Nespresso Creatista Pro Review

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.
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Key Features of the Nespresso Creatista Pro

Key Features of Nespresso Creatista Pro

  • 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 Pro Overview

The Creatista series features Nespresso's top-of-the-line offerings with three models to choose from:

Note: You may also see a regular Nespresso Creatista, which is Nespresso's original Creatista machine before releasing the three tiers above.

All Creatista machines are designed to offer the most authentic specialty beverage experience with a real, stainless steel frother like you'd see on a high-end commercial espresso machine. By comparison, Nespresso's other machines designed to make milk-based drinks either come with an Aeroccino frother (like the CitiZ & Milk) or an integrated plastic frothing arm (like the Lattissima Pro) that makes "good enough" foam but limits how great the foam can be.

With the Creatista's traditional frothing arm, your foam can be as good as your skill level with 11 temperature settings and 8 texture levels.

Other notable features on these Creatista machines that separates them from the rest of Nespresso's offerings:

  • Stainless steel casing
  • High-end build and design
  • More powerful heating element
  • Programmable functionality to create, name, and save your favorite custom drinks

What separates the Creatista Pro from the mid-range Creatista Plus?

  • Slightly larger size and weight to accomodate additional features, including larger drip tray
  • Slightly larger spent capsule container (18 vs 15)
  • Color LCD touchscreen instead of LCD display and knobs to make selections
  • More milk frothing options (11 temps and 8 textures vs 3 temps and 3 textures on the Plus)
  • Separate hot water dispenser (no hot water dispenser on the Plus)
  • 33% larger water reservoir (67 oz vs 50 oz)
  • Double Thermojet feature, which allows you to pull your shot and steam your milk at the same time

The Creatista Pro also comes with a 16 oz stainless steel frothing pitcher.

Pros
  • 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
  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • No cold frothing option

Is the Nespresso Creatista Pro for you?

Is Nespresso Creatista Pro for you?

If you're reading this Nespresso Creatista Pro review, chances are you're looking for something more feature-rich than your typical Nespresso machine.

While I truly like what Nespresso has done with their Lattissima brewers, there's no doubt they're a clear and obvious step down from any of these Creatista machines, both in form and function.

The question then becomes, which Nespresso Creatista model is right for you? Let's compare the Uno, Plus, and Pro side-by-side:

Feature Creatista Uno Creatista Plus Creatista Pro
Exterior ABS plastic Fully stainless steel Fully stainless steel
Display Button display Digital LCD display with knobs Digital LCD touchscreen display
Water Tank 50 oz 50 oz 67 oz
Bev Types Espresso, ristretto, lungo Espresso, ristretto, lungo Espresso, ristretto, lungo
Ristretto Sizes 0.5-1.0 oz 0.85-2.0 oz 0.85-2.0 oz
Espresso Sizes 1.0-1.3 oz 0.85-2.0 oz 0.85-2.0 oz
Lungo Sizes 1.3-4.4 oz 2.37-5.0 oz 2.37-5.0 oz
Frother Settings 3 temps, 3 textures 3 temps, 3 textures 11 temps, 8 textures
Brew/Steam, Same Time No No Yes
Hot Water Dispenser No No Yes
Programmable Drink Settings No Yes Yes
Power Draw 1500W 1500W 1500W

So, which is right for you?

  • Go with the Creatista Uno if you're looking for the cheapest, simplest way to own a Nespresso model with the authentic swivel frothing arm and are OK with the ABS plastic polymer body.
  • Go with the Creatista Plus if you want a nicer-looking (and more durable) stainless steel machine with the digital LCD display.
  • Go with the Creatista Pro if you want the best all-in-one machine Nespresso has ever made with the additional bells and whistles detailed above.

Whichever Creatista model you inevitably purchase, I'm confident you won't regret it.

Nespresso Creatista Pro Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Nespresso Creatista Pro!

Check out Nespresso Creatista Pro!

Nespresso Creatista Pro
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.

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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!

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