Nespresso started producing quality coffee pods more than 30 years ago with a simple idea in mind: allowing everyone to make the perfect cup of coffee like how an experienced and skilled barista would. From its beginning in 1986, the brand has redefined and simplified the way millions of people enjoy their coffee drink, shaping the global coffee culture. The company has given almost everyone with their capsules, and machines access to making a great cup of coffee every morning for the last 30 years. Since then, there have been countless Nespresso recipes created by professional and home baristas alike.
Although anyone can get a decent cup at their local Starbucks, it's just not a viable option to do every day, letting you waste money and miss out on creating great brews at home. That's why this renowned company made its mission to whip up different flavors to satiate various coffee lovers' preferences. They have come up with 16 blends so far, including their OriginalLine and VertuoLine.
There's no reason why you can't enjoy barista-quality beverages in the comfort of your home's kitchen. Explore the recipes in this guide to find the best way to get your caffeine fix.
The Best Nespresso Recipes Ideas
When you get a brewer from Nespresso, not only you'll save money, but you have the chance to recreate your favorite drink from Starbucks. If you're planning to buy one or already have one but need a recipe inspiration using Nespresso pods and Nespresso Vertuo pods, here are five delicious recipes you can try making.
- Iced Chocolate Coffee
If you're looking to make a drink that resembles a chocolate milkshake but is still packed with caffeine, try making this iced chocolate coffee recipe. This beverage is best for lazy afternoons or after dinner. The things you need for this recipe include capsules for OriginalLine (2 Kazaar), for VertuoLine (2 Diavolitto), Aeroccino (frother), milk, chocolate ice cream, and crushed ice. You can also top it off with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
No coffee recipe list is complete without the beloved fall beverage, the pumpkin spice latte. Now you don't need to wait in long queues at Starbucks to enjoy this fall coffee drink staple because you now make it on your own using this fun recipe. All you need is a Diavolitto capsule, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, agave nectar, and vanilla extract.
- Iced Vanilla Coffee with Maple Syrup
This iced vanilla coffee recipe is ideal to try during the warmer months. There are plenty of iced variations you can try. Still, this particular version with maple syrup allows you to enjoy the delicious drink all year long — no matter the season. You'll need espresso capsules, ice cubes, frothed milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
Essential Nespresso Vertuoline Recipes
If you're learning how to make espresso with the best Nespresso machine and in need of inspiration to make your favorite Starbucks beverage on your own, here are essential Nespresso VertuoLine recipes you should try.
To make a traditional flat white, you'll need espresso pods (Diavolitto capsule or Voltesso capsule), depending on your specific tastes or preferences, and frothed milk.
Here's how to make one:
- Use your preferred espresso capsule to make an espresso shot, then place it in a mug.
- While brewing, froth the milk in a jug using an Aeroccino frother.
- Add the steamed milk to the espresso drink, spooning half a centimeter of froth on top.
There's no coffee drink staple that every coffee lover likes than the latte macchiato. This beverage is a classic brew made over a creamy bed of warm milk. Iced or hot, every season is perfect for a glass of latte.
Here's what you need to do:
- Prepare froth using an Aeroccino frother.
- Brew any coffee espresso VertuoLine capsule of your choice.
- Pour the brewed drink into a glass, then top it off with the frothed milk.
This drink is a great classic everyone loves, from enthusiasts to casual drinkers. All the flavor of exceptional coffee and its aroma blends in perfectly alongside the creaminess of milk foam.
Here's how you make one:
- Prepare a capsule or two of Arpeggio or Decaffeinato coffee in a glass and sweeten to taste.
- Add some froth in the glass using an Aeroccino.
- Top it off with sprinkled cocoa powder of chocolate flakes.
The Nespresso Recipe Book: Best Drinks to do
If you have an internal debate on whether to make espresso vs. coffee to test out your new collection of capsules, here are the best and delicious beverages you can brew according to the Nespresso recipe book. Treat yourself and explore the vast possibilities with quality espresso beans in each pod.
- Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cortado
The brown sugar cinnamon cortado, like its name, contains everything you can ask for, sugar, spice, and a great brew. This unique coffee drink doesn't take much to dress up your daily morning fix. It lets you start your days with a kick. All you need is brown sugar, cinnamon, whole or almond milk, and a Lungo glass, then pour the milk over the beverage. Sprinkle the top with some cinnamon for extra warmth.
- Black and White Cookie Latte
This unique recipe comes from a chef directly from the streets of New York City. It got its name from the classic dessert, placing a modern twist and taste on a traditional deli shop treat. It includes everything the dessert requires, such as dark chocolate shavings, milk, vanilla, and chocolate sauces to top it off. You can also add in whipped cream, depending on your tastes or preferences.
- Honey Almond Milk Latte
Honey almond milk latte is a healthy alternative to your traditional latte made from your favorite capsule. It's a treat that anyone can enjoy, making it a great brew to enjoy to start the day. All you need for this is frothed almond milk, honey, and cinnamon.
Nespresso is known to take no shortcuts when creating their coffee pods. As they say, the path from coffee beans to your brewed cup is a complex one. Understanding that one bad bean can taint an entire batch, the company takes control of the quality down to each bean, plus they source all their ingredients responsibly. They take it further by creating a sustainable quality program named "AAA Sustainable Quality Program" in conjunction with the renowned non-profit organization — Rainforest Alliance. This program allowed the company to safeguard the future supply of top-quality coffee while paying local farmers with higher income and protecting the environment. With all these factors, it's no wonder the brand has been in the industry for more than 30 years.
Get the most out of your Nespresso machine and enjoy fantastic brew knowing you're supporting a company making a positive impact on the environment while sourcing the best quality coffee to create a broad range of authentic coffee flavors at a single touch of a button. Take advantage of these benefits by exploring the different coffee capsules following the recipes featured in this article — allowing you to indulge in limitless coffee possibilities, making your cup 'extra' special.
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