Minimal mess, easy to use and great coffee!
This machine uses new technology which reads the barcode on each capsule and knows how much water to extract based on the type of coffee you want to make. For example, the larger capsules make a mug size coffee. The smaller capsules enable you to make either an espresso shot or a latte (if you have a milk frother). The machine spins the capsule to extract the coffee in a way that results in a beautiful crema. It looks as if you've frothed milk but you haven't. Meaning, you could have a black coffee but still have that creamy finish to it. Or yo...u can add 1-2cm of milk to the bottom of the cup and end up with a mug of coffee which looks like you've used a frother but you haven't. There's so many options! There's a huge water tank at the back which means you can make several coffees without haven't to constantly fill it up. The only thing you need to clean is the drip tray. And a milk frother, if you use one. The Vertuo can be bought with or without the frother. There's only one button to push on top, which makes it simple to use. It's also really quiet to operate. The other thing I love about the machine, is that it spins the capsules dry, so you aren't left with a wet mess in the capsule collection bin, unlike the other machines which use the original capsules. The capsules themselves are made from 100% aluminium, which can be recycled over and over (either through Nespresso or one of their drop off points eg at a florist). Which is great for the environment. I'd highly recommend this machine. It looks expensive and suits my kitchen. And it doesn't take up much room either (the tank swivels 180 deg).
Easy to Use
I like drinking long blacks and this makes a better long black than the other 'capsule nespresso' system. Not quite the long black you are used to - it has a lot of crema but it's not the watery mess that the capsule pods make. To get anything this thick and strong you'd need to use two capsules each time.
Easy to use.
It's about 85% as good as a coffee from a cafe and 25% the price. Also you don't have to go out to get a good coffee.
I really love this machine and can't wait to get out every morning so I can make my first coffee with the Vertuo machine.
I also have started making a decaf ice coffee when I get home from work. Delicious!
Cant believe it.
Initial start up meets the faulty machine, just plug in then power up to open the machine head with pushing the lever up, and it automatically opens in an electrical mechanism, fill up water, place a pod in, afterward it stays open forever not even to make a cup of coffee. Whatever followed the instruction manual to solve it for an hour, it still remain the same, then I return it.
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Fabulous Coffee and Great cup size choices
Was a little wary of this. Been using the Latissima for a long time and love Nespresso Coffee. Wanted this as machine was dying and time to replace and larger cup sizes was appealing. Disappointed that they didn't offer the coffee i was used to, but a whole new range. Took a while to figure out the right volumes of milk but now i have it, i LOVE it. The coffee range is fabulous, already got new favourites, especially the double espresso. Temperature is a litlte hotter than the latissima, but a temperature control would make this a perfect mach...ine. The largest cup size is 440ml (not including milk) which is great to go in a thermos,somewhere between the mug (230ml) and the grand lungo (150ml) is the absolute perfect size for me. While you can't program the water levels, you can stop the flow to get it just at the levels you want..
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Very impressive machine
The main reason I bought this machine is that I love a big mug of coffee and this machine delivers on that requirement. From small espresso shots to huge 414ml "jugs" of coffee - it has all bases covered. The machine itself looks classy and very well built - top quality all round. The grey/titan colour is stunning and it takes up very little room on my bench top. The fact that you can adjust which side of the machine the water tank sits is also a great feature. The barcodes on the pods mean you don't have to select what size coffee you are ...making as the machine reads the barcodes and adjusts the pour accordingly. Very easy to use and a simple cleaning procedure. Manuals outline instructions very clearly. There are a huge variety of pods available from Nespresso and I love that the capsules are recyclable. The coffee that this machine makes tastes fantastic. Big variety of flavours and the coffees I have made have all had a lovely crema on them. My only gripe would be is that you cannot adjust the temperature of the coffee but Nespresso say that is because the machine is set to the optimum temperature for the coffee blends. It also seems a bit odd that the part of the machine under the spout is not concave like on most machines - this means that your mug/cup sits forward of the cup holder base a little. Not a huge problem but given this machine makes huge mugs of coffee, not the best design. But overall, I am very happy with my purchases and would recommend this machine to anyone after a good cup of coffee in a wide range of sizes.
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