Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuoplus: Podspresso Shootout!

Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuoplus

With good reason, Nespresso is one of the top brands in the home-brewed coffee game.

They constantly add versions and upgrades to better their quality. However, this makes navigating the minefield of Vertuo models of machines (by Nespresso) a challenging task.

Worry not! This article will compare two outstanding Nespresso models from the Vertuo range: Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuoplus.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus
Nespresso Vertuo Next
· Removable Drip Tray · Centrifusion technology · Auto Shut-off · Flow Stop · Movable Water Tank
· Removable Drip Tray · Centrifusion technology · Auto Shut-off · Flow Stop · Bluetooth and Wifi Connectivity

What’s the difference between Vertuo Next vs VertuoPlus?

Vertuo NextVertuoplus
Adjustable water tankNoYes
Dimensions in inches5.5 x 16.9 x 12.49.8W x 13.3D x 12.7H 
Used Capsule Capacity (mug-size)1010
Brew Sizes65
Capacity of Water Tank 37 ounce40 ounce
Automatic power off YesYes
Automatic capsule ejection and storageYesYes
Weight 9 pounds10 pounds
Single and Double Espresso YesYes
Brewing System: Centrifusion with barcode reading YesYes
Automatic lid open/close NoYes
Pour Over 18oz YesYes
Flow StopYesYes
Coffee 5oz, 8oz, 14oz YesYes
Removable Drip TrayYesYes
Memory FunctionYesYes

While comparing Vertuo, there are some points to note.


The dimensions of the machines are different in both models. The VertuoNext machine is smaller in elevation and overall size compared to the VertuoPlus.

 VertuoNext has a sleek style and is 5.5 inches long from beginning to end. In contrast, VertuoPlus width is 0.1 inches wider yet substantially larger.

Brew Size

A further distinction one can notice is that the Vertuo Next model comes with one additional brewing size than the VertuoPlus. 

While both models provide Espresso (1.35 oz), a double espresso (2.7 oz), a gran lungo (5 oz), the coffee (7 oz) and an Alto (14 oz)

The Vertuo Next adds a carafe (18 oz) into the collection.


Capsule Ejection

In terms of space inside the machines to store old used coffee pods, VertuoPlus can store more than Vertuo Next. 

This feature is great for those who don’t always remember to clear it amid a busy schedule.

It’s an excellent option, especially when you’re at work and trying to get an instant cup of energy drink.  

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker by De'Longhi

This is quite a handy feature if you’re someone like me, who is always moving around.


One of the most notable differences between Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuoplus is that VertuoPlus offers greater ease of use.

If you’re unfamiliar with this Nespresso Vertuo Line series, they’re designed to be single-button coffee makers. 

You can enjoy instant hot coffee with the press of one button. 

All you have to do is insert capsules or pods of coffee in, let it warm up (takes about 30 minutes or so), put the cup on the tray, and then watch it slowly fill up with delicious coffee.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker by De'Longhi

When it comes to opening up the device and putting the coffee pod inside, VirtuPlus is your device.

Nespresso Centrifusion technology

Vertuo Next and VertuoPlus use similar Centrifusion technology which can spin capsules at 7000 rotations in one minute to blend ground coffee and hot water for perfect results. 

There are numerous blend-specific capsules available in five different sizes of cups. 

Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

Each capsule comes with an engraved barcode on the rim, which tells its Vertuo machine the precise brewing process parameters and eliminates the need to make any guesses.

Brew Head

In the VertuoPlus, the brewing head is powered. It opens and closes automatically when you press a button, without the need for force closing it.

It is worth noting that Vertuo Next has a manual head of brewing. Therefore, you must lock and unlock the head manually. Additionally, you need to force close it prior to the process of brewing.

Bluetooth and WiFi Connectivity

It’s also important to note that the Vertuo Next machine utilizes Bluetooth as well as WiFi to ensure that the software is up-to-date and to receive rapid updates and brewing parameters. However, if you are looking to find this feature like me, you won’t get this in VertuoPlus

Key Differences in Design

Vertuo Next and the VertuoPlus both have distinct designs and water tank capacity. 

 The Vertuo Next machine is wider at the top and thinner below, with a smaller (1.1-litre) water tank placed behind it.

Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

The VertuoPlus has a  sleek design with its spout sticking out a little. The 1.2-liter water tank can rotate between the sides to fit into the counter more easily. 

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker by De'Longhi,

However, the Nespresso Vertuo Next is the most compact coffee maker in general and will fit better in smaller spaces.

Environmentally-friendly materials

In addition, these machines contain recycled plastic, with the VertuoNext having at least 54 percent recyclable plastic.

If you are a coffee lover and simultaneously conscious of your environment, any of these machines is a great option.

Which One Has Better Quality Flavor?

Let’s get to the most pressing question Is there a difference in the flavor?

Because they employ similar technologies and coffee pods, it is reasonable to assume that the beans they create will be identical. Most of the time, this is the case.

The difference between the two is small, and most people will not know it.

The Vertuo Next is slightly more bitter with the same flavor pod, while the VertuoPlus is somewhat sweeter, especially if you include milk in the coffee pods.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker by De'Longhi

The crema created by the VertuoPlus is more smooth and uniform, whereas the Vertuo Next looks a bit more bubbly. 

Additionally, if you prefer hot coffee, the VertuoPlus offers hotter coffee as well.

Why should you choose Vertuo Next or VertuPlus?

Vertuo Next Features

Brews six cups including Espresso (single and double) and coffee (5 8 oz, 5 14 oz) and a carafe of 18 oz, a unique size only available to Vertuo Next.

Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Dark Grey, Compact, One Touch to Brew, Single-Serve Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine

Bluetooth linked: The connectivity allows machine upgrades and one-button capsule ordering through Nespresso’s application.

Bar-code technology that reads bar codes automatically lets the machine identify the type of capsule you’re making and automatically adjust the volume of water, temperature, pressure, sand brew time for that particular capsule.

Design that is sustainable the machine is constructed from 54 percent recycled materials.

VeruoPlus Features

The Centrifusion process is a brewing method that uses Centrifugal force (high-velocity spinning) to create flavor.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Ink Black

Barcode Technology: Brewing parameters are adapted for each capsule using a barcode to control the flow and volume of water and the temperature, time infusion and capsule rotation speed. This is a procedure Nespresso claims helps create a delicious, rich crema.

Solid Design: A solid internal structure means it won’t degrade quickly.

Water tank: VertuoPlus also has a moveable water tank (surprisingly useful if you’re looking for the right place to put it in an office or your home), and the lever on the capsule closes automatically.

Brew Sizes: coffee (7.8 oz), Espresso (1.35 oz), a gran lungo (5 oz), Double Espresso (2.7 oz), and the along with Alto (14 8 oz) capsules that can be programmed starting at 0.3-17 oz


Does the Nespresso Vertuo next have crema?

The Nespresso Vertuo Next machine produced a thick, golden-brown crema on top for you to enjoy.

Is the Nespresso Vertuo next better than the Plus?

Both of these Nespresso machines will make the best tasting, tasty coffee that will please your palate and will leave you wanting more. It depends on your preference. Vertuo Next comes with Bluetooth connectivity and is compact.

Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

However, Suppose you don’t want to hand-operate your machine each time and appreciate the ability to customize the flavor to your liking. In that case, you’ll find the VertuoPlus is a perfect choice.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

Vertuo and VertuoLine the same thing?

The Nespresso Vertuo is a specific coffee machine in the Nespresso VertuoLine series. VertuoLine means the new kind of Nespresso machines which use Centrifusion to remove coffee out of pods.

The majority of VertuoLine coffee makers have Vertuo in their names: Vertuo, Vertuo Next, VertuoPlus, and VertuoPlus Deluxe.

Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine

Is Nespresso Vertuo any good?

Yes. Vertuo capsules are fantastic for a delicious cup of coffee with a large layer of crema. It is possible to get longer drinks with big capsule sizes. The Vertuo machines, like the VertuoPlus from Nespresso as well as the Vertuo Next, provide great tasting espresso and coffee with each pod.

Verdict of the Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuoplus

In the end, I liked the results from Nespresso VertuoPlus more than the Vertuo Next.

Nespresso VertuoPlus remains an impressive coffee machine several years after its launch.  It produces a creamier, hotter coffee than Vertuo Next.

The lid with motor feels elegant and simple to use, and its bigger tray and water tank make it perfect for those who just require a lot of coffee to make it through the day.

Additionally, Nespresso VertuoPlus has a better crema and makes more hot Espresso than Vertuo Next.

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