It is our review of Nespresso’s latest and most compact coffee and espresso machine, the Nespresso Vertuo Next.
I’m a former espresso machine technician who’s researched the coffee machine brands, so you don’t have to. And also, I’ve taken an in-depth look at Nespresso Vertuo Next espresso machine to help you determine if this machine is the perfect choice for your delicious cup of joe.
Nespresso machines have an exclusive technology that supports high-quality espresso and coffee drinks to create latte art and other milk recipes. Nespresso is a well-respected brand with a long history as a coffee pods and capsules industry leader.
This machine does contain some controversial features. But overall, it is an excellent Espresso machine that includes beneficial features for a good cup of coffee.
This Nespresso Vertuo Next review will analyze the specs and features, pros and cons, customer reviews, and potential alternatives for this famous espresso machine.
Let’s get started!
Nespresso Vertuo Next Overview
Nespresso Vertuo Next espresso machine is a specialized line within the Nespresso VertuoLine family.
Vertuo Next is Nespresso’s premium product of espresso machines. Nespresso made this machine from 54% recycled plastic without sacrificing style, and you can also recycle all Nespresso pods now.
These machines use specialized Centrifugal force to meet the unique needs of coffee drinkers.
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Discover the VertuoNext Key features
Nespresso Vertuo Next is the newest and smartest Machine in Nespresso’s VertuoLine series. This Nespresso Machine offers a 37 oz water tank, 5.5 “W x 16.8” D x 12.4 “H dimensions, 8.8 lbs weight, 10 spent capsules, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness, 25-second heat-up time, and auto-off after 2 minutes.
Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee brewer is one of the good quality coffee machines that produce a great cup of coffee in various sizes with high-quality velvet crema. And it’s not only exceptionally compatible with the Nespresso brand’s Vertuo coffee pods but also with Starbucks’ Vertuo pods. Additionally, you can use stainless steel reusable pods in this machine, which is an excellent option for those coffee lovers who grind their whole bean coffee.
With its state-of-the-art technology, Nespresso has enabled the device to deliver the perfect in-cup results with Vertuo capsules using a specific barcode for each type of coffee drink. It results in a silky, creamy finish to the coffee. All you have to do is brew coffee with a touch of a button; the Nespresso Vertuo Next machine will automatically adapt brewing parameters to each capsule – cup size, pressure, temperature, brewing time, and fill your cup with an espresso shot filled with crema. And at the press of the Eject button, the machine will move the Nespresso pod to the trash.
This machine has a long list of options, which is why you can make both coffee and espresso in different sizes. You can make 5 oz, 8 oz, and 18 oz coffee, including single and double espresso, in this machine. With the device, you will also get a free set of Nespresso Vertuo capsules as a gift, which will give you a good start in making espresso, latte macchiato, and other espresso-based drinks on your machine.
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A list of All of Nespresso’s Machines Offered in This Range.
You can discover Nespresso VertuoNext range and compare this Machine with Other Nespresso Vetuo and OriginalLine Machines by Clicking the Following Links:
- Nespresso Creatista Pro
- Nespresso Creatista Plus
- Nespresso Creatista Uno
- Nespresso Gran Lattissima
- Nespresso Lattissima Pro
- Nespresso Essenza Plus
- Nespresso CitiZ & Milk
- Nespresso Pixie
- Nespresso CitiZ
- Nespresso Essenza Mini
- Nespresso Inissia
- Nespresso Lattissima Touch
- Nespresso Lattissima Plus
- Nespresso Lattissima One
- Nespresso U (Discontinued)
- Nespresso Prodigio (Discontinued)
- Nespresso Expert (Discontinued)
- Nespresso KitchenAid (Discontinued)
- Nespresso Creatista (Discontinued)
- Nespresso Atelier (Discontinued)
- Nespresso Gran Maestria (Discontinued)
Our detailed analysis will focus on the Nespresso Vertuo Next VertuoLine espresso machine. This Nespresso machine is the most popular product in the VertuoLine machines and is suitable for a wide range of espresso and coffee drinks.
Nespresso Capsules Difference: OriginalLine vs VertuoLine
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.
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There is another type of Nespresso capsule: The third-party Nespresso compatible capsule. These are capsules that Nespresso does not make, but other companies make these capsules. You can only use these capsules in Nespresso Original Line machines.
Now let me tell you about the difference between Nespresso VertuoLine capsules and Nespresso OriginalLine capsules. They look like this:
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 Brick & Mortar stores 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:
Nespresso Machines Differences: VertuoLine Vs. OriginalLine
Nespresso has two lines of espresso machines: OriginalLine and VertuoLine. These two lines of devices use capsules to extract coffee and espresso drinks.
- OriginalLine: The OriginalLine machines extract shots from Nespresso branded and third-party capsules using their 19 bar pump.
- VertuoLine: The VertuoLine machines extract shots from only Vertuo barcode-enabled capsules using their Centrifusion (rapid capsule spinning) technology and brew a standard coffee up to 18 oz.
According to our deep analysis, Original machines are better than Vertuo machines.
We have 5 reasons to prove that:
1. 19 Bar Pump Vs. Centrifugal force
Vertuo machines use centrifugal force to extract the contents of the coffee pods and spin the capsules so that the coffee produced is less intense. In contrast, Original line machines make a traditional espresso and coffee drink using 19 bar pump pressure.
2. Crema Consistency
Crema: the hazel-colored layer on top of your espresso makes it more beautiful and tasty. OriginalLine machines have a thick crema with the taste and mouthfeel of authentic crema. On the other hand, VertuoLine machines have a more pronounced and aromatic crema, but it is airier, “whipped,” having less taste and mouthfeel than its counterpart.
3. Coffee Temperature
We also find that OriginalLine coffee is a little hotter than VertuoLine coffee. Possibly a result of Centrifugal force.
4. Capsule Cost
The cost of OriginalLine capsules is far less than VertuoLine capsules. The cost difference depends on capsule type, but in general, Vertuo capsules are 30% more expensive than OriginalLine capsules. Some third-party capsules are surprisingly cheap at $ 0.12 per coffee, saving Nespresso brand capsules (especially the more expensive Nespresso Vertuo capsules).
5. Capsule Scanning
Capsule scanning is a significant difference between the two lines. Vertuo machines use capsule scanning technology to read barcode capsules. This feature of VertuoLine machines is beneficial for the machine owner because he does not have to select many options. On the other hand, this technology is detrimental to the machine owner as he cannot use cheap third-party capsules. He has to use only Nespresso or Starbucks Vertuo capsules instead of Gourmesso, HiLine, and Lavazza in his Vertuo Machine. Both Starbucks and Nespresso are expensive brands compared with third-party capsule brands.
By no means do I want to convey that Vertuo machines are useless to you. Are you looking for a dual-use brewer for both espresso and standard coffee? A VertuoLine coffee maker might be the perfect choice for you.
Design and Color Analysis
Here is a detailed analysis of the design and color of the Nespresso Vertuo Next espresso machine.
Nespresso ENV120GY Vertuo Next – Coffee, and Espresso Maker, Machine Only
The latest and most compact coffee and espresso machine, the Nespresso Vertuo Next, looks great with its sleek and slim design and curved lines. Being on the back of the water tank, it’s a beautiful addition to your kitchen countertop. It is available in various eye-catching colors to match your kitchen decor. The machine is available in a variety of colors and finishes. Its premium models feature chrome or rose gold accents, and its deluxe models feature a chrome and dark chrome finish, so select according to your choice.
When we received our review machine (along with a complimentary starter set of Nespresso capsules), it was in 100% recyclable packaging – many other devices were packed in plastic and foam bags, and we were experiencing a refreshing change at large. This recycling process doesn’t just stop there; it continues – the Nespresso brand claims to have made this machine from 54% recycled plastic without sacrificing style, and now all Nespresso pods can be recycled.
Vertuo Next comes with a measurement of 5.6 x 16.9 x 12.4 inches / 14.2 x 42.9 x 31.4 cm, which makes this machine look nice and slim (in terms of depth, it is a bit long, which does not look so beautiful) and if It’s easy to fit even if your kitchen countertops have less space. You can hold it near any electric socket in your kitchen or home, as it does not spread dirt when you use it. You do not need to keep it close to the sink as you can also remove its water tank, so keep it wherever you want.
Removable Drip Tray
The machine has a drip tray that is useful for preventing drips and small leaks onto the ground, mainly in your kitchen, wherever you fit your device. The drip tray is flexible for long and short drink sizes, and it is removable, easy to clean.
Capsule holders are there to store your used pods. The machine easily removes these pods. The device can hold 10 spent capsules.
Pro Tip: Dry used pods in an open bowl before putting them in a recycling bag to remove odors.
You can choose more cups than the original line machines in all Vertuo machines, including Nespresso Vertuo Next. And that’s the beauty of this machine that makes it great. You have six choices: Espresso (1.35 oz), Double Espresso (2.7 oz), Grann Lungo (5 oz), Mug Coffee(7.7 oz), Alto XL (14 oz), and Carafe (18 oz) Power-Over style coffee. You can adjust the cup stand at different heights for smaller and larger cup sizes.
First of all, if you’re a newcomer to the Nespresso world, it’s most important information for you that Nespresso Vertuo machines can’t froth milk, so if you want to create latte art and other milk recipes like macchiato, latte macchiato, you have to buy a separate milk frother. A Nespresso frother will cost $98 / £50 / AU$99, but there are a lot of cheaper models available out there.
We like how the Nespresso Vertuo Next reads the barcode on the capsule, which means that the machine works everything out and produces your drink just as it should.
How Does It Brew?
Like other Vertuo machines, when you put Vertuo barcoded capsule in a Vertuo Next machine, the device reads the bar code on each coffee pod, which means that the machine works everything out to prepare the coffee properly. It also means that you will have to use a patented Nespresso capsule in Vertuo Next – the VertuoLine machines do not compatible with regular third-party Original line pods. The device uses centrifugal force to spin the capsule rapidly so that the coffee produced from it is smooth and has a nice crema on top.
Easy to Use —- Making coffee is easy
Getting Nespresso Vertuo Next out of the box and setting it up is very easy: it’s effortless and only takes a few minutes. And we tested this machine for four weeks using a variety of capsules to see how well this model works and how many different drinks you can make from it.
All you have to do is select a capsule, place it inside the machine, and press a button on the top of the device. The Nespresso machine will automatically adapt brewing parameters to each capsule – cup size, pressure, temperature, brewing time and make coffee for you.
How We Test It?
To test Vertuo Next, we repeatedly tested all sizes of Vertuo line capsules with this machine to find out what grade this coffee maker makes espresso and coffee drinks. First, we tested the espresso capsules specially designed for this machine. It was easy for us to lift the machine’s lid and put a capsule inside using the capsule. Once we closed the device with the top down and clicked it in place, the machine was ready to make espresso. All we have to do is press a button on the machine, and it automatically adapts brewing parameters to the capsule and makes our coffee.
In just a few seconds, the machine filled our cup with espresso. The machine-made espresso had a thick, foamy, golden-brown crema on top. We enjoy espresso without sugar (you can add sugar, by the way), but if you stir the drink to add sugar, the crema will stay the same because we have tried it too.
We then tried Double Espresso, Lungo, Gran Lungo, Mug Coffee, Alto, and Carafe, Power-Over Style Coffee Capsules. No capsules took more than 100 seconds to brew, and the amount of coffee produced was exactly as described on the pod.
We were pleasantly surprised to find that there was no splash when the machine was working, usually, when we use some bean-to-cup coffee machines, we have to face a lot of mess. The coffee that the device re-made had a nice crema, and when we added sugar and milk and stirred it, the crema remained the same. Although this crema was of very high quality, it was not like the crema produced by the Original line machines.
Taste of Brewed Coffee
When we tasted the coffee made from Vertuo Next, we felt that this coffee was a bit fragrant. Although I’m not too fond of the aromatic taste of coffee and tea, I like the aroma of coffee made from this machine, you may also like it, but some coffee drinkers do not like this aroma.
And when we tested whether the taste was utterly burnt or smooth? So we felt it was permanently smooth. Although some reviewers who have tasted the coffee find that some of the capsules taste bitter, it depends on the drinker’s personal preference for how they taste.
Environmentalists have criticized coffee pods so much that it has become clear to every coffee drinker that coffee pods are not environmentally friendly products. But when it comes to Nespresso pods, Nespresso offers a regular recycling program for its coffee pods.
When you buy a Nespresso machine, you carry a recycling bag with it, and when you fill it with used capsules, you can take it to your nearest Nespresso boutique or collection point. Or you can ask the delivery driver to collect your bag when he arrives to fulfill your next order of Nespresso pods.
Pros of This Machine
- Brews a wide range of coffees and espressos at home at the touch of a button.
- Makes espresso drinks and coffee beverages up to 18 oz.
- Being just 5.5″ wide, the machine offers a sleek design.
- The device won’t break down quickly because it has a solid internal construction.
Cons of This Machine
- The Machine’s Centrifusion (rapid pod spinning) system generate less extraction pressure.
- It offers a thicker crema which is apparently nice but a little too airy and foamy with a less tasty mouthfeel.
- Coffee is less hot than OriginalLine machines due to its centrifugal force.
- The device is compatible with more expensive Vertuo pods; it means you can’t save money.
- Its pod-scanning system means you can’t use affordable 3rd-party capsules.
Nespresso Vertuo Next Capsules and Cup Sizes
Vertuo Next cup sizes are more prolonged than of OriginalLine machines. Nespresso offers 6 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), Alto (14 oz), and Carafe 18 oz Pour-over style coffee which is exclusively for Vertuo Next. You can see their detail below:
Espresso (1.35 oz)
Nespresso offers high-quality Vertuo line espresso coffee capsules for Nespresso Vertuo Next and other Vertuo machines. These Espresso Capsules provide a range of flavors and experiences from sweet to lemony, light to rich, distinctive to balanced, etc.
Double espresso (2.7 oz)
Nespresso double espresso is two espresso shots in one single-serve Nespresso Vertuo capsule. These capsules have a range of flavors, a more robust aroma,, and a more intense taste than espresso capsules and satisfy a coffee craving of any size. You can easily enjoy double espresso coffee at home with Nespresso Vertuo Next and other Vertuo machines.
Gran Lungo (5 oz)
Nespresso Gran Lungo is an extended size of Vertuo Machines for when you want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. In these coffees, Nespresso offers quality coffee in a larger size. The unique Vertuo Next centrifuge technology creates a tasty cup of joe.
Coffee Mug (7.8 oz)
The Mug size is ideal for coffee lovers who love a large cup of coffee. You can make 7.8 oz coffee with these capsules, but they are acceptable only for VertuoLine machines, including Vertuo Next.
Alto (14 oz)
Nespresso Aolt offers 414ml coffee for thirsty coffee lovers and keeps them going through the longest commute. You’ll satisfy with these capsules if you’re a lover of a longer coffee.
Carafe (18 oz) Pour-over Style Coffee
Nespresso Pour–over style is a distinctive coffee inspired by the pour–over method – it offers mellow flavors, subtle sweetness, and a smooth taste to your VERTUO Carafe Set. Good news! You can only use these capsules with your Nespresso Vertuo Next machine.
Nespresso Vertuo Next Price Analysis
Nespresso has almost 4 manufacturer partners to produce Vertuo Next: Delonghi, Breville, Krups, and Magimix. Each manufacturer has its price for this machine which are as follows:
Nespresso Vertuo Next DeLonghi Price is $219.00
Nespresso Vertuo Next Breville Price is $189.95
Nespresso Vertuo Next Krups Price is $75
Nespresso Vertuo Next Magimix Price is $34
Nespresso Vertuo Next Reviews
94% of coffee drinkers who use this machine would recommend the device. And over 3680 reviews give this machine a 5 out of 5 stars.
Many reviewers share that their friend baristas have recommended this brand of coffee machine to long coffee lovers.
Coffee drinkers saw their friends’ clever and bright impressions who drank coffee with the machine. But, some picky seniors may not like to make coffee with this machine.
So, strangely enough, I originally found this model while on YouTube. Several videos were posted by Nespresso of this exact Machine (all uploaded within the last 30 days). Still, in the comments, Nespresso stated that there wasn’t a release date in the US for this particular machine yet. So, of course, I was surprised when I found this exact machine here on Amazon. I was a little skeptical and fearful that I would be sent something inauthentic but took the risk knowing I could return if that were the case. I like this slimmer design and the color, which is why I never pulled the trigger on any of their other models. I should also mention that this is my very first Nespresso purchase ever. I was pleasantly surprised when it showed up and turned out to be everything it said it was and more. It’s a wonderful machine so far. The coffee and espresso come out perfectly hot. The machine warms up extremely fast, and the frother is magic. Seriously I have zero complaints thus far. I will update in the future if anything changes, but for now, I am very pleased.
You can read more Nespresso Vertuo Next reviews on Amazon.
If Nespresso Vertuo Next isn’t the right fit, several similar Nespresso machines can also quench your coffee thirst.
Best Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine: Nespresso Vertuo
This Nespresso Vertuo Espresso machine has an excellent brewing system for long coffee drinkers who don’t want to brew with Nespresso OriginalLine machines. This machine brews a wide range of coffees and espressos at home; at the touch of a button, you can create latte art and brew other milk recipes using a separate milk frother.
Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe
If you need a more budget-friendly Nespresso machine, consider Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe.
This machine uses high-quality VertuoLine capsules to provide a high-quality coffee at a lower price.
Sometimes you want an advanced coffee machine that provides you a high-quality coffee.
If your friend or spouse needs a refined taste of coffee, give this machine a chance. You’ll stay for the taste.
Why do we prefer Nespresso to every other single servo brand?
Maybe it’s because of speed! If Nespresso is compared to other single-serve brands, only one brand can be compared to Nespresso, which is Keurig K-Cafe.
Keurig K-Cafe can be accurately compared to Nespresso VertuoLine machines, as it also makes full-size coffee and espresso drinks like Nespresso Vertuo machines. But the difference between the two is that Nespresso focuses on espresso drinks while K-Cafe focuses on full-size coffee. But Nespresso coffees are better in quality than Keurig.
If you want to take benefit of both worlds, Instant Pod by Instant Pot is the best option for you. It is compatible with all single-serve K-Cups, generic universal reusable K-Cups, and original Nespresso-style capsules.
Nespresso Vertuo Next Vs. Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine
However, there is no doubt that coffee made from coffee pods is a lower-quality coffee than coffee made from a bean-to-cup coffee machine. Because when you make coffee from a bean to cup coffee machine, you make high-quality coffee from freshly ground coffee beans. You can never brew coffee like this with coffee pods.
But when we compare Nespresso pods to a bean-to-cup coffee machine, the situation is quite different. Because Nespresso stands out with its aluminum pod design, therefore, they claim they have used their high technology to seal their pods in such a way that their taste stays fresh even for a year. It is the claim of Nespresso.
And if you want to enjoy espresso made with freshly ground beans with your Vertu Next machine, this is not a problem. All you have to do is buy stainless steel reusable pods for Vertuo machines, grinding whole coffee beans, and then seal them and use them in your Vertuo Next machine.
And enjoy coffee made from freshly ground beans. These stainless steel reusable pods last for ten years.
Should You buy the Nespresso Vertuo Next?
Reasons for Buying This Machine
Carafe 18oz (Pour-over style coffee)
If you are fond of Carafe18 oz size (Pour-over style coffee), then there is no problem getting this Nespresso machine as you can use 18oz Pour-over style capsules only in Nespresso Vertuo Next.
The machine provides a fail-safe coffee.
Vertuo Next has consistently performed well in all our tests at the touch of a button, producing a smooth coffee with a thick crema each time.
More Cup Size Choices?
Want more cup-size choices? There are six different cup sizes to choose from, and the cup holder adjusts so you can fit the appropriate cup mug under the faucet.
Because Vertuo uses coffee pods, it’s easy and clean to use – your countertops won’t have coffee grounds or splashes, and cleaning only takes seconds.
Here the question arises if we have to buy Vertuo Next because of these features, then why buy Vertuo Next only? These qualities mentioned above are found in every VertuoLine Machine. Then why not buy another model of VertuoLine like Vertuo Plus or Vertuo Plus Deluxe!
But wait! Let me tell you, what is the main reason for buying the Vertuo Next?
Slim and smart machine
Vertu Next is the latest model of Nespresso with a width of 5.5, slim and compact. If you like Vertuline coffee and want to buy a small machine due to the limited space in your kitchen, then Vertuline Next One is ideal for you.
But if you want to get a slimmer and smarter machine than the Vertuo Next, which has the same functionality as the Vertuo Next, check out the Nespresso Ascenza Plus. You can make 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 Oz Lingo, 5.05 Oz Americino, and 6.75 Oz Americano XL. Moreover, Ascenza Plus, with a 34 oz water tank and 4.7 inches wide, is more slim and compact than Vertuo Next.
Reason for not buying this machine
Small Water Tank
The biggest reason for not buying this machine is its small 37 oz water tank, which is insufficient for frequent coffee drinkers. Instead, if you look at the Nespresso Vertuo, it has a 40-oz water tank, and its 1350-watt heating elements heat the water in just 15 minutes to brew coffee.
Or take a look at the Vertuo Plus Deluxe, which has a water reservoir of 57 oz and a brew size of 0.3 to 18 oz, and it uses six types of capsules.
Not Good for Milk Recipes
Vertuo Next is not suitable for you if you like to make lattes. The machine is designed to produce only espressos and Americanos, so if you want to create latte art, you’ll need to buy an additional milk frother. If you’re an avid latte drinker, check out Nespresso Creatista pro or Nespresso Latissima Pro. All the machines at the Nespresso Creatista series have a swivel frothing arm. In contrast, the machines at the Nespresso Latissima series have automated milk frothers that may help you make a latte, macchiato, latte macchiato, and other milk recipes.
Not Good for Those Who Grind Their Own Coffee
If you’re a Good lover of freshly ground coffee, you don’t want to buy pods. You can’t use this machine with ground coffee; buying official Nespresso pods may be your first choice. But you can’t recycle these Nespresso pods in your household recycling.
Here is an alternative!
You’re a lover of freshly roasted ground coffee and want to fulfill your desire with a Nespresso machine? Buy a coffee grinder and reusable stainless steel OriginalLine Nespresso pods if you have a Nespresso OriginalLine machine. And if you want to enjoy Nespresso Vertuo Next or any other VettuoLine device like Nespresso Evoluo or Nespresso Vertuo, then buy reusable stainless steel pods for VertuoLine machines.
There is no need to recycle these stainless pods, plus these pods have an average age of 10 years.
Not Good for Cheap Coffee Machine Finders
Want a cheap pod machine? Either Nespresso VertuoLine or OriginalLine, these machines aren’t cheap, the added expense of buying pods on top. So if your demand is a mean machine, the Vertuo Next might not be for you. Here I recommend a cheap device for you, Mixpresso Nespresso Compatible Machine; you can use Nespresso compatible third-party capsules with Mixpresspo.
After a deep analysis of all Nespresso machines, I reached a final verdict: If you are fond of 18oz size (Pour-over style coffee), then there is no problem in getting this Nespresso machine as you can use 18oz Pour-over style capsules only in Nespresso Vertuo Next.
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