Can Nespresso Make Hot Water? [Steps To Get Hot Water From Nespresso Machines]

Published: 07/17/22 •  7 min read

Nespresso has a wide range of coffee makers that are not only well designed but also convenient. The Nespresso Coffee Machines have made a remarkable name in the espresso industry. Nespresso is always coffee drinkers’ first choice for a good quality coffee. The brewing process in Nespresso machines does not compromise the quality of your cup of coffee.

We know that people purchase coffee makers to cater to their coffee cravings but what other use can it probably have? Can Nespresso make hot water? Yes! But it depends on how you use your coffee makers for hot water. You must know the proper way to extract hot water from your machine otherwise the machine may not be able to give you the desired results.

Getting Hot Water from Nespresso Original Line Machines

The Nespresso original line machines are the simplest and most widely used coffee machines. It brews the perfect cup of coffee in no time but can you get hot water from it? Yes! So, if you have Lattissima Pro, Gran Lattissima, CitiZ, Essenza Mini, Pixie, Creatista Pro, or Lattissima One, this is a step-by-step guide for you to get a cup of hot water from your machine;

1. Make sure your Nespresso machine is descaled

If your machine has not been descaled after brewing 300 cups of coffee, there are high chances that the hot water will turn out to be brownish and it may have some coffee residue.

2. Fill water in the water tank

The water tank of your machine must have enough water to give you a cup of water.

3. Open the lever of the machine

Once the water is checked, open the machine from its lever.

4. Remove the capsule if any 

Before you decided to get hot water, the machine was brewing coffee using coffee capsules so make sure you eject it from the machine.

5. Press the Lungo button 

By pressing the Lungo button, the brewing process starts. In this case, your hot water will be filled in the cup. The water in the Nespresso machine may have a brown tinge and/or coffee grinds floating in it if you do not clean or descale the machine regularly.

Getting Hot Water from Nespresso Vertuoline 

Nespresso Vertuoline functions quite differently from the original line. The vertuoline machines have a different way of brewing coffee as compared to the original line. These machines use a specific barcode scanning technique to extract coffee from the capsule and determine how much water from the tank would be required to brew coffee. Hence, the Nespresso machine will go into error mode if you press the brew button without a capsule. As soon as you start the brewing process without a capsule, the light on the machines will start blinking as a warning sign.

However, your target of getting hot water from Nespresso Vertuo Machines can be achieved by another method which is through the cleaning cycle. It is when water flows out of the machine and into the chamber. So, to get hot water from Vertuo machines, make sure your machine has been cleaned before it dispenses the cup of hot water that you need. It may take a little longer than brewing a cup of coffee but you’ll get what you need.

If you own a Nespresso Vertuo machine, Vertuo next, Vertuo plus, or Evoluo, here is the step you can follow to get a cup of hot water:

1. Check the water tank

Fill the water tank before starting the process.

2. Eject the used coffee pod

You are not brewing coffee so remove any capsules or pods in the machine.

3. Put a cap on the outlet

Depending on how much hot water you need, put a cup of your choice in the coffee outlet.

4. Turn on the machine

Close the lever of the machine and turn it on.

5. Press the brew button

You will have to press the brew button 3 times, 2 seconds each to start the brewing process. The light on the machine will indicate that the process has started. It usually dispenses hot water for two minutes, so press the button once when you get the required amount of water in the cup.

Repeat if necessary. The first cup of hot water from the coffee machine might have some coffee grounds or a brown tint to it, so opt for the second one.

Getting Hot Water from Nespresso Vertuo, Vertuo Next or Evoluo

A step-by-step guide for getting hot water from Nespresso Vertuo, Vertuo Next or Evoluo:

  1. Fill the water tank with drinking water.
  2. Put a cup under the outlet for hot water.
  3. Remove the coffee capsule from the machine.
  4. Turn on the machine after closing the lever.
  5. Press the brew button three times within two seconds.
  6. An orange line will be turned on.
  7. When you have the required amount of water, press the brew button once to stop the process.
  8. Repeat the process if the water has coffee grinds.

How does Nespresso Essenza Mini make hot water?

  1. Fill the machine with potable water.
  2. Make sure the machine has no coffee pod.
  3. Close the lever of the machine.
  4. Place a cup on the drip tray.
  5. Press the Lungo button for the machine to start.
  6. The blinking lights indicate the machine is heating up.
  7. When the lights are steady, the machines will dispense hot water.
  8. Press the brew button once to stop the process.

Nespresso Tea Pods Range

Nespresso has a variety of Nespresso Pods for its machine lines to extract espresso or coffee. Not many people know that Nespresso sells tea pods as well. These pods come in different flavors:

Nespresso coffee makers are primarily used to make coffee so you must be careful while choosing the right tea pods for your machine. Many third-party tea pods in the market can be used in the Nespresso coffee makers depending on what type of machine you own. 

Tips to Keep Nespresso Coffee Hotter for Longer

In these fast-moving times, we have several things to do all at once but that doesn’t mean your coffee has to be cold and tasteless. No matter how busy your schedule is, you deserve the best cup of coffee.

Here are a few tips to keep your freshly brewed Nespresso Coffee hot for a longer period for you to enjoy it on the go:

Keep it covered

The simplest way to keep your coffee hotter is to cover it as soon as your Nespresso machine dispenses it.

Carry an insulation mug

Insulation mugs or thermoses are a good investment for people who have busy routines and they have their coffee on the go.

Use a warm cup

This trick is not very commonly used but it can make a big difference. When it’s too cold outside, the temperature of everything in your house will also be colder so if you warm your coffee cup up before you pour coffee from the coffee machine, the coffee won’t get cold quickly. 


Can I make hot chocolate in a Nespresso Machine?

Nespresso machines are not the best option to make hot chocolate because Nespresso doesn’t make its chocolate pods so you will have to find chocolate pods that are compatible with the coffee maker. Even if you find suitable pods, it is not recommended to make hot chocolate in a Nespresso machine.

Can my Nespresso machine make chai latte?

Absolutely yes! Nespresso can make chai latte for you if you use compatible pods for the coffee machine. Pod Co Coffee is famous for its range of compatible pods for the best coffee machine. 

Should I put hot or cold water in Coffee Machine?

The coffee machines are not designed for boiling water because the water tank is made of plastic, so add normal water to the tank which should neither be too hot nor too cold.

How to get hot water from Nespresso DeLonghi?

Make sure that the hot water spout is placed correctly, then put a container under it. Press the hot water button. The machine will start dispensing 250 ml hot water. You can press the hot water button anytime to stop the process when you have the required amount of water.

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Hans Mast

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