Nespresso is a trusted name in coffee and espresso, but the company offers so many makers that you might be torn between models.
To make your choice easier, we took a look at two popular but very different options: the Nespresso VertuoLine and the Nespresso Inissia.
|Nespresso VertuoLine||Nespresso Inissia|
|Colors||Black, matte black, chrome||Black, gray, red, silver, white, cream|
|Weight||10.85 pounds||5.29 pounds|
|Height||11.93 inches||9.1 inches|
|Used capsule container capacity||13||11|
|Power rating||1,350 watts||1,200 watts|
|Cup sizes||1.35-ounce espresso, 8-ounce coffee||1.35-ounce espresso, 3.72-ounce lungo|
The sleek, 10.85-pound maker comes in black, matte black and chrome. It uses coffee capsules. Capsules vary in price, but many, including the Caramelizio variety, cost around $1.10 apiece.
The VertuoLine heats up in 15 to 20 seconds and produces two cup sizes with the push of a button: a 1.35-ounce espresso and an 8-ounce coffee. It holds 13 used capsules.
Other notable features are a 40-ounce removable water tank, an automatic shut-off function after nine minutes and a 1,350-watt power rating.
The Inissia is almost 3 inches shorter than the VertuoLine and about half the weight, at just 5.29 pounds. It comes in a variety of colors, including black, gray, red, silver, white and cream.
The Inissia delivers two cup sizes: a 1.35-ounce espresso and a 3.72-ounce “lungo.” It holds 11 used capsules, to the VertuoLine’s 13.
The Inissia also has a smaller water tank and a lower power rating than the VertuoLine, but both shut off automatically after nine minutes.
Capsules vary in price, but Nespresso’s lungo capsules — including the Envivo Lungo — generally cost between 70 and 75 cents.
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What’s it all mean? We’ll break it down for you.
The Nespresso VertuoLine is bigger and more versatile than the Inissia. With its larger water tank and cup size capacity, many coffee and espresso drinkers will find it’s worth the price.
But the Inissia might be exactly what you need at the price you want. It costs $50 less and uses up less counter space. Picking a more affordable model from the outset could save you in the long run, especially since you’ll need to buy capsules.
Regardless of model, think about putting your purchase on a rewards credit card. Depending on your bonus categories, you might receive a considerable amount of cash back from your coffee maker.