Nespresso machines are becoming even more popular these days, for obvious reasons which include to make quality coffee drinks with great taste easily and quickly. There are many such products in the market today but how can one know the best nespresso machine? This is what this article addresses. Some of the top nespresso machines have been tested and reviewed to help you make your choice. I am sure you would find it very useful.
- Best Nespresso Machine in 2020
- 1. Editor’s Pick: DeLonghi Silver Lattissima Plus
- 2. Runner Up: Nespresso Vertuo Coffee by Breville
- 3. Budget Pick - Nespresso Essenza Mini Original by Breville
- 4. Budget Pick - Nespresso Essenza Mini by De'Longhi
- 5. The Highest Quality Product with High Price – Nespresso Lattissima EN750MB by De'Longhi
- 6. The Highest Quality Product with Milk Frother: Nespresso Creatista Plus by Breville
- 7. The Largest product - Nespresso Vertuo by De'Longhi
- Benefits of Nespresso Machines
- What to Look for When Buying a Nespresso Machine in 2020
- How to Use a Nespresso Machine
Best Nespresso Machine in 2020
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This is really an amazing product. To make your drink, all it takes is insert the capsule in the machine, place the cup in the right position and just press a button. The machine then gets to work and delivers wonderful cappuccinos and lattes in no time.
Also, with this product, you can easily adjust the level of milk in your drink to suit your taste. Apart from that, the product comes in different capsule options which are all available in regular or decaf. It can even be used to make such drinks as cappuccino, latte and macchiato. And the machine is always kept at an optimal temperature so that you can brew cups immediately after another without waiting.
It comes with an in-built power saving option which allows you to set a timer to turn off the machine when not in use so that your machine would not take too much energy.
These features make this DeLonghi product stand out among others as the best pick. It is also not very expensive and it should be able to meet almost everyone's Nespresso needs. However, it has a small water container but you can refill the water tray after every two cups of coffee to get around this.
Our alternative pick also has different cool features and you may prefer this if you want something a little cheaper.
There are 5 cup sizes to choose from which are: 14oz Alto, 7.7oz Coffee, 5oz gran lungo, 2.7oz double espresso and 1.35oz Espresso. And with the package comes 12 large flavoured capsules. The machine also has an adjustable cup support which can be set to different positions for each cup size. It can hold 13 used capsules for coffee or 20 for espresso.
Also, the machine has the ability to automatically recognise each Grand Cru and automatically adjust the brewing parameters based on the selected one. Each capsule comes with a barcode on its rim which is scanned to make this possible. The machine comes with a Milk Frother too, by Aeroccino.
Just like the first, this also has a power saving mode and does the brewing really fast. It only takes about 20 seconds to heat up. And with a water capacity of up to 1.2 litres, refilling is easier. If the coffee comes out lukewarm (which it may), you may just heat up the cup of coffee before drinking.
The main reason this is our budget pick is because of its cheapness. At its low cost, it is a really good machine and would effectively meet the needs of those working on a tight budget. But apart from its really low cost, it is a really small machine too. With a very tiny footprint, it should be able to fit into almost any space. And it is definitely not heavy weighing just about 5.07lbs.It also heats very fast; it takes just about 25 seconds to heat up.
There are two cup sizes to choose from which are espresso and lungo and it also comes with a set of 16 Grand Crus for espresso. And it works with Original Nespresso capsules which can be ordered for at any time you want. Also, it can hold 5-6 used capsules.
The previous products reviewed only have energy-saving functions. This has it too; it automatically turns off if not used for up to 9 minutes. Besides this, there is also an eco-mode that ensures the machine runs on low power from the third minute of inactivity before the full energy-saving mode is activated. It is really surprising that a Nespresso machine so cheap, and so small, can still get some nice work done.
This is another tiny machine that is also a budget option. It has almost exact features as the previous product reviewed. It also has a tiny footprint that make it able to fit into even small spaces. Weighing just 5.1lbs, it is very portable and can be carried around. It also heats up really quick, in less than thirty seconds.
It lacks the programmable cups of the Nespresso Essenza Mini Original by Breville but also comes with a set of 16 Grand Crus for Espresso making and each also has its own distinct flavour. The capsules provided by the manufacturer are made of aluminium and are recyclable. And it can hold 5-6 used capsules too. Both have similar water tank sizes (about 20lbs) and that would be a little somehow for the user, as it means refilling has to bring done more often.
It also has an eco-mode that uses low energy after 3 minutes and an energy-saving mode that automatically turns the machine off if unused for 9 minutes.
A problem with it that the machine hums when it works and some may not like it. Apart from that anyway, it works just fine. It is also a little cheaper than the previous budget option reviewed.
This is the product for you if you want even more benefits and do not mind paying more.
Apart from the fact that it can be used to make espresso drinks, it can also be used to make cappuccinos, latte, lungo, ristretto and even just hot milk or hit water. That is six drinks pre-programmed already and all are available at the touch of a button.
Just like the best pick, a DeLonghi product, this too makes available different levels of milk according to how you want it. The heating time to is faster (a few seconds), thanks its thermoblock system. Another feature of the product is that its temperature is always at an optimal level and it is always ready to brew one cup immediately after another. Besides, it also has a large water tank which is very easy to refill.
The Nespresso capsules are made of aluminium and are recyclable, needing no cleaning before the next use. The capsule options available are: Intense, Mild, Fruity and all three have both regular and decaf options. And note that it uses Nespresso Originalline capsules only.
Also, the machine itself can also be easily cleaned in a dishwasher without any problem. These are really great features but do not forget that the product comes at a higher price.
This product may be quite expensive, but it is really worth trying with a lot of cool features it has. This machine uses advanced tech to froth milk automatically. Apart from that, the milk frothing is adjustable to 8 different levels of texture and 11 temperature levels. That is frothing milk like a pro!
And can you imagine that it takes only 3 seconds to heat up! Yes it is simply amazing. But that is not enough. You don't have to do any rigorous cleaning when you are done because the machine cleans itself!
Would you like variety too? Yes, that is available also. Apart from the milk froth and espresso options, you can also make cappuccino, latte, lungo, ristretto and also flat white and latte macchiato. Besides, there is also a small LCD screen when you can view your settings and receive guidance. This is nothing short of awesome, really.
Well, of course all these great qualities come at a price as this machine costs more than the others. If you have some extra change to spare, then you could go for this.
If the frothing wand becomes clogged, the whole machine would need to be thoroughly cleaned.
This is the largest product on this list but it is in no way too expensive. Of course, this product is not big for nothing but does have good features to match its size.
One is that there are five different sizes of cups to choose from: 14oz alto, 7.7oz coffee, 5oz gran lungo, 2.7 double espresso and 1.35oz espresso. And there are two capsule sizes too to match both: large for coffee and small for espresso. And then the cup support can be adjusted for the different cup sizes. Also, it can hold up to 17 used capsules.
Perhaps, its best feature is the ability to scan the barcode on each Grand Cru, automatically recognise the blend and adjust the settings in like manner. Just put your Grand Cru correctly in place and the machine does its thing without you having to select any settings.
Like other Vertuo products, it comes with a set of 12 Virtuoline (not Originalline) capsules with different aromas for your maximum enjoyment. The capsules can also be easily ordered for online. It also has a really large removable water tank (54oz) and can also be refilled easily.
Benefits of Nespresso Machines
The reason Nespresso machines are so easy to use is because they work with coffee pods known as capsule. A capsule contains ingredients for a particular type of coffee in the right proportion. This relieves you have having to cram measurements for various coffee drinks recipe. And since the measurements are exact, you would get the same coffee taste every time you brew. It helps you to simply enjoy your coffee just the way you like it.
Using the capsules is also very easy. Most (if not all) Nespresso machines work at the press of a button. And so, all you need to brew your coffee is to set your capsule in the right manner as instructed, adjust some settings and begin. The machine takes it up from there and in no time, your fresh, delicious coffee is ready. Besides, capsules are available in different flavours (aroma). Some of the machines even have an automatic recognition system for the capsules that you do not even need to choose settings before the product carries out its work.
Because Nespresso machines are so small, cleaning and maintaining them is very easy. Just a few swipes here and there and your machine is clean. There are even Nespresso machines that can clean themselves. Amazing, isn't it? Because they are so easy to clean and have less maintenance demands, Nespresso machines can last long in the same good condition as when you first bought them. Your money has been put to good use.
What to Look for When Buying a Nespresso Machine in 2020
The purpose of the machine should be determined. It is important to know this before you buy one else you would buy one that does not match your needs. Is it going to be used at home or in the office?
Nespresso machines for use at home and at the office need not be big. You could even get one of the budget sizes since you would probably be using it alone mostly or with a few family members. The budget sizes are also potable and can be taken with you on small family picnics and trips.
At the office, one of the budget sizes is good too if you would be using it alone but you would need a bigger one if it would be for general use by multiple workers. You can even buy a Nespresso machine to make coffee in large quantity for sale. Of course, this is not really a ‘big’ business but you may want it as a side job. In that case, you would need a really large size, probably one of the largest sizes.
You should consider the pricing, especially if it matches your budget, that is, the amount you are willing to part with for the machine. Of course, for a commercial use, you might need to spend a little more. But do not forget the place of quality.
Whatever type you are going to buy, make sure you the quality and pricing are evenly matched. I have mentioned that the budget options would be okay for personal use. However, note that they have less features than other top quality types but they are still okay too.
Consider also, if you want your coffee with or without milk. It is better to use one that comes able to do both especially if you would not be the only one using it. Some of the machines come with a Frother and that means that milk can be added to your coffee. Apart from this, if you love variety, you might want to buy a machine that can make coffee in different flavours. If you do not really care about variety and simply want to enjoy your coffee, there are options for you too.
When it comes to Nespresso machines, there are types available for everyone. Pick the type that matches your preference. Study the features of each product carefully to know if the product offers what you want so that you would not regret buying it later.
How to Use a Nespresso Machine
As I have mentioned above, Nespresso machines are very easy to use. When the cup stand has been placed appropriately and the right capsule is in place, just turn the machine on, enter some settings and activate it. In a few seconds, your fresh coffee is ready.
But note that each product would also come with specific instructions on how to use. Do not neglect this. Make sure you read the instruction manual carefully and consult it in case you encounter a problem. However, Nespresso machines are so easy you may never encounter any.
Also, after brewing your coffee, make sure you clean it carefully. That would ensure that your machine lasts long.
Finally, I do not need again to mention what Nespresso machines are and how easy, small and fast they are for brewing coffee. The only thing is that, if you are a coffee lover, do you not think it is high time you got yours too? The best, according to objective reviews is the DeLonghi Silver Lattissma Plus. It has great qualities and is not too expensive.
In any case, there is an alternative and there are other options depending on what you want. Two budget sizes have been reviewed and you would find them really cool for your personal use. There are also expensive options if you have some more money to spare. Good luck as you get the Nespresso machine that suits you.