Nespresso Creatista vs. Creatista Plus Review

Have you ever wondered how to create latte art in your cup? The Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus allows you to become a coffee artist!

How wonderful would it be to have a barista in your kitchen every morning to fix you your favorite drink? Until that dream comes true, the Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus might be the next best thing!

The Creatista and Creatista Plus are high end, top of the line Nespresso models manufactured by premium well known brands. The Creatista is quality, luxury and simplicity combined into an amazing and impressive machine. If you are looking for the Rolls Royce of Nespresso machines, this one is it! Read on to learn more about the differences between the Nespresso Creatista vs Creatista Plus.

FeaturesNespresso CreatistaNespresso Creatista Plus
MaterialPlastic & Metal HybridStainless Steel Alloy
Dimensions16.1 x 6.7 x 12.2 in15.47 x 12.13 x 6.73 in
Brewing Method19 bar19 bar
Heat-Up Time10 seconds3 seconds
Water Reservoir 1.5L1.5L
Milk Frother YesYes
Steam Pipe YesYes
Adjustable Temperature ControlYesYes
Milk Texture Levels48
Milk Temperature Settings511

Creatista vs. Creatista Plus

The Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus provides everything you need to create authentic and delicious high quality drinks at home. The Creatista introduces an innovative feature, the steam pipe, that actually makes it easy for you to make latte art at home! With the Creatista, you are able to customize and be creative with your drinks while still enjoying the ease of a single serve capsule machine. 

The Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus have many features that make it worthy of its steep price tag. With that said, an expensive espresso and coffee machine are not always in the budget! If you would like a Nespresso machine that brews great coffee and espresso at a cheaper price point, Cozy recommends you check out the Nespresso Evoluo.

If you are still interested in learning more about all this innovative Nespresso machine has to offer, read on! Cozy provides you with everything you need to know when considering investing in this exceptional machine.

Breville and Nespresso

Two brands, one amazing machine! The Creatista and Creatista are the result of a marriage between two well known brands – Breville and Nespresso. In order to understand the quality in the design of the Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus it will help to understand the background of each company that has come together to create it. 

Breville is a world leader in home appliances, and are well known for their innovative coffee and espresso brewers. Breville is notorious for putting customer focused feedback into the designs of their machines and has been a worthy and respected brand in the espresso and coffee machine market for years. 

Nespresso is a part of the Nestle Group and is known for their easy, capsule based espresso and coffee machines that brew drinks topped with Nespresso’s signature crema at the touch of a button. Many opt for a Nespresso machine over a complex espresso machine for the convenience and ease it offers. 

Let’s Get Frothy

The combination of Breville and Nepresso into the Creatista and Creatista Plus lines is a pairing to get excited about! Nespresso fans have been asking for additional milk frothing options for their machines for years. The popular Nespresso Aeroccino milk frother used with the Nespresso machine provides a nice fluffy air bubbly cloud of frothed milk to place on top of your favorite drinks. For many this is perfectly satisfying and gets the job done.

Latte Art

Espresso with latte art designs made from microfoam.
The Nespresso Creatista models produces microfoam allowing you to create latte art in your cup.

For those who want a more professional barista experience and the ability to create more complex designs with the milk topping in their drinks many users have asked Nepresso for a milk frothing option that will create microfoam. Microfoam is the fine layer of steamed milk that is placed on top of your drink of choice. The microfoam needs to have the least amount of air bubbles possible, providing a silky smooth topping that enhances your drinking experience. Microfoam is also used to make beautiful coffee art!

The Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus answers the requests of Nespresso users with the introduction of the steam wand featured on the front of their machines.This addition provides a different milk frothing experience then the well known Nespresso Aeroccino. It provides the opportunity to not only froth your milk, but provides endless customization in creating your own barista worthy drinks – latte art included!  


The texture of the milk being frothed is a very important element of achieving a creamy, smooth microfoam. When using the Aeroccino, you create more of a macrofoam that is bubbly and light which adds volume to your drinks. WIth the Creatista and Creatista Plus the frothed milk will have less air bubbles while still maintaining a sturdy texture. This sturdy texture is the key to create drinks that are creamy and full of flavor. Additionally, the microfoam produced by the Creatista machine will allow you to be your own coffee artist providing the ability to make beautiful ferns or any other design you desire in your cup!

Buyers Guide

The Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus brews espresso at the touch of a button using Nespresso capsules to create drinks that are able to be customized to your liking . When purchasing the Nespresso Creatista or Creatista Plus you will also receive a variety pack of sixteen Nespresso capsules as well as instructions. 

Like any kitchen appliance the Nespresso Creatista and Creatista plus has pros and cons to consider. Below we tell you all about what we like and what you should be aware of when looking to purchase a Creatista:


  • Brews and heats quickly
  • Simple to use and to clean
  • Milk Steaming Wand
  • Creativity and customization
  • Multiple milk temperature and texture options
  • Convenient
  • Durable


  • More features equals high price point

Key Differences

Wondering what the difference is between the Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus? The differences between the two is not huge, in fact it largely comes down to two key differences: aesthetics and functionality. 


The Creatista and Creatista Plus use different materials to create their cosmetic designs. It’s also constructed of stainless steel alloy which gives the machine an expensive and luxurious look. The Creatista utilizes a combination of metal and plastic for its look, but still maintains an overall nice aesthetic. 

The mix of metal and plastic allow the Creatista to come in at a lower price point then the Creatista Plus. However, internally the machines are close to identical. The difference between the two will really come down to your personal preference on which machine you think is aesthetically more pleasing! 


From a function perspective there are a few differences between the Nepsresso Creatista vs Creatista Plus:

Milk Texture and Temperature

The Nespresso Creatista Plus has more settings options than the Creatista. With 8 different texture settings for the steaming wand and 11 different milk temperature options the sky’s the limit when it comes to customization for your drinks. If you are wanting to have ultimate creativity with your drinks, it may be worth considering the Creatista Plus.

In comparison, the Creatista has 4 different milk texture settings and 5 milk temperature options. The Creatista still provides the ability to customize and enjoy microfoam for your drinks, and would be a great option for a novice espresso drink maker or someone who simply wants delicious drinks who also may occasionally want to dabble in some coffee art. 

Either way, both machines provide you with the ability to create delicious drinks topped with a creamy, silky smooth milk foam.


One of the most impressive and convenient features of the Nespresso Creatista Plus is how quickly it heats up and is ready to brew. It is literally a 3 second process! This means you can brew a cup and sit down to enjoy it in the times it takes more complicated espresso brewing machines to warm up. It does not get more convenient than that!

The Nespresso Creatista still has an impressive heat up time of 10 seconds, but is a little bit slower than the Creatista plus. Of course, we are talking for just a few seconds so the difference is not very noticeable! 

Cozy’s Final Thoughts

The Creatista and Creatista Plus is a high end Nespresso brewer that integrates convenience and customization. Although the Nespresso Creatista comes at a higher price point, you truly get what you pay for in features.

With multiple brewing options combined with the ability to make barista quality milk texturing, it is like having your own personal cafe at home. This is one investment Cozy does not think you will regret!

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