Price (RRP): $899
Manufacturer: Nespresso (DeLonghi)
Encapsulated coffee machines have been hitting lower price points lately, but what if you want the best of the best of the best? DeLonghi and Nespresso have teamed up to show just what is possible with a new Lattissima, built for people who really, really, really love a cup.
A new machine designed for the Nespresso range of pods, the Lattissima Pro is the new model and the most premium machine in the Nespresso range of coffee pod machines.
The new kitchen appliance brings with it a new sense of style, bigger tanks, and a touchscreen, which is something you don’t generally see in pod-based machines.
The water tank in the Lattissima Pro holds more water than the previous generation, which potentially translates into more cups of coffee, with 1.3 litres available here, which will also be used in conjunction with the 500ml milk tank, both of which are removable.
Nespresso’s range of coffee pods is taken here, and the spent capsule tray holds a maximum of 16 pods.
Just like it is in every Nespresso coffee pod machine we’ve seen up to now, there is a 19 bar pump here, working in conjunction with a Thermoblock to heat the water.
Something that is different, however, is the connection port for the milk frothing system, which not only allows DeLonghi’s “Latte Crema System” milk frother to be plugged in, but when unplugged, can also support an included hot water spout, which will dispense hot water instead of textured milk.
Controls for the machine are handled through a light-up tactile button panel, which includes three espresso varieties — ristretto, espresso, and lungo — as well as two milk-based coffee styles, letting you make cappuccino and a latte macchiato (what basically equates to a really tall cappuccino).
A hot milk option is also available, as is one for hot water when the aforementioned water spout is plugged in.
A white light is built into the Nespresso unit, lighting up the glass or cup, and a foldable drip tray is here, too.
Designed and built by DeLonghi, the Lattissima Pro is the new high-end and flagship Nespresso machine coming to market right about now.
Encased in a brushed aluminium casing, and sporting a big water tank capable of making several cups of coffee, the machine is pretty much geared at the Nespresso lover who is going for the most convenient cup they possibly can have, with an automatic milk preparation system capable of creating a cappuccino or latte macchiato with only one button pressed.
Setting it up in our retro GadgetGuy kitchen, the Lattissima Pro is certainly a good looking unit, with a slick and shiny look, and a design that almost resembles a softened cube. Everything is built into the shape, and so you won’t have any parts extruding from the machine like you do on the Nespresso UMilk, but you can remove elements for storage in other places, such as putting the milk frother in the fridge to keep your supply of milk cold and fresh.