Finally! I can actually be a barista at home with the new Nespresso Creatista and make my latte art dreams come true!
It was designed to be impressive. This machine housed entirely in high-quality brushed stainless steel has chrome accents that are polished to a high-shine. This Espresso machine makes producing your favorite Espresso beverages a snap. Impress friends and family with their favorite drinks, like the robust ristretto, a velvety flat white, smooth latte, and the creamiest cappuccino —from the comfort of your home, making one serving at a time.
No experience needed! With the Creatista, you produce texturized milk at any temperature you desire. It is sure to come out perfect every time. You can quickly adjust the level of your froth or change the volume of your Espresso to suit your preference. You will even learn to design your own latte art.
The full-color menu makes customizing your beverages super easy. The machine even reminds you when it is time to clean or descale. This feature is further enhanced by an automatic purge of the steam wand after each use. The cleaning features make it easy to keep your Creatista device in immaculate condition.
Which Pressure Makes Better Espresso, Pump or Steam?
There are two types of Espresso machines for sale in the consumer marketplace, “pump driven” —like the Creatista by Breville, and “steam driven” machines. While steam driven machines are less costly, they only deliver about two or three bars of pressure. The result is a more coffee-like beverage. When higher pressures are used to pull the hot water through the ground Espresso, you get a richer and creamier final product.
Features of the Nespresso Creatista
- Three Second Quick Start
- It only takes three seconds from the time you press start until the machine is ready to brew.
- Full-Color Display
- A bright and intuitive display walks you through each and every procedure, from brewing, steaming to cleaning and descaling. You’ll never have to search for the manual again, no matter what task you are trying to accomplish.
- 19 Bar Pump Means Perfect Crema Every Time
- If you are new to Espresso machines, you may be wondering what this refers to when considering features. To start, a “bar” is a term used in science to measure pressure. One bar of pressure roughly equals an atmosphere of pressure. So a 19 bar pump, such as the Creatista has, will drive highly pressurized hot water through the ground Espresso delivering a perfectly pulled crema every time.
Single Serving Equals Cost Savings and Fresher Espresso
One complaint that is common for the larger Espresso makers from Nespresso, is that they can be wasteful if you are not using the ground Espresso often enough.
Because coffee beans and Espresso beans have natural oils, once they have been ground and exposed to air, they will only remain fresh for around 24 hours. Meaning any leftover ground Espresso will have to be emptied daily.
This makes the single serving aspect of the Nespresso Creatista, a winner in our hearts. We love that there is virtually no waste when using the single serving pods and no compromise when it comes to taste.
Fully Automatic Brewing
For years, the standard for brewing Espresso has been a time-consuming method that involved grinding your own beans, tamping and packing the ground Espresso, then waiting by the machine to pull the espresso. Even so-called semi-automatic Espresso machines have steep learning curves.
The Creatista is a fully automatic Espresso maker that comes with seven customizable auto settings for making Espresso, Ristretto, Lungo, Flat White, Macchiato, Latte and Cappuccino at a touch of a button.
Auto Milk Steaming Wand
With a fully-automatic milk steaming wand, you can create froth or texturized milk. Also, the ability to set the milk to the perfect temperature means you will never be scorching your milk. The Creatista allows for a choice of eleven milk temperatures and eight adjustable milk textures. Even a novice can try their hand at unique latte art; perfecting it just takes a little practice. As well, you can delight your guests with a broad range of exciting recipes using the various pods, steamed milk, and water.
Easy To Clean
Unlike traditional Espresso makers, there is no need to disassemble the unit to keep it clean. No grinding of beans means no mess when it comes to cleaning. The milk steamer wand is self-purging and self-cleans after each use. To do this, you just dip the wand into a pitcher of clean water and press the purge button located on the top of the unit. The water reservoir is made of clear plastic and is dishwasher safe. The Espresso machine is set to remind you when cleaning is needed automatically.
4 Things That Make the Nespresso Creatista Different
- The Look and Design
Breville created these high-end machines to look and function like high-end commercial espresso machines. You have a choice between polished stainless steel and chrome for the Creatista Plus version or a black/ champagne finish for the standard model. Even though they have a commercial appearance, they have an economical size perfect even for efficiency sized countertops.
- Ease of Use and Customizations
From the full-colored screen on top of the Nespresso Creatista, choose the type of drink, milk temperature, milk texture, and volume. You can customize everything about your espresso drink, directly from an easy to use control panel, which walks you through the entire espresso making process.
- Never Worry About Scorching Your Milk
Each unit has included a stainless steel milk pitcher. Place the jug under the frothing wand, and the Creatista’s temperature sensor for the milk will heat it until it is the perfect and desired temperature and froth it to the perfect texture, every time with no guesswork.
- It Makes You Look Like a Pro
After your brewing and steaming are done, it is time to put together the beverage. Latte art takes some practice but is a fun and engaging way to entertain and delight your guests.
Is the Nespresso Creatista by Breville Right for You?
The Creatista is one of Nespresso’s most high-end machines. As such it does come with a higher price tag than many other espresso makers on the market. This fact may cause you wonder if it is worth the cost.
With all of the features we have presented, premium and quality materials used to build each machine, and the many customizations offered, the Nespresso Creatista is right up there with more expensive espresso makers like the Barista Express or even smaller commercial espresso makers.
Keep in mind that it automatically brews mixed espresso drinks with as many customizations as you’d expect from a semi-automatic espresso maker, with much less hassle. You also have the ability to professionally and precisely steam and froth up your milk, choosing the texture and temperature.
It performs automatically with no possibility for error. You can rest assured that your espresso will be perfect every time. When you consider all of these features, the price is well reasonable and even a bargain.
Single-Serve Nespresso Original Line Capsules
The Creatista is a single-serve espresso maker that uses Nespresso capsules. These pods come in a variety of flavors, strengths, and caffeine contents. Let your senses guide you to the delicious flavors and aromas provided in the single serving pods.
Choose from flavors like:
This light roast made from South and Central American Arabica finishes with sweet and woodsy notes
This South American Arabica creates an Espresso with a rich aroma and strong finish
A dark roast from South and Central American Arabica with notes of cocoa
A pure Arabica that makes a well-balanced Espresso with notes of roasted caramel
The perfect blend of South American and East African Arabica make a full-bodied and intense Espresso
An intense Espresso, Stormio’s many aromas come from the roasted Nicaraguan and Guatemalan Arabica coffee beans. The taste is a combination of spicy, woodsy, and grain-scented notes
This high-intensity Espresso is perfect for coffee aficionados. Highly roasted Brazilian Arabica coffee beans, give off an aroma with hints of oak and leather, that balances perfectly with the creamy texture
Do you have a sweet tooth? Check out:
- and Caramelito Nespresso capsules
I suggest those to anyone seeking a flavored coffee beverage without having to add any syrup or additional flavorings.
Seasonal favorites include:
- Pumpkin Spice Cake
- Banana Bread