Which Nespresso Machine Makes The Best Lattes?
Nespresso makes some really awesome single serve coffee and espresso drinks. They are on par with Keurig in the single serve coffee department but set themselves ahead by really nailing the espresso drinks as opposed to the coffee drinks.
Two of the most popular espresso based drinks are the latte and the cappuccino – both of which Nespresso machines excel at making. Depending on your love of automation any of the Nespresso machines will make fine espresso but the Lattissima will make the best Lattes and Cappuccinos without the need of human intervention.
What I like most is that you can hook you milk compartment up and hit a button and it makes the mixed drink without you actually having to dirty up anything else. The wand that steams the milk is then easily cleaned, again, at the push of a button. I love that!
The Nespresso Lattissima Vs The Aeroccino
The Lattissima costs more but it will froth your milk for you. You can buy a Nespresso U plus an Aeroccino and save some money but you’ll have to combine drinks manually to make a latte.
The Lattissima Plus & Pro
Fully Automatic Lattes Made Easy
The Lattissima Pro is the best option possible for the home barista that wants to make a great latte at the touch of a button. The machine will heat and froth your milk for you and then add the espresso all at the touch of a button for maximum convenience.
One thing worth noting – the original Lattissima is a bit old and not worth getting. The plus is great but the pro model will give you more space to use bigger and wider cups.
Nespresso U Or Pixie Plus Aeroccino Frother
If you want to save $100-$200 then you should go for the Nespresso U or the Nespresso Pixie which both make really excellent espresso shots at the touch of a button. You can then also use the separate Aeroccino frother to heat and froth your milk for you to add to the espresso for your drink. This creates a manual set of steps but it also gives you full control on the volume of milk and/or froth you add to any of your drinks which in my opinion is a big plus.
Make A Latte With The Lattissima
Here’s a video demonstrating how it’s done.
What Do I Prefer?
I always want full control over my drinks. Yes the Lattissima allows you to program the machine to make drinks the way you like it best but I like to switch things up from time to time and experiment.
I also like to have the freedom and flexibility to make drinks differently every time especially if I’m preparing drinks for friends or family. I know that if my sister comes to town then I need to have more milk in the cup. My wife? She wants more foam than milk. Me? I want less milk in the morning and more milk in my drinks later in the day.
The basic machine makes great shots for me and the separate frother lets me make drinks however I please… all while saving me money in the end. I like that.