The Nespresso Vertuo and Milk Frother Coffee Maker continues the Nespresso Vertuoline’s history of brewing delicious coffee and espresso with the simple push of a button (making great coffee should be easy when you use the best coffee maker). Cappuccino’s, on the other hand, will require you to cough up a little extra money. Check out our best Nespresso machine guide for more!

Why We Like It – Nespresso Vertuo and Milk Frother

The Nespresso Vertuo and Milk Frother Coffee Machine brew delicious espresso or coffee with the push of a button. If you opt for the milk frother attachment you can add a delicious cappuccino to this list. And unlike many other pod-based coffee makers, the Nespresso Machine pods are fully recyclable.

Pros
  • Compartment can hold approx. 16 capsules
  • Pods come in a variety of sizes
  • Recyclable Pods
Cons
  • Average-sized water tank
  • Milk Frother sold separately

Performance

The Nespresso Vertuo and Milk Frother Espresso Machine employ centrifusion technology so you can brew both delicious coffee and espresso quickly and gently without burn (if you prefer a machine that comes with a milk frother, check out our Nespresso Lattissima Pro review). Be aware that you must purchase pods specifically for the Nespresso Vertuoline because their other brand, the original line, is incompatible. The water tank comes in at 40 ounces, which isn’t too bad and can make you large batches of coffee, but is not the biggest we’ve seen. If you require a bigger model, consider the Nespresso Creatista Plus.

Design

The Nespresso Vertuo and Milk Frother Espresso Maker is built for easy insertion and ejection of coffee capsules. The compartment on the side of the Nespresso Vertuo can hold approximately 16 capsules before needing to be replaced. The pods for the Vertuo Coffee Machine come in a variety of sizes so you can enjoy anywhere from 40oz single serve espresso to 414 oz coffee (if you want an alternative machine that can make both coffee and espresso don’t skip our Nespresso Vertuoline review). The machine isn’t bulky or tall so it should fit wherever you would like to put it. But if you are desperately wanting something slimmer and lighter, check out the Mueller Espresso Machine for Nespresso. Alternatively, if you want gourmet espressos and coffees, you’ll want to try the Krups XP5280 espresso machine.

Value

The Milk Frother Nespresso can come equipped with an Aeroccino Milk Frother, sold separately, unfortunately, which has rapid one-touch preparation for hot or cold milk so you can enjoy coffee espresso and cappuccino. Payment with your credit card on Amazon in the United States qualifies you for free shipping, which is always a benefit. The pods for the Vertuoline Coffee Machine can be purchased directly from Nespresso or from Amazon and as an added bonus, or fully recyclable via a pre-postaged bag you get from Nespresso for free. Another Nespresso machine, the Nespresso CitiZ, also comes with this recycling feature.

Nespresso Vertuo and Milk Frother Wrap Up

The Nespresso Machine shows its value on the coffee-making stage by making its pods fully recyclable. With pod-based machines coming under intense scrutiny for not being recyclable it’s nice to see a company stepping up and taking this on. The fact that the pods brew delicious coffee in delicious flavors is also a great bonus.

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