Our groundbreaking new Nespresso VertuoLine does double duty, brewing coffee and shots of espresso from one countertop machine. It produces the first ever brewed coffee from Nespresso, plus espresso that’s smooth enough to drink on its own but can also be used to make lattes and cappuccinos. We talked to Scott Montgomery, the company’s Vice President of Business to Consumer Sales, to learn more about the different drinks you can create with the VertuoLine. Read on, then scroll down to watch our video and see how it works.
The Nespresso VertuoLine can brew coffee and espresso. How does the brewing process differ between the two?
The new Nespresso VertuoLineTM revolutionizes the way that coffee is brewed by introducing Centrifusion™ technology, which features an intelligent extraction system that provides an extremely high level of precision as the machine recognizes, through bar code technology, each expertly designed Grand Cru adjusts the extraction parameters to brew each blend in the most optimal way. The result is a new richly aromatic, deeply flavored, crema-topped large-cup coffee (8 ounces) or espresso. From the touch of the button to the final result, it takes about 35-52 seconds to prepare an espresso, with a flow time ranging from 20-33 seconds. Coffee takes between 90-105 seconds, with a flow time of 68-85 seconds.
Nespresso VertuoLine utilizes bar code technology that allows the system to recognize each expertly developed Grand Cru, and then adjusts the brewing parameters (such as temperature, flow rate, rotational speed and the time the water is in contact with the coffee) to deliver the best in-cup result.
What is CentrifusionTM technology? Why is it superior?
CentrifusionTM technology allows VertuoLine to produce multiple coffee preparations and varieties with the same, high-quality in-cup result. CentrifusionTM is a word combining centrifugal and infusion, indicating that the capsule spins inside the machine, and water is injected into the capsule and “infused” with the ground coffee inside it.
This technology is superior because it provides an extremely high level of accuracy, allowing every extraction parameter to be individually controlled by each of the 12 VertuoLine Grand Cru coffees.
What are all of the different drinks you can make with the machine?
VertuoLine features a new line of Nespresso Grand Cru capsules, with eight large-cup coffees and four espresso blends, sourced from the top 1-2% of the world’s finest coffee beans. The 12 Grands Crus are ranked from 4 to 11 on an intensity scale, and feature a variety of distinct flavor notes to suit any mood or preference.
Can you use each capsule to make every drink? Are some better for specific drinks?
Specific extraction parameters are set for each blend, thereby optimizing each Grand Cru coffee to deliver the best in-cup result, and each coffee is developed from the interplay between the extraction parameters and the coffee blends. All of the capsules can be paired with our Aeroccino milk frother to create cappuccinos and other milk-based coffee recipes.
The VertuoLine is known for its crema. How is it produced? Why is it special or desirable?
The gentle extraction process used in VertuoLine ensures a naturally formed foam of coffee and air known as a crema, which protects coffee aromas and quality, and seals them in the cup until they are released as the coffee drinker enjoys their coffee. By bringing crema, the signature of espresso, to the world of large-cup coffees, Nespresso VertuoLine delivers a large-cup coffee of unprecedented quality. The silky generous crema is not only visually beautiful but also enhances the tasting pleasure.
Any tips for brewing drinks with the machine?
VertuoLine is the most intelligent, elegant and ergonomic system on the market today. All that is required of the user is the proper insertion of the capsule and ample water in the water tank, and the system will take care of the rest, delivering an exceptional cup of coffee or authentic espresso each and every time.
See the Nespresso VertuoLine in action: