Best Nespresso Machine Reviews
The Nespresso range includes large work-horse coffee machines ideal for the workplace, and others compact and ergonomic ideal for placing outside of the kitchen. Some machines are suited more to those who adore their milk-based coffee, others designed to speedily deliver a delicious espresso or lungo drink.
The Best Nespresso Coffee Machines of 2021
We have found the best Nespresso best coffee machines options to suit every coffee enthusiast’s tastes for 2021!
Ready to discover which machine suits you best for a productive, enjoyable and tasty 2021?
Nespresso OriginalLine vs VertuoLine – What’s the Difference?
Nespresso now produce different types of coffee pods – Nespresso VirtuoLine are the newcomers on the scene compared to Nespresso OriginalLine, which is what we would call the ‘original’ Nespresso capsules.
So what’s the difference between the two? Read our guide to find out…
A few years ago, Nespresso began experimenting with a completely different capsule design for their innovative coffee machines, and came up with a new style of machine and capsule that produced a different style of coffee: the Nespresso Vertuo range.
The Nespresso Vertuo machine has a narrow profile and looks sleek, especially in a black finish. VertuoLine machines spin the Nespresso coffee pods at speeds of about 7,000rpm, which result in a different flavour profile when coffee is extracted.
One of the biggest advantages of the Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine is the really rich crema that you get in your coffee cup. VertuoLine machines cater to larger mug sizes, so if that’s your thing then we’d recommend looking here.
The Pixie is an amazingly versatile coffee machine due to its size and simple but useful features. The lack of a container for milk or a milk frother may put some cappuccino enthusiasts off a little bit, but there is no mistaking that the Pixie is a great entry level machine for general purpose use.
Nespresso have pulled out all the stops to show us what a real top-of-the-line Nespresso machine looks like, and the Creatista (and Creatista Plus) is the result. It’s a real high-end coffee statement, made by premium brands on both sides of the pond.
The Nespresso Expert coffee machine has several new great innovations under its sleeve, but the first thing you notice about this coffee machine is its looks. The sleek, minimalist style is designed to grace a tabletop while being able to be tucked away and still look incredibly elegant. Simply put, it’s beautiful!
Rather than being made out of plastic, the construction of the Nespresso KitchenAid coffee machine is predominantly metal. It adds a beautiful, high-end finish to an already gorgeous coffee machine and it’s one of the things we love the most about it!
For someone who appreciates a good espresso over lots of different options for water sizes and milk, the Inissia might be a great choice. It is particularly suited for those who are looking to explore the Nespresso range for the first time, given how little space it takes up and how little it weighs.
The Nespresso Prodigio make waves when it was first released: it was Nespresso’s first connected coffee machine! Using an app and built-in bluetooth functionality, Nespresso specifically designed this machine to be your coffee companion in a connected home.
Ultimate Guide to Nespresso Capsules
Nespresso have initially released 16 different types of coffee capsule to use with their home coffee machines. Differentiating between them can be somewhat confusing, let’s take a look at the different capsules that Nespresso has available for us to enjoy.
The CitiZ range of coffee machines encapsulate ‘urban design’ into their appliances. The CitiZ machine combines a practical design with an artistic message – and they do look really sleek!
Compact and ergonomic, the Essenza range of machines are designed to deliver a delicious espresso or lungo drink. The Essenza machine seems to be the one-stop-shop for those who enjoy good espresso but don’t need ultimate speed.
The Lattissima range of machines is likely to be our favourite for milk-based coffees, and we love both the one-touch button for making coffees and the useful descaling function which makes it rather low maintenance as well.
The U series of machines offers a very solid standard of home based coffee machines, and the combination of affordability and simplicity make them the most popular range. The U-Milk in particular offers a great priced alternative to other ranges such as the Lattissima.
For those who not only love their coffee but love MAKING their coffee, we can see the Maestria machines fitting in perfectly. The biggest plus of the basic Maestria machine is the classic steam pipe attached to the front, allowing you to prepare your milk like a barista!