How to Make a Delicious Frothy Espresso at Home.

I love coffee. I am convinced that second to pivoting toilet paper holders the Keurig coffee maker has been the greatest invention in my lifetime. We love our Keurig, but eventually I became interested in expanding my home coffee bar to include an espresso machine.

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I am not a barista. The designs they can create in the crema seem nothing short of magical and also way out of my league. I wanted a machine that I pressed a button and voila, a delicious frothy treat.

Enter Nespresso’s Lattissima Plus automatic espresso machine by De’Longhi. Friends, your palette will never be the same. Ok slight exaggeration, but the silky smooth espresso that comes out of this compact powerhouse does not disappoint.

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Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

Join me for a quick tutorial and a delicious shot of espresso.

 

How to make a shot of espresso with Nespresso’s Lattissima Plus machine by De’Longhi.

 

Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
Turn the machine on. The buttons will flash until the water is hot. Here we are just making a shot of espresso without milk so the two buttons on the left will flash until hot.
Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
Make sure the water reservoir is filled with filtered water. **Notice my sweet little assistant :-)**
Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
Pick a Nespresso capsule. I have not tried a knock off version because I love the original ones too much. My favorite are the darker roasts – Nespresso Roma (black) and Nespresso Arpeggio (purple). The decaffeinated Nespresso Arpeggio capsules are marked with the red dot on the bottom. I buy the Roma and Arpeggio pods in bulk on Amazon.
Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
Open the silver handle and insert the Nespresso capsule.
Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
Close the silver handle, set your espresso mug under the spout and press your desired size. I like to put a little milk in the bottom first.

So smooth and creamy. Next let’s look at how to use the milk frother. A latte at the press of a button. I’m telling you – you will never go back.

Easy + delicious = too much caffeine for Ahna.

How to make a latte with Nespresso’s Lattisima Plus automated espresso machine by De’Longhi.

This time when using the machine you are going to use the milk reservoir and frother that comes with the machine.

Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
The reservoir has been filled with milk and inserted into the sliding door at the front.

Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
When I went to insert the Nespresso capsule the silver handle would not close which meant the previous capsule could not be released into the enclosed used capsule drawer because it was full.

Dump in the trash, slide back in and continue! Make sure your frothing wand is extended or else you will have a mess of hot milk.

Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
You can set the amount of froth that you want. I keep it on the lowest setting and you will see how much it still puts out. The highest setting creates almost entirely froth. Also note the clean button on the right. This allows you to clean out the wand with steam at the very end before putting your milk reservoir back in the fridge. Awesome feature.

And you are ready to make your latte!

Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
Similarly to the espresso options there are two sizes.

Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

Review of Nespresso's Lattissima Plus Automated Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
A delicious latte with Nespresso’s Lattisima Plus automated espresso machine by De’Longhi.

Cheers!

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