For those who not only love their coffee but love MAKING it, we can see the Maestria fitting in perfectly. The biggest plus of the basic machine is the classic steam pipe attached to the front, allowing you to prepare your milk like a barista!
This range of Nespresso machines are geared specifically towards those who enjoy a more hands-on experience. The biggest plus of the basic machine is the classic steam pipe attached to the front, allowing you to prepare your milk like a barista!
As such, it follows that Maestria Nespresso machines are less likely to be for the dash-and-go coffee drinker who will probably enjoy the U and Pixie machines more in their day-to-day. However, for those who enjoy making a cup of coffee at home in the evening exactly the way you want it, this machine turns coffee making into a delightful ritual.
Rather than have some sort of sliding / detachable mechanism for lifting a larger or smaller mug, the Maestria Nespresso machine operates a rotating shelf that puts itself to one side when you have a larger mug/glass that you’d like to use instead. This minimises the profile of the machine while also minimising the number of moving parts, so we really like it.
In addition, it’s very hard to ignore the steam pipe. When this author goes to a proper coffee shop, one of the most important skills that differentiates a good latte from a great latte is how well the barista is able to control the texture and temperature of the milk. Getting the chance to enjoy and practice this sounds like a lot of fun.
Finally, it’s also worth noting that while it’s sold separately through the Nespresso Club, the Maestra can also be sold with a Barista Kit (created by Olivia and Andree Putman), complete with cappuccino kit and shaker. For those who not only love their coffee but love MAKING it, we can see this machine fitting in perfectly.
The big brother of the Maestria is aptly named the Gran Maestria, where the Nespresso machine comes equipped as well with a cup heater underneath the base in addition to Nespresso’s own Aeroccino milk frother.
This is arguably the perfect Nespresso luxury setup for someone who wants to be able to concoct anything and everything from their home coffee machine, but this additional setup looks to be missing the steam pipe included with the regular machine.
For this reason, if you’re particularly interested in or determined to prepare your own milk, we’d actually recommend sticking with the regular machine to learn your tradecraft of thick foams and light, frothy milks.
The Nespresso range includes large work-horse coffee machines ideal for the workplace, and others compact and ergonomic ideal for placing outside of the kitchen. Some machines are suited more to those who adore their milk-based coffee, others designed to speedily deliver a delicious espresso or lungo drink.
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