Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima One vs Touch vs Pro

The Lattissima range is perfect for quickly making Nespresso coffee with frothed milk. Each model comes with an integrated automatic milk frothing system that is innovative, intuitive, and produces great results. If you love cappuccinos or lattes then the Delognhi Nespresso Lattissima range is for you.

There are, however, a few key differences between the Lattissima models that may not be obvious at first glance.

This Nespresso Lattissima One vs Lattissima Touch Vs Lattissima Pro comparison will make it easy to find the best model for your kitchen.

Key Similarities

High Pump Pressure

All the Lattissima models offer 19 bar pump pressure. This high pressure ensures the espresso machine extracts the full aroma and flavour from the coffee pods to produce a rich coffee. The high pump pressure allows for barista-style coffees complete with a layer of crema.

Automatic Milk Frother

The Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima One, Touch and Pro all have a built-in automatic milk frother. They froth milk at the touch of a button and make it easy to enjoy milky coffees.

Auto Power Off

Each of the Lattissima machines has an automatic power off function that will turn the machine off after 9 minutes to save energy. This auto off feature helps to ensure the coffee machine remains easy to use and low maintenance.

25 Second Heat Up Time

You can make your coffee after just 25 seconds regardless whether you choose the entry-level Lattissima model or the premium model. Each of these pod coffee machines warms up in just 25 seconds.

This fast warm up time makes the Delonghi Lattissima range a convenient option for anyone pressed for time.

Removable Water Tank

The water reservoir is located at the back of the capsule coffee machines. Each water reservoir fits snugly and is easy to remove for cleaning or refilling. For added ease of use, the Pro water tank can also be topped up without removing it.

Dishwasher Safe Parts

All of the parts that need to be cleaned (namely the milk container parts) are dishwasher safe. This makes it easy to keep the container clean, fresh, and free of milk residue after use.

Warranty

The Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima series comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty. This provides peace of mind and reassures coffee lovers of the durability of the Lattissima machines.

Key Differences

Shot Functions

The Lattissima One has espresso, lungo and cappuccino functions while the Touch offers these as well as latte and latte macchiato buttons.

The Pro can make an espresso, lungo, ristretto, cappuccino, latte, macchiato and has a dedicated hot water spout for making tea or Americanos too.

The Pro and the Touch also offer hot milk, perfect for hot chocolates or other milk based drink options.

Water Tank Size

The Pro offers the largest water tank capacity of the 3 models. It can fit 1.3L so can handle multiple drinks with ease. This removes the requirement for frequent refilling, which can be a hassle in busy households.

There is little difference in the Lattissima One vs Touch. The 900ml water tank of the Lattissima Touch is slightly smaller than the Lattissima One’s 1L water tank capacity.

Milk Container Size

The milk capacity also varies depending on the model you choose.

The Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima One offers the perfect amount of milk for a single serve machine. You can usually only make one cappuccino with its milk container capacity but this is ideal for anyone making single serve coffee as it reduces waste and ensures ease of use.

The milk container capacity of the Lattissima Touch is 350ml. This is enough to make a couple of cappuccino, latte or latte macchiato drinks. The Lattissima Pro milk frothing container can hold up to 500ml making it ideal for making multiple drinks.

Used Capsule Container Capacity

Each Nespresso machine in the Lattissima range has a used capsule bin built in. This is cleverly hidden within the machine and can be slid out when it needs to be emptied.

The capacity of the Lattissima One used capsule container is 8 capsules. The Lattissima Pro can hold around double the amount of used Nespresso capsules while the Touch is somewhere in between at 10 used capsules.

Cleaning Function

The Pro and Touch both have a button that activates the cleaning function and they also both have an intuitive descaling system that lets you know when descaling is required. The Lattissima One does not offer these additional cleaning features.

Milk Frother Settings

The milk frother on the Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima One does not have adjustable settings for the froth type or the amount of milk that is dispensed. This means there is limited control over drink being made.

If you want to have more control over the hot milk, consider the Lattissima Pro or the Lattissima Touch. The Touch lets you choose the level of aeration to suit the drink you are making and the Pro offers even more control as it lets you adjust the milk froth level and consistency.

Size

The Delognhi Nespresso Lattissima One is the smallest of the Lattissima line. It is designed for single serve coffees and keeps to the basics when it comes to features. The Touch has a larger footprint so will take up more counter space while the Pro is slightly smaller, although it is heavier due to its durable aluminium exterior.

Hot Water Spout

The Nespresso Lattissima Pro has a hot water spout that is perfect for making tea or Americanos. This feature is not seen on the other models. The hot water spout can only be used when the milk frother is detached. You can still get hot water from the Lattissima One and the Touch but this will simply be running an espresso without a coffee capsule in position.

Controls

The Lattissima Pro has a touchscreen control panel whereas the other two use backlit press buttons. The touchscreen is a bit dated but it works well and the screen provides helpful information and prompts too. Some users prefer the simplicity of the familiar backlit buttons but each machine is very user friendly.

Cup Clearance

One of the issues with these single serve machines is that they are created to be so compact it is hard to find a regular cup that actually fits under the spout.

The Lattissima Pro is the best option for using larger cups as it offers more clearance and the drip tray can easily be removed too. This espresso machine also has a fold out platform to accommodate smaller espresso cups so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

The Touch has less clearance and does not offer a raised platform for smaller cups. The Lattissima One offers less space but does offer a sliding cup stand that can be moved into position based on whether you’re making espresso, lungo, or cappuccino. This platform doesn’t feel particularly sturdy but is a useful feature.

Price

The final difference between the Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima One, the Lattissima Touch and the Lattissima Pro is the price.

Atht he time of writing, the Lattissima One is available for $399, the Lattissima Touch will set you back $449, while the Lattissima Pro is an investment of $699.

It is clear to see why each of these models is available at a different price point so the best option depends on which features you consider to be most important.

Making Your Selection

As you can see, the Lattissima line of Nespresso machines is high quality, packed with features and ideal for making milk-based coffees. The one you choose will depend on how many drinks you want to make and how many drink options you want on the pre-programmed menu.

The Lattissima One is an ideal choice for a single user who usually makes just 1 cup of coffee at a time. The milk container holds the perfect amount of milk for 1 drink which helps make coffee quickly while reducing waste. The Lattissima One is a compact option that doesn’t take up much space. It is an entry-level model so is more limited in the drink options and cleaning functions compared to the Lattissima Touch and Lattissima Pro.

The Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima Touch is a compact option that is ideal for making coffee quickly and conveniently. The Touch is very similar to the Lattissima Pro but it is the lower-cost option with a plastic body, smaller capacity and no dedicated hot water spout. This is the best option if you want to enjoy more functionality than offered by the One while still keeping costs down.

The Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima Pro is functional, user-friendly and intuitive to use. It has a premium brushed aluminium exterior and a touch screen control panel. This Nespresso capsule machine is convenient, it has the largest water container and a large milk container making it great for making multiple drinks with each use. This is the best Nespresso capsule machine for quickly making a range of drinks at the touch of a button.

Our top pick of the range is the Nespresso Lattissima Pro as it is the most functional, most durable, and the most convenient. The ability to adjust the froth level and consistency to suit the drink or personal preference is a definite bonus.