Nespresso machines have raised the bar for home coffee makers, and the days of needing to drive to a barista for a perfect latte or coffee are now over. Multiple brands offer compatibility with Nespresso, and Nespresso also produces its own models. De’Longhi’s use of architectural design elements and sleek, modern lines sets its machines apart from the crowd, while Breville offers a host of customization options with the Creatista.
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Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi
The Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi is one of the smaller machines in the line-up, making it the perfect choice for anyone who is tight on kitchen counter space for gadgets. It’s also one of the more budget-friendly Nespresso coffee makers, meaning your morning cup of Joe won’t force you to break the bank. But don’t think this small machine doesn’t pack a punch. It can reach the ideal water temperature in just 25 seconds, and you can make nine single-serve cups before you have to refill the water tank, which holds 24 ounces.
Conveniently, the Nespresso machine features adjustable cup sizes, thanks to the programmable Espresso (1.35 oz) and Lungo (5 oz) buttons, so you can make anything from a huge mug of coffee to a small afternoon pick-me-up. For safety and energy efficiency, the machine will automatically switch off after nine minutes.
While all Nespresso makers are pleasant to look at, the Citiz espresso maker really places an emphasis on design. Billed as “urban smart,” the design of this espresso maker was inspired by New York City architecture in the 1940s.
Theis part of Nespresso’s original line of espresso makers, and can pour both Espresso and Lungo size cups. The Citiz heats up in just 25 seconds and will automatically shut off after nine minutes of inactivity. Nespresso also makes a Citiz+Milk machine, which includes an attached frother. However, this machine is simply a Citiz with an attached to its side. If the price is right, you might get more versatility and save some counter space by simply buying these devices separately.
Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville
Nespresso makers are known for making great espresso from the comfort of your kitchen. But sometimes you might want more than a single shot of caffeine in the morning. With the touch of a button, Nespresso’s Creatista machine can make coffee or espresso. Even more impressive are its elaborate creations, which range from latte macchiatos to flat whites to cappuccinos. You can also adjust some settings to achieve the coffee volume and milk temperature you prefer. Conveniently, the machine has a built-in milk frother with eight texture levels. With a little practice, you might even be able to rival your barista’s cappuccino art.
This machine includes tons of helpful features, with an automatic self-cleaning function, a stainless milk jug, 19 bars of pressure, and a two-year warranty. It can also heat up in less than three seconds, so you can get your caffeine fix that much faster. The will automatically power off after nine minutes, both for safety and energy efficiency.
The Vertuo Next can handle both the original Nespresso capsules and Vertuo capsules. With a broader range of flavors to choose from, you’ll never get bored brewing at home. You can sample everything from single shot espresso cups to full 14-ounce coffee mugs with the push of a button.
Featuring a 25-second heat-up time, the Vertuo Next won’t make you wait long for a hot cup. The auto-aim feature adapts to each capsule you insert, selecting the correct cup size, pressure, temperature, and brewing time. When it finishes brewing, the will even automatically eject the Nespresso capsule, and the 37-ounce water tank is ready for your next cup. If environmental friendliness is a priority, you’ll also favor the Next over alternatives: Its construction uses 54% recycled plastics.
Whatever type of coffee you’re craving, Nespresso has an answer for at-home brewing. Experiment with new flavors, try your hand at latte art, or stick with tried-and-true brewing functions: There’s a Nespresso machine for every taste.
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