Have you decided to get a Nespresso for your coffee needs but now you are confused on whether to choose between Breville vs DeLonghi?
Don’t worry, you are not alone. Choosing between these two can be really difficult because they’re both top-quality brands. Hopefully, by the end of this article, your queries will be cleared and you will be able to make a final decision.
Who Manufactures Nespresso Machines?
So, why is there a difference between machines that fall under the umbrella of Nespresso?
Breville and DeLonghi are both different companies that manufacture Nespresso Machines amongst other things. Nestle owns Nespresso and they focus on the flavors of the coffee rather than creating their own machines. They partner with other brands such as Breville and DeLonghi in this case, to manufacture their machines.
In many ways, both brands produce similar machinery but they each also have their individual, exclusive selections. We are going to go through them all to give an overview of the options available.
Similar Versions of Both Manufacturers
The same Nespresso machines manufactured by both brands include:
If you love the Nespresso Vertuo Capsules then getting a VertuoPlus can be a great option. You have the options of 5oz and 8 oz coffees in the Breville version and 5oz and 7.77 oz coffees in the DeLonghi one. Breville also offers an extra-large 60-ounce water tank while DeLonghi has the regular 40-ounce tank. Other than that, both are similar in their heat-up time of 15 seconds and automatic shut down after 9 minutes of inactivity. They also come with a 17 count used capsule container.
The ratings are a little higher for Breville with 4.6 stars but only with 2000 ratings and DeLonghi is rated at 4.5 stars with over 6000 ratings. If a larger water tank is a big deal for you then Breville is the better choice here but overall, they both produce similar VertuoPlus machines.
Nespresso Vertuo Next offers five cup sizes from Espressos of 1.35 oz or 2.7 oz, and coffees of 5oz, 8 oz (7.7oz in Breville), and 14oz. Both brands have identical components in this machine. They even have the same sustainability levels and allow recycling your capsules. Bluetooth and WiFi connections are also available in both brands.
On Amazon, 1500 ratings place Breville Vertuo Next at 4.4 stars whereas over 4000 ratings give DeLonghi the same 4.4 stars. Some have complained that Breville is a bit loud which gives it a bad image.
Essenza Mini is the perfect choice if you are short on counter space but still want a Nespresso machine. It can make two sizes; Espresso (1.35 oz) and Lungo (5 oz). DeLonghi offers more colors for this machine compared to Breville. Other than that, they both provide the same features.
DeLonghi has over 6000 ratings while Breville has 4000 but they are both given 4.7 stars out of five. Essenza Mini is the newer version of the beloved Pixie or Inissia so it is expected to be better as it is essentially an improvement.
DeLonghi and Breville have their own exclusive line of machines that are different from each other. DeLonghi manufactures multiple Lattissima models and Breville produces Creatista.
There are three further types of Lattissima that DeLonghi manufactures. These include Lattissima One, Pro, and Touch. The cheapest and basic is the Lattissima One while the Lattissima Pro is the most expensive of the three and offers the most functions.
The biggest difference is the types of coffee each machine can make. The One can only make espresso, lungo, and cappuccino. Lattissima Touch offers additional latte and macchiato options. The Pro can make an espresso, lungo, ristretto, cappuccino, latte, macchiato, and also has a hot water spout for teas or Americanos.
All Lattissima models work well to make coffee with frothed milk. If you want additional bells and whistles then going with the Pro may suit you. Otherwise, for one-person use, the Lattissima One should work just fine. You may find the Lattissima Touch to be a good middle ground.
There are two versions of Creatista by Breville; the Pro and the Plus.
Both offer multiple varieties of drinks with similar pressure and temperature timings. Pro, however, is the better of the two with a separate water dispenser spout, an LCD, larger water tank, and the double thermojet which froths milk while simultaneously dispensing coffee.
This also means that the Pro is more expensive so if you don’t care for its additional features then getting the regular Creatista Plus would be good enough.
By comparing and contrasting similar and different models, it appears that DeLonghi and Breville are both excellent options.
You do find more reviews for the DeLonghi versions than the Breville ones so that’s something you might want to take into consideration.
All in all, both brands are popular and have lasted for a long time so whichever one you chose, hopefully, you will end up enjoying it. The differences are very subtle – as you can tell from looking at the pictures of the machines – and both are highly rated options.