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Best Nespresso Machines Under Review - The Big Comparison

Have you already found the right Nespresso machine for your coffee habits? No? We have put together an overview of the common Nespresso models. Decide which range of functions you need, which color suits your device or which size you can fit. We answer the most important questions about your future Nespresso machine.

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The most common Nespresso machines under test – Key criteria

The good news is that Nespresso machines have something for every taste. Whether you are looking for a small office machine, looking for a reliable partner for your daily espresso in between, or you want to save a trip to the coffee shop and enjoy your latte macchiato in comfort prepared at home – make the right choice with a Nespresso machine. To find the best Nespresso machine for your individual needs and desires, you should consider a few key criteria before you buy to compare the different models.


The size of the model, for example, is an enormously crucial criterion. Depending on the available space, the machine should integrate into the environment. The design is also important. If you only have small areas available in your apartment or prefer an unobtrusive model, we recommend the Nespresso Pixie or Essenza Mini. With their compact dimensions, they easily fit in every corner. The biggest models in our Nespresso test are the Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus. However, behind the bulky dimensions hides a very successful retro design that makes many coffee lovers heart beat faster. In addition to the actual size of the Nespresso machine, you should also pay attention to the volume of the water tank. The Essenza Mini has the smallest capacity with 20.3 oz, the Creatista and Creatista Plus have the largest (50 oz). In view of your daily consumption, you should also make sure when buying that the water tank has a corresponding volume in order to avoid a constant refilling.

Available colors

The Nespresso test shows that the Nespresso machines are available in a wide range of colors. If you prefer pastel shades or a large selection of colors, you'll love the colorful variety of the Nespresso®* Essenza Mini or the Kitchenaid machine. With five to six different colors, you have the widest selection available here. Models like the Nespresso Expert and the Nespresso Lattissima are more into more understated colors.

Drip tray

At first glance, the drip tray may not seem like a significant criterion for the purchase of a coffee machine. On closer examination, however, it quickly becomes apparent that it is this component that has a significant influence on the usable cup height. If you want to enjoy a glass of latte macchiato in addition to espresso, a variable or removable drip tray is an advantage. Most Nespresso machines are equipped with such a movable drip grid.

Automatic shutdown

In addition to organic and Fairtrade products, more and more customers attach great importance to energy-efficient appliances. The tested Nespresso machines have an automatic shut-off that automatically switches off the machine after 9 minutes of inactivity. You can forget the worries about the tempered coffee machine.

Capsule insertion and ejection

Due to their different sizes, the various Nespresso models can collect a different amount of spent capsules. Fewest capsules can hold the Nespresso Essenza Mini. It must be emptied after 6 used capsules already. With up to 16 capsules, the Nespresso Lattissima Pro can absorb the most used capsules.

Milk frother

Every good cappuccino and latte macchiato is perfected with the addition of the milk foam. However, many of the Nespresso test models come without an integrated milk frother. However, this can be purchased separately in the form of the Aeroccino milk frother. The Nespresso Citiz can also be purchased as Citiz & Milk. Machines like the Nespresso Lattissima Plus and the Nespresso Lattissima Pro have an integrated milk frother.


The Nespresso machines mentioned here are available from numerous suppliers. However, third-party prices can vary widely. Therefore, the prices used in this Nespresso®* test represent the cost of ordering directly from the Nespresso website. As a consumer, you will find machines in the high-end segment as well as models for the price-conscious customer. The most expensive models are by far the Nespresso Creatista Plus and the Nespresso Lattissima Pro. Cheaper companions for everyday coffee enjoyment can be found in the Nespresso Essenza Mini, Pixie, or Citiz.

Pros and Cons of Each Machine – The Best Nespresso Machine

Whether certain properties of the individual machines are to be seen as advantages or disadvantages, is often in the eye of the beholder. What seems to be useful to one person is useless bells and whistles for the other. As different as the customers, as individual are the demands and wishes of the future capsule machine, it should finally be the best Nespresso machine for you. The first step should therefore be the creation of a "wish list". Think about what you expect from a coffee machine: How and when do you want to use the machine? How big may or should the machine be maximum? What special features and capabilities should the machine have? Determine the most important criteria for yourself, and then start searching for the optimal Nespresso machine.

Gourmesso capsules – A really tasteful alternative

At Gourmesso we offer you a high-quality alternative to Nespresso machine capsules. We carry over 25 types of coffee, including mild to very strong espresso varieties, versatile Lungo capsules, fancy flavored coffees and caffeine-free varieties. Gourmesso has the largest selection of Fairtrade capsules and some organic coffees. Our coffee capsules are compatible with all common machines, including all Nespresso models presented here. You save with Gourmesso capsules up to 35% compared to the original. For orders over $50, we deliver them free of charge to your home. Ordering in our online shop requires neither a complex club membership nor a minimum order value. Learn more about your benefits at Gourmesso in our Gourmesso vs. Nespresso comparison.

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