Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machines
Nespresso have pulled out all the stops to show us what a real top-of-the-line Nespresso machine looks like, and the Creatista (and Creatista Plus) is the result. It’s a real high-end coffee statement, made by premium brands on both sides of the pond. It works and looks great, and it’s not cheap! Let’s take a look at what it can do: here’s our Nespresso Creatista review!
Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine Review
Before we start, it’s worth mentioning the Nespresso Creatista has some seriously heavy-hitting partners – Sage by Heston Blumenthal are making this machine in the UK and coffee experts Breville are manufacturing this Nespresso machine in the US. These brands are very highly regarded and would not associate their names with a product or design that wasn’t worthy!
The Long Awaited Nespresso Milk Steamer
For people who have owned or seen other Nespresso machines, the first thing you will notice is the steam pipe / steam wand that features boldly at the front of the Nespresso Creatista. That’s right – Nespresso are encouraging you to froth your own milk!
Now, before you jump into “But plenty of Nespresso models can be used with an Aeroccino!”, let me explain. Getting a ready-to-go tasty frothed milk is great (and we love what the Aeroccino does!) but being able to customise how this works by holding your own pot and even creating your own latte art (!!) is definitely another level.
By introducing the steam pipe as part of their offering, Nespresso have genuinely taken their product and combined it with a barista-style milk offering! This is perfect for the absolute do-it-yourself coffee enthusiast. We cover more about the Nespresso Creatista steam pipe and compare it to the Aeroccino in the below sections.
Creatista and Creatista Plus Review Summary
The Nespresso Creatista coffee machine is a bold move by Nespresso to push the boundaries on their premium range. It comes at a higher price tag, but you also get the barista-style milk texturing that you can’t quite achieve with a normal Aeroccino and a chance to perfect your own latte art at home, too. For someone who appreciates Nespresso coffee, the Creatista really is the top-of-the-range option that has everything you could hope for out of both a regular / black coffee and milk-based creations.
The finishing touches like the faster start-up / heat-up time and attention to the number of different temperature and texturing settings available also helps to craft the perfect cup of coffee for you – which is important given the investment, but at the same time lives up to the hype. We love it!
The Creatista Plus comes down to stylistic preferences and whether you appreciate the even faster heat-up time for super-fast coffees when you need them. Going from 4 to 11 different texturing options is really for the refined palate, and while we could taste a difference on some of them it depends on how far you want to explore and try all the different options. The stainless steel alloy finish, we have to admit, is a beautiful touch.
To conclude, we think the Creatista is a gorgeous machine and if you’re a true Nespresso coffee lover, you can’t go wrong with their new top-of-the-line range. If you appreciate the extra sprinkle of style on top we think the Creatista Plus is a decent choice, however you also won’t regret it if you stick with the normal Creatista model. That decision is best left down to the individual and what you feel would suit well in your home or office.