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Nespresso Inissia vs VertuoLine: Which Espresso Maker Is Best?

    Nespresso Inissia vs VertuoLine

    Any true coffee lover will tell you that the determining feature of a coffee machine is not the price. Quality comes at a price, but the Nespresso coffee machines have an option for everyone, regardless of budget. It comes down to choosing a coffee machine that produces your favorite hot brew with all the right features.

    To help narrow down this choice, we are going to look at two ranges from Nespresso, the Nespresso Inissia vs VertuoLine. We will look at the different machines within the range and the specifications for each one. After reviewing some pros and cons of the Nespresso Inissia and the Nespresso VertuoLine, we will decide which is the best.

    We will start by going over the Nespresso Insissia and what exactly you can expect from this coffee machine.

    Nespresso Inissia vs VertuoLine – Side by Side

    To recap on the specifications of the Nespresso Insissia and the Nespresso Vertuo Line, we have a side-by-side chart.

    Name
    Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Red (Discontinued Model)
    Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, Ink Black
    Best Budget Buy
    Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Piano Black
    Best Buy
    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Pure Chrome
    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi, Pure Chrome with Aeroccino Milk Frother
    Image
    Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Red (Discontinued Model)
    Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, Ink Black
    Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Piano Black
    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Pure Chrome
    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi, Pure Chrome with Aeroccino Milk Frother
    Size
    4.7 x 9 x 12.6 inches
    5.6 x 12.8 14.1 inches
    5.6 x 12.8 14.1 inches
    5.5 x 12.4 x 16.9 inches
    5.5 x 12.4 x 16.9 inches
    Weight
    5.29lbs
    10lbs
    10lbs
    9lbs
    9lbs
    Color
    Red, black, or silver
    Black, red, white
    Black, silver, or titan
    Black or brown
    Dark chrome or matte black
    Capsule Compatibility
    Nespresso Original
    Nespresso Vertuo
    Nespresso Vertuo
    Nespresso Vertuo
    Nespresso Vertuo
    Coffee Size
    1.35oz espresso or 5oz lungo
    Single/double espresso, 5oz or 7.7oz
    Single/double espresso, 5oz or 7.7oz
    Single/double espresso, 5oz, 8oz, or 14oz
    Single/double espresso, 5oz, 8oz, 14oz, or 18oz
    Pressure
    19-bar
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    One-Touch Operation
    Automatic Parameter Adjustments
    Yes- brewing size, time, temperature, and pressure
    Yes- brewing size, time, temperature, and pressure
    Yes- brewing size, time, temperature, and pressure
    Yes- brewing size, time, temperature, and pressure
    Heat Up Time
    25 seconds
    15 seconds
    15 seconds
    15 seconds
    15 seconds
    Auto Switch-Off
    9 minutes
    9 minutes
    9 minutes
    2 minutes
    2 minutes
    Water Tank
    24oz removable
    40oz removable and rotates
    60oz removable and rotates
    37oz removable and rotates
    37oz removable and rotates
    Bluetooth Connection
    Prime status
    -
    Name
    Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Red (Discontinued Model)
    Image
    Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, Red (Discontinued Model)
    Size
    4.7 x 9 x 12.6 inches
    Weight
    5.29lbs
    Color
    Red, black, or silver
    Capsule Compatibility
    Nespresso Original
    Coffee Size
    1.35oz espresso or 5oz lungo
    Pressure
    19-bar
    One-Touch Operation
    Automatic Parameter Adjustments
    Heat Up Time
    25 seconds
    Auto Switch-Off
    9 minutes
    Water Tank
    24oz removable
    Bluetooth Connection
    Prime status
    Name
    Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, Ink Black
    Image
    Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, Ink Black
    Size
    5.6 x 12.8 14.1 inches
    Weight
    10lbs
    Color
    Black, red, white
    Capsule Compatibility
    Nespresso Vertuo
    Coffee Size
    Single/double espresso, 5oz or 7.7oz
    Pressure
    N/A
    One-Touch Operation
    Automatic Parameter Adjustments
    Yes- brewing size, time, temperature, and pressure
    Heat Up Time
    15 seconds
    Auto Switch-Off
    9 minutes
    Water Tank
    40oz removable and rotates
    Bluetooth Connection
    Prime status
    Best Budget Buy
    Name
    Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Piano Black
    Image
    Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Piano Black
    Size
    5.6 x 12.8 14.1 inches
    Weight
    10lbs
    Color
    Black, silver, or titan
    Capsule Compatibility
    Nespresso Vertuo
    Coffee Size
    Single/double espresso, 5oz or 7.7oz
    Pressure
    N/A
    One-Touch Operation
    Automatic Parameter Adjustments
    Yes- brewing size, time, temperature, and pressure
    Heat Up Time
    15 seconds
    Auto Switch-Off
    9 minutes
    Water Tank
    60oz removable and rotates
    Bluetooth Connection
    Prime status
    Best Buy
    Name
    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Pure Chrome
    Image
    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Pure Chrome
    Size
    5.5 x 12.4 x 16.9 inches
    Weight
    9lbs
    Color
    Black or brown
    Capsule Compatibility
    Nespresso Vertuo
    Coffee Size
    Single/double espresso, 5oz, 8oz, or 14oz
    Pressure
    N/A
    One-Touch Operation
    Automatic Parameter Adjustments
    Yes- brewing size, time, temperature, and pressure
    Heat Up Time
    15 seconds
    Auto Switch-Off
    2 minutes
    Water Tank
    37oz removable and rotates
    Bluetooth Connection
    Prime status
    Name
    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi, Pure Chrome with Aeroccino Milk Frother
    Image
    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi, Pure Chrome with Aeroccino Milk Frother
    Size
    5.5 x 12.4 x 16.9 inches
    Weight
    9lbs
    Color
    Dark chrome or matte black
    Capsule Compatibility
    Nespresso Vertuo
    Coffee Size
    Single/double espresso, 5oz, 8oz, 14oz, or 18oz
    Pressure
    N/A
    One-Touch Operation
    Automatic Parameter Adjustments
    Yes- brewing size, time, temperature, and pressure
    Heat Up Time
    15 seconds
    Auto Switch-Off
    2 minutes
    Water Tank
    37oz removable and rotates
    Bluetooth Connection
    Prime status
    -

    Nespresso Insissia

    Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker

    There is only one coffee machine in the Insissia line, but this does come in red, black, or silver. The coffee machines are 4.7 x 9 x 12.6 inches and weigh 5.29 pounds. There is a small handle to help easily move the unit around. On the back of the machine, there is a 24-ounce removable water tank.

    This is one of the Nespresso original coffee machines and so takes the original capsules. These capsules are designed to be used with the 19-bar pressure of the Insissia, with perfect brewing conditions for each unique original capsule. There are over 30 varieties from coffees like the Barista creations to World explorations. You brew two cup sizes, the 1.35-ounce espresso or a 5-ounce lungo at the press of a button.

    The compact coffee machine has a used capsule container that holds 10 capsules. You will be pleased to know that the capsules are recycled, and you can sign up for the recycling program. It takes just 25 seconds to heat up and after 9 minutes of not being used, it will automatically switch off, saving energy.

    Pros
    • The drip tray folds up in case you want to use a larger cup
    • It comes with an assortment of 16 capsules to try
    • Generally cheaper than the Vertuoline, both the machine and the capsules
    Cons
    • The quality of the machine isn’t as good as others

     

    Nespresso VertuoLine Espresso Makers

    There are seven coffee machines in this line. Let’s take a closer look at each.

    Nespresso Vertuo Plus

    Nespresso VertuoPlus

    There are three color options, black, red, or white. They are 12.8 x 5.6 x 14.1 inches and weigh 10 pounds. The coffee machines have a removable 40-ounce water tank that can be rotated to sit on the left, right, or behind.

    The coffee machines take the Vertuo capsules and again, there is a wide range of coffee flavors with over 35 capsules. You can select strong, bold coffees or specialty flavors like the popular vanilla custard. There are four coffee sizes, 1.35oz and 2.7oz espressos, 5oz, and a larger 7.7oz cup. With a barcode on each capsule, the machines read the code and automatically adjust the parameters for that type of coffee. It will adjust the coffee size, temperature, pressure, and brewing time all at the touch of one button.

    It takes just 15 seconds for the Nespresso Vertuo Plus to heat up. The used coffee capsules are automatically ejected into a container that holds 17 used capsules. They also have an automatic switch-off after 9 minutes of not being used.

    Pros
    • There are lots of maintenance and cleaning settings to help keep the machine like new
    • The coffee really holds its aroma and strength
    • The rotating water tank means it fits any kitchen design
    Cons
    • The seal on the water tank can sometimes leak

     

    Read next – Nespresso VertuoPlus vs VertuoPlus Deluxe: Which Espresso Machines are Better?

    Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe 

    Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe

    The Vertuo Plus Deluxe is incredibly similar to the Vertuo Plus models. They are the exact same size, but you can choose from black, silver, or titan. The main features of the coffee machines are also the same. There are four coffee sizes, and the machines will read a barcode on the capsule to automatically adjust the brewing parameters.

    Even the heat up time and automatic switch-off are the same. The only real difference is the larger 60-ounce water tank.

    Pros
    • It brews coffee quickly and quietly
    • Easy clean up after brewing
    • It’s an incredibly simple coffee machine to use
    Cons
    • There have been similar problems with the water tank leaking

     

    Nespresso Vertuo Next

    Nespresso Vertuo Next

    The Next line is one of the newest ranges of Nespresso coffee machines. They are 5.5 x 16.9 x 12.4 inches and weigh 9 pounds. Color options include black, dark chrome, gray, white, cherry red, or matte black with rose gold. There is a 37-ounce water tank on the back of the coffee machine.

    The technology is just like the Plus coffee machines. They take the Vertuo coffee capsules and will automatically adjust the coffee size, temperature, pressure, and brewing time. You can get a better range of cup sizes from single and double espressos to 5, 8, and 18-ounce coffees. The capsules will automatically eject, and the auto switch-off kicks in after 2 minutes.

    Aside from the one-touch operation, you can connect the Nespresso Vertuo Next to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

    Pros
    • It’s made of 54% recycled materials
    • The coffee is rich and hot
    • An amazing range of different coffees
    Cons
    • It’s not the most reliable of the Nespresso machines

     

    Nespresso Vertuo Next Premium

    Nespresso Vertuo Next Premium

    There are a few differences between this and the standard model. The size and weight are the same but there aren’t as many colors options; just black or brown. The water tank has the same capacity, and the used capsule container will hold 10 capsules, and all other features are identical except for a 14oz coffee size instead of the 18oz.

    Pros
    • It brews an excellent cup of coffee
    • There is next to no mess when brewing coffee
    • It’s quieter than many other brands
    Cons
    • There doesn’t seem to be enough of an improvement to want the Premium label

     

    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe

    Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe

    As you can imagine, there isn’t a great deal of difference. Once again, the size and weight are the same but here, we have the choice of dark chrome or matte black. The water tank has the same capacity, as does the used capsule container.

    It uses the same Vertuo technology, so it will read the barcodes and adjust the brewing parameters. The best thing about this coffee machine is that it can brew 5 coffee sizes. There is the option to brew single and double espressos, 5oz, 8oz, 14oz, and 18oz coffees. It also seems to be a little more reliable than the previous Next coffee machines.

    Pros
    • Fast brewing without losing any aroma or flavor
    • Another coffee machine made of 54% recycled materials
    • It takes up very little space in your kitchen
    Cons
    • It’s a little loud

     

    The Final Verdict

    We have noticed that two of the main complaints with these coffee machines are the leaks and the possible reliability. It is very important that you follow the cleaning instructions in the manuals to prevent these problems from occurring.

    The new Vertuoline comes with enough beneficial features to outdo the Nespresso Inissia. The way they read the barcodes and adjusts those brewing parameters is very impressive and super easy to use. To choose between the Nespresso Plus and Next is more difficult. The final decision came down to the Bluetooth connection but more importantly, the fact the machines are made from 54% recycled materials. The Vertuo Plus Deluxe has the best range of coffee sizes, so our overall winner today.