Nespresso Atelier (Discontinued) Review 2022

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I am a sophisticated lover of espresso machines and drip coffee makers as they grind fresh coffee beans and deliver a fantastic espresso shot. I have been using the Breville Barista Express for a long time and grind my whole beans on my own with its integrated grinder. After some time, I replaced it with its premium model, i.e., Breville barista touch. I had an amazing experience with this machine. Its one-touch operation and advanced settings and features enhanced my experience. I also visited coffee shops now and then to enjoy iced recipes/coffee, mocha, and other cold beverages. 

I renovated my apartment, and during that, the water reservoir of Barista touch broke down and started to leak. Now, I had to replace it. One of my friends suggested the Essenza Mini; it was a compact machine but lacked a frother, so I rejected it. I thought about French Press, — AeroPress, — Moka Pot, and Percolators, but it lacks a grinder and a frother. I also thought about drip coffee makers and Keurig coffee makers, but they can’t brew high-quality espresso, and I also did not drink long coffee.

I searched for things independently, and the Nespresso Lattissima series impressed me greatly. But I just renovated my apartment, and my new Barista Touch broke down, so I thought I would buy a machine for temporary use, and when I get stable, I will buy a premium model. So, I found myself favoring the Nespresso Atelier. It was a discontinued model, so I bought it for temporary use. 

When I used it and brewed drinks with it, I got great drinks and a spectacular experience. When it delivered me cold foam, I brewed mocha, frappe, etc. I was shocked. In short, it was the all-in-one machine that I needed.

Here is the complete description of my experience with this splendid brewer.

Bottom Line

Nespresso Atelier is one of the all-in-one OriginalLine machines. It delivers nine coffee and milk recipes (espresso, ristretto, lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, mocha, chilled frappé, hot and cold milk foam) in the comfort of your home. The 3-second heat-up time, one-touch operation, automatic milk frothing system, elegant design, and auto-off feature make it worth noticing.

Nespresso Atelier Review; Key Features, Settings, And Specifications

Features Detail 
Product LineOriginalLine
Dimensions4.7″W x 17.0″D x 11.0″H
Brew Sizes0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
Weight10.0 lbs
Water Reservoir34 oz
Removable water TankYes 
Pressure19-bar pressure
FrotherSteam pipe for milk frothing (removable frothing arm and whisk under brew spout)
External MaterialABS plastic polymer
Milk ContainerComes with a frothing pitcher
Used Capsule container capacityTen capsules
Wireless ConnectivityNo
Cleaning cycleSemi-automatic cleaning cycle
Descaling AlertDepends on the water hardness level
US/CA PartnersNone
UK PartnersKrups, Magimix
Power rating in Watts1500W
Other FeaturesAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 3-second heat-up time, three texture levels, and three milk temperatures; nine pre-programmed drinks include ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, flat white, mocha, iced frappe, hot foam, and cold foam

Nespresso Atelier Review; Pros And Cons 

ProsCons
One-button operationDoes not brew long coffees
It can work with inexpensive third-party capsulesSlightly expensive
Allows you to brew nine different beverages with a touch of a button—-
It allows you to froth any type of milk and plant-based alternatives (almond, soy, oat, etc.)—-
Removable frother arm and whisk—-
Has descaling alert according to programmed water hardness—-
Froth the milk automatically—-
Delivers cold foam due to cold frothing possibilities

Nespresso Machines Overview

Nespresso offers two lines; OriginalLine and VertuoLine

OriginalLine machines: These machines use powerful 19 bars pressure and extract the perfect flavor and premium aromas from OriginalLine Nespresso Pods. They deliver fantastic espresso shots with dense crema. These machines are compatible with Nespresso OriginalLine pods and third-party Nespresso pods and are best for those who drink coffee regularly. 

VertuoLine machines: These machines use the Centrifusion technique, scan the pod barcode, spin the pods at 7000 RPM, and pull the desired shot. These machines work well with VertuoLine pods only, but after the Nespresso and Starbucks partnership, they are also compatible with Starbucks by Nespresso Vertuoline pods. — VertuoLine machines are best for those who drink coffee now and then. 

Nespresso Atelier Overview

  • It makes in-cup froth automatically.
  • It offers 9 preset beverages such as; ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, café viennois, mocha, chilled frappé, hot and cold milk foam.
  • It has a small 34 oz water reservoir and is only available in Europe and Asia.

Like Lattissima machines, it offers preset beverages, but some factors differentiate them. 

  • Atelier has 4.7″ width while Lattissima machines have 6.1″ width.
  • Atelier has a more modern design than Lattissima machines.
  • It has a detachable farthing arm or whisk.
  • It delivers cold foam, while the Lattissima series lacks this feature.

Nespresso Atelier Size And Design

  • Wide range of recipes buttons
  • Easy to set up, use, and clean

When I unboxed my Nespresso Atelier, its sleek, modern, and fancy design impressed me greatly. The good thing is that it comes with 14 free Nespresso capsules. I set it up in just 5 minutes, and it easily fit on my kitchen countertop due to its dimensions WxDxH, i.e., 4.7 x 17.0 x 11.0 inches. Nespresso Atelier is similar to other pod machines except that it has nine recipe buttons and delivers hot and cold foam. These settings, features/services make it unique among all other Nespresso machines. The machine is your personal workbench with a technology that allows you to adjust the position of the frother by lifting the spout up and down.

Water Reservoir

  • Removable water tank
  • Easy to clean

Nespresso Atelier has a removable 34 oz water reservoir. It is fitted at the back and offers easy cleaning and refilling. Its quantity did not bother me as I am single, and it brews many drinks without needing refilling. 

Ease Of Use

  • Heat-up time is only 3 seconds
  • Offers automatic frothing

When I brewed for the first time, I did not think it would be so easy. I followed the manual’s instructions. I filled the water tank and turned on the machine. It took only 3 seconds to heat up, and my machine is ready to brew; that’s amazing. I opened the lever, placed the capsule, and closed the lever. I filled the cup with enough cold milk, placed it under the frother, adjusted the frother, and pressed the cold foam and mocha button. The machine delivered me a splendid and perfect mocha drink without any mess.

Coffee-Quality

  • Standard temperature
  • High-quality drinks

Nespresso Atelier comes with a wide range of pods and delivers splendid espresso shots and authentic coffee cups. When I brewed espresso, it delivered me a well-balanced shot at 67.9 degrees Celsius; so it was hotter. When I brewed coffee, it delivered excellent coffee; however, it did not brew long coffees. If you want to brew long coffees (coffee that works for you), check out one of the Nespresso VertuoLine machines

Milk Frothing

  • Automatic 
  • Excellent froth
  • Velvety-textured drinks

It is very easy to use the Atelier’s frother. I placed the frother and adjusted it over the cup. When I pressed the hot foam button, it automatically frothed the milk and delivered me perfect hot foam. Perfect froth enhances drink quality. To get the perfect foam, 

  • The frothing arm/whisk should be at the milk surface. You can easily adjust the frother by lifting the spout up and down. 
  • Use cold, pressurized, skimmed, or semi-skimmed milk.
  • For hot or cold foam, you can also use any type of milk and plant-based alternatives such as oat, almond, and soy drink.

After frothing, I inserted the capsule and pressed the cappuccino button. The Atelier did the rest and delivered me a smooth, rich, excellent, and velvety-textured one-touch cappuccino drink. And come the summer days, cool down with an iced recipe, thanks to the cold frothing possibilities. I made cold froth and brewed cold coffee and milk recipes using pieces of chocolate and ice.

Nespresso Atelier Capsules

I brewed my drink with OriginalLine Nespresso pods that come with Atelier. The drink’s quality, texture, body, and taste were beyond anything. I also tried 3rd-party Nespresso capsules, and the machine delivered the same sumptuous drink as delivered with Nespresso OriginalLine pods. Unfortunately, Nespresso Atelier does not work with VertuoLine pods and Starbucks by Nespresso Vertuo Pods. If you want to brew long coffees with VertuoLine pods, search out one of the VertuoLine machines

How To Make Cold Milk Froth, Ristretto With Atelier?

For cold milk froth,

  • Add cold milk in a Nespresso cup; you can use soy, almond, or oat milk to prepare milk foam. 
  • Place the cup and adjust the position of the frother into the cup.
  • Press the cold foam button, and the machine automatically froths the milk.
  • The machine will deliver you perfect cold froth. Perfect froth enhances the drink quality.
  • Make sure to clean the frother or whisk after every use. 

For ristretto,

  • Open the lever, insert the capsule in the capsule compartment, and close the lever.
  • Adjust the drip tray position, place the cup under the outlet, and press the ristretto button.
  • The machine will do the rest and deliver the excellent drink directly into your cup. 
  • To stop brewing, press the selected button (ristretto) again.
  • For more detail. Watch the below video.

Nespresso Atelier Cleaning and Descaling Alert

  • Easy to clean
  • Warns you when it is time to descale

Atelier offers quick and easy cleaning. I emptied the capsule container and washed the drip tray, water tank, and frother with hot soapy water. I filled the tank with freshwater and pressed the lungo button three times; the machine automatically ran the cleaning cycle. 

It also has a descaling alert, depending on the water hardness level. For descaling;

  • Empty the capsule container and drip tray.
  • Fill the water tank with a descaling solution.
  • Place the container under the outlet.
  • Press and hold the lungo and ristretto button for 3 seconds; the machine will enter the descaling mode.
  • The machine will perform the descaling process automatically.
  • For more detail, watch the below video.

Nespresso Atelier Price On Amazon

Before buying, I searched for the Nespresso Atelier on Amazon as it is a quite trustworthy and reliable site. Its price is $272.09 on Amazon. I bought this machine from Amazon and found the Nespresso Atelier quite affordable. It comes with 14 free Nespresso pods and a free Nespresso cup. It offers good value for your money as it provides vital features/services, settings, a wide range of drinks (espresso, lungo, latte macchiato), descaling alert, and many other things for just $272.09.

Comparison of Nespresso Atelier With Its Competitor Machines

Product

Get It

Water tank capacity

34 oz

60 oz

30 oz

34 oz

68 oz

Heat-up time

3 seconds

15 seconds

25 seconds

25-30 seconds

3 seconds

Types of beverages

Nine preset beverages

Five types of drinks

Six types of drinks

1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 5.05 oz Americano, 6.75 oz Americano XL

0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo

Integrated frother

Yes

Integrated Aeroccino

Yes

No, Separately sold

Manual steam wand

User interface

Button

Button

Button

Button

Touch screen

Type of drip tray

Foldable

Foldable

Sliding

Foldable

Removable

Dimensions (WxDxH)

4.7"W x 17.0"D x 11.0"H

11 x 14.75 x 15.5 inches

13.5 x 8.1 x 10.2 inches

19.2"H x 12.75"D x 7.7"W

7.7 x 16.8 x 12.9 inches

Auto-off feature

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Weight

10.0 lbs

10 pound

9.9 pounds

9.58 lbs

14.3 Pounds

Voltage

220 V

110V

240 V

120 V

120 V

Special feature

Makes cold froth and delivers hot and cold beverages

Adjust the water tank easily

The one-touch feature prepares six beverages

Has wireless connectivity

Offers eight froth textures and three different coffee volumes

View its price on Amazon

Nespresso Atelier Vs Lattissima Touch

Both models are quite similar, but many factors differentiate them.

  • Atelier has a fast 3 seconds heat up time while Lattissima Touch takes 25 seconds to heat up.
  • Atelier has a detachable frothing arm or whisk, while Lattissima Touch has a fixed integrated frother.
  • Atelier offers nine preset beverages, including cold froth, while Lattissima Touch offers six preset beverages and does not deliver cold froth. For more detail, read the above table content.

Is Nespresso Atelier Best For You?

Nespresso Atelier is best for you if you live in Europe and Asia and want to enjoy a wide variety of beverages in the comfort of your home. It delivers hot or cold milk froth and allows you to brew hot and cold beverages such as ristretto, espresso, lungo, one-touch cappuccino, and latte macchiato. It is an all-in-one Nespresso machine that is easy to use and clean, has an auto-off feature, 3 seconds heat up time and a removable frothing arm.

  • If you are not fond of cold beverages and want a machine with an integrated frother and a wide variety of preset beverages, search out one of the Lattissima series.
  • If you want the feature that allows you to manually control the frothing or brewing process, check out one of the series of Creatista machines
  • If you are addicted to long coffees and want to brew your coffee with Vertuo Pods, choose the Breville VertuoPlus Deluxe machine, as it offers long coffee in 5 different sizes. 
  • If you want to brew high-quality espresso, long coffees, tea, hot chocolate, and drip coffee in the comfort of your home, check out the Keurig K-classic coffee maker.
  • If you are not fond of long coffees and only drink espresso-based beverages such as espresso, lungo, and ristretto, the Nespresso CitiZ espresso machine is best for you.
  • If you want to grind your whole fresh beans on your own and brew great-tasting coffee and Espresso, then Breville Barista Express with an integrated grinder and frother is meant for you. 
  • If you like to brew coffee with Nespresso pods and Keurig K-cup pods, then search for Instant Pod, as it is compatible with Nespresso pods and Keurig K-cup pods. 

Alternatives for Nespresso Atelier 

With a 48 oz water reservoir and a fast 15 seconds heat up time, Keurig K-Cafe delivers fantastic espresso shots and long coffees. It works well with ground coffee and K-cup pods( regular or reusable). It brews 4-12 oz hot or cold drinks and allows you to decorate your kitchen with one of its two bold colors.

With a removable 68 oz water tank and drip tray, Instant Pod allows you to brew 8 to 12 oz K-cup beverages and 4 to 6 oz Nespresso drinks. It is compatible with K-cup pods, Nespresso pods, and reusable pods (filled with your desired pre-ground coffee). It offers a programmable brew strength feature and a hassle-free cleaning process.

With a 4.7" width and 24 oz water reservoir, Inissia is one of the most selling Nespresso machines. It is affordable, lightweight, compact, and equipped with an ergonomic handle. It brews long and short espresso shots; all of these features/services and settings make Iinissia a worth noticing espresso machine.

FAQs 

How Do You Make Milk Recipes (Latte Macchiato) With A Nespresso Atelier?

  • Open the lever, insert the capsule in the capsule compartment, and close the lever.
  • Add cold milk to a Nespresso cup; you can use soy, almond, or oat milk to prepare milk recipes. 
  • Place the cup and adjust the position of the frother into the cup.
  • Press the latte button, and the machine automatically froths the milk and delivers your drink into the cup.
  • Make sure to clean the frother or whisk after every use. 
  • For more detail, watch the below video.

How Do You Make A Flat White With A Nespresso Atelier?

  • Open the lever, insert the capsule in the capsule compartment, and close the lever.
  • Place the cup and press the espresso button.
  • After this, add cold milk to another cup, place it under the frother, and press the hot foam button.
  • Once the milk is frothed, gradually add it onto the top of the espresso (1/3 espresso + 2/3 hot lightly frothed milk), craft its shape, and enjoy.
  • For more detail, watch the below video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ft T8 UJM 

How Do I Use My Atelier Nespresso Machine?

  • Place the water tank and fill it with fresh water.
  • Insert the capsule container and drip tray
  • Place the milk frother and turn on the machine by pressing one of the nine keys for 1 second.
  • Place the container under the milk frother.
  • Press the lungo button three times to rinse the machine.
  • Press the hot foam button to clean the steam circuit.
  • Your machine is ready to brew.
  • For more detail, watch the below video.

How Do You Make Coffee With Milk In A Nespresso Atelier Machine?

  • Open the lever, insert the capsule in the capsule compartment, and close the lever.
  • Add cold milk in a Nespresso cup; you can use soy, almond, or oat milk to prepare coffee and milk recipes. 
  • Place the cup and adjust the position of the frother into the cup.
  • Either press the espresso or lungo button, and the machine automatically froths the milk and delivers your drink into the cup.
  • Make sure to clean the frother or whisk after every use. 
  • For more detail, watch the below video.

Can You Use Your Own Ground Coffee In Nespresso Atelier Machine?

Nespresso Atelier allows you to use reusable/refillable pods filled with your desired pre-ground coffee. You can use reusable stainless steel Nespresso pods if you have a grinder and want to grind your preferred whole beans

Is Nespresso Atelier Discontinued?

Nespresso Atelier is only available in Europe and Asia and is discontinued in all other countries like the USA, Canada, Australia, etc. If you are a resident of Europe and Asia, you can purchase this machine via Amazon, William Sonoma, and many other online stores. 

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