We will do a quick review of the Nespresso Lattissima Touch, and we also prepared a nice comparison with a basic Nespresso model. This Nespresso machine is one of the most advanced coffee machines out there.
The different beverages produced by the De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch EN550
Although this machine only works with capsules, i.e., single doses of coffee enclosed in an airtight plastic or aluminum container, this machine can still offer an absolute versatility in terms of drinks to prepare :
- Ristretto coffee
- Long coffee
- Hot milk
Good to note that the particularity of the De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch EN550 is the fully automatic preparation of the cappuccino. Thanks to the milk jug that is fixed to the body, the milk is automatically drawn into the cup.
Design and dimensions
The design and size of the De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch EN550 are very satisfactory, including its functional container capacity in a very compact format.
The structure has a height of approximately 25cm/9.8″, a depth of 30cm/11.8″ and a width of 18cm/7″, and its weight is 4.5kg/10lb. This size is practical because it also houses a water tank with a capacity of almost 1 l, which means that it does not need refill frequently, but, on the other hand, it will have a certain autonomy of use. In contrast, the milk container has a capacity of 350 ml.
The cup holder is adjustable in height to allow the use of coffee cups for latte macchiato, and there is also a container that collects the used capsules, which has a capacity of 10 empty capsules.
It is useful to know that you will also find a kit with 16 Nespresso capsules, which will allow you to try the different varieties of coffee.
The pump used to push the hot water into the capsule exerts a pressure of 19 bar. Experts indicate a range of 12 to 15 bars as a minimum to obtain an espresso with the right consistency. The Nespresso Lattissima Touch exceeds this value, which translates into a drink with a rich and tasty aroma.
The De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch EN550 is highly rated for its functions, as this capsule coffee machine has useful features both in the preparation of the drinks and in the operation of the device itself. Let’s take a look at them in detail :
- Personalization and storage of beverages:
the user can set the desired length of his drinks, which will be automatically stored by the machine.
- Automatic switch-off:
the user can set the automatic switch-off of the machine (9 minutes, 30 minutes, or 8 hours).
- Automatic brewing:
the user does not interrupt the preparation of coffee at the desired level, but the machine does so automatically.
- Fast heating:
One of the fastest ever, this machine is ready for use in just 25 seconds.
Ease of use
The ease of use of the De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch EN550 is also highly appreciated. This machine is already very comfortable to use in itself since it uses capsules. It requiring very little attention and time for maintenance.
In addition to this primary feature, there are “extra” features that make the use of this model even more convenient. Such as the illuminated buttons and automatic controls, which allow you to choose your favorite drink intuitively. There are also warnings that the machine sends to the user. It can indicate when it is necessary to clean the milk jug and descale it.
It also added the automatic ejection of the capsule after use, which the container then collects.
The De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch EN550 is in a high price range. We think it is one of the best capsule coffee machines currently on the market. It is able to prepare excellent coffee (thanks to its 19 bar pressure). Moreover, you can create your drinks and store them on the device memory.
This machine has an integrated milk jug with a capacity of 350 ml, which can also be stored in the refrigerator. Supplied at the time of purchase, you will find a kit of 16 Nespresso capsules to start using the device immediately. The De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch EN550 is ideal for those who want a multi-beverage coffee machine, perfect for the home, whose structure remains small despite the excellent capacity of the containers for collecting the capsules (up to 10) and the water tank (about 1 L).
Ready in less than 30 seconds
Bin capacity of 10 caps
Six drinks to prepare
Warning for descaling and cleaning the milk jug
Easy to use and very practical
Ease of maintenance
The milk container capacity (350ml/11.8oz)