Great find on Amazon! This Nespresso VertuoLine espresso and coffee machine + Aeroccino frother bundle is 40% off, dropping the price from $249.00 to just $159.00, shipped free! Hurry, and tuck this one away for Christmas!
The VertuoLine is a new, 2-in-1 capsule coffee machine from Nespresso. The machine can do espresso and regular coffee, and many things about this machine are really awesome.
This is a quality & elegant machine, with some serious features. Unlike some other machines, this one doesn’t feel “cheap” and it will look good in any kitchen.
On one side, there’s 40 ounce water reservoir which can be removed, so it’s easy to clean and refill. On other side, there’s a used capsule container. The container is also removable and can hold up to 13 used capsules. When machine is done brewing and you unlock the lid, used coffee pod will slide to the bin.
The heart of the machine is the handle on top and just one main button we use to brew coffee. The VertuoLine has an automatic capsule recognition so you don’t have to change the settings for regular coffee or espresso. Just insert the capsule, close the handle and press brew button.
The VertuoLine is available in 4 different colors: red, black, chrome and titan. The machine retails for $249.00 ($299.00 machine + frother bundle) but you can sometimes find it on sale. For example, now you can get a VertuoLine + Aeroccino frother for only $159.00 on Amazon.
EASE OF USE
Its one button operation is absolutely amazing. As mentioned, the machine has an automatic capsule recognition so you don’t have to change the settings for regular coffee or espresso. Just insert the VertuoLine capsule, close the handle and press brew button. The machine will then adapt the brewing process depending on what capsule you’ve chosen and ensure the perfect extraction.
here is a quick how to:
By default, a brewed coffee capsule makes 7.7 oz, while espresso makes 1.35 oz. But you can easily adjust the volume manually just by pressing the brew button – stop the water flow early or add extra water to your cup. So easy.
You can also program the water volume, and set a desired water volume for your coffee and for espresso, from 0.3 ounces up to 17 ounces. Once you program it, each time you make your coffee the water will stop at desired cup size.
The system needs just 15 – 20 seconds to warm up and start brewing. But, it’s a bit slow when brewing and needs about 1 min and 30 seconds to finish a 7.7 oz cup.
As for the taste, it’s very similar to other options like Keurig or Verismo. However, the Nespresso is the only one that gives this kind of crema.
Also, the first cup might not be as hot as you would expect. If you make a second or third cup it will be hot. What you can do, is run one cycle first using an old capsule, before making coffee. This will solve the problem.
COMPATIBLE COFFEE CAPSULES
Nespresso VertuoLine system offers a choice of 10 regular coffee capsules and 4 espresso capsules – 14 total, including two decaf options.
It’s important to know that VertuoLine works exclusively with these 14 VertuoLine capsule options. Old Nespresso capsules (original line) won’t work in this machine. Also, Vertuoline won’t work with k-cups, Verismo pods, CBTL or any reusable pod type.
Price: $1.10 per coffee capsule, $0.85 per espresso capsule.
The only thing about Nespresso is that you do need to plan ahead. You can’t purchase capsules from your local retailer, but order them online or over the phone. But the process is easy and I think they ship the next day.See all VertuoLine capsules
What’s unique, on the other hand, is that these capsules are recyclable and that Nespresso has a free capsule recycling program.
How much coffee does one VerutoLine capsule make? One VeruoLine capsules makes 7.77 oz brewed coffee or 1.35 oz espresso (don’t forget that frothed milk will add few extra ounces to your cup). The machine also allows you to program the desired water volume for both drink types, from 0.3 oz to 17 oz.
Can you use k-cups , Versimo pods, CBTL capsules or Rivo pods in the VertuoLine? No. The new Nespresso machine is only compatible with VertuoLine capsules.
Nespresso VertuoLine vs Verismo V
Nespresso VertuoLine was definitely better than old Verismo models. But with all these improvements on Verismo V, they are now pretty much the same. Both machines can do coffee and espresso, they have automatic pod disposal and bin storage, and have programmable volume option. Nespresso brand does offer a slightly better machine quality and makes the best crema. It also allows you to program the desired water volume for from 0.3 oz to 17 oz. With Verismo that’s 1 oz to 7 oz range. The pod price is almost the same, but you will need to order Nespresso capsules online. Verismo V retails for $149.00 ($179.00 for machine and frother bundle) so it’s less expensive, but you can get almost the same price for VertuoLine when it’s on sale. You can read a full Verismo V review to get more information and make a decision a bit easier.
VertuoLine vs Keurig 2.0? VertuoLine offers better quality, options and most important – it can do coffee and espresso. Keurig 2.0 can do only regular coffee and tea. At the other hand, you can buy k-cups at your local grocery store, they come in over 250 varieties and they are cheaper than Vertuoline pods.
Can you use Nespresso VeruoLine capsules in old Nespresso machine, and vica versa? VertuoLine and Original Line capsules are different in shape and size. So unfortunately, if you have an Nespresso machine from their original line, you won’t be able to use the VertuoLine capsules. It’s a same thing with regular Nespresso pods and new coffee maker model.
Do they make reusable Nespresso VertuoLine capsules? No, they don’t have reusable capsules for VertuoLine. In fact, I don’t know if any of the tricks (using empty capsule, kitchen foil etc.) will work at all. VertuoLine reads a code on each capsule so there’s a chance that using foil on the capsules may even damage the machine. Seriously, I would recommend this machine only if you plan to use original VertuoLine capsules. Price: brewed coffee $1.10 each, espresso capsule $0.85.
If you’re a busy mom or dad, but you still want a great cup of coffee at home, this machine is worth a look. There are some good single serve machines out there, but this one is at the top of my list. You can make coffee, espresso drinks, it’s clean and super convenient.
Have a great week! xoxo