Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus

This is our comparison of the Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus espresso machines.

In this article we’ve reviewed both machines extensively, we did read tons of reviews and listened to other experts’ opinions in order to craft the best comparison article between these machines of this year.

Overall, the Nespresso Vertuo Plus is more convenient but the Nespresso Vertuo Next has several interesting connectivity features.

In the end, you will have to decide which one is best for you depending on your personal needs and tastes.

Let’s get into it.

Overview: Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus

After reviewing both products, we have decided that the winner is the Nespresso Vertuo Plus.


The Nespresso Vertuo Plus (Breville, De’Longhi) has several features that make it extremely convenient, for example, it has a 40oz water tank that is also adjustable, a very accessible capsule container and it brews coffee really fast.

But the Nespresso Vertuo Next (Breville, De’Longhi) also has several interesting features, especially regarding technology and connectivity.

For example, it has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection that allows you to update the software of your machine through your phone.

We think that the Vertuo Plus has better features overall but if you care about connectivity we recommend you to choose the Vertuo Next.

Here’s an introductory video of the Nespresso Vertuo Next.

Here’s an introductory video of the Nespresso Vertuo Plus.

Comparison Table

SpecificationsNespresso Vertuo NextNespresso Vertuo Plus
ManufacturersBreville, De’LonghiBreville, De’Longhi
Brew Sizes1.35oz, 2.7oz, 5oz, 8oz, 18oz1.35oz, 2.7oz, 5oz, 8oz
Water Tank Capacity37oz40oz
Adjustable Water Tank✔️
Removable Water Tank✔️✔️
Removable Drip Tray✔️✔️
Cup Support3 positions4 positions
Product Dimensions12.4” H x 5.5” W x 16.9” D12.8″ H x 9.1″ W x 13.2″ D
ColorsWhite (De’Longhi), Black Matte Rose Gold (De’Longhi), Chrome (De’Longhi), Gray (De’Longhi), Cherry Red (Breville), Light Grey (Breville), Matte Black (Breville)Black (De’Longhi and Breville), Gray (De’Longhi and Breville), Black Matte (De’Longhi), Matte Black (De’Longhi), Ink Black (De’Longhi and Breville), Red (De’Longhi), Silver (Breville), White (Breville), Titan (Breville)
Centrifusion Technology✔️✔️
Indicator Lights✔️✔️
Automatic Opening and Closing System✔️
Complimentary Starter Set✔️✔️
Capsule Container Capacity10 Mug capsules (Large)10 Mug capsules (Large)
Power Cord Length29”29”
Bluetooth Connectivity✔️

Key Differences: Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus

In this section, you will find out what are the key differences between the Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus.

We are going to talk about size, reservoir capacity, ease of use, connectivity, and more.

Height, Weight, Width, and Diameter

In this section of our Nespresso Vertuo Plus vs Vertuo Next review, we are going to compare their size and weight.

This is an important factor to consider since you want a coffee machine that can fit perfectly in your kitchen.

The size difference between the Vertuo Next and the Vertuo is not very notable.

These are the dimensions and weight of the Nespresso Vertuo Next.

  • Height: 12.4″
  • Width: 5.5″
  • Depth: 16.9″
  • Weight: 8.8lbs

These are the dimensions and weight of the Nespresso Vertuo Plus.

  • Height: 12.8″
  • Width: 5.6″ – 9.1″
  • Depth: 14.1″ – 16.7″
  • Weight: 10.1lbs

As you can see, these machines are very compact and lightweight, so you can move them easily and place them almost anywhere in your kitchen.

We are going to explain a little bit later why the Nespresso Vertuo Plus has two different numbers in width and depth.

Winner: Tie

Water Tank

The water tank capacity of the Vertuo Plus is 40oz and the capacity of the Vertuo Next is 37oz.

The Vertuo Plus has an adjustable water tank, which is very convenient for very small spaces. Basically, you can adjust your water tank to the left or to the right according to your space.

On the other side, the Vertuo Next has its water tank completely attached to the back that cannot be adjusted.

Since the water tank of the Vertuo Plus is more convenient and also bigger, it is the clear winner.

Winner: Nespresso Vertuo Plus

Brew Size

You can see the difference in brew size in the following table.

Brew SizesVertuo PlusVertuo Next
Espresso SizesEspresso – 1.35oz
Double Espresso – 2.7oz
Espresso – 1.35oz
Double Espresso – 2.7 oz
Coffee SizesGran Lungo – 5oz
Mug – 8oz
Gran Lungo – 5oz
Mug – 8oz
Carafe – 18oz

The major difference is that the Vertu Next can brew up to 18oz while the Vertuo Plus can brew up to 8oz.

Winner: Nespresso Vertuo Next

Cable Length

The cable length in both machines is exactly the same (29 inches).

Winner: Tie

Ease of Use

First, let’s talk about how to use the Vertuo Next.

The first thing you gotta do is to fill the water tank with fresh water, then close and block the machine manually. After that, you have to turn the machine on by pressing the small button at the top (the one with a small coffee cup symbol).

Once you have pressed the button, it will start blinking for about 30 seconds, this means that the machine is heating up.

While the machine is heating up, you can adjust the size of the frontal cup support.

Now you have to wait until the small button on the top stops blinking, which means that the machine is heated and is ready to make your espresso shots.

Unlock and open the machine and insert your coffee capsule (make sure that the dome shape is at the button).

After doing that, just close the machine, lock it and press the button at the top to start the coffee-making process.

At this point, you can do two things:

  1. You can leave the machine alone to finish the process automatically
  2. You can stop the coffee flow by pushing the button twice

Finally, just unlock the machine and open it to automatically eject the capsule.

Now, it is time to talk about how to use the Vertuo Plus.

First of all, you have to fill the water tank with fresh water. Then, close the machine just by pressing the frontal lever downwards (It will close automatically) and press the button on the top to start heating up the machine.

The button will start blinking while the machine is heating up and this process will take around 40 seconds. Once the green light becomes steady, the machine is ready to start making coffee.

While the machine is heating up, you can adjust the frontal cup support to your desired position and place a cup of coffee big enough to ensure that the liquid won’t overflow.

Now, push the lever upwards to open your machine’s head and place a coffee capsule with the dome shape facing down and then close the machine’s head again.

After doing that, just press the superior button to start the coffee-making process.

The green light around the button will rotate quickly during the brewing process and if you want to stop the process before it is automatically finished you just need to press the button once.

When the process is done, the green light will remain steady and you just need to press the lever upwards to eject the coffee capsule automatically.

As you can see, both machines are really similar in terms of usability and they are really easy to use. With them, you can make a really good espresso cup in less than 5 minutes.

The clear winner here is the Nespresso Vertuo Plus. Why? Well, just because the process of opening the machine is done automatically.

Winner: Nespresso Vertuo Plus


The Vertuo Plus doesn’t have any kind of connectivity, the Vertuo Next does.

You can connect it to your phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and use the Nespresso app to get access to several useful features like updating the Vertuo Next software, factory resetting it, checking the water status, and more.

After reviewing this app further, we can say that it has some useful features but they are not essential for getting the best out of your machine.

Honestly, if you don’t care about the app, you can just use it to update the software of your machine once in a while and leave it there.

Winner: Nespresso Vertuo Next

Capsule Container

The capsule container in the Nespresso Vertuo Next is placed on the left side, you can just remove it manually and it has a capacity of 10 large capsules. 

Also, it is composed of 2 parts, the first part is where the capsules are stored and the second part is for depositing excess water and sediments.

Some people find the placement of the container pretty inconvenient because as it is placed on the left side, you have limited options to place your espresso machine.

It can be impossible for you to access the storage if you place the machine in a very narrow spot.

The capsule container in the Vertuo Plus is placed on the back and it can be pulled off from the back, left, and right, and also it has enough capacity for 10 large capsules.

In this case, the clear winner is the Vertuo Plus.

Winner: Nespresso Vertuo Plus

Capsule Ejection

The capsule ejection system works very similarly in both machines, once they have finished preparing your coffee, they will eject the used capsules automatically once opened up.

There’s a common issue with the Nespresso Vertuo machines and it is that sometimes the capsules can get stuck.

This usually occurs because the part that holds the capsules in these machines is quite flimsy and can bend over time after much use.

Many people have solved this problem by simply adjusting the handles that hold the capsules to their original shape.

Winner: Tie


When comparing the Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus in terms of technology, they have a lot of common features.

Both of them work with a single button on the top that operates the machine, which is extremely convenient.

Also, they both adjust the brewing parameters of each brew through an innovative bar-code scanning technology.

This is great because it gives you the best flavor and consistency possible depending on the capsule that you are using.

Another feature that these machines have in common is the Energy Saving Mode or Auto Off.

Basically, this feature turns off the machines when they are not in use. The Nespresso Vertuo Next will be turned off automatically after 2 minutes of non-use and the Vertuo Plus after 9 minutes of non-use.

This is a good feature because you don’t have to turn off the machine manually and also makes the machines more environmentally friendly.

Winner: Tie

Brewing Speed

In order to evaluate the brewing speed, we have conducted a small experiment.

We have set up both machines to start at the same time and we will use an 8oz coffee capsule for both machines.

This is the speed at which both machines have completed the whole process.

ParametersVertuo PlusVertuo Next
Heat-Up Time00:00:2000:00:25
Coffee Preparation Time00:01:2600:01:39
Total Time00:01:4600:02:04

As you can see in the table, it took less time for the Vertuo Plus to finish preparing a cup of coffee (8oz).

Winner: Nespresso Vertuo Plus

Compatible Coffee Capsules

They both are compatible with Nespresso Vertuo Capsules only.

This is not a disadvantage since Nespresso offers a wide variety of blends of capsules (over 30).

Winner: Tie


Both machines are made of plastic and small metal parts, however, 54% of the plastic used for the Nespresso Vertuo Next is recycled which makes this machine more environmentally friendly.

Winner: Nespresso Vertuo Next

Coffee Taste & Crema Quality

This factor might be one of the most important when comparing the Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus.

The crema produced by the Vertuo Plus is more creamy and with a more solid texture than the crema of the Vertuo Next which looks bubblier.

In terms of flavor, the coffee brewed by the Vertuo Plus is hotter and more flavorful. That’s why we consider it to be the winner in terms of coffee taste and crema quality.

Winner: Nespresso Vertuo Plus

Pros & Cons: Nespresso Vertuo Plus vs Vertuo Next

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of the Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus.

Nespresso Vertuo Next

The Pros and Cons of the Nespresso Vertuo Next.


  • Slim fit design
  • 54% of the construction material is recycled
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity


  • Produces poor quality crema
  • The machine produces a lot of noise
  • Requires some manual effort to open the lid
  • The capsule container is only accessible from the left side

Nespresso Vertuo Plus

The Pros and Cons of the Nespresso Vertuo Plus.


  • Adjustable water tank
  • The capsule container is accessible from several sides
  • Fast brewing speed


  • Doesn’t have connectivity features

Other Models to Check

Now that you’ve seen all the differences between the Nespresso Vertuo Plus vs Vertuo Next, you might be interested in checking other models inside the Vertuo line.

These are the differences between some of the Nespresso Vertuo machines:

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe by Breville
  • Key Feature: Extra-large water reservoir
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35oz, 2.7oz, 5oz, and 8oz
  • Water Reservoir: 60oz
  • Material: Plastic
  • Brand: Nespresso

The Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe has all the features that the Vertuo Plus has, but in addition, it has a 60oz reservoir (the Vertuo Plus has 40oz capacity) and a chrome cup rest.

Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe

Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe
  • Key Feature: Many brew sizes
  • Brew Sizes: 5oz, 8oz, 14oz, 18oz, single espresso, and double espresso
  • Water Reservoir: 37oz
  • Material: Plastic
  • Brand: Nespresso

The Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe comes with a metal cup support, chrome color accents, and also a stainless steel pourer.

Overall Winner: Nespresso Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus

The Nespresso Vertuo Plus is the overall winner of our Vertuo Next vs Vertuo Plus comparison.

The Vertuo Plus has several features that make it one of the best pod espresso machines out there. It has an adjustable water tank, it has a lot of capacity for water and capsules, it brews coffee fast and it is delicious.

However, if you would like to have more connectivity features and a machine that is made with environmentally friendly materials you should go with the Vertuo Next.

Click on the links below to buy your Nespresso machine:

F.A.Q – Nespresso Vertuo Plus vs Vertuo Next

Here you will some answers to the most common questions when deciding between the Nespresso Vertuo Plus vs Vertuo Next.

Does Nespresso Next and Vertuo Come With Pods?

Yes, they both come with a set of capsules of several blends, flavors, and sizes.

What Pods Can I Use With Nespresso Vertuo and Next?

You can use the Nespresso Vertuo capsules only.

What Is The Difference Between Vertuo Next and Vertuo Plus?

They have many differences, for example, the Vertuo Next can be connected to your phone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi while the Vertuo Plus doesn’t have this option.

Also, the water tank in the Vertuo Plus is a bit larger than the one in the Vertuo Next.

Are The Nespresso Vertuo and Next Loud?

Several people believe that the Vertuo Next is louder than the Vertuo Plus.

Can Nespresso Vertuo and Next make Cappuccino?

Yes, but you will need a Vertuo Cappuccino Set and an Aeroccino milk frother.

Leandro Santorsola
Leandro Santorsola

Leandro is the founder of The Coffee Arsenal. His favorite relaxation method is to drink a Cafe Latte in the afternoons.