Vertuo by Nespresso: For the large coffee lovers
While we see at Gentologie more and more research on Vertuo type machines from Nespresso, it was time to expand a little more on the subject. In fact, I recently received from Nespresso the Vertuo Next, which has newly arrived on the market, so it was an excellent opportunity to tell you about this machine and its innovative system.
The history of the Vertuo range
Let’s explore the history of the machine. In 2014, Nespresso introduced its most recent system, at the time under the name VertuoLine in opposition to the OriginalLine, now simply Vertuo. The Vertuo is the first Nespresso machine that made both American-style mug coffee and authentic espresso, the best of both worlds. The launch was exclusive to the US and Canada but has continued to find the line in several other countries today.
The difference between Vertuo and Original
The Nespresso Vertuo system revolutionizes how coffee is prepared by introducing Centrifusion technology, a technology unique to Nespresso. The intelligent extraction system offers an extremely high level of precision. Thanks to the barcode technology on the capsule, the machine recognizes each Grand Cru designed by experts. It adjusts the extraction parameters to infuse each blend most optimally. The result is a new coffee (8 ounces) or espresso (1.35 ounces) richly aromatic and intensely flavoured, topped with crema. Note that the Vertuo machine can make five cup sizes, from 40 ml to 414 ml, from espresso to coffee in a large cup.
So this was, and still is, the very first-time coffee lovers could experience mug coffee with crema. The latter, silky and generous, is a foam naturally formed by coffee and air. Representing unprecedented quality, it seals the aromas of the coffee and increases the pleasure of tasting.
“Vertuo is one of the most important Nespresso innovations in the past 25 years. Our world-class team of engineers and designers has crafted the most intelligent system available on the market today, and the first portioned coffee system to brew large-cup coffee with crema,” said André Jung, Head of New Technologies at Nestlé Nespresso SA. “This system features an extremely high level of precision that allows a perfect cup each and every time.”
The different coffee formats offered in the Vertuo range
- Coffee — 230 ml/7,7 oz
- Gran Lungo — 150 ml/5,07 oz
- Double Espresso — 80 ml/2,70 oz
- Espresso — 40 ml/1,35 oz
- Alto — 414 ml/14 oz
The best coffee in the world – and what Else (as George Clooney would say)
Only the top 1 to 2 percent of coffee beans meet the rigorous quality standards to become Nespresso Grands Crus. VertuoLine features a new range of eight large-cup coffees and four espresso blends to please the most discriminating coffee drinkers. The range has obviously grown since the launch and includes more than thirty varieties.
Made for the experts
Available in many colours, it offers a look that is sleek, stylish and suits any living space. Given North America’s preference for fresh milk over powdered, the Aeroccino milk frother is also available for purchase with VertuoLine if consumers wish to make premium milk-based beverages such as Lattes or Cappuccinos.
The Vertuo Next — technological and ecological
2021 unveiled an innovative machine in the large cup coffee range, the Vertuo Next. The latter innovates in terms of eco-responsibility and offers “techno” features such as Bluetooth connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi, allowing its software to be updated automatically.
Vertuo Next offers you several design choices, with many colourful and metallic accents while being made from 54% recycled plastic for ecological reasons.
Discover the full range of machines on the Nespresso website!
Milk and coffee lovers, discover the Barista Creations
Enjoy your tasting!