Nespresso Atelier Coffee Machine By Krups Review
I brought a Nespresso Atelier Coffee machine by Krups and this is my honest review. Find out if it’s worth it and whether you should get one too!
Love Coffee and thinking of getting the Nespresso Atelier Coffee Machine? I decided to try it and this is my honest review… (I’ll tell you everything you need to know).
This coffee machine is great for making a range of hot and cold drinks. It has a warm-up time of only 3 seconds and the whisk creates automatic frothing. The Nespresso Atelier comes with a pack of 14 FREE Nespresso pods.
- Comes with a FREE Nespresso cup
- You can make iced coffee drinks
- Can make drinks with ice cubes or chocolate in the cup
- Steam pipe for heating milk whilst frothing
- 9 Pre-programmed drink settings (including a mocha)
- Descaling alert
- Can froth almond milk and soy milk
- Simple one-button operation
- Works best with the Nespresso cup
- If using your own cup, it needs to be 7cm wide in diameter
- Using your own mug is fiddly
- It’s quite expensive
- Not available in every country
- 0.8 cable (others have a 1m cable, so it’s a bit smaller)
Nespresso Atelier Coffee Machine (How To Use It)
I used the Nespresso Genova Livanto coffee pod which I placed into the holder at the top.
It was quite easy to put together. I started by frothing the milk, whilst the milk was frothing the machine also heated the milk.
Once frothed, I pressed the Mocha button located at the top of the machine. Then the coffee poured into the frothed milk. My mocha was perfect!
What’s New About The Nespresso Atelier Machine?
This machine is known for its automatic milk frothing and its ability to make a range of both hot and cold drinks. It’s an all-in-one coffee machine that can make ristretto, Espresso, iced lattes and mochas. With this machine you can assemble recipes directly into your cup.
This machine steams and froths the milk directly in the mug and adds coffee after. If you like a machine that can do all of that, then you’ll love this Nespresso machine.
The Taste (Is It Good Quality?)
I really liked the taste of the mocha I made; the Genova Livanto pod has a sweet medium roast with a caramelised toasted cereal fragrance. This machine uses Original pods not Vertuo pods.
Does it compare to coffee shop coffee? Yes! You get a box filled with 14 Nespresso pods that make high-quality coffee.
With this machine you can make your favourite coffee in the comfort of your own home.
- In-Built Milk Frothing
- 9 Drink Recipes
- Froths Cold Milk
- Sleek Design
- Simple To Use
- Descaling Alert (According To Programmed Water Hardness)
- 25 Second Heat Up Time
- 19 Bar Pressure
The milk frother is hidden in a section behind the water tank. When you are ready to use it, simply pull it out and attach it to the spout.
You can slide the spout down so that the milk frother is touching the milk. Once you have finished frothing, you simply slide the frother back up.
Not only does it froth the milk, but it also adds steam to the milk to make it hot.
Pouring the right amount of milk is important and this varies depending on the recipe you are making. For a mocha, 100ml of milk is required. The Nespresso cup has a design in the middle which can be used to gauge the amount of milk you need.
What I Don’t Like
This Nespresso Atelier review will not be complete without mentioning the below:
WARNING: If you’re making iced drinks and frothing the milk and coffee together, do this for a few seconds or it can overflow.
It would be nice (for the price) if this coffee machine came with two FREE Nespresso cups. Using your own mug is difficult unless it fits the precise measurements. If you’re sharing this machine with others, then it’s best to buy another Nespresso cup separately which cost £21.00 each.
There’s no choice to make larger cups of coffee.
Unlike Grind Coffee Pods, Nespresso pods are not home-compostable. Here’s my Grind Coffee Review to find out more.
- Dimensions(WxDxH)(cm): 434 x 279 x 119
- Weight: 3.92 Kilogram
- High pressure pump up to/max 19 bar
- Descaling alarm
- Water tank capacity: 1 Litre
- Used capsules container capacity: 13
- Descaling alert according to programmed water hardness
- Power rating (in watts): 1.5 Watt
- Cable Length: 0.8 Centimeter
- Hot or cold milk froth
- Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo, one-touch Cappuccino and Latte Macchiato
- Steam pipe for milk frothing
- Semi-automatic daily cleaning
Nespresso Atelier Cleaning
The Atelier coffee machine is fairly easy to clean!
It has a bin section where used coffee pods drop into. You simply pull that section out and discard empty pods and any liquid inside.
The drip tray is easy to clean, I cleaned the bin and frother by hand (the frother is dish-washer safe).
The Nespresso pods are free to recycle, every part of the pod is reused so it’s environmentally friendly.
The machine also has descaling functionality, it will light up when the machine needs descaling. When you get the machine, you are able to set up the descaling function according to your water hardness. The default water hardness is level 4, but it’s very easy to change.
I like how you can run Lungo, which cleans the machine. When you first get it, your instructed to do this 3 times.
Nespresso Atelier Review Final Summary
Overall, the Nespresso Atelier Coffee Machine By Krups works best with Nespresso’s own glass. It can create a range of different hot and cold drinks and comes with a FREE Nespresso cup and 14 Nespresso pods.
Is it worth the price? Yes, I think so! I particularly like how the milk is steamed whilst it’s being frothed. The frothing and ability to make iced coffees are the Atelier’s key features. If you don’t mind making coffees with a separate frother, then you’re better off buying a cheaper machine.
To make the perfect coffee, you really need to stick to the recipe proportions. Adding too much milk can easily lead to overflows.
Overall, I really like the Nespresso Atelier Coffee Machine By Krups. It’s very convenient and makes great tasting coffees.
So, what’s next? If you love coffee, try this delicious coffee kisses recipe!
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