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Nespresso Vertuo Line vs Original Line

Nespresso Vertuo line Coffee – Enough Said!!!!


I personally do not feel there is anything to prove beyond the fact that Nespresso makes the best Espresso Ever!!!

Having established this fact, now hold back before you go ahead purchasing the Nespresso Vertuoline coffee machine…because there is this whole new conspiracy theory on which of their machines is the best and what is the difference between the two. So read on to know what are the primary differences in the features between Nespresso VertuoLine vs Original Line.

Nespresso VertuoPlus Espresso Machine by Breville

Nespresso Vertuoline Coffee Machine

Brewer Details:

  • Short Espresso (40ml)/Long Espresso (.90ml)
  • Power: 1260W, thermo block heater.
  • Water capacity: 0.8L
  • 4.6″Wx14″Lx9.8″H
  • 19 bar Italy pump
  • Easy to use ON/OFF switch with button illumination.
  • Volume can be customized, controlled by timer.
  • Adjustable dispenser for various cup heights.
  • Can manually stop or auto stop cycle.
  • Capsule auto ejection system
  • Capsule bin with max accommodation of 10 used capsules

The Comparison:

Product FeatureVertuoLineOriginalLine
DescriptionVertuoLine machines extract your beverage through rapid capsule spinning, which sometimes yields an underextracted beverage with a foamier crema.OriginalLine machines use more standard pump espresso machine technology and brew a hotter beverage for a lower cost per pod.
BrewsEspresso and LungoEspresso and Lungo
Long Coffee BrewYesNo
Cost Per Capsule/Pod$0.90-$1.25$0.75-$0.85
Inter-changeable Capsules Supported?NoYes
Capsule Disposal Capacity1710
ModelNespresso EvoluoNespresso Pixie
Buy on AmazonNespresso EvoluoNespresso Pixie

Nespresso VertuoLine vs OriginalLine

So what are some of the other differences and some pros and cons in these two product lines from Nespresso. Which one is better, the Vertuo line or the Original Line? To answer these questions, let us dig a little deeper shall we??

What are the different serving styles and sizes that we can brew?

Types of Coffee


Nespresso Original Line: Offers two sizes to brew – 1.35 oz Espresso and a 3.70 oz Lungo

Nespresso Vertuo Line: Offers both these two sizes and in addition allows you to brew a regular 17oz Americano (Long Black in the above picture)

Barcode Scanning:

Vertuo Line coffee system scans the bar code on its capsule to determine the size of the brew and the duration. By doing this it also limits the use of “brand specific” pods only.

Original Line coffee systems do not care about any bar codes, just pop in a compatible capsule from any brand and you are good to brew.


But why go this extra mile to “scan” a bar-code on a coffee capsule?

Well, there are many companies out there that sell their own brands of keurig/nespresso capsules at a discounted rate. To avoid customers going away from their own brand of capsules, Nespresso started the Vertuo Line and its own capsules.

The barcode scanning also allows the brewing system to dispense exactly the right amount of water and brew for the exact length of time depending on what capsules is being used. Check out the 5 best Nespresso Capsules for Lattes Article.

Brewing Method:

Nespresso VertuoLine method: Not to complicate matters further, but this line of systems uses a ‘centrifusion extraction’ method. The centrifusion method is coined by the Vertuo Line that refers to “rapid pod rotation” resulting in an extra-thick crema.

OriginalLine method: Uses the regular method of applying pressure and and hot water via an in-built pump. Many coffee lovers actually think that the original line prepares a more authentic crema than the one with the centrifusion method.

Capsule Price Comparison:

Original Line capsules: costs an average of $0.75 – $.0.85 per capsule.

Vertuo Line capsules: costs an average of $1.00 – $1.25  per capsule.

As you probably see there is not much difference in the cost per capsule between these two lines but the main factor that comes into play here again is that with the OriginalLine brewer you can switch to “third-party coffee capsules” which is available as low as $0.35 per capsule.

Your nearby Coffee Shop vs Home Brewed Coffee

Now, let us compare the prices and savings you can actually make by switching to home-brewed coffee from visiting your nearby favorite coffee shop. Your taste buds might recommend you to any one particular brand/type of coffee irrespective of what it costs.

Coffee From: Price Per ServingPrice for 100 Servings
Coffee Shop$3.50 - $4.50$400
Nespresso OriginalLine$0.75 - $08.50$80
Nespresso VertuoLine$1.00 - $1.25$115
Keurig K-Cup$0.35 - $0.65$50
Keurig K-Vue$0.85 - $1.10$95
Keurig K-Caraffe$1.75 - $2.25$200
Keurig K-Rivo$0.85 - $1.40$100

Various Nespresso Brewing Systems:

Compared to Keurig, there is not that many Nespresso models to choose from which makes it somewhat easy and quick to decide. However, the below table summarizes most of the models with their features.

ModelLineBrewsExterior MakeDimensionsPrice
Nespresso ProdigioOriginalLineEspressoPlastic5.1" x 10.1" x 14.7"Check on Amazon
Nespresso CitiZOriginalLineEspressoPlastic5.1" x 10.9" x 14.6"Check on Amazon
Nespresso InissiaOriginalLineEspressoPlastic4.7" x 9" x 12.6"Check on Amazon
Nespresso Lattissima PlusOriginalLineEspressoStainless Steel6.5" x 12.6" x 13.5"Check on Amazon
Nespresso PixieOriginalLineEspressoAluminium4.4" x 9.3" x 12.8"Check on Amazon
Nespresso UOriginalLineEspressoPlastic4.5" x 9.8" x 14.5"Check on Amazon
Nespresso VertuoPlusVertuoLineEspresso & CoffeePlastic5.6" x 12.8" x 16.2"Check on Amazon
Nespresso EvoluoVertuoLineEspress & CoffeeAluminium7.9" x 12.3" x 12.2"Check on Amazon

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Praveen Rajarao

Praveen Rajarao is an Entrepreneur and in his spare time blogs on his website – and His topics range from blogging to technology to affiliate programs and making money online and how-to guides. Daily Morning Coffee is also accepting Guest Posts from Professional Bloggers at this time, take a look at “Write For DMC” page for more details on the same.


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