A Review of Breville’s Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

And we are back again with yet another review that you’ve been waiting for! Today’ we are going to take a look at the Breville Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine! Breville, if you aren’t aware already, is a really special company that is known because of the high level of functionality that its products offer you with. Yes, in most of the cases, the products from the Breville line of products are a little more expensive than the average product out there but it is widely accepted that it is worth the extra price.

Breville is one of those lines of products that has a dedicated base of users who only opt for Breville products and nothing else. And even if you are not one of them, you still must consider at least the Breville Nespresso Veruto Coffe and Espresso Machine if you are planning to go for a Nespresso machine.

In today’s article, we are going to take a look at the main positive and negative asepcts for this model. Not only that, we are also going to take a look at the main things that you might want to keep in your mind while considering models and how you might be able to choose the right one for yourself. Finally, we are going to conclude by showing you the models that you must also consider if you like this model because these models are either really close or have something so different that often makes people entirely change their minds. So, let us get started without any further delay!

Note: This article is part of my entire Nespresso machine comparison series.

What are the main features of the Breville Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine?

As I remarked earlier, the Breville line of products is noted for the high level of functionality that it provides you with in almost every type of product that it sells. The Breville Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine is no exception to this and is yet another great product that is really loved by a lot of people. But, this makes it all the more important for us to take a look at all the features of this model so that you can ensure that it would fit your needs perfectly.

So, the main features of the Breville Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine might be summed up as follows:

  • One of the things this model sure does boast of is the right size. It is just the right size to put up anywhere and wherever you want to put it

    up. Unlike the De’Longhi Nespresso Expert Espresso Machine (Click here to read my review of the De’Longhi Nespresso Expert Espresso Machine) which is too large to properly put on any countertop, this model is actually the right size. So, that is surely an advantage if you have one of the more modernized kitchens where the size of the appliance matters because it affects the look of the whole kitchen. Even in such a case like this, this model is great!

  • The Centrifusion Extraction technology that has been used in this machine makes about 7000 spins per minute, ensuring that the delicate flavors are perfectly extracted giving your espresso the perfect aroma and flavor and your adrenalin the perfect push that you’re looking for!
  • VertuoPlus uses an intelligent extraction system that recognizes each capsule, thanks to a barcode on the rim of the capsule. Based on this, the brewing takes place, which ensures that you get the perfect taste that the blend you chose is supposed to give you. This is a really rare thing and is provided to you in this model. This alone is one of the things that makes many people go for this model.
  • One of the main things to note about this model is that you can ONLY use the Vertuoline capsules with this model. The original ones cannot be used. This is one of the things that makes several people look for alternatives and so is something that you must keep in mind while considering this model.
  • The Jet Pressure is of 19 Bars for this machine, and it also heats up really quickly. This machine has been specially designed to quickly heat up within 30 seconds at the touch of a button and that makes this machine really fast. This machine is also specially designed for working with capsules. In fact, Amazon describes this feature as:

Capsule recognition and code reading technology for blend-specific parametric brewing; Two capsule sizes, large for Coffee and small for Espresso.

  • This machine also has a super handy interface and you can choose between two modes: Espresso and Lunge. This gives this machine a certain level of versatility at the same time!
  • This machine is also known for its Energy-saving nature. The Eco mode for low Energy consumption kicks in after 3 minutes and an automatic energy-saving function switches machine off after 9 minutes of inactivity, ensuring that your electricity bills can easily be kept to a minimum.
  • The water tank is also removable so that you can clean the machine with ease. This makes you free from the hassle of having to clean it through a complicated process.
  • And of course, you also get a complimentary welcome kit, which provides you with several capsules so that you can try them out. If you love one or more from these, you can also order them and you can start having another kind of coffee at the same time, because why not!
  • And finally, this model is also available in several colors that you can choose from! This is a really great thing because it also adds to the customize-able factor when buying it. You can choose from Black, Chrome, Matte Black, Red and Titan colors to make it fit perfectly in with your kitchen. While it does not really affect the functionality of the model, some people really do care about the aesthetic factor and as this is good news for you if you’re one of them (frankly, I know how you feel because I always care about it myself as well!)

Here are the negative things that you have to keep in mind when planning to go for this model:

This model, at the first glance, looks like a perfectly flawless model.And funnily enough, is one of the only models that can claim that to be pretty much true! Yes, of course, no model is free from it’s limitations but this model actually has almost no such limitation! It gives you everything all the way from functionality up to special features such as the frother that several people love so much!

The only limitation that comes to my mind when talking of this model is that you can only use the Vertuoline cups with it. Except that, there is almost no problem with this model! That’s a really big thing because this model actually covers a lot of aspects and very few models this versatile have been reported to have this degree of perfection. All of these factors, combined, make this model one of the best models ever.

It might be mentioned here that some people consider this model to be a little too expensive and consider that to be a negative factor. Yes, it isn’t the cheapest model available out there and that’s something you might want to consider too. But it’s a pretty well known fact that Breville’s products are always little more expensive, but they are always worth it- and this model is no exception to that!

The Economic Factor Considered

As I remarked earlier, the Breville line of products provides you with a lot of functionality. However, the cost is mostly a little more than the average cost for the product out there. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s not justified. So, let us consider the justification of the price for this model.

This model provides you with a really high level of functionality and so this model deserves to be priced a little higher. At the undiscounted price in Amazon, this model can still be treated as worth it. However, if you’re planning to buy this model and have a little time, you might want to hold on for a little while since there are sales all the time!

So, if you have made up your mind to go with this model and see this on a sale, then you must know that it’s the perfect time to buy it because that’s when the price is actually less than the utility that you receive, making it a really smart deal!

My Recommendation: Go for it!

The main things that make you even consider this model before going for it is the price factor. Yes, it is a little more expensive than the average product. But that does not mean that this price is not justified. I believe that this price is really justified in face of all the added functionality that it provides you with.

So, if you can afford this machine, it seems like one the choices that you can go straight for. There’s really nothing much to worry about and you can go with this model directly. Even if you are on a comparatively conservative budget but feel like this machine is the best for you, you might opt to wait for a good sale and get it then!

How to choose the right model

Choosing the right model is something that a lot of people face troubles with. I believe that this is because they do not really understand how to properly judge models. The first thing that one must do is understand what they are actually looking for.

Once you know what you are looking for, it becomes surprisingly easy to judge models based on your needs. And your specific needs guide you towards the model that is perfect for you. Know that the bestselling model isn’t always importantly the best one for you. The best model for you is the model that serves all your needs at the most affordable price.

As long as you keep this in the back of your mind, you will be able to judge the models according to your needs and choose the perfect one for yourself. Just remember not to worry too much and not to stop thinking when the time to act comes. It’s really simply and choosing the right model is the best way to ensure that all your needs will be served. So, are you ready to go shopping for the right model for yourself?

The main competing models for the model

While The Breville Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine surely a marvelous product, that does not mean that it does not face any competition at all. In fact, all the models that are near the bestselling position and really loved and really special and as such they are all competitors to one another.

Anyway, the main competing models for The Breville Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine are as follows:

  • Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi: De’Longhi, one of the most loved brands out there, brings to you the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine to cater to this love of yours for the perfect Espresso! This is naturally one of the main competitors for the Breville Essenza Mini Espresso Machine.
  • Nespresso Expert Espresso Machine by De’Longhi: Next is the Nespresso Expert Espresso Machine by De’Longhi, that De’Longhi claims is one of its most special and bestselling products, you just might want to check it out regardless of the fact that you might have already decided on another model, because this model doesn’t take time to change your mind!
  • Essenza Mini Espresso Machine by Breville: Yep, this is another product from the same line of products. However, it is still a competitor because it also provides you with the same amount of functionality! However, there are naturally some differences that you might also want to check out.

So, at the end of the day, these are the main competing products for The Breville Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine and these are the ones that you must also check out before you finally settle on the Breville Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine, even if it seems lucrative enough to buy right now!

We here at Top Off My Coffee always strive to find the best things for you and guide you in the right direction to make the best purchases, and we wish you best of luck for your potential future purchase!

Brian Mounts

Head blogger, editor, and owner of "Top Off My Coffee", a website that has been educating readers about coffee brewing techniques and equipment since 2012.

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