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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
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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
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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
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DeLonghi KG79 Grinder
DeLonghi KG79 Grinder
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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
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DeLonghi KG79 Grinder
DeLonghi KG79 Grinder
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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
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Nespresso CitiZ & Milk – Classic and Reliable OriginaLine Machine Deals

If you remember from our original Nespresso CitiZ coffee machine review (link: https://whichnespresso.com/ranges/nespresso-citiz-coffee-machine/), 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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine

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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

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Nespresso Aeroccino

Nespresso Aeroccino

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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!


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