If you want the convenience of barista coffee at the push of a button, you ought to consider the Nespresso Creatista Plus. This beautiful coffee maker comes with a high price tag, but it really is a machine that does all the work for you.
Read our review of the Nespresso Creatista Plus to see if it is right for you.
Nespresso Creatista Plus
The Nespresso Creatista Plus is a high-end Nespresso machine. It has a stunning design, heats up and brews consistent coffee in seconds, and is super easy to clean. However, where it really comes into its own is with its steam wand. The steam wand automatically produces perfectly textured milk capable of pouring latte art.
Category: Original | Milk Frother: Built-in | Water Tank: 50.7 oz. | Capsule container capacity: 12 capsules | Dimensions: 15.4 x 12 x 6.7 inches | Warranty: 2 years
Nespresso Creatista Plus Review
Nespresso- A quick rundown
Before deciding which Nespresso machine you want to buy, it pays to have a think about whether the Nespresso system is right for you. Nespresso is a capsule-based brewing system that allows you to brew single serves of coffee at the touch of a button. It produces convenient and consistent espresso-based drinks. The OriginalLine range (which the Nespresso Creatista Plus falls under) is only capable of brewing espresso or lungo (double espresso) drinks. The newer VertuoLine range brews both espresso and drip-style coffee.
The Nespresso range is great if you are after a quick coffee. However, the coffee connoisseur will find the flavor of the coffee can not compare to traditional espresso. If you would prefer a traditional espresso machine, you could consider a super-automatic espresso machine instead. If you are set on a Nespresso machine, the Nespresso Creatista Plus is one of the best machines on the market.
The Nespresso Creatista Plus is designed in partnership with Breville. As such, it has the stunning design that we have come to associate with many of the Breville products. The machine is of moderate size and small enough it can slip into a spare space on the bench.
And you won’t be ashamed to have this coffee maker on your bench! With a brushed stainless steel finish and high-resolution display menu, you can tell it is a quality piece of kit. Overall the design of the Nespresso Creatista Plus is modern and minimalistic and will fit into any decor.
There is one word that can summarise the performance of the Breville Creatista Plus, and that is convenience! This machine is all about good coffee with little to no effort. To start with, when you go to turn the machine on, it takes only 3 seconds to heat up, unheard of for an espresso machine! Next, when it comes to brewing your coffee, the machine has eight preset beverage options- ristretto, espresso, lungo, flat white, cappuccino, latte macchiato, cafe latte, and milk froth (it almost feels as if I’m reading a cafe menu!). For each option, you can either brew it with the preset brewing parameters or manually alter the coffee volume, milk temperature, and froth to create your perfect drink.
All of this is done easily through the display screen on the top of the machine. Once you have selected your desired beverage, brewing is as simple as inserting your Nespresso pod, filing the milk jug and placing it under the steam wand, putting your cup in place, and selecting start. The machine does all the work for you and produces a consistently good-tasting cup of coffee every time. It could not be easier to use!
Now the steam wand deserves a section of its own- this is the most impressive feature of the Nespresso Creatista Plus and the thing that makes this machine one of our top picks for latte lovers! Breville has designed a pretty epic steam wand to accompany this machine that automatically froths your milk to your desired temperature and texture.
The main point of difference between this and other Nespresso milk frothers is that the Creatista Plus is capable of producing microfoam for latte art so you can start to practice your basic designs. There are 11 different temperature settings you can choose from as well as eight different texture settings. The steam wand is also cool to touch and self purges after each use which are thoughtful design features. While the milk produced from the Nespresso Creatista Plus is excellent, it is worth noting that it is not really a machine where you can hone those barista skills; the machine does all of the milk steaming for you.
When it comes to cleaning, like most Nespresso machines, there is very little effort required. The steam wand auto purges after each use, but it will still need a wipe down with a damp cloth. The milk jug is dishwasher safe, simplifying clean-up. Other than that, the drip tray and used capsule container will need to be emptied and cleaned on a regular basis. What can we say- it’s pretty convenient.
The Nespresso Creatista Plus is an extravagant Nespresso machine, but given the design and quality, we would say the price is fair. This is a high-end machine that is worth a pretty penny for the latte lover who is wanting convenience.
Who Is The Nespresso Creatista Plus For?
As we have stated many times, the Nespresso Creatista Plus is all about convenience, so this really is a machine for the coffee lover who wants to craft drinks at home but not invest in developing their own brewing skills. This is what we would consider a beginner machine, it requires very little skill to use and produce good coffee, but it also has very little scope for customization. If coffee is a habit rather than a hobby, then the Nespresso Creatista Plus will certainly win you over with its ease of use and consistency.
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Nespresso Creatista Plus- The Final Verdict
The Nespresso Creatista Plus is an excellent machine (in fact, one of the best Nespresso machines you can get!). If you don’t mind the high price tag, you will find that this machine will produce cafe-worthy drinks with ease. It looks beautiful, is super easy to use and maintain, and produces great-tasting coffee every time. If Nespresso is your jam, then the Nespresso Creatista Plus is a worthy machine.
Nespresso Creatista Plus vs Keurig K-Cafe?
If you have done your research, you will know that Keurig K-Cafe is a pod-based machine designed with a similar purpose- to produce cafe drinks with ease. So what is the difference between these two machines? You will find that the Keurig K-Cafe is a lot more affordable. Like the Creatista Plus, it comes with a milk frother and brews a range of different beverages. It also is a pod-based system using K-cups. However, you will find the coffee brewed with a Keurig machine is a lot different from Nespresso. It is more drip-style coffee than espresso. Overall we would say that the Nespresso Creatista Plus is a lot better machine; it is well made, produces better-tasting coffee and far superior milk.
Does the Nespresso Creatista Plus make regular coffee?
The Nespresso Creatista Plus is part of the OriginalLine range of Nespresso machines and, as such, can only brew espresso shots. If you want to brew drip-style coffee, you should look at either the VertuoLine of machines or a Keurig machine. That being said, the Nespresso Creatista Plus can brew an Americano capsule with more water added, which tastes similar to your regular black coffee.
Does the Nespresso Creatista Plus come with a warranty?
Yes- the Nespresso Creatista Plus comes with a two-year warranty.