly at 19-bar of pressure through the capsule and the machine automatically ejects the spent capsule into a reservoir when done.
I’ve gone ahead and set the machine as my morning alarm clock. By synching the scheduled brew time with my wake up time, the sound of the machine and coffee aroma wake me up and save me time. Not recommended if you’re a deep sleeper of course.
Finally, Nespresso capsules are recyclable. Nespresso has set up convenient return options to make it easy for consumers to return their used capsules for recycling.