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Nespresso VertuoLine vs Evoluo: Which is Better?

Nespresso VertuoLine vs Evoluo

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Nespresso Vertuo Nespresso Vertuo
  • Many sizes, designs, and colors available
  • Centrifusion technology
  • Automatic setting adjustment
  • Nespresso Evoluo Nespresso Evoluo
  • Large water tank and used capsule container
  • Automatically adjusts settings
  • Centrifusion capsule technology
  • Nespresso currently sells almost 15 different coffee makers, from the compact Essenza Mini to the deluxe Lattissima Pro. So when it’s time to buy one for yourself, how do you choose?

    In this guide, we’re taking a close look at the Nespresso Evoluo and VertuoLine. The VertuoLine is Nespresso’s newer and more advanced line of espresso makers, and the Evoluo is the largest model in that line. But what’s the difference, and which model should you choose? Scroll down to find out!

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    All About the Nespresso VertuoLine

    Coffee Machine Capsules
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    Nespresso’s VertuoLine is its newer, more technologically advanced line of espresso makers. These models use differently designed coffee capsules that are printed with barcodes. When you insert a capsule, the VertuoLine machine reads its barcode and automatically adjusts its settings to brew the perfect cup of coffee. That means you don’t have to choose cup sizes or brew strengths. Then the machine spins the capsules — at a speed of about 7,000 rotations per minute — to evenly extract flavor and caffeine from the coffee grounds.

    The downside of this advancement is that you have less control over the brew — and you have to buy Vertuo-specific coffee pods.

    What are the major models in the Nespresso VertuoLine?

    1. Vertuo

    Nespresso Vertuo

    Specifications

    Dimensions: 8.32 x 11.91 x 11.93 inches

    Weight: 10.85 pounds

    Water tank capacity: 40 ounces

    Used capsule container capacity: 13 large capsules

    The Vertuo is the first model in the VertuoLine. It offers five cup sizes and comes in several shades of black, grey, and red.


    2. Vertuo Next

    Nespresso Vertuo Next

    Specifications

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 16.8 x 12.4 inches

    Weight: 8.8 pounds

    Water tank capacity: 37 ounces

    Used capsule container capacity: 10 large capsules

    The Vertuo Next is Nespresso’s most recent addition to the line. It’s very compact and designed to fit on any kitchen counter. Plus, it’s the first Nespresso model made partially out of recycled plastic!


    3. VertuoPlus

    Nespresso VertuoPlus

    Specifications

    Dimensions: 8.7 x 12.7 x 12.8 inches

    Weight: 10.1 pounds

    Water tank capacity: 37.1 ounces (or upgrade to 60)

    Used capsule container capacity: 10 large capsules

    The VertuoPlus is a more deluxe model, featuring an adjustable water tank and five cup sizes, including single and double espresso shots. It’s available in regular and premium colors, which feature chrome finishes.


    Pros
    • Many sizes, designs, and colors available
    • Centrifusion technology
    • Automatic settings adjustment
    • Five cup sizes
    Cons
    • One-year warranty
    • Requires Vertuo capsules
    • Can’t control the brew
    • Smaller water tank and used capsule container

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    All About the Nespresso Evoluo

    Nespresso Evoluo

    Specifications

    Dimensions: 9 x 12.2 x 12.3 inches

    Weight: 11 pounds

    Water tank capacity: 54 ounces

    Used capsule container capacity: 17 large capsules

    The Evoluo offers the same technology as Nespresso’s other VertuoLine models. It uses Centrifusion spinning to extract coffee, and you won’t have to (or be able to) adjust the machine’s settings.

    The Evoluo is larger and heavier than the other models in its line. It offers a larger used capsule container and water tank, and you can buy it in five colors, including silver, black, and red.

    Pros
    • Centrifusion capsule technology
    • Automatically adjusts settings
    • Large water tank and used capsule container
    • Five cup sizes
    Cons
    • Heavier and bulkier
    • One-year warranty
    • Only compatible with Vertuo capsules
    • No control over the settings

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    Nespresso Evoluo vs VertuoLine: Which Should You Choose?

    What separates the Evoluo from Nespresso’s other VertuoLine models? Though they have many traits in common, the Evoluo is a larger, heavier model — which is good and bad.

    With the 11-pound Evoluo, you won’t have to refill the 54-ounce removable water tank as often, and the used capsule container won’t need to be emptied frequently. If you’re very rushed in the morning, this could be a major plus for you.

    On the other hand, the Evoluo lacks the slim footprint of the Vertuo Next, which has its water tank at the back. If your counter space is limited, those few inches could make a big difference. The Evoluo also lacks the adjustable water tank of the Vertuo Plus, which can be rotated to accommodate different kitchen setups. And the Evoluo is a full 2.2 pounds heavier than the Vertuo Next — a factor you might want to consider if you put your espresso maker away when it’s not in use.

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    The Bottom Line

    So which model should you choose? We’d recommend the Nespresso Evoluo if you want a large, effective machine that doesn’t need frequent refilling or emptying. It has all of the advanced technology of the VertuoLine and comes in a classy range of colors.

    Why would you choose a different VertuoLine model? If you want a slimmer, more eco-friendly machine with a lower price tag, you’ll probably prefer the Vertuo Next. If you’d like the flexibility of an adjustable water tank and the style of premium chrome finishes, you may want to look at the VertuoPlus. And if you want something in the middle, you may prefer the Vertuo, which offers a balanced size and classic design.

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    Kate MacDonnell

    Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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