Nespresso has two lines of capsule-based espresso machines:
For our money, OriginalLine machines are better than VertuoLine machines because their pump produces more authentic espresso, the coffee tends to be hotter, and there's no barcode scanning system meaning you can find less-expensive third-party capsules.
And no series of OriginalLine brewers tops the Creatistas, which includes the following 3 models:
Note: Nespresso originally released the Creatista with no other models in the series but later discontinued it and expanded the series to include these 3.
The Creatista's draw is its swivel frothing arm, which gives you total control over your milk foam — something Lattissima series doesn't offer. Instead, Lattissima machines are about one-touch convenience for people who want hands-off cappuccinos and lattes.
Note: You don't need to froth your milk manually! The Creatista is fully capable of frothing your milk for you. Just leave the milk frothing pitcher on the temperature sensor below the frothing wand and let the machine do its thing.
If that control appeals to you, take a look at one of the 3 Creatista models.
What are the differences? We'll cover that in the Buyer's Guide below.