You know when a brand is huge, there will be many that will adjust their own products to suit them. This happens with Nespresso as many pod coffee makers will market their stuff as “compatible with Nespresso machines”. If others have to use your name to boost sales, it is obvious how succeeded they are in winning their place at everyone’s counter top.
If you love coffee and have not tried pod coffee. Nespresso coffee is considered one of the best, most aromatic and most value for money coffee that can come from a capsule.
The company has redefined convenience and simultaneously has an extremely wide selection of flavors. It is no wonder that you could find one in most homes and offices.
Nespresso is a system that is designed around making perfect espresso. The coffee that the Nespresso system produces is a combination of 2 critical elements.
First of all, perfectly ground fresh roasted coffee, which is contained in the capsules that are sold in the market. Secondly, great technology from Nespresso machines brings you convenience.
Basically, to make the coffee, the grinds need to be extracted from the capsule, into the cup.
So what you need to do is put the capsule into the machine and the machine will produce the cup of espresso that you desire at the push of a button. It is that easy (and doesn’t cost an arm or leg). That espresso, in turn, serves as the basis for all your favorite high street coffee shop type drinks, be it cappuccino, viet latte and etc…
At the same time, the quality of the produced coffee is often comparable than the espresso you drink at a local coffee shop. Cheap, fast and satisfactory coffee at one fingertips.
No matter which machine you go for and no matter where you pitch in the range you will always get the same extraction, the same quality espresso and that’s due to no small part to the bar pressure that the machines produce.
Most of the machines have a 19 bar pressure at source, which means that the extraction into the cup will always be able to meet the standard of 9 bars of pressure.
As all the nespresso machines are rather homogeneous in nature. It makes it really difficult to choose the one out of them for your needs. So to help you better, I narrowed down to 5. This should be able to give you a good idea where to start from.
The coffee will be ready within minutes after you place the capsule into the machine. So if you are the type of person that likes to have a quick, tasteful cup of coffee before you leave home, this Nespresso machine is great for you.
In addition, this machine includes an Aeroccino, which provides smooth, hot or cold finely textured milk froth, to go with the espresso, making your favourite drinks.
The only minor disadvantage of this machine is that during the brewing cycle it makes a slightly annoying sound, something that may be a turn-off for some people.
When you place the capsule inside, you push one button and the machine immediately recognizes the type of coffee you want to make and makes it for you.
To sweeten the deal, this model comes with a welcome gift of 12 single serve coffee capsules with unique aroma profiles. Now you can taste a wide spectrum of pods before settling on a few favourites ones.
What this machine can do better is when it can come with a milk frother. That may be annoying for people who like more special beverages like viet latte.
The design of this machine is very thoughtful and intuitive and doesn’t compromise on exceptional coffee and espresso moments.
It is really easy to use, as all you need to do is place the capsule and push a button. This machine also contains an energy saving mode, as it automatically switches off the machine after nine minutes of inactivity.
With a removable water tank, it is relatively easy to clean. You can also run a clear water cycle to clean the nozzle. The smaller size also means that it can only fit a smaller amount of empty pods.
The container can hold up to 6 empty pods before you need to clear it. One thing to note would be the sound that it makes while operating can be salient if you find yourself in a quiet place.
Overall, a no frills machines that makes the basic blend.
Also, this machine is quieter than previous versions and doesn’t make annoying sounds while it operates. This is something really great for people who like quiet environments.
One downside to this machine is that the water tank is poorly designed. Try not to fill it up to the brim to avoid leaky situations.
In addition, if you buy this machine you will receive a Nespresso Vertuo capsule welcome kit, which will help you kick-start your experience with this coffee maker.
This can be called the classic piece out of all Nespresso machines. It has a small size a clean appearance and feels quality and will look great on your countertop.
It uses the typical Nespresso brewing system, as you place in the capsule coffee you prefer and the machine produces this coffee with the touch of a button.
This machine is also really fast, churning out drinks within short minutes. Warm up time is also relatively fast, at about half a minute. Makes some noise when brewing when it push pressurised water into a small pod. Rest assured that it won’t wake up your neighbours though.
If you are busy person. Don’t worry, the machine will auto shut off if it stays inactive for nine minutes. This doesn't come with a water indicator.
Overall, a nifty machine that is priced at the lower end of the spectrum
Nespresso machines have all pretty similar functions, as the true difference in taste comes from the coffee capsules. Nevertheless, the machine that might fit most people needs best would be the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo and Aeroccino by De'Longhi.
If you can tolerate some noise and dislike having multiple machines on my countertop. A model that includes a milk frother grabs my cappuccino-loving taste buds immediately.
On top of that, the self-cleaning function is an instant win, since having to clean the machine on your own after every cup, can make think twice before making a cup of coffee – especially if you are in a hurry.
Nevertheless, all mentioned models have their pros and cons and it is up to you to decide which one covers your needs and preferences better.
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