We don't usually review coffee machines here at CNET Australia, but we sure do drink a lot of coffee. So when Kogan announced the availability of its new Nespresso-compatible Ez-press coffee machine, we jumped at the chance to put it to the test, and see whether this cheaper machine's coffee is tasty or nasty, in a coffee showdown with a Delonghi Essenza Nespresso coffee machine.
Before we started sipping, we cast a close eye over the Ez-press. On paper, the Ez-press looks the part, with a 19-bar pump pressure, a reasonably large 1.2-litre water reservoir and a milk frother attachment built in.
In person, the Ez-press looks nice from across the room, but its plastic construction looks and feels cheap on closer inspection. The machine is also a little tricky to put together, with the various plastic elements fitting awkwardly together. The water tank is also a little tricky to remove, and it takes a good tug to free it from the main machine.