My Nespresso Vertuo Line Machine and Vertuo Espresso Pods

Nespresso recently released a new machine and espresso pod line, VertuoLine ($299). It is a sturdy coffee and espresso maker with a delightfully intuitive layout. Unlike its bland single cup counterparts, Nespresso spiced up its design with some retro style elements.

Nespresso is known for making espresso-centric machines. The Vertuo is Nespresso’s very first single cup espresso and coffee maker. It pummps out regular serving of espresso or an eight-ounce cup of coffee. Nespresso pods have are redesigned for the new machine. They currently look more like tiny space ships with barcodes on the printed on the edges than shiny aluminum thimbles. Place one pod in the top of the machine, press the button (the machine automatically reads whether or not you’re making coffee or espresso), wait 15 to 20 seconds, and you would have your cup of fresh brewed coffee or espresso with a foamy head of crema. (If you want to see the machine in action, go to my Instagram video clip


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