We Compared 8 Nespresso Machines, Because Where'd We Be Without Coffee?

We Compared 8 Nespresso Machines, Because Where'd We Be Without Coffee?

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When it comes to our morning routines, we really only need two things: cozy slippers and coffee. Once we have them, the day becomes that much more manageable. Even the most discerning coffee-lover will tell you that few things are more enjoyable than having coffee in your pajamas, which is why having a great home coffee machine is essential. If you thought there was no such thing, you've never seen a Nespresso at work. These high-powered machines do it all, and they do it so well. The coffee and espresso shots come out like professional-grade baristas made them, and you can do it all from the comfort of your home.

There are two main categories of Nespresso machines, because they have two different kinds of coffee pods, and certain machines are compatible with certain pods. It's important to know what you want before you buy. The Original produces espresso varieties, while the Vertuo allows you to have both drip coffee and espresso. It's a matter of personal preference, but what's important to us is we can make lattes with both! If you're looking to up your coffee game in the new decade, it's got to be with a Nespresso machine.


Most coffee machines will just make the coffee or espresso, and you have to froth and add your own milk if you want a latte or cappuccino. This Nespresso by De'Longhi Lattissima One Original Espresso Machine ($394) is unique in that it can make the entire drink for you. It has a single-serve milk frother, which means you can have your favorite latte waiting for you in just 40 seconds. Plus, it was one of Oprah Winfrey's Favorite Things, so you know it's good.


Nespresso by De'Longhi Lattissima One Original Espresso Machine

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Now this is cool. If you're really rushing out the door, or maybe you're traveling, take this Wacaco Minipresso NS Portable Espresso Machine ($55). You can use any of your Nespresso Original pods and have an espresso on the go! It also makes for an excellent travel device.


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The possibilities are endless with this Breville Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine ($168, originally $180). You can make espresso, coffee, and even iced drinks with this machine. It takes Nespresso Vertuo pods, which are the bigger pods, but the flavor possibilities are endless. One happy customer says,"the machine is ingeniously simple, the espresso and coffee pods are out of this world delicious and incredibly consistent, and the recycling process is a breeze. This was our best coffee decision to date."


Breville Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

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If you like to switch off between espresso and drip coffee, the Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle ($187) is the one for you. The Vertuo pods can be brewed as espresso or a large cup of coffee, depending on your preference. The machine comes with three packs of bestselling Vertuo pods, so it'll be easy to find your new go-to. It also has a 40 oz water tank.


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If you want to level up with the highest-quality coffee machine, this Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Espresso Machine ($595, originally $650) is as powerful as it is beautiful. With this one machine, you can have eight different kinds of coffee, 11 milk temperatures, and eight milk froth textures, which we didn't even know was possible. It'll transport you straight to Italy, and plus, it's gorgeous enough that you'll definitely want to display it. One customer said, "can honestly say I am 100% satisfied with this machine in every way, shape, and form. It brews the perfect ristrettos, espressos, lungos, flat whites, and the list goes on... every time. I haven't stopped by a Starbucks on my way to work since having invested in this machine, and would recommend this to all espresso connoisseurs."


Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Espresso Machine

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If you don't have a ton of counter space, this Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine ($143, originally $170) is the one for you. It's one of the company's most compact machines, and it's super portable, so if you wanted to move it to the dining table or even the bedroom, it's easy to do. This one also comes with a complimentary coffee pod starter pack, so you can find your favorite blend.


Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine

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The best part about this Nespresso by De'Longhi Original Espresso Machine Bundle ($160, originally $199)? It comes with a milk frother, so you can have either hot or cold milk to add to your espresso drinks. It uses original Nespresso pods, and has over 6,000 positive reviews on Amazon. One customer said, "These machines are really excellent, and the convenience really trumps any possible negatives. Extremely recommended machine, I just wish I tried one sooner." They also mentioned that their "primary reason for this exact model was the flip up drip tray, which was a great decision. The smaller Original limits the size of your cup, unless you remove the whole drip tray, while this one flips up, and out of your way."


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This Nespresso by De'Longhi Essenza Mini Original Espresso Machine ($169) is super compact and energy efficient. It's a great option if you don't have a ton of counter space. It also has a bunch of great reviews, with one person saying that this is "the best espresso/coffee maker I've ever owned. So easy, so delicious. I've tried almost every coffee flavor they have and they are all delicious, each has a subtle difference but they are all good. The best part...I'm now drinking my cappuccinos without sugar or any sweetener. I've never had unsweetened coffee before and now I prefer it."


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