The BEST Nespresso Machine Comparison: All 26 Models RANKED (Updated For 2021)

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This is the best Nespresso machine comparison guide out there.

Seriously.

I read the manuals and did the legwork to compare all 26 Nespresso models — old and new — so you can easily find the right one for you.

This guide is broken into 7 sections:

Click the links above to jump to each section.

Are you ready?

Let’s dive in.

What's The Best Nespresso Machine?

We've reviewed and rated all 26 models to give you an overall ranking of the best Nespresso machines.

But, as is usually the case, what's best for me may not be best for you. Let's expand upon the Top Picks above and highlight a few more of the best Nespresso machines by category:

Not sure which is right for you? The next section should help...

3 Tips When Buying A Nespresso Machine

Best Nespresso Machines By Category

What's the difference between OriginalLine and VertuoLine machines? We've put together a handy side-by-side table below the rankings. Keep scrolling for more info or click here to jump down.

Overall
94
Nespresso Creatista Pro
(Discontinued)
The best Nespresso machine money can buy, the Creatista Pro offers one-touch convenience for everything from ristretto shots to lattes with a professional-quality frothing wand and a sleek, modern design.
Overall
93
Nespresso Creatista Plus
(Discontinued)
The Cadillac of Nespresso's universe, the Creatista Plus lets you customize your favorites with a digital display panel that offers size selections from 0.85-5 oz, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures for a luxurious experience.
Overall
92
Nespresso Creatista
(Discontinued)
The Creatista is Nespresso's original luxury espresso machine. It features a digital display with custom sizes from 0.85-5 oz, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures. Now-discontinued, take a look at the Creatista Plus instead.
Overall
91
Nespresso Gran Lattissima
(Discontinued)
The newest of Nespresso's 5 Lattissima machines, the Gran Lattissima has a best-in-class 9 preset beverage recipes with a 44 oz reservoir, 17 oz milk container, and integrated frother for do-it-yourself specialty drinks.
Overall
91
Nespresso Lattissima Pro
(Discontinued)
Arguably the top-end Lattissima model, the Pro has a large 44 oz water reservoir, 16 oz milk container, an integrated frother, and 6 preset recipes on an interactive touchscreen display to make anyone a home barista.
Overall
91
Nespresso Atelier
(Discontinued)
An OriginalLine machine only available in Europe and Asia, the Nespresso Atelier pulls shots and makes both hot and cold foam. From simple ristretto shots to iced lattes, it's your all-in-one coffee station.
Overall
91
Nespresso Lattissima Touch
(Discontinued)
The mid-range model of Nespresso's 5 Lattissima machines, the Touch has a large 44 oz water reservoir, 12 oz milk container, an integrated frother, and 6 preset recipes for easy one-touch specialty beverages.
Overall
90
Nespresso Expert
(Discontinued)
One of Nespresso's more premium models, the Expert offers 4 coffee brew sizes from 0.85 oz ristretto to 5.05 oz Americanos, a Hot Water only mode, WiFi connectivity, and a unique design you won't find with any other models.
Overall
90
Nespresso KitchenAid
(Discontinued)
The most unique Nespresso machine available, the Nespresso KitchenAid is made by the well-known kitchen appliance brand with incredible heft and durability. And, of course, the signature Nespresso experience you love.
Overall
90
Nespresso Prodigio
(Discontinued)
One of Nespresso's WiFi-enabled models, the Prodigio connects to the Nespresso mobile app for scheduled start times, machine status updates, and easy one-button capsule ordering. It's the tech-lover's espresso machine!
Overall
90
Nespresso Creatista Uno
(Discontinued)
The base model of Nespresso's Creatista Series, the Uno has a 3 drink sizes, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures with a fully-automatic frothing wand (which can be used manually) for a luxurious coffee experience.
Overall
90
Nespresso Gran Maestria
(Discontinued)
A feature-rich OriginalLine model with 10 shot sizes from 0.85-5.05 oz and an included Aeroccino3 frother, the Gran Maestria is a complete coffee station. Now-discontinued, check out the upgraded Gran Lattissima instead.
Overall
90
Nespresso Lattissima Plus
(Discontinued)
Part of Nespresso's one-touch specialty beverage system, the Lattissima Plus has a 30 oz water reservoir, 12 oz milk container, an integrated frother, and 4 preset recipes for easy one-touch specialty beverage brewing.
Overall
90
Nespresso Essenza Plus
(Discontinued)
A hair larger than the Essenza Mini, the Essenza Plus offers a similar espresso experience with a larger 34 oz reservoir and a handy one-touch capsule ordering button right on the machine.
Overall
89
Nespresso CitiZ & Milk
(Discontinued)
Notable for its 34 oz reservoir, the largest among mid-range Nespresso OriginalLine machines, the CitiZ & Milk is a compact, durable, and reliable brewer with a powerful boiler and integrated Aeroccino3 frother.
Overall
89
Nespresso Lattissima One
(Discontinued)
The base model of Nespresso's 5 Lattissima machines, the Lattissima One offers hassle-free, one-touch specialty beverages with a 4 oz milk container in compact, affordable package.
Overall
89
Nespresso U
(Discontinued)
Nespresso's smallest machine with a preset 0.85 oz ristretto size, the now-discontinued U has a sleek design and aluminum exterior. For an in-production model, check out the CitiZ instead.
Overall
89
Nespresso Pixie
(Discontinued)
Our favorite bang-for-your-buck Nespresso machine, the Pixie delivers no-fuss espresso in a durable, scratch-resistant, awesome-looking aluminum case. If you don't need the fancy extras, you want the Pixie.
Overall
88
Nespresso CitiZ
(Discontinued)
Notable for its 34 oz reservoir, the largest among mid-range Nespresso OriginalLine machines, the CitiZ is a compact, reliable brewer with a powerful heating element. Check out the CitiZ & Milk for an integrated frother.
Overall
87
Nespresso Evoluo
(Discontinued)
Nespresso's best VertuoLine model, the Evoluo brews 0.3-17 oz coffee with the largest reservoir (60 oz) and used capsule capacity (17) and shortest time to brew (15 seconds). If you want a VertuoLine, you want the Evoluo.
Overall
87
Nespresso Vertuo
(Discontinued)
Don't let its name fool you. The Vertuo is more advanced than either the VertuoPlus or VertuoPlus Deluxe! Its 40 oz reservoir is so-so but its 1350W heating element leaves you just 15 seconds from brew-ready water.
Overall
87
Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe
(Discontinued)
Designed for flexibility to brew short espresso to tall coffee, the VertuoPlus Deluxe is one of Nespresso's 5 VertuoLine models with 0.3-17 oz brew sizes using 5 types of capsules and is notable for its large 57 oz reservoir.
Overall
87
Nespresso Inissia
(Discontinued)
One of Nespresso's best-selling machines, the Inissia offers a couple of upgrades over the 3.2" wide Essenza Mini, notably the 24 oz reservoir and 10 spent capsule capacity, in a still-sleek 4.7" wide design.
Overall
85
Nespresso Vertuo Next
(Discontinued)
The newest and slimmest addition to Nespresso's VertuoLine series, the 5.5" wide Vertuo Next has the smallest reservoir (37 oz) and longest heat-up time (25 sec) but delivers the same coffee in a compact unit.
Overall
84
Nespresso VertuoPlus
(Discontinued)
Designed for flexibility to brew short espresso to tall coffee, the VertuoPlus is one of Nespresso's 5 VertuoLine models that brews 5 types of capsules for coffees from 0.3-17 oz. Finally, a Nespresso machine for everyone!
Overall
84
Nespresso Essenza Mini
(Discontinued)
At just 3.2" wide and weighing just 5.1 lbs, the Essenza Mini is Nespresso's smallest single-serve espresso machine and a fantastic value. Brew 1.35 oz espresso up to 3.70 oz lungo at the push of a button.
Overall
90
Nespresso Expert

Nespresso Expert

Nespresso Expert

(Discontinued)
One of Nespresso's more premium models, the Expert offers 4 coffee brew sizes from 0.85 oz ristretto to 5.05 oz Americanos, a Hot Water only mode, WiFi connectivity, and a unique design you won't find with any other models.
Overall
90
Nespresso KitchenAid

Nespresso KitchenAid

Nespresso KitchenAid

(Discontinued)
The most unique Nespresso machine available, the Nespresso KitchenAid is made by the well-known kitchen appliance brand with incredible heft and durability. And, of course, the signature Nespresso experience you love.
Overall
90
Nespresso Prodigio

Nespresso Prodigio

Nespresso Prodigio

(Discontinued)
One of Nespresso's WiFi-enabled models, the Prodigio connects to the Nespresso mobile app for scheduled start times, machine status updates, and easy one-button capsule ordering. It's the tech-lover's espresso machine!
Overall
90
Nespresso Essenza Plus

Nespresso Essenza Plus

Nespresso Essenza Plus

(Discontinued)
A hair larger than the Essenza Mini, the Essenza Plus offers a similar espresso experience with a larger 34 oz reservoir and a handy one-touch capsule ordering button right on the machine.
Overall
89
Nespresso U

Nespresso U

Nespresso U

(Discontinued)
Nespresso's smallest machine with a preset 0.85 oz ristretto size, the now-discontinued U has a sleek design and aluminum exterior. For an in-production model, check out the CitiZ instead.
Overall
89
Nespresso Pixie

Nespresso Pixie

Nespresso Pixie

(Discontinued)
Our favorite bang-for-your-buck Nespresso machine, the Pixie delivers no-fuss espresso in a durable, scratch-resistant, awesome-looking aluminum case. If you don't need the fancy extras, you want the Pixie.
Overall
88
Nespresso CitiZ

Nespresso CitiZ

Nespresso CitiZ

(Discontinued)
Notable for its 34 oz reservoir, the largest among mid-range Nespresso OriginalLine machines, the CitiZ is a compact, reliable brewer with a powerful heating element. Check out the CitiZ & Milk for an integrated frother.
Overall
87
Nespresso Inissia

Nespresso Inissia

Nespresso Inissia

(Discontinued)
One of Nespresso's best-selling machines, the Inissia offers a couple of upgrades over the 3.2" wide Essenza Mini, notably the 24 oz reservoir and 10 spent capsule capacity, in a still-sleek 4.7" wide design.
Overall
84
Nespresso Essenza Mini

Nespresso Essenza Mini

Nespresso Essenza Mini

(Discontinued)
At just 3.2" wide and weighing just 5.1 lbs, the Essenza Mini is Nespresso's smallest single-serve espresso machine and a fantastic value. Brew 1.35 oz espresso up to 3.70 oz lungo at the push of a button.
Overall
94
Nespresso Creatista Pro

Nespresso Creatista Pro

Nespresso Creatista Pro

(Discontinued)
The best Nespresso machine money can buy, the Creatista Pro offers one-touch convenience for everything from ristretto shots to lattes with a professional-quality frothing wand and a sleek, modern design.
Overall
93
Nespresso Creatista Plus

Nespresso Creatista Plus

Nespresso Creatista Plus

(Discontinued)
The Cadillac of Nespresso's universe, the Creatista Plus lets you customize your favorites with a digital display panel that offers size selections from 0.85-5 oz, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures for a luxurious experience.
Overall
92
Nespresso Creatista

Nespresso Creatista

Nespresso Creatista

(Discontinued)
The Creatista is Nespresso's original luxury espresso machine. It features a digital display with custom sizes from 0.85-5 oz, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures. Now-discontinued, take a look at the Creatista Plus instead.
Overall
91
Nespresso Gran Lattissima

Nespresso Gran Lattissima

Nespresso Gran Lattissima

(Discontinued)
The newest of Nespresso's 5 Lattissima machines, the Gran Lattissima has a best-in-class 9 preset beverage recipes with a 44 oz reservoir, 17 oz milk container, and integrated frother for do-it-yourself specialty drinks.
Overall
91
Nespresso Lattissima Pro

Nespresso Lattissima Pro

Nespresso Lattissima Pro

(Discontinued)
Arguably the top-end Lattissima model, the Pro has a large 44 oz water reservoir, 16 oz milk container, an integrated frother, and 6 preset recipes on an interactive touchscreen display to make anyone a home barista.
Overall
91
Nespresso Lattissima Touch

Nespresso Lattissima Touch

Nespresso Lattissima Touch

(Discontinued)
The mid-range model of Nespresso's 5 Lattissima machines, the Touch has a large 44 oz water reservoir, 12 oz milk container, an integrated frother, and 6 preset recipes for easy one-touch specialty beverages.
Overall
90
Nespresso Creatista Uno

Nespresso Creatista Uno

Nespresso Creatista Uno

(Discontinued)
The base model of Nespresso's Creatista Series, the Uno has a 3 drink sizes, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures with a fully-automatic frothing wand (which can be used manually) for a luxurious coffee experience.
Overall
90
Nespresso Gran Maestria

Nespresso Gran Maestria

Nespresso Gran Maestria

(Discontinued)
A feature-rich OriginalLine model with 10 shot sizes from 0.85-5.05 oz and an included Aeroccino3 frother, the Gran Maestria is a complete coffee station. Now-discontinued, check out the upgraded Gran Lattissima instead.
Overall
90
Nespresso Lattissima Plus

Nespresso Lattissima Plus

Nespresso Lattissima Plus

(Discontinued)
Part of Nespresso's one-touch specialty beverage system, the Lattissima Plus has a 30 oz water reservoir, 12 oz milk container, an integrated frother, and 4 preset recipes for easy one-touch specialty beverage brewing.
Overall
89
Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

(Discontinued)
Notable for its 34 oz reservoir, the largest among mid-range Nespresso OriginalLine machines, the CitiZ & Milk is a compact, durable, and reliable brewer with a powerful boiler and integrated Aeroccino3 frother.
Overall
89
Nespresso Lattissima One

Nespresso Lattissima One

Nespresso Lattissima One

(Discontinued)
The base model of Nespresso's 5 Lattissima machines, the Lattissima One offers hassle-free, one-touch specialty beverages with a 4 oz milk container in compact, affordable package.
Overall
87
Nespresso Evoluo

Nespresso Evoluo

Nespresso Evoluo

(Discontinued)
Nespresso's best VertuoLine model, the Evoluo brews 0.3-17 oz coffee with the largest reservoir (60 oz) and used capsule capacity (17) and shortest time to brew (15 seconds). If you want a VertuoLine, you want the Evoluo.
Overall
87
Nespresso Vertuo

Nespresso Vertuo

Nespresso Vertuo

(Discontinued)
Don't let its name fool you. The Vertuo is more advanced than either the VertuoPlus or VertuoPlus Deluxe! Its 40 oz reservoir is so-so but its 1350W heating element leaves you just 15 seconds from brew-ready water.
Overall
87
Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

(Discontinued)
Designed for flexibility to brew short espresso to tall coffee, the VertuoPlus Deluxe is one of Nespresso's 5 VertuoLine models with 0.3-17 oz brew sizes using 5 types of capsules and is notable for its large 57 oz reservoir.
Overall
85
Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso Vertuo Next

(Discontinued)
The newest and slimmest addition to Nespresso's VertuoLine series, the 5.5" wide Vertuo Next has the smallest reservoir (37 oz) and longest heat-up time (25 sec) but delivers the same coffee in a compact unit.
Overall
84
Nespresso VertuoPlus

Nespresso VertuoPlus

Nespresso VertuoPlus

(Discontinued)
Designed for flexibility to brew short espresso to tall coffee, the VertuoPlus is one of Nespresso's 5 VertuoLine models that brews 5 types of capsules for coffees from 0.3-17 oz. Finally, a Nespresso machine for everyone!

What's The Difference Between Nespresso Machines?

If you're asking yourself, "What's the difference between Nespresso machines?" then this section is for you.

  • Nespresso Product Line: The first (and most important) difference is which Nespresso product line each machine belongs to, OriginalLine or VertuoLine. The next section, "The 2 Types of Nespresso Machines," explains the differences in detail.
  • Brew Sizes: Most Nespresso machines brew three espresso-sized servings: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, and 3.70 oz lungo. However, some don't offer the smaller ristretto or larger lungo sizes, so make sure to read the Brew Sizes section of each Nespresso machine review below. Nespresso VertuoLine machines also offer long coffees from 7-17 oz, which is explained in the next section.
  • Milk Frother: Most Nespresso machines don't come with a milk frother, though some offer a bundle that includes the machine plus an Aeroccino frother. Other machines offer an integrated frother to brew lattes, cappuccinos, and other specialty beverages at the push of a button (Lattissima Series). Nespresso's most premium models in the Creatista Series take that a step further and offer a cafe-style frothing wand for a more hands-on experience.
  • Wireless Connectivity: Some machines, like the Prodigio, allow you to connect to the machine via Nespresso's app. Though nifty, you can't use the app to brew your coffee remotely. It's mostly just good for easy capsule re-ordering.
  • Case Material: Most Nespresso machines are made of an ABS plastic polymer that's much thicker and more durable than you'll find on other single-serve coffee makers. Some Nespresso machines, like the Pixie an, come with a stainless steel case, which is sleeker, more stylish, and scratch-resistant.
  • Power Consumption: Power is measured in Watts and ranges from around 1100W-1750W depending on the model. Higher Wattage means more power, which means faster heat-up times from a cold start and quicker, better frothing (on machines with a frother). It also means more power consumption, which isn't a critical difference for most people but may be important in some situations. For example, people using their Nespresso machine in RVs or older homes with outdated electrical wiring may want model that consumes less power.

There are other small differences between Nespresso machines, but those are the ones to know.

The 2 Types of Nespresso Machines

There are two types of Nespresso Machines: OriginalLine and VertuoLine.

  • OriginalLine machines are the originals (duh) and, in our opinion, are still the best.
  • VertuoLine machines debuted in October 2015 with a capsule-scanning system that lets you brew 5 different types of capsules for everything from 0.30 oz ristretto shots to full 17 oz long coffees.

Here are the main differences between each type of Nespresso machine in an easy-to-read table:

FeatureOriginalLineVertuoLine
Extraction MethodPumpCentrifusion (rapid capsule spinning)
Pressure19 barsNot stated but less
Brew Sizes0.30-6.75 oz0.30-17 oz
Capsule Types1 type/size5 types/sizes
Brew TempHotterLess hot
CremaRicherAirier
Pod Scanning SystemNoYes
3rd Party CapsulesAvailableNot available
Nespresso Capsule Cost$0.75-$0.85$0.90-$1.25
3rd Party Capsule Cost$0.35-$0.75None

That's a lot of advantages to OriginalLine machines, and that's why they're our favorites.

But that doesn't mean VertuoLine machines are bad!

  • When To Choose OriginalLine: If you're mostly an espresso or specialty beverage drinker, you definitely want an OriginalLine machine. Even if you enjoy the occasional longer coffee, an Americano (espresso + hot water up to 6.75 oz) can be a close approximation that's actually even richer.
  • When To Choose VertuoLine: If you're mostly a tall coffee drinker who wants a Nespresso machine for flexibility to enjoy an espresso every now and then, VertuoLine machines were made for you.

Beyond the two main types of Nespresso machines, there are "sub-types" offering different features, such as wireless connectivity for easy capsule reordering, integrated frothers for one-touch specialty beverages, and more.

We've rated and ranked each option you need to know about. Without further ado, here are our official reviews for the Best Nespresso OriginalLine Machines.

Nespresso Creatista Pro
Overall Rating
94
Coffee Quality (40%)
93
Design & Features (20%)
96
Durability (20%)
92
Ease of Use (10%)
96
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

The best Nespresso machine money can buy, the Creatista Pro offers one-touch convenience for everything from ristretto shots to lattes with a professional-quality frothing wand and a sleek, modern design.

Pros of the Nespresso Creatista Pro

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Frothing wand and stainless steel pitcher offer more control than other Nespresso machines, and the Pro offers more temperature and texture options than the Creatista Plus
  • Durable stainless steel casing is durable and looks great
  • Double Thermojet allows you to pull a shot and steam milk at the same time
  • Compatible with 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Creatista Pro

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • No cold frothing option

Nespresso Creatista Pro Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville
  • UK Partners: Sage by Heston Blumenthal
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 67 oz
  • Milk Container: Comes with frothing pitcher
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Swivel frothing arm included with one-touch settings for foam (16 oz stainless steel milk pitcher included)
  • Spent Capsules: 18 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Fully stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 7.8"W x 16.8"D x 13.0"H
  • Weight: 14.4 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 3-second heat-up time, 3 texture levels and 3 milk temps, LCD digital touch display, pre-programmed drinks include ristretto, espresso, lungo, flat white, cappuccino, cafe latte, latte, macchiato, and hot milk, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Creatista Plus
Overall Rating
93
Coffee Quality (40%)
92
Design & Features (20%)
94
Durability (20%)
92
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

The Cadillac of Nespresso's universe, the Creatista Plus lets you customize your favorites with a digital display panel that offers size selections from 0.85-5 oz, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures for a luxurious experience.

Pros of the Nespresso Creatista Plus

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Frothing pitcher gives you more control
  • Fully stainless steel exterior
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Creatista Plus

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • No cold frothing option
  • Fewer features and options than the top-of-the-line Creatista Pro

Nespresso Creatista Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville
  • UK Partners: Sage by Heston Blumenthal
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 50 oz
  • Milk Container: Comes with frothing pitcher
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Swivel frothing arm included with one-touch settings for foam
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Fully stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 6.7"W x 12.2"D x 16.1"H
  • Weight: 11.4 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 3-second heat-up time, 3 texture levels and 3 milk temps, LCD digital display with easy-to-use rotary dial control, pre-programmed drinks include ristretto, espresso, lungo, flat white, cappuccino, cafe latte, latte, macchiato, and hot milk, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Creatista
Overall Rating
92
Coffee Quality (40%)
92
Design & Features (20%)
92
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

The Creatista is Nespresso's original luxury espresso machine. It features a digital display with custom sizes from 0.85-5 oz, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures. Now-discontinued, take a look at the Creatista Plus instead.

Pros of the Nespresso Creatista

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Frothing pitcher gives you more control
  • Housing includes some stainless steel
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Creatista

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent

Nespresso Creatista Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville
  • UK Partners: Sage by Heston Blumenthal
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 50 oz
  • Milk Container: Comes with frothing pitcher
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Swivel frothing arm included with one-touch settings for foam
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Stainless steel front, ABS plastic sides
  • Dimensions: 6.7"W x 12.2"D x 16.1"H
  • Weight: 11.4 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 3-second heat-up time, 3 texture levels and 3 milk temps, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Gran Lattissima
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
93
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

The newest of Nespresso's 5 Lattissima machines, the Gran Lattissima has a best-in-class 9 preset beverage recipes with a 44 oz reservoir, 17 oz milk container, and integrated frother for do-it-yourself specialty drinks.

Pros of the Nespresso Gran Lattissima

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Integrated one-touch milk frother makes specialty beverages easily
  • Large spent capsule capacity
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Gran Lattissima

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent

Nespresso Gran Lattissima Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 3.05 oz cappuccino, 6.40 oz latte
  • Water Reservoir: 44 oz
  • Milk Container: 17 oz
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Automatic frother included
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 7.9"W x 10.8"D x 14.4"H
  • Weight: 11.9 lbs
  • Watts: 1300W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Lattissima Pro
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
93
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Arguably the top-end Lattissima model, the Pro has a large 44 oz water reservoir, 16 oz milk container, an integrated frother, and 6 preset recipes on an interactive touchscreen display to make anyone a home barista.

Pros of the Nespresso Lattissima Pro

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Integrated one-touch milk frother makes specialty beverages easily
  • Large 17 oz milk container
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Lattissima Pro

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Lattissima Pro Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 3.05 oz cappuccino, 6.40 oz latte
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Milk Container: 4 oz
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Automatic frother included
  • Spent Capsules: 8 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 6.1"W x 12.8"D x 10.1"H
  • Weight: 9.3 lbs
  • Watts: 1300W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Atelier
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
91
Design & Features (20%)
93
Durability (20%)
88
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

An OriginalLine machine only available in Europe and Asia, the Nespresso Atelier pulls shots and makes both hot and cold foam. From simple ristretto shots to iced lattes, it's your all-in-one coffee station.

Pros of the Nespresso Atelier

  • Simple one-button operation
  • 9 different drinks, including hot and cold foam, with the push of a button
  • Uses Nespresso OriginalLine capsules, which means no DRM capsule-scanning technology to lock out 3rd party capsules
  • Frothing arm and whisk detaches and hides away in a storage compartment behind the water tank when not in use

Cons of the Nespresso Atelier

  • ABS plastic polymer casing doesn't have the premium feel of the stainless steel on the Creatista series
  • Doesn't brew traditional long coffee
  • Frothing works best with a specific Nespresso brand mug with a 7 cm opening
  • Not available in North America or Australia

Nespresso Atelier Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: None
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz rear-seated removable water tank
  • Milk Container: Comes with frothing pitcher
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Removable frothing arm and whisk under brew spout
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic polymer
  • Dimensions: 4.7"W x 17.0"D x 11.0"H
  • Weight: 10.0 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 3-second heat-up time, 3 texture levels and 3 milk temps, 9 pre-programmed drinks include ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, mocha, iced frappe, hot foam, and cold foam
Nespresso Lattissima Touch
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
92
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

The mid-range model of Nespresso's 5 Lattissima machines, the Touch has a large 44 oz water reservoir, 12 oz milk container, an integrated frother, and 6 preset recipes for easy one-touch specialty beverages.

Pros of the Nespresso Lattissima Touch

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Integrated one-touch milk frother makes specialty beverages easily
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Lattissima Touch

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Lattissima Touch Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 3.05 oz cappuccino, 6.40 oz latte
  • Water Reservoir: 44 oz
  • Milk Container: 12 oz
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Automatic frother included
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 6.8"W x 12.6"D x 10.2"H
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs
  • Watts: 1300W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Expert
Overall Rating
90
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
93
Durability (20%)
88
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

One of Nespresso's more premium models, the Expert offers 4 coffee brew sizes from 0.85 oz ristretto to 5.05 oz Americanos, a Hot Water only mode, WiFi connectivity, and a unique design you won't find with any other models.

Pros of the Nespresso Expert

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Wireless connectivity
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Expert

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Expert Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 5.05 oz americano, 6.75 oz hot water
  • Water Reservoir: 37 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: Yes
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 15.0"W x 8.8"D x 11.3"H
  • Weight: 10.0 lbs
  • Watts: 1260W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso KitchenAid
Overall Rating
90
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
92
Durability (20%)
92
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

The most unique Nespresso machine available, the Nespresso KitchenAid is made by the well-known kitchen appliance brand with incredible heft and durability. And, of course, the signature Nespresso experience you love.

Pros of the Nespresso KitchenAid

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Durable exterior and heavyweight design in awesome cherry red
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso KitchenAid

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent

Nespresso KitchenAid Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: KitchenAid
  • UK Partners: KitchenAid
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 44 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 14 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 8.3"W x 13.0"D x 13.0"H
  • Weight: 19.4 lbs
  • Watts: 1160W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 30-second heat-up, manual level for capsule compartment, tough metal housing, folding drip tray for macchiato glass
Nespresso Prodigio
Overall Rating
90
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
92
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

One of Nespresso's WiFi-enabled models, the Prodigio connects to the Nespresso mobile app for scheduled start times, machine status updates, and easy one-button capsule ordering. It's the tech-lover's espresso machine!

Pros of the Nespresso Prodigio

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Large spent capsule capacity
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Prodigio

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • Small 27 oz water reservoir
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Prodigio Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 27 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 18 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: Yes
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 4.7"W x 14.7"D x 10.1"H
  • Weight: 7.0 lbs
  • Watts: 1160W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso Gran Maestria
Overall Rating
90
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
90
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

A feature-rich OriginalLine model with 10 shot sizes from 0.85-5.05 oz and an included Aeroccino3 frother, the Gran Maestria is a complete coffee station. Now-discontinued, check out the upgraded Gran Lattissima instead.

Pros of the Nespresso Gran Maestria

  • 10 shot sizes from 0.85 oz ristretto to 5.05 oz Americano
  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Gran Maestria

  • Discontinued
  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Gran Maestria Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: DeLonghi, Breville
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimiz
  • Brew Sizes: 10 sizes from 0.85 - 5.05 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 47 oz
  • Milk Container: Aeroccino3 frother included
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Aeroccino3 frother included
  • Spent Capsules: 14 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 12.6″W x 11.8″H x 15.0″D
  • Weight: 15.1 lbs
  • Watts: 2300W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 25-second heat-up, cup warmer
Nespresso Creatista Uno
Overall Rating
90
Coffee Quality (40%)
92
Design & Features (20%)
90
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
92
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

The base model of Nespresso's Creatista Series, the Uno has a 3 drink sizes, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures with a fully-automatic frothing wand (which can be used manually) for a luxurious coffee experience.

Pros of the Nespresso Creatista Uno

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Frothing pitcher gives you more control
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Creatista Uno

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • ABS plastic housing versus stainless steel on other Creatista models

Nespresso Creatista Uno Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville
  • UK Partners: Sage by Heston Blumenthal
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 50 oz
  • Milk Container: Comes with frothing pitcher
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Swivel frothing arm included with one-touch settings for foam
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 6.7"W x 12.2"D x 16.1"H
  • Weight: 11.4 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 3-second heat-up time, 3 texture levels and 3 milk temps, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Lattissima Plus
Overall Rating
90
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Part of Nespresso's one-touch specialty beverage system, the Lattissima Plus has a 30 oz water reservoir, 12 oz milk container, an integrated frother, and 4 preset recipes for easy one-touch specialty beverage brewing.

Pros of the Nespresso Lattissima Plus

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Integrated one-touch milk frother makes specialty beverages easily
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Lattissima Plus

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Lattissima Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 3.05 oz cappuccino, 6.40 oz latte
  • Water Reservoir: 30 oz
  • Milk Container: 12 oz
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Automatic frother included
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 6.7"W x 12.6"D x 10.2"H
  • Weight: 9.8 lbs
  • Watts: 1300W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Essenza Plus
Overall Rating
90
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

A hair larger than the Essenza Mini, the Essenza Plus offers a similar espresso experience with a larger 34 oz reservoir and a handy one-touch capsule ordering button right on the machine.

Pros of the Nespresso Essenza Plus

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Compact design with decent 34 oz water reservoir
  • Wireless connectivity
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Essenza Plus

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Essenza Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 5.05 oz Americano, 6.75 oz Americano XL
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 6 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: Yes
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 4.7"W x 15.6"D x 10.0"H
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs
  • Watts: 1270W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso CitiZ & Milk
Overall Rating
89
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
87
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Notable for its 34 oz reservoir, the largest among mid-range Nespresso OriginalLine machines, the CitiZ & Milk is a compact, durable, and reliable brewer with a powerful boiler and integrated Aeroccino3 frother.

Pros of the Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

  • Comes with integrated Aeroccino3 frother
  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • Need to combined milk foam and espresso, which are made separately, unlike the Lattissima series

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Included
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 8.1"W x 14.6"D x 10.9"H
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs
  • Watts: 1720W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso Lattissima One
Overall Rating
89
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

The base model of Nespresso's 5 Lattissima machines, the Lattissima One offers hassle-free, one-touch specialty beverages with a 4 oz milk container in compact, affordable package.

Pros of the Nespresso Lattissima One

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Integrated one-touch milk frother makes specialty beverages easily
  • Large 16 oz milk container
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Lattissima One

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • Small 4 oz milk container
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Lattissima One Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 3.05 oz cappuccino, 6.40 oz latte
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Milk Container: 4 oz
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Automatic frother included
  • Spent Capsules: 8 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 6.1"W x 12.8"D x 10.1"H
  • Weight: 9.3 lbs
  • Watts: 1300W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, programmable water hardness
Nespresso U
Overall Rating
89
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Nespresso's smallest machine with a preset 0.85 oz ristretto size, the now-discontinued U has a sleek design and aluminum exterior. For an in-production model, check out the CitiZ instead.

Pros of the Nespresso U

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso U

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • Small 27 oz water reservoir

Nespresso U Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 27 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 12 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 4.5"W x 9.8"D x 14.5"H
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs
  • Watts: 1260W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso Pixie
Overall Rating
89
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
93
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Our favorite bang-for-your-buck Nespresso machine, the Pixie delivers no-fuss espresso in a durable, scratch-resistant, awesome-looking aluminum case. If you don't need the fancy extras, you want the Pixie.

Pros of the Nespresso Pixie

  • Actual 19 bar pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Awesome avante garde design with a durable aluminum exterior
  • Simple-to-use one-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding the brew buttons
  • Made in Switzerland with quality components so it won't break down quickly
  • Compatible with third-party coffee capsules from other roasters

Cons of the Nespresso Pixie

  • Stated 19 bar pressure is inconsistent
  • Relatively small 24 oz water tank
  • Doesn't have many extra features that you'll find on more expensive espresso machines
  • Doesn't brew standard cups of coffee

Nespresso Pixie Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 24 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 4.4"W x 9.3"D x 12.8"H
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs
  • Watts: 1160W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso CitiZ
Overall Rating
88
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
82
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Notable for its 34 oz reservoir, the largest among mid-range Nespresso OriginalLine machines, the CitiZ is a compact, reliable brewer with a powerful heating element. Check out the CitiZ & Milk for an integrated frother.

Pros of the Nespresso CitiZ

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso CitiZ

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent

Nespresso CitiZ Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Included in the CitiZ & Milk bundle
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 5.1"W x 14.6"D x 10.9"H
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs
  • Watts: 1720W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso Inissia
Overall Rating
87
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

One of Nespresso's best-selling machines, the Inissia offers a couple of upgrades over the 3.2" wide Essenza Mini, notably the 24 oz reservoir and 10 spent capsule capacity, in a still-sleek 4.7" wide design.

Pros of the Nespresso Inissia

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Inissia

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • Small 24 oz water reservoir
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Inissia Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 24 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 4.7"W x 9.0"D x 12.6"H
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs
  • Watts: 1260W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso Essenza Mini
Overall Rating
84
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
75
Durability (20%)
80
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

At just 3.2" wide and weighing just 5.1 lbs, the Essenza Mini is Nespresso's smallest single-serve espresso machine and a fantastic value. Brew 1.35 oz espresso up to 3.70 oz lungo at the push of a button.

Pros of the Nespresso Essenza Mini

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Compact, lightweight, and inexpensive
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Cons of the Nespresso Essenza Mini

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • Small 20 oz water reservoir
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Essenza Mini Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 20 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 6 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 3.2"W x 12.8"D x 8.1"H
  • Weight: 5.1 lbs
  • Watts: 1310W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes

We've rated and ranked each option you need to know about. Without further ado, here are our official reviews for the Best Nespresso OriginalLine Machine.

Nespresso Evoluo
Overall Rating
87
Coffee Quality (40%)
82
Design & Features (20%)
90
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
93
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Nespresso's best VertuoLine model, the Evoluo brews 0.3-17 oz coffee with the largest reservoir (60 oz) and used capsule capacity (17) and shortest time to brew (15 seconds). If you want a VertuoLine, you want the Evoluo.

Pros of the Nespresso Evoluo

  • Makes espresso beverages and coffee up to 17 oz
  • Largest water reservoir (60 oz)
  • Largest spent capsule capacity among VertuoLine machines (17)
  • Quickest time-to-brew (15 seconds)

Cons of the Nespresso Evoluo

  • VertuoLine brewers use Centrifusion (rapid pod spinning) to generate extraction pressure
  • Crema is thicker but a little too foamy
  • Coffee isn't as hot as OriginalLine machines
  • VertuoLine pods more expensive than OriginalLine pods
  • Pod-scanning system means no 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso Evoluo Features & Specs

  • Product Line: VertuoLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: Espresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 60 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: No pump; extraction via Centrifusion
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 17 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 9.0"W x 12.2"D x 12.3"H
  • Weight: 11.0 lbs
  • Watts: 1350W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 15-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Vertuo
Overall Rating
87
Coffee Quality (40%)
82
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
88
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Don't let its name fool you. The Vertuo is more advanced than either the VertuoPlus or VertuoPlus Deluxe! Its 40 oz reservoir is so-so but its 1350W heating element leaves you just 15 seconds from brew-ready water.

Pros of the Nespresso Vertuo

  • Makes espresso beverages and coffee up to 17 oz
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly

Cons of the Nespresso Vertuo

  • VertuoLine brewers use Centrifusion (rapid pod spinning) to generate extraction pressure
  • Crema is thicker but a little too foamy
  • Coffee isn't as hot as OriginalLine machines
  • VertuoLine pods more expensive than OriginalLine pods
  • Pod-scanning system means no 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso Vertuo Features & Specs

  • Product Line: VertuoLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: Espresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 40 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: No pump; extraction via Centrifusion
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 12 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 8.3"W x 11.9"D x 11.0"H
  • Weight: 10.9 lbs
  • Watts: 1350W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 15-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness
Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe
Overall Rating
87
Coffee Quality (40%)
82
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
88
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Designed for flexibility to brew short espresso to tall coffee, the VertuoPlus Deluxe is one of Nespresso's 5 VertuoLine models with 0.3-17 oz brew sizes using 5 types of capsules and is notable for its large 57 oz reservoir.

Pros of the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

  • Makes espresso beverages and coffee up to 17 oz
  • Large 57 oz water reservoir
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly

Cons of the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

  • VertuoLine brewers use Centrifusion (rapid pod spinning) to generate extraction pressure
  • Crema is thicker but a little too foamy
  • Coffee isn't as hot as OriginalLine machines
  • VertuoLine pods more expensive than OriginalLine pods
  • Pod-scanning system means no 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Features & Specs

  • Product Line: VertuoLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: Espresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 57 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: No pump; extraction via Centrifusion
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 8.7"W x 12.8"D x 13.2"H
  • Weight: 10.1 lbs
  • Watts: 1300W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 20-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness
Nespresso Vertuo Next
Overall Rating
85
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
88
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

The newest and slimmest addition to Nespresso's VertuoLine series, the 5.5" wide Vertuo Next has the smallest reservoir (37 oz) and longest heat-up time (25 sec) but delivers the same coffee in a compact unit.

Pros of the Nespresso Vertuo Next

  • Makes espresso beverages and coffee up to 17 oz
  • Sleek design just 5.5" wide
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly

Cons of the Nespresso Vertuo Next

  • VertuoLine brewers use Centrifusion (rapid pod spinning) to generate extraction pressure
  • Crema is thicker but a little too foamy
  • Coffee isn't as hot as OriginalLine machines
  • VertuoLine pods more expensive than OriginalLine pods
  • Pod-scanning system means no 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso Vertuo Next Features & Specs

  • Product Line: VertuoLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: Espresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 37 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: No pump; extraction via Centrifusion
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 5.5"W x 16.8"D x 12.4"H
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs
  • Watts: 1350W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 2 minutes, 25-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness
Nespresso VertuoPlus
Overall Rating
84
Coffee Quality (40%)
82
Design & Features (20%)
78
Durability (20%)
88
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Designed for flexibility to brew short espresso to tall coffee, the VertuoPlus is one of Nespresso's 5 VertuoLine models that brews 5 types of capsules for coffees from 0.3-17 oz. Finally, a Nespresso machine for everyone!

Pros of the Nespresso VertuoPlus

  • Makes espresso beverages and coffee up to 17 oz
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly

Cons of the Nespresso VertuoPlus

  • VertuoLine brewers use Centrifusion (rapid pod spinning) to generate extraction pressure
  • Crema is thicker but a little too foamy
  • Coffee isn't as hot as OriginalLine machines
  • VertuoLine pods more expensive than OriginalLine pods
  • Pod-scanning system means no 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso VertuoPlus Features & Specs

  • Product Line: VertuoLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: Espresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 37 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: No pump; extraction via Centrifusion
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 8.7"W x 12.8"D x 12.8"H
  • Weight: 10.1 lbs
  • Watts: 1300W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 20-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!