If you want to start drinking your espresso at home or office but find the world of espresso machines daunting or confusing, you’re not alone.
Many people are looking for an automatic espresso machine that will quickly brew a good cup of espresso with a click of a button and without any preparation or cleaning up after it.
If that sounds familiar, you should definitely consider buying a Nespresso machine – one of the famous espresso machine brands worldwide.
In this post, we’ll explore some of the best Nespresso machines on the market. I’m sure it can help you choose the best Nespresso machine for your needs and budget.

Best Nespresso machines in a glance

We have sorted out everything you need to know to choose the perfect Nespresso machine for your needs. However, if you are in a hurry, here’s a list of our favorite picks.

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How to Choose the Nespresso Machine that Fits Your Needs and Lifestyle?

Before choosing the best Nespresso machine (or any espresso machine) for your needs, I suggest you think about the following:

  • Budget – Try to calculate how much money you spend on coffee at cafes every week, month, and year. Now set yourself a budget for your nest espresso machine with that number in mind.
  • Lifestyle – Do you drink your espresso by yourself, with your partner, or with groups of friends? It will help you understand if you need a small water-tank machine or a machine that can easily brew 4-6 cups in a row.
    Coffee types – Do you drink your espresso straight up or with milk (a latte, a cappuccino, a macchiato)? It will help you decide if you need a milk frother or Nespresso’s Aeroccino. Do you want your coffee crema regular or extra thick? Do you also enjoy regular coffee or just classic espresso-based drinks?
  • Dimension & Design – How much space are you willing to make for your new Nespresso machine on your office or home kitchen counter? What color, size, and design is the best for your place aesthetically?

 

Nespresso Vertuo Machine (Vertuoline) Vs. Nespresso Original Machines (OriginalLine)

Nespresso Original (OriginalLine)
All Nespresso machines are pod-based, and up until just a few years ago, Nespresso had just one type of pod to work with all their machines (OriginalLine).
When you buy one of the original Nespresso machines, you’d be able to use a great selection of espresso capsules by either Nespresso or many other brands. The original machines make an espresso with the classic Italian 19 bar pressure and a classic crema (coffee foam) thickness.

Nespresso Vertuo (Vertuoline)
In 2014, Nespresso launched their new Vertuo Line system to appeal to the unique taste of USA and Canada coffee lovers (Vertuoline).
The original Nespresso line and the newer Vertuo line use a completely different set of espresso pods, so you cannot use Original Nespresso pods on a Nespresso-Vertuo machine and vice versa.
Moreover, as opposed to the original system, the Vertuoline will only work with genuine Nespresso Vertueoline pods. These capsules come with a unique barcode that “speaks” with the machine to adjust itself to the pod it’s making. If you are used to filtered coffee, one of the Nespresso Vertuo machines might be best for your taste.

The best Nespresso machines for 2022

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee And Espresso Maker By De'Longhi

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee And Espresso Maker By De'Longhi

The first Nespresso machine on this list is the Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi. The Nespresso Vertuo costs around 220$ - it is not the cheapest Nespresso machine, but still way more affordable than a high-end machine.

This machine comes with an automatic coffee/espresso maker and can brew 4 different espresso cup sizes. It is made with state-of-the-art technology that is a powerhouse for its price.

This Nespresso machine does not have a built-in milk frother. Still, you can get it with a Nespresso Aeroccino milk frother for around 255$.

As in all Nespresso machines - it comes complete with a starter pack without additional costs.

Pros

  • Automatic and easy to use
  • Extra-large 54 oz water tank
  • 15 seconds heat-up time
  • Large used capsule container

Cons

  • No milk frother - You need to get a Nespresso Aeroccino milk frother if you like lattes and cappuccinos.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus

Nespresso Vertuo Plus

This espresso machine makes both coffee and espresso in a variety of sizes for under 200$. If you like lattes and cappuccinos, you can buy it with Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Aesthetic
  • Fast heat-up time
  • Large adjustable water tank

Cons

  • It is quite bulky
  • They are designed for only Nespresso pods only

Nespresso Vertuo Plus is a versatile coffee maker that gives you most of the features in the original Vertuo at an affordable price.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Specs
Dimension 9.8 * 13.3 * 12.7 inches ( W x D x H)
Weight 10 lb
Pressure 19 bar
Settings Coffee, Espresso, Double Espresso, Alto, and Gran Lungo
Capsule Capacity 10
Cup Capacity 1.35 oz to 14 oz.

The Vertuo Plus comes with a 40-ounce movable water reservoir, which you can move to the front or back per your discretion. Another unique feature is the lid that opens and closes automatically and a 17 used capsule container to host all your used pods.

You will love the fact that this coffee maker enables you to brew a wide range of coffee and espresso flavors and textures, ranging from dark and intense to mild and smooth. With its large capacity of up to 14 oz brew, you can brew a single or double espresso shot or make yourself 5 oz and 8 oz cups of coffee to enjoy in the morning.

The Vertuo plus espresso machine uses Nespresso's Centrifusion brewing. This technology detects the size of each pod using a barcode and makes a fully creamed and well-balanced coffee cup. Once the Centrifusion technology detects the pod's barcode, it automatically adjusts the machine's settings accordingly to create the perfect cup of coffee.

Once you close the lever, the Centrifusion technology rotates the capsule at a speed of 7ooo rpm. This speed is enough to bring out all the flavors in the pod and then top it off with a crema for larger cups.

Preparing coffee with the Nespresso Vertoe Plus is easy. By simply pressing the coffee-making button, you are guaranteed a barista-like coffee cup with each brew of espresso. In addition, you are guaranteed to have your coffee or espresso shot in no time, thanks to its quick heat-up time of 15 seconds.

Don't worry if you forget to turn off this Nespresso machine. The Vertuo Plus is equipped with an energy-saving feature, which automatically shuts down after 9 mins of dormancy. You can simply reactivate the Vertoe plus by touching the one-touch button when this happens.

Nespresso Lattissima Pro

Nespresso Lattissima Pro

At Nespresso machine with a premium build and a built-in milk frother.

Pros

  • Comes with an integrated milk frother
  • Wide variety of drink options.
  • Automatic cleaning cycles
  • Easy to press buttons and intuitive touchscreen

Cons

  • A bit pricey
  • Bulky

If you are willing to pay a bit extra and need the best Nespresso machine with a premium build, we present DeLonghi's Nespresso Lattisima Pro to you. This espresso maker comes with an exquisite professional design that adds to the aesthetic look of your kitchen.

Nespresso Lattissima Pro Specs
Dimension 10.8" * 7.6" * 13" (LxWxH)
Weight 12.06 lbs
Pressure 19 bar
Settings Cuppocino, lungo, espresso, latte machiatto, and latte.
Capsule Capacity 13 to 15
Cup Capacity 1.35 oz to 3.719 oz

The Lattissima Pro is built with an extraction system set at a pressure of 19 bars that brings out all the flavor in each capsule to give you a delicious, dense, and rich beverage.

This espresso machine comes with a touchscreen that will help you choose from 7 pre-programmed drink buttons. It lets you fine-tune coffee, milk, and water volumes for the perfect brew of cappuccino, lungo, latte macchiato, latte, hot water, and warm milk.

The Nespresso Latissima Pro features a 15 capsule drawer for storing all your favorite capsules in one place. This espresso machine is packed with a large 44-ounce water reservoir and a 16-ounce milk frother to help you make a wide range of coffee cups from 1.35 oz to 3.719 oz. These features give you a range of drink options to meet your satisfaction.

The removable milk frother is integrated into the machine. It's engineered to dispense milk at adjustable taste levels to ensure that you get just the right quantity of milk in every cup. The frother is well secured to prevent milk splashes and spills.

If you're always in a hurry, the Nespresso Latissima Thermoblock Heating System ensures you get your espresso in a matter of seconds.

Finally, this espresso machine comes with an energy-saver feature that automatically power-offs the device when it is not in use for 9 minutes.

Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville

Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville

This espresso machine can brew a coffee just as well as a commercial espresso machine. It comes with a capsule compartment, and you can get it with or without  Nespresso's milk frother.

Pros

  • Large capsule compartment, which can hold 16 capsules.
  • Supplementary Frother
  • It has a quick heat-up time between 15 to 20 seconds.

Cons

  • Separate milk frother
  • Moderate water tank

This coffee maker can brew four different delicious and strong cups of coffee ranging from a 1.75 oz single-shot espresso, a 2.7 oz double espresso, a 7.7 oz coffee, and a 5.0 oz lungo. This machine features Nespresso's Centrifusion technology, which senses the barcodes on each capsule to automatically tweak the machine's settings to create the perfect cup of coffee each time. In addition, the Centrifusion technology can make a barista-like crema for larger cups.

Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville - Specs:
Dimension 8.3W * 11.9D * 11.9H
Weight  11 lbs
Pressure 19 bar
Settings Espresso, Gran Lungo, Coffee, and Double Espresso
Capsule Capacity 12
Cup Capacity 1.35 oz to 7.7 oz

This coffee maker can brew four different delicious and strong cups of coffee ranging from a 1.75 oz single-shot espresso, a 2.7 oz double espresso, a 7.7 oz coffee, and a 5.0 oz lungo. This machine features Nespresso's Centrifusion technology, which senses the barcodes on each capsule to automatically tweak the machine's settings to create the perfect cup of coffee each time. In addition, the Centrifusion technology can make a barista-like crema for larger cups.

Nespresso Vertuo by Breville comes with a moderate 40 oz water tank that can be easily be removed just in case you need to fill it. Furthermore, you can get an Aerocinno milk frother controlled with just a single touch button. The Aerocinno will get you hot or cold milk froth for a wide variety of coffee recipes.

Like the Nespresso Vertuo plus, this espresso machine comes with a power-saving feature, which automatically turns the machine off when it isn't in use for 9 minutes.

When you are done brewing your coffee, you do not have to do anything. When you unlock the machine and open the lid, this espresso machine will automatically eject and dispose of the used capsule into the capsule bin, which can hold up to 16 used coffee pods.

This machine doesn't automatically clean itself after each use. It means you will have to use this function manually. The Nespresso Vertuo does come with a descaling alert, though. It notifies you when you need to clean the machine. As in all Nespresso Vertuo models, you can only use Nespresso original pods with it.

You will love that this espresso machine can brew a coffee that is just as good as a commercial espresso machine.

Nespresso Inissia original espresso machine by De'Longhi

Nespresso Inissia original espresso machine by De'Longhi

Best for minimalists or people who live by themselves and do not need a bulky machine but still want to enjoy barista-grade espresso.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Compact
  • Great exterior

Cons

  • No capsule disposal box
  • Limited coffee options

Are you looking for a basic, compact, and easy-to-use espresso machine? Well, the Nespresso Inisia might be your perfect machine.

This espresso maker is built for single folks that love to enjoy a cup of espresso during the day. At first glance, the matte black finish makes this machine an easy fit for any kitchen setting. The handle makes it easy to move around, and the compact design allows you to bring it along anywhere.

Nespresso Inissia original espresso machine by De'Longhi - Specs:
Dimension 12.6 x 4.7 x 9 inches
Weight 5.30 lbs
Pressure 19 bar
Settings  Lungo and Espresso
Capsule Capacity n/a
Cup Capacity 1.35 oz and 5 oz

The Nespresso Inisia features an extraction system that delivers 19 bar of pressure. It can brew a single-serve full-flavored coffee or espresso cup fortified with the right flavor and texture you will get with every other Nespresso machine. It comes with only two programmable buttons for you to make yourself a quick cup of Lungo or Espresso.

Preparing yourself a cup of espresso or coffee with the Nespresso Inisia is quick and easy. All you need to do is tap on the one-touch button, and you should have your coffee heated up in 25 seconds. The 24 oz tank can dispense up to 9 single-serve coffee cups before refilling. This means you can make a cup of single-shot espresso for yourself and your friends or family at a go.

If you like having a big cup of coffee, you can easily collapse the drip tray to help the machine accommodate your big cup.

Like every Nespresso machine, it features a power-saving mode that turns the machine off when it is dormant for 9 minutes. Due to its compact size, you can easily tuck it into your cabinet to help you save space you are done using it.

As always, when you get the Inisia, Nespresso gives you 16 espresso capsules with different flavors. It should get you started and help you taste a wide variety of Nespresso beans so, so you can choose the ones you like the most.

We recommend this espresso maker for minimalists or people who live by themselves and do not need a bulky machine but still want to enjoy barista-grade espresso.

Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso Vertuo Next

With an incredible price, just under $200, the Vertuo Next is designed to brew high-quality coffee that meets all your coffee cravings.

Pros

  • Made from 54% recycled materials
  • Bluetooth and Wifi connection
  • Quick heat uptime
  • Compact

 

Cons

  • Quite expensive compared to other brands of the same size.

Looking for the best value for money Nespresso espresso machine? You will love the features of the Nespresso Vertuo Next espresso maker. With an incredible price, just under $200, the Vertuo Next is designed to brew high-quality coffee that meets all your coffee cravings.

Nespresso Vertuo Next - Specs
Dimension 5.5W x 16.9D x 12.4H
Weight 9 lbs
Pressure 19 bar
Settings Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Mug, and Alto.
Capsule Capacity 8 capsules
Cup Capacity 1.35 oz to 18 oz

Similar to the Vertuo and Vertuo plus, this espresso machine also features Nespresso's Centrifusion. This feature detects the barcode on each coffee capsule to automatically adjust the machine settings to brew the perfect silky cup of coffee topped with crema. The Vertuo next allows you to brew a wide range of coffee of 5, 8, and up to 18 oz of single and double espresso and coffees.

Even though it might be an affordable choice, you will have to deal with some flaws. This coffee maker takes a little while to heat up compared to other Nespresso options. Unlike the Vertuo and Vertuo Pro, which take 15 seconds to heat up, the Vertuo Next takes 30 seconds.

This espresso maker is compact and features a one-touch button which makes it convenient and easy to use. Like other Vertuo options, it features an automatic capsule ejection and an automatic turn-off feature when not in use for 9 minutes. These features, coupled together, save you a lot of energy and time.

You can purchase this machine by itself, with the coffee beans, or with a frother. The frother provides an easy way to prepare hot or cold milk froth if you want to explore other coffee recipes.

Finally, it features a medium tank of 37oz, making it perfect for a small family with coffee or espresso lovers. The capsule disposal tank can hold up to 8 capsules, and this is something you need to tradeoff for its affordable price.

Like other Vertuo machines, the Nespresso Next offers Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity. It ensures the device automatically downloads the latest updates to enhance your Nespresso coffee brewing experience.

Check out this tutorial for Nespresso Vertuo Next:

Nespresso – Making espresso machines since 1986.

Nespresso is a world-renowned company dedicating its time to producing high-quality coffee machines since 1986. They have earned a reputation for creating some of the most reliable and innovative coffee makers and espresso capsules globally.

Nespresso Conquers the World with its Innovative espresso machines.

Nespresso has always been aware of the importance of innovation. The company is constantly looking for new ways to stay ahead and innovate its coffee experience for consumers worldwide.
For example, Nespresso introduced the first machine that can instantly deliver a cup of coffee by using a smartphone application. It also developed an exclusive range of espresso capsules created by famous international chefs like Jamie Oliver, Alain Ducasse, and Massimo Bottura.

Best Nespresso Machine for 2022 – Conclusion

Nespresso has been conquering the world repeatedly over the past decade or so. The reason behind Nespresso’s popularity is that their espresso machines are easy to use and give you a high-quality cup of espresso in less than 30 seconds.