You’ve been thinking about buying a capsule coffee maker for some time now, and you’ve finally decided on Nespresso coffee makers (“What else?“), but which Nespresso model do I buy? Here is the big question, and here are all the answers:

Nespresso coffee machines are characterised by one of the most extensive ranges of espresso coffee pods machines on the market. Starting with the most basic models, such as the Essenza Mini, to the most popular ones like the Inissia or the Pixie, the Nescafé brand also offers very high-end coffee machines, such as the Lattissima in its various versions, or even other more advanced models aimed at professional businesses. In total, there are dozens of Nespresso pod coffee machines.

In addition to this, you should know that their coffee capsules are among the most expensive and cannot be bought as cheaply as those of their competitors. However, today you can buy Nespresso compatible capsules from multiple brands. We have them all in our online Nespresso capsule store.

When buying a Nespresso capsule coffee maker, you may have many questions, mainly because of the offers and models available. Which Nespresso machine is the best? How do they differ? Which are old and which are new? Which Nespresso coffee maker makes less noise?

The 3 Best Nespresso Coffee Machines

If you’re looking for the best Nespresso coffee maker of this year, we will give you three particular notes before we go through all the models one by one. Which Nespresso coffee maker is the best? Well, according to different criteria, we’ll keep these:

Nespresso Essenza Mini or Inissia: The cheap ones

If you want to buy a cheap Nespresso coffee machine, these two are the economical options within the whole range. Curiously enough, they are also two of its most recent machines.

Lattissima Pro: the most potent Nespresso

We’ll talk about it later, but the Nespresso Lattissima coffee machine has several versions. The most advanced is the Pro, with a touch screen and buttons for automatic preparation of ristrettos, espressos, cappuccino, latte macchiato, hot water and hot milk. A monster! It is probably the most powerful Nespresso machine.

Prodigio: the Nespresso coffee machine with Wi-Fi

If you want to be up to date, the Prodigio has Bluetooth connectivity. It means that you can download the Nespresso app to your mobile phone and send your favourite recipes or settings to the machine so that it can prepare them without you having to be in front of it. There are more Nespresso coffee makers with Bluetooth, but we’ll stick with this one.

Comparative of Nespresso coffee makers: Prices and models in 2022

We will go into more detail about each Nespresso coffee machine. We will briefly review the characteristic features of each one and the differences between them. This guide aims to help you decide which Nespresso machine is best to buy according to your needs.

If you want to read the complete review on a one, click on the blue analysis button. Here we go! All the Nespresso machines in the palm of your hand:

De'Longhi Lattissima Pro, Single Serve Capsule Coffee Machine, Automatic frothed milk, Cappuccino...
De'Longhi Lattissima Pro, Single Serve Capsule Coffee Machine, Automatic frothed milk, Cappuccino...
Types of coffee options: Espresso, Lungo, one touch Cappuccino and Latte Macchiato; One touch fresh milk solution
Nespresso Expert and Milk Coffee Machine, Anthracite Grey by Magimix
Nespresso Expert and Milk Coffee Machine, Anthracite Grey by Magimix
Four coffee cup sizes including a new Nespresso Americano; Flat-to-the wall shape inspired by the world of barista
Nespresso 11366 Essenza Mini Coffee Machine, Ruby Red Finish by Magimix
Nespresso 11366 Essenza Mini Coffee Machine, Ruby Red Finish by Magimix
Automatic and programmable water quantity control; Rapid 25 second heating time; Removable container for used capsules (5 to 6)

Nespresso Inissia

The Inissia model has been Nespresso’s most popular and best-selling machine on Amazon. The main reason is that it left aside the elitist aura that characterised the firm and aimed directly at the broadest sector of the public: the medium-low profile consumer.

✅ Economical, small size, many colours to choose from.
❌ A lot of plastic on the body. No advanced options.

Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine, Black by Magimix
Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine, Black by Magimix
Compact machine taking up minimum space on your work counter; User friendly capsule insertion with removable container for emptying

Nespresso Essenza Mini

The Essenza was Nespresso’s first large coffee machine from 2009 to 2010. At the end of 2017, the brand decided to renew it and continue with the successful low-cost philosophy brought by Inissia, which we have seen before.

So much so that they manage to reduce its size even more and give it the well-deserved name of Mini.

If you want to buy a cheap Nespresso coffee maker, this is your choice.

✅ Very cheap, very small, and with an eye-catching design.
❌ Don’t expect any big technical fuss or extra features.

NESPRESSO by KRUPS Essenza Mini XN110B40 Coffee Machine - Grey
NESPRESSO by KRUPS Essenza Mini XN110B40 Coffee Machine - Grey
Easy controls: Two programmable options for espresso or lungo with automatic flow-stop; High-tech: 19-bar high-performance pump and fast heat-up in only 25 seconds

Nespresso Citiz

The Nespresso Citiz coffee machine is a slightly larger model and older than the two mentioned above. It has a water tank of 1-litre capacity. It is also compatible with the Aeroccino system, which can be directly attached (this model is known as Citiz&Milk).

✅ It has more capacity than the previous ones.
❌ It is more expensive and does not provide extra functions unless you attach the Aeroccino.

Nespresso Pixie

Suppose you’re looking for small Nespresso machines (due to lack of space in your kitchen). In that case, this Pixie and the Essenza Mini are probably the best choices. It has only 0.7 litres of capacity; that’s true, but you can’t have everything in the same pack.

Later, the company decided to expand this model with the appearance of the Nespresso Pixie Clips coffee maker. The main feature is that the coloured side panels can be interchanged and personalised to suit consumers’ tastes. An idea that did not take hold (after all, people want to enjoy their coffee).

✅ Compact dimensions and chrome finishes (which other small Nespresso machines do not have).
❌ Apart from the aesthetic aspect, it does not bring any great novelties.

Krups - YY1201FD - Nespresso Pixie Machine à Espresso - Titane
Krups - YY1201FD - Nespresso Pixie Machine à Espresso - Titane
Brand : Krups Nespresso; Color : Marron; binding : Cuisine; label : Krups; manufacturer : Krups

Nespresso U

The Nespresso U coffee machine is characterised by its modular design, which allows some of its parts to be interchanged to achieve different coffee machine layouts.

Another new feature of this model was the absence of operating buttons: the coffee is brewed automatically as soon as you insert the capsule into the machine.

An innovative idea that did not take hold either. It is no longer on the market, although you can still find some examples renamed Nespresso Pulse.

✅ Modularity. It is the ideal machine to attach accessories such as drawers to store capsules, the milk frother, etc. It was also the first Nespresso machine to include three coffee sizes (instead of two).
❌ Apart from the aesthetic aspect, it does not bring any great novelties.

Magimix Nespresso U Coffee Machine - Aeroccino - Black
Magimix Nespresso U Coffee Machine - Aeroccino - Black
Compact brewing system; Automatic piercing, brewing and ejection of capsule; Multiple position water tank

Nespresso Lattisima

It is one of the most recognisable. The Nespresso Lattissima coffee maker includes a large milk tank that emulsifies and froths milk to make cappuccinos, lattes, and other mixed drinks.

It also comes in several versions with notable differences between them.

  • Lattissima Touch: 100% touch control panel, no buttons.
  • Lattisima One: the compact version manufactured by Delonghi.
  • Lattisima Pro: It has seven drinks or pre-programmed preparations.
  • Lattissima Premium: Larger water tank and upper cup-warming tray.

✅ It is the only Nespresso coffee machine with a milk tank and the possibility of making automatic cappuccinos.
❌ Its price is naturally higher than the rest.

De'Longhi Lattissima Touch, Single Serve Capsule Coffee Machine, Automatic frothed milk, Cappuccino...
De'Longhi Lattissima Touch, Single Serve Capsule Coffee Machine, Automatic frothed milk, Cappuccino...
Reduced heating up time; 25 seconds; Sliding drip tray to allow use of both coffee cups and Latte glasses

Nespresso Maestria

The Nespresso Maestria may be one of the best Nespresso capsule coffee machines ever. Still, such a display of performance and design drove up its cost.

The price of the Maestria was inaccessible to the average consumer. So Nespresso’s attempt to produce an “out of class” home coffee machine was only a minor project in the industry.

Of course, it is now out of print and very difficult to find, even in markets for second-hand Nespresso coffee machines.

Nespresso Prodigio coffee machine

The Prodigio was the first of the Nespresso coffee machines with Bluetooth. However, there were many criticisms of its reliability, and today it is totally out of the market. It was replaced – rightly – by the Nespresso Expert coffee machine, which we see below.

✅ It was Nespresso’s first attempt to control a coffee machine from a mobile phone.
❌ The criticism from users is not very positive; it seems that many defective models came out.

Nespresso Prodigio Coffee Maker, Silver by Magimix
Nespresso Prodigio Coffee Maker, Silver by Magimix
A smart coffee assistant that will brew your espresso to perfection; Heats up in only 25 seconds

Nespresso Expert coffee maker

Behind the Prodigio came the Expert, a much more accurate, better-defined proposal, allowing you to choose the coffee’s temperature. Control is maintained from the app, which will enable us to start the coffee maker before arriving home or from our room in the morning.

✅ The control by Bluetooth and the possibility of regulating the coffee output temperature.
❌ The price is much higher than the cheaper Nespresso machines.

Nespresso Expert Coffee Machine, Black by Krups
Nespresso Expert Coffee Machine, Black by Krups
Americano feature; Bluetooth Smart technology; Three different temperature settings; Distinct design with cutting edge flat-to-the wall design

Nespresso Barista

The Nespresso Barista is a different machine from the others. We do not dare to call it a “coffee machine”, but rather an evolved milk frother, which allows us to make automatic drinks from the milk foam itself. From other coffee we have prepared before.

✅ It has 21 programmed recipes and can also be operated from a mobile phone.
❌ It does not work with capsules: we need to have a previously prepared espresso.

Nespresso Le Cube

The Nespresso LeCube coffee maker is not available on Amazon but is a prevalent model in the United States. Of course, what is most striking about it is its appearance: This machine has a perfect, very balanced, almost minimalist cubic shape. But it also hides other virtues not found in other usual firm models.

Nespresso LeCube: Features

  • Available in various colours.
  • 19 bar pressure pump.
  • ABS plastic body with chrome finish.
  • The cup warming tray is located on the right side of the machine.
  • Grid to absorb the drops (and to hold the cup) foldable. It can be placed at different heights.
  • A tank of 1-litre capacity.
  • Includes a container for storing used capsules.
  • Allows you to program the predetermined volumes of coffee.
  • Power: 1280 watts.
  • Dimensions: 23 x 23 cms.

✅ The cube shape design is spectacular. It also has a space on the side to store up to 6 cups (and heat them).
❌ Its size. If you want to buy a small Nespresso coffee maker, this is not the one for you.

Nespresso Vertuo

The Nespresso Vertuoline (or Vertuo) coffee maker is not available here on Amazon either, at least officially. However, there are rare examples for sale by third parties on Amazon.

It is a new Nespresso coffee maker and a completely different preparing system. The capsules of Nespresso Vertuo are other, the machine uses them differently, and the resulting coffee is also extra. It is usually brewed at a lower temperature. The espresso is not extracted by pouring (injection of water at high pressure) but by centrifuging (the capsule spins at high speed inside the machine).

It is the ideal machine for those who like to make a huge cup of coffee in the morning (or even a bowl). It allows for the extraction of much larger coffees than espressos. It is the main difference between the Nespresso Vertuo and the rest.

If you want to know more details about this system, we invite you to read the complete review that we link to below:

✅ The 1.8-litre water tank is a size never seen before in the domestic capsule machine sector.
❌ Its price and using individual capsules to maximise its full potential.

Nespresso Creatista Plus

This model is more oriented to baristas to professional users (or to the more demanding domestic consumer, that everything can be). The Nespresso Creatista coffee machine has a robust stainless steel body manufactured by Nespresso and Breville.

What is the feature that distinguishes this Nespresso Creatista Plus from the rest? Its name already gives us a clue: Creatista, creators and artists. It is a model designed to experiment with milk foam, latte art and the barista profession in general.

  • 100% stainless steel bodywork.
  • 19 bar pressure pump.
  • The water tank of 1.5 litres capacity.
  • High-resolution screen.
  • Spray nozzle with four levels of milk texture (cream density) to choose from.
  • Milk temperature can be regulated with up to 11 predetermined levels.
  • Automatic shut-off.
  • Eight pre-programmed coffee selections
  • Compartment for storing used pods
  • Automatic decalcification warnings.
  • Automatic processing of Flat Whites, latte macchiatos and cappuccinos
  • Includes a milk jug for the emulsions.
  • Automatic cleaning programs.
  • Weight: 5.2 kgs.
  • Dimensions of the coffee machine: 41 x 31 x 17 cms.

✅ The integrated steamer and the exclusive Breville milk emulsion technology. And the gift of a latte art carafe, which is always appreciated.
❌ The price and size are not suitable for the general public.

Nespresso Atelier

The Nespresso Atelier is a 2019 coffee maker with a very original proposal and is different from the other machines in the Nespresso catalogue that we discuss on this page.

It comes with a predefined recipe book with nine automatic drinks (espresso, ristretto, lungo, cappuccino, latte, mocha, hot and cold milk foam, frozen frappé). Also, it allows us to play with all the parameters to experiment and create the recipes we want.

Professional Nespresso coffee makers

So far, we have talked about domestic Nespresso machines. Still, there is also a range of machines designed to enjoy Nespresso coffee in businesses, workplaces, buffets, hotels, etc.

These are the commercial (or professional) Nespresso machines, which are characterised, apart from their capacity and size, by using Nespresso Pro capsules (a range of Nespresso capsules different from those of the domestic machines).

Nespresso Zenius

The Zenius looks like a Nespresso coffee maker for home (it’s not very big). Still, its capacity is 2 litres, almost twice as big as what we’re used to seeing. It could be considered the ‘small’ or ‘compact’ model of all professional Nespresso coffee makers.

It’s more suited to offices than hospitality businesses, so this would be our recommendation if you’re buying a Nespresso coffee maker for offices with 10-20 employees.

It allows you to choose between 3 sizes of coffee for each preparation and has a container with 25 used capsules.

Nespresso Gemini

Here we are no longer talking about a Nespresso coffee machine for offices. It is a professional, gigantic coffee machine with two simultaneous coffee pumps and a 6-litre water tank. It can be used correctly as a Nespresso machine for cafés or restaurants. It can withstand hundreds of daily services without being disturbed.

Other details of this real beast: container to store up to 70 used capsules, hot water service, direct connection to the water outlet, LCD screen with multi-language configuration, that is, all the features designed for a bar or a coffee shop.

There are currently three models on sale: the Nespresso Gemini CS200, the CS220 and the latest CS223.

Nespresso Gemini CS200 Pro Espresso machine 1.8L 2cups Black
Nespresso Gemini CS200 Pro Espresso machine 1.8L 2cups Black
Pressure:19 Digital display of choice of languages - Hot plate for cups

Nespresso Aguila 220 and 420

And we go up another step to reach the Nespresso Aguila: the best professional Nespresso coffee machine. This real luxury imitates the conception and design of the great coffee machines for catering in bars. Its size and stainless steel body are reminiscent of one of these monsters, as you can see in the images below.

The difference between the two versions is simply the size: the Nespresso Aguila 220 has a coffee group with two dispensers. The 440 has two (that is, you can make four coffees simultaneously with it).

It is a machine designed for baristas and establishments with a high volume and demand for services. We highlight, for example, the very large space for heating cups on the upper tray, the daily automatic cleaning system, or the system for recipes with milk foam or hot water.

Other features of the Nespresso Aguila, specifically designed for the hotel and catering industry, are as follows:

  • Direct connection to the water outlet.
  • Water filter alarm.
  • Refrigerated milk tank with a capacity of 5 litres
  • Possibility of programming the sizes of each cup.
  • Two containers of used capsules (125 units of capacity in each one).
  • Dimensions: 100 x 62 x 63 cms.
  • Power consumption: 9000 watts.

You can buy the Nespresso Aguila on eBay or in some second-hand market of that style. You can also contact Nespresso on the brand’s website to ask about conditions, options, and quotes. As you can imagine, this machine is not exactly cheap. At the moment, it is not possible to buy the Nespresso Aguila on Amazon.

Differences between Nespresso coffee machines

Well, you know them all. Now comes the question: Do you know how Nespresso coffee makers differ? Which one to buy? Which Nespresso coffee maker is better? Are you more interested in purchasing a new Nespresso coffee maker or looking for an older but cheaper model that allows you to enjoy the famous Nespresso capsules? These and many other questions are common to many consumers who are faced for the first time in their lives with the dilemma of buying a Nespresso coffee machine and not knowing which model to choose.

As a company with more than a dozen different coffee machines on the market, it is normal for an inexperienced user to have doubts when exploring all the options. To help you, in this section, we will discuss the main differences between Nespresso coffee makers. We will also tell you what they have in stock so that you know in advance what you are going to get before you invest your money.

Let’s start with the similarities between each Nespresso coffee maker:

How are the Nespresso machines similar?

  • All Nespresso machines have 19 bars of pressure.
  • They work with the same capsule system (either the official Nespresso capsules or compatible Nespresso capsules). The espresso you get will be the same in any model. Never lose sight of this premise.
  • They all have small or medium-sized water tanks (between 0.7 and 1 litre in almost all cases).
  • All Nespresso coffee machines allow us to extract at least two different sizes of espresso: one short and one long. Some include a third size: the ristretto (more concise than the espresso). But no Nespresso machine is better than another when extracting coffee.

The differences between Nespresso machines are reflected in secondary options, or technical specifications such as the size of the water tank or the colours, as we will see below:

  • Some Nespresso coffee machines with Wi-Fi can be operated from a mobile phone, such as the Expert or Prodigio.
  • The Expert allows you to choose temperatures.
  • The Inissia and the Essenza Mini are cheaper and have more normal qualities (no chrome finish, for example).
  • The U has a modular design and allows you to make coffee without pressing a single button. The City will enable you to attach an Aeroccino to the base. The Pixie allows you to interchange the coloured side panels.
  • The Lattissima has a milk tank with some pre-programmed preparations.
  • The Creatista includes a vaporiser and is aimed at professional baristas.

✅ Advantages of Nespresso coffee machines

  • First and foremost: coffee. Nespresso coffee machines allow you to enjoy the best coffee on the market at home, with the most excellent variety (up to 16 different types of coffee) and a 19 bar pressure system that guarantees the best espressos. A real delight for true coffee lovers and the most demanding palates.
  • The 19 bars of pressure that all the models have.
  • You can attach fantastic accessories to them, such as the
  • Nespresso Aeroccino, or a multitude of drawers to store Nespresso capsules.
  • The bill is usually impeccable.

❌ Disadvantages of the Nespresso coffee machines

  • The price. Not so much that of the machines themselves, although they are generally a little more expensive than other brands, above all that of the capsules, which is what we must look at in the long term. Quality, in this case, is paid for.
  • They only make coffee. If you want to enjoy chocolates, teas or other drinks at home, you should look at other brands like Tassimo or Dolce Gusto. Or make them yourself. The exception is Lattissima, but the rest only make espresso.
  • The original capsules are only distributed on the Internet or in Nespresso boutiques. They are not in supermarkets or the usual shops.

To sum up, we can say that Nespresso coffee makers should be your choice if you are looking for quality in the preparation of your coffee and the best varieties and flavours in the world. You should be aware of their high price, that capsules are not available in large stores, and that their coffee makers only prepare coffee-based beverages. Nespresso coffee machines are THE COFFEE, with capital letters.

Old Nespresso machines models

Several machines are still in the catalogues but are no longer manufactured and are increasingly difficult to find in our country. Rather than old Nespresso machines, it would be fairer to talk about discontinued Nespresso machines. We have listed them here so that you don’t get confused in your search:

  • Nespresso Essenza: This was one of the first Nespresso machines to go on sale. It was replaced at the end of 2017 by the Essenza Mini.
  • Nespresso Maestria and Gran Maestria: discontinued in 2015.
  • Nespresso U (or Nespresso Pulse): in the process of being discontinued. There are fewer and fewer copies left in stock. It is no longer on the official Nespresso website.

New Nespresso coffee makers: latest models

The most recent Nespresso coffee machines are the Nespresso Barista (2019), the Essenza Mini (2017) and the Expert (2016).

So, if you’re thinking of buying a late-model Nespresso machine or want it for a gift, these are the ones to look for.

Where to buy Nespresso coffee machines?

Once you’ve decided on a particular model, it’s time to buy it. “where do they sell Nespresso coffee makers?” is not unimportant. Although many readers think -“but they sell them in any supermarket or any appliance store” – the reality is not usually like that. –Ahh, isn’t it?

No. Sure, Nespresso coffee makers sell everywhere. You can find Nespresso machines in any supermarket on the corner if we get like that. Not for nothing; we’re talking about a firm with a strong network of distributors. But do all the shops have just the model you have chosen, in the colour you want, and at the best price? That’s already more difficult.

For this reason, we always recommend buying Nespresso coffee makers from Amazon. You will have no problem with availability, the prices are reasonable, and the shipping is fast. You can also buy Nespresso coffee makers on eBay; the advantages are usually the same, although in this case, you might have to look a little harder to find the exact one you need.

Nespresso coffee machines in the UK

Fortunately, we have thousands of daily readers in the UK. Many come to us looking for information or asking about Nespresso coffee machines in the UK.

The reason is justified, although it seems strange since Nespresso has different commercial branches in each country or geographical area. In other words, the same Nespresso coffee machines are not sold in Europe as in the United Kingdom, America, or other regions.

These are the Nespresso coffee machines that are officially sold in the UK:

Nespresso machines in the UK with original technology

  • Essenza Mini.
  • Pixie.
  • Citiz.
  • Lattisima.
  • Expert.

Nespresso machines in the UK with Vertuo technology

  • Vertuo.
  • Vertuoplus.
  • Vertuoplus Combo (includes the Aeroccino).

Other Nespresso capsule coffee makers

Some people think that the only machines that accept Nespresso capsules (official or compatible) are the firm itself. But no. As the patent is open, other manufacturers have been encouraged to market their coffee machines compatible with Nespresso capsules. This way, you can find different qualities, features or functions (and prices) that do not exist in official Nespresso coffee machines without having to give up the enjoyment of the firm’s capsules.

It is the case with the Fiorella NP-150 coffee machine or the KitchenAid Nespresso. There are some more on Amazon, as we show you in the next gallery.

Nespresso coffee makers with milk frother

Suppose you are looking for Nespresso coffee makers with a steamer. In that case, you will be unpleasantly surprised to find that none of them come as standard, except for the Creatista Plus (the firm’s most professional and most expensive model) and the Lattissima. These are the only ones that allow you to froth milk.

The alternative, of course, is to buy a milk frother on your own or use the Aeroccino or Barista (the company’s own).

An excellent way to use the Aeroccino frother, and save a few pounds, is to buy one of the & milk packs that Nespresso offers with specific coffee machines.

What are the Nespresso&Milk coffee machines? Well, no more and no less than a pack of coffee machines + Aeroccino (2 in 1) in which the frother is coupled to the machine and makes up a single machine. In this way, the “name” & milk is added to the original model so that we can buy the Nespresso Citiz&Milk, the Expert&Milk, or even the Inissia&Milk.

Here you have them all:

Krups Nespresso XN6008 Capsule Machine Expert, Thermoblock Heating System, 19 Bar, Black with...
Krups Nespresso XN6008 Capsule Machine Expert, Thermoblock Heating System, 19 Bar, Black with...
With Aeroccino for the preparation of milk foam; You can easily manage recipes with the app and also store your own recipes.

Nespresso coffee machine accessories: Aeroccino and more

When you have a Nespresso coffee machine, something similar happens when you buy an Apple computer or product. An uncontrollable current pushes you to acquire all the accessories and complements of the same brand (although it is not necessary or compulsory). There are many brands, many prices, some better, some cheaper, but the user wants everything from the same manufacturer.

And among these accessories for Nespresso coffee machines, there are two that stand out especially: the mixers for emulsifying milk and the drawers for storing Nespresso capsules. We recommend that you look at our guide to the best Nespresso accessories for a broader view.

Nespresso milk frothers

Let’s be clear here: there are dozens of milk frothers on the market, and many of them are just as good as the Nespresso frother. And most of them are also cheaper.

Traditionally, the only sparkling winemaker of the brand has been the Nespresso Aeroccino. Still, in 2021 the revolutionary Nespresso Barista was launched, a highly evolved milk sparkling winemaker that, apart from emulsifying the liquid, also allows you to make automatic recipes. And it also heats by induction. It’s costly, but it’s a new concept with no equal or competitor in the market.

If you simply want to have a good milk frother at home, we advise you to buy a mid-range one, cheaper than the Aeroccino.

Storage of Nespresso capsules

We find this much more practical. There’s nothing worse than having all your capsules mixed up, messed up, and, what’s worse, thrown away in a drawer or closet. The Nespresso capsule drawers allow you to store your single-dose capsules better, have them more readily available, and sort them out.

They come in all types (horizontal, vertical, with drawers) and all sizes. However, the most common length is between 30 and 60 original Nespresso capsules. Some of them can even be attached to the coffee maker so that you can always find your favourite Grand Crus.

We have drawn a guide to capsule dispensers (or capsule-holder drawers). Still, you must stick to the Nespresso capsule-holders in this case: the capsules in each format are of different shapes and sizes. Those in one machine are not suitable for the other.

If you want to buy a drawer to store the Nespresso capsules, these are some of the best options you have on Amazon:

What’s the smallest Nespresso machine?

The smallest Nespresso machines are the Inissia and the Essenza Mini.

How do you clean a Nespresso machine?

The time needed: 40 minutes.

The real-time is several hours because the water tank should be left to rest with the cleaning product for a long time to remove any sediment inside.

1- Decalcify your coffee machine

If you don’t know how read our guide first.

2- Wash the tank

After decalcification, wash the tank with detergent, rinse it several times, and let it dry for several hours before using it again. Corners and nooks are particularly conducive to the formation of sediment.

3- Remove the capsule holder.

It is a plastic piece, so take advantage of it to wash it thoroughly and wipe the inside of the head with an exposed damp cloth.

4- Remove the tray and the anti-drip screen.

The tray is one of the components that accumulate the most dirt, so put it in the dishwasher if necessary. A damp cloth will suffice for the grate.

5- Clean the exterior of the coffee maker

The machine needs to look good inside and out, so don’t forget to check the plastic housing, especially the areas closest to the coffee spout. Droplets always collect there.

6- Run several water cycles (without coffee)

Finally, when your Nespresso machine is like the jets of gold, don’t forget to run 2 or 3 water cycles (without a capsule) to clear all the internal pipes. You should have done this already after decalcifying, but it never hurts to make sure.

Who makes Nespresso coffee machines?

Two companies: Krups and Delonghi. Apart from marketing their coffee machines under their brand, these brands are two of the most prestigious manufacturers and have specialised in the capsule sector. Such is the case that they are responsible for building all the models of both Nespresso and Dolce Gusto.

There are also a few exceptions, such as the KitchenAid Nespresso coffee machine and other machines which accept Nespresso capsules but are marketed by other manufacturers outside the group. A peculiar coffee machine compatible with the Nespresso capsule system but with all the advanced features and comforts of a high-end espresso machine.

You can find more information on this point by consulting the user manual of the Nespresso coffee machines.

Nespresso Krups coffee makers

Krups currently manufactures the following models of Nespresso coffee machines: Inissia, Essenza Mini, Pixie, Citiz and Expert.

Nespresso Delonghi coffee machines

Delonghi manufactures the Nespresso Lattissima, Citiz, Essenza Mini and U (or Nespresso Pulse) coffee machines.

As you can see, some models are manufactured indistinctly by both Krups and Delonghi. For example, in the case of the Essenza Mini, the designs are slightly different depending on the manufacturer. The performance is always identical, though.

Comparisons of Nespresso coffee machines with other brands

Suppose you would like to see the differences and advantages of Nespresso coffee machines compared to other brands. In that case, you can also consult the following articles:

Are Nespresso coffee machines good? Reviews

It is a common question but one that should be pointed out. What are Nespresso coffee machines like? Do they live up to their reputation? Do they stand out from other manufacturers?

And the answer is yes: Nespresso coffee machines are excellent machines.

Just as reliable as those made by Tassimo, Senseo, Lavazza or any other firm in the sector. But we do want to emphasise that the prestige and fame of the Nespresso brand are not necessarily due to “the quality of its machines” but mainly to the coffee (the capsules).

If you ever have any problems with your Nespresso coffee machine, be sure to consult this troubleshooting guide for Nespresso.

Nespresso travel coffee machines

Can you imagine going on a trip or vacation and taking your favourite capsules with you to enjoy them at any time? You can plug in your Nespresso coffee machine in the motorhome or the car and make yourself a coffee on the spot. Well, you don’t have to keep imagining: these machines have been on the market for a long time, and we will introduce them to you here.

Nespresso travel coffee machines do not exist as such: in other words, it is not Nespresso that markets these machines. But travel coffee machines with the particularity that they can accept Nespresso format capsules (these machines usually work with ESE, the soft pods). It is the example of Wacaco, and its popular Minipresso model (and the similar but even smaller Nanopresso):

Nespresso coffee makers: Cleaning and maintenance

When it comes to keeping our Nespresso coffee machine in good condition, there are always questions about what to do or tackle a particular problem. All coffee machines usually work well, but in the long run (i.e. after many years), something always happens because of the use, and that’s when we remember that instruction manual that we didn’t keep at the time.

To help you, we have compiled the best guides on the maintenance and cleaning of Nespresso coffee machines. All of them are just a click away for your consultation:

Nespresso coffee makers: Offers

One of the most significant breaks users encounter when buying a Nespresso coffee machine is its price. The quality of these machines and the taste of their capsules are beyond doubt. Still, it is clear that they cost a little more than most, and the pocket is a crucial aspect when deciding on our purchase. We want to show you exclusively on the best offers of Nespresso coffee machines you can find on Amazon.

The process is simple: we track the capsule coffee maker section of Amazon and set up a filter to only show products that have a specific discount on that capsule coffee maker. How do you do this? Very only, pay attention:

How do you find the best deals on Nespresso coffee makers on Amazon

Okay, we first need to search Amazon for “Nespresso coffee makers.” or click on any of our coffee makers.

Then, we only have to add to that address (by typing directly in the address bar) the following:


When you press Enter, you will be shown the Nespresso coffee machines with a 20% to 99% discount on Amazon.

As you may have guessed, this parameter called “pct-off” is the percentage discount applied to the products and can be used to search. The 20 and 99 are simply the range of discounts we want to look for. For example, if we add this:


We would be looking for Nespresso coffee machines between 30% and 60% off.

A quick way to find the best discounts on Nespresso coffee makers!

Amazon has these offers for a limited time, so we advise you not to take too long to take advantage of the proposals because the available units usually sell out quickly.

Below is a list of the Nespresso coffee machines that are currently available on Amazon for less than 80 pounds:

Nespresso Inissia Coffee Capsule Machine, White by Krups
Nespresso Inissia Coffee Capsule Machine, White by Krups
High-tech: Fast heating system reaches the ideal temperature in just 25 seconds; Automatic and programmable water sizing
Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine, Black by Magimix
Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine, Black by Magimix
Compact machine taking up minimum space on your work counter; User friendly capsule insertion with removable container for emptying

The misnamed “offers” for free Nespresso coffee makers

There are also free Nespresso coffee machine offers. However, logically they have tricks: these promotions belong to firms with a high surplus of capsules (or other consumables). They are interested in “placing”, and then they offer the Nespresso coffee machines as a gift to take a certain amount of the products they have on sale. Who has not seen, for example, the offer of free Nespresso coffee machines with 500 capsules or the Nespresso machines as a gift for direct debiting receipts or opening bank accounts?

Second-hand Nespresso coffee machines

A smart alternative to buying a Nespresso coffee machine for a small fee is to go to Amazon’s section of second-hand Nespresso coffee machines.

Buying a second-hand Nespresso machine does not mean that it is used. Amazon reserves this space for models returned by other buyers, often unused, or suffered damage to the box or packaging during transport and therefore cannot be offered for sale as “new”.

Amazon checked and certified all these second-hand Nespresso machines, so the guarantee is full. And as you can see, if you click on the link, the reduction from the initial price is very substantial.

Cheap Nespresso coffee machines: prices and models

We know that Nespresso coffee machines are slightly more expensive than the industry average. Still, if you’re looking for a good deal on Nespresso coffee machines like the ones explained above, you’re bound to find one. And if you’re looking for second-hand Nespresso machines, you can look in the outlet section or refurbished section of Amazon. There you can find real bargains.

The third way is to opt for a new coffee maker, but one of the most economical models in the Nespresso range. And then the question is: Which is the cheapest Nespresso coffee maker? This depends on the promotions and the occasional ups and downs in the market. Still, in general, if you are looking to buy a new cheap Nespresso machine, the best options are the Inissia and the new Essenza Mini: the most affordable Nespresso machines by far.

They are tiny machines with little capacity and necessary materials (i.e. they do not have chrome or stainless steel trimmings, for example). In conclusion: these two models are Nespresso’s real low-cost coffee machines.

Nespresso coffee machines: the capsules

Here we will be brief because we already have pages and guides on our website that speak in greater depth about the topic of a single dose.

What capsules do Nespresso coffee machines use? All the capsules are in the Nespresso format. There are two types: the official Nespresso capsules and the compatible Nespresso capsules.

The former is manufactured and distributed by Nespresso and the latter by dozens and dozens of manufacturers throughout the world.

All of them have coffee in them. But you can also buy refillable Nespresso capsules, which come empty and can be filled with any ground coffee blend you want. They are more cumbersome, but we can reuse them a lot.

It is as if we’re talking about domestic coffee makers. Suppose we’re talking about professional Nespresso machines (which we’ve already reviewed on this page). In that case, we’d need a third single-dose format: the Nespresso Pro capsules.

And finally, there are the Nespresso Vertuo capsules work differently (by centrifugation, not injection) and therefore have a different format.

All these formats are mutually exclusive and incompatible. In other words: a standard Nespresso machine does not support Pro or Vertuo capsules; a Vertuo machine cannot use standard capsules, and so on.

Nespresso coffee machines for infusions

Is it possible to use Nespresso coffee machines for infusions? Yes, of course, it is. Any appliance capable of serving hot water would be right enough for us to enjoy our favourite infusion.

The advantage of Nespresso coffee machines for making infusions lies in their speed: you only need to press a button, and in less than 10 seconds, you have your cup or glass full of hot water, ready to receive your infusion bag.

Is there a faster and more effective way to brew with a Nespresso coffee machine? Use one of the infusion capsules presented in the article just linked.

Nespresso Coffee Makers: Which one is the best?

And we reach the end of our guide to Nespresso coffee makers with the usual section on conclusions. All Nespresso machines use the same coffee and identical capsules, so the final result doesn’t vary substantially from one machine to another. Instead, it is a question of convenience and the value we place on the ‘extra’ features that each model adds to its predecessors.

For example, adding the third size of coffee may be a plus for the latest Nespresso machines. Still, if, in the end, what you drink in the morning is an ordinary espresso, and you never use the “ristretto” size, then innovation will be of little use to you.

So before you ask yourself which Nespresso machine is best, you should ask yourself which Nespresso machine is best for you.

You need to be clear about your needs and your priorities. We’ve already given you as much information as possible, so you can decide without going anywhere else.

The five best-selling Nespresso coffee machines this year

We finished our review of this well-known firm with the usual sales list. It is a simple ranking for you to know the preferred models of online buyers throughout this year. We update it daily. As you can see, there is a predominance of cheaper, more affordable Nespresso coffee machines:

Krups Nespresso Essenza Mini XN1108 Coffee Capsule Machine | 0.6 Litre | 19 Bar | Energy Saving Mode...
Krups Nespresso Essenza Mini XN1108 Coffee Capsule Machine | 0.6 Litre | 19 Bar | Energy Saving Mode...
Two programmable options for espresso or caffè lungo with automatic water stop; High-tech 19 bar high-performance pump and quick heat-up in just 25 seconds