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How Hot Is Nespresso Water?

Whether you’re curious about the temperature of your Nespresso coffee, or just want to use your machine to make hot water for tea or something else, it’s good to know just how hot that water is that it produces.

You might be surprised by the temperature of Nespresso water.

The brewing temperature inside a Nespresso machine is around 83-86° for Original and 78° ± 5° for Vertuo. 

This ensures optimal extraction of the coffee aromas without burning the coffee.

It also makes sure that you are able to enjoy your coffee right away. 

Nespresso coffee is meant to be enjoyed immediately after brewing, which is why it keeps a lower temperature than for example, filter coffee.

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Can OriginalLine Nespresso Machines Make Hot Water?

If you’ve got one of the OriginalLine Nespresso machines, then you’ll love how easy peasy it is to just make hot water with the machine.

So, yes, the OriginalLine Nespresso machines can make hot water.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Remove any pods from your OriginalLine Nespresso machine.
  2. Close the machine without inserting a new pod.
  3. Use the “Lungo” option to make a cup of hot water.

Is the water coming out brown instead of clear?

That’s because you have neglected cleaning it and their is coffee residue build up on the machine.

Repeat the steps above several more times, until the water runs clear.

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Can Vertuo Nespresso Machines Make Hot Water?

If you’ve got one of the newer Vertuo Nespresso machines, then getting a cup of hot water is a bit more difficult.

Yes, it can be done, but you may not like the process.

The reason why it is so difficult to just make hot water with a Vertuo Nespresso machine is because the machine is designed to read a barcode on the pod in order to function.

When you try to run the Vertuo Nespresso machine without pod, you end up with that blinking red light and it won’t work for you the same way as the OriginalLine above.

Fortunately, there is a work around here – it’s using the cleaning cycle.

You see, when you clean the Vertuo Nespresso machine, it will run hot water through the machine without a pod inside it.

The catch is that if you don’t regularly clean your machine, then that cup of water is not something you’ll wish to drink.

So, first, run the clean cycle to literally clean the machine.

Then, once clean, run it again to get your cup of hot water.

If the water is still not clear, then just re-run the clean cycle until you do get clear water in your cup.

While this is not a perfect solution, you will eventually get that cup of hot water from your Vertuo Nespresso machine.

Final Word

As you can see, regardless of which type of Nespresso machine you own, there is a way to get hot water from it.

If you have one of the older OriginalLine Nespresso machines, then making hot water is a super easy process.

But, if you have one of the newer Vertuo Nespresso machines, then it will take you a bit longer – and bit more work – to get that cup of hot water.

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