Nespresso’s machines and Keurig’s are seemingly similar. I mean, both are a single-serve coffee machine, doesn’t that make them the same? Certainly not. There’s quite a difference between the two machines that we will discuss in this post.

Comparison Between the Best Keurig Vue Machines:

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What is a Keurig Vue Machine and How it Works:

The Keurig Vue is a coffee maker that uses special pods to create your coffee. The Vue cups (different than Keurig’s K-Cups) are available from MANY different coffee brands like Starbucks, Green Mountain, Donut Shop, Caribou, Folgers and many more. It can make coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cappuccino and latte as well as many other beverages that are provided as Vue-cups.

A Keurig Vue machine does not require you to froth or heat milk to create gourmet coffee drinks, the entire Cappuccino/Latte ingredients are already within the vue-cup. So a simple push of a button will create your whole drink from the vue-cup. Same goes for other drinks.

It’s important to understand that the Keurig is not an espresso machine (though Keurig does have the Keurig Rivo 500 espresso machine) The Keurig Vue is a coffee maker and beverage center.

Click here to read our review of the Keurig Vue coffee maker and compare it with a Keurig K-Cups system.

What Is a Nespresso Machine and How Does it Work?

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A Nespresso Machine is a single-serve ESPRESSO machine. It works to brew espresso only, in different and programmable volumes. You’ll be able to create gourmet coffee drinks by using the Nespresso milk frother (or any other frother) to froth your milk as your drink requires.

Nespresso’s machines use Nespresso capsules exclusively. While they do have a wide range of espresso blends in different flavors, they only offer espresso pods.

Which One Should You Get? A Keurig Vue or a Nespresso?

That’s a question you can only answer yourself. Think about your daily coffee habit, which drinks do you prefer most? Are you an Espresso person, a full cup of coffee brew person? Do you want a machine that also makes tea and other drinks? Do you prefer a certain brand that you can only find as a Vue-cup?

But let me try to make this simpler for you:

  • If you prefer a wide range of hot beverages, and not just cappuccinos and lattes, you can get yourself a Keurig.
  • If you’re mainly looking for Cappuccinos, lattes, Macchiatos and other espresso goodness, you’ll want a Nespresso. While a Keurig can offer you that, a Cappuccino pod CANNOT compare to¬† a Cappuccino made with freshly extracted espresso and fresh steamed milk.

Want to learn more about Nespresso machines? See our Nespresso comparison page here, and all our Nespresso reviews here.


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