The best home barista coffee machines

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The best home barista coffee machines

There’s nothing quite like a barista quality coffee. The blend, the aroma, the smooth, rich coffee, and to top it all off, the foam.

What if you could create the perfect barista made coffee without having to leave your kitchen? With the right equipment and our handy tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating barista style coffee in the comfort of your own home.

A Barista style coffee machine

Barista style coffee

A Barista style coffee

Let’s start at the beginning. What is barista style coffee? Barista is an Italian word and Italians know their coffee. So much so, the espresso machine was invented in Italy at the end of the 19th century. In Italy, a barista is a bartender, who works behind a counter serving hot drinks, like espresso, as well as cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.

There’s a whole barista culture around our love of coffee in Australia. Enjoying a cup of coffee made by a barista in a café or restaurant continues to grow in popularity.

Its now easier than ever to have a barista- style coffee experience in your home. Whether it be enjoying a freshly made cappuccino while reading the paper, a relaxing espresso on your balcony or a latte while juggling breakfast and school lunchboxes, Nespresso's range of coffee machines make the creation of a deliciously warm beverage as easy as boiling the kettle.

What to look for when choosing a home barista coffee machine

Before you start looking for a home barista coffee machine, start by asking yourself a few key questions.

Consider how much you want to spend

There’s a range of barista coffee machines on the market for households of all sizes and coffee preferences.

Are you looking for a machine that’s easy to use and clean?

You might want to let your inner barista loose in your kitchen, or you might just want a quick, delicious coffee to start your morning as you dash out the door. The Lattissima One coffee machine might be just what you're after with a dishwasher safe milk container.

What are you going to use your coffee machine for?

What types of coffee do you want to make with your machine? You might be an espresso drinker and thats all you want. You might be someone with a lot of coffee drinkers in the family or you like to entertain, so you need a machine that offers a variety of coffee styles.

Nespresso's Vertuo and Original coffee machines offer the full range of coffee styles. Vertuo has a variety coffee blends in five different sizes. Whether its a large, comforting mug of coffee or a small cup to start the day, from hot to cold, Vertuo has a whole range of possibilities, only limited by your tastebuds.

Vertuo is tailored to your taste and its about making the best coffee for you. With multiple blends available, from a short Espresso, a Double Espresso, a smooth Gran Lungo and a larger cup of Alto, you'll never be short on coffee options.

if you're looking for a coffee machine to unleash your inner barista, the Creatista Uno might be the one for you. It comes with a fully-automatic steam wand and makes creating latte art coffee at home a breeze. Or for the ultimate barista-style experience consider our Creatista Plus.

What type of coffee do you enjoy?

There are many different types of coffee available, so make sure to explore the various origins, intensities, aromas and notes. Pop into one of our Nespresso boutiques and our team of friendly coffee specialists will be able to take you on a tasting journey.

You might prefer your coffee, short or long, caffeinated or decaffeinated. Black or topped with soft, milk foam. The choice is yours.

The Original line features a range of coffee capsules with a range of flavours and blends. Starting with a smaller cup of Ristretto and Espresso, the machine also makes larger Lungos, Long Blacks, Cappucinos, Lattes and Iced Coffees.

If you want to completely recreate the barista experience at home, some coffee machines come with a milk frother and for others, you can purchase one separately and start having fun creating barista-style milk art at home. Unleash your inner creative.

Keep the coffee creation simple

When you're looking for a home coffee machine, keep it simple,. You want to spend your time drinking and savouring the flavours of your coffee, not working out how to operate your machine.

The technology available one the Vertuo and Original Coffee Experience machines make it simple. With one-touch technology, the light on the Vertuo machine tells you the capsule has been recognised by its unique barcode and the extractions parameters adjusted as needed. All you need to know is the extraction process has started and your cup of coffee is just moments away. Add the Aerroccino3 or Barista Milk Frother to your Vertuo and you'll be able to create hot or cold coffee recipes easily.

Once you've selected the perfect machine to match your lifestyle and coffee preferences, you can add our favourite accessories to your barista at home experience. You'll never need to leave your home to enjoy a delicious coffee again!

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