A new dimension of coffee with Nespresso Vertuo

A new dimension of coffee – Nespresso Vertuo

Recently Nespresso launched its latest coffee system: The Nespresso Vertuo – a new dimension of coffee. The new system is tailored towards enthusiasts of coffee in big cups. 32 years after Nespresso introduced portioned coffee, this is yet another revolution. The machines are available in Switzerland since the end of September. Sounds amazing, right? You can find more information about the Nespresso Vertuo right here.

*This post is sponsored by Nespresso Switzerland. All opinions are my own.

Nespresso Vertuo

Nespresso Vertuo: A New dimension of coffee

First impressions

Now while I’m drinking “Stormio”, my personal favorite flavor of the Nespresso Vertuo system, let me tell you how I experienced the Nespresso Vertuo at first: As the machine is using a new and unique procedure to make the coffee, I wanted to understand how it exactly works. I started the machine for the first time and watched how the centrifuge smoothly worked to get my coffee done. Awesome! Another thing that immediately caught my attention were the new capsules – that come in bigger (and various) sizes to provide the big range of coffee: You can have everything from an Espresso to a big cup of coffee. As I personally like to drink a big cup of coffee, especially during winter time, I’m really excited about that. Still, I had many questions in my head and was looking forward to attending the Nespresso Vertuo Launch Event in Zurich to get some more insights to share with you.

Big cups for the Nespresso Vertuo

Nespresso Vertuo: Coffee for big cups

A new dimension of coffee in big cups

As I already said, there is one huge difference between the Nespresso original and the Nespresso Vertuo: The dimensions! With a Nespresso Vertuo machine, you can have everything from a short Espresso to a creamy coffee served in a big cup. The big cup on the image above perfectly symbolizes the new dimension of coffee that the Vertuo line represents. During the evening at the launch event, I tried several coffees with 3 different sizes, which is simply amazing if you consider it’s just from one machine.

Explaining the new Nespresso Vertuo System

He explained to me how the new technology works

New Technology for the big coffee

Obviously, there must be a new, unique technique behind a revolution like this! Thanks to the motivated staff of Nespresso I was able to understand how the new, patented, system of the Nespresso Vertuo works.

The Nespresso Vertuo has an intelligent extraction system, which adjusts different factors (brewing parameters) to each coffee capsule. “But how does it recognize the capsule?” a question that came up in my head. “Every capsule has its own barcode, with which the machine can recognize it”, answered the Nespresso staff member. Until that moment I didn’t even realize that the capsules had barcodes, even though they are clearly visible – it made “click” and I started to understand the new Nespresso system.

Once started the Nespresso Vertuo sets the flow and volume of water, capsule rotation, infusion time and temperature – to create the perfect coffee for you. The differences in these parameters can be huge – which makes it possible to have such a huge range of coffees for one Nespresso machine. The coffee is made with the new centrifugation system, which you can hear, and even better: See in the result of your coffee.

Capsules of the Nespresso Vertuo

An alternative to Nespresso original

After I attended the launch event in Zurich I got many messages on my Instagram from you if the Nespresso Vertuo is just a new machine or if it will stay as a completely new system. And you are lucky! The Nespresso Vertuo is a completely new system, additional to the existing Nespresso original – with a completely new machine and capsules.

It’s a great option for people who like to drink coffee in bigger cups – and offers a great quality and taste. To be honest, I’m a big fan of the new Vertuo system.

Nespresso Vertuo Stormio

Nespresso Switzerland CEO Niels Kuijen and Annina Frey talking about the Nespresso Vertuo

Favorite coffee

I already told you that my favorite capsule of the Nespresso Vertuo line is “Stormio”. But what about Nespresso Switzerland’s CEO, Niels Kuijer? After he held a speech to the audience, in which he told us about the visions and ideas of Nespresso, he revealed that his favorite is also Stormio – I have to admit, he has a good taste for sure!

Nespresso, what else?

Before we arrived at the Nespresso event I was making jokes about having a coffee with George Clooney  – and guess what: I met him and had a great time, even though he was not so talkative somehow!

George Clooney Nespresso

I met George!

If you are thinking about trying out the Nespresso Vertuo – George and I can recommend doing so! I honestly like the new machine, especially because of the possibility to have coffee in bigger cups. You can find more information right here – or in every Nespresso store!


Nespresso launched its new Vertuo line and I had the chance to try out the new dimension of coffee at the launch event in Zurich. Find out more on my latest blog post! P.S: I will also tell you Nespresso's CEO's favorite coffee!


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Michael Gerber

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Hello guys! I am Michael, a freelance photographer and travel blogger from Switzerland. My goal is to inspire travelers all around the globe with my posts and images.