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Ahh, there’s nothing quite like a freshly brewed, aromatic cup of coffee to start your day right — and woe to anyone who crosses your path before you’ve had your first sip.
As coffee lovers, we all have our favourite go-to cafes for the perfect cup of flat white or cappuccino, depending whether you like your coffee more frothy or milky. However, getting coffee from a cafe every morning can add up to quite a hefty amount with lattes and flat whites these days ranging from about $5 to $7 per cup, and if you choose to have it with ice or soy/oat/almond milk, you can expect to add $0.50 – $1 on top of that.
What if you could have the perfect coffee experience at home — AND save on money and travelling time to cafes at the same time?
Here’s where investing in a coffee machine that can deliver a perfect cuppa every time, even on groggy mornings, might be a good choice.
Enter Nespresso’s Vertuo Line, which comprises the VertuoPlus and latest addition, Vertuo Next, coffee machines. This means that you can now elevate your home coffee experience and whip up cafe-style coffee with a range of brewing styles.
Let’s take a closer look at how these revolutionary coffee machines from Nespresso perk up our everyday with sophistication and style, without us needing to spend much more at a cafe (think about it — we can channel those savings into purchasing limited edition Nespresso coffee capsules). Even then, you’d continue to save more money with Nespresso capsules than cafe coffee — a win on both fronts!
1. Versatility to start each day
Whether you prefer a quick shot of espresso or a mug of brewed coffee with a dash of milk, you can now enjoy this from the comfort of your home.
The Nespresso Vertuo Next is designed to brew a full range of coffee styles: from Espressos (Single/Double Shots), brewed coffees, flavoured coffees to even pour-over style coffee. Carafe Pour-Over Style capsule is designed exclusively for use with Vertuo Next machines that lets you create pour-over style coffee of over 500ml, perfect for family and guests.
What’s more, the Vertuo coffee menu features a range of 30 coffee blends, each with its own distinct aroma, to brew a variety of coffee styles and sizes, all topped off with a silky signature crema. Each coffee blend is carefully developed by coffee experts in Switzerland with terroir specific roasting and a tailored grinding technique for optimal extraction and cup quality.
New to the menu are 8 coffee blends including an expanded espresso range, and 3 new decaf blends for when you feel like having a roasty cup after dinner without being kept awake.
Depending on the blend you choose, you could get a very strong Italian-like espresso, a larger smooth coffee, to hazelnut, vanilla and caramel flavoured coffees.
2. Innovative brewing technology for full-bodied coffees with a silky crema
For the serious coffee drinkers, achieving the perfect cup of coffee is no easy feat when you have to figure out the many variables, from the grind size to the extraction period, all of which can affect the final taste.
The Nespresso Vertuo Next takes away all the unnecessary guesswork with its innovative brewing technology. It uses an intelligent patented extraction system called Centrifusion™ technology to read the barcode of each coffee capsule and adjust the brewing parameters accordingly. The unique barcode on each capsule contains bespoke extraction parameters that regulate the flow and volume of water, as well as temperature, infusion time and even the speed of capsule rotation.
Centrifusion™ technology then rotates the coffee grounds and water at high speed, whipping up a naturally formed generous and silky crema, fully extracting every drop of flavour for your Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Mug, and extracts an even larger portion of coffee for the Carafe.
Simply select the capsule for the coffee style you want and the one-touch brewing and convenient auto capsule detection functions will produce it for you while you prepare to begin work for the day, enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up, or along with dessert.
VertuoPlus vs Vertuo Next: What are the differences?
As a new addition to the Vertuo range, Vertuo Next brings a much more elevated cafe experience to the home. If you’re undecided, here are some differences between the two to help you decide which one suits your coffee tastes and brewing style better:
|4 cup sizes (Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Mug)||5 cup sizes (Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Mug and Carafe)|
|Centrifusion Brewing: Rotation speed of up to 7,000 rpm||Centrifusion Brewing: Rotation speed of up to 4,000 rpm*|
|Used capsule capacity: 10 large capsules||Used capsule capacity: 6 large capsules|
|Time to heat up: 40 secs||Time to heat up: 30 secs|
*Brewing is done in 2 phases for Vertuo Next, an evolution in extraction technology where rotation occurs in half the time and extracts even larger cups like Carafe pour-over style coffee.
3. Yup, capsules are recyclable too!
Say no to contributing to plastic waste with takeaway cups when you can now brew your own coffee at home. What’s more, all Nespresso capsules are made from aluminum, which are infinitely recyclable, especially with Nespresso’s local recycling program in place.
All you need is to drop your used capsules at the nearest Nespresso Boutique or fill your recycling bag with used capsules and pass it back to Nespresso on the delivery of your next online order.
In fact, sustainability has long been a part of Nespresso’s philosophy, who has committed that every cup of Nespresso coffee will be carbon neutral by end 2022.
Even the Vertuo Next machine contributes to that goal and is the latest step in Nespresso’s commitment to provide sustainable, quality coffee options. It is made from more than 50% recycled plastics, with recyclable packaging made out of 99.5% recycled material. The technology used also means that the machine operates on a smaller footprint, with a 2-minute auto shut off and 30-second heat-up time.
Pro-Tip: Get Nespresso’s latest Vertuo Next coffee machines from just $1
As if we weren’t already sold on the new Vertuo Next machine’s innovative functionalities, sleek design and cost savings compared to cafe coffee!
With a Nespresso Subscription, you can also enjoy the machine and Aeroccino bundle for just $1, along with a monthly subscription at $65 or $85.
Your monthly subscription fee will be converted into flexible credits in your Nespresso account, with which you can use to redeem capsules or other accessories. The subscription is for 12 months and once your plan is activated, you’ll get free delivery on your first order (U.P. $10.70), 14 capsules as a welcome gift, and a 2-year warranty with free repair and loan service.