Nespresso Lattissima Pro Review

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.
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Key Features of the Nespresso Lattissima Pro

Key Features of Nespresso Lattissima Pro

  • 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 Lattissima Pro Overview

Nespresso has two lines of capsule-based espresso machines:

  • OriginalLine: Their original line (duh) that used a 19 bar pump to extract shots from capsules
  • VertuoLine: Their new line that uses Centrifusion (rapid capsule spinning) to extract shots from barcode-enabled capsules but also brews standard coffee up to 17 oz

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.

Nespresso has two lines of capsule-based espresso machines:

  • OriginalLine: Their original line (duh) that used a 19 bar pump to extract shots from capsules
  • VertuoLine: Their new line that uses Centrifusion (rapid capsule spinning) to extract shots from barcode-enabled capsules but also brews standard coffee up to 17 oz

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 among OriginalLine machines, there are 2 series that stand above all others:

  • Lattissima machines with integrated frothers that brew specialty beverages with the push of a single button
  • Creatista machines with integrated frothing wands for a more manual frothing experience, as if you were a true barista

The Lattissima One is part of that first series (obviously), which is made up of 5 different models:

We'll compare all 5 models in our Buyer's Guide below.

Depending on who you ask, either the Lattissima Pro or Gran Lattissima is the top-end Lattissima model. The Gran Lattissima came out later and has 9 preset beverage recipes, but the Pro is the only model with a digital touchscreen display. Both have just about the same water reservoir and milk container volumes. The Pro gets the edge on spent capsule capacity.

Pros

  • 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

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

Is the Nespresso Lattissima Pro for you?

Is Nespresso Lattissima Pro for you?

As promised, here's how all 5 Lattissima models compare:

FeatureOnePlusTouchProGran
Water Reservoir34 oz30 oz44 oz44 oz44 oz
Milk Container4 oz12 oz12 oz16 oz17 oz
Pre-Programmed Sizes4 beverages4 beverages6 beverages6 beverages9 beverages
DisplayButton displayButton displayButton displayDigital touch displayButton display
Spent Capsules8 capsules10 capsules10 capsules15 capsules10 capsules
Dimensions6.1"W x 12.8"D x 10.1"H6.7"W x 12.6"D x 10.2"H6.8"W x 12.6"D x 10.2"H7.9"W x 10.8"D x 14.4"H7.9"W x 14.4"D x 10.8"H
Weight9.3 lbs9.8 lbs9.9 lbs12.6 lbs11.9 lbs

The best Lattissima model (before the Gran Lattissima came out), the Pro has the largest water reservoir and milk container capacity (close enough) with 6 preset brew sizes with a digital touchscreen display.

If you want the latest and greatest from Nespresso with 9 preset brew sizes, go with the Gran Lattissima.

If you don't need the capacity for 4 specialty beverages and/or a button display is fine with you, downgrade to the Lattissima Touch.

If you want the option to have manual control over your frothing, you'll want to check out one of the 3 Creatista Series machines.

Nespresso Lattissima Pro Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Nespresso Lattissima Pro!

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Nespresso Lattissima Pro
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.

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