What Is The Difference Between Nespresso Creatista vs. Creatista Plus vs. Creatista Uno?
Last Updated: February 2020
We’ve talked about the release of the most versatile single-serve from Nespresso and Breville, the Creatista Plus. This exciting release from two powerhouses in espresso machines offers a lot for the home user, without the hard work and complications that other espresso machines come with.
The Breville Nespresso Creatista PLUS comes packed with a lot of great features:
- Personalized barista-style drinks with a touch of a button.
- Designed to work with Nespresso OriginalLine espresso capsules.
- Select from 8 programmed coffee drinks like espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Flat White and more.
- Adjustable milk temperature.
- Automatic milk frother creates professional coffee-house micro-foam froth that allows you to create latte art.
- Self-cleaning frothing wand.
- Color display screen allows you to easily program and control your Creatista PLUS machine.
What Is The Difference Between the Creatista and Creatista PLUS?
This beautiful Nespresso and Breville collaboration comes in two models: The Creatista and Creatista PLUS. But what’s the difference between these two?
The Creatista PLUS packs more features and customization options that the Creatisa. Also, there’s a small design difference. Let’s talk about this in details…
- The Creatista Plus has a full stainless steel body.
- The Creatista has stainless steel front panel with colored sides.
- Both models have a quick start up time of 3 seconds.
Milk Temperature Settings:
- The Creatista Plus has a great range of 11 milk temperature settings to select from.
- With the Creatista, you can choose from 5 milk temperature settings.
- Creatista Plus offers 8 milk textures.
- Creatista has a selection of 4 milk textures.
- Both models can prepare different coffee drinks automatically: Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Cafe Latte, Flat White, Latte Macchiato.
Nespresso Creatista vs. Creatista Uno, What’s The Difference?
Creatista UNO is another addition to Breville’s and Nespresso’ line of Creatista machines. It is more comparable to the Creatista model than Creatista Plus, so how are they different?
Creatista Uno has the same automatic milk texturing feature that both the Creatista and Creatista Plus have. But there’s one big difference:
- The Uno model does NOT have the colored display to program your settings. Instead, you use buttons. Press the buttons multiple times to program your settings.
- Uno has 3 levels of milk texture and 3 levels of milk temperature.
- It also has 3 programmable buttons for ristretto, espresso and lungo. As for other drinks, although they’re not programmed and available with a push of a button, you can still build you own coffee drinks manually.
It’s a great option if you want to get the same quality of drinks, but for less price. The only thing you’re giving up here is the convenience of the colored display.
Creatista Compared to Lattissima Machines:
Lattissima is a line of Nespresso machines made by DeLonghi. They’ve been the first choice for anyone looking for a Nespresso machine with an integrated milk frother until the Creatista by Breville came along. Now that you have the choice, let’s compare the two kind of Nespresso machines…
Nespresso Creatista Plus vs. Lattissima Pro, What’s The Difference?
The Lattissima Pro is another Nespresso collaboration, but in this case with DeLonghi. The Lattissima Pro has some similarities to the Creatista Plus, but it isn’t nearly as powerful and versatile as the Creatisa.
- The Lattissima Pro has a detachable automatic milk frother. The machine will froth the milk using a whisk, pour it into the cup and brew the coffee, all automatically. The texture of the milk frothed in the Lattissima Pro doesn’t work for latte art.
- The Creatista Plus has automatic frothing wand that uses steam to froth milk. Like a professional espresso machine, this frothing wand (with the help of the sensor at the bottom of the jug) will create the perfect froth with micro-foam, with your selected texture and temperature. Then, you’ll pour the milk into the brewed coffee, and you can even get creative and create latte art.
- In the Latttisima Pro allows you to customize the volume of your coffee in the 6 pre-programmed drink settings.
- Creatista Plus has milk temperature settings, milk froth texture settings and volume customization.
- Lattissima Pro has an LED touchscreen.
- The Creatista Plus has a colored display that can be controlled with a rotating selector.
Nespresso Creatista vs. Lattissima One:
What differentiates the Lattissima One than other Lattissima machines is its single-serve milk frother. Instead of a large capacity milk reservoir, the Lattissima One uses a small container that you fill up every time you use the machine. This eliminates any possible milk waste, and since it’s small in size, it contributes to the machine’s very compact design.
Now when it comes to how it compares to the Creatista, there are two main things:
- You can expect the same espresso result as both use the same Nespresso pods.
- But the milk froth result is totally different.
The milk frother on the Creatista is unlike any of the other Nespresso machines. It gives you precise milk temperature and texture very similar to a professional result.
Other than the frother, there is the customization options and control options (colored display, non-color display or no display). These will depend on which Creatista model you choose to buy.
Nespresso Creatista vs. Lattissima Touch:
The Lattissima Touch is not much different than other Lattissima machines. It has the integrated milk frother that DeLonghi is famous for. And it has some coffee size selection.
It has one-touch button for: espresso, ristretto, latte macchiato, cappuccino, lungo and steamed milk.
The milk frother has a dial for adjusting the froth level, you can choose from a dense or lighter foam.
But again, these Lattissima milk frothers are nothing compared to the Creatista steam wand. Steam wands are usually only available on more traditional espresso machines, so the Creatista having a steam wand is what makes it special.
Unboxing and Review of the Nespresso Creatista Plus:
How To Do Latte Art with Nespresso Creatista Plus:
How To Use Nespresso Creatista Uno: