Nespresso has introduced its first smart device connected coffee machine, Prodigio. According to the company, Prodigio provides consumers dual functionality. Users can brew a cup of coffee manually with a touch button or remotely with integrated Bluetooth smart technology.
The Prodigio connects directly to the Nespresso smart device app and provides a variety of Nespresso Club Member services, the company said. When logged into the app with a unique club membership number, Prodigio users can operate the machine from their smart device and receive capsule re-order alerts, coffee machine programming and machine care with maintenance alerts. Club members also have exclusive access to special Nespresso offers and news.
“Innovation and convenience are core elements of the Nespresso business so we’re delighted to be able to announce the launch of our first connected machine,” said Claire Cloatre-Vinzant, head of marketing machines at Nespresso. “We aim to continually surprise and delight our club members and Prodigio offers them a unique, integrated way for them to access the Nespresso services.”
The Prodigio single-serve machine is available in two models, the standard Prodigio and the Prodigio & Milk, which comes integrated with a milk frother. Both machines come in a silver or titan color and brew the full range of 23 Nespresso OriginalLine Grands Crus flavors.
The Nespresso Prodigio coffee machine will be available starting March 2016 and carries a suggested retail price of $249 and the Prodigio & Milk carries a suggested retail price of $299.