Top 20 Best Nespresso Machine Reviews in 2020 – Ultimate Guide

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It's safe to say Nespresso has revolutionized home espresso, and sets a very high bar for single-serve coffee makers. Walking into a Nespresso retail store is a wonderful experience--if you have one nearby consider going.

Unfortunately, not all Nespresso machines are equal in usability, durability, or even brew quality. Check out our review below. 

At A Glance: Our Top 5 Picks for Nespresso Machine


To help you make your choice, here is our guide to choosing the best machine for you. We'll add some more detailed reviews for the top ten.

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Quick Overview: Best Nespresso Machine

IMAGEPRODUCT
Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker
  • Affordable
  • Easy to operate
  • Pre-heating time is just 25 seconds
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Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker
  • 4.3 inches wide
  • Can preheat water in just 30 seconds
  • Can easily make espresso and lungo with pre-set button
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DeLonghi Essenza Mini Espresso Nespresso Machine
  • 19-bar pressure
  • Perfect for great espresso in cramped kitchens
  • Water fully up to temperature in just 30 seconds
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Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother
  • Has one of the shortest heat-up times
  • Centrifusion technology blends coffee more gently
  • Easy to clean and maintain
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DeLonghi VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker Nespresso Machine
  • One-touch brewing
  • 40oz water reservoir
  • Easy to operate
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Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Machine
  • Automatic blend recognition
  • Simple one touch
  • 5 cup sizes
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Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
  • Compact design
  • Energy saving
  • Easy to clean
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DeLonghi Silver Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System
  • Heats up in as little as 40 seconds
  • Control panel features 2 coffee and 3 milk choices
  • Power off feature setting can be customized from 30 minutes to 8 hours
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De'Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine
  • Rapid heat-ip time
  • One touch simplicity
  • Large-capacity water tank
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Nespresso GCA1-US-CH-NE VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker
  • 3 cup sizes
  • Centrifusion extraction technology
  • Simple, one-touch brewing
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Nespresso D121-US4-BK-NE1 Espresso Maker
  • Energy saving
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • High pressure pump and perfect heat control system
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De'Longhi EN550BK1 Lattissima Touch Nespresso
  • One touch simplicity
  • Rapid heat up time
  • Easy to clean
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I. Our Top 12 Choices 

1. Inissia Espresso Maker

The Inissia is a compact version for coffee lovers who don't want to wait to have a cup of coffee.

It takes less than a minute for the machine to heat up water to the ideal temperature and prepare a delicious cup of espresso or lungo.

It has a high-pressure pump, which is easy to use and can deliver up to 19 bars of pressure, allowing you to make barista-quality coffee every time.

In addition, the water tank holds enough water to let you make up to 9 cups.

It can accommodate tall cups since the drip tray folds. The device also has an "energy saving" feature and has a class "A" energy efficiency rating.

Pros

  • More affordable than other Nespresso models
  • Easy to operate with two programmable buttons
  • Pre-heating time is just 25 seconds
  • Auto power-off closes the inactive machine after nine minutes
  • Used capsule container for convenient storing of used pods

Cons

  • The design does not guarantee the pod will be in the right position, and some of them are crushed.

2. Pixie Espresso Maker

The Pixie is the ideal choice for apartment dwellers who don't have a lot of extra space, since it has a small footprint. However, it still has the same great features as larger models, with programmable buttons, allowing you to customize the volume of coffee you make.

It also alerts you when the tank is empty using red backlights. In addition, the used capsule container can store up to 11 used pods. The Pixie’s basic features are the same as those of other entry-level Nespresso models.

You can make Espresso and Lungo using pre-set buttons that you can also customize to produce larger cups. The pump produces 19 bars of pressure so that you can make coffee comparable to those produced by professional baristas.

Originalline Nespresso Machine Editor's Choice

To save energy, the device automatically shuts off after nine minutes of inactivity. As with all Nespresso models, it comes with a sixteen-pod "welcome kit" so that you can try out some of the most popular individual aromas.

Pros

  • The Pixie is just 4.3 inches wide.
  • You can preheat water in just 30 seconds.
  • You can easily make espresso and lungo with pre-set buttons without having to choose settings.

Cons

  • It has a smaller water reservoir than other Nespresso models.
  • The foldable cup tray does not automatically fold up.

3. DeLonghi Essenza Mini Espresso Machine

If you’re looking to recreate coffee shop drinks at home without a hulking machine cluttering up your countertop, the enduringly popular Essenza Mini from industry legend DeLonghi takes some beating. In fact, this is currently the smallest machine on the market if you’re an espresso fiend and you insist on your coffee short and strong.

Available in 3 colorways, you can opt for a black-on-black or a splash of vibrant color with lime green and fire hydrant red accents.

As with all the best single serve machines, top-notch coffee is only the push of a button and 30 seconds away. This is the ideal piece of kit if you have a hectic lifestyle but you’re not prepared to compromise on the quality of the coffee in your cup.

Choose from espresso or lungo and avail yourself of the comprehensive range of Nespresso capsules and use the welcome pack of 16 to see which you prefer.

There’s no standing on ceremony with this pocket rocket. You’ll have steaming coffee within 30 seconds, eco-mode kicking in within 3 minutes to save power and auto shut-off after 9 minutes of idleness. You’ll get speed, safety and economy in one appetizing package.

Perhaps the best thing of all? You’ll get all this at an almost laughably low price and if you act quickly, you’ll get a fairly steep discount and a great bargain just in time for Christmas.

Pros