Nespresso Vertuo Machine Guide: Which is the Best?

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Nespresso Vertuo line machine seekers welcome!

It is the best Nespresso Vertuo machine comparison guide out there.

Seriously.

I have spent the last five years testing kitchen appliances and Keurig coffee makers, including French press, drip coffee makers, single-cup brewers, and coffee accessories like travel mugs, coffee grinders, and coffee pod holders. I did the legwork to compare all 5 Nespresso Vertuo models. — old like Nespresso Vertuo and new like Nespresso Evoluo — small like Vertuo Next and large like Nespresso Evoluo — affordable like Nespresso Vertuo Next and expensive like Nespresso Vertuo Plus — so you can easily find the right one for you.

This guide is broken into ten sections:

  1. Quick Summary of 5 Nespresso Vertuo Machines
  2. Coffee Aim’s Top Pick: 1 of the best Nespresso Vertuo machines 
  3. VertuoLine Vs. OriginalLine: What is the difference?
  4. Buying Guide: 3 tips when buying a Nespresso Vertuo machine
  5. How We Test the Best Nespresso Machines?
  6. What’s The Best Nespresso Machine?
  7. Best Nespresso Vertuoline Machines By Category
  8. Nespresso VertuoLine Machines Comparison Table
  9. VertuoLine Cup Sizes
  10. Verdict: Which is the Best Nespresso Vertuo Machine?

Are you ready?

Let’s dive in.

Quick Summary of 5 Best Nespresso Vertuo Machines

We Rounded Up Well Over 5 best Nespresso Vertuo Machines; let’s have a look!

  1. Best Overall: Nespresso Vertuo Next
  2. Best regular coffee and espresso: Nespresso Evoluo
  3. Best User-Friendly: Nespresso Vertuo
  4. Best for do-it-yourself specialty drinks: Nespresso Vertuo Plus
  5. The Most Luxurious Vertuo Machine: Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

Coffee Aim’s Top Pick

Best Value Pick: Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso Vertuo Next Máquina para hacer café y espresso de Breville

The Bottom Line

The newest and slimmest model of Nespresso’s VertuoLine series, the smallest 37 oz water tank, 5.5″ wide, delivers the same coffee in a compact unit and 25 seconds heat-up time.

Nespresso OriginalLine vs VertuoLine Capsules

Nespresso makes two types of machines: OriginalLine and VertuoLine. In the same way, Nespresso makes two types of coffee capsules: OriginalLine capsules and VertuoLine capsules. Nespresso OriginalLine capsules are compatible with Nespresso OriginalLine machines, and VertuoLine capsules are compatible with Nespresso VertuoLine machines. 

Now let me tell you about the difference between Nespresso VertuoLine capsules and Nespresso OriginalLine capsules. They look like this:

Nespresso VertuoLine Capsule (left) and OriginalLine Capsule (right) 

Nespresso VertuoLine (left) and OriginalLine (right) machines require different capsules. Nespresso third-party capsules are identical to OriginalLine (right) and easily fit in OriginalLine machines.

If you don’t want to be bothered when you go to a Brick & Mortar store to buy Nespresso capsules or buy online, be sure to check out the Nespresso Vertuoline and OriginalLine machines. Let me tell you the difference between the two:

Related: Where to Buy Nespresso Pods?

 What are OriginalLine line machines?

  • They make quick and decent espresso with unctuous crema
  • They have 19 high-pressure bar extraction
  • More than two dozen different Nespresso capsules are available
  • You can use third-party capsules 
  • These machines can brew three sizes (Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo)
  • You can also use your favorite coffee grounds by refilling reusable capsules

Related: The Best Comparison Guide on Nespresso OriginalLine Machines

  What are VertuoLine machines?

  • These machines make fast, tasty, good espresso and delicious coffee drinks.
  • They extract coffee ground capsules by centrifugation; no pressure pump
  • You can use more than two dozen capsules in these machines
  • These machines can brew five different cup sizes (Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Coffee, Alto)
  • VertuoLine capsules cost more than OriginalLine capsules
  • You can’t fit third-party alternatives in VertuoLine machines
  • The unique bar code on the Nespresso Vertuo capsules allows one-touch operation 
  • VertuoLine machines use lower temperature water to extract coffee pods than OriginalLine machines
  • They brew standard coffee up to 17 oz

It is a quick summary, and you can check out our complete Nespresso VertuoLine vs. Original comparison for more details.

How We Test the Best Nespresso Machines?

We have well-developed more than 5 best Nespresso Vertuo machines in the lab; we have produced one cup of each size that can be made with these espresso machines by using the Nespresso brand capsules, including espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Alto, Coffee Mug, and Pour-over style coffee capsules. We would have made all the popular milk recipes with a separate milk frother, including latte, latte macchiato, flat white, etc. We tried all the milk recipes with both oat and skim milk. 

What’s The Best Nespresso Machine?

We’ve reviewed and rated all 5 models of Nespresso Vertuo machines to give you an overall ranking of the best Nespresso machines.

As everyone has their preferences about likes and dislikes, your likes may differ from mine. So I’ve added some of the top picks above and highlighted some of the best Nespresso VertuoLine machines.

If you are unsure which is right for you, the next section should help.

Best Nespresso Vertuoline Machines By Category

What’s the difference between VertuoLine Nespresso machines? We’ve put together a handy side-by-side list below the rankings. 

 

Nespresso Evoluo

Nespresso Evoluo

Average Ratings

Overall Rating91.4/100
Coffee Quality84
Design & Features92
Durability92
Ease of Use95
Brand Reputation94

Nespresso Evoluo Key features Table

Machine NameNespresso Evoluo
Product LineVertuoLine
US/CA Manufacturer PartnersBreville, DeLonghi
UK Manufacturer PartnersKrups, Magimix
External MaterialABS plastic
Milk FrothersNo milk frother
Milk ContainerNo milk container
Cup SizesEspresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules
PressureNo pump; extraction via Centrifusion
Milk RecipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino and other milk recipes
Spent Capsules17 capsules
Weight11.0 lbs
Water Tank60 oz
Dimensions (in) WxDxH9.0″W x 12.2″D x 12.3″H
Wireless ConnectivityNo
Watts1350W
Other FeaturesAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 15-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness

Nespresso Vertuo

Nespresso Vertuo

Average Ratings

Overall Rating91/100
Coffee Quality84
Design & Features90
Durability90
Ease of Use97
Brand Reputation94

Nespresso Vertuo Key features Table

MachinesNespresso Vertuo
Product LineVertuoLine
US/CA Manufacturer PartnersBreville, DeLonghi
UK Manufacturer PartnersKrups, Magimix
External MaterialABS plastic
Milk FrothersNo milk frother
Milk ContainerNo milk container
Cup SizesEspresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), gran lungo (5 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
PressureNo pump; extraction via Centrifusion
Milk RecipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino,a,,, and other milk recipes
Spent Capsules12 capsules
Weight10.9 lbs
Water Tank40 oz
Dimensions (in) WxDxH8.3″W x 11.9″D x 11.0″H
Wireless ConnectivityNo
Watts1350W
Other FeaturesAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 15-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

Average Ratings

Overall Rating91/100
Coffee Quality84
Design & Features90
Durability90
Ease of Use97
Brand Reputation94

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Key features Table

Machine NameNespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe
Product LineVertuoLine
US/CA Manufacturer PartnersBreville, DeLonghi
UK Manufacturer PartnersKrups, Magimix
External MaterialABS plastic
Milk FrothersNo milk frother
Milk ContainerNo milk container
Cup SizesEspresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), gran lungo (5 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
PressureNo pump; extraction via Centrifusion
Milk RecipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino and other milk recipes
Spent Capsules10 capsules
Weight10.1 lbs
Water Tank60 oz
Dimensions (in) WxDxH8.7″W x 12.8″D x 13.2″H
Wireless ConnectivityNo
Watts1300W
Other FeaturesAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 20-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness

Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso Vertuo Next

Average Ratings

Overall Rating89.6/100
Coffee Quality82
Design & Features90
Durability90
Ease of Use92
Brand Reputation94

Nespresso Nespresso Vertuo Next Key features Table

Machine NameNespresso Vertuo Next
Product LineVertuoLine
US/CA Manufacturer PartnersBreville, DeLonghi
UK Manufacturer PartnersKrups, Magimix
External MaterialABS plastic
Milk FrothersNo milk frother
Milk ContainerNo milk container
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
PressureNo pump; extraction via Centrifusion
Milk RecipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino and other milk recipes
Spent Capsules10 capsules
Weight8.8 lbs
Water Tank37 oz
Dimensions (in) WxDxH5.5″W x 16.8″D x 12.4″H
Wireless ConnectivityNo
Watts1350W
Other FeaturesAuto-Off after 2 minutes, 25-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness
PriceView its Price on Amazon

Nespresso VertuoPlus

Nespresso VertuoPlus

Average Ratings

Overall Rating88/100
Coffee Quality84
Design & Features80
Durability90
Ease of Use92
Brand Reputation94

Nespresso Nespresso VertuoPlus Key features Table

Machine NameNespresso VertuoPlus
Product LineVertuoLine
US/CA Manufacturer PartnersBreville, DeLonghi
UK Manufacturer PartnersKrups, Magimix
External MaterialABS plastic
Milk FrothersNo milk frother
Milk ContainerNo milk container
Cup SizesEspresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), gran lungo (5 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-18 oz
PressureNo pump; extraction via Centrifusion
Milk RecipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino and other milk recipes
Spent Capsules10 capsules
Weight10.1 lbs
Water Tank40 oz
Dimensions (in) WxDxH8.7″W x 12.7″D x 12.8″H
Wireless ConnectivityNo
Watts1350W
Other FeaturesAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 20-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness

We’ve compared the main features of Nespresso VertuoLine machines in the table below.

Nespresso VertuoLine Machines Comparison Table
MachinesNespresso EvoluoNespresso VertuoNespresso VertuoPlus DeluxeNespresso Vertuo NextNespresso VertuoPlus
Product LineVertuoLineVertuoLineVertuoLineVertuoLineVertuoLine
US/CA Manufacturer PartnersBreville, DeLonghiBreville, DeLonghiBreville, DeLonghiBreville, DeLonghiBreville, DeLonghi
UK Manufacturer PartnersKrups, MagimixKrups, MagimixKrups, MagimixKrups, MagimixKrups, Magimix
External MaterialABS plasticABS plasticABS plasticABS plasticABS plastic
Milk FrothersNo milk frotherNo milk frotherNo milk frotherNo milk frotherNo milk frother
Milk ContainerNo milk containerNo milk containerNo milk containerNo milk containerNo milk container
Cup SizesEspresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsulesEspresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), a gran lungo (5 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 ozEspresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), a gran lungo (5 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 ozEspresso (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 ozEspresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), a gran lungo (5 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-18 oz
PressureNo pump; extraction via CentrifusionNo pump; extraction via CentrifusionNo pump; extraction via CentrifusionNo pump; extraction via CentrifusionNo pump; extraction via Centrifusion
Milk RecipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino, and other milk recipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino, and other milk recipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino, and other milk recipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino, and other milk recipesYou have to purchase a separate milk frother for Flat White, Latte, Mocha Latte, cappuccino, and other milk recipes
Spent Capsules17 capsules12 capsules10 capsules10 capsules10 capsules
Weight11.0 lbs10.9 lbs10.1 lbs8.8 lbs10.1 lbs
Water Tank60 oz40 oz60 oz37 oz40 oz
Dimensions (in) WxDxH9.0″W x 12.2″D x 12.3″H8.3″W x 11.9″D x 11.0″H8.7″W x 12.8″D x 13.2″H5.5″W x 16.8″D x 12.4″H8.7″W x 12.7″D x 12.8″H
Wireless ConnectivityNoNoNoNoNo
Watts1350W1350W1300W1350W1350W
Other FeaturesAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 15-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardnessAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 15-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardnessAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 20-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardnessAuto-Off after 2 minutes, 25-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardnessAuto-Off after 9 minutes, 20-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness
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Nespresso Vertuo Machines

Nespresso offers almost 5 Vertuo machine models, including. 

  • Nespresso Evoluo
  • Nespresso Vertuo
  • Nespresso VertuoPlus
  • Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe
  • Nespresso Vertuo Next
Nespresso Vertuo Machines

Key Features of the Nespresso Vertuo Machines 

Product Line: VertuoLine.

US/CA Manufacturer Partners: Breville and DeLonghi.

UK Manufacturer Partners: Krups, Magimix, and Sage by Heston Blumenthal.

External Material: All these machines have ABS recycled plastic outer material.

Integrated Milk Frother: None of these machines have an integrated milk frother.

Milk Frother: None of these machines have a milk frother.

Milk Container: None of these machines have milk containers.

Milk Recipes: You can make cappuccino, lattes, latte macchiato, and other milk recipes by purchasing a separate milk frother.

Cup Sizes: All these machines can brew espresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), a gran lungo (5 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz. Moreover, Vertuo Next can brew 18 oz pour-over style coffee. 

Pressure: No pump; all Vertuo machines use Centrifusion for extraction.

Spent Capsules: Nespresso Evoluo (17), Nespresso Vertuo (12), Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe (10), Nespresso Vertuo Next (10), Nespresso VertuoPlus (10).

Weight: All these machines have different weights.

Water Tank: Nespresso Evoluo (60 oz), Nespresso Vertuo (40 oz), Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe (60 oz), Nespresso Vertuo Next (37 oz), Nespresso VertuoPlus (40 oz).

Hot Water Spout: No

Dimensions (in) WxDxH: All these machines have different sizes.

Wireless Connectivity: None of these machines have wireless connectivity.

Other Features: All these machines Auto-Off after 9 minutes.

Price: All these machines have different prices; check their prices on Amazon. 

VertuoLine Cup Sizes

A Vertuo coffee is longer than an Original coffee. Nespresso offers five different capsule sizes for all Vertuo machines: Espresso (1.35 oz), Double Espresso (2.7 oz), Gran Lungo (5 oz), Coffee Mug (7.8 oz), and Alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz, while Nespresso Vertuo Nest offers 18 oz Pour-over style coffee. You can see their detail below:

Espresso

Nespresso offers high-quality Vertuo line espresso coffee capsules for Nespresso Vertuo machines. The Espresso Capsules have a range of flavors and experiences from light to rich, sweet to lemony, distinctive to balanced. 

Double Espresso

Nespresso double espresso is two espresso shots in one single-serve Nespresso capsule. These capsules offer a stronger aroma and more intense taste and satisfy a coffee craving of any size. You can easily enjoy double espresso coffee at home with Nespresso’s range of Vertuo machines.

Gran Lungo

Nespresso Gran Lungo is the perfect size of Vertuo Machines for when you want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee for a longer time. In these Nespresso coffees, you will encounter the familiar Nespresso quality in a larger size. The special VertuoLine centrifuge technology creates a tasty cup of joe.

Coffee Mug

The Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Mug size is ideal for those who love a large cup of coffee. You can make 7.8 oz coffee with these capsules, but they are acceptable only for Vertuo machines.

Alto

A larger but not the biggest Nespresso capsule: Aolt offers 414ml for thirsty coffee lovers and keeps them going through the longest commute.

Pour-over Style Coffee

The biggest Nespresso capsules ever: Nespresso Pourover style is a distinctive coffee inspired by the pourover method – it offers a smooth taste, mellow flavors, and subtle sweetness to your VERTUO Carafe Set. Only compatible with Nespresso Vertuo Next machines.

Verdict: Which is the Best Nespresso Vertuo Machine?

The newest and slimmest model of Nespresso’s VertuoLine series, the smallest 37 oz water tank, 5.5″ wide, delivers the same coffee in a compact unit and 25 seconds heat-up time. By far, Nespresso Vertuo Next is our best Vertuo machine.

Nespresso Vertuo Next Máquina para hacer café y espresso de Breville

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