Nespresso Vertuo Plus vs Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo

Need a coffee and espresso machine that can make coffee drinks at a touch of a button? Well, guess what – today we are reviewing two of those for you, the Nespresso Vertuo Plus and the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo. And these two machines are so similar that you’ll need to really pay attention to spot the difference. Similar looks, similar brewing methods, similar coffee quality. So, what exactly makes them different?

Summary

Nespresso Vertuo Plus

Nespresso by De'Longhi ENV150GYAE VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, 5.6 x 16.2 x 12.8 inches, Graphite Metal

Editor’s rating: 4.5 Star Editor's Rating

Key features:

  • Espresso and coffee machine
  • Uses espresso capsules
  • Single-serve machine
  • Five cup sizes
  • Works with 16 coffee and 10 espresso Grand Cru capsules
  • Barcode technologye
  • Centrifusion Extraction technology
  • 60-ounce water tank which can stay next to the side or behind the machines
  • Comes with 12 Nespresso Vertuo capsules as a present
  • Automatically turns off after 9 minutes of not being used

Pros

A one-touch machine

Compact

Easy to use

Brews different coffee blends the way they should be blended for an optimized flavor

Great design

Cons

If not recycled, the capsules make a lot of waste

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Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo

Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Machine by DeLonghi, Graphite Metal (Renewed)

Editor’s rating: 4 Star Editor's Rating

Key features:

  • Espresso and coffee machine
  • Uses espresso capsules
  • Single-serve machine
  • Two cup sizes
  • Works with 12 coffee and 4 espresso Grand Cru capsules
  • Barcode technology
  • Centrifusion Extraction technology
  • 54-ounce water tank
  • Comes with 12 espresso VertuoLine capsules as a present
  • Automatically turns off after 9 minutes of not being used

Pros

A one-touch machine

Compact

Easy to use

Brews different coffee blends by different brewing parameters

Great design

Cons

If not recycled, the capsules make a lot of waste

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Our pick: Nespresso Vertuo Plus

Even though the Vertuo Evoluo is very similar to the Vertuo Plus, the Vertuo Plus is more versatile and flexible then the Evoluo, and it doesn’t need as much refilling. This makes the Vertuo Plus a better option for every customer who likes to enjoy in many different coffee flavors made by a machine that is flexible for their kitchen counter. Furthermore, it makes the Vertuo Plus a perfect option for those who’d like a machine with a bit of a bigger water reservoir.

Nespresso by De'Longhi ENV150GYAE VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, 5.6 x 16.2 x 12.8 inches, Graphite Metal About the Nespresso Vertuo Plus

The Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee and espresso machine is a very sleek-looking and compact machine that uses espresso and coffee Grand Cru capsules to brew you a coffee drink. With this machine you can enjoy 16 coffee and 10 espresso flavors coming from the versatile capsules. The machine serves only one delicious drink at a time, and it works with five different cup sizes.

This coffee and espresso machine relies on a barcode technology to brew you a cup of coffee or espresso. The Grand Cru capsules that the machine works with have a barcode printed on their rims, and the Vertuo Plus ‘reads’ the rims to adjust its brewing process and correctly brew you the coffee drink. This is quite amazing for a one-touch only machine that is not programmable.

However, this is not the only technology that the Vertuo Plus uses. The machine, furthermore, relies on the centrifusion extraction technology. This technology makes water flow through the capsule the right way so that the machine can brew great coffee or espresso. The centrifusion extraction is done very quickly, and you end up with a tasty coffee or espresso in your cup a moment after you’ve pressed the brew button.

The Nespresso Vertuo Plus has a 60-ounce water tank which is moveable. Being moveable, you can put it behind the machine or let it stay close to its side. This feature of the tank helps the machine adapt to your kitchen counter, so you will surely not experience any issues with fitting it in your home.

Breville-Nespresso USA BNV220BKM1BUC1 Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine, Matte Black About the Evoluo

The Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo is a machine very similar to the Vertuo Plus. Like the Vertuo Plus, the Vertuo Evoluo brews both coffee and espresso that comes from the Grand Cru capsules. However, this machine can brew drinks from only 12 coffee and 4 espresso pods, whereas the Vertuo Plus brews coffee from 16 coffee and 10 espresso capsules.
The Vertuo Evoluo machine makes only one drink at a time, and the coffee drinks that it makes come in two cup sizes (7.7 fl. oz. and 1.35 fl. oz.).

The machine brews your coffee or espresso by the help of the barcode technology and the centrifusion extraction technology. The barcode technology lets the machine read the barcode that’s on the capsule so that it can brew the coffee in the capsule the right way. Once aided by the centrifusion technology, the machine spins the capsule very fast so that you can get a coffee drink with great consistency, aroma, and a rich flavor.

The Vertuo Evoluo has a 54-ounce tank at your service and a container for the used capsules. The tank on this machine is easy to refill and its waste container is easy to empty and clean. Like the Vertuo Plus, this machine brings you your favorite gift at home—it comes with 12 different espresso and coffee VertuoLine capsules.

Similarities between the Nespresso Vertuo Plus and the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo

We have mentioned many times that the Nespresso Vertuo Plus and the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo are extremely similar. These machines look very similar and they brew your coffee the same way and with the same technologies. Then, they are both compact, easy to use and clean, they both make great coffee one shot at a time.

Both of the machines work with Grand Cru capsules only, which means that you cannot use ground coffee on these two brothers. However, you can definitely rely on them if you’re looking for some fast-made coffee.
You can count on both the Vertuo Plus and the Vertuo Evoluo to automatically shut down after 9 minutes to save energy. Furthermore, you will also get 12 Grand Cru capsules with both of the machines.

These twin machines even have the same downside. Using coffee and espresso capsules might be a fast way to your cup of coffee, but there will definitely be a lot of capsules to dispose of. The manufacturers of these machines do encourage you to recycle the capsules, but to do that you’ll need to take them to a Nespresso boutique or to a recycling store.

Of course, you don’t have to recycle the capsules if you don’t want to, but we too encourage you to do that if you can. After all, collecting them and disposing of them the proper way isn’t that big of a deal, but it helps protect our environment. You can read more on this on Nespresso’s website.

Differences between Nespresso Vertuo Plus and the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo

Now that we’ve talked about their similarities, let’s tackle the differences between these two machines.

One difference between the Nespresso Vertuo Plus and the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo that we already mentioned earlier is that the Vertuo Plus brews coffee from 16 different Grand Cru capsules, while the Vertuo Evoluo brews it from only 12. The same difference is noticeable when it comes to espresso capsules—the Vertuo Plus makes espresso from 10 and the Vertuo Evoluo makes it from four espresso capsules only.

These two machines also differ when it comes to the cup sizes they can brew. The Vertuo Plus brews 5 cup sizes whereas the Vertuo Evoluo only brews two. Clearly, the Vertuo Plus has an advantage over the Vertuo Evoluo when it comes to this.

As you may notice, the Vertuo Plus is a more versatile coffee and espresso machine since it can brew coffee and espresso from more capsules than the Vertuo Evoluo and brew more cup sizes than it as well.
Another difference between the two machines is the size of the water reservoir. The Vertuo Plus has a water tank with the capacity of 60 ounces, while the Vertuo Evoluo has a 54-ounce reservoir. There’s a difference of only six ounces between the two tanks, but this difference means more refilling of the tank of the Vertuo Evoluo on the long run.

Speaking about the water reservoirs of the two machines, there’s one more advantage that the tank of the Vertuo Plus has over the tank of the Vertuo Evoluo. The Vertuo Plus has a movable reservoir which you can adjust to stay behind the machine or on its side. The convenient design of the tank can help you adjust the machine to your kitchen counter and the surrounding objects. This is an option that you won’t have with the Vertuo Evoluo.

Which one should you go with?

The winner between these two machines is clearly the Nespresso Vertuo Plus. This machine has a lot of advantages in comparison to the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo. Therefore, it will be a great choice for coffee lovers who prefer delicious coffee made by a fast, compact, and great-looking machine.

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