The Power of Nespresso

Making delicious espresso drinks at home does not have to be complicated. Although some coffee enthusiasts enjoy the art of choosing and grinding the perfect beans, some coffee lovers simply want to enjoy their coffee without all the fuss. This is where Nespresso comes in. With simple pod brewing, you can have delicious rich espresso with the press of a single button. In this article, we are going to take a look at a few Nespresso machines that are perfect for those who want simple brewing options that result in delicious beverages.

Things to Know

The Power of The Pod

Coffee pods have been all the rage for quite a while, but it was not until Nespresso that real barista-quality espresso could be enjoyed with the convenience of a pod. Nespresso combines high-end espresso beans with their patented technology to produce rich creamy espresso every time you brew.

There are two different types of Nespresso pods, there are the original and Vertuo. Their original pods come in 24 different varieties, both espresso and coffee. They even have decaffeinated options. Each pod is created using the finest sustainably sourced coffee and they are hermetically sealed to ensure freshness in every cup. These pods work much like regular coffee pods in that you place them in the coffee maker and you choose the size you want.

Vertuo pods are a cut above all other coffee pod varieties. They come in just as many flavors and types as the original pods, plus more. So what is the difference? The barcode. Each pod comes with a barcode on the pod itself that tells your Nespresso machine how to brew it. You simply place the pod in the machine and press go, the espresso maker does the rest. These pods can only be used in Vertuo espresso makers.

In case you are not sure which type of pods to order, or what flavors you will like, each Nespresso machine comes with a welcome pack of pods so you can sample them and find your favorite.

Environmentally Mindful

One of the biggest issues that many people have with coffee pods is that they create a lot of waste, which is true. Thankfully, Nespresso considered this issue and created a solution. Nespresso pods are recyclable and better yet, Nespresso will recycle them for you. They offer several different recycling options, including a recycling bag straight from the company when you order your coffee pods. Just fill the bag with your used pods, seal it, and drop it off at any UPS location at no charge. Nespresso is committed to providing you with quality coffee while still protecting the environment.

Nespresso Makers

Alright, now that you know about the power of the pods and that you can feel good about using them, let’s talk about the machine you will need to enjoy these quality coffees. Whether you are looking for the absolute basics or something a little more complex, Nespresso has a machine for you.

If you're in a Rush!

Nespresso Essenza by De’Longhi

Nespresso Essenza Mini

Nespresso Vertuo By Breville

Nespresso Vertuo

Nespresso VertuoPlus By De’Longhi

Nespresso VertuoPlus

Customer Reviews

Do not just take our word for it, take a look at what customers are saying:

  • HMI Guy

    “i really like this version. I have it on my desk at work. its perfectly sized, that is really small. only had for a month or so, haven’t had to descale yet. so far its been great. I also really recommend Bestpresso pods for this. they are great and half the price of nespresso pods.”

  • NJY808

    “For such a small machine, WOW. Beautifully made espresso every time, crema perfection. It’s less than half the size of my Keurig to which has been put on the side and barely use because coffee from this espresso machine is heavenly. ”

  • Jennifer Miller

    “Love this machine! Several friends recommended it, so I got it for my husband for Christmas. It was the perfect gift.”

  • RyRaf

    “Oh my goodness, it’s a perfect size, nice and tidy, easy to use and makes a perfect cup of Nespresso.”

  • Namm

    “Oh my goodnesss! Coffee heaven for coffee lover”

Nespresso Essenza Mini by De’Longhi

Nespresso Essenza by De’Longhi

The Essenza is all the power you need for good espresso packed in a tiny design that will accent your kitchen without taking over. At only 4.3” x 12.8” x 8.1” and 5.1lb, this is easily the smallest quality espresso machine on the market and it comes in multiple designs and colors. Do not be fooled by the size though, it has 19 bar pressure, so your espresso is sure to be rich and silky with a lovely crema.

It comes with a removable 24oz water reservoir and a 6 capsule capacity pod container for the used pods. This machine works with the original Nespresso pods and is capable of making two drink sizes, espresso (1.35oz) and lungo (5oz). The Essenza Mini is also energy efficient and can be set to automatically turn off after 9 minutes, or if you prefer 30 minutes. Since it is ready to brew in about 25 seconds, there is no need for it to remain on when not in use.


  • Super Compact
  • High Bar Pressure
  • Energy Efficient

Nespresso Vertuo By Breville

Nespresso Vertuo By Breville

The Vertuo offers the same ease of use as the Essenza, only on a grander scale. The machine itself is slightly bigger, but not enough to be a disadvantage. It comes in five different colors, so you can match your Nespresso to your style.

you will not have to refill too often. The machine brews five different sized beverages depending on the Vertuo pod you choose. And best of all, since the Vertuo works with the Vertuo pods, every coffee only requires the press of a single button for brewing.


  • Five Color Options
  • 40oz Water Reservoir
  • Vertuo One-Touch Brewing

Nespresso VertuoPlus By De’Longhi

Nespresso VertuoPlus By De’Longhi

As you could probably guess from the name, this Nespresso machine is quite similar to the Vertuo, but with a few nice additions. Available in Ink Black, Graphite Metal, and Red, the VertuoPlus has a sleek design that will look good in any kitchen. There are five drink sizes and it brews with the Vertuo pods, so simple one-touch brewing for everything.

One innovative feature on the VertuoPlus is that it comes with a 60oz water tank that attaches to the back of the machine, but the base swivels, so you can adjust it to fit your space. This espresso maker is also energy efficient, it heats in 20 to 25 seconds, and will automatically shut off after 9 minutes.


  • One-Touch Brewing
  • Adjustable 60oz Water Tank
  • Energy Efficient

Nespresso Creatista By Breville

Nespresso Creatista By Breville

If you want the convenience of pod brewing, but do not want to miss out on lovely frothy milk drinks like cappuccino, then check out the Creatista. This machine uses the original Nespresso pods and a steam wand for automatic milk frothing, so you have complete control over your beverages. The milk frother has eight texture options and eleven temperature options, so you can steam your milk exactly to your liking.

The vibrant LCD screen makes navigating the options a breeze, so you can always find what you want. With a 50oz water tank and adjustable drip tray, you can make as many drinks as you like in the sizes you want and not have to worry about constantly refilling the reservoir.


  • Milk Frother
  • LCD Screen
  • 50oz Water Reservoir


Nespresso makes pods and espresso machines for every coffee lover. By combining quality espresso production with patented technology, Nespresso makes espresso accessible to those who need the ease of pod brewing. With a wide variety of flavors to choose from, you are sure to find a coffee you love. The only problem you will have is deciding which one to try first.

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