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Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima Pro vs Lattissima One – Which Lattissima To Pick

Nespresso Comparisons Jun 04, 2023

When it comes to Nespresso Lattissima machines, there are several ones to choose from. This is why it gets confusing:

Do you pick between Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima Pro? Or go for the Lattisima One instead?

This guide helps you do just that, choose between Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima Pro vs Lattissima One.

Instead of over paying for features that you won’t use, or buying a model that won’t be enough for you or your family, I created this guide to help you understand when to choose each Lattissima model so you can get the right machine for you.

Nespresso Gran Lattissima Comparisons

Lattissima OneLattissima ProLattissima TouchGran Lattissima
Water reservoir34 oz43 oz44 oz34 oz
Frother capacity4 oz16 oz12 oz17 oz
Used capsule container8131014
ControlsButtonsTouch displayButtonsGlass display and buttons
Dimensions (WxHxD)6.1 x 12.8 x 10.1 in7.6 x 13 x 14 in10.17 x 13.47 x 8.08 in7.9 x 14.4 x 10.8 in

Nespresso Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima Pro

Between Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima Pro, Gran Lattissima is the newer model. Both being sold at around the same price point, I would recommend going for the Gran Lattissima instead of the Lattissima Pro, but read the detailed comparison below to make your own decision…

FeatureNespresso Gran LattissimaNespresso Lattissima Pro
ControlsOne-touch buttonsTouchscreen display with programmable options
Water reservoir capacity33.844 oz
Milk jug capacity17 oz17 oz
Pod compatibilityNespresso OriginalLine Nespresso OriginalLine
Preset drinksRistretto, Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Flat White, Caffè Latte, Hot Milk and Hot FoamEspresso, Lungo, Ristretto, Cappuccino, Latte, Latte Macchiato, Hot Water

Coffee Drink Presets

the difference between gran lattissima vs lattissima pro display

Gran Lattissima has 9 drink presets:

Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Flat White, Caffè Latte, Hot Milk and Hot Foam

Hot milk option gives you stirred hot milk without the foam, while hot foam will give you frothy milk. Flat white is a nice addition since this coffee drink has become increasingly popular.

Lattissima Pro, on the other hand, has 6 presets. It’s missing the two milk only options and flat white.

Automatic Milk Frothers

Both Gran Lattissima and Lattissima Pro use DeLonghi’s famous Milk system. They also share the same capacity of 17 oz, which is plenty for two lattes or more if you’re making smaller milk drinks.

What Kind of Milk Can Lattissima Froth?

You can use any type of milk you like, either dairy or non-dairy. Almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk… whatever you like! However, foam density won’t be the same and will totally depend on the type of milk you use.

Design Features

Gran Lattissima is available in two colors: black or white. It has a plastic exterior, which is what you’d expect for this type of coffee maker. For controls, it uses touch buttons that are clearly marked with the name and illustration for each coffee drinks, so it’s quite easy to use and understand.

Lattissima Pro has a brushed Aluminum exterior, which gives it an edge over the Gran Lattissima. It also uses an LCD display for controls, which I don’t find necessarily important, especially that the menu is quite outdated and doesn’t offer that much.

Although the Lattissima Pro feels and looks fancier, I still prefer the Gran Lattissima over it.

Hot Water on Demand

Having hot water function in a coffee maker is a feature that a lot of people appreciate. This feature is available in the Lattissima Pro only, which is a nice plus. With its own dedicated nozzle that attaches to where the frother usually sits, you’ll get hot water dispensed with a press of a button.

Lattissima Pod Compatibility

Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima Pro vs Lattissima One - Which Lattissima To Pick

One of the best things about Nespresso Lattissima machines in general, is that they are OriginalLine machines. This means that Lattissima is compatible with Nespresso OriginalLine capsules you can buy from Nespresso, or from other brands like Starbucks, L’ors, Dunkin’, Illy, Lavazza and many many more. You are not limited to what Nespresso sells you, but for milk based drinks, I do recommend Nespresso’s For Milk capsules because they are perfect for lattes and cappuccinos.

Which To Pick?

I recommend the Nespresso Gran Lattissima over the Lattissima Pro for several reasons:

  • More coffee presets- which is what really matters here. You want coffee recipes with a press of a button.
  • Milk only options – these are great for non-coffee recipes like hot chocolate or matcha.
  • It’s newer than the Latissima Pro.

Nespresso Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima One

Gran Lattissima and Lattissima One share the same design. Apart from their different sizes, they look quite identical. But looks aside, how are they different features wise?

FeatureNespresso Gran LattissimaNespresso Lattissima One
ControlsOne-touch buttonsOne-touch buttons
Water reservoir capacity33.8 oz33.8 oz
Milk jug capacity17 oz4 oz
Pod compatibilityNespresso OriginalLine podsNespresso OriginalLine pods
Preset drinksRistretto, Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Flat White, Caffè Latte, Hot Milk and Hot FoamEspresso, Lungo, Cappuccino & Latte Macchiato

Milk Frother Capacity

  • Lattissima One is a small machine with a small milk frother (4.2 oz capacity). The frother is designed to hold enough milk for a single use only, so you’ll fill the exact amount you need and refill at each use.
  • On the other hand, Gran Lattissima has a full size milk frother (16.9 oz) that holds milk for multiple uses.

Coffee Drink Presets

Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima Pro vs Lattissima One - Which Lattissima To Pick
  • Lattissima One can prepare four drinks: Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino and Latte Macchiato. It only has three buttons, though. Espresso, lungo and milk. How much milk it adds to your cup will depend on how much milk you fill into the frother.
  • Gran Lattissima has 9 presets: ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, caffe latte, flat white, hot milk and hot foam.

Which To Pick?

If the Lattissima is meant to be used by one person only, you can save some money and get the Lattissima One instead of the Gran Lattissima. The Lattissima One gives you the essential coffee drinks and a single-use milk frother, which is what a single user would need.

However, if Gran Lattissima is within your budget, I would advise that you buy it instead for two reasons:

  • More coffee recipes at your finger tips.
  • In case you ever have guests over, you’ll appreciate having the larger milk jug.

Nespresso Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima Touch

Lattissima Touch is an older version of the Lattissima machines, way older than the Gran Lattissima, but it’s still worth considering due to its affordable price point.

Design Differences

Compared to the Gran Lattissima, the Lattissima Touch looks quite outdated. The Lattissima Touch is smaller, has a smaller milk frother and also has less coffee presets.

Both share plastic exteriors and both are available in either black or white.

Coffee Presets

Gran LattissimaLattissima Touch
Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Flat White, Caffè Latte, Hot Milk and Hot FoamEspresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Creamy Latte and Hot Foam

The Lattissima Touch has 6 drink presets- which isn’t bad at all. In fact, you get almost all the popular coffee drinks, including hot foam only.

The Gran Lattissima gives you an addition two settings: Flat white and hot milk (no foam).

Milk Frothers

Gran Lattissima Milk frother capacityLattissima Touch Milk Frother Capacity
17 oz10 oz

Lattissima Touch has an adequate sized milk frother jug, somewhere in the middle between the Gran Lattissima and Lattissima One.

When it comes to quality, both are the same milk frothers essentially, so you should expect the same quality foam. But there is a difference in how you adjust the froth level:

  • In the Lattissima Touch, you can turn the knob left to right to adjust the froth levels. So if you’re making a cappuccino you would manually select the higher foam, for a latte the lighter foam.
  • On the Gran Lattissima, there’s also a knob on the frother. But this one switches between cleaning or frothing. When it comes to froth level, the machine will automatically adjust it based on your selected recipe.

Which One Do You Pick?

First thing to point out here is the huge price difference between the Gran Lattissima and Lattissima Touch, which will most likely a factor in choosing between these two machines. Lattissima Touch is half the price of Gran Lattissima, so the difference is quite something.

I believe that Lattissima Touch is a great machine for the price. You get everything you need out of an automatic espresso machine, with good milk jug capacity and great presets.

If your budget allows for the Gran Lattissima, for for it. You’ll get a more updated machine, more capacity and more presets. But if it’s out of your budget, it’s not worth the upgrade.

Related Comparison: Nespresso Lattissima Pro vs Touch

Nespresso Lattissima vs Breville Creatisa

When it comes to milk based coffee drinks, Nespresso has two line of machines designed with the Latte and Cappuccino lover in mind:

  • Nespresso Lattissima which is made in collaboration with DeLonghi
  • Nespresso Creatista, which is a line of Nespresso machines by Breville.
Gran Lattissima vs Lattissima Pro vs Lattissima One - Which Lattissima To Pick

I have a detailed comparison of the differences between Gran Lattissima vs Creatista, which you might want to read. But I will give you a quick comparison of the two machines:

The major difference is the milk frother style:

Lattissima uses a regular style milk frother, while Creatista is equipped with a steam wand that is similar to professional espresso machines.

So there’s a big difference in the quality of milk froth that you can get from each machine.

Like the Lattissima line, Creatista has several models: Uno, Plus and Pro. Each of them offers a set of features like automatic milk texturing, temperature options and other design options.

When it comes to pods, both Gran Latissima and Creatista use Nespresso OriginalLine capsules.

Features of Nespresso Gran Lattissima Espresso Machine

Gran Lattissima Review
  • One-touch system: prepare your favorite espresso drink with a push of a button.
  • Enjoy 9 preset options: Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Caffe Latte, Flat White, Hot Milk and Hot Foam.
  • Sliding drip tray allows you to accommodate cups of all sizes, tall or short.
  • Milk frother features a self-rinsing feature to keep the frother clean after each use.
  • Detachable milk frother allows you to store leftover milk in the fridge.
  • Milk container is top rack dishwasher safe.
  • Start up time: 25 seconds, extra 15 seconds for milk beverages.
  • Milk jug capacity: 16.9 oz
  • Water container capacity: 33.8 oz
  • Capsule Compatibility: Compatible with all OriginalLine capsules for Nespresso.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can You Make with a Gran Lattissima?

This machine can make any espresso drink using OriginalLine pods: espresso, ristretto, lungo, cappuccino, latte and more.

Does Lattissima Heat Milk?

Yes! The integrated frother in all Lattissima machines heats milk as well as froths it. You add refrigerated milk to the jug, and the machine will heat it.

Can You Use Reusable Pods with Nespresso Lattissima?

Yes, as an OriginalLine machine, you can use refillable pods. But do make sure that the brand you are buying confirms that it does work with Lattissima.

How Often Should I Clean a Lattissima Machine?

The machine itself won’t need frequent cleaning. However, the milk frother will need to be washed after each use, the milk pipe has to be purged, too, to avoid any milk build up.

Does Nespresso Lattissima Work with Almond Milk?

Yes. You are free to use any type of milk you want. However, the foam density will vary depending on milk type. Because Almond milk is low in fat, don’t expect high foam density. But it will heat it and froth it to an extent just fine.