Nespresso Vertuoline VS Original – Which one is the better choice?

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Nespresso VertuoLine vs OriginalLine – Quick Comparison Summary:

  • The Original Nespresso system is easy to use and ideal for espresso lovers.
  • Most Original machines come either with a milk frother or can be purchased as a bundle with the Aerocinno frothing accessory and are great for cappuccino and latte lovers. VertuoLine can deliver on this as well.
  • Nespresso Original can use third party coffee capsules and thus, offers much larger variety
  • The VertuoLine can make large cups of coffee and has much better options that distinguish it from OriginalLine machines
  • Vertuo has a new and improved capsule system – lasers and Centrifusion brew a better cup
  • VertuoLine machines use capsules with bar codes, possibly a little less variety

Our favorite model
Nespresso Original
Nespresso Vertuoline
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Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker by Breville with Aeroccino, Black and BEST SELLING VERTUOLINE COFFEES INCLUDED
Reviews
Brews Long Coffee
Average capsule cost
$0.70-$0.85
$0.90-$1.25
Brew technology
Pump-based and pressure-driven
Centrifugal extraction method
Crema quality
Satisfying
Better
Our favorite model
Nespresso Original
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Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
Reviews
Brews Long Coffee
Average capsule cost
$0.70-$0.85
Brew technology
Pump-based and pressure-driven
Crema quality
Satisfying
Our favorite model
Nespresso Vertuoline
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Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker by Breville with Aeroccino, Black and BEST SELLING VERTUOLINE COFFEES INCLUDED
Reviews
Brews Long Coffee
Average capsule cost
$0.90-$1.25
Brew technology
Centrifugal extraction method
Crema quality
Better

Nespresso Vertuoline review

Is the Nespresso VertuoLine worth buying? 

While it’s not the fanciest espresso machine available, if all you need is a decent cup of coffee in the morning then it’s surely a good option for you.

It’s single-serve technology will ensure you never waste any coffee and when you want it, you’ll get if fast.

Plus you get to choose between a coffee AND an espresso, which is relatively new in the coffee world (and a good plus in our opinion).

Nespresso Vertuoline pods

The Vertuoline capsules are different than the Original line in terms of shape and capacity. The barcode on each pod contains data for its unique water flow, volume, temperature, etc. The pods come in three distinct espresso sizes: 1.35 oz, 2.7oz double espresso and a 5oz Gran Lungo. You also get a 7.77 oz or a 14 oz Alto XL coffee. 

The Vertuoline offers the following coffee categories: Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Coffee and Alto XL.

Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Espresso Variety Pack, Medium and Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 50 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35 oz
1,487 Reviews
Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Espresso Variety Pack, Medium and Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 50 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35 oz
  • NESPRESSO VERTUOLINE VARIETY PACK ASSORTMENT: This Nespresso coffee assortment offers 50 Nespresso Pods in a variety of 2 best-selling coffee blends for the Nespresso VertuoLine System.30 Diavolitto & 20 Altissio
  • INTENSITY: This assortment will let you explore the rich tastes and differing notes of the following Nespresso Capsules: Diavolitto (Intensity 11) & Altissio (Intensity 9). It's the perfect choice to discover a distinctive range of coffees
  • ESPRESSO BREWS 1.35 OZ COFFEE: These Nespresso VertuoLine pods are part of the Espresso range that will provide you with a 1.35 oz serving of a traditional espresso coffee beverage
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment
  • VERTUOLINE ONLY: Nespresso Vertuo delivers you a full range of cup sizes and coffee styles from espresso to Alto XL with easy to use Nespresso pods. Enjoy hot or pour over ice. (VertuoLine Capsules are not compatible with OriginalLine machines )

Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Double Espresso Scuro, Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 2.7oz
2,971 Reviews
Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Double Espresso Scuro, Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 2.7oz
  • DARK & BOLD: This Nespresso coffee is created from, a blend of Central American coffee with a dark smoky character enriched by notes of cocoa and vanilla for a strong espresso coffee beverage
  • INTENSITY 8: This Nespresso coffee blend is made with a highly roasted blend of Robusta and Arabica coffee for the most consistent roasting for a strong, intense, and balanced texture in this espresso all in easy to use Nespresso Capsules
  • DOUBLE ESPRESSO SCURO ESPRESSO BREWS 2.7 OZ : These Nespresso VertuoLine pods are part of the Double Espresso range that will provide you with a 2.7 oz serving of espresso which will help you double up on you single espresso coffee
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment
  • VERTUOLINE ONLY: Nespresso Vertuo delivers you a full range of cup sizes and coffee styles from espresso to Alto XL with easy to use Nespresso pods. Enjoy hot or pour over ice. (VertuoLine Capsules are not compatible with OriginalLine machines )

Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Fortado Gran Lungo Americano, Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 5.0oz
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Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Fortado Gran Lungo Americano, Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 5.0oz
  • INTENSE & FULL-BODIED: This Nespresso coffee is created from a blend of Indian Robusta and South and Central American Arabicas for a bitter cocoa powder note and oak wood hints reinforce the richness of this coffee
  • INTENSITY 8: This Nespresso coffee blend is rich and full-bodied without any of the harshness with the Robusta beans in a medium and long roast to bring the intensity and the Arabicas dark and long roasted to unfold the cocoa and oak wood notes
  • FORTADO GRAN LUNGO ESPRESSO BREWS 5.0 OZ : These Nespresso VertuoLine pods are part of the Gran Lungo range that will provide you with a 5.0 oz serving of espresso which will extend the pleasure of an espresso for any coffee drinker
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment
  • VERTUOLINE ONLY: Nespresso Vertuo delivers you a full range of cup sizes and coffee styles from espresso to Alto XL with easy to use Nespresso pods. Enjoy hot or pour over ice. (VertuoLine Capsules are not compatible with OriginalLine machines )

Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Flavored Variety Pack, Medium Roast Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 7.8 oz, Flavored Assortment (SYNCHKG105830)
8,911 Reviews
Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Flavored Variety Pack, Medium Roast Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 7.8 oz, Flavored Assortment (SYNCHKG105830)
  • NESPRESSO VERTUOLINE VARIETY PACK ASSORTMENT: This Nespresso coffee assortment offers 30 Nespresso Pods in a variety of 3 best-selling coffee blends for the Nespresso VertuoLine System.10 Hazelino, 10 Caramelizio, 10 Vanizio
  • COFFEE BREWS 7.8 OZ: These Nespresso VertuoLine pods provide you with a 7.8 oz serving of coffee which is perfect for a longer drinking experience
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment
  • VERTUOLINE ONLY: Nespresso Vertuo delivers you a full range of cup sizes and coffee styles from espresso to Alto XL with easy to use Nespresso pods. Enjoy hot or pour over ice. (VertuoLine Capsules are not compatible with OriginalLine machines )
  • INTENSITY: This assortment will let you explore the rich tastes and differing notes of the following Nespresso Capsules: Hazelino (Intensity 6), Caramelizio (Intensity 6) & Vanizio (Intensity 6)

Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Alto XL Intenso, Dark Roast Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 14oz
1,126 Reviews
Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Alto XL Intenso, Dark Roast Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 14oz
  • SMOOTH & STRONG: This Nespresso coffee delivers distinct notes of dried wood and dark caramel from this coffee blend that results in a dense, thick crema for a smooth and strong flavor experience
  • INTENSITY 7: This Nespresso coffee blend is crafted with a high extraction temperature to deliver heavy & intense notes while a medium flow balances them so the blend reaches an overall pleasing intensity contained in easy to use Nespresso Capsules
  • ALTO XL INTENSO COFFEE BREWS 14 OZ: These Nespresso VertuoLine pods are part of the Alto XL range and provide you with a 14 oz serving of coffee which will get you going with the largest cup size of Nespresso VertuoLine coffee pods
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment
  • VERTUOLINE ONLY: Nespresso Vertuo delivers you a full range of cup sizes and coffee styles from espresso to Alto XL with easy to use Nespresso pods. Enjoy hot or pour over ice. (VertuoLine Capsules are not compatible with OriginalLine machines )

Nespresso vertuoline models

There are 3 Nespresso Vertuoline coffee machine lines: Vertuo Next, VertuoPlus and Evoluo. Here’s a quick rundown of all of them:

Breville-Nespresso USA BNV550GRY1BUC1 Vertuo Next with Aeroccino3 single serve brewing machine, Breville Light Grey with Aeroccino
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Breville-Nespresso USA BNV550GRY1BUC1 Vertuo Next with Aeroccino3 single serve brewing machine, Breville Light Grey with Aeroccino
  • QUALITY ENABLED BY TECHNOLOGY:This Nespresso Vertuo machine delivers the optimal in-cup results for each blend using capsule-specific brewing with barcode reading resulting in a silky crema atop the coffee; a signature of a truly great cup of coffee
  • QUALITY MADE SIMPLE: This Nespresso machine delivers a consistent and delicious cup of coffee at a touch of a button. After brewing, the capsule is automatically ejected and stored – ready to be recycled– and the machine will turn off to save energy
  • QUALITY ROOTED IN SUSTAINABILITY: The aluminium sealed capsule protect the freshness of our coffee, but its also recyclable. Nespresso's recycling program makes returning and recycling your capsules easy with at-home and in-store options nationwide
  • COMPLIMENTARY GIFT: Each Vertuo coffee machine includes a welcome kit, which includes a set of 12 Nespresso Vertuo coffee capsules, offering an introduction to the various size and flavor options
  • AEROCCINO MILK FROTHER INCLUDED: The Nespresso Aeroccino3 provides smooth hot or cold milk froth for your coffee recipes with one touch. It froths all types of milk in a few seconds, without noise or vibration

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Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Limited Edition Black Matte
2,632 Reviews
Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Limited Edition Black Matte
  • Automatic Coffee/espresso maker: Espresso VertuoPlus offers the latest innovation from espresso with an all-new design and colors to complete the perfect single-serve coffee or Espresso cup experience. Designed for Espresso capsules only.
  • Smart Coffee Maker: Brew the perfect single serve Coffee or Espresso drink time after time, thanks to Nespresso's technology using barcodes to deliver the best in cup results including the perfect crema for large Coffee cup sizes; Simply insert the capsule and enjoy freshly brewed Coffee or authentic Espresso
  • Bundle: The Aeroccino 3 milk frothed is included to create the perfect finish to your single-serve coffee beverages such as cappuccino or latte.
  • Barista grade: Brew different single serve Coffee cup sizes at the touch of a button depending on your Coffee needs Espresso (1.35 ounces), Double Espresso (2.7 ounces), Gran Lungo (5 ounces), Coffee (7.7 ounces) and Alto (14 ounces); Pour over ice to create your favorite iced Coffee drinks
  • Features: The VertuoPlus has a motorized head and moveable 60 ounces water tank; The water tank can swivel out or stay behind the machine based on the configuration of your counter space; The machine also has a fast heat up time of only 20 to 25 seconds and has an automatic shutoff after 9 minutes

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Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Titan
3,282 Reviews
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Titan
  • Virtue Velour coffee makers use a patented extraction technology developed by espresso known as. Just insert a capsule and close the lever; Designed for use with espresso capsules
  • Based on the barcode on the rim of the capsule, the brewing parameters are adjusted by the machine depending on the selected grand cru. No need to change settings
  • One convenient machine for two cup sizes, 7.7 fluid ounce coffee and 1.35 fluid ounce espresso, via two different capsule sizes: large capsule for coffee and a small one for espresso
  • Extra-large 54 ounce water tank and a very large 17 count used capsule container. Flow stop feature is available
  • The Aerocon 3 provides a smooth, finely textured hot or cold milk fresh milk froth for your coffee recipes

Nespresso Original review

Nespresso Original machines are still a solid option in our opinion. First, you get to choose between 5 different lines of machines (see below). Most of them offer milk frothing capability (which isn’t true for Vertuoline). But, the type of coffee you can create is less varied and the crema isn’t a good.

Nespresso original pods

The Original line offers 6 categories: Intenso, Espresso, Lungo, Master Origin, Crafted for Milk and Decaffeinato. The Original line Nespresso machines can brew .85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz coffee, and 3.7 oz Lungo. Additionally, you can find various third party companies offering their own capsule.

Nespresso Capsules OriginalLine, Intenso Variety Pack, Medium and Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 40 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35 oz
690 Reviews
Nespresso Capsules OriginalLine, Intenso Variety Pack, Medium and Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 40 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35 oz
  • NESPRESSO ORIGINALLINE VARIETY PACK ASSORTMENT: This Nespresso coffee assortment offers 40 Nespresso Pods in a variety of intense coffee blends for the Nespresso Original Line System.10 Kazaar, 10 Dharkan, 10 Ristretto, 10 Roma
  • COFFEE BREWS 1.35 OZ: These Nespresso OriginalLine pods are part of the flavored range that will provide you with a 1.35 oz serving of a delicious coffee beverage
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment
  • ORIGINALLINE ONLY: Nespresso Original Line offers a full range of espresso coffee. From a milder fruity espresso to the short Ristretto. Create recipes with /without milk. (Nespresso OriginalLine capsules are not compatible with VertuoLine machines)
  • INTENSITY: This assortment will let you explore the rich tastes of the following Nespresso Capsules: Kazaar (Intensity 12), Dharkan(Intensity 11), Ristretto (Intensity 10) & Roma (Intensity 8)

Nespresso Capsules OriginalLine,Ispirazione Best Seller Variety Pack, Medium & Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 50 Count Espresso Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35oz
12,666 Reviews
Nespresso Capsules OriginalLine,Ispirazione Best Seller Variety Pack, Medium & Dark Roast Espresso Coffee, 50 Count Espresso Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35oz
  • NEW LOOK, NEW NAME, SAME GREAT TASTE: This Nespresso OriginalLine espresso coffee pod pack contains best-selling Nespresso capsules (10 each) Capriccio, Ispirazione Roma, Ispirazione Genova Livanto, Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio, Ispirazione Ristretto
  • INTENSITY: Explore the rich tastes of the following Nespresso Capsules Capriccio (Intensity 5), Ispirazione Roma (Intensity 8), Ispirazione Genova Livanto (Intensity 6), Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio (Intensity 9), Ispirazione Ristretto (Intensity 10)
  • ESPRESSO BREWS 1.35 OZ: These Nespresso OriginalLine pods are part of the flavored range that will provide you with a 1.35 oz serving of a delicious coffee beverage
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment
  • ORIGINALLINE ONLY: Nespresso Original Line offers a full range of espresso coffee. From a milder fruity espresso to the short Ristretto. Create recipes with /without milk. (Nespresso OriginalLine capsules are not compatible with VertuoLine machines)

50 Nespresso OriginalLine Lungo Pack Variety: Vivalto Lungo, Fortissio Lungo, Linizio Lungo, Decaffeinato Lungo, Ethiopia, 50 Count - ''NOT compatible with Vertuoline [EU Import]
299 Reviews
50 Nespresso OriginalLine Lungo Pack Variety: Vivalto Lungo, Fortissio Lungo, Linizio Lungo, Decaffeinato Lungo, Ethiopia, 50 Count - ''NOT compatible with Vertuoline [EU Import]
  • NOT Compatible with VERTUOLINE machines
  • Quantity: 50 Capsules (10 Vivalto Lungo, 10 Fortissio Lungo, 10 Linizio Lungo, 10 Decaffeinato Lungo, 10 Ethiopia)
  • Intensity: Vivalto Lungo 4, Fortissio Lungo 8, Linizio Lungo 4, Decaffeinato Lungo 4, Ethiopia 4
  • Size of cup: 3.7 oz

Nespresso OriginalLine Master Origin Variety Pack: Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nicaragua, 50 Capsules - NEW - ''NOT compatible with Vertuoline''
261 Reviews
Nespresso OriginalLine Master Origin Variety Pack: Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nicaragua, 50 Capsules - NEW - ''NOT compatible with Vertuoline''
  • COFFEE ASSORTMENT: A variety of the 5 new Master Origins coffee blends for the Nespresso OriginalLine system.
  • COUNT: 50 capsules per box. 10 Colombia, 10 Ethiopia, 10 India, 10 Indonesia, 10 Nicaragua
  • ROAST LEVEL: Light, medium and dark coffees. Nespresso Intensities 6, 4, 11, 8 and 5 respectively.
  • COFFEE ORIGIN: 100% Arabica coffee from Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Nicaragua. Mix of Arabica & Robusta from India.
  • COMPATIBILITY: These coffee capsules are NOT compatible with the Nespresso VertuoLine machine.

Nespresso Capsules OriginalLine , Flavored Variety Pack, Medium Roast Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35 oz
5,142 Reviews
Nespresso Capsules OriginalLine , Flavored Variety Pack, Medium Roast Coffee, 30 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35 oz
  • NESPRESSO ORIGINALLINE VARIETY PACK ASSORTMENT: This Nespresso coffee assortment offers 30 Nespresso Pods in a variety of flavored coffees for the Nespresso Original Line System.10 Vanilio, 10 Ciocattino, 10 Caramelito
  • INTENSITY: This assortment will let you explore the rich tastes and differing notes of the following Nespresso Capsules:10 Vanilio (Intensity 6), 10 Ciocattino (Intensity 6), 10 Caramelito (Intensity 6)
  • COFFEE BREWS 1.35 OZ : These Nespresso OriginalLine pods are part of the flavored range that will provide you with a 1.35 oz serving of a delicious coffee beverage
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment
  • ORIGINALLINE ONLY: Nespresso Original Line offers a full range of espresso coffee. From a milder fruity espresso to the short Ristretto. Create recipes with /without milk. (Nespresso OriginalLine capsules are not compatible with VertuoLine machines)

Nespresso Capsules OriginalLine, Arpeggio Decaffeinato, Dark Roast Coffee, 50 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35 oz
606 Reviews
Nespresso Capsules OriginalLine, Arpeggio Decaffeinato, Dark Roast Coffee, 50 Count Coffee Pods, Brews 1.35 oz
  • INTENSE & CREAMY: This decaf Nespresso coffee boasts the same strong character, intense body and indulgent cocoa notes as the original Arpeggio Gran Cru
  • INTENSITY 9: This Nespresso coffee blend is made from a selection of the best Arabicas from South and Central Americas that enriches this blend with intense, cocoa-like notes, all in easy to use decaf Nespresso Capsules
  • ARPEGGIO DECAFFEINATO COFFEE BREWS 1.35 OZ: These Nespresso OriginalLine pods are part of the Decaffeinato range that will provide you with a 1.35 oz serving of a decaf coffee beverage
  • WE RECYCLE: Nespresso aluminum capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness - we provide different options for recycling your used aluminum coffee pods to fulfill our collective commitment to protecting the environment
  • ORIGINALLINE ONLY: Nespresso Original Line offers a full range of espresso coffee. From a milder fruity espresso to the short Ristretto. Create recipes with /without milk. (Nespresso OriginalLine capsules are not compatible with VertuoLine machines)

Nespresso original models

There are 5 Nespresso Original coffee machine lines: Lattissima, Creatista, Citiz, Essenza and Pixie. Here’s a quick rundown of all of them:

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Nespresso Lattissima Plus Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Silver
1,003 Reviews
Nespresso Lattissima Plus Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Silver
  • Barista grade: De’Longhi’s patented espresso extraction system creates the ideal flow of water with 19 bars of pressure to deliver quality single serve espresso and coffee drinks every time
  • Smart Coffee Maker: Choose your favorite coffee or espresso drinks (3 milk and 2 coffee options) with a touch of button on the illuminated control panel using Nespresso Original capsules. Used capsule container capacity - 10. Removable water tank - 0.9 Litre
  • Versatile: Single touch easy to clean hot milk system helps you create the perfect single serve cup of coffee or espresso effortlessly; Adjustable sliding drip tray accommodates larger coffee drinks (latte, cappuccino and Italian macchiato)
  • Technology: Thermoblock heating system speeds cold start heating time to seconds and maintains optimal temperature to enjoy multiple single serve coffee drinks instantly. Note coffee comes out very slowly due to flow speed depends on the coffee variety and descale if necessary see descaling section. Quality of milk froth is not up to standard, use skimmed or semi skimmed milk at refrigerator temperature about 4 degree Celsius. Rinse after each milk recipe preparation. Descale the machine
  • Energy: Lattissima Plus has an energy saving adjustable auto off timer to help reduce electricity consumption. Water container capacity : 30 Ounce

Breville-Nespresso USA BNE800BSSUSC Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Espresso Machine, 1, Stainless Steel
1,016 Reviews
Breville-Nespresso USA BNE800BSSUSC Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Espresso Machine, 1, Stainless Steel
  • Single serve coffee & espresso machine: the Nespresso Creatista plus offers freshly brewed coffee as well as delicious authentic espresso; The Creatista plus can turn into your personal latte maker with the attached milk frother, allowing you to create top quality latte art in your kitchen; Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee drinks
  • Barista grade: brew different single serve coffee and espresso beverage options at the touch of a button depending on your coffee needs; Ristretto (0.5 ounce), espresso (1.35 ounce), lungo (5 ounce); The Creatista allows you to take a step further and create more complex coffee drinks such as flat whites, cappuccinos, lattes, and macchiato; There are settings that allow you to adjust coffee volume, milk temperature and mixture with a fast 3 second heat up time
  • Smart coffee and espresso maker: Brew a perfect single serve coffee or espresso cup time after time with an easy TFT LCD display that assists you on all preparation, setting and maintenance aspects thanks to a high resolution display. Power: 1500 watts
  • Integrated milk frother: Automatic built in milk frother with 8 texture levels and 11 different milk temperature settings (11 settings, 55 76°c / 133 169°f) helps you create your favorite single serve coffee and espresso beverages; Complimentary gift: Each machine includes a Nespresso original capsule welcome kit with a range of 16 capsules with unique aroma profiles
  • Features and Warranty: Nespresso Creatista plus includes a 1.5 liter removable water tank, an auto purge steam wand, 19 bars of pressure, a fast automatic cleaning process, a stainless milk jug and a 2 year Warranty; heats up in less than 3 seconds with an automatic off mode after 9 minutes

Nespresso CitiZ Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
859 Reviews
Nespresso CitiZ Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
  • High performance: The 19 bar pump system offers barista-style single-serve Coffee or Espresso every time, perfectly extracting the delicate flavor of each Nespresso original coffee capsule.
  • Speed and energy saving: The fast heat-up system reaches the ideal temperature in just 25 seconds. The automatic energy saving function switches the machine off after 9 minutes of inactivity and can be extended from 9 to 30 minutes.
  • Versatility: Adjustable cup size with two programmable Espresso (1.35 ounce) and Lungo (5 ounce) buttons, making CitiZ a great Coffee maker for all your single-serve Coffee needs. Removable Nespresso capsule container, drip tray and water tank (34 ounce) for quick and simple cleaning. Pour over ice to create your favorite iced Coffee drinks.
  • Design: CitiZ's look continues to please both Nespresso drinkers and design lovers, adding a touch of elegance to Coffee rituals.
  • Complimentary gift: Each machine includes a Nespresso original capsule welcome kit with a range of capsules with unique aroma profiles.

– Breville-Nespresso USA BEC220BLK1AUC1 Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine with Complimentary Capsules, Piano Black
1,868 Reviews
– Breville-Nespresso USA BEC220BLK1AUC1 Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine with Complimentary Capsules, Piano Black
  • SIZE: Discover the newest and smallest ever single serve espresso maker from Nespresso by Breville, without compromising on exceptional coffee and espresso moments. This compact espresso machine is effortlessly portable and features a sleek design and modern smooth lines, allowing it to fit into anywhere saving valuable counterspace
  • PERFORMANCE: Create a barista-style coffee or espresso drinks every time, thanks to our one-touch operation and extraction system which delivers up to 19 bars of pressure
  • EFFICIENT COFFEE MACHINE: In just one touch, the water reaches the ideal serving temperature in 25 seconds and an energy saving mode automatically switches off the machine after 9 minutes
  • VERSATILITY: Adjustable cup size with two programmable Espresso (1.35 oz) and Lungo (5 oz) buttons making Essenza Mini a great coffee maker for all you single serve coffee needs. Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee drinks
  • COMPLIMENTARY GIFT: Each machine includes a Nespresso Original welcome kit with a range of 16 capsules with unique aroma profiles

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Breville-Nespresso USA BEC420TTN1AUC1 Pixie Espresso Machine, Titan
341 Reviews
Breville-Nespresso USA BEC420TTN1AUC1 Pixie Espresso Machine, Titan
  • POWERFUL: Nespresso Pixie espresso maker has a 19 bar high-pressure pump that allows for a barista-style result, unlocking the delicate flavor of each coffee capsule.
  • EFFICIENT AND ENERGY SAVING ESPRESSO MAKER: System heats-up to ideal temperature in just 25 seconds and automatically turns off after 9 minutes, consuming less energy.
  • EASE OF USE: The Pixie is a programmable espresso maker with two one-touch buttons to create your favorite coffee and espresso recipes into the desired size; Espresso (2.7 oz), or Lungo (5 oz). Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee drinks.
  • SMART ESPRESSO MAKER: The red blacklights light up to let you know when the 24 oz. water tank needs to be refilled. The folding drip tray accommodates larger single serve cups and recipes such as lattes or cappuccinos. The Pixie is also easy to clean, the spent capsules are neatly ejected into an internal receptacle.
  • COMPLIMENTARY GIFT: Each machine includes a Nespresso Original welcome kit with a range of 14 capsules with unique aroma profiles.

FAQ

Are there nespresso vertuoline compatible capsules?

Currently no, Nespresso has a patent until 2030. But we usually find third-party pods to be of lesser quality, so we recommend you go with the real deal.

Can nespresso vertuo use original pods?

No, the capsules are different in size making them incompatible with the other line. Plus the Vertuoline pods have a barcode for specific water quantity, temperature, volume, etc, while the Original pods are standard in nature.

What is nespresso vertuo?

Vertualine is a newer offering by Nespresso. The main difference is that the machines offer both espresso and regular coffee. The Nespresso exclusive pods have a barcode for specific water quantity, temperature, volume, etc, which allow them to offer specific and different types of coffee.

How much are Nespresso Vertuo pods?

Typically, the Vertuoline pods are between $0.90 and $1.25 while the Original capsules are between are $0.70 and $0.85

Vertuoline VS Original Comparison Chart

Our favorite model
Nespresso Original
Nespresso Vertuoline
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Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker by Breville with Aeroccino, Black and BEST SELLING VERTUOLINE COFFEES INCLUDED
Reviews
Brews Long Coffee
Average capsule cost
$0.70-$0.85
$0.90-$1.25
Brew technology
Pump-based and pressure-driven
Centrifugal extraction method
Crema quality
Satisfying
Better
Our favorite model
Nespresso Original
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Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
Reviews
Brews Long Coffee
Average capsule cost
$0.70-$0.85
Brew technology
Pump-based and pressure-driven
Crema quality
Satisfying
Our favorite model
Nespresso Vertuoline
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Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker by Breville with Aeroccino, Black and BEST SELLING VERTUOLINE COFFEES INCLUDED
Reviews
Brews Long Coffee
Average capsule cost
$0.90-$1.25
Brew technology
Centrifugal extraction method
Crema quality
Better

Now, let’s go down the rabbit hole…

For everyone who prefers instant coffee over an espresso brewed from, say, a Jura machine, a Nespresso coffee maker is a viable option.

Luckily, we have options like Nespresso on the market and this manufacturer knows good coffee. Namely, two of their best lines are the Original line and the VertouLine Nespresso machines. The general knowledge about the OriginalLine is that they brew espresso tremendously well. On the other hand, the main thing which differentiates OriginalLine from VertuoLine is the fact that the latter can brew both regular coffee and espresso. However, this is not the only difference between these two machines.

This is why we had to write a comparison review of the Nespresso VertuoLine vs Original, to help you find out which one you need. After all, we all have different preferences and it is important for you to get the right cup of coffee to start your day with. So, keep on reading to find out which of these two monster coffee machines is the right choice for you.

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Main differences between the Nespresso VertuoLine and OriginalLine

As we said before, besides offering espresso or both coffee and espresso, there are other things you should have in mind before you make the ultimate purchase. You already know that the OriginalLine brews only espresso while the VertuoLine brews both espresso and coffee. Although this is the main difference, there are other things you should consider as well. For example, you should know that both of these machines require different capsules. This would mean that you should get informed about the capsule experience and utilization too. After all, you are buying one so that you can use it for years to come.

In order to be as satisfied as you can, you should also know that the capsules can change the whole game when it comes to these coffee brewers. However, there are other differences too. Although money is probably not the most important subject here, we have to mention that they have different costs and numerous different features. Additionally, they have a different effect on the health of the coffee drinker as well as the environment. So, we feel like we need to have a more in-depth discussion about all of these things. After knowing the most important features of these coffee machines, you will be able to make the best choice. And this choice will be the one you won’t regret.

Differences in features and price

The people who drink nothing but espresso will want to get the best out of their coffee machine. This is where both these machines have a strong side. However, thinking in the long run, the VertuoLine does have a slight disadvantage for espresso on this subject. The truth is, the cup of espresso turns out to be more expensive than the one with the OriginalLine. However, the quality of the espresso is beyond satisfactory in both coffee machines. They both offer a very rich-tasting, authentic Italian coffee. As we said, these coffee machines are both of very high-quality and this makes them durable too.

This also means that you will be able to use these brewers for a very long time. More importantly, even if you do use them for years to come, the quality of the coffee will not decrease.

However, to get back on the subject, we have to talk some more about the capsules. To put it another way, the people in tech will get our point that the VertuoLine is what they would call a closed system. In terms of laypeople, the VertuoLine requires only VertuoLine capsules bought from Nespresso. No alternatives, no nothing. So, if you don’t have where to buy the capsules, we strongly recommend leaning the other way. After all, not having this into consideration can be quite disappointing for you. Imagine buying a coffee machine you can’t get coffee from.

Nespresso Capsules- VertuoLine & OriginalLine

The most important thing you should know about the capsules is that you can only get the VertuoLine capsules from Nespresso and no one else. However, the OriginalLine capsules can be bought from thousands of vendors, including Nespresso, worldwide. So, if you live in a country that hasn’t commercialized Nespresso, Original is the best choice for you.

Performance

When it comes to this subject, there are certain things we must mention. Most importantly, the quality and taste of the coffee are not things you will be disappointed by. We all know that Nespresso is a very valued brand worldwide. The reason for this is, of course, the fact that they offer amazing coffee makers. These coffee makers are convenient, user-friendly and more importantly – very durable.

So, talking about these two specific coffee makers, we can’t say one is inherently better than the other. They are both great and won’t disappoint you. They work fast and still, they manage to bring a rich taste for the pickiest coffee-lovers.

However, we promised we will talk about health and there are things you should know about these coffee makers. Namely, the VertuoLine capsules aren’t organic. Additionally, they aren’t certified for not being GMO either. So, considering that you don’t have an option to choose other capsules to use with the VertuoLine, you should have this in mind too. However, with the OriginalLine you can use a lot of types which are organic and produced specifically for the Nespresso machine.

Our favorite model
Nespresso Original
Nespresso Vertuoline
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Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker by Breville with Aeroccino, Black and BEST SELLING VERTUOLINE COFFEES INCLUDED
Reviews
Brews Long Coffee
Average capsule cost
$0.70-$0.85
$0.90-$1.25
Brew technology
Pump-based and pressure-driven
Centrifugal extraction method
Crema quality
Satisfying
Better
Our favorite model
Nespresso Original
Picture
Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
Reviews
Brews Long Coffee
Average capsule cost
$0.70-$0.85
Brew technology
Pump-based and pressure-driven
Crema quality
Satisfying
Our favorite model
Nespresso Vertuoline
Picture
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker by Breville with Aeroccino, Black and BEST SELLING VERTUOLINE COFFEES INCLUDED
Reviews
Brews Long Coffee
Average capsule cost
$0.90-$1.25
Brew technology
Centrifugal extraction method
Crema quality
Better

Conclusion

Both of these coffee-makers are amazing in their own way. However, while the VertuoLine offers excellent performance, consider that the OriginalLine may be more convenient, with a lot more options to choose from. All in all, the final decision is yours, so check out their prices and see which machines suits your needs best.