Nespresso unveils Maestria: more than just one touch

Nespresso has practically reinvented coffee with its one-touch espresso capsule system, and now the company is throwing some control into its machines with its new Maestria line.

Unlike the one-touch button system seen on most of the Nespresso range, the Maestria features a dial on each setting – espresso and lungo – allowing for five different cup lengths of each type of coffee.

So if you want a long espresso or a short lungo, these machines will allow you to do just that.

There are two Maestria models coming, one with a new and improved version of the Aeroccino milk frother accessory that can be used with existing machines.

The $749 Nespresso Maestria doesn’t feature the Aeroccino, but does integrate a steam wand, allowing you to froth your own milk the way a typical cappuccino machine does.

Meanwhile, the $899 Nespresso Gran Maestria features an integrated Aeroccino for easy automatic milk frothing, with four settings: hot milk, cold milk, stiff froth, and velvety froth.

We’re not quite sure what the difference is between “stiff froth” and “velvety froth”, but with a release date of April 1 for the new machines, we won’t have to wait too long to find out.