Nescafe Lattissima Review: Milky Magnificence

Nescafe Lattissima Review: Milky Magnificence

Coffee has a magnificent way of bringing people together- – in good times and bad – either as a celebratory drink or a consoling one. In the same breath, coffee can also cause a divide; albeit a shallow divide – it is undeniable.
The two main schools of coffee drinks (in my opinion) are those who enjoy straight-up, hair raisingly strong coffee, and then there are those who enjoy a lighter, fluffier and creamier drink.

Obviously, there are those who fall into both categories- and bless them for being on both sides of the fence!

If you fall into the category of people who enjoy their coffee a little milkier, a little sweeter and easier on the taste buds might be about to fall in love with this magnificent little machine – the Nescafe Lattisima.

Nescafe Lattissima Overview

Drink options fromyour Lattissima include:

  • Cappuccinos
  • Latte Macchiatos
  • Espressos
  • Ristrettos
  • Lungos
  • Frothy warm milk

All of these can be prepared “ with a single touch of one of the six preset buttons, while all of the drinks settings can be modified.”

If you like to read between the lines (like me) – you’ll see that the benefits of the Lattissimo are that they: a) will satisfy even the fussiest hard-core coffee drinker you know, by preparing world class Espresso’s and Lungo’s – as well as Ristretto’s.

Similarly, it will feed the craving for milky deliciousness at their fingertips by preparing Latte’s, Cappuccino’s and Latte Macchiato’s.


Nescafe Lattissima – Pro’s and Con’s

Trusted Reviews provided us with this nifty little breakdown on the Lattissima:


  • Good value for a milk and pod machine
  • Fresh milk foam
  • One-touch drinks


  • Tricky to fill water tank
  • Regular cleaning needed for milk unit
  • Restricted to compatible pods

To me, the biggest “downfall” is that you are making use of a limited availability of coffee pods, and that they – in themselves – do not offer the absolute freshest easy of preparing coffee.

That is counteracted very quickly with the introduction of a fresh milk frothing system, meaning no taste of weirdly favoured powdered milk and no clogging!


Nescafe Lattissima Specifications

The techy, nitty-gritty that we so often leave for last:

  • Weight: 4,5kg
  • Rated voltage/Frequency (V~Hz):220-240 V / 50-60 Hz
  • Input power (W):1400
  • Auto shut-off:  Yes
  • Milk system: Automatic
  • Used capsule container: 10 capsules
  • Auto clean function: Yes
  • Controls: Soft touch
  • External dimensions (wxdxh) (mm): 173x320x258
  • Flow stop: Yes
  • Milk Carafe Capacity: 350ml
  • Memory function for Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, Espresso, Long Coffee, Hot milk and hot water: Yes
  • Pre-set functions: Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte Macchiato, Long, Ristretto, Warm milk froth
  • Programmable water hardness: Yes
  • Pump pressure (bar): 19
  • Removable drip tray: Yes
  • Water container capacity: 900ml
  • Body material: Plastic


Nescafe Lattissima Price

Shop around, but you can expect this home coffee machine to set you back in the region of R 7 000.00.

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