Nespresso Vertuo Plus Review

Looking at buying a Nespresso Vertuo Plus but trying to decide if it’s worth it? Look no further! Today I’m going to give you a full look at my a Nespresso Vertuo Plus review that we’ve had for over a year!

For Rishi’s birthday 2 Octobers ago, I bought him a Nespresso Vertuo Plus. We’re both big coffee lovers and I’ve heard fabulous things about Nespresso machines so I surprised him with one!

We’ve now had it for about well over two years so I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve likely seen it! 🙂

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Review

One thing we love the most about this machine is that you can make both espresso as well as regular coffee with it. Rishi often times doesn’t have time to drink a full cup of coffee in the morning before work (I know, he’s crazy…I always find time even if means chugging it ha!) but he loves having a double shot of espresso.

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The Pros

Let’s start by chatting about the pros about the Nespresso Vertuo Plus .

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Review - everything you need to know!


The machine itself is super small! The water tank that’s attached to it can move around to fit to the side or behind the machine, making it easy for anywhere on your counter.

We actually have it next to our other coffeemaker since we use both of them throughout the week. There are 2 coffeemakers and a coffee grinder all in one smaller spot in our kitchen but it works just fine!

Multiple Cup Sizes

Depending on the pod you use, you can brew 5 different cups of coffee. There is a 1.35 oz espresso, 2.7 oz double espresso (what Rishi drinks each morning), a 5 oz Gran Lungo, an 8 oz coffee (my usual) and a 14 oz Alto. Each capsule size is different to help you know what size coffee mug you need!

However accidents do happen, of course! One time I put my collagen powder in my mug (as I do most mornings) and put in my pod. Out came just enough coffee to cover the powder. Oops.

Turns out I used an espresso pod and not my regular 8 oz pod! That was a highly caffeinated cup of coffee once I added in my 8 oz pod to my espresso.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Review

Taste + Technology

The taste is hugely dependent on the technology that this machine has. In true Nespresso form, they have carefully chosen the origin and roasting of each coffee blend. And with so many options, that must be quite the feat!

I love that there are so many types of flavors and pods available! I have yet to find one that I didn’t like at all and am definitely starting to find some favorites along the ways.

They also created a new brewing system using Centrifusion technology which is basically a fancy way of getting the coffee from the pod to coffee form in your cup. Your machine does capsule-specific brewing depending on the barcode reading associated with the pod your using.


The Vertu Plus is ready to brew your coffee SO quickly – like 20 seconds. You just push the button on top and once the green light stops spinning, insert your pod and you can start brewing your coffee!

My full  Nespresso Vertuo Plus review


There’s no crazy loud airplane noise while your coffee is brewing. It’s quiet and quick – perfect for those sleepy Monday mornings when you need to get the caffeine drip going quick!

Making a shot of espresso with a  Nespresso Vertuo Plus

Adjustable Tray

Have a favorite mug that’s bigger or smaller than a “normal” one? No worries! Simply move the tray up or down to accommodate your mug. Put it all the way for an espresso much (we have and LOVE these espresso mugs from Amazon as pictured below).

Le Creuset espresso mugs

Recyclable Pods

Nespresso so awesomely provides bags to fill up with used pods. They have a pre-paid mailing label so you just need to drop it off at UPS and they’ll recycle it for you!

Dispensing coffee from a  Nespresso Vertuo Plus

The Cons

Pod Price

The pods of the Vertuo series are more expensive than the regular ones. Not by much but still more! Because they’re different then the other machine we’ve accidentally bought the wrong pods. You need to be careful when purchasing them!

You Can’t Dispense Hot Water

Many coffeemakers have a feature that you can use them for hot water as well. Unfortunately you can’t do that with the Nespresso Vertuo Plus.

There’s not a ton of cons so that’s about it! Good Housekeeping gives it a score of 89/100 so I think that makes it a pretty great machine!

Le Crueset espresso cups perfect for a Nespresso machine!

Where to Buy

I hope this Nespresso Vertuo Plus Review helps you know if something like this is right for you! I actually love ours so much that I bought my mom one for Christmas…and she loves it just as much as we do! Fast forward to the next Christmas and my mom bought it for my sister! Now 3 of us have the Nespresso Vertuo Plus and we all love it!

And while we’re talking about things in the kitchen, be sure to check out this post with 7 tips to organizing your kitchen pantry!

Let me know what other questions you might have and thanks for reading!

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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