Nespresso Lattissima Touch Review

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.
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Key Features of the Nespresso Lattissima Touch

Key Features of Nespresso Lattissima Touch

  • 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 Lattissima Touch 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.

The Lattissima Touch is the mid-range Lattissima model with 6 pre-programmed beverages, a 44 oz water reservoir, and 12 oz milk container for up to 3 specialty drinks.

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

Is the Nespresso Lattissima Touch for you?

Is Nespresso Lattissima Touch 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 Lattissima Touch is a great compromise between cost and features. It has the largest water reservoir of all Lattissima models (44 oz) and a solid 12 oz milk container for multi-beverage brewing, but the downside is just 6 preset brew sizes.

If you want a little more milk container capacity and the top-of-the-line digital touchscreen display, go with the Lattissima Pro.

If you want the most preset beverages, go with the Gran Lattissima's 9 presets.

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 Touch Review: An In-Depth Look

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Nespresso Lattissima Touch
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.

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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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