Nespresso Evoluo Review

This Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo review will examine whether this improved model makes having awesome cups of coffee or espresso quick and convenient.

There’s no better way to stir the senses any time of the day than a cup of rich, freshly brewed coffee or a shot of authentic espresso. All the grinding, pressing or filtering used to be such a chore and if you’re lucky enough to have your local café nearby… the costs would make it a luxury. The great news is– you can now make and have both at home. De’Longhi has created a buzz from its first product in the VertuoLine machines that make both espresso and coffee.

Our rating of the Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Machine: Four Star

The Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee & Espresso Machine with Aeroccino

 Key Features

The Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo is a 2-in-1 coffee and espresso machine that consistently makes barista quality drinks quick and easy. It is the latest, improved addition to the series of Nespresso Vertuoline machines from the pioneer of single-serve coffee.

The patented extraction system in all the machines is designed to provide the perfect amount of pressure for that perfect cup, each and every time. What makes this masterpiece stand out among the line is the new set of technologies that allow to fully and gently brewing long cup coffee as well as traditional Espresso with naturally formed crema.

Box contents include the compact 9.0 x 12.2 x 12.3-inch De’Longhi Machine, the Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, a set of 12 Nespresso VertuoLine capsules, a comprehensive instruction booklet, and an information folder. The machine measures 12.2” x 9” x 12.3” and weighs just under 11 pounds. In comparison with other coffee makers in the line as well as other products in the market, here are the common factors that make it a favorite for many… or not.

  • One-button operation
  • Sleek and modern design
  • Less mess with very little residue
  • 12 distinct flavors in its Nespresso Grand Cru capsules
  • Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother for lattes and cappuccinos
  • Built compact and lightweight, it easily fits into your counter
  • Fast prep time with only 15 to 20 seconds of pre-heating
  • Automatic power off within 9 minutes of inactivity
  • Affordable machine price
  • No hot water option
  • No ‘empty water tank’ indicator
  • Limits use of other brand’s coffee capsules
  • Expensive pods

Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Features and Benefits

Now that we’ve covered the introductions, it’s time to look into the features section of this Nespresso Evoluo Review.

Patented Centrifusion Extraction TechnologyGet every drop of goodness from the Grand Cru flavor capsules with Centrifusion’s technology – resulting in a perfect crema with every cup. When activated, the capsule spins up to 7,000 times per minute to fully and gently extract the perfect taste and aroma. This creates a superb blend of hot water and ground coffee for an enjoyably fresh coffee or authentic espresso.

Barcode Recognition TechnologyThe unique centrifuge action works hand-in-hand with the automatic blend recognition feature. Enjoy the perfect extraction and blend without needing to change a lot of settings. Every Grand Cru has a bar code that activates the machine to automatically change its setting and brew accordingly. This barcode reading technology reads five brewing parameters including rotational speed, temperature, cup size, water flow, and time the water gets in contact with the coffee. Get everything done in one touch and you’re ready to go.

Signature Crema LayerThe combined technology that makes the extraction system delivers a high quality aromatic profile for that extraordinary authentic taste. This world-class coffee authenticity is distinguished by a generous topping of silky crema. The crema forms as the machine brews, developing a decadent foam of coffee and air that preserves the sought-after aroma and enhances flavor quality.

Efficiently SizedThe good sized water tank holds up to 54 ounces. Because it is see-through, you can see how much water is being added into the machine. The Grand Cru container can keep up to 17 coffee capsules so buying extra ones to add to your collection will not be a problem. You can also use the two default cup sizes– the 7.77 oz ideal for coffee and the 1.35 oz for strong shots of espresso. These settings can still be adjusted anywhere from 0.3 ounces to 17 ounces for larger travel mugs. It also features an adjustable drip tray to accommodate different glass and mug sizes.

Usability and MaintenanceWhat I love most about the Nespresso Evoluo espresso and coffee maker is its simplicity. Its one-button operation is such a convenience. The water tank is within easy reach so removing and attaching it back is a breeze. The coffee pods easily fall into place when inserted. Locking the lid may require more muscle, but this helps keep everything secured and in its place. Making coffee or espresso in results to very little residue so the cup support or tray does not require frequent cleaning. This is generally a huge advantage especially if used in an office or by more than one person at home. It also features a power saver mode that helps prevent power wastage and keep homes and offices safe.

Variety of Coffee GoodnessThis coffee maker is a great choice for lovers of Americano-style coffee. It comes with a mix of espresso and coffee pods offering distinct flavors. Plus, it offers the hazelio – a unique flavor that cannot be achieved with Nespresso’s OriginalLine. The Nespresso Grand Cru capsule samples consist of eight coffee and four espresso blends that have been sourced from the finest coffee beans. On an intensity scale, the capsules are ranked from 4 to 11. The variety of distinct flavor notes will surely suit whatever your personal preference and mood.

Aeroccino Milk FrotherJust when you thought it can’t get any more heavenly, here comes the compact and quiet Aeroccino Milk Frother. Also automatic, quickly produce best quality milk froths in the simplest way. You can now create puffy, light, and cream milk froths– hot or cold. Preparing many different coffee recipes at the comfort of your own home or office is made fast and easy.

How Does It Stack Up?

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi

The simpler espresso and coffee machine from De’Longhi is the Nepresso Inissia. The price is a good discount compared with that of Evoluo but many can attest that the taste of coffee, though good, still falls short in comparison.

Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine

This super-automatic machine is more expensive than the Evoluo but offers great long-term use value with its inexpensive capsule style. It also makes quick and convenient, great quality coffee and espresso. Plus it has a magic wand that makes nice, frothy cappuccino or latte.

Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer System with Stainless Thermal Carafe

With very little difference when it comes to price, the next-generation Ninja Coffee Bar competes well with Evoluo. It provides single-serve pod-free customization of your drinks. It also has a built-in frother for more recipes to enjoy.


The love for coffee is universal. If you are big on caffeine, having your own espresso or coffee machine at home is a great investment. So if you need a quick and great-tasting boost in your home and office any time of the day, the Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo is an excellent choice.

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Have you tried the Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo before? Will you be giving it a shot? Whats your biggest consideration when it comes to choosing an espresso coffee maker? Leave a comment to let us know.