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There are currently over 20 different Nespresso coffee machines on the market. Knowing what the best coffee machine is can be quite a task. But not to worry, that’s what we are here for. Knowing which the best machine is easy, but knowing which one is best for you is harder. Sure you could buy the most expensive, but you might be better off with one without some of the extra features.
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There are two main brands that make official machines for Nespresso. De’Longhi and Breville. (KitchenAid also have a machine). Both have affordable models and ones that are at the high end, with features similar to good espresso machines. Nespresso have opted to have more than one company officially making their machines. This has allowed them to create competition and as such the machines that are available are very competitively priced. So no matter your budget you should be able to find a decent option.
You can see all the available models on Nespresso’s store.
Working out which model Nespresso machine you should get probably shouldn’t be down to brand as they both have a good reputation. Focus more on features that suit you.
Off brand pods can be preferable to those that want a different coffee to those available, or want to save some money. You still get most of the convenience of a pod based coffee machine, but there are some compromises. For a start you probably have to have a plastic pod, this can taint the flavour and longevity of the coffee. You can only use the OriginalLine version of pod as the VertuoLine is harder to copy. So if you only want off brand pods then you will need a Nespresso machine that can take the OriginalLine pods.
First lets get the obvious out the way, the VertuoLine is more expensive per pod. It also has fewer coffee varieties available. So why go for the Vertuo Pods? well, they have one good advantage, they can pour a longer cup of coffee. Using centrifusion, an extraction not requiring pressure, they are able to create the pressure from just spinning the pod. The VertuoLine allows Nespresso to move away from just espressos. If you are keener on a longer coffee then maybe the Vertuo Pods are for you. The folks over at The Coffee Maven have created a good summary of the two.