Does Nespresso Make Regular Coffee?

QUESTION: Can I make regular coffee in my Nespresso? I know I can make espresso drinks, but I just want a regular cup of coffee now and then. — Daniel J.

ANSWER: If your Nespresso is one of the VertuoLine models, then yes, you can use it to make a regular cup of coffee. Those from the Original Line do not make regular coffee. In fact, Nespresso VertuoLine machines make coffee or espresso in five different sizes: ristretto, espresso, five-ounce gran lungo, eight-ounce mug, or 14-ounce alto XL. You’ll probably want to use one of those last three sizes since you’re making coffee. 

To brew an eight-ounce coffee, it takes the Nespresso VertuoLine 90 to 105 seconds, and the flow time is 68 to 85 seconds. Here’s how to make a regular cup of coffee using Nespresso VertuoLine.

  • Make sure the Nespresso machine is turned on.
  • Place one Lungo Pod/Cartridge into the machine.
  • Close the lid.
  • Select “coffee.”
  • Wait for the coffee to be extracted.

Now you know—it’s possible to make regular coffee with a Nespresso only if your model is one of the VertuoLine. 

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