Nespresso VertuoLine review: it makes perfectly delicious coffee at the press of one button!
You know that blissful moment when the first cup of coffee touches your lips? Yeah, I live for that moment.
A couple of days ago, just at “that” moment, I exclaimed, “wow, my coffee is so good today!” I thought for a few seconds, then I amended my statement. “Well, actually, it’s amazing every morning…ever since I got my Nespresso machine!”
Image courtesy of Nespresso
Before I go any further, I am going to be really clear here. The awesome folks at Nespresso have sent me a machine free of charge, for a review. It was particularly exciting, because this is a machine I’ve had my eye on for a while. I totally jumped at the opportunity to review their revolutionary new line – the Nespresso VertuoLine – because, well, coffee. Obviously, my opinions are completely honest, because I value the trust of my readers above all else!
So let’s talk about this. Nespresso Vertuoline. It’s the latest line by the premier single serve coffee machine maker, Nespresso. The VertuoLine has the unique ability to brew espresso (about two ounces) and full size coffee (just under a cup). Here’s the cool thing. The VertuoLine pods come in different flavors, strengths and sizes, they have a cool bar-code around the rim, like so:
Image via amazon.
Those black and white lines around the edge tell the VertuoLine which flavor the pod is, and therefore, exactly how to brew it. Because of this technology, every pod can be brewed differently, just perfect for that particular flavor.
And when I say perfect, I mean it. Seriously. The machine brews a strong, delightful cup of coffee, with a layer of foam, or crema on the top. My “drug of choice” is the blue coffee pods, “Odacio.” Their description is “bold and lively,” and let me tell you – that’s spot on. It wakes me up, makes my morning seem exciting (or at least decent).
I always say that the hardest part of making coffee is making coffee…before having coffee! Luckily, this machine is so simple to use, I can figure it out. Even before coffee. At 6:40 in the morning. No jokes guys, it’s just one button. Put in the pod, lock it in place, and press the button.
My friends and family who’ve been lucky enough to get a taste have unanimously voted that it’s the best coffee they ever tasted. Yes, better than getting their Starbucks fix. But you don’t have to take my word for it. You can head into a Nespresso Cafe, located in select Sur La Table locations, and a friendly, smiling employee will make you a cup of your choice of flavors. From the monagramed napkins to the personalized cups, they really make sure your experience there is pleasant. Honestly, I was amazed at how nice and friendly the employees were. Every time I went in! It’s like they like their jobs or something. Maybe it’s the free coffee?
The next thing I should mention is that the Nespresso is a classy looking machine - it’s the appliance you’re proud to have on your counter. Even their club is cool!
Yes, that is a key to a jail on my key ring. Why do you ask?
Yep, that’s instead of a membership card. They wave it in front of the scanner in their store, and it knows your coffee preferences. I know, amazing, right?
So now that I’ve gushed about the Nespresso VertuoLine, and told you about my love affair with my daily coffee, let me tell you about the one big downside: the price. The machine itself runs between $269 and $299 on Amazon, depending on the color you choose. The pods aren’t cheap either, at a cost of 75 cents for the espresso size, and the 95 cents for the large size coffee.
So is it worth it?
Well, I drink a cup every morning, so obviously I think it is. If you’re used to making a cup of instant coffee (ugh), this will obviously be a lot more expensive. If you’re used to buying coffee, you’ll pay the same or less, for coffee that’s a heck of a lot better. For me, the ease of using this machine combined with the massive amount of enjoyment I get from it, has been well worth the cost (of the pods)- as evidenced by the fact that I’ve had a cup of coffee or espresso from my Nespresso VertuoLine every morning since I got it!
In conclusion: if good – no, great – coffee is important to you, if you don’t want to fuss over your coffee, this machine is your dream come true. While it might be a little pricey, if you’ve got a birthday or other special occasion coming up, you need to drop some hints about wanting a Nespresso Vertuoline!
Make sure to visit the Nespresso website for their full line of machines, pods and accessories.
Bonus: here’s how I make my perfect cup of coffee:
I put just under a cup of milk into a cup and microwave it for two minutes. (You’ll have to play around with the time because some microwaves are stronger than others). While the milk is heating up, I put an Odacio pod into my Nespresso machine and press the button, brewing it into a 16 ounce cup. They’re both ready about the same time. I pour the milk into the coffee, sweeten to taste. Stir gently, of course, because there’s the awesome crèma on the top!
Thanks friends for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for an amazing new pasta recipe (and a giveaway!) and then later in the week for a fabulously delicious dessert recipe! -Miriam
Disclosure: I was provided with a free Nespresso Vertuoline for my review. All opinions (and my undying love for good coffee) are completely my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means that a small portion of any purchase made through these links help support this blog and help me continue to bring you free content!