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How do coffee machines work?

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How do coffee machines work?

Ever wondered how coffee machines work, why they’re so popular and how different machines have the ability to produce all different types of coffee?

With the emergence of automatic coffee machines as a favourite in our homes and offices, simple, easy and delicious coffee is now only a press of the button away. Our favourite hot and cold drinks are no longer restricted to the coffee shop but can be whipped up at home or at work, at any time of the day or night without any compromising on quality or taste.

But what goes on behind the scenes of the perfect cup? Let’s learn more about how Nespresso’s coffee machine technology, creative flair and coffee making experience work in unison to deliver delicious coffee every time.

Nespresso coffee machine

Coffee machine technology

The Vertuo coffee machine has a brewing system using a patented extraction technology known as Centrifusion technology, developed by Nespresso. It means you can insert a capsule, close the lid and once the extraction button is pressed, it spins the capsule up to 7000 rotations a minute. This blends the ground coffee with water, all to produce a perfect cup with a delicious crema.

The Vertuo machine even reads the capsule barcode and delivers the best in-cup results for each blend.

Nespresso’s machines and capsules are designed to give you the perfect cup of coffee, every time. You can choose from a range of blends and flavours, based on your personal preference. You might prefer a strong espresso to start your day, or a larger coffee to sip. It’s all possible with Nespresso’s range of easy to use and easy to clean automatic machines.

One touch coffee technology

The one touch fresh milk system in the Lattissima One coffee machine makes coffee creation a breeze. All you need to do is fill the milk jug with the desired amount of milk. The machine froths it directly into your cup and brews it for the perfect coffee and milk drink.

It’s a simple 5 step process to make a cappuccino:

How do coffee pods work?

Coffee pods or capsules have simplified the coffee making process and made creating a café style coffee at home simple, easy and affordable.

No longer limited by choice, coffee pods and capsules allow you to enjoy a range of coffee blends and flavours at home in a selection of sizes.

Each Nespresso capsule has high quality, specially selected ground coffee from coffee farms around the world. Nespresso chooses the best quality coffee beans from over 100,000 farmers, all committed to cultivating rare beans and delivering the best flavour to you. Choose from a huge range of capsules, each with its own distinctive character and aroma.

The coffee capsules are hermetically sealed, meaning they’re airtight and guarantee the coffee within the capsules is as fresh as the day it was ground.

Did you know Nespresso’s capsules are made from aluminium and can be recycled? All part of our ongoing commitment to the environment.

Why coffee pods?

Nespresso capsules are designed to optimise the extraction quality of Nespresso machines and deliver quality coffee every time.

Nespresso is known and loved as the pioneer of portioned coffee. The technology in every Nespresso machine makes it possible for you to enjoy an exceptional coffee in the comfort of your own home.

Discover our unique range of coffee pods, instore or online.

Do coffee pods fit all machines?

Nespresso capsules and our Nespresso machines were designed to work together as a single system to create the perfect cup of coffee every time.

The Nespresso aluminium capsule and the extraction through the Nespresso machine brewing unit combine to deliver the pressure, water temperature and quantity needed for a coffee you can truly savour.

Nespresso has created unique capsules for its Original, Vertuo and Professional coffee machine systems. The Original coffee machine delivers the classic espresso experience, while the Vertuo offers the full range of coffee styles. If you’re looking for a professional machine for your office or workplace, Nespresso’s Professional range of commercial machines is for you.

Can’t decide on the best coffee machine for you? Discover your ideal machine and capsule blend online with our guide to choosing your coffee system or visit us instore to learn more.

Do coffee makers boil water?

Coffee machines heat water to the optimum temperature for coffee in a matter of seconds. Your water will be at the perfect temperature quicker than you can select a coffee capsule, thanks to the advanced technology in the Nespresso Original and Vertuo coffee machines.

How do commercial coffee machines work?

With a range of commercial coffee machines, Nespresso Professional will help you select and set up the best coffee machine for an office or commercial environment.

Whether it’s a commercial coffee machine for a small office or a larger operation, Nespresso Professional has a machine to suit.

Nespresso’s range of small commercial coffee machines offer simplicity and an extensive range of flavours.


The Zenius coffee machine starter pack is the perfect introduction to a small commercial coffee machine. Best for offices with 5 to 20 staff, the Zenius compact coffee machine can create favourite coffees like flat whites and cappuccinos.

The Zenius Starter Pack is a popular choice. It comes with everything you need, including the Zenius coffee machine, an Aeroccino4 milk frother, 400 assorted capsules including Espresso Forte, Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano, Espresso Caramel and Lungo Leggero, porcelain cups and saucers, stylish coffee dispenser and hot chocolate powder for cappuccinos and mochas.


The Gemini 220 commercial coffee machine is the next in the range and designed for a slightly bigger office, of more than 20 staff. It has double head technology with milk frothing function and can prepare two coffees at the same time. It comes with three programmable cup sizes – the Ristretto, Espresso and Lungo.

Aguila 220

Sitting at the top of Nespresso’s commercial range is the Aguila 220 commercial coffee machine. Offering barista-style milk quality with just the touch of a button, it’s perfect for high volume demands. Like having your own barista, the Aguila 220 has pre-set milk recipes to deliver the very best quality.

Discover our range of coffee machines and choose the best one for your needs.

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