Life happens, espresso helps. So does having a high quality brewer that can make all your espresso drinking dreams come true! Enter the Nespresso Lattissima Plus, with state-of-the art milk frothing technology preparing your favorite drinks is effortless.
This innovative, compact machine allows you to brew high quality drinks using Nespresso capsules at the push of a button. There’s a reason the Lattissima Plus is consistently ranked as one of the best Nespresso models on the market.
Read on to learn all there is to know about this innovative espresso brewing machine!
|Features||Nespresso Lattissima Plus|
|Brewing Method||19 Bar Pump Pressure|
|One Touch Buttons||Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato|
|Drip Tray||Sliding Drip Tray (For Larger Mugs)|
|Water Tank Capacity||30 Ounces|
|Colors||Red, Blue, SIlver, White|
|Removable Milk Container||Yes|
|Dimensions||12.50 x 6.60 x 10.20 inches|
The Nespresso Lattissima Plus is a small machine with a large amount of options. The biggest selling factor of the Lattissima plus is that making any milk based drink is almost completely automated. This means no clean up, no measuring and no need for an extensive set of tools to brew all of your favorite drinks. The Lattissima provides you with a barista quality drink without having to expend a barista sized effort. This is a win-win in Cozy’s book!
Similar to Keurig’s Cafe model, if you have a craving for a latte, cappuccino or even want to simply add more milk froth to your daily cup of coffee the Lattissima Plus can do it all for you! The Lattissima plus also makes cleaning up as easy as possible as it is equipped with an easy rinsing system that is designed to auto clean between brews. It is like having your own personal barista who also cleans up in your kitchen!
Nespresso Lattissima Plus Review
The Lattissima Plus brews espresso at the touch of a button using Nespresso capsules. When purchasing the Nespresso Lattissima you will also receive a complimentary welcome gift that provides a sample of Nespresso capsules so you can begin brewing and trying different flavor profiles as soon as the machine is out of the box.
Like any kitchen appliance the Nespresso Lattissima 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 Lattissima Plus:
- Sleek and compact design that fits in any space
- Brews quickly
- Milk frother with automated delivery
- Removable milk container, can be stored in fridge
- Simple to use and to clean
- Auto Power Off
- Has storage for used capsules
- Removable water reservoir
- Easy rinse cleaning system
- Sliding drip tray, accommodates large and travel mugs
- Compatible with Nespresso Capsules only
- Drinks are warm but not hot
Looking for a little more detail than just a quick pros/cons list? Below we cover each feature that makes the Lattissima an excellent Nespresso machine. Let’s jump in!
A huge selling point of the Lattissima Plus is the built in, automated milk frother. Many of the Nespresso models have separate milk frothers, the Aeroccino, that have to be purchased separate from the machine. With the Lattissima you get an integrated experience with a milk frother that is already built into the machine’s brewing technology.
The Lattissima has a milk frother incorporated into the machine that is designed to do the frothing work for you! Milk used to brew your drinks is placed in a removable milk container. You simply place your mug, select which drink you want and the Lattissima does the rest. The machine froths the milk and places it in your mug automatically.
Another bonus of the Lattissima Plus is that you can also opt to have the machine dispense hot milk only, which is a great feature when making hot chocolate or a creamy cup of tea.
The removable milk container is very convenient, because you can store it in the fridge with the milk in it that will be used when you are ready to brew. When you are ready to brew, you simply take the milk container out of the fridge, place it in the machine and it is ready to make you a delicious cup!
The milk frothing technology of Lattissima Plus provides you with the experience of enjoying delicious coffee shop worthy drinks with a velvety froth in an easy and effortless way. So kick back, relax and froth away!
If you are looking for an espresso machine that can also create latte art in your cup, then check out our full review of Nespresso’s Creatista Plus!
With high quality blends and indulgent flavors Nespresso prides itself in the quality of coffee offered in their capsules. The Lattissima is a part of the Nespresso Original Line, which features a variety of coffee blends that have their own unique intensity, taste and caffeine content. This offers a one-of-a-kind espresso drinking experience of smooth taste, full body and Nespresso’s signature rich crema topping in every cup.
It is important to note that like all Nespresso machines, the Lattissima must be paired with an original capsule type in order to brew. Nespresso capsules are made exclusively for the machine it is designed for. This means the Nespresso Original capsules will not be compatible with other Nespresso machines that are not in the Nespresso Original line and vice versa.
The Nespresso Original line features six capsule collections: Intenso, Lungo, Decaffeinato, Master Origin, Espresso and Crafted for Milk.
One Touch Brewing
Similar to Keurig models, Nespresso is designed for simplicity which is also another benefit of Lattissima’s design. Each button on the user interface represents the types of drinks you can opt to brew with choices of Espresso, Lungo, Cappuccino, Latte or Macchiato.
Despite its small size, the Lattissima Plus has a decent sized 30 ounce water tank. This is substantially larger than other models that are a similar size of the Lattissima, which typically average a water reservoir of 20 ounces or less.
A larger water reservoir is a very convenient feature. It helps to lessen the number of times you will have to refill between brews. When comparing options between machines, this is one feature Cozy recommends you should seriously consider.
The Nespresso Lattissima uses a traditional nineteen bar high performance pump to consistently extract the delicious flavor and aroma of each capsule you brew.
The Nespresso Lattissima heats up extremely quickly, reaching ideal brewing temperature in under 40 seconds. Some users have reported that the brewing temperature of the Lattissima Plus’s drinks are warm but not hot. If you prefer your drink very hot, the issues of warm drinks can be addressed by running a water only brew cycle to preheat the machine before brewing your drink.
In order to conserve energy the Nespresso Lattissima Plus is designed to automatically shut off after nine minutes of no use. This is a great, environmentally friendly feature that requires no afterthought and results in a 40% decrease in energy usage when compared to a larger espresso maker.
The Lattissima is designed with a sliding drip tray so you have the option to brew your drink in a small, large or even travel sized mug. This feature is desirable because it allows you to dictate what you want to brew your drink in. To use, you simply slide the tray out if you want to brew in a larger mug.
Being most store their espresso makers where others can see, it is nice to know your Nespresso can make delicious drinks and look good while doing it. The Lattissima has a sleek and modern appearance and comes in four fun colors: Passion Red, Silky White, Midnight Blue and Ice Silver.
When well taken care of, Nespresso machines can have a life span anywhere from 6 to 10 years. The Lattissima is durable enough to withstand daily use and sturdy enough to brew cup after cup. Additionally, if you do run into issues with any of the parts on the Lattissima it typically comes with a 2 year warranty from Nespresso.
Cozy’s Bottom Line
The Nespresso Lattissima Plus is a versatile choice for those who want a variety of drinks with minimal effort. Its sleek design allows the Lattissima Plus to find a comfortable home in even the smallest spaces while still offering a wide variety of drinks that can be enhanced with an automatic milk frother.
Since this article was published, the Nespresso Lattissima Plus has been replaced by a newer model. For a similar model and experience, be sure to check out the Nespresso Lattissima One. However, the Nespresso Lattissima Plus model is extremely popular and still widely available at multiple retailers and is worthy of your consideration. It can often be found at a discounted price due to it being a discontinued model. Happy Coffee Drinking!