This little coffee machine caught me off guard. In general, I am more of a whole bean, fresh-ground coffee kind of guy. The Creatista Plus combines seamless Nespresso pods with a machine that's easy to use, doesn't take up much space, and creates smooth latte-quality milk that I've never been able to find in other home espresso machines. The machine comes with a 1.5-liter tank and allows you to adjust the coffee volume—ristretto, espresso, lungo—the milk temperature, and the milk texture. There are 8 texture levels and 11 milk temperature settings. Scroll through the LCD display and pick between drinks like straight espressos, lattes, or cappuccinos. $480.