5 Top Nespresso Machines for Frothy Lattes and Bold Americanos

Three best Nespresso machines at Walmart Editor's picks

No matter what your day holds, a good cup of joe can make it just a little bit brighter. And for a reliable, well-made coffee or espresso machine that takes less than a minute to use, Nespresso could be the way to go. Not only is the brand recognized as a leader in quality coffee-capsule technology and compact design, but it’s also making major strides toward sustainability with ethical coffee sourcing and recyclable Nespresso capsules. Plus, each machine comes with a range of coffee capsules so you can find your preferred flavour profile!

Use this guide to find the best Nespresso machine in Canada to fit your lifestyle and budget (and save money on those daily trips to the coffee shop).

Our editor’s picks

Type: Original

Dimensions (H x L x W): 12.6 inches x 9.1 inches x 4.8 inches

Weight: 5.3 pounds

Water tank capacity: 0.7 litres

Smart: No

Warranty: 1 year

Frother included: No

  • Ultra-lightweight

  • No empty water tank detector

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Type: Original

Dimensions (H x L x W): 10.9 inches x 14.6 inches x 8.6 inches

Weight: 11 pounds

Water tank capacity: 1 litre

Smart: No

Warranty: 1 year

Frother included: No

  • Attractive retro design

  • Cleaning the frother is a chore

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Type: Vertuo

Dimensions (H x L x W): 15 inches x 15.4 inches x 10 inches

Weight: 8.8. pounds

Water tank capacity: 1.1 litres

Smart: Yes

Warranty: 1 year

Frother included: No

  • Auto software updates

  • Not as hot as an Original

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Type: Original

Dimensions (H x L x W): 12.6 inches x 9.1 inches x 4.8 inches

Weight: 6.04 pounds

Water tank capacity: 0.7 litres

Smart: No

Warranty: 1 year

Frother included: Yes

  • Tiny footprint

  • A bit noisy

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Type: Vertuo

Dimensions (H x L x W): 12.3 inches x 9 inches x 12.2 inches

Weight: 12.96 pounds

Water tank capacity: 1.6 litres

Smart: No

Warranty: 1 year

Frother included: Yes

  • Largest water tank

  • Heaviest machine

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In this guide
Original versus Vertuo

Before you make the big purchase, you’ll need to decide if you want an Original or Vertuo machine. While both styles of machine are quick and easy to use and have a similar range in price points, the Original collection features classic pressure-driven extraction, while Vertuo uses “Centrifusion” (i.e. spinning) to whip up crema (the foamy puff that’s supposed to be the sign of a well-made espresso).

An Original Nespresso machine is best if…

  • You prefer espresso drinks
  • You like your espresso piping hot
  • You crave strong, bold flavour

A Nespresso Vertuo machine is best if…

  • You like to rotate between coffee and espresso
  • A thick, rich layer of crema on top of your espresso is your jam
  • You’re OK with a milder taste
  • You like a big cup of coffee that’s not filled with milk or extra water
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  • Type: Original

  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 12.6 inches x 9.1 inches x 4.8 inches

  • Weight: 5.3 pounds

  • Water tank capacity: 0.7 litres

  • Smart: No

  • Warranty: 1 year

  • Frother included: No

Nespresso machines aren’t cheap (unless you count all your savings from skipping the coffee shop), but the Inissia by Breville is one of the more affordable models. The simple and compact espresso machine is ideal for making strong, hot espresso in two sizes—espresso and lungo (a.k.a. long espresso)—in under a minute.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Energy-saving mode automatically switches the machine off after nine minutes.

  • Out of all Nespresso machines, it weighs the least (at just five pounds!).

  • In 25 seconds, the water reaches the perfect temperature to make up to nine coffees—no water-tank refills required.

Cons
  • If you want to add frothed milk to your espresso, you must buy a separate Aeroccino frother.

  • There’s no empty water tank detector, so you’ll have to keep an eye on your machine.

The draw
Takes up minimal space on my counter, very easy to use and clean. Great product.
-karin63, originally posted on Nespresso
The downside
Only downside is the noise, it makes my coffee and also wakes my child ;)
-Smi_D, originally posted on Nespresso
Best Nespresso machine with built-in milk frother
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  • Type: Original

  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 10.9 inches x 14.6 inches x 8.6 inches

  • Weight: 11 pounds

  • Water tank capacity: 1 litre

  • Smart: No

  • Warranty: 1 year

  • Frother included: No

There are two types of coffee drinkers: people who are perfectly content with black coffee or a little cold milk added post-brew and others who simply must have a luxe latte macchiato with hot, steamed milk (please and thank you)! If you fall in the second camp, the Nespresso CitiZ&Milk Espresso Machine is your best bet. Pick your cup size and, with the touch of a button, add frothy finishing touches to your drink.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The built-in milk frother can make hot or cold froth for a wide variety of beverages.

  • Programmable buttons make espressos and lungos (which are slightly longer shots made with more water and a Nespresso lungo capsule) and a folding tray means you can slip in a taller coffee mug.

  • You’ll want to display this machine on your countertop thanks to its compact design with retro flair.

Cons
  • It doesn’t feature an Americano pre-set, so if that’s your preferred drink you’ll have to choose a different model.

  • Cleaning the frother is an extra chore.

The draw
Seriously the best machine! The drink possibilities are endless. I love the milk frother especially! I recommend.
-Cadoore, originally posted on influenster.com
The downside
I love how smooth n strong my coffee comes out. I love how it’s not too hot. I just hate the cleanup.
-Anonymous, originally posted on influenster.com
Best sustainable Nespresso machine
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  • Type: Vertuo

  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 15 inches x 15.4 inches x 10 inches

  • Weight: 8.8. pounds

  • Water tank capacity: 1.1 litres

  • Smart: Yes

  • Warranty: 1 year

  • Frother included: No

While Nespresso as a brand has moved toward greater sustainability with its coffee-sourcing and pod-recycling program, you can take it a step further by choosing the most sustainable machine. Our pick? The Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine, which is made from 54-per-cent recycled plastic. It’s also available in black and grey.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The machine reads the codes on each Nespresso capsule so that the blend suits the contents—and you won’t have to lift a finger! P.S. The pods for every machine are recyclable, but you’ll have to drop them off at Canada Post in a bag with pre-paid postage. (It will be included with your capsule purchase.)

  • Like all machines from the Vertuo line, there are five different size options including espresso (40 mL), double espresso (80mL), gran lungo (150 mL), coffee (230 mL) and alto (414 mL).

  • It has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity so you get automatic software updates, so your coffee is always at its best.

Cons
  • The espresso won’t be as hot as with an Original machine.

  • It may be a titch on the loud side when brewing.

The draw
The coffee comes out perfect every time!
-Mike, Walmart customer
The downside
We are enjoying the coffee, but the machine is noisy when it is brewing and the coffee could be hotter!
-Valq, Walmart customer
Best Nespresso machine for small spaces
Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with Aeroccino, Black Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with Aeroccino, Black
  • Type: Original

  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 12.6 inches x 9.1 inches x 4.8 inches

  • Weight: 6.04 pounds

  • Water tank capacity: 0.7 litres

  • Smart: No

  • Warranty: 1 year

  • Frother included: Yes

If counter space is at a premium, the streamlined Inissia by De’Longhi is the best Nespresso machine for you. It’s lightweight (just six pounds) and just over a foot tall. Despite its compact design, it maintains the high performance you expect from the Nespresso brand.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • A tiny footprint makes the Inissia a breeze to store or leave on a counter no matter how much (or little) space you’re working with.

  • A fast heat-up time of 25 seconds keeps things quick and easy.

  • It comes with an Aeroccino frother so you can add fresh milk to your espresso.

Cons
  • Just two programmable coffee settings (espresso and lungo) mean your choices are limited—which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your needs.

  • Like other Nespresso machines, it’s a bit noisy.

The draw
I absolutely love my espresso machine! Easy to use, cute and small and makes great delicious coffee!
-eterim1, originally posted on influenster.com
The downside
Machine is loud but makes great espresso.
-Iris, Walmart customer
Best Nespresso machine overall
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  • Type: Vertuo

  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 12.3 inches x 9 inches x 12.2 inches

  • Weight: 12.96 pounds

  • Water tank capacity: 1.6 litres

  • Smart: No

  • Warranty: 1 year

  • Frother included: Yes

The Vertuo by De’Longhi sits at the pricier end of the Nespresso spectrum, but it also has a lot going for it—including a sleek design that will make any minimalist proud. It prepares drinks in under one minute, has an eco-mode for low energy consumption and features dishwasher-safe parts. Plus, it comes in black or silver to easily blend into your kitchen décor.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The Vertuo has the largest water tank of all the machines, so you won’t have to refill as often.

  • It has five cup sizes and movable cup support with three different positions to reduce splashes.

  • It comes with an Aeroccino 3 to make perfect froth every time.

Cons
  • Some users say the coffee isn’t hot enough for their liking, while others say it’s just right.

  • It’s the heaviest machine and one of the largest.

The draw
Such good coffee and I love the way you can use the milk frother to add a layered look to your morning (and all day) cup of joe.
-Giddy, originally posted on Nespresso
The downside
I would prefer my drinks hotter but overall very good taste.
-Ivyl, originally posted on Nespresso
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Alex is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor who loves to find the intersection between fact-based evidence and personal experience in her work, namely covering women’s health and wellness for outlets like The Kit, FLARE and Canadian Living. She loves pizza, coffee and tacos, constantly battles the impulse to run away to the woods and is obsessed with her cats.
How we choose products

Simply put, we don’t recommend any products we wouldn’t buy ourselves. Our writers leverage a number of sources as a starting point, including reputable third-party reviews, Walmart.ca user reviews, and Walmart Canada’s category specialists. theHUB editorial staff has final say for all products included in this guide.

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