Nespresso, Lattissima and DeLonghi Explained
Home coffee machines have become increasingly popular in the last few years and Nespresso is a name that is at the forefront of building these machines for home use. With the territory, however, comes an increasingly confusing world of lots of different lingo! So before we delve any further into specific Lattissima machines, I want to take the time to explain the precise difference between the brand names Nespresso, Lattissima and DeLonghi.
Nespresso is, to put it simply, the brand name of a coffee machine. Other brands are available but Nespresso is one of the largest in the world. Typically they include coffee capsules (also known as coffee pods) to be inserted into the machine in question.
Lattissima is a specific range of Nespresso machines and represents a product line under the Nespresso brand. Typically, Lattissima machines refer to Nespresso machines designed milk-based espresso coffee (the clue is in the name – think latte!). They almost always have a milk tank clearly visible in the front of the machine by default. Some other Nespresso machines also have room to make milk based coffee, sometimes with the addition of an Aeroccino add-on. However, the Lattissima range explicitly has this as its signature selling feature.
DeLonghi is a third party manufacturer of Nespresso coffee machines. They are not unlike Krups and Magimix, two other brands that also manufacture certain ranges of Nespresso machines. DeLonghi makes a particularly large range of Nespresso’s Lattissima range in both North America and Europe, and are generally regarded as being quite reliable.
The Two Types Nespresso Lattissima Coffee Machine
Lattissima Nespresso machines are designed to be both elegant and easy to use. They will be your ideal partner for when you prepare delicious coffee recipes, both with and without milk.
Generally speaking there are two popular types of Nespresso Lattissima coffee machine. These are the Lattissima Pro and the Lattissima Plus.