This coffee machine is the latest addition to DeLonghi’s Nespresso Gran Lattissima series.
Boasting new technology and more features, the Gran Lattissima is a treat for many coffee lovers.
Are you still confused if this is the one for you? Read this review on the impressive Gran Lattissima to see if it’s worth the hype.
- One-touch function
- 19-bar high-pressure pump
- Varied coffee drinks
- Energy-saving mode
- Large capsule container
- Milk frother issues
- Water Tank Capacity: 44 ounces
- Made of: ABS plastic and stainless steel
- Dimensions: 7.9″ x 10.8″ x 14.4″
- Item Weight: 11.9 lbs.
- Settings: preset but adjustable
- Warranty: 2-year limited
The Nespresso Gran Lattissima has a stainless-steel body combined with ABS plastic topped off with a matte and high-gloss finish for that elegant look.
It comes in two beautiful colors: black and white.
What I like about the Nespresso Gran Lattissima is its practical design and user-friendly interface.
This espresso machine houses a 44-oz. removable water tank at the back and a removable milk jug, and a large capsule container in front.
You can choose your drink and tweak some settings via the glass panel on top.
Moreover, the Gran Lattissima also comes with a removable platform and drip tray for small coffee cups and a removable milk frother.
The Nespresso Gran Lattissima comes with nine pre-set coffee beverages which include:
The removable milk frother features the new Latte Crema system to provide you with the broadest range of milk choices for your drinks.
The milk jug also comes with a one-touch function, enabling you to choose your desired foam regulation.
The Nespresso Gran Lattissima’s one-touch function makes it easy to use.
Simply pop your chosen coffee pod and select the type of drink you want for the day.
For milk-based coffee drinks, fill in the milk jug and attach it to the Gran Lattissima.
Adjust it accordingly with your coffee cup size, then turn the regulator to the froth position.
However, you can also fine-tune the settings to customize your drink.
Just press the button of your desired drink and continue pressing it until it flashes to enter programming mode.
Continue pressing until it reaches the milk or coffee level you want.
Repeat this motion for every stage in the preparation you want to tweak.
The Gran Lattissima will then remember your preferences the next time you make the same coffee drink.
If you want to go back to the original settings, you will need to do a factory reset.
The Nespresso Gran Lattissima features a 19-bar high-pressure pump for maximum coffee extraction during brewing.
As a result, you’ll get premium coffee with its balanced flavors and delicious aroma.
Nespresso’s Gran Lattissima also comes with a thermoblock heating system to reduce heating time.
As such, the coffee machine only takes about thirty seconds for the water to heat up with an extra fifteen seconds for milk-based coffee drinks.
All in all, it only takes about three minutes tops for you to get your morning coffee.
Easy to clean
The Nespresso Gran Lattissima is also easy to clean.
First, the machine’s components are all detachable and dishwasher-safe.
Moreover, the milk container and frother have their self-cleaning modes.
However, many users still recommend wiping these down after use.
The Gran Lattissima also comes with a “descaling mode” to remove calcium deposits inside the machine, keeping it in great shape and improving the drink’s taste.
Who is it for?
The Nespresso Gran Lattissima is made with convenience and practicality in mind.
Its automatic features make it ideal for those who simply love to drink wide varieties of coffee.
The Gran Lattissima is also great for beginners as they will only need to click the button for their drink.
This coffee machine will do the work for you, and all you need to do is sit and wait.
A potential drawback for this coffee machine would be its inconsistent performance.
Some users have reported problems that the Gran Lattissima’s milk frother is faulty after several uses.
Another drawback would be its high price point, discouraging some people from purchasing the machine.
Nevertheless, the Nespresso Gran Lattissima proves to be a high-quality coffee machine and a worthy investment.
The thermoblock heating system and the 19-bar pressure pump ensure that you won’t have to wait long for a needed coffee boost.
On the other hand, the one-touch function and automatic frother provide a variety of coffee drinks that you can choose from.
Is the Nespresso Gran Lattissima compatible with other coffee pods?
Yes, the Nespresso Gran Lattissima is compatible with other coffee pods such as:
- 50 Grano Milano Coffee
- Jones Brothers
- Peet’s Coffee
- Starbucks Espresso
Due to its large capsule container, the Gran Lattissima can hold eleven coffee pods for your convenience.
However, using third-party coffee capsules will result in a slight difference in the coffee’s taste.
Usually, the coffee produced by third-party capsules tends to be watery and diluted.
As such, it is still recommended that you use Nespresso’s coffee pods for best results.
How is the Gran Lattissima different from the other Lattissima models?
Compared to the older Nespresso Lattissima coffee machines, the Gran Lattissima has the largest reservoir (44 oz.) and milk jug (17 oz.).
The Gran Lattissima is also slightly smaller than the Lattissima Pro and has three more pre-set coffee drinks.
While the Gran Lattissima enables you to tweak some settings, it is still limited compared to the freedom given in the Creatista coffee machines.
How does Gran Lattissima’s energy-saving mode work?
The Nespresso Gran Lattissima automatically turns off when it is inactive after nine minutes.
You can even adjust this function to three minutes to eight hours, depending on your preferences.
This energy-saving mode is useful, especially when you tend to be forgetful in the mornings.
Not only does it help save on electricity, but it also prevents any accidents from happening.