How to be a Home Barista with Nespresso

Anyone who knows me, understands my love of a decent cup of coffee. When you work from home, day in day out, life can be a little solitary so you need a few perks to keep you going. A decent coffee is one them. But… wait for it…. for me it has to be decaf! Yep that’s right, I love a good coffee but don’t need the caffeine. Thankfully, companies like Nespresso make delicious decaf coffee pods and so I’ve been enjoying my own Nespresso machine in my kitchen for a year or more.

Now though, I’ve joined the big leagues, and this is how I’m learning to be a barista in my own home.

Welcome to the brand new Creatista Plus coffee machine. 

I’ve been really enjoying my time with the new Creatista Plus so let me walk you through what I’ve discovered about this machine in the last week.

It Looks Amazing:

I hope you can see from the images how stylish this machine is. I was honestly expecting something a little chunkier but it’s so sleek and sophisticated. I love the stainless steel finish, the wand and the buttons. It’s much more compact than I thought too, and doesn’t take up as much as space for something so professional. And to be honest I wouldn’t be worried if it did, it looks so great.

Easy to Use:

Ok so you might think being a home barista is complicated. Well, I’m here to tell you if I can do it so can you! Honestly it’s so straight forward, mainly because it has that little panel you can see in the shots above, that walks you through the process. All you need to do is be creative when you decorate with your latte froth. Select one of the coffee types, hit select and alter options like size of cup, amount of froth and temperature, then hit start. It couldn’t be simpler.

Variety:

There are 8 different coffee drink types on offer with the Creatista Plus, as well as 8 milk textures, 11 milk temperatures and an extra fast heat up time. And I’ve tried them all. I’m normally a Lungo fan, but with the steam wand generating the milk froth you can make the perfect latte, cappucino, latte macchiato and flat white. Wow, that’s a lot of coffee options sothere’s definitely something for everyone.

I’ll admit I haven’t yet cracked the art of decorating the latte with the froth, but I’m practising.

If you want to see how latte art is done properly, check out this video:

To celebrate the launch of this gorgeous machine, Nespresso has opened the Creatista Studio in London – a 2 week pop up giving coffee lovers like me a look at the new machine. You can even attend a latte art workshop (and make latte art much better than mine!) and brush up on your coffee knowledge with Nespresso’s coffee experts. I haven’t had chance to go myself but if you use the hashtags #CreatistaStudio online you’ll see some great shots of this stylish space.

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If you love a good cup of coffee like I do, you'll love these tips and ideas on how you can recreate a barista style coffee in your own home with a Creatista coffee machine, It's easy and delicious

So what do you do you think of the new machine? Do you fancy being a home Barista?

You can find out more about the Creatista and Creatista Plus on the Nespresso website HERE.

Disclosure: I was sent the coffee machine as part of this review, but all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the blog possible. 

9 Comments

  1. February 23, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    It looks and sounds amazing, Jen. We traded in our much loved Nespresso machine for another brand in the summer and I’ve regretted it ever since. They make great coffee and the machines are so simple to use. I think we’ll be investing in another once Paul and I can admit to each other than we made a mistake 😉

  2. February 24, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I NEED this coffee machine in my life. It not only looks good, I am tired of bad coffee! Thanks Jen

  3. February 24, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    This machine looks amazing, I was eyeing it up in John Lewis recently! I am such a coffee lover I know it would be on the go all the time in our house 🙂 Enjoy your lovely lattes!!

  4. February 24, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Great photos, Jen! It does look really stylish, too, not a big hunk of plastic!

  5. February 24, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    I love the smell and taste of coffee, but it really upsets my stomach (even the decaf versions) which I find really gutting, because I love the idea of getting creative like this! Maybe I’ll just have to consider inviting more people around for coffee 😉

  6. February 24, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    It really looks amazing! I will love a coffee now!

  7. February 25, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Oh this looks amazing I am a huge huge coffee lover and am in need of a new machine. Super stylish too!

  8. February 25, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    this really looks the business! would be a very stylist addition to the kitchen x

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