Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Machine Review [2018]

Editor rating

4/5 on September 10, 2018

User's rating

148 reviews

PROS

  • Exceptionally easy to use.
  • Voluminous water and capsule container.
  • Produces an excellently blended drink with crema.
  • Picks all coffee and espresso making settings automatically.
  • The removable drip tray is height-adjustable.
  • Features auto cleaning.
  • Has 9-minute auto shutoff.
  • Supports Nespresso Vertuo coffee capsules with a wide range of aromas.
  • Programmable cup sizes.
  • Includes 12 Nespresso Vertuo coffee capsules.

CONS

  • Other than cup volume, no way to adjust the coffee making process.
  • Produces quite a bit of waste in the form of the capsules.
  • Only supports coffee capsules.

Not everyone has the time to devote to making the perfect coffee or espresso. Some people just want to throw the coffee grind into a machine, push a button, and wait for the drink to be dispensed. If you are one of those people, then Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Machine will certainly be of great interest to you.

But is it the right kind of a coffee machine for you? After all, the added espresso feature isn’t what you might expect from a regular coffee maker! To find out whether or not this machine is for you, let’s dive into our review of Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo espresso machine and coffeemaker combo!

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Features

One-touch brewing

Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso MachineNespresso Vertuo Evoluo is an ideal coffee and espresso machine for those who do not wish or simply do not have the time to think about managing different espresso or coffee making settings. This espresso machine and coffeemaker combo make coffee and espresso at the touch of one button.

The way this machine works is quite remarkable: it isn’t what you may regularly see at the market. So firstly, you fill the water tank with fresh water, which will heat up in only 15 seconds. Then, you insert the required coffee capsule into the machine.

The Vertuo coffeemaker and espresso machine use an intelligent barcode-recognizing system that reads the barcode on the rim of the capsule to identify the parameters it needs to make the drink with. Having picked the required settings, the machine then puts its Centrifusion technology into play. What it basically does is spin the capsule at up to 7,000 rotations per minute to blend the ground coffee with water, which produces a nice crema. And after all, this is done, the machine dispenses the freshly made coffee or espresso into your cup.

Every setting is built into the machine, so there is no need to adjust anything. On one hand, this is of course exceptionally convenient. On the other, this system will be a no-no for those who want to gain full control over their coffee-making process.

Easy cleaning

Even the cleaning of this machine is done automatically! You only need to completely empty the machine from used capsules, fill the water tank with fresh potable water, and quickly push the head button 3 times for the machine to initiate its cleaning cycle. You would need to remove and rinse the drip tray manually though, but that shouldn’t be much of an issue.

Large water tank and capsule container

Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo espresso machine and coffeemaker combo not only allows you to stay away from diving deep into the numerous coffee- and espresso-making settings but also lets you worry about the maintenance of the machine less frequently. That’s done via the quite capacious 54oz water tank and a capsule container that can fit 17 used capsules.

If you are confused about the purpose of the capsule container, then know that what it basically does is store the used capsules for you to then throw them away or recycle. The used capsule falls into the container when you open the head of the machine. This is very convenient on one hand but creates a lot of waste, even though it’s easily manageable.

Bear in mind that you should be using filtered water with the water container because the machine doesn’t have any water filter. Otherwise, the tank and the internal components of the machine will get covered with mineral buildup.

Coffee capsule compatibility

Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso MachineCoffee capsule compatibility makes the foundation of this machine’s simple usage. They allow you to forget about choosing coffee at the store, grinding it, and then estimating the amount required to make a great drink. All that is done for you.,

Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo supports the Vertuo coffee capsules designed by Nespresso specifically for use with the VertuoLine. The hermetically sealed capsules preserve freshness within to deliver enjoyable taste. They offer 12 freshly brewed coffee types, as well as 4 authentic Espresso Grands Crus for choice.

In fact, the machine comes with 12 Vertuo coffee capsules with a wide range of unique aromas! The fact that the machine’s manufacturer supplies the users of their production with coffee is great: you can always be sure of the quality of your drink. And in the end, you could return the capsules for recycling.

There are also a couple of minuses to the coffee-capsule design of the machine. Firstly, it can’t accept regular grinds for coffee making. Secondly, getting coffee capsules could be a bit less convenient than buying regular coffee, though they are easily available on Nespresso’s website or through their mobile app. And we have already mentioned the waste produced by the machine.

Programmable cup size

Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo provides you with some level of adjustability in terms of cup size. By default, the machine uses the cup size predefined with each type of coffee capsule: 1.35oz for espresso and 7.7oz for coffee. Evoluo can also work with other Vertuo coffee capsules like 2.7oz double espresso, 5oz gran lungo, or 14oz alto.

However, you could easily reprogram the volume settings by holding down the brewing button until the desired coffee amount is dispensed, after which the machine will use the same volume setting for that capsule type. The coffee cup sizes can be programmed anywhere from 0.3oz/10ml to 17oz/500ml. You could also restore the factory settings of the machine in the future as easily.

Another thing you could do is press the top button to override the cup settings and stop coffee dispensing to get the desired amount of the drink.

Height-adjustable drip tray

Because the range of the coffee volumes supported by this machine is quite wide, the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Machine are equipped with a height-adjustable, removable drip tray to accommodate a wide range of cup sizes.

It also allows the machine to avoid splashing coffee all over the place when dispensing coffee or espresso, which would especially happen with small cups. Instead, you can pick one of the four heights of the tray to position the cup as close as possible to the output. You could also completely remove the tray if you want.

Auto shutoff feature

Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso MachineNespresso Vertuo Evoluo machine features automatic 9-minute shutoff. This function basically turns the machine off after 9 minutes of standby to save power and also reduces fire hazard. This is an exceptionally useful function, especially if you are prone to forget things.

 

Most common FAQ Answered

Does Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo include a milk frother?

This particular bundle does not include a milk frothing machine, but Nespresso, in fact, offers a kit with the Evoluo and a milk frother.

Can this machine work with capsules other than the Nespresso Vertuo ones?

We wouldn’t recommend you attempt to use any coffee capsules other than those manufactured by Nespresso. If something happens to the machine, you will probably end up with a void warranty, given you used third-party coffee pods. After all, Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo has been specifically designed for Vertuo coffee capsules with barcodes.

Is using coffee capsules better than using regular coffee grinds?

It often is because the manufacturers of coffee capsules ensure to make them aromatic and flavored. However, if you are used to some particular kind of coffee or you want the best-of-the-best grinds, then coffee capsules may not be the best choice.

 

Conclusion

As you can see from our review, the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Machine is quite a unique coffee maker. It makes pretty good coffee and espresso because, after all, Nespresso made sure to make high-quality coffee capsules and also adjusted the machine to work with them perfectly.

They even kindly included 12 coffee capsules for you to save time for the initial coffee tasting! Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo is also extremely easy-to-use, requiring minimum effort from its users, even when cleaning the machine.

Who would Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo be suitable for? First of all, for those who don’t have the time or just don’t want to wrap their minds around the settings of the more complex machines! On the other hand, this machine won’t satisfy those who want to have full control of the coffee and espresso making process. Plus, if you have a developed taste for coffee, you might dislike the unique and aromatic yet generic coffee capsules.

So in the end, casual coffee and espresso drinkers are the ones who will like this machine the most, especially given its very attractive price. If you liked Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo coffeemaker and espresso machine combo, it will be definitely worth its money: it is indeed a high-quality and high-performance coffee maker!

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