Nespresso Evoluo (Discontinued) Review 2022

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I am a coffee enthusiast and can’t imagine my life without a perfect cup of coffee. I grind my fresh whole beans and brew splendid beverages. With an integrated frother and grinder, Breville Oracle has fulfilled my needs. When it started to cause problems after a few years of use, I replaced it with its premium model, i.e., the Breville Oracle Touch. Its advanced features and ability to control all the processes with an intuitive touchscreen gave me a barista-like experience. 

When I started my job, I had to go on business trips. I cannot take my Oracle touch with me as it is a heavy machine. So, I replaced it with one of the compact OriginalLine machines, i.e., Essenza Mini. This feature-packed machine supported me on all trips; accidentally, my Essenza Mini broke down during a trip. I felt sad; one of my friends suggested French Press Aeropress, —- Percolators, —- drip coffee makers, —- Grind & Brew coffee makers, but their espresso quality was not good. Another advised instant coffee packets and single-serve coffee bags like tea bags. But these things are best for office use only. 

I was stuck at that point; I met with my close friend for personal reasons. She brewed coffee in large mugs for me. I was surprised at how she brewed coffee in such a large amount. When asked, she told me that she used a Keurig coffee maker. She gave me details of all its features and settings. I also wanted to try it, but it was expensive, and I did not have enough budget.

I searched for something similar to Keurig and came across VertuoLine machines. I chose the Nespresso VertuoLine espresso and coffee machine, i.e., Nespresso Evoluo, as it is discontinued and available at a low price. I thought I would use it for some time, and when my budget got high, I would replace it with any expensive or premium model. But, Nespresso Evoluo gave me a spectacular experience. 

Here is a complete description of my experience with this splendid machine. I also mentioned its features, settings, pros, and cons. 

Bottom Line

One of the best VertuoLine machines, Evoluo brews 0.3 to 17 oz coffee beverages. Its large water tank (57 oz), used capsule (17) capacity, fast 15 seconds heat up time, 5 brew sizes, and single-button operation make it suitable for everyone.

 

Nespresso Evoluo Review: Key Features And Specification

Features Detail 
Product LineVertuoLine
Dimensions9.0″W x 12.2″D x 12.3″H
Cup SizesEspresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
Weight11.0 lbs
External MaterialABS plastic
Removable Water Tank54 oz
Milk ContainerNone
Milk jugNone
FrotherSold separately
PressureNo pump extraction; use Centrifusiontechnology
Spent Capsules17 used capsules
Wireless ConnectivityNo
US/CA PartnersBreville, DeLonghi
UK PartnersKrups, Magimix
Watts1350W
Other FeaturesAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 15-second ready to brew time, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness

Pros And Cons Of Evoluo

Pros Cons 
Large water tank (57 oz) and capsule container (12 used capsules)Compatible with only expensive Vertuo capsules
Make splendid espresso and delicious coffee beverages up to 17 ozThe crema is airier than the OriginalLine machine
Fast 15-second heat-up timeCoffee is not too hot
One-touch operation—-
Energy-saving feature—-

Espresso Machine Vs. Coffee Machine

Espresso machines pass hot water through uniform coffee grounds. They use powerful 15-19 bar pressure pumps, high speed, and standard temperature to extract balanced espresso shots within 25-30 seconds. They use dark, light, or medium roasted beans and make 2-ounce shots having a strong taste and color. Espresso machines can be of two types:

Coffee makers pass hot water through coffee grounds (either fine or coarse) and filters. They make acidic and bright coffee beverages in 5 oz cups to 60 oz carafes. The brewing process takes 2-30 minutes. Coffee machines can be of two types;

What Is The Difference Between Espresso And Coffee?

The main difference between coffee and espresso is the brewing method.

Coffee: In coffee preparation, coffee grounds (coarse or fine) are evenly spread in the filter, and the machine brews them. The machine passes hot water through filters and grounds.

Espresso: In preparation, the brewer passes hot water through fine coffee grounds and delivers a concentrated shot.

The other notable differences between coffee and espresso are as follows;

  • Coffee has 80 to 185 mg caffeine content in 8 oz cups, while espresso has 40-75 mg caffeine in 1 oz shot.
  • Coffee types include; drip coffee and filter coffee, while espresso can be without milk or milk-based (lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, etc.) or water-based (Americano, etc.).
  • Coffee serving is 5 oz cups to 60 oz carafe, while espresso serving is 1-2 oz.
  • Coffee brewing time is 6-12 minutes, while espresso takes only 20-30 seconds. 

Nespresso Evoluo Overview

Nespresso offers two lines of machines; OriginalLine and VertuoLine.

OriginalLine Machines: These machines extract perfect flavor and premium aroma from Nespresso capsules via a powerful 19-bar pressure pump.

VertuoLine machines use the Centrifusion technique, scan the capsule’s barcode, and vigorously run the capsule at 7000 RPM to extract the authentic flavor. It also brews coffee up to 17 oz. 

OriginalLine machines are better than Nespresso VertuoLine machines because;

  • They use Nespresso brand capsules and inexpensive 3rd party capsules, while VertuoLine machines only use expensive Vertuo pods
  • They deliver hotter coffee than VertuoLine machines.
  • They brew authentic espresso cups with perfect crema while VertuoLine machines deliver espresso with airy crema.

Besides these, Vertuo-Line espresso coffee makers are worthy dual brewers; they brew espresso, Double Espresso, gran lungo, coffee, or other beverages in different sizes. 

Design — Streamlined & Simple

When I unboxed my black Evoluo espresso maker, its sleek and simple design was quite pacifying. Evoluo comes in 5 colors; red, black, titan, graphite, and silver. All of these bold colors will decorate your kitchen very well. It was a large and heavy brewer ( dimension, 9.0 “W x 12.2” D x 12.3 “H); well, I had a lot of space, so I fit it easily on my kitchen countertop. I liked its easily accessible large water tank (54 oz) and capsule compartment (17 used capsule capacity). In short, Evoluo has impressed me greatly with its elegant and simple design.

Set up — 5-Minute Process

When I started setting it up, I faced no problem. I followed the manual’s instructions; firstly, I removed the water reservoir and washed it very well. After this, I filled the water tank with clean water, fixed it on the back of the machine, and turned it on. After 15 seconds of heat up, I pressed the button three times, and the machine performed a cleaning cycle on its own. It took only 5 minutes, and my machine is ready to brew. If you want to stop the cleaning process, press the same button only one time.

Coffee Quality — Intense And Aromatic

The brewing process was easy when I brewed with Evoluo, and the drink quality was beyond anything. I filled the water reservoir, inserted the desired Vertuo pod (espresso pod, 1.35 oz), placed the coffee cup under the coffee outlet, and pressed the start button. This coffee machine delivered me an intense splendid shot with a rich crema. The machine automatically adjusts the brewing parameters such as water temperature, quantity, pressure, rotational speed (7000 RPM), etc. Each Vertuo pod has its specific barcode and offers specific cup sizes. The machine scanned its barcode and delivered the desired drink. 

  • Espresso — 1.35 oz
  • Double espresso — 2.7 oz
  • Gran lungo — 3.7 oz
  • Coffee — 7.8 oz
  • Alto — 14 oz 
  • Carafe — 17 oz

If you want to brew latte, cappuccino, macchiato, etc., buy a standalone Aeroccino milk frother. The one-touch Aeroccino frother will give you perfect hold and cold foam within a few seconds for your beverages. However, if you want to taste iced coffee, pour some ice over your drink and enjoy.

How To Make Coffee And Espresso With Evoluo Coffee Maker? 

Evoluo delivers perfect espresso and coffee recipes.

For single-serve coffee:

  • Turn on the machine and allow it to heat for 15 seconds.
  • Adjust the drip tray according to your cup size and place the desired coffee cup under the coffee outlet.
  • Insert the pod (specific for coffee, i.e., 7.8 oz).
  • The machine will deliver the perfect cup of coffee with hazelnut color into your coffee cup within 1 minute.
  • Once the process is completed, the machine will automatically eject the capsule.

For Espresso:

The entire process is the same as followed for coffee preparation except, instead of coffee pods, place the espresso pod (1.35 oz) in your Evoluo machine. The machine will deliver a well-balanced espresso shot with a strong aroma and airy crema into your cup.

Can Evoluo (Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee Maker) Make Double Espresso?

Evoluo makes double espresso with its double espresso Vertuo pod. Each Vertuo pod has its specific barcode and brew size, such as; 

  • Espresso — 1.35 oz
  • Double espresso — 2.7 oz
  • Gran lungo — 5 oz
  • Coffee — 7.8 oz
  • Alto — 14 oz 
  • Carafe — 17 oz

Simply insert the double espresso pod into the machine and press the start button; the machine will read the capsule’s barcode and deliver your desired drink within one minute. 

Nespresso Evoluo Cleaning

Evoluo offers a quick and simple cleaning process. When I cleaned it according to the manual’s guidelines, it took only 5 minutes. I cleaned the machine’s exterior with a damp cloth, emptied the capsule container, and washed the water tank, drip tray, and capsule container with hot soapy water. After this, I pressed the button 3 times, and the machines performed three cleaning cycles automatically. It is recommended to clean the brewer regularly to keep it in a good position. 

It also has descaling alerts. For descaling, I filled the water tank with a descaling solution, pressed the button for two seconds, and the machine performed the descaling cycle automatically. The whole process is completed in just 20 minutes. 

Nespresso Evoluo Manual

Evoluo’s manual contains all information regarding its use, setup, cleaning, descaling, troubleshooting, and more. You can download this manual in PDF form, available at Nespresso.com, manuals. plus, and manualsfile.com

Extra Features

  • The machine automatically turns off after 9 minutes of inactivity and saves energy.
  • It has a removable and adjustable drip tray. The drip tray offers four adjustable positions, allowing you to brew in small or large mugs.
  • The Evoluo has an automatic capsule ejection feature and automatically ejects the capsule after the brewing process.

Comparison Among Vertuoline Nespresso Machines

We compared the 5 vertuo machines and the results are as follows;

Product

Get it

Large coffee cup sizes

0.3-17 oz

0.3-17 oz

0.3-17 oz

0.3-17 oz

0.3-17 oz

Water tank capacity

54 oz

60 oz

40 oz

37 oz

40 oz

Spent capsule capacity

17 used capsules

10 used capsules

10 used capsules

10 used capsules

12 used capsules

Heat-up time

15 seconds

20 seconds

20 seconds

25 seconds

15 seconds

Dimension in inches

9W x 12.3D x 12.2H

16.88W x 5.59D x 12.79H

9.8W x 13.3D x 12.7H

5.5W x 16.9D x 12.4H

9W x 12.3D x 12.2H

Weight

11 pounds

10.1 pounds

10.1 pounds

8.8 pounds

10.9 pounds

Power consumption

1350 W

1300 W

1300 W

1350 W

1350 W

Auto-off feature

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Extra feature

Movable cup support

Adjustable drip tray, an extra large water reservoir

Adjustable water tank

Wireless connectivity, made of recycled material

One-touch operation

Price

Nespresso Evoluo Vs Nespresso Vertuo

Both models have many similarities, but when we compare them, we also see some differences, including;

  • Evoluo has a large water tank capacity, i.e., 57 oz, while Vertuo has a small 40 oz water reservoir.
  • Evoluo has a large capsule container and can accommodate 17 used coffee capsules, while Vertuo has a small used capsule capacity, i.e., 12.

Is The Evoluo Nespresso Machine For You? Final Verdict

Evoluo is best for you if you want a hassle-free model and have large counter space. It is easy to clean and has a large water tank (57 oz) and capsule compartment (12). It is the best VertuoLine model and offers good value for your money. It allows you to brew coffee and espresso in 5 different sizes; however, it lacks a milk frother. If you want to brew latte, cappuccino, etc., pair it with a one-touch Aeroccino frother.  

  • If you want a versatile pod brewer, VertuoPlus Deluxe with a large 60 oz water reservoir and a wide variety of beverages is hard to beat.
  • If you want to brew a wide variety of beverages effortlessly, VertuoPlus with an automatic cleaning cycle is a good option. However, it occupies a large counter space and lacks a milk frother.
  • If you are looking for an affordable pod brewer, check out the Vertuo machine, the best single-serve espresso, and coffee maker. 
  • If you are looking for a compact and slim VertuoLine machine, Vertuo Next will suit you. It is a feature-rich model, has a 5.5″ width, and delivers drinks with a touch of a button. 
  • If you want to brew high-quality long coffees, espresso, tea, hot chocolate, and drip coffee without stepping into a coffee shop, go straight for the Keurig K-classic coffee maker.
  • If you are only fond of espresso-based drinks such as ristretto, espresso, and lungo, the Nespresso CitiZ espresso machine is best for you. It lacks a milk frother, so if you want to make milk-based beverages, you must buy a standalone milk frother
  • If you want to grind your whole fresh beans on your own, Breville Barista Express with an integrated grinder and frother is meant for you. It delivers well-balanced espresso shots and great coffee. 
  • If you want to brew coffee with Nespresso pods and Keurig K-cup pods, search for Instant Pod. It allows you to brew standard coffee with Nespresso pods and Keurig K-cup pods as it is compatible with both pods. 
  • If you want to manually control your drink or frothing process, then one of the Creatista machines is the best option. 
  • If you want a brewer with an integrated frother and a wide variety of preset beverages, search for one of the Lattissima series.

Alternatives For The Evoluo Machine

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 6 preset beverages and a 44 oz water reservoir, Lattissima Touch delivers high-quality drinks with a touch of a button. Sleek and compact design, auto-off feature, 25 seconds fast heat-up time, and 12 oz milk container capacity make this machine worth noticing.

FAQs

What Is The Difference Between Evoluo And Vertuo?

Both models have many similarities, but when we compare them, we also see some differences, such as;

  • Evoluo has a large water tank capacity, i.e., 57 oz, while Vertuo has a small 40 oz water reservoir.
  • Evoluo has a large capsule container and can accommodate 17 spent capsules, while Vertuo has a small spent capsule capacity, i.e., 12.
  • Evoluo is heavier than the Vertuo machine.
  • Evoluo has a heating element of 1600 W, while the Vertuo machine has a 1350 W heating system.

What Pods Does Nespresso Evoluo Use?

Evoluo only works with Nespresso Vertuo capsules and does not work with third-party capsules. Each Vertuo pod has specific barcode and brew sizes. However, after the Nespresso and Starbucks partnership, it also worked well with Starbucks by Nespresso Vertuo pods. If you have a grinder and want to grind your whole coffee beans on your own, then you can also use reusable stainless steel Nespresso pods.

Who Makes Nespresso Evoluo?

Nespresso makes machines with other partners, including US/CA partners such as Breville & DeLonghi and UK partners such as Krups & Magimix. But, the Nespresso Evoluo coffee and espresso maker is made with the special collaboration of Nespresso with Breville and DeLonghi.

Why Is My Evoluo Machine Not Working?

If your machine is not working properly, make sure;

  • You have inserted a fresh Vertuo pod in the capsule container.
  • You have properly locked the lever.
  • You have pushed the button correctly.

If still, the problem persists,

  • Perform cleaning cycle
  • Perform descaling

Is Evoluo Discontinued?

Nespresso Evoluo coffee and espresso maker has been discontinued and is not available on Nespresso, but it is widely available on Amazon, William Sonoma, and many online stores. Make purchases through any of these sites as they offer a money-back guarantee.

How Do I Reset My Nespresso Evoluo?

  • Open the capsule compartment and eject the capsule.
  • Close the machine head and keep your lever in the unlock position.
  • Press the button 5 times, and your machine will reset to the factory settings.

What Is Nespresso Evoluo Titan?

Evoluo coffee and espresso maker allows you to choose among all of the capsule sizes and brews either espresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), or alto (14 oz) in the comfort of your home. It is heavier and larger than the other models; however, the 57 oz water reservoir, 17 spent capsule capacity, one-button operation, hassle-free cleaning, auto-off feature, and movable cup support make it one of the worth noticing VertuLine models.

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