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Mocha Cappuccino with Your Nespresso Machine: A Step-by-Step Guide [VIDEO]

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Erica Cervenkova

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Today, I’m excited to share my experience making a Mocha Cappuccino with a Nespresso machine. This delightful blend of rich espresso and smooth chocolate is a game-changer.

Join me as I walk you through the simple steps to create this indulgent treat right in your own kitchen.

Let’s dive in!


Preparation time2 minutes
Preparation difficulty2/10
Serving size1 serving 
Best servedHot


MugNespresso Vertuo Plus
Oat milk (or milk of choice)Froth pitcher
Chocolate (any type you prefer)Hand whisk
Nespresso espresso capsule (Tamuka mu Zimbabwe)

Step-by-Step Process:

Creating a Mocha Cappuccino with a Nespresso Vertuo Plus is an indulgent treat that’s surprisingly simple to make.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you craft this chocolatey delight with ease:

Step 1: Prepare Your Chocolate and Mug

Step 1 - Prepare Your Chocolate and Mug

Begin by selecting your favorite chocolate. For an authentic Nespresso experience, use Nespresso chocolates if available. Place the chocolate directly into your mug. This step sets the foundation for the rich mocha flavor.

Step 2: Brew Espresso Over Chocolate

Step 2 - Brew Espresso Over Chocolate

Ensure your Nespresso Vertuo Plus machine is on, then load your chosen espresso capsule into the machine. Position your mug with the chocolate underneath the coffee outlet. The espresso will brew directly over the chocolate, melting it slowly and blending the flavors.

Step 3: Froth the Milk

Step 3 - Froth the Milk

In a froth pitcher, add about four ounces of oat milk or your preferred type of milk. Use a hand whisk to froth the milk until it achieves a light and foamy texture. This step is key to creating that classic cappuccino feel.

Step 4: Combine Chocolate and Espresso

Once the espresso has finished brewing, take a moment to stir the melted chocolate and espresso together in your mug. This ensures a smooth and evenly blended mocha base.

Step 5: Add the Frothed Milk

Step 5 - Add the Frothed Milk

The final step is to gently pour your steamed frothy milk into the mug, combining it with the chocolate espresso mixture. This creates the perfect balance of coffee and creamy froth, typical of a cappuccino.

Optional: Double Mocha Twist

For a richer chocolate flavor, consider adding an extra chocolate square to your milk before frothing. This ‘double mocha’ approach amplifies the chocolatey goodness in your drink.

Mocha Cappuccino with Your Nespresso
Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.


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