Nespresso Expert Espresso Machine Review and Comparison
What Is Nespresso Expert?
Nespresso is always innovating and adding new features to their espresso machines to enrich your at-home coffee experience.
Nespresso Expert is an espresso machine with a unique design. It offers a range of features that are not yet available in other Nespresso machines. For starters, it has a new cup size, temperature settings and Bluetooth capabilities. All features that give you more ways to customize your coffee just the way you like it.
Features of Nespresso Expert:
- 4 cup sizes: espresso, lungo, ristretto and Americano.
- Hot Water function: a separate spout for hot water on demand and Americano preparation.
- 3 temperature settings: Warm, Hot and Extra Hot.
- 19-bar pressure.
- Bluetooth connectivity allows you to operate your coffee machine and customize your drink via the Nespresso app.
- LED alerts.
- Heat up time: under 30 seconds
- Automatic power off in 9 minutes.
- Uses Nespresso OriginalLine capsules.
Cup Size Guide:
- Ristretto: 25 ml
- Espresso: 40 ml
- Lungo: 110 ml
- Americano: 25 ml of coffee + 125 ml of water.
Nespresso Expert is compatible with Nespresso OriginalLine capsules. This means it should also be compatible with all Nespresso-compatible capsules, giving you a lot of options when it comes to coffee variety.
Nespresso Expert Models:
- Nespresso Expert: standalone espresso machine
- Nespresso Expert & Milk: espresso machine with Aeroccino 3 milk frother for making delicious milk based coffee drinks.
Comparing Nespresso Expert To Other Models:
How does the Nespresso Expert compare to other Nespresso machine models?
Nespresso Expert vs. VertuoLine:
The VertuoLine is Nespresso’s first line of machines that can prepare espresso as well as coffee. Unlike Nespresso Expert, or other Nespresso machines, it does NOT use pressure to brew the coffee. Instead, it uses Centrifusion technology which spins the capsules rapidly while saturating it with water.
On the other hand, Expert works like a traditional espresso maker. It uses pressure for brewing espresso. It doesn’t make coffee like Vertuoline, but it can make Americano, which is espresso with hot water.
When it comes with other features, Nespresso VertuoLine does not have many of Expert’s new features:
- Adjustable temperature
- Americano cup size
- Hot Water dispenser.
- Bluetooth connectivity.
Another thing is, VertuoLine uses entirely different capsules than Expert. VertuoLine capsules are made to work with VertuoLine machines only. As for Expert, it uses Nespresso OriginalLine capsules.
Nespresso Expert vs. Lattissima Pro:
Lattissima Pro is a preferred model for people who enjoy milk based coffee drinks like Lattes and Cappuccinos. It has a built-in milk frothing system, developed by DeLonghi, that makes preparing a cup of delicious creamy coffee as easy as pressing a button.
Unlike other Nespresso machines, including the Expert, where you have to pick up the frother and add the milk manually, the Lattissima frother heats, froths and adds the milk to the cup, all automatically. And the milk container is detachable so you can store any left over milk in the fridge.
The Lattissima Pro has 6 pre-set drinks: espresso, lungo, Cappuccino, Latte, Ristretto, hot milk and it has hot water function. What the Lattissima Pro doesn’t have is the Expert’s features to adjust temperature, Americano function and Bluetooth.
Nespresso Expert vs. CitiZ:
CitiZ is one of Nespresso’s earliest espresso machines, and it is still popular as ever. It prepares espresso and lungo, and with the Aeroccino frother, you can also prepare your favorite milk based drinks. There’s no special customization with the CitiZ, other than the fact that you can reprogram the volume of each cup size. There’s no temperature settings or Bluetooth connectivity. It makes a great choice for someone looking for a small machine that does all coffee drinks, but with no special customization.
Nespresso Expert vs. Prodigio:
Prodigio is the first Nespresso machine to have smart Bluetooth connectivity. It is more comparable to older machines like the CitiZ, Pixie or Inissia, but with the added feature of Bluetooth, which is great for brewing coffee via the Nespresso app.
Should You Buy Nespresso Expert?
The biggest feature the Expert offers that coffee lovers might find useful the most is the adjustable temperature. As many customers before have noted that from one model to another, the temperature isn’t as hot as they’d like it to be. The Nespresso Expert gives you the option to choose from Warm, Hot and Extra Hot. The dedicated hot water dispenser is also quite useful for serving hot water on demand, either for making Americano, tea, or even instant meals.
The Bluetooth connectivity might some gimmicky to some, and it could be. Especially that in order to prepare a cup of coffee via your phone, you’ll need to have a coffee capsule inserted in the machine, meaning, you’ll either be next to the machine already or have to remember to keep the machine loaded with a capsule at all times. The Nespresso app will come quite handy though, for diagnosing and troubleshooting errors and for ordering Nespresso capsules.
Nespresso Expert Unboxing and Demo: