Nespresso VertuoGET IT
If you think Nespresso is some super-fancy—and super-pricey—espresso machine that only movie stars can afford, say hello to the new Nespresso Vertuo. Yes, it’s pricier than your standard drip coffee maker. But damn, this coffee is worth it. (Hot tip: They’re all on sale right now.) Smooth, rich, and creamy, every time—no matter if you make a short espresso, a smooth gran lungo, an indulgent mug of coffee, or a tall glass of iced Alto.
Unlike original Nespresso machines that just make espresso, the Vertuo accepts 24 coffees in various sized (and color-coded) pods. It reads each pod individually—the barcode system is genius—and the machine adjusts accordingly. It knows just how much water to pour through, the right flow rate, the exact pressure, and the perfect infusion time. And it all works with a single touch: All I have to do is drop the pod in and push the button. Perfect coffee, every time. —Jon Langston, Commerce Editor
[$140, was $200; nespresso.com]Back to top