If you’re a latte lover and drink them several times per week, you may be wondering what the best Nespresso machines for latte lovers are. Making your own lattes will save you money in the long run. You may even save a little time if your usual coffee stop typically involves waiting in line.
The 6 Best Nespresso Machines for Latte Lovers
Here are the top coffee machines by Nespresso for people who want to get their coffee fix at home but want something fancier than a regular cup of joe.
The Lattissima One is a low-profile, all-in-one machine that can create plain espresso, lattes, or cappuccinos. It comes in Silky White or Warm Slate, so it should match the majority of kitchens. Both are neutral tones. Expect to pay around $380.00 for this model, though you can sometimes find it for less than that on Amazon.
One of the perks of this type is the built-in milk jug that froths it directly into your cup. There’s no separate frother to manage or store. It’s all in one machine, but the milk jug can come off and get tossed into the dishwasher. This is a low-maintenance machine.
Other features include:
- 33.8 oz. water tank
- Small profile at just 6.1” W x 12.8” D x 10.1” H
- 4.2 oz. milk jug
- The ability to hold eight used capsules before you have to empty it
- Automatic shutoff after nine minutes of inactivity
- Folding drip tray that will accommodate the cup for a latte
- One button is all it takes to make your latte
- Lightweight style (9.3 lbs)
- Heats up and is ready to go for espresso in about 25 seconds and 40 seconds for lattes
This is quite the step up from the Lattissima One, and the $600.00 price tag reflects it (you can probably get it for less if you shop around). What do you get with this one?
- A 44 oz. water tank, so it’s a bit larger than the One’s
- A bigger machine (just by a little), at 7.6” W x 13” D x 10.8” H.
- A folding tray to accommodate a cup you can make a latte in
- One push of a button will get the latte made
- Automatic shutoff after nine minutes of inactivity
- Semi-automatic daily cleaning (this is a big plus!)
- You can make more types of drinks, and they’re pre-programmed: ristretto, espresso, and lungo in addition to cappuccinos and lattes
- The ability to let the machine know whether your water is soft, medium, or hard
- Touch screen
- Large removable milk jug you can store in the refrigerator for next time
- Still lightweight at 12.6 lbs
- You can dispense hot water from it
- It heats the milk
The color availability (or lack thereof) is one potential con to this one. You can only get it in silver.
A look at the Nespresso site may lead you to believe this is only available in one color, for about $400.00. However, Amazon has it for a lower price and in four colors: black, white, red, and silver. This is another model that lets you make a latte (among other drinks) with just the touch of a single button. The milk frother is built in. Other features include:
- Relatively lightweight body of 13.15 lbs (still heavier than most, though)
- Sliding drip tray so you can make room for a cup to make a latte in
- Easy descaling
- Automatic shutoff after nine minutes
- 11.83 oz. milk container that is removable
- Storage space for 10 used capsules, so clean-up is only a chore after every 10th drink
- 30.43 oz. water tank
- Though larger than a lot of the options, it still doesn’t take up an absurd amount of space at 12.5” W x 6.6” D x 10.2” H
- Heats up within 25 seconds
This one’s a little different from the rest because it has a steam wand for frothing milk. You’ll still need a separate jug (included) to hold the milk while you work and it’s not as simple as a push of a button to make a latte.
Heating and frothing milk this way may sound like a step back for a lot of latte lovers. However, this will give you more control and room to play. Want more or less foam? To practice your latte art? This model will allow you to do just that.
If you’re looking for the best Nespresso machines for latte lovers who are also big on convenience and a hands-off approach, this one isn’t it. For the group of coffee lovers who want to learn to craft Instagram-worthy beverages (whether they actually take and post pictures or not), this one is a winner.
Other than creativity and control, you get:
- Eight pre-programmed drinks (even the froth’s texture are milk temperature are programmable)
- The ability to make ristretto, espresso, cappuccinos, flat whites, and lungos in addition to the lattes you love
- That frothing wand? Yeah, it’s self-cleaning.
- Color display screen
- The ability to make not just any froth, but froth that begs you to practice your latte art skills
- Self-cleaning abilities
- A 50 oz. water tank
- A beautiful machine that allows you to look like a pro barista to your guests
- Storage space for 10 empty capsules
There are some differences between the Creatista and the Creatista Plus, but they aren’t as drastic as you might think.
- You can choose from 11 milk temperatures with the Creatista Plus but only three with the Creatista model.
- The Creatista takes a few seconds longer to heat up (the Plus heats up in a mere three seconds)
- If the all-stainless look is the one for you, you’ll have to go with the Plus model. The original Creatista just has stainless on the front and the sides are colored (Champagne or Black).
- As you can probably guess by the names, the Plus model costs a bit more. Expect about a $500.00 cost for the original and $600.00 for the Plus.
CitiZ & Milk
Here’s an option that lets you keep your milk frother separate from the espresso maker itself. It’s one of the less expensive options at around $300.00 (shopping around could get you a better price than that).
It comes in four colors: Chrome, Cherry Red, Milk White, and Limousine Black. Its retro-inspired, yet still modern, the design will win over a lot of people based on aesthetics alone. The integrated Aeroccino is black and will heat and froth milk for your lattes.
The drip tray removes so you can put your cup in there for lattes without any trouble. The machine heats up and is ready to go in 25 seconds or less. Like other models, it shuts off after nine minutes of inactivity. No worries about whether you left the machine on or not after you’re well on your way to work.
- A 34 oz. water tank
- A next-to-nothing weight of 7.3 lbs
- Small profile of 5.1” W x 14.6” H x 10.9” D
- Ability to make lungos (close to a regular cup of coffee)
- Easy to clean
There is an updated model of this one, but you can still find the older, discontinued model. There’s not an especially large gap in the price, though. You’ll pay about $25.00 less for the older model on Amazon.
The Evoluo bundle doesn’t do it all with the touch of a button, but you can easily make your lattes with it because the Evoluo machine comes with an Aeroccino milk frother. Expect to pay around $250.00 for the set. Keep in mind that you’ll need to look for the bundle in particular since the Evoluo on its own won’t froth milk.
The Aeroccino frother is pretty straightforward, but what does the Evoluo itself do? It can make:
- 1.35 oz. espresso
- 2.7 oz. double espresso
- 5 oz. Gran Lungo
- 8 oz. coffee
- 14 oz. Alto
That part, you can do with the touch of a button. The machine scans the label and works its magic. Then you just pour the milk from the frother into your cup.
Get it to match your kitchen. It comes in:
- Piano Black
- Titan (deep gray, almost black)
- Shiny Red
For the record, the Aeroccino frother will whip up a nice hot or cold froth for your coffee in just a few seconds. It’ll even heat it for you if you prefer your lattes hot instead of iced. The frother is fairly small and won’t take up room, but here are the stats and additional information for the Evoluo:
- 11 lbs (not really an issue unless you’re planning to move it a lot, but at least it’s light)
- 9” W x 12.2” D x 12.3” H
- It takes 20 seconds or less to heat up and get ready to go.
- The removable water tank holds 54 ounces of water.
- It shuts off automatically after nine minutes of inactivity.
- It’ll hold 17 empty large capsules before you have to clear it out.
Which One Is Right for You?
There are a lot of models to choose from within the Nespresso line. Even if you’re dead-set on Nespresso as opposed to any of the other options available, narrowing it down to just one can still be a challenge. Here are some things to consider:
- Is the frother separate? Do you have a strong preference either way?
- What is your budget?
- How much space do you need?
- Do you like the idea of a bundle or is the machine going to meet your needs by itself?
- What else do you need the machine to do? Or do you only drink lattes?
Gordon is seriously addicted to coffee. He also likes to write. Match made in heaven? Yes. After years of boring casual coffee drinkers to death with bean origin stories, he took to writing publicly here at 2Caffeinated.