Top 3: Nespresso Coffee Machines

Updated: Jan 13

Nespresso has truly revolutionised the coffee market sand have, arguably, created the home-coffee market. Nespresso coffee machines use capsules or pods which are filled with coffee grounds and water is forced through the capsule. As a result, a beautifully tasting black coffee is poured into your cup. The quality is unrivalled and allows consumers to experience barista-quality coffee at home (and for a fraction of the price!)


1. De’Longhi Lattissima One

Classy and compact, ideal Nespresso machine for anyone.

What was great about it?


- Really simple machine that is easy to use, with a simplistic but smart design it will fit into any household.

- There are a large variety of pods that can be used in this machine, branded and non-branded, so you are guaranteed to find the taste you prefer.

- This comes with an integrated milk frother, which allows you to choose your own type of milk.

- This machine is easy cleaning (dishwasher safe) and has its own automatic descaling function.

- Choice of 3 colours


What would we improve?

- You cannot just have hot water out of this machine. A hot water function may be desirable.

- You cant always see how much water is in the tank at the back.

Buy it now; just £149.00.


2. Krups Essenza Mini

Small and sleek Nespresso pod machine.




What was great about it?


- Easy machine, automatic flow, and fast heating.

- There are a large variety of pods that can be used in this machine, branded and non-branded, so you are guaranteed to find the taste you prefer.

- It is cheap, and cheerful. Able to produce an espresso or lungo at just one click.

- Detachable drip tray, allows for bigger mugs.

- Choice of 3 colours

What would we improve?

- This machine does not come with an integrated milk frother, so make sure you purchase one as well, especially if you enjoy a nice cappuccino

- Like the previous machine, you cant just have hot water.

Buy it now; currently reduced to £70.00.



3. Breville Nespresso machine

Stylish coffee machine with inbuilt technology giving you the perfect size cup of coffee every time.


What was great about it?


- Comes with 12 Nespresso pods, so as soon as you purchase this machine you are ready to make your coffee.

- Hold a lot more water than other machines, which is a bonus as you don’t have to keep refilling between each coffee brewed.

- This machine is less about espresso and more focussed on brewing the perfect mug of coffee. Whatever size your cup is, the machines adjustable base allows for that.





What would we improve?


- Unfortunately, the price of pods to a weekly shop can be expensive, especially if you choose branded options.

- This machine requires the Vertuo Nespresso pods, at the moment not any alternatives to the branded Nespresso pods, this may limit your variety of coffees.

- This machine does not come with a milk frother, so make sure you add one to the basket.

- You cannot simply, just have hot water out of this machine. A hot water function may be desirable.


Buy it now; currently reduced to £113.98.


Our Verdict


We love each machine for their own reason. If you have a relatively small kitchen then the Krups Essence is perfect, but if you want the inbuilt frother then we recommend the De’Longhi Lattissima One. Now, you just have to decide which Nespresso pods to buy!



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