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How to adjust drink sizes on Nespresso Vertuo Next by De’Longhi

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Erin L

Erin L

How to adjust drink sizes on Vertuo

If you’ve got yourself a new Nespresso Vertuo Next by De’Longhi you know these special coffee pods have a barcode that your machine reads, and that the drinks are all pre programmed to come out a certain way. But what if that’s not quite working for you? Let’s make this our little secret, but you can actually adjust a drink size or water volume on the spot, and you can even re-program your machine to read those barcodes in the way YOU want it to. Here’s how to adjust drink sizes on Nespresso Vertuo Next by De’Longhi.

Nespresso Vertuo Next: how to adjust drink sizes – one time

Let’s say you decide last second to change your drink size, or you didn’t choose a big enough cup and want to stop it.

If you do need to stop the flow of water early, you can press the button again, and it’ll shut down with a bit of delay. Similarly you can top up a coffee by pushing the button after the coffee is made, then pushing it again when you want it to stop.

Nespresso Vertuo Next: How to permanently reset drink sizes?

You can also Permanently change the water volume and save it as a new preset.

The drink size of each pod is specific to each capsule type dictated by that special barcode on the pod; there’s Alto, Mug, Gran Lungo, Double Espresso or Espresso. But you can alter this on your machine if you want and the machine will store it as a new saved preference.

To make a permanent change to a coffee size:

  • Open the machine head; insert the capsule you want to program.
  • Close the head and lock the machine. Wait; Light will blink while the machine is heating up.
  • Push and hold the button until your desired volume is reached.
  • A steady light indicates the machine is ready.
  • Now, once a customer-specific volume is programmed by the user, every time that capsule type is inserted in the machine, the preparation will stop at the user-programmed cup size.

How to factory reset Nespresso Vertuo Next

Need to reset everything back to day 1 or otherwise do a factory reset?

  • Open the machine head and let the used capsule be
    ejected.
  • Close the head. Leave the handle in “UNLOCKED” position.
  • Push the button 5 times within 3 seconds.
  • The button blinks 5 x orange and changes than to steady white

Adjusting drink sizes on Nespresso Vertuo Next by De’Longhi

That’s how to get your Nespresso Vertuo Next by De’Longhi working for you. Now you aren’t stuck with the set sizes; you can even reprogram your machine so you always get the drink you want. You can pick one up at Amazon or  Walmart.

Still considering whether a Vertuo Machine is right for you. here are some of the reasons people love these machines.

Nespresso Vertuo espresso machines have garnered attention for several reasons:

  1. Centrifusion Technology: Unlike traditional espresso machines, the VertuoLine uses Centrifusion technology, which spins the capsule at high speed while blending coffee grounds with water. This unique method produces a rich, crema-topped espresso.
  2. Versatile Drink Options: The VertuoLine offers a wide range of drink sizes, from a tiny espresso shot to a large 14 oz coffee, catering to various preferences. It uses different capsule sizes for different brews.
  3. Barcode Recognition: Each Vertuo capsule comes with a barcode. When inserted, the machine reads this barcode and adjusts its settings accordingly, optimizing the brewing process for the specific blend.
  4. Automatic Blend Recognition: These machines are intelligent enough to recognize the inserted capsule automatically. This feature allows the machine to adjust the brewing parameters like temperature, water volume, and brewing time to suit the coffee blend.
  5. One-Touch Operation: Operating the Vertuo is a breeze. With just a touch of a button, you can have your espresso ready in no time, making it convenient for busy mornings or quick coffee breaks.
  6. Variety of Blends: Nespresso offers a wide array of coffee blends and flavors specifically designed for the VertuoLine. From robust espresso to flavored options, there’s something to suit every taste preference.
  7. Energy-Saving Mode: The machine has an energy-saving mode that automatically switches off after a period of inactivity, helping conserve energy.
  8. Sleek Design: Nespresso pays attention to aesthetics, and the VertuoLine machines boast sleek, modern designs that can complement various kitchen styles and decors.
  9. Removable Water Tanks: Many Vertuo models have easily removable water tanks, making refills and cleaning hassle-free.
  10. Milk Frothing Options: Some models come with an Aeroccino milk frother or have an integrated milk frother, allowing you to create a variety of milk-based drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.

These machines combine innovation, convenience, and quality to provide a premium coffee experience at home.

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Erin L

Erin L

I'm a journalist, tech blogger, writer, TV producer, silversmith& jewelry designer, foodie and world traveler. I blog, write for publications, and supply freelance writing services to Calgary, and the world.

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