Nespresso Vertuo Next Review
Purchasing coffee and lattes weekly from a coffee shop can add up and put a dent in your wallet. I wanted to invest in a quality espresso machine. Now, this isn't meant to shame anyone who buys their coffee, because let's face it, sometimes a busy schedule prevents you from making your own. Other times, you simply just want your favorite latte from Starbucks or the local coffee shop.
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Youtube Video: Nespresso Vertuo Unboxing & Review
Link to: Nepresso Vertuo Next
It's no secret playing barista at home is an activity I love to do. The creativity it allows in the kitchen is the perfect balance.
Finding the right machine required some research. The past machine I used was more traditional and pretty basic. Price wise it was very reasonably, although the quality was not the best. The challenges I faced included inconsistent espresso results. Majority of the time, my espresso was not robust, even watery. Some days it was strong.
Making espresso utilizing pods was the direction I wanted to explore. A pod is a serving of coffee in filter paper. There are many machines on the market to accommodate pods.
Nespresso was a brand many people rave about for their at home coffee bar. A machine with versatility is a must. Having the option to make coffee and espresso drinks is a bonus in my eyes.
After doing a deep dive and comparison, I decided to purchase the Nespresso Vertuo Next. Described to accommodate a full range of coffee sizes, according to Nepresso's website. I purchased my machine for $134.25, but you can find it for a few bucks lower depending on the sale.
The Nespresso Vertuo Next labeled as weighting 8.8lbs with dimensions (WxDxH): 5.5 x 16.8 x 12.4 inches. The removable water tank on the back holds 37oz of water. I appreciate the size of the machine, it can fit on a counter top or be stored under a cabinet without taking up too much space.
It came with four different pamphlets: the user manual, warranty, safety, and coupon codes. I did read the user manual before starting the rinse cycle ( which is recommended before first use).
The Nespresso Vertuo Next came with a package of ponds. There was a description of each pod, which is amazing, especially if you are unfamiliar with espresso.
To begin the rinse cycle, I encountered a little bit of trouble. The instructions stated to press the button really fast a few times to start the Nespresso Vertuo Next, and I had to attempt this step multiple times. I eventually succeeded.
Next, was making espresso using a pod for the first time! This was challenging, I believe I had a fear of applying too much pressure to close the machine and would possibly break it. So, I struggled closing the Nespresso Vertuo Next, but ultimately was able to close it.
After the pod was finished, it passed the taste test! Very robust and strong espresso made right in the kitchen. Overall, I'm excited to keep using the Nespresso Vertuo Next for more at home lattes and coffee recipes.
Remember, always be creative when playing barista at home! Comment and share your favorite coffee drinks below!