This Coffeemaker Is How I Make Coffee in Just 5 Minutes

It's on sale on Amazon for less than $100 right now.

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August 19, 2019

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I've recently become a wannabe morning person. That means, I'm up at 6:30 a.m. to wash my face, brush my teeth and change into workout gear before sleepily heading to barre class. While waking up 10 minutes before heading out the door probably doesn't qualify as a "morning routine" (like I said, wannabe), it's about all I can do as someone who's just not a natural at waking up before the sun. Perhaps the biggest challenge of this new "morning person" persona, though, is coffee.

This may seem counterintuitive, but it's the truth. Waking up early and getting out the door with the most minimal effort means that most traditional coffee brewing methods just take too long. French press? No time to boil water. Automatic drip? No time to wait for the pot to brew. And you can forget the super-trendy pour over method. Thankfully, I've found a solution to my no-time-for-coffee problem.

I've owned a Nespresso VertuoPlus for years now and had already fallen in love with the machine before my morning person days. Now, I'm even more grateful for it. Unlike other brewing methods, from start to finish, I can brew a cup of coffee in less than five minutes flat. It takes the machine roughly a minute to turn on. Then, brewing an eight-ounce cup can take up to 105 seconds, according to Nespresso. Once it's ready, I just add a splash of milk, turn off the machine and head out the door.

Here's the best part: the coffee is delicious. I've tried other single-cup brewers on the market, and the truth is, nothing compares. The Nespresso VertuoPlus brews a smooth cup of coffee with a fancy head of foam on top for a cafe-worthy cup every time. Add some milk, and you'll feel like you've made yourself a latte on a Wednesday morning.

Nespresso offers lots of coffee options: more than 20 different flavors of coffee pods and 10 flavors of espresso pods including decaf, half-caf and limited edition pods (all of which are all recycled by the company). The plastic is turned into new products and the leftover coffee is composted, according to Nespresso.

If you're also running low on time in the morning, do yourself a favor and snag one of these machines on sale on Amazon. Normally, $180, the VertuoPlus is on sale for only $99.95. And, if you want to prep for pumpkin spice latte season, you might want to check out the Nespresso VertuoPlus bundle complete with a milk frother, on sale for more than 50% off.

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