Lattissima Pro vs Plus: Choose Wisely Between The Two

Noticing the differences between the Lattissima Pro and the Lattissima Plus is very easy if you have the two models right by your side. Certainly, this is not a situation that you want to put yourself into, and that’s why we’re here. These two Nespresso espresso machines can be a good choice for anyone who likes a good cup of espresso right after the Nespresso capsule falls inside the capsule chamber. We will make the assumption that, since you’re here, you’re in the mood for one of the Lattissimas and tell you more about these two Lattissima models.

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The Lattissima Pro:

Editor’s rating: 5 Star Editor's Rating

Key features:

  • Works with Nespresso and Nespresso-compatible capsules
  • Automatic Cappuccino System (a milk frother)
  • 19-bar pressure pump
  • 44-ounce water reservoir
  • Empty water reservoir detection
  • Hot water function
  • Automatic rinse function
  • Used capsule container holds 15 capsules
  • Adjustable water hardness level (5 settings) and intuitive descaling function
  • Turns off after 9 minutes of not being used


The Automatic Cappuccino System makes you foam on demand, regardless of whether you want it in your coffee or as a separate product

Hot water function comes in handy when hot cocoa or tea is what you wish for

Automatic turn off function saves energy

The five water hardness settings help the descaling timing be very precise



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The Lattissima Plus:

Editor’s rating: 4.5 Star Editor's Rating

Key features:

  • Works with Nespresso and Nespresso-compatible capsules
  • Automatic Cappuccino System (a milk frother)
  • 19-bar pressure pump
  • 30-ounce water reservoir
  • Heats up in 40 seconds
  • Used capsule container holds 12 capsules
  • Adjustable water hardness level (3 settings) and intuitive descaling function
  • Turns off after 9 minutes of not being used


A lot more affordable than the Lattissima Pro

The Automatic Cappuccino System comes with three milk options and is easy to clean

Hardness level settings help your Plus get the best descaling treatment based on the level of hardness of the water you’re using

Energy efficient since it can automatically turn off when not used


Doesn’t come with an option for ristretto

Can’t froth milk without mixing it with the coffee

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Our pick: The Lattissima Pro espresso machine

It was the multiple advanced features and the larger reservoir and spent capsule container capacity that practically made us ‘vote’ for the Lattissima Pro. The decision wasn’t hard at all; we started leaning towards the many options of the Pro soon after we figured out that it had them. Among the features that made the Pro the winner are the six specialty options, the hot water function, and the ability of the machine to give us hot foam on demand. Forgive us Lattissima Plus fans, but these were differences we could not ignore.

About the Lattisima Pro

The Latissima Pro is ‘home’ of many good features that coffee lovers love finding in the coffee maker industries. This is an espresso and cappuccino machine that makes good coffee and with a design that makes it easily maintainable. The good quality of the coffee from the Pro is due to the 19-bar pressure pump, the Automatic Cappuccino System, and a few more features that we’re about to discuss.

The 19-bar pressure pump ‘opens the doors’ for coffee drinks like espresso, ristretto, and lungo, and for the milk-based drinks you have the automatic (and dishwasher safe) milk frother always on your disposal. The Pro also has a hot water function for when it’s time for tea and it can also make milk froth as a separate product. In case you want to get more creative with your coffees or need froth for something else, the Pro definitely supports your ideas.

With the Pro, there’s really no considerable heat up time which means your cup of coffee is going to be tasty and quickly prepared. Easy maintenance and energy efficiency are possible with this machine because of the water hardness settings and automatic turn off function. In the case of maintenance, you can also rely on the Pro’s empty reservoir detection and the automatic rinse function.

All the perks that the Pro offers do come at a price, but the machine does bring good value for money. Coffee and milk foam quality are guaranteed, and maintain the machine doesn’t require too much effort for the user.

About the Lattissima Plus

How do three milk options and two coffee types combined sound to you? To make things easier for you, we’re talking about espresso, lungo, cappuccino, and latte macchiato combinations. Yes, this is the way of the Lattissima Plus espresso and cappuccino machine, and here’s a bit more on its features.

First of all, you have a 19-bar pump – typical for espresso machines – and the Automatic Cappuccino System that we already talked about when reviewing the Lattissima Pro. The pump makes sure that the coffee extraction is espresso level, while the ACS froths the milk and directs it to your coffee drink. Under the condition that you have picked the right water hardness setting on your Plus, you should be able to get a good coffee.

Maintaining and using the Plus is easy. This is due to its removable drip tray, the hardness settings, and the fact that the milk doesn’t go through the machine. Furthermore, the Plus heats up fast and it turns off after 9 minutes of being idle, which are two features that are practical and save energy.

Before purchasing the Plus, though, know that ristretto and milk froth as a separate product are not an option with this machine. However, it is more affordable than the Pro model, and this is the deal maker for many.

Similarities between the Pro and the Plus

The two Lattissimas have enough similarities that make these machines be in the Lattissima series. We know that you wouldn’t use their shut off or turn off function first. However, that’s a similarity between the two machines, and it’s well worth noting. There’s nothing like an energy saving function to show that we care about the environment and our money, after all.

Another similarities include the Automatic Cappuccino System, the 19-bar pressure pump, and the adjustable hardness settings. Then, both of these Lattissimas have a fast heat up time, and, they are easy to maintain.

One of their most important similarities is, however, that they make good coffee drinks. Of course, when made by these two Lattissimas, the coffee in your cup comes from Nespresso and Nespresso compatible capsules.

Two similar to pick one out of the two? Wait until you hear about their differences.

Differences between the Pro and the Plus

A notable difference between the Pro and the Plus is the number of features each of the machine has. The Pro is like an upgraded version of the Plus, and this is clear when you realize that the Plus has no ristretto option, no hot water function, and no extra warm milk froth function.

If you compare these two Lattissima models once again, it is noticeable that the Pro has, overall, different larger capacities. The water tank of the Pro is larger, and so is the used capsule container. Then, the Pro also has more water hardness settings, comes with an empty water tank detection, and an automatic rinse function.

As you can see, the Pro is ‘in favor of’ easier cleaning and maintenance. As a ‘consequence’ of the abundance of features, the Pro also is twice as expensive as the Plus.

Ultimately, we would say that the Pro is suitable for people who like more options and personalization. The Plus, on the other hand, is for people who have a defined set of features that they like on a espresso machine and would prefer the machine to be more affordable.

Which one should you go with?

We think you should go with the Pro! That’s, of course, if you’re looking for an espresso machine that is automatic, but that also lets you ‘twist’ some things here and there.

The Pro has more features than the Plus. As such, it comes with the option for a ristretto, and hot water and milk foam on demand. Then, the machine ‘tells’ you when the water tank is empty, automatically rinses itself when needed, and it has five settings for the hardness level of the water in its tank. All these features make the Pro easier to maintain than the Plus.

For us, these were reasons enough to pick the Pro as the winner. However, the Plus is also an option if you want more simplicity and a more affordable price. Did you manage to make up your mind?

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