Nespresso has rapidly established themselves as one of the premier at-home espresso and coffee machines. Their sleek machines produce expensive tasting drinks at the press of a button. Furthermore, the company provides accessories to froth milk perfectly every time for optimal cup results. Nespresso machines can be difficult to navigate if you're unfamiliar with them; two popular models are the Nespresso Vertuo Next and Nespresso Vertuo Plus. The main distinction between them lies in that the Vertuo Plus can receive updates via WiFi or Bluetooth technology, enabling it to pair with smartphone apps and offer various features. While this might be appealing for some, it's wise to carefully consider whether or not these high-tech features will actually add any benefit before investing in this machine.
Both the Vertuo Next and Plus boast sleek designs that look beautiful on your kitchen counter. Both machines can easily fit into tight spaces without compromising performance, with key components located near the front for easy access. However, the Vertuo Plus stands out with its more modern aesthetic featuring an increased brewing chamber size as well as being taller and wider than its counterpart.
Both machines come equipped with a reusable pod storage container to store used capsules after every use, but the Vertuo Plus' larger capacity makes filling it more efficient and manageable. Furthermore, its drip tray can be adjusted upward or downward to better fit into any mug, or it can even be completely removed if you prefer pouring directly into cups.
The Vertuo Plus is more expensive, yet packed with more features than its counterpart, the Vertuo Next. This machine can brew different sizes and types of coffee (including an 18oz carafe) faster and pair with the Nespresso app for updates to functions and data updates; its only drawback being its higher electricity use that requires it to shut off after nine minutes of non-use to conserve energy usage.
Both the Vertuo Next and Plus offer quick and convenient ways of creating delicious espresso or coffee at home, depending on which features are most important to you. Your decision may depend on whether smart technology and less bitter coffee flavor are top priorities; otherwise the Vertuo Next offers simpler operation with smaller water storage capacity.