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Nespresso Creatista Plus Review

June 12, 2019 4 min read

Nespresso Creatista Plus Review

The Nespresso Creatista Plus is an exquisitely designed stainless steel finish espresso machine. It delivers high-quality cafe-style beverages in the comfort of your home. And it’s not limited to just one or two types of coffee. You can make a wide variety of black and milk-based coffees. Nespresso combines design, state-of-the-art-technology, ease of use, a large collection of add-on accessories and wide variety of coffee capsules. A new dimension will be added to your morning coffee ritual. This Nespresso Creatista Plus review will provide you a detailed look at its various features. You will also learn about the advantages and drawbacks of the machine in this Nespresso Creatista Plus review.

The Nespresso Creatista Plus Review

 

About Nespresso

Nespresso sells its machine in markets all around the world, including Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Oceania and Africa via local operators. It ties up with a company in a similar space with an existing business in the market and then licenses its products to this company. It has such ties with major companies such as Breville and De'Longhi. The key characteristic of each Nespresso coffee and espresso machine is that they are intuitive and easy to use. Nespresso also provides high-quality coffee through longstanding partnerships and alliances. The Reviving Origins program is one such partnership. Through this partnership Nespresso works with farmers in coffee producing regions that were once thriving centers of coffee cultivation, but have since fallen due to bad times. As of 2017, Nespresso has been working with coffee farmers in Caquetá, Colombia and the Honde Valley, Zimbabwe, with the objective of increasing productivity while improving sustainability.

Nespresso capsules can be recycled by sending them to a Nespresso Boutique or one of the recycling collection point at retail establishments the company has tied-up with or via the UPS mail-in program. In fact, you can also order an UPS Recycling Bag, with a prepaid UPS shipping label, in which you can place the used capsules and drop them off an UPS drop-off point.

For those who are particularly environmentally conscious, Nespresso offers quality coffee sourced from its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, which was set up back in 2003 with Rainforest Alliance. The objective of this program is to improve cultivation practices to make it sustainable and environment friendly. You can learn more about it here.

 The Nespresso Creatista Plus Review

Features

Specially Designed Pour Spout

The pour spout in the Nespresso Creatista Plus makes it possible to create latte art with micro-foam that’s the same quality as that in coffee bars and high-end cafes. So, you can have barista-style coffee at home.

Vast Beverage Selection and Versatile Settings

Very few coffee and espresso machines can match up to the sheer variety of beverage selections offered by the Nespresso Creatista Plus. You have 8 beverage selections in all, including ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, cafè latte, latte macchiato, flat white and milk froth. So, you essentially can choose from different types of black coffee and milk-based recipes, besides milk froth. In addition, the Nespresso Creatista Plus also offers versatile setting options coffee volume, milk texture or froth and milk temperature. It has 3 coffee volume settings ranging from 25 ml to 125 ml, 8 milk texture settings from 2 mm to 30 mm and 11 milk temperature settings from 133 degrees Fahrenheit to 169 degrees Fahrenheit.

Intuitive User Interface

Preparing coffee, adjusting the settings and taking care of the maintenance requirements of the Nespresso Creatista Plus can all be done via its high-resolution display, which has an intuitive user interface. It provides guides for each and every function of the machine, which means anyone can operate it irrespective of their technical prowess. Even the cleaning process is hassle free. Plus, the steam wand is equipped with an auto purge function that cleans it every time after use.

 The Nespresso Creatista Plus Review

High Pressure Pump and Energy Saving

The Nespresso Creatista Plus is equipped with a 19-bar high pressure pump that delivers consistent high quality coffee every time. The key to its performance is the extraction technique that retains flavor and aroma of the coffee, while managing to deliver dense and unctuous crema. The almost instant heat up system helps as well.

Pros

  • It has a heat up time of just 3 seconds.
  • The machine is equipped with an energy saving feature that auto shuts the machine after 9 minutes.
  • The Nespresso Creatista Plus offers a wide variety of coffee sections, along with volume settings, milk textures or froth settings and temperature settings. So, you can customize your coffee to perfectly match your taste bud.
  • Cleaning the machine is simple. All you need to do is empty the drip tray, rinse the milk jug and follow the instructions provided on the display screen to clean the wand.
  • The drip grid and drip tray are both removable, which further simplifies the cleaning process.
  • There are no common food allergens such as dairy, gluten, nuts, soy or eggs in the Nespresso capsules. The capsules don't contain any preservatives either.

Cons

  • Nespresso machines need to be descaled every 3 months or after every 300 capsules, whichever is earlier.
  • Over time there's a degree of mineral build up inside the machine, which affects its performance, including flow and temperature.
  • Nespresso machines aren't equipped with a manual temperature control. In case of a temperature drop, you will have to descale the machine.

Final Thoughts

 Nespresso Creatista Plus Review

This Nespresso Creatista Plus review has provided you with all the facts and figures to help you make a decision. However, there’s one other highlight that you should know about. Nespresso provides a set of complimentary coffee capsules with each machine. These capsules cover a range of aromatic profiles. It gives you a taste of what you can expect the machine to deliver every time. It also helps you understand which one is your favorite and you can then order more capsules. When you combine the unique aromas offered by Nespresso with the extensive customization options provided in the machine, you get a truly remarkable espresso and coffee machine. And unlike certain other premium coffee machines, the Nespresso Creatista Plus doesn’t have an exorbitant price tag either.


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