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You’ve decided you want a single-serve coffee maker, but you’re torn between two systems: Nespresso or Dolce Gusto? Which of these coffee makers should you buy?

In this post, we’ll highlight the features of each system to help you understand which of them is the right choice for you personally.

Nespresso Espresso Maker:

Nespresso Citiz C111 Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother

  • Nespresso has two lines of  machines: Nespresso OriginalLine and Nespresso VertuoLine.
  • Nespresso OriginalLine makes espresso drinks: Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato and pretty much any specialty coffee drink. Only Nespresso OriginalLine capsules and Nespresso compatible brands work with these machines. OriginalLine machines are: Inissia, Pixie, CitiZ, Lattissima and Prodigio.
  • Nespresso VertuoLine is designed to brew espresso as well as coffee. So you can make espresso and espresso-based drinks as well as coffee. Only VertuoLine capsules are compatible with these machines, and they are different to OriginalLine capsules. Machines in this line are VertuoLine, Evoluo and Evoluo Deluxe.

Using Nespresso Capsules To Make Your Coffee Drink:

De'Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine

  • Using a Nespresso machine is as easy as pushing a button. Simply insert  your capsule and push the button to brew your selected size.
  • Nespresso Capsules only contain pure coffee ground in them. No powdered milk, sugar or flavors.
  • If you want to create a milk-based drink like a Cappuccino, you can use a milk frother to heat and froth the milk. You can use your favorite kind of milk.
  • Depending on the Nespresso model you choose, some are bundled with a Nespresso Aeroccino and some have a built-in frother. Or you can always buy your own frother.
  • Nespresso’s capsules are made of aluminum and are recyclable.
  • Whether you choose an OrignalLine or VertuoLine machine, there’s a range of capsules to choose from (intensity and blends).
  • For OriginalLine machines, there are capsules from other brands. There are also some aftermarket refillable pods available so you can brew your own coffee ground.
  • Each Nespresso sleeve includes 10 capsules.


What Drinks To Make Using Nespresso:

Nespresso Cappuccino Set

  • You can make pretty much any type of coffee drink, including cappuccino, latte, macchiato, flavored lattes (you’ll have to buy the syrup separately). Nespresso does NOT make hot chocolate or tea drinks. So, it’s strictly coffee.
  • You can also make cold coffee drinks by creating cold froth, which is an option in Aeroccino and some other electric frothers. However, Nespresso only brews hot coffee.

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Dolce Gusto Coffee System:

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  • Dolce Gusto has a range of coffee systems. For the most part, they all work the same way. The differences between them are in the size, capacity and design, but all make the same drinks.
  • These machines use Nescafe Dolce Gusto capsules exclusively.
  • You can make a variety of coffee drinks using a Dolce Gusto machine, that includes coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte, flavored coffee drinks. You can also make hot chocolate and tea drinks, as well as iced drinks.



Making Your Favorite Drinks Using Dolce Gusto Capsules:

Dolce Gusto Pods

  • If you’re making coffee or espresso (no-milk drink), then all you have to do is insert your capsule in its place, adjust water volume and hit the brew button.
  • For milk based drinks, Dolce Gusto capsule packs include two type of capsules: one is the coffee capsule and the second is the milk capsule. To brew your drink, you’ll have to brew your coffee capsule first, remove it, then brew the milk capsule.
  • None of Dolce Gusto’s machines include a milk frother. Of course, you have the choice to buy a frother from any brand, but for the most part, Dolce Gusto’s coffee drinks are made with the included powdered milk capsules.
  • Amount of capsules in each box range from 8 to 16 depending on the drink.

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Which System Is Best To Buy?

First thing to note is, we won’t comment on the taste here, as taste is a very subjective thing.

What we can comment on is freshness of the coffee. Let’s take making a Cappuccino as an example:

  • When making a Cappuccino using Nespresso, you’ll use an espresso capsule with your choice of fresh milk that you froth right before you drink.
  • Making a Cappuccino using Dolce Gusto, you’ll be using an espresso capsule and a milk capsule. This powdered milk capsule effects the taste of the drink. The milk capsule can also include sugar and artificial or natural flavors in it, if that’s something that might be of interest to you, check the ingredients before buying.

Second thing to note is, ease of use:

  • When using a Nespresso, there’s less steps to making a drink. You brew a shot of espresso or coffee with a touch of a button. Capsules are automatically ejected into a used capsule drawer, so it’s mess-free too.
  • With Dolce Gusto, there are more steps to making a drink. If you’re making black coffee or espresso, it’s a straight forward process. But if you’re making a specialty coffee drink, it’s a multiple step process:
    • Insert the milk capsule, adjust the bars to dispense the required amount of water then brew. Manually remove the capsule.
    • Insert the coffee capsule, adjust the bars, then brew.
    • There’s no drawer to collect used capsules, although some Dolce Gusto models include a bin for used capsule, but you still have to take out the capsule out of the machine manually.

Conclusion:

We prefer Nespresso over Dolce Gusto for its ease of use, mess-free process and the freshness of its coffee. The capsules for Nespresso are slightly more expensive, but you certainly get what you pay for.

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The Nespresso Creatista Plus is an impressive piece of design that combines the luxury and convenience of Nespresso’s system with the brilliance of Breville’s design.

Nespresso has always been known to create espresso makers that make you your favorite coffee beverages with a touch of a button.  And Breville is well-know for its top of the line, Barista level espresso makers (like Barista Express and Breville Oracle Dual Boiler ) which give you full control over the creation of your drink. This is the one thing you couldn’t do with a Nespresso machine, as it’s a fully automatic espresso maker, you couldn’t control the temperature of the milk or the espresso, and since it used an electric milk frother, the milk foam wasn’t texturized, so you couldn’t do art latte like you would with texturized steamed milk.

All of this has changed with the Creatista Plus, it is the first truly Barista-style espresso maker by Nespresso that gives you full control over your drink.

Features of the Nespresso Creatista Plus by Breville:

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  • Single-serve espresso maker that uses Nespresso OriginalLine capsules.
  • Fully automatic brewing and milk steaming.
  • Choose from 7 pre-set and re-programmable drinks: Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, Ristretto and Flat White.
  • Choose from 8 different adjustable milk textures for drinks like Cappuccino, Latte or Flat White.
  • Choose from 11 adjustable milk temperatures.
  • Milk is steamed and has ‘micro-foam’, which allows you to create latte art.
  • Cool to touch steam wand with auto purge for cleaning.
  • Color display allows you to easily choose and customize your drink with step by step directions.
  • Quick 3-second start-up time
  • Full Stainless steel housing.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso Creatista Plus, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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How Is The Nespresso Creatista Plus Different From Other Nespresso Machines?

The Creatista Plus takes your at-home coffee experience to a new level. It is still as convenient as other Nespresso makers, yet, it allows you to do so much more:

  • Using the colored screen on top of the Creatista, you can choose your drink, milk texture, coffee volume, and choose temperature of the milk. You’re customizing everything in your coffee drink.
  • Place the included stainless steel milk jug under the frothing wand. The Creatista features a temperature sensor for the milk, which is how it knows it reached your desired milk temperature.
  • After the brewing and milk steaming is done, it’s your turn to put together the espresso and milk. Latte art will require some practice on your part, and it will certainly be a fun thing to do!

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What Kind of Capsules Does Nespresso Creatista Plus Use?

Nespresso Capsules

The Creatista Plus is an OriginalLine Nesprsso machine, so it can use any of the OriginalLine Nespresso capsules and Nespresso-compatible capsules. You can check out our best picks for the best Nespresso capsules for Lattes here.

Can I Make Regular Coffee with the Nespresso Creatista?

No, the Nesprseso Creatista doesn’t make a regular cup of coffee. However, you can always make an Americano, which is a shot of Espresso with added hot water to dilute it, and it results in a coffee-like drink. If you want a Nespresso machine that makes coffee, then check out the Nespresso Vertuoline or Evoluo.

Should You Buy the Nespresso Creatista?

The Creatista is one of Nespresso’s high-end espresso machines, it comes with a price tag higher than the average Nespresso makers, which might make you wonder, is it really worth it?

With its premium materials and customization options, the Nespresso Creatista is up there with espresso makers like the Breville Barista Express. It gives you drinks that are as customizable as you’d get from a semi-automatic espresso maker, and the fact that you finally get the option to professionally steam (and just froth up) milk, as well as choose the texture and temperature, and it’s all done automatically for you (no room for error here, your milk will be perfect every time), all of these new features makes it absolutely worth the price.

However, if all of these options aren’t important to you, then you can still enjoy quality coffee drinks using an entry-level Nespresso maker like the Inissia or a mid-range like the CitiZ.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso Creatista Plus, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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When it comes to Nespresso machines and it’s wide range of models, the two models people are torn between are the Pixie and Inissia due to similarities in function but big price difference. So you know for sure you want one of these Nespresso machines, but how do you choose the right one?

Is There a Difference Between The Nespresso Pixie and Inissia?

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Let’s look at the features of the Pixie and Inissia:

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FeatureEasy insertion and ejection of capsules; For use with Nespresso coffee capsules only
Compact brewing unit technology; Fast preheating time: 25 seconds; 19 Bar high pressure pump
2 Programmable buttons for Espresso and lungo preparation
Removable 24 ounce water tank; Folding cup tray accommodates tall recipe glasses; Used capsule container holds 9-11 used capsules
Energy efficient; A Class energy rating; Automatic power off after 9 minutes of inactivity
Programmable buttons for espresso and lungo, folding drip tray for larger cups and recipes, brew ready in 25-30 seconds
Backlight indicators, water level detection, auto power-off, used capsule container, convenient power cord storage
12.83-Inch length by 4.33-Inch width by 9-1/4-Inch height
24-Ounce water tank
TitleNespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, BlackNespresso Pixie Espresso Maker, Electric Titan
Height9 inch9.25 inch
Weight5.3 pound9 pound
Width4.7 inch4.33 inch
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  • Both Nespresso makers are compact in size: Pixie is (W x D x H) 4.4 x 12.8 x 9.3 in  and Inissia is 4.7 x 12.6 x 9 inches.
  • Both have quick start up time of 25 seconds.
  • Both have 24 oz water tank capacity.
  • The pump pressure on both machines is 19 bars.
  • Both have reprogrammable Espresso and Lungo buttons.

So far, both the Pixie and Inissia are identical. So, what could possibly make you want pay more for the Pixie?

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  • The Nespresso Pixie is built with such premium design and quality that is reflected in its price.
  • It has a metal exterior, unlike the Inissia which is built of plastic. It has aluminum side plates and a sleek steel handle.
  • The Pixie is equipped with LED lighting in the used capsule drawer. This lighting isn’t only decorative, although it makes the machine look gorgeous sitting on your countertop especially in the dark, it also serves as indicator for low water level. The light flashes in red when the water tank is almost empty, otherwise, it lights up in blue/gray.
  • Pixie more energy efficient with A-40% Energy consumption class.

Click here to learn more about Nespresso Pixie, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Is It Worth It To Pay More For the Nespresso Pixie?

This is ultimately up to you. It’s important to note that whether you choose Nesprsso Pixie or Inissia, you will be getting the same coffee quality, and that’s the best part. However, you should decide if it’s up to you to get a better design and more premium build quality, as that’s exactly what you’ll be paying for.

Learn more about Nespresso Pixie here:

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Nespresso machines are still popular as ever, and we see many of your questions floating around. Our job here is to answer these questions for you to help you decide if Nespresso is the right machine for you.

We’ve already covered many aspects of Nespresso machines here on our website. That includes comparisons, questions about coffee capsules, accessories and more. And in this post, we’ll answer a new set of questions.

What Coffee Drinks Can I Make with My Nespresso Machines?

Nespresso Cappuccino Set

Nespresso is a single-server espresso maker, so you can make espresso as well as ever coffee drink that has espresso as its base. That includes: Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, Iced coffee drinks and more. Since these drinks have frothed milk as an ingredient, you’ll want a milk frother. You can get this bundled with your Nespresso machine, or you can get a Nespresso with a built-in frother, and lastly, you can get a frother from any brand you like. The choice is yours here!

What Is Lungo and What Is Ristretto on the Nespresso Machine?

All Nespresso machines have two sizes in them: Espresso and Lungo (and some have Ristretto). What is Lungo, you ask? It’s like Espresso, but it brews longer, so it is lighter than an espresso as it has more water. Ristretto on the other hand is the same volume as Espresso but it’s made with less water, so it’s stronger than Espresso.

How Do I Make a Cappuccino Using a Nespresso Machine?

It’s super simple. First, brew one shot of espresso using your favorite Nespresso capsule. Then, froth your milk using the frother with a simple push of a button, and after its done heating and frothing, add it to your shot. It’s important to know what makes a great Cappuccino and that is: 1/3 espresso (one capsule/shot), 1/3 milk and 1/3 foam. Here’s a video of how it’s done:

Note: if you want the layered coffee look you see in the video, then first add the frothy milk then brew the capsule on top of the froth.

Alternatively, if you have a Nespresso with a built-in frother, then you can simply press the Cappuccino button and the machine will do everything for you. See how the Nespresso Lattissima Pro works for example:

Does The Nespresso Machine Make Regular Coffee?

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For a long time, Nespresso was made for espresso only and espresso based drinks. Now, Nespresso has the Vertuoline machines which are able to make regular coffee. Click here to check out the Vertuoline and Vertuoline Evoluo machines.

Can You Buy Hot Chocolate Capsules For Nespresso Machines?

No, unfortunately, that’s not an option. However, here’s a quick tip: you can heat and froth milk using Nespresso frother then add your chocolate to make the hot chocolate.

Can I Use Dolce Gusto Pods in Nespresso Machine?

No, that’s not possible. Nespresso can only use its own pods and vice versa.

Can I Refill Nespresso Capsules?

Sealpod Nespresso Refillable Pods

If you’re talking about the official Nespresso Capsules, then no, these are for single use and cannot be refilled. However, you have the option to buy an unofficial refillable capsule that you can use your own coffee ground with.

Which Nespresso Machine Can Make Lattes?

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Basically all of them. To make a latte, you’ll need a milk frother, so make sure you get your Nespresso bundled with a frother or get a Nespresso with a built-in frother. Here are our recommendations for the best Nespresso for Cappuccino and Latte. You should also find our guide for the best Nespresso capsules for Lattes useful, too.

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Nespresso Inissia Machine

Ever since its release, the Nespresso Inissia has become one of the most popular Nespresso models. It’s understandable as the Inissia is Nespresso’s entry-level machine with an affordable price and a great design.

If you’re reading this post, then chances are you’ve already settled on buying a Nespresso Inissia and was wondering about its model variation, which is what we’ll explain in this post.

Is There a Difference Between the Inissia C40 vs D40?

You probably noticed that some Nespresso Inissia machines have the model name C40 and others have D40. To be specific, here are the exact model numbers and colors (cited from Amazon):

  • Black: D40-US-BK-NE
  • Pacific Blue: D40-US-PB-NE
  • Red: C40-US-RE-NE
  • Silver: D40-US-SI-NE
  • Titan: C40-US-TI-NE
  • White: C40-US-WH-NE

So, why do some have C40 and others have D40 in the model number?

Nespresso Inissia C40 vs D40

There is no real difference between the C40 and D40 models other than the colors and some aesthetic features. As you see in the photo above, the D40 models feature a differently shaped spout and drip tray/capsule drawer than the C40. The colors: Red, Titan and White are C40 models, while the Silver, Blue and Black are D40.

Other than that, all Inissia models work exactly the same way and produce the same delicious coffee.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso Inissia, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Nespresso Inissia Machine

The Inissia is a favorite among Nespresso lovers. It’s been a popular choice lately due to its affordable price and great features. However, with the rise of other Nespresso machines like the VertuoLine, there’s been some confusion over which coffee capsules can be used with the Inissia.

Click here to read our review of the Nespresso Inissia and learn how it compares to other Nespresso machines.

Which Coffee Pods To Use with the Nespresso Inissia:

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  • The Inissia is one of Nespresso’s OriginalLine machines, which means it uses the original Nespresso capsules (pictured above).
  • You can also use Nespresso compatible capsules like Gourmesso or other brands.
  • Another option is to use a refillable Nespresso pods. Those are NOT officially licensed, so use them at your own risk.

Where To Buy Nespresso Capsules: 

Capsules are widely available online or in-store. You can buy your capsules locally by visiting your nearest Nespresso boutique (visit Nespresso.com for locations), or you can buy them from Nespresso’s online store.

You can also buy your Nespresso capsules and Nespresso-compatible capsules on Amazon, here are our buying guides to help you out:

Can You Use Dolce Gusto Pods in Nespresso Inissia? 

Dolce Gusto Pods

No, you can’t. While, at a glance, the shape of the Dolce Gusto pods are kind of similar to Nespresso’s, there are not the same at all. Nespresso’s capsules have a different design, are made of recyclable aluminum. The Dolce Gusto pods are a little bigger and are made of plastic.

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Nespresso Prodigio & Milk Frother

Nespresso has added yet another innovation to its lineup of single-serve espresso makers. Just like Nespresso brought us VertuoLine and VertuoLine Evoluo, which are the first Nespresso espresso makers that brew BOTH espresso and coffee!

So, what else can Nespresso bring us? Well, this time it’s an espresso maker only, but it’s powered by a high-end technology that adds to convenience and luxury Nespresso has to offer.

What Is Nespresso Prodigio?

Prodigio is a smart, Bluetooth-enabled espresso maker by Nespresso. It works just like any other OriginalLine Nespresso machine, it brews espresso using Nespresso capsules in the same way we know and love. But an added feature is the wireless Bluetooth connectivity, it connects to your smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android) and allows you to wirelessly brew a cup of ristretto, espresso or lungo without getting up. You can even schedule your brewing, manage your capsule stock, or check on your machine clean-up and maintenance all via a smart app.

Features of the Nespresso Prodigio:

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  • 19-bar single-serve espresso maker.
  • The first Bluetooth connected espresso maker by Nespresso.
  • Use the smart app to brew coffee immediately, schedule future automatic brews, capsule stock and more.
  • Uses Nespresso OriginalLine capsules.
  • Three programmable volume settings: Ristretto, Espresso and Lungo
  • Fast heat up time, 25 seconds.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 27 oz.
  • Rotating water tank makes it more adaptable to your space
  • Automatic used capsule ejection.
  • Used Capsule drawer capacity: up to 14.
  • Dimensions: 10.1″ x 4.7″ x 14.7″
  • Made in Hungary.

Click here to learn more about Nespresso Prodigio, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Available Models:

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TitleNespresso Prodigio & Milk Frother Titan Espresso Maker with Smartphone App ConnectivityNespresso Prodigio Silver Espresso Maker with Smartphone App Connectivity
FeatureThe first connected Nespresso machine. Your phone can now make the perfect cup of coffee
Brew delicious coffee without even leaving your chair
Nespresso 19 bar pressure system - Fast heat-up: 25 seconds, Rotating water tank
Compatible with Nespresso's amazing coffee pods
Smartphone APP Connectivity - Set time to automatically brew, Capsule stock management, Set time to automatically brew, Descaling, low water and maintenance alerts
Silver and black brewer
Smart phone connectivity application
Set automatic brew time via App and more
25 second heat-up & 19 bars of pressure
Rich, silky crema forms naturally with each cup brewed
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The Nespresso Prodigio is available in two models, Prodigio which is the standalone espresso maker and the Prodigio Milk, which has a built in Aeroccino milk frother.

Each model is available in 2 colors: Silver or Titan (Grey).

Watch How It Works:

This last video is not in English, but it should give you a clear idea of how the app and smart connectivity works.

Common Questions:

Nespresso Prodigio vs. Vertuoline, What’s The Difference?

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TitleNespresso A+GCC1-US-BK-NE VertuoLine Evoluo Deluxe Coffee & Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, BlackNespresso Prodigio & Milk Frother Titan Espresso Maker with Smartphone App Connectivity
FeatureIncludes Aeroccino Plus milk frother: rapid one touch preparation of hot or cold milk froth. Items sold separately valued at $348
New revolutionary Centrifusion technology to gently brew both Coffee and Espresso with one touch of a button
Capsule recognition and code reading technology for blend-specific parametric brewing. Two capsule sizes, large for Coffee and small for Espresso
Easy insertion and ejection of capsules. For use with Nespresso VertuoLine capsules only. Not compatible with Nespresso Original Line capsules
Removable used capsule container holds 17 used capsules. Automatic off mode after 9 minutes of inactivity. Removable 54 oz. water tank
The first connected Nespresso machine. Your phone can now make the perfect cup of coffee
Brew delicious coffee without even leaving your chair
Nespresso 19 bar pressure system - Fast heat-up: 25 seconds, Rotating water tank
Compatible with Nespresso's amazing coffee pods
Smartphone APP Connectivity - Set time to automatically brew, Capsule stock management, Set time to automatically brew, Descaling, low water and maintenance alerts
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Apart from the fact that Prodigio is Nespresso’s first Bluetooth connected espresso maker, it’s also an OriginalLine machine, which means it uses the smaller espresso capsules by Nespresso (as well as Nespresso compatible brands). Vertuoline uses its own designed capsules to brew espresso and coffee, while Prodigio only brews espresso and espresso based drinks.

Nespresso Prodigio vs. Pixie, What’s The Difference?

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TitleNespresso Pixie Espresso Maker With Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, Electric TitanNespresso Prodigio & Milk Frother Titan Espresso Maker with Smartphone App Connectivity
FeatureProgrammable buttons for espresso and lungo, folding drip tray for larger cups and recipes, brew ready in 25-30 second
Backlight indicators, water level detection, auto power-off, used capsule container, convenient power cord storage
12.83-inch length by 4.33-inch width by 9-1/4-inch height
24-Ounce water tank
Aeroccino plus. hot and cold milk froth for cappuccinos,hot milk for lattes. hot milk froth in 70 seconds. cold milk froth in 60 seconds.
The first connected Nespresso machine. Your phone can now make the perfect cup of coffee
Brew delicious coffee without even leaving your chair
Nespresso 19 bar pressure system - Fast heat-up: 25 seconds, Rotating water tank
Compatible with Nespresso's amazing coffee pods
Smartphone APP Connectivity - Set time to automatically brew, Capsule stock management, Set time to automatically brew, Descaling, low water and maintenance alerts
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  • Prodigio and Pixie both are OriginalLine, so they will use the same capsules.
  • Prodigio is the only Bluetooth connected Nespresso machine.
  • Pixie has a 24 oz water tank while Prodigio has a 27 oz water tank.
  • The water tank of Prodigio is rotating, which means it’s more adaptable to your counter-space.
  • Pixie’s body is equipped with LED backlight which is on always or works as an indicator for an empty water tank or full used capsule drawer (flashing).
  • Pixie isn’t available with an integrated Aeroccino milk frother, but a frother can be purchased bundled with the machine.

Click here to learn more about Nespresso Pixie and how it’s different from other Nespresso machines.

Do I Have To Use the Smart App To Brew Coffee On the Nespresso Prodigio?

No, definitely not. It’s only an added feature for your convenience. The Prodigio can be used like any other Nespresso machine or through the app, the Bluetooth connectivity isn’t required.

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Before you learn the difference between the Nespresso Evoluo models, click here to learn about the features of the Evoluo espresso maker.

Nespresso Evoluo vs. Evoluo Deluxe, What’s the Difference Between Them?
Nespresso A+GCC1-US-BK-NE VertuoLine Evoluo Deluxe Coffee & Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother

When it comes to the Evoluo and Evoluo Delxue, the difference is only in the capacity. That is the capacity of the water reservoir and the capacity of the used capsule drawer:

  • The Evoluo Delxue has a water reservoir capacity of 54 ounce and a drawer that holds up to 17 used capsules.
  • While the Evoluo has a water reservoir of 40 ounce and a drawer that holds up to 13 used capsules.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso Evoluo Deluxe, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Is It True That the Nespresso Evoluo Hotter Than the VertuoLine?

Yes, that is certainly true. Some of Nespresso customers have complained that the Vertuoline wasn’t hot enough to their taste, so they fixed this issue in this new addition to the VertuoLine collection. You can watch this video of a customer doing a temperature test on the Evoluo to confirm this…. (Temperature testing starts at minute 20 of the video)

Who Should Buy the Nespresso Evoluo and Evoluo Deluxe?

Nespresso GCC1-US-RE-NE VertuoLine Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Maker

With the Evoluo, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious coffee and espresso drinks with a push of a button. Whether to get the Evoluo or Evoluo Deluxe mostly depends on how many people will be using the machine.

  • We predict that the Evoluo is prefectly sized for one to two people usage. You’ll be able to brew at least 5 cup of coffee or around 10 shots of espresso (using default sizes) before the need to refill the water reservoir.
  • The Evoluo Deluxe is certainly better suited for a larger family or an office where you can brew more cups on a daily basis without the need for constant refilling of the water reservoir.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso Evoluo, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Want to learn the difference between Nespresso Evoluo and VertuoLine? Click here.

Best Nespresso Evoluo Deluxe Bundle:

Nespresso Evoluo Deluxe With Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, Set of Espresso Cups and Descaling Solution:

Nespresso Deluxe Coffee Maker (Black) w_ Aeroccino + Frother & Accessory Bundle

This great bundle includes:

  • The Nespresso Evoluo Delxue.
  • a Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Milk frother for creating delicious coffee drinks like Cappuccino or Latte.
  • a set of 6 espresso cups and saucers with rack.
  • Descaling solution to help you clean the machine when needed.

Click here to learn more about the Nespresso Evoluo Deluxe bundle, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Recommended Accessories:

NIFTY 6145 Nespresso Vertuoline Capsule Drawer

VertuoLine Capsule Holder and Organizer – Click here to see our recommended holders.

Nespresso Espresso Glass Set

Nespresso Espresso Cup Set – a set of 2 espresso cups branded with the Nespresso logo, an official Nespresso merchandise.

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Bodum Bodum Canteen 2-Piece Cup With Handle

Bodum double-walled insulated Cappuccino and Latte cups 13.5 oz capacity. Sold in a set of 2.

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We’ve been getting a number of emails asking about Nespresso’s Decaf capsules. So we decide to put all the questions together in this post to help everyone out. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered, feel free to contact us by clicking here.

What Color Are The Nespresso Decaf Capsules?

Nespresso Decaffeinato

 

Right now, Nespresso offers four of its original blends in the form of Decaf. The Arpreggio, Volluto, Vivalto Lungo and Intenso. Each of these blends has a different intensity that ranges from 9 to 4. They’re the same color as the original blends: purple, gold, blue and red. So how do you tell if they’re decaf?… read the next question.

How Can I Tell Which Nespresso Capsule Is Decaf?

Nespresso Decaf

Very simple, you’ll notice there’s a red dot at the bottom where the capsules get punctured. The box of the capsules will have the same red dot and will be labelled Decaffeinato.

How Much Caffeine Do Nespresso’s Decaf Capsules Have?

While decaf coffee is supposed to have no caffeine at all, truth is still has some traces of it. The average Nespresso capsules has about 60mg to 70mg of caffeine in it, while the Decaf has 1mg or less. This very tiny amount has very little to no effect on the body. So you can enjoy your decaf without any worries of caffeine kicking in.

Best Nespresso Decaf Capsules:

The following are the best rated Nespresso Decaf capsules from Nespresso or Nespresso compatible brands.

Nespresso Capsules decaffeinato Mix Vivalto Lungo, Arpeggio, Volluto

Nespresso Decaffeinato Mix includes 30 capsules of Arpeggio, Volluto and Vivalto Lungo.

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Gourmesso Decaf Nespresso Capsules

Gourmesso Nespresso compatible capsules, Colombia Decaf Dolce with an intensity of 3.

Click here to learn more about to buy it.

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Bestpresso Decaffeinato Capsules

Bestpresso Nespresso-Compatible Decaffeinato Capsules. This box contains 20 total capsules of medium intensity certified Italian coffee.

Click here to learn more about to buy it.

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Video Reviews:

Review of the Gourmesso Nespresso-compatible capsules:

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When Nespresso first came with its VertuoLine machine, their first machine that makes both espresso and coffee, loyal Nespresso fans were finally happy they can get all their favorite drinks from one machine. Now, there’s even more to be excited about as Nespresso has just rolled out the second generation of the VertuoLine, Evoluo and Evoluo Delxue.

This post talks about the VertuoLine Evoluo and how it’s different than the first gen VertuoLine. We’ll also talk about the difference between the Evoluo vs. Evoluo Deluxe.

Don’t have time to read? Click here to jump to the sum-up.

Features of the VertuoLine Evoluo:

Nespresso GCC1-US-RE-NE VertuoLine Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Maker

  • Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo brews authentic espresso and coffee with a touch of a button.
  • Uses Centrifusion technology that spins each capsule rapidly to evenly extract the coffee.
  • Equipped with laser technology that reads the bar code on each capsule for automatic adjustment of water level and temperature.
  • Fast pre-heat time of 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Water tank with 40 oz capacity.
  • Used capsule drawer holds up to 13 capsules.
  • Drip tray can be adjusted to 5 positions, allowing it to fit cups of different sizes.
  • Available in three colors: Cherry red, black or grey.
  • Available individually or bundled with Aeroccino electric milk frother.
  • Compatible with Nespresso VertuoLine Capsules only.
  • Your purchase will include a welcome pack that includes one of each capsule available.

Click here to learn more about Nespresso Evoluo, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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What Is The Difference Between Nespresso VertuoLine vs. Evoluo?

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TitleVertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Machine Color: ChromeNespresso GCC1-US-BK-NE VertuoLine Evoluo Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Maker, BlackNespresso GCC1-US-RE-NE VertuoLine Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Maker, Red
FeatureManufacturer: Nespresso
Includes: VertuoLine sampler (8 coffee, 4 espresso)
Material: Plastic, metal
Care: Wipe clean
Dimensions: 11.9" x 8.3" x 11.9"
Centrifusion technology to gently brew both Coffee and Espresso with one touch of a button
Capsule recognition and code reading technology for blend-specific parametric brewing. Two capsule sizes, large for Coffee and small for Espresso
Easy insertion and ejection of capsules. For use with Nespresso VertuoLine capsules only. Not compatible with Nespresso OriginalLine capsules
Fast heat up 15 seconds; Removable 54 oz. water tank; Removable used capsule container holds 17 used capsules
Integrated drip tray and movable cup support accommodates tall recipe glasses. Automatic off mode after 9 minutes of inactivity
Centrifusion technology to gently brew both Coffee and Espresso with one touch of a button
Capsule recognition and code reading technology for blend-specific parametric brewing. Two capsule sizes, large for Coffee and small for Espresso
Easy insertion and ejection of capsules. For use with Nespresso VertuoLine capsules only. Not compatible with Nespresso OriginalLine capsules
Fast heat up 15 seconds Removable 40 oz. water tank Removable used capsule container holds 13-20 used capsules
Integrated drip tray and movable cup support accommodates tall recipe glasses. Automatic off mode after 9 minutes of inactivity
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Like we’ve previously mentioned, the Evoluo is the second generation of VertuoLine machines. It features an updated design that provides a better experience, here are the details:

Brewing Technology:

  • At the core, both the VertuoLine and Evoluo use the same brewing technology to brew espresso and coffee:
  • Centrifusion technology works by spinning the capsule around 7,000 spins per minute. This ensure an even extraction of each capsule and the most flavorful cup of coffee.
  • Automatic capsule recognition means that you’ll get the best tasting cup every time. When you put in a capsule, the machine is programmed to know which capsule you’ve inserted and it automatically adjusts itself to brew it to the correct size and temperature. The only thing you have to do is push a button and leave the rest to your machine.

Temperature:

  • One of the few complaints about the first VertuoLine machine was that the coffee wasn’t hot enough for some people’s tastes. The Evoluo fixes this issue by brewing the coffee at a hotter temperature than the VertuoLine.

The Design:

  • There’s an overall change of design between the VertuoLine and Evoluo.
  • The VertuoLine had a rounded head in polished chrome while the Evoluo sports muted colors.
  • The drip tray on the Evoluo can now be adjusted to 5 different positions while the VertuoLine could be adjusted to only 2 positions. This means the Evoluo can fit more cup sizes.
  • Tank and Capsule drawer capacity remain the same at 40 oz and 13 capsules.

If you need more information about the Nespresso VertuoLine, click here to read our post about it.

Evoluo vs. Evoluo Deluxe, What’s The Difference?

Nespresso A+GCC1-US-BK-NE VertuoLine Evoluo Deluxe Coffee & Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother

Our second comparison is between the Evoluo models: what’s the difference between Evoluo and Evoluo Deluxe?

The difference is only in capacity sizes:

  • The Evoluo has 40 oz water tank capacity and 13 capsules capacity in used capsule drawer.
  • The Evoluo Deluxe has 50 oz capacity and 17 capsules capacity in used capsule drawer.
  • Also, the Evoluo  Deluxe is available as a bundle with Nesprseso Aeroccino Plus.
  • You can read our dedicated comparison post here.

Click here to learn more about Nespresso Evoluo Deluxe, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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To Sum Up…

  • Evoluo and Evoluo Deluxe are the second generation of VertuoLine machine.
  • At the core, they’re the same as VertuoLine but can brew hotter coffee and fit more cup sizes.
  • Evoluo Deluxe has a larger water tank and used capsule drawer, and has the option to be bundled with an Aeroccino milk frother.
  • For buying info, click here.

What To Buy With Your Nespresso Evoluo:

Your new Nespresso Evoluo will come with everything you need to get started, including a pack of each Nespresso VertuoLine capsule so you can sample each blend. But if you like adding some cool accessories to your purchase, here’s our suggestions:

Nespresso VertuoLine Capsule Organizer:

NIFTY 6145 Nespresso Vertuoline Capsule Drawer

With the NIFTY drawer you can organize your VertuoLine pods/capsules neatly and always keep them at hand. This particular design can hold the machine on top of it, but there are a number of designs available, you can see them all here.

Click here to learn more about the NIFTY VertuoLine Pod Organizer, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Bodum Pavina 15-Ounce Double-Wall Thermo Large Glass

These Double wall glasses always make coffee drinks look impressive. The double-wall insulation keeps your coffee hot for a longer time, and because the outer surface is insulated from the inside, you’ll be able to hold the glass comfortably without feeling the heat from the coffee. Available in different sizes from small espresso cups to large latte size. These versatile glasses work just as well for cold drinks.

Click here to learn more about the Bodum Pavina, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Nespresso Vertuoline Flavored Assortment

If you have a sweet tooth and love a flavored cup of coffee, you’ll love this VertuoLine capsules assortment that includes 3 flavors: Vanizio (Vanilla) Caramelizio (Caramel) and Hazelino (Hazelnut). The flavors in these capsules are subtle and not as overwhelming as when adding syrup flavors. So you’ll be able to enjoy the actual taste of coffee with a delicate note of your favorite sweet flavor.

Click here to learn more about the capsules assortment and buy it.

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