Delonghi Nespresso lattissima pro vs plus (What’s the best?)

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Johny Morrisson

Delonghi’s Lattissima Pro and Plus stand out as high-end espresso machines from the Nespresso brand. If you seek the convenience of crafting café-style espresso drinks at home with a single touch, the Nespresso Lattissima is the ultimate choice.

Our Choice | Lattissima Pro

Nespresso Lattissima Pro

With single-serve pod-based Espresso machines, it all comes down to convenience. So, in my opinion, Lattissima Pro is a better option as it offers more convenience in terms of extra functionalities like

  • Hot water on demand
  • Hot frothed milk
  • Automatic cleaning function
  • Touch Screen Display

Also, the temperature of milk-based drinks from Lattissima Pro is also a little hotter than Lattissima Plus.

On the other hand, there is a huge difference of 200 bucks in both these machines. So, if you are on a budget Lattissima Plus is also not a bad option either.

Check out the review of Best Machine is Lattissima series: Nespresso Gran Lattissima

Nespresso Lattissima Plus Vs Pro (An Overview)

FeaturesNespresso Lattissima PlusNespresso Lattissima Pro
Dimension12.5 x 6.6 x 10.2 inches7.63 x 13.07 x 10.79 inches
Weight9 pounds12.6 pounds
Pressure19 bars19 bars
MaterialPlasticLight Aluminum
Volume tank capacity30 oz (900 ml)44 oz (1.3 ml)
Milk frother volume8 oz (240 ml)17 oz (500 ml)
Used capsule container1216
Coffee RecipesCappuccino
Latte Macchiato
Hot frothed milk
Latte Macchiato
Espresso Macchiato
Hot frothed milk
Water hardness setting35
Shot programmingEspresso, LungoRistretto, Espresso, Lungo,
Heat up time40 seconds25 seconds
Preparation time
70 seconds50 seconds
CleaningPartly dishwasher safe,
Must be descaled every 3-6 months
Partly dishwasher safe,
Must be descaled every 3-6 months
Empty water system option
Auto Shut-offAfter 9 minutesAfter 9 minutes
Hot water optionNoYes
Control PanelButtonsTouchscreen

Differences between Nespresso Lattissima Pro And Lattissima Plus

Let’s compare these two models against different features

1) Design& sizes (Winner: Pro)

Both models have great, innovative, and minimalist designs and can easily fit on your kitchen countertop.

The Lattissima Pro has a modern and sturdy design with aluminum finish

On the other hand, Lattissima Plus is completely made of plastic and looks more compact and portable.

Nespresso Lattissima Pro vs Plus Design

The design and the material of construction of Lattissima Pro is more modern and sturdy. However, the design of Lattissima Plus is also quite reliable and the plus point is it is a very compact and lightweight Espresso machine.

2) Display and the Drink Options (Winner: Pro)

As mentioned, Lattissima Pro is a newer and improved version of Lattissima Plus.

Being old-fashioned, the Lattissima Plus has a button display. There are four drink options in Lattissima Plus.

  • Espresso
  • Lungo
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte Macchiato

Lattissima Pro has a touchscreen display and provides more drink options than the Lattissima Plus.

  • Ristretto
  • Espresso
  • Lungo
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte Macchiato
  • Frothed Milk
  • Hot water
Nespresso Lattissima Pro vs Plus interface

The Lattissima Pro clearly comes out on top. Its interface looks more modern, and it also offers additional drink options like Ristretto shot and frothed milk.

3) Brewing Time or preparation time (Winner: Pro)

The heat-up times of these models are:

Nespresso Lattissima Pro: 25 seconds

Nespresso Lattissima Plus: 40 seconds

Once the machine is heated up, the preparation time for the Cappuccino drink is

Nespresso Lattissima pro: 50 seconds

Nespresso Lattissima plus: 70 seconds

Lattissima Pro is much faster than the Lattissima Plus in brewing and heating up.

4) Brew temperature (Winner: Pro)

The average brew temperature while brewing milk-based drinks in Lattissima Plus hovers around 140 degrees. Some coffee aficionados consider this temperature to be a bit too low for their taste, but it’s generally considered to be an acceptable range.

On the other hand, the average brew temperature for milk-based drinks with Lattissima Pro is around 160 degrees. That is certainly a good temperature to enjoy Cappuccino or Latte.

That’s a huge plus for Lattissima Pro as in my opinion 140 degrees is not hot enough for a coffee drink.

5) Hot water on demand and Frothed milk (Winner: Pro)

Lattissima Pro has both hot water on demand and frothed milk options and the Plus lacks both of these options.

Lattissima Pro comes with a separate hot water spout that you can attach in place of a milk frother and heat as much water as you want.

Sometimes we need hot water and frothed milk for other purposes like making tea or hot chocolate. So in my opinion, these functions add greatly to Lattissima Pro’s versatility.

6) Capacity (Winner: Pro)

Water Reservoir tank

The Lattissima Plus water tank has a capacity of 30 ounces, while the Lattissima Pro has a capacity of 44 ounces.

Milk tank container

Lattissima Pro has a bigger milk container (about two times) than Lattissima Plus, which is respectively 16 oz and 8 oz.

Used Capsule container

Both models have capsule containers for used coffee pods. Lattissima Plus can hold 12 used capsules, while Lattissima Pro can hold 16 capsules.

The Lattissima Pro’s noticeably larger dimensions compared to the Lattissima Plus naturally translate into a more generous capacity.

7) Cleaning functionality

The milk frother cleaning process in both Lattissima models is simple and efficient.

After making a milk-based beverage, the LCD screen of Latttisima Pro will display the message “Clean the milk frother.” Simply turn the knob to the clean position, and the machine will handle the cleaning automatically.

To keep your machine clean, you can run a hot water cycle without inserting a pod after each brew.

Apart from that, it is recommended to descale your machine once every 3-6 months. For Lattissima Pro, the display screen will remind you when descaling is needed, whereas, for Lattissima Plus, you have to do it manually.

8) Price and Value for Money (Winner: Plus)

The Lattissima Plus has many extra features, so it is obviously more expensive than the Lattissima Pro.

Lattissima Plus costs around 400 dollars while Lattissima Pro costs around 600 dollars.

Despite their high prices, I believe both of these machines are well worth the money.

9) Customer Reviews

On Amazon, Lattissima Pro has more than 1200 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5. More than 85% of users are completely satisfied with this machine (That’s a good number though).

Lattissima Plus also has around 1200 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 (That’s a little less than Pro but it’s not bad either).

Similarities in Nespresso Lattissima Plus and Pro

One Touch Operation

Both models feature an automatic cappuccino system and 19 bar pump pressure, allowing for one-touch brewing of delicious coffee drinks.

Fast Brewing

Both models are easy to maintain and have fast heat-up time and brewing time. Even a kid can brew wonderful Espresso drinks using this machine.

Delicious Taste

While the Nespresso Lattissima Pro is the upgraded model and has many additional features. I must say there is almost no difference in the taste of Espresso and Cappuccino from both these machines.

But Yes! The temperature of the drink is a little hotter in Lattissima Pro and it also offers additional drink options.

Milk frother

Both these machines have automatic milk frothers for preparing rich and creamy Cappuccino and Latte at a single touch.

The cool thing about their milk frothers is that you can also adjust the level of froth according to your taste.


As part of the Nespresso original line series, both models are compatible with Nespresso Original capsules as well as less expensive 3rd party Nespresso capsules.

Auto Shut off Feature

Both models have auto shut-off features (shut off automatically after 9 minutes of inactivity), making them highly energy-efficient.


A great feature of these machines is that the drink options are programmable.

You can easily alter the amount of milk or water in your Espresso or Cappuccino if you don’t like the pre-programmed settings.

Check out pros and cons of Nespresso machines: Is a Nespresso worth it

Final Thoughts

The Nespresso Lattissima Pro and Plus are both great pod-based espresso machines that deliver delicious-tasting espresso drinks at the touch of a button.

These machines are perfect for beginner coffee lovers and busy people who want Cafe-styled coffee drinks in their homes.

Nespresso Lattissima Pro is definitely a better option in terms of functionalities and features, but if you are on a budget, Lattissima Plus is also a good choice.

If you are looking for other options in the Lattissima series. Then also check out Nespresso Lattissima Touch vs Nespresso Lattissima One

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Johny Morrison is a founder and content creator at Coffee About. He knows everything there is to know about coffee and loves sharing his passion with others.

You can often find him sipping a single-origin pour-over, rich French press, or pulling espresso shots at home. Johny loves full-bodied dark roasts – the bolder, the better!

As a former barista, he takes coffee equipment seriously and enjoys experimenting with the latest gear. When he’s not brewing or blogging, Johny is scouting local cafes for his next coffee fix.

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