Nespresso VertuoPlus Review: a Review of a State-of-the-Art VertuoLine Machine

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Editor’s rating: 4.8 Star Editor's Rating

Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Grey The VertuoPlus by Nespresso is a fantastic espresso machine and this Nespresso VertuoPlus review shows that. The machine knows how to give you the best of its minimalistic design and the best of automated brewing as well, while at the same time entertaining you with its looks.

With literally one button for all of its 5 coffee drinks, the VertuoPlus is a machine that, when combined with the Aeroccino3 milk frother, lets you express yourself through coffee and its many variations. The barcode and centrifusion technology give the VertuoPlus a helping hand to make all the delicious beverages that it makes. The machine brews each coffee blend under the necessary temperature and pressure and automatically adjusts the coffee volume according to different brewing parameters required for different blends. But enough with the short introduction now; let’s learn about the machine in depth.

Key features:

  • Innovative design
  • 5 drinks at the touch of a button
  • Uses the barcode technology
  • Uses the centrifusion technology
  • Adjustable drip tray
  • Rotating 60-ounce water reservoir


Beautifully-designed, with fine technologies used for the head of the machine, the tank, and the capsule container

Crema, flavor, and long drinks possible thanks to the revolutionary centrifusion technology

The machine automatically adjusts the brewing temperature, water pressure, extraction time, and coffee volume according to the specific blend inside the capsule

When in a bundle with the Aeroccino3 milk frother, the coffee versatility increases


It is slightly costlier than other Nespresso machines

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A design to love and talk about

The design of the Nespresso VertuoPlus is a complete success for Nespresso and it shows what a classy company Nespresso is.

Beauty and elegance for the eye of everyone inspired by modern technologies and the comfort that they bring— this is what the Nespresso VertuoPlus comfortably radiates. With its rotating tank and the compact drip tray, the VertuoPlus offers great flexibility and ease of use for the customers. We, furthermore, love the rounded lines shaping the components of this espresso machine— the tank, the machine head, the drip tray, the coffee spout; what a nice and well-planned design, foreshadowing the great capability of the machine.

Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Grey Beautiful drinks in 5 cups sizes

Espresso, double espresso, gran lungo, alto, and coffee— how do these drinks sound to you? All of these drinks come in different sizes, but it is you who chooses how they taste and what kind of undertones they bring in your cup. With a large variety of Nespresso Vertuo capsules, flavor is an inspiring choice, while size is an automated wonder.

Programmable coffee volume for easy and fast personalization

The VertuoPlus is a fully-automatic Nespresso machine, but it will let you program the volume of your coffee if you so prefer. This is absolutely easy to do, with the simplest method of pressing and holding the one button on top of the head of the machine. Perfect for you and your guests, the adjustable coffee volume is a commodity that enhances the flavor of your coffee, while personalizing it to your taste.

A 60-ounce removable and rotating reservoir if more space is a priority

IWell, the title of the subheading says it all. The beautiful VertuoPlus gives you the benefit of an adjustable 60-ounce water tank that can rotate to sit behind or on the side of the machine. Whether you need a slimmer espresso machine or a machine that is not very wide, you have the VertuoPlus.

Since your needs can change over time, it is fantastic that you can also change the position of the tank from time to time as well! Also, the tank is easy to remove once it’s time to refill it or clean it, and it has the minimum water level marked so that you can never run out of water while making coffee!

In a bundle with the Aeroccino3 milk frother

Were you wondering where all the milk drinks went? With wondering comes the wonderful, and the wonderful thing here is that the Nespresso VertuoPlus comes in a bundle with the Aeroccino3 milk frother!

Hot steamed milk is an option and so is fluffy and tasty froth. But, here’s the twist— the Aeroccino3 can make the froth either flavorfully hot or tastefully cold. The choice is yours, so follow your heart and choose your type of froth for your gran lungo or espresso and turn it into deeply-flavored lattes or cappuccinos!

Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Grey What does the VertuoPlus do as a VertuoLine espresso machine?

Apart from its sophisticated design, the Nespresso VertuoPlus proudly uses the VertuoLine centrifusion and barcode technologies.

The first technology, the centrifusion, spins the coffee inside the coffee capsule incredibly fast, at 7000 turns per minute. At this speed, the machine can create the perfect conditions for the perfect extraction of different coffees. This is how the Nespresso VertuoPlus makes it possible for you to have any coffee from espresso to alto without them tasting like the same beverage.

The second technology has to do with the VertuoPlus ‘reading’ the barcodes of the capsules that you insert into the capsule chamber.

Once the automated machine head for the capsule chamber opens, you need to insert your favorite capsule. After that, it only takes for you to close the head and press the single brew button to get the machine brewing. The VertuoPlus will then start reading the code on the rim of the capsule and adjust its brewing parameters according to the specific blend inside the capsule. Let us clarify: the machine will automatically adjust the temperature of the coffee, the coffee extraction pressure, the coffee volume, and the brew time via code recognition! How convenient and precise does this sound to you? To us, it sounds very convenient and very, very precise.

Heats up fast and turns off automatically

The VertuoPlus takes from 20 to 25 seconds to heat up before brewing and 9 minutes to turn off after brewing. The machine is super quick and super energy efficient, but it does give you enough time to decide whether you want one more coffee after the one you just had. The 9-minute period before the automatic shutdown, furthermore, offers some liability in case someone pops at your house and wants to have some coffee as well. The fast heat up time and the auto off make the Nespresso VertuoPlus attractive to everyone who pays electricity bills… which is literally everyone.

One button does it all

Nespresso and Breville went a step further to bring you the convenience of automatic espresso machines by designing the Nespresso VertuoPlus with only one button for its operation. This gives the machine its clean, sleek look, and it also paves you a quick path to coffee. Splendid!

FAQ about the Nespresso VertuoPlus

Is there any way to reset my Nespresso VertuoPlus to factory settings?

Yes, there is.

1. Press the lever of the machine head for three seconds.

2. Then, just press and hold both the one button on the machine and the lever at the same time for three seconds until the button starts blinking in orange.

3. Once you see the orange light, press the machine head’s lever three times and push the brew button once. The brew button will blink in orange three times and then turn green. This means that your VertuoPlus is reset to factory settings.

How can I make cold froth with the Aerroccino3 milk frother?

To make cold froth, press the button on the milk frother for three seconds and the button will turn blue. This is how you’ll know that the Aeroccino3 is ready to froth cold froth.

Can I use ground coffee with the Nespresso VertuoPlus?

The VertuoPlus is compatible with Nespresso Vertuo capsules only.


The Nespresso VertuoPlus is a magnificent espresso machine for people who think that style and good coffee should go together. The machine is more affordable than some high-end espresso machines, but it looks better than so many of them. Apart from that, it brews each capsule by blend recognition, meaning that the coffee in different capsules is processed differently and the best way possible. With its one button and the smart, compact design, furthermore, the Nespresso VertuoPlus is a joy too big to let go of.

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