Nespresso Black Friday Deals 2019: The Best Nespresso Coffee Machine Deals

The Best Nespresso Black Friday Deals

Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday the 28th of November, and that means Black Friday and great sales deals!

Black Friday lands this year on the 29th of November and coffee fans will not be disappointed. Nespresso have gone to some lengths to discount some of their newer machines as well as their classic range as well. Here are the best Black Friday deals of 2019. Whether you’re looking for a bargain now or planning to shop for an early Christmas present, these excellent deals below should stand you in good stead!

Nespresso Vertuo Machines on Great Offer for Black Friday

Both in the US and Europe, the newest Vertuo Line machines from Nespresso are heavily discounted for Black Friday. The Vertuo Line coffee capsules are the semi-circular capsules that spin for additional crema in the coffee, and have a slightly different flavour profile compared to the Original Line capsules. You can read more about the difference between Original Line and Vertuo Line.

You can get a Nespresso VertuoLine machine, possibly a VertuoPlus as well in some colours, for around half price during the Black Friday sale. Check these out below:

Nespresso Vertuo Plus
Nespresso Vertuo Plus

Black Friday Deals on Nespresso Original Line Machines

As well as heavily pushing the new Vertuo Line machines, Nespresso have discounted their older classic machines as well. These are proving to be extremely dependable and consistent in terms of coffee flavour output, so have continued to be very popular with coffee lovers all over the world despite the newer machine range being released.

The original Nespresso Inissia, one of the coffee machines that forms the bedrock of Nespresso’s range, is heavily discounted and consistently dispenses great quality coffee at a 19 bar pressure. For those who want a quick espresso or longer black coffee in the morning, this would be the perfect buy.

Alongside the Inissia, the Essenza is also discounted which is Nespresso’s most basic entry level machine. It is not quite as heavily discounted, but has an even smaller profile. This means that people who like having a coffee machine right there on their desk may prefer the Essenza. Check them out below.

Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine
Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine

Nespresso Essenza Coffee Machine
Nespresso Essenza Coffee Machine

Both of these smaller Nespresso machines are on sale this holiday season, meaning you will get a great deal for Black Friday or Christmas! However, it is not just the basic espresso machines that have been given the discount treatment. If you prefer milk based coffee, you’ll enjoy the great deal on the Latissima machines below!

Black Friday & Christmas Deals for the Nespresso Lattissima Touch

We’ve already seen some of the new machines (Vertuo Line) and classic machines (Essenza & Inissia) discounted by Nespresso, but so far we haven’t talked about any machines more suited to lovers of milk-based coffee. Luckily, they haven’t been forgotten as Nespresso has applied a strong discount to the Lattissima Touch coffee machine this Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Christmas!

Nespresso Lattissima Touch Coffee Machine
Nespresso Lattissima Touch Coffee Machine

Discounts of between 30% and 50% are possible here, depending on the specific machine and colour you choose.

The Lattissima Touch is one of the few machines in the Nespresso range that has a large collection of different drinks available at the touch of a button. There are six tactile buttons that allow you to choose a favourite drink: espresso, long black, latte, cappuccino and even simple hot milk are all available, among others. The automatic frother allows you to get a strong foam on top of a cappuccino, for example, which is not possible on a normal Nespresso machine and only possible with manual intervention if you attach an Aeroccino.

Further to this, all of the drinks on the Lattissima Touch can be personalised and memorised, by varying the quantity of milk and of coffee that you put into each cup.

Finally, because coffees of various sizes are possible with the Lattissima series of Nespresso machines, there is a sliding drip tray to take advantage of different sizes of cup / mug, so that your favourite drink can sit and fit comfortably under the dispenser, no matter the size.

Nespresso Lattissima One - Smaller Milk Portion, Still Discounted

Lastly, for some people who prefer not to have more than a glass of milk at a time in the coffee machine, the version of the Lattissima machine range that caters to this is the Lattissima One. It is similar to the Lattissima Touch in most ways, but crucially there is a milk jug in front that specifically caters to a single serving of coffee. Each time you make a coffee, add the amount of milk you’d like to end up in your cup, and the Lattissima One does the rest.

This is perfect for people who perhaps only have one coffee a day or similar, where you don’t want to consistently leave milk inside the Nespresso machine for long periods of time.

Nespresso Lattissima One Coffee Machine
Nespresso Lattissima One Coffee Machine

Nespresso Black Friday and Christmas 2019 Deals - In Conclusion

In summary, the above show the best Nespresso Black Friday deals that are on offer this year. You could pick a machine for Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Christmas given the discounts that are on during this shopping period. We hope they have been useful, and happy shopping!

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Nespresso Pods Used to Create Recycled Bicycle

Introducing RE:CYCLE

From what was once 300 Nespresso capsules, comes a pretty good looking urban bike

The startup company Vélosophy in Sweden has spent two years developing a strong and stylish bike, made out of recycled Nespresso pods. They worked together with Nespresso to make this happen, and now the first model (although limited edition) is ready to roll off the production lines. The retail cost is €1,290, and we have to admit the bike looks beautiful!

Nespresso Pods Used to Create Recycled Bicycle

Nespresso continues to showcase their commitment to recycling

It has long been a part of Nespresso’s ethos to try and reduce waste and increase recycling. In the past, they’ve teamed up with Victorinox to create a Swiss Army Knife and with Caran D’ache to make recycled ballpoint pens! Despite this, though, most consumers focus on recycling pods directly rather than rushing to buy these separate products en-masse. As more and more products come to market and catch more people’s attention, though, this may well change.

The bike also has a couple of clever features that showcase its origins. The purple colour was chosen to match Nespresso’s own Arpeggio coffee pods. The bell that’s on the bike is tactically in the shape of a coffee pod, and there are some straps at the front so that you can hold your coffee cups.

Vélosophy Nespresso Bicycle

The bicycle weighs in at 15kg, and is made of aluminium from 6061 Nespresso capsules. The basket is made of steam-bended (no, we didn’t realise this was a thing either) oak and looks beautiful on the front.

The biggest engineering challenge was turning the recycled coffee capsules into something strong enough to use for a bicycle frame and meet safety standards. Jimmy Östholm, the brains behind the outfit, said “It was not rocket science in any sense. It just took some time.” Removing impurities and compacting the capsules so that they could become something akin to a bike frame took some time, but ultimately this paid off.

The growing recycling problem

According to a study from Halo, who are a British compostable coffee capsule maker, 56 billion coffee capsules ended up in a landfill last year.

Coffee Capsules in a Landfill

The same study suggests 95% are going to landfill. Nespresso is doing well in this regard, with up to 30% of their capsules being recycled – but I think we all agree that there is a very long way to go. Coffee cups and coffee capsules are a big contributor to single use waste, so anything we can do to help reduce this will be a force for good.

Hopefully we will see more recycled consumer products enter the market soon, and congratulate Vélosophy again on their fantastic product and efforts!

Vélosophy Bicycle

Nespresso Creatista Uno Review

Taking Lattes and Cappuccinos One Step Further: Nespresso Works Wonders with Latest Creatista Uno Machine

Nespresso have come out with a new milk-based coffee machine, the Nespresso Creatista Uno. This adds to Nespresso’s existing lineup of the Creatista Pro and Creatista Plus, which are very much on the more elegant end of the Nespresso coffee machine scale. The Uno, however, comes with a unique selling point that might appeal to quite a lot of coffee drinkers out there.

No doubt many of you will already know about Nespresso coffee machines and capsules, but you will also know that most of their machines are specifically designed for espresso or black coffee (with an Aeroccino add-on for those who want to add milk frothing to an existing machine). The Creatista range of coffee machines takes this one step further by having a proper barista steam wand as part of their machines, letting you have great lattes and cappuccinos as well as excellent black coffee and espressos. However, the Creatista Uno goes one further for those of us who are either rushed for time, or want things to be easier with our milk based drinks. The steam wand froths milk at the touch of a button, and it’s automatic! There is no adjusting knobs to guess how much or little you need to steam your milk, nor is there any worry over how much you should be submerging your wand into your mug. Simply put, the steam wand is hassle-free, and a simple selection of buttons lets you do whatever you want with it!

Nespresso Creatista Uno: The Automatic Steam Wand

The Creatista Uno comes with the usual assortment of coffee options for black coffee, and the build quality of the machine is frankly excellent. This is something we’ve all become accustomed to reviewing Nespresso machines over the years. It looks great on your kitchen counter, and being built by Sage (Europe) and Breville (North America), definitely has a distinct premium feel about it.

Nespresso Creatista Uno

The top of the Creatista Uno is designed to be extremely simple to use. There are three buttons on the left for a small/medium/large espresso drink (black coffee), and on the right you have three more options that dictate how you’d like your milk prepared by the automatic steam wand.

Your steam wand button options are:

  • Milk temperature: high, medium or low
  • Froth amount: high, medium, low
  • Start steaming: press the bottom button on the right hand side to begin steaming your milk automatically

Nespresso Creatista Uno: Automatic Steam Wand
This makes it extremely easy to make different types of milk drink. For example, having yourself a cappuccino, which requires more foam, is now achievable at the touch of a button instead of having to watch over your milk like a hawk while you craft the perfect cup. This is unique in the Nespresso range of machines, and arguably means the Creatista Uno leaps into first place when it comes to those who love milk-based coffee…at least those who want good coffee but with minimal effort!

Nespresso Creatista Uno Coffee Machine
Nespresso Creatista Uno Coffee Machine

Using and Maintaining Your Nespresso Creatista Uno Machine

In terms of coffee, the espresso and black coffee you get from the Creatista Uno is exactly as you’d expect from Nespresso. Because the pressure is both strong and standardised, our favourite capsules came out tasting exactly as they should. Perfect! What really sets the Creatista Uno apart, though, is the milk – so we definitely had to give that a go.

Well, we’re pleased to say that the texture of the milk we made for a latte was almost bang on perfect! When we finished frothing our milk we noticed a couple of larger bubbles on top of the jug, but a quick settle by thumping the jug gently on the kitchen counter sorted that out for us. In mere seconds, we were pouring delicious textured milk into our espresso! We were very pleased with the result. Changing our option to try a frothier cappuccino instead, that also worked exactly as expected – more importantly, at a touch of a button instead of us having to constantly watch the milk!

Nespresso Creatista Uno Coffee Machine Review - Our Verdict

The Pros:

It’s very easy to see the pros of having the Creatista Uno compared to other Nespresso machines, so let’s start with the obvious. This is the only Nespresso coffee machine where you can get milk-based, consistent, delicious coffee drinks at the touch of a button. The results from the steam wand (in our opinion) taste better than from the Aeroccino available as a companion to other models, so we definitely prefer the coffee here. If you would rather just enjoy good frothed milk instead of manually watching to perfect your own steam wand timing each time you make a coffee, the Creatista Uno is in a class of its own.
Nespresso Creatista Uno

The Cons:

The Creatista Pro is a bit more expensive than some of the other Nespresso machines that also make milk based drinks. If you don’t mind less finely frothed milk, a regular Nespresso machine such as the Nespresso CitiZ or Nespresso Inissia coupled with an Aeroccino can achieve a similar effect, although it will take longer and is less convenient.

In our opinion, Nespresso have a new flagship machine when it comes to consistent quality of both coffee and milk, something that previously relied on the user being good with the steam wand being used manually. Not only does the automatic steam wand produce great results, it does them at the touch of a button – so making a coffee then going away to do something else and coming back, is now both possible and easy.

We would still happily recommend the Creatista Plus if your household really enjoys making your milk based coffees by hand. However, for everyone who prefers convenience or values the consistency that you can get every time, we’d overwhelmingly recommend the Creatista Uno, which is an excellent addition to the Nespresso coffee machine range.

You can see the latest deals by taking a look below for the best prices on a brand new Nespresso Creatista Uno coffee machine:

Nespresso Creatista Uno Coffee Machine
Nespresso Creatista Uno Coffee Machine

Seal Pod Reusable Nespresso Capsules Review

Nespresso Capsule Recycling – Going One Step Further

One of the most important talking points of our time is climate change and the methods we use to reduce our waste and carbon footprint. Coffee capsules / coffee pods are no exception and have increasingly come under scrutiny. With Nespresso, you get simplicity and also achieve a very consistent taste in your coffee – but it will be no surprise to many when we say that convenience often comes at a cost.

Nespresso once said they reached a “75% recycling capacity commitment” in a press release during September 2012. However, their commitment was to increase their capacity – this means they have the ability to recycle 75% of Nespresso coffee capsules. In reality, this is unlikely to happen – users have to return their Nespresso capsules at dedicated service centres, and this number requires the vast majority if not all Nespresso users to do this.

This means that a lot of Nespresso capsules get put in the trash, and end up in landfill. These capsules are made out of aluminium, which are far more energy intensive to make than steel, for example. Even though each capsule is small, the millions consumed each year inevitably add up. So what’s the solution – or, in today’s society, what’s the solution that we can adopt easily?

Enter Seal Pod.

Nespresso SealPod

Reusable Nespresso Capsules

Seal Pod is a reusable capsule system for Nespresso Originaline. Incidentally, they also make a product compatible with Dolce Gusto capsules – even non-Nespresso drinkers can take advantage of their products with other lines of capsule coffee.

Costing approximately the same as a pack of variety Nespresso capsules, Seal Pod gives you a set of stainless steel capsules to use instead, which can last for thousands of cups of coffee. In their own words, their capsules last even longer than the Nespresso machines themselves (although we don’t know how they tested this, and we certainly couldn’t drink enough to replicate the experiment anyway!). Seal Pod capsules:

  • Save you money in the long term as it’s cheaper to refill them than continuously buy new Nespresso coffee capsules, as well as
  • Save the environment because you are no longer throwing away the aluminium coffee capsules you were before.

How Seal Pod Works with Nespresso

First of all, a note on compatibility – Seal Pod works with most Nespresso OriginalLine machines. This includes (note this list also includes some discontinued models):

  • Essenza (including Essenza Krups & Essenza Mini)
  • U
  • Umilk
  • CitiZ (including CitiZ & Milk)
  • Inissia
  • Pixie
  • Maestria and Gran Maestria
  • Creatista Plus
  • Lattissima and Lattissima Plus
  • Concept
  • Le Cube
  • Prodigio

As we are refilling our own pods rather than using ready made ones, a little bit more work is required! So here’s what we do:

Fill the Seal Pod capsule with the supplied scoop, and then tamp the coffee down with the base of the spoon. Before using a Seal Pod sticker to seal the lid, use the handle on your scoop to wipe away any coffee grinds that might be on the capsule rim. That will ensure a good seal.

You can then use the Seal Pod the same way as you would a normal Nespresso capsule, while minimising your plastic waste!

When grinding your beans, we recommend you use a proper burr grinder (you can get cheaper grind-at-home ones as well, for example the DeLonghi KG79 grinder is a great inexpensive burr grinder if you’re just starting out!) to avoid unevenly heating your beans, which is what blade grinders tend to do. Also, there’s more coffee dust with blade grinders which makes sealing your Seal Pods more challenging.

Sealpod Nespresso Capsules
Sealpod Nespresso Capsules

DeLonghi KG79 Grinder
DeLonghi KG79 Grinder

You now have all the equipment you need to use your own choice of ground coffee in your Nespresso machines, while being kinder to the planet as well. Great!

One last note on compatibility: if you’re not sure whether your machine is compatible or it wasn’t listed above, take note of the following.

  • Brew a normal cup of coffee using a Nespresso disposable capsule. Take a look at the bottom of the spent capsule – if it has 3 pierced holes from the blade plate, then generally speaking your machine should be compatible with Seal Pod. If you only see one pierced hole, then your machine is not compatible!
  • Seal Pod is not compatible with VirtuoLine machines, only OriginalLine.
  • If you would like to be 100% sure, you can contact Seal Pod and ask them directly.

Our Experience Using Seal Pod with Nespresso Coffee Machines

One of the first things we noticed is that Seal Pods are slightly shorter than Nespresso coffee capsules. This is normal, because the design ensures the machine piercing blade (that punches holes in normal Nespresso capsules) never touches the Seal Pod. This also means that your machine will not be damaged by use with a Seal Pod, which is good to know.

Seal Pod Blade

Using the Seal Pod takes a little getting used to – tamping the coffee and making sure there are no grinds on the rim of our Seal Pod took a couple of tries, but it was very straightforward and easily mastered with practice. The bonus, of course, is that we could now choose any coffee we wanted when we used our home grinder together with the Seal Pod! Make sure to get an ultra-fine grind on your coffee since the brewing process is quite quick with Nespresso coffee machines.

Seal Pod Nespresso Compatible Capsules - Our Verdict

Seal Pod Nespresso Capsules

Even though Nespresso have an excellent range of in-house flavours, being able to choose single-origin coffees from elsewhere and new blends from our favourite coffee shop was great. When added to the fact that we were helping to reduce waste as well, it really made our experience with Seal Pod that much more enjoyable. Even though we like Nespresso’s normal flavours, we would highly recommend Seal Pod!

Sealpod Nespresso Capsules
Sealpod Nespresso Capsules

DeLonghi KG79 Grinder
DeLonghi KG79 Grinder

Best 2019 Nespresso Coffee Machine Deals

2019 Discounts and Deals on Nespresso Coffee Machines

Happy New Year one and all from Which Nespresso! As we move into 2019 and the memories of the holiday season begin to subside, we look ahead to a new year and new challenges. January brings a couple of predictable things: an increase in sign-ups at the gym (we all know it!), lots of new years resolutions…and great shopping deals as well! Today we take a look at some of the neat discounts that might be available if you’re looking to pick up a discounted start of 2019 Nespresso coffee machine.

Editor’s note: This post was written in the first week of January, 2019 – and while all prices below are accurate at the time, it’s probable that they will change, so please click through and check prices before you buy. We will write in the article below what the prices are at time of writing so you can compare knowledgeably. Also, please note that this list isn’t exhaustive, but we have picked the very best deals on offer to show you rather than list them all. Hopefully this saves you time, and gets you to a beautiful new coffee machine for your home or office more effectively! 🙂

Best 2019 Nespresso Coffee Machine Deals

Nespresso Coffee Machines on Amazon Prime

Currently, some of the best deals when combined with shipping are available on Amazon. As many Nespresso coffee machines (especially the larger ones) are somewhat bulky and weigh at least a few kilos, shipping from traditional retailers can be expensive unless you live next to a store. Every machine we have looked at for a deal below is not only discounted at the moment, but also available on Amazon Prime for free delivery at no extra cost.

Without further ado, let’s get into the best 2019 Nespresso coffee machine deals, discounts and offers!

Nespresso Vertuo – Nespresso’s Newest Machine Range Heavy Discounted in January 2019

The new Nespresso Vertuoline capsules are being pushed hard by Nespresso at the moment. These are larger capsules that come in a variety of sizes, producing cups of coffee larger than the traditional / original (called Originaline by Nespresso) capsules. These were mainly made to respond to the American market where larger coffees are common, but anyone who prefers a coffee larger than a Lungo would be wise to take this opportunity to grab a great new coffee maker!

The Nespresso Vertuo is now on sale in the US with an Aeroccino milk frother as well, at the price of US$179.95, down from US$249.95. That’s nearly 40% off!

In the UK, the offer is even better – while not coming with an Aeroccino specifically, the Nespresso Vertuo machine itself is on sale for a ridiculous £90.00, down from £199.95 – over 50% off! You can also get the bundle deal if you like, by clicking “Bundle” on the page, which allows you to add an Aeroccino as well. However, the highest percentage savings in the UK seem to come from the machine itself without the Aeroccino add-on.

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine Deal January 2019

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk – Classic and Reliable OriginaLine Machine Deals

If you remember from our original Nespresso CitiZ coffee machine review (link:, we have always liked the early 1900’s urban design that inspired the CitiZ range of machines. The CitiZ has always been a strong seller for Nespresso as a good looking, reliable option for the home or office – and has some decent discounts coming into 2019! Let’s take a look.

In the US, the CitiZ & Milk machine by DeLonghi in a sleek black is heavily discounted from US$299 all the way down to US$142.99 – that’s better than half price! It’s likely that this deal (or at least, at this price point) won’t last for too long, so if you’ve been hovering over getting a Nespresso OriginaLine machine for a while now, now is a good time to act!

In the UK, the Cherry Red model of the CitiZ & Milk machine by Krups is discounted to £150.00 from £209.99. While not as impressive as the American offer, this is still really good, and we might not see a price like this for a CitiZ & Milk (remember this includes the milk frother etc. as well) for a while.

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Coffee Machine
Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Coffee Machine Deal January 2019

Nespresso Creatista Plus – A Jewel in Nespresso’s Crown, On Offer!

Nespresso’s Creatista range is one of the leading ranges of all machines that they do. This beautiful and no-nonsense machine is one of the only ones that also comes with a steam wand, so that you can even froth your own milk and create your own latte art (a step up from an Aeroccino and a more authentic coffee experience!). This is arguably one of the jewels in Nespresso’s crown, and we really recommend it. It’s possible that this is our all-round favourite coffee machine at time of writing from Nespresso.

This time, the UK deal saves more money than the US deal! The Creatista Plus in beautiful silver by Sage, is discounted to £329.00 from £449.95, saving over £130 if you buy one quickly. The US also has a machine that is now sitting at $499.95, this one made by the reliable Breville. We have seen these previously on sale for about $600, so this could still represent a reasonable saving if you’re looking for more of a top-of-the-range Nespresso coffee machine!

Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine
Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine Deal January 2019

Nespresso Essenza Mini – Old Favourites on Discount in 2019

The Nespresso Essenza Mini is one of the older models that have a 2019 Nespresso coffee machine deal. Designed to be minimalistic and for the person that wants a no-nonsense espresso drink regularly, it is both a strong performing basic machine and one that is at a great price point too. If you’re looking for a simple coffee machine and you predominantly have black coffee, this may be a quick and easy option for you to consider. It already was, but at a discounted price these are even more of a good deal!

This would also be the best deal if you were looking for a Nespresso coffee machine deal that that was for a portable machine – for example, taking it to events with you.

In the US, the Essenza Mini by DeLonghi is now selling at US$101.69 down from US$149.99, so about 30% off which is rare on the less expensive machines! An offer is also available in the UK, where the Ruby Red version of the Essenza Mini is now selling at £74.99 down from £90.00.

Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine
Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine Deal January 2019

Best Nespresso Coffee Machine Deals in 2019: The Last Word

January is the season for heavy discounts after Christmas, and these are available all over the place right now – with Nespresso coffee machines right in the middle of the action. However, we’ve shown you four of the best deals that are available on the market at the moment, to get you the absolute maximum value for money possible for your next coffee machine, whether you are using it at home or at work.

Luckily, we picked a few of the best deals and saw that they spanned all the way from the smallest, most minimalist machines (Essenza Mini) through to the newest models (Vertuo) and the top-of-the-range models as well (Creatista Plus). Nespresso seem to have really thought their discounting strategy through quite well, as there’s a deal for any budget and something for all levels of sophistication, however you enjoy your coffee!

We hope you’ve found this guide useful – and once again, have a happy and healthy 2019!

Nespresso Vertuo and VertuoPlus Coffee Machine Review

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 new capsules were simply called ‘VertuoLine‘, taking their name from the new machines. The more traditional Nespresso capsule is now referred to as ‘OriginalLine‘ and these are still manufactured by Nespresso. Indeed, the OriginalLine Nespresso coffee capsules are still the most popular overall.

OriginalLine vs VertuoLine

If you’d like to do a bit of background reading, you can read our guide to the difference between OriginalLine and VertuoLine.

The New Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machines and Coffee Capsules

To summarise the background reading, VertuoLine machines spin the Nespresso coffee pods at speeds of about 7,000rpm, which result in a different flavour profile when coffee is extracted. This allows for a different variety of flavour and gave rise to the new range of Nespresso VertuoLine machines. If you enjoy smaller coffees (espresso, lungo etc.) then chances are the OriginalLine machines would work better for you. VertuoLine machines cater to larger mug sizes, so if that’s more your thing then we’d recommend looking here – but note that flavour wise, you might prefer the other, so it’s worth trying both!

The first Nespresso VertuoLine machines are being reviewed here: the Nespresso Vertuo and Nespresso VertuoPlus. Let’s get to it!

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine Review

One of the biggest advantages of the Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine is the really rich crema that you get in your coffee cup, even if you’re using a much larger size of coffee. This is the main difference that you’ll notice between the Nespresso OriginalLine and Nespresso VertuoLine series, and the Vertuo here takes full advantage of that!

There are 5 cup sizes for you to choose Nespresso VertuoLine pods from: Alto (414ml), Mug (230ml), Gran Lungo (150ml), Double Espresso (80ml) and Espresso (40ml), up from the previous 3 sizes of Espresso, Ristretto and Lungo. Note that the Nespresso Vertuo machine by default supports 4 of these sizes (it omits Double Espresso, so if you wanted one of these you’d use two Single Espresso sizes instead).

Despite Vertuo capsules coming in a variety of sizes, the unique bar codes displayed around the rim of each capsule tell the Nespresso Vertuo machine exactly what coffee pod you’ve placed inside. Automatic blend recognition does the rest and knows what to do to produce the perfect cup of coffee!

Nespresso Vertuo Capsule Sizes

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine Stats and Looks

The Nespresso Vertuo machine itself has a narrow profile and looks quite sleek, especially in a black finish. It weighs 5.45kg (just under 12 pounds) and is 37.1cm in depth by 35.8cm long by 27.4cm in width at the front.

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine

There are four one-touch sizes of coffee that you can have: Alto, Mug, Gran Lungo and Espresso. Note that even though Double Espresso pods are available, this isn’t one of the one-touch options on the Nespresso Vertuo machine. All Nespresso VertuoLine capsules are hermetically sealed (another way for saying the capsules are airtight) to ensure you get the same quality of coffee in every cup you make.

The machine takes 25 seconds to heat up, which is a fairly standard length of time for a Nespresso machine so no complaints there. The water tank is a respectible 1.2L large – not huge, but definitely enough to get by on. The capsule container for when each capsule gets used can also store up to 13 large capsules, so you won’t need to be emptying this every day if you don’t want to. Finally, used capsules can also be recycled!

As far as taste is concerned, our first cup of coffee from the Nespresso Vertuo didn’t disappoint based on our expectations. We tried an Alto sized cup, which is way larger than we’d expect to achieve from the OriginalLine machines, just to see what it’s like. Sure enough, a strong amount of crema was on top – way more than we’d expect from an OriginalLine machine.

Nespresso OriginalLine vs VertuoLine – What’s the Difference in Taste?

The taste of the coffee is comparable but also subtly different: I guess when you have a larger cup it’s not really possible to fill it with an OriginalLine espresso capsule and not dilute it or make two. For that reason, we’d say the taste is still great and what you’d expect from Nespresso but it’s down to personal preference.

If you prefer a larger ‘coffee shop large’ style mug of coffee, we suspect you’ll enjoy the VertuoLine range more than the OriginalLine. You simply can’t get the same quality of crema at volume with the other machines, and in this department the Nespresso Vertuo did extremely well.

For those who prefer their shorter drinks (espresso etc.) the VertuoLine also is fine here – smaller pods for espresso still work extremely well! However, the sheer range of flavours available in OriginalLine is greater than VertuoLine right now, so if variety is what you’re after we’d go with OriginalLine (read our guide on the OriginalLine capsules and their flavour profiles) Otherwise, it looks like the new VertuoLine is here to stay, and we mainly love the quality crema even in larger cups!

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine


Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine

Nespresso have also released a Vertuo Plus coffee machine, although most marketing materials simply say they’ve released the Vertuo and don’t make a big deal out of having two slightly different models.

The Vertuo Plus differs from the Vertuo in two main ways: the machine head of the coffee machine has an automatic opening and closing mechanism, and you can also move the water tank to suit space in your home or office.

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine


Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine


We view the automatic machine head opening / closing as a nice to have, but ultimately it’s a little bit gimmicky. We don’t really mind opening and closing it ourselves that much. However, being able to decide where to put the water for your coffee machine means we got to place it in various places (some near plug sockets so are tactically important) that we wouldn’t otherwise have been able to fit the Nespresso Vertuo machine as well. So overall, if you think it would help place it somewhere, we’d happily go with the VertuoPlus! If you have a large, open space and you’re fine with the coffee machine simply sitting on your counter with nothing around it, then buying the Nespresso Vertuo is perfectly fine.

Nespresso Vertuo & VertuoPlus: Milk Based Coffee

Neither the Nespresso Vertuo or VertuoPlus come designed to make milk-based coffee such as lattes and cappuccinos. However, if you are enjoying the crema from the coffee here and also want to have this combined with your favourite milk based drink, you can do this by adding an Aeroccino milk frother. This can be done as a bundle when you receive your machine, or you can also buy an Aeroccino separately.

Note that the Aeroccino is the same product that works with the Nespresso OriginalLine machines as well, so if you have another machine that you’d like to move your Aeroccino from, you can absolutely do that!

Nespresso Vertuo Plus with AEROCCINO

Nespresso Vertuo Plus with AEROCCINO


Nespresso Aeroccino

Nespresso Aeroccino


Nespresso Vertuo & VertuoPlus Review Summary

We enjoyed tasting the coffee from the Nespresso Vertuo and VertuoPlus machines, and especially like that Nespresso are still trying to push the boundaries for what we can expect from an ‘instant’ (or near enough!) coffee at home. The new centrifugal technology in the VertuoLine pods has really opened doors for larger coffee cup sizes. There’s no doubt in our minds that anyone who enjoys a mug (or larger!) of coffee would prefer the VertuoLine serving style to OriginalLine, because the volume of coffee you get is simply larger! For that reason, the Nespresso Vertuo and VertuoPlus is the clear cut favourite for larger-sized coffee drink lovers.

It’s a nice touch to include the Nespresso VertuoPlus with a way to move the water tank as well, which may be important in some compact kitchens so you can decide exactly where to place the water for your coffee. Making this an optional second model also means that those who don’t need this feature, don’t need to pay a different price to get it as well – which we can appreciate!

The biggest potential downside to the Vertuo and VertuoPlus comes from those of us who enjoy a wider variety of coffee. Simply put, the VertuoLine does espresso just as well with a delicious crema to boot but has fewer capsules on the market right now to choose from, compared to OriginalLine machines. This means that if you value having lots of different types of coffee throughout the year then an OriginalLine machine such as the Nespresso Prodigio or Nespresso Creatista might be better suited for you.

We hope this has been a helpful review and guide to help you make a decision about the Nespresso Vertuo and VertuoPlus coffee machines! Please do share this page and link to us if you’ve found it helpful. Thanks!

Starbucks® Expands Nespresso Range with House and Milder Blends

Expansion to 8 Starbucks® Nespresso Pods / Capsules

A year or two ago, Starbucks® experimented by partnering with Nespresso to produce four different Nespresso capsules: the Fairtrade Espresso Roast, Kenya Single Origin, Colombia Single Origin and Guatemala Antigua Single Origin.

Following the success of these blends, Starbucks® have been inundated with requests to include a broader range of coffees. Specifically, Nespresso comparible lighter blends were recommended by a lot of customers, and while it’s taken quite a few months, Starbucks® have responded!

There are now four new Starbucks® Nespresso capsule flavours: the Veranda Blend, Blonde Espresso Roast, House Blend and Decaf Espresso Roast!

Starbucks® Nespresso Veranda Blend

One of the new Starbucks® Nespresso pod blends is called the Veranda Blend. It primarily sources coffee from Latin America, where lush coffee groves grow in the unique climate there.

The Veranda Nespresso blend has a very mellow and flavourful taste, which comes across as quite soft. It is very lightly roasted, contrasting with the older blends.

Starbucks® Nespresso Veranda Blend

Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast

The Blonde espresso roast is another light roast, but here Starbucks® draws out brighter, sweeter flavours to go into this Starbucks® Nespresso pod.

Rather than being a single origin, this is a lighter blend of different coffees to get the result that Starbucks® was looking for. The resulting cup of coffee is rather balanced and can be enjoyed at any time of day.

starbucks® blonde espresso roast

Starbucks® House Blend Nespresso Lungo Pod / Capsule

Alongside the lighter blends, there has also been a more traditional roast added to the Starbucks® Nespresso pod range. The Starbucks® House blend is the very first one that they created back in 1971.

The beans here are also Latin American but are roasted to a much further extent than the lighter roasts above, to a dark chestnut colour. Very flavourful, balancing notes of cocoa and nuts.

Starbucks® House Blend Nespresso Lungo Pod Capsule

Starbucks® Decaf Fairtrade Espresso Roast

The final new addition to the Starbucks® lineup is another classic. Starbucks® first foray into this decaf blend began in 1975, and has basically not changed since.

This roast is very caramelly with some nice, deep, sweet notes.

Starbucks® Decaf Fairtrade Espresso Roast

Where Can I Buy Starbucks® Nespresso Pods / Capsules?

The newest additions to the Starbucks® Nespresso range are not yet available on Amazon, but all of the four original flavours plus the Decaf Fairtrade Espresso Roast coffee pod are available in variety packs. You can check them out below!

Starbucks® Nespresso Capsules Mixed Variety Pack

Starbucks® Nespresso Capsules Mixed Variety Pack

Nespresso OriginalLine vs VertuoLine – What’s the Difference?

What is Nespresso OriginalLine and Nespresso VertuoLine?

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. The original capsules were shaped like the coffee pods we have seen since they became commonplace. They have slightly angled straight sides with a shallow angle at the top.

Nespresso VertuoLine vs Nespresso Originaline Capsules

The new Nespresso VertuoLine capsules are dome shaped and as a result, look rather different! These capsules will not fit into Nespresso OriginalLine machines. Similarly, OriginalLine capsules won’t fit into the new VertuoLine machines.

Nespresso VertuoLine machines were originally developed for the American market, where people wanted to see capsules that would fill larger sizes of coffee cup beyond Nespresso’s Lungo size – for a quick explanation of Nespresso’s coffee sizes Espresso, Ristretto and Lungo, visit our coffee size guide here

When were Nespresso VertuoLine Machines Released?

The VertuoLine machines were first released in the United States in 2014, and were initially not available in Europe. The launch date in Europe was October 2016, with the Nespresso VertuoLine launching in France and expanding to the rest of Europe as well. Nowadays, the machines are available globally.

So what’s the difference between the two? Aside from having different ranges of machines, the main difference is how they are brewed.

Nespresso VertuoLine Machines

Nespresso VertuoLine Brewing Method: The Difference Compared to OriginalLine

The Nespresso VertuoLine capsules brewed coffee differently to the OriginalLine capsules, which focused on puncturing the capsule and extracting the coffee under 19 bars of pressure. VertuoLine capsules are instead spun inside the Nespresso coffee machine, at speeds of about 7,000rpm. As a result, the coffee is extracted by a centrifuge, compared to using direct pressure – and has a different flavour profile. There is also a larger layer of foam / crema that is produced this way, compared to Nespresso OriginalLine capsules.

Nespresso VertuoLine Centrifug System

Does Nespresso VertuoLine Taste Better than Nespresso OriginalLine?

We should advise that the taste of VertuoLine coffee has not been met with universal acclaim. Many people have found they prefer the OriginalLine capsules when making a coffee, especially consumers in Europe. If you enjoy having enough intensity in your coffee pod to comfortably fill a larger cup, though, we think VertuoLine may provide you with a more enjoyable experience. At the end of the day, everyone is different! One great way to tell is to walk into a Nespresso shop on your nearest city high street or similar, and ask to try coffee from both. That would let you make a decision based on your taste so that you buy the right one!

Vertuo Coffee Pod / Capsule Sizes

One of the big design decisions made when introducing the VertuoLine range was larger coffee cup sizes. Particularly in America, consumers were eager for a capsule solution to larger cups and mugs. As a result, Nespresso Vertuo capsules come in five (5!!) different sizes:

  • Espresso – the smallest Vertuo coffee pod, this is simply designed to be blended with 40ml of water.
  • Double Espresso – as suggested by the name, doubling the amount of water to 80ml
  • Gran Lungo – 150ml of water is used to make a coffee with this capsule
  • Mug – this is still small by western ‘mug’ standards, but 230ml of water is used to blend with this coffee pod, making it larger than any standard size offered by the OriginalLine range
  • Alto – at 414ml, this is by far the largest coffee that a single Nespresso Vertuo pod can make as standard
Nespresso Vertuo Capsule Sizes

VertuoLine Barcode Recognition Helps Pod Sizes but Blocks Third Party Pods

Nespresso have designed a unique barcode system using the outside rim of their VertuoLine coffee pods. There is a barcode included with each capsule that tells the machine how large the coffee is going to be (from Espresso to Alto), which means the correct amount of water gets added.

Nespresso VertuoLine Barcode Recognition

There is also a secondary reason for this – because Nespresso machines officially recognise different Vertuo coffee capsules, it may block the recognition of some third party Vertuo capsules. As a result, it makes buying non-Nespresso capsules a bit trickier. Even if you end up finding a capsule that works, there’s no guarantee it will work indefinitely! Updates to Nespresso machines could end up blocking these in the future For this reason, many OriginalLine third party capsule makers have steered clear of making third party VertuoLine capsules to date. They could well exist en-masse in the future, though!

Conclusions: Nespresso VertuoLine vs Nespresso OriginalLine

We will always recommend you taste the coffee from both types of Nespresso machine yourself before deciding what to buy, but there are a few obvious pros and cons to selecting each:

  • Nespresso VertuoLine coffee machines are designed to cater to larger cup sizes. If you’re looking for a much larger size of cup to put your coffee in on a daily basis, chances are a coffee pod designed for that size would naturally taste nicer than a more concentrated ‘shot’ of coffee that you’d have to dilute!
  • Nespresso OriginalLine machines are compatible with far more third-party coffee pod manufacturers because there is no barcode verification technology written into OriginalLine capsules. If you are a fan of a specific third party coffee capsule, then you would probably want to stay with these for now.
  • Nespresso VertuoLine Centrifusion technology allows Nespresso to play around with subtler flavours, extracting aromas via spinning the capsule rather than using pure pressure. This brewing method also produces a larger crema / foam, so if you’re a fan of this in your coffee then we think you’d enjoy the new VertuoLine machines!

We will shortly be publishing a full guide to Nespresso VertuoLine machines and a top line review of our favourites. and in the meantime you can compare our Nespresso OriginalLine series of machines with our Nespresso OriginalLine Comparison Guide here. You can even choose based on prize & capacity to filter down to the machine that’s most suited to you!

Nespresso Christmas Gifts 2017: Coffee Machines and Variations

Nespresso Christmas

Looking for Nespresso Christmas gifts? 2017 promises to be the biggest year yet for Nespresso, with more machines and coffee variations than ever before.

There is plenty of hardware to choose from if you’re looking to buy a Nespresso coffee machine for Christmas: from entry level machines for the newly-introduced to beautiful top-of-the-range machines that you can even practice your latte art with!

Nespresso have also released three new Christmas variations for 2017, and we’ll take a look at these as well. Let’s dive in and help you decide what the best gift is this festive season for the coffee-loving Santa in your life!

Nespresso Gift Guide: The Types of Nespresso Machine

There are many different types of Nespresso coffee machine, but they broadly fit into three categories:

Advanced Nespresso Machines

The ‘cream of the crop’ Nespresso ranges include coffee machines that are designed with higher build quality and more features. These machines could have all-metal casing, cup warmers, more temperature and texturing options for water and milk respectively, and have additional advanced features that other machines wouldn’t have.

These machines include the following ranges:

  • KitchenAid – premium materials and iconic KitchenAid design
  • Creatista – the Nespresso machine you can texture milk and practice latte art with!
  • Expert / Expert & Milk – Nespresso’s newest and upgraded Connected coffee machine

Enthusiast Nespresso Machines

These are slightly more advanced Nespresso coffee machines that may suit users who have had an entry level Nespresso machine or other basic coffee machine before. They typically include a few additional features such as the ability to make milk-based coffees, have different water temperature and volume settings or even offer phone connectivity via an app.

These machines include the following ranges:

Entry Level Nespresso Machines

These Nespresso machines are mainly designed for people who are new to Nespresso and their ranges. They typically provide few options for what coffee you want, but will produce a consistently strong water-based coffee. The most basic machines generally offer an espresso and lungo size, but a few also offer a ristretto option (for more information about what these sizes mean, check out our lungo, ristretto & espresso blog post).

These machines include the following ranges:

Christmas 2017: Which Nespresso Coffee Machine Should I Buy?

Now that we’ve explained basic categorisation, we can go ahead and break down which Nespresso machine might work best for the person you’re buying for. Please remember that while we do our best to inform and recommend, everyone is different and you might decide that a different model of Nespresso machine is the right one for you – which is great!

Nespresso Range

The High End Coffee Enthusiast

For the person who really enjoys his or her coffee and likes to take time to create the perfect cup, we recommend the Nespresso Creatista coffee machine. It is the top of the line machine Nespresso currently offer, and the only one with a dedicated milk texturing steam pipe as well.

Nespresso High-End

The Creatista has a large number of built-in water volume and temperature functions, as well as dedicated settings for you to choose how to texture your milk. It is the ultimate Nespresso machine in terms of customisation, and it is also made from premium materials with a fantastic build quality.

Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine

Nespresso Creatista coffee machine


The Quality-Is-Everything Stylish Kitchen Owner

Many of us have a friend or family member who demands the very best in whatever they buy, and put great emphasis on getting the highest quality and best looking things for use at home. For these people, we would recommend the Nespresso KitchenAid. KitchenAid is an iconic brand with a wonderful and long history – the shape of the Nespresso KitchenAid is unmistakable and the timeless design would fit in well with a high-end kitchen.

Nespresso Quality-Is-Everything

Nespresso KitchenAid Coffee Machine

Nespresso KitchenAid Coffee Machine


The Tech-Savvy Connected-Home Person

For someone who enjoys their gadgets or is an early adopter, we recommend the Nespresso Expert & Milk. Nespresso’s latest addition to their connected coffee machine range is their most advanced yet. It incorporates an app that lets you make a brew at a scheduled time as well as notify you if the number of capsules you have is running low, or your machine needs maintenance.

Nespresso Bluetooth Connected

Nespresso Expert & Milk Coffee Machine

Nespresso Expert & Milk Coffee Machine


Mid-Range Budget: Milk-Based Coffee Lover

If you’re buying a Nespresso machine for someone who enjoys their milk-based coffees but you don’t want to splash out on a top-of-the-range Creatista, you may appreciate the simpler but consistently high quality Lattissima Pro. It’s at a lower price point, has ready-made milk options and the touch screen on the top (which is the biggest day-to-day difference between the Lattissima Pro and Lattissima Plus models) makes it a joy to use on a regular basis.

Nespresso Mid-Range Budget

Nespresso Lattissima Pro Coffee Machine

Nespresso Lattissima Pro Coffee Machine


Fashionable and Chic: Entry Level Coffee Machine

For a basic coffee machine that’s small / convenient and also fun, we recommend the Pixie. The Pixie range can be stylised by buying custom side plates to suit or accent the room you put it in. It’s a lot of fun, but also quite simple and very easy to operate. This is ideal for a busy professional who wants basic black coffee but appreciates quality and style.

Nespresso Entry Level

Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine

Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine


Minimalist ‘Bare-Bones Basic’ Machine

Finally, if you know someone who is making their very first foray into Nespresso (or perhaps coffee at all!), or someone who you know only wants a consistently good espresso and nothing else – we would recommend the Nespresso Inissia coffee machine.

We wouldn’t necessarily recommend the Inissia for anyone who already has a Nespresso machine (as there are many that you could ‘upgrade’ to), but for a pure espresso experience this could be your perfect ticket!

Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine

Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine


Nespresso Christmas Variations: Confetto Review!

Nespresso have also released three new coffee pod variations for the festive season! They are called the Confetto Snowball, Confetto Licorice and the Confetto Orangette.

Nespresso Confetto

The three new variations have colourful, candy-inspired capsules associated with them. Craig & Karl helped Nespresso design these, and they look beautiful! But more importantly, what’s inside and how do they taste?

Nespresso Confetto Snowball

The Snowball is a really fun pairing of subtle coconut (!!) notes on top of a sweet, vanilla espresso. It’s really quite delicious and perhaps ideal as a standalone fun flavoured coffee (possibly with a sweet cake as well it could be a bit much for some people). Nespresso has this at an intensity rating of 6.

Nespresso Confetto Licorice

The Confetto Licorice is more than the flavour of the sweet candy, combining the flavour with a variety of spices to really give this espresso variation a bit of a kick. The notes are still subtle so it won’t overpower the coffee itself. This is one best enjoyed perhaps as a complement to a snack, to help you best enjoy the spicy contrasting flavours. The intensity here is a 6 on Nespresso’s scale.

Nespresso Confetto Orangette

The Confetto Orangette capsule isn’t just (although it is mainly!) about orange – to contrast the flavour of the peel, which is actually slightly bitter, Nespresso have also put a hint of chocolate into this variation. The intensity of this final Nespresso variation is also a 6.

You can try these new seasonal variation capsules now:

We hope this guide has been useful for you, and has helped you in choosing a gift that will delight someone this Christmas!

Starbucks® Nespresso Compatible Coffee Capsules Launched!

Nespresso are now starting to attract attention from some of the world’s largest coffee brands – and Starbucks® has entered the ring with new Starbucks® Nespresso compatible capsules.

Duncan Moir, who is the EMEA vice-president for channel development, says “Our customers value convenience and expect excellent coffee wherever they are. The single-serve coffee capsule market is growing fast, and by launching these new espresso capsules we have a great opportunity to bring the Starbucks® quality coffee experience to even more consumers right where they want it, at home.”

There is no information about the level of collaboration between Starbucks® and Nespresso, as some third party manufacturers in the past have reported compatibility issues when Nespresso produced new machines. We can only assume that some collaboration has taken place, given the size of these companies and the production capacity they both have.

Starbucks® Espresso Capsules / Starbucks® Espresso Pods

Starbucks® have launched four distinct types of Nespresso compatible capsule. In their marketing they avoid the use of the Nespresso name as other brands can also take the ‘K-Cup’ type capsules. Instead, they refer to these simply as Starbucks® Espresso capsules, or Starbucks® Espresso pods.

Let’s take a look at the four types of coffee capsules that Starbucks® have launched in more detail: the Fairtrade Espresso Roast capsule, Guatemala Antigua Espresso capsule, Kenya Espresso capsule and Colombia Espresso capsule.

Starbucks® Fairtrade Espresso Roast Capsule

Starbuck’s® signature espresso roast comes home with you in a capsule that can be described as their ‘baseline’ offering as they venture into coffee capsules and coffee pods.

The Fairtrade Espresso Roast capsule is a rich blend with a hint of caramel, which is the same house roast that Starbucks® use in their coffee as standard. To quote Starbucks®, “a recipe for caramelly sweetness so right it’s never been changed.”

Starbucks® Guatemala Antigua Espresso Capsule

The Starbucks® Guatemala Antigua espresso capsule is a medium roast single origin coffee.

It’s farmed from the Antigua Valley in Guatemala where farmers take pride in traditional cultivation methods. It is more complex in flavour compared to the standard Fairtrade Espresso Roast, with flavours including lemon, chocolate and soft spice.

Starbucks® Kenya Espresso Capsule

Starbuck’s® Kenya Espresso capsule is a single-origin capsule that is much brighter in flavour than the rest of the range.

There is a lot of acidity that can be tasted in this coffee, with more pronounced citrus flavours and wine-like notes that make it taste distinctly different. Notes of grapefruit and blackcurrant in particular can be spotted, and these get more pronounced as the coffee cools as well.

Starbucks® Colombia Espresso Capsule

The Starbucks® Colombia Espresso capsule is a pretty traditional single origin Colombian coffee, but that doesn’t detract from the signature flavour you get.

The farms that produce these coffee beans are at high altitude in the Latin American countryside. The result is a very round body with still a decent amount of juicy taste – but where you can tell it’s different is the nutty finish which is the signature taste of this particular coffee. This is a medium roast with rich undertones and a walnut-like finish.

Starbucks® Espresso Capsules Compatibility

Starbucks® espresso capsules work with all normal Nespresso machines that you would buy for home use. The only machines that Starbucks® Espresso Capsules do not work with, are built-in units such as those in a Miele integrated unit or a business solution Nespresso machine. For 99% of us, it should be no problem at all.

Please also note that Starbucks® manufacture their own brand of capsule coffee machine called Verismo. These have different and unique pod styles and don’t take the ‘standard’ K-cup sizes seen here, so these will not be compatible.

Check out our reviews of Nespresso coffee machines and take a look at what might be the right one for you, if you are looking to buy one to use these coffee capsules.

Conclusions and Where to Buy Starbucks® Espresso Capsules / Starbucks® Espresso Pods

You can buy these Starbucks® coffee capsules from participating Starbucks® stores, where they are rolling out the product range throughout the first half of 2017. You can also buy variety packs of these coffees online through the links below. We hope you’ve enjoyed this review of all four types of Starbucks® Nespresso compatible capsules!