How to reset your Nespresso machine

If all goes well, you’ll never need to know how to reset your Nespresso machine. But just in case, we’re going to teach you how.

Nespresso machines are some of the most beloved coffee machines on the market. Not only do they let you make a variety of coffee drinks, they also let you customize your settings to create the cup of coffee you want. 

Cup filling with Nespresso.

Some Nespresso machines are fairly simple, and others offer drink presets for all your favorite drinks. You can set your machine to make each drink the way you like it at the coffee shop. Depending on which model you have, options may be fairly simple like setting the cup size, or more involved, such as choosing the volume of milk to include in your latte. 

However, you might find that the settings you’ve picked aren’t really making the cup of coffee you want, or your machine is just beginning to glitch out. 

That’s when you need to know how to reset your Nespresso machine. It’s a pretty simple process. We’ll explain how to reset several different models in this article. Just scroll down to the machine you own to learn how to reset your Nespresso machine to factory settings.

Why reset your Nespresso machine?

There are several reasons you may want to reset your machine. Perhaps you went all in on customizing your drink, and realized after the fact that you don’t like the coffee you’re getting. Maybe the extraction time is too long or too short.

You may have run into issues with your machine, such as difficulty removing used pods. Or maybe you just want to try a new type of pod or a different drink than your usual, and you want to start fresh with your settings. 

Resetting the machine can fix all of this quickly and easily. No matter why you want to change your settings, resetting a Nespresso machine is a fairly simple process.

Finger on the lungo button of a Nespresso Essenza Mini

How to reset your Nespresso machine

Each model has slightly different instructions for resetting. Look for your model in this list, and follow our simple instructions. 

In many models, the method of resetting is similar. Models with a touchscreen are easiest because the option is right there on the menu. Just remember that the “lungo” button refers to the larger cup size on many Nespresso machines.

How to reset Nespresso OriginalLine machines

How to reset Nespresso Essenza Mini

Nespresso Essenza Mini Original Espresso Machine by Breville, Piano Black
  1. With your machine off, press and hold down the “lungo” button on your machine for five seconds.
  2. The lights will blink three times to confirm your machine has been reset.
  3. The lights will blink normally as if the machine is heating up. Once the lights are steady, your machine is ready to be used again.

How to reset Nespresso Lattissima One

Nespresso Lattissima One Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Black
  1. Turn your machine on and make sure to remove the milk jug.
  2. Press the milk button for three seconds. You will see the descaling and clean alert lights begin to blink.
  3. Press the milk button again. The milk button will blink. Press again to confirm and your machine should have all three buttons blink to confirm that it has been restored to factory settings.

How to reset Nespresso Gran Lattissima

Nespresso Gran Lattissima Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
  1. Switch your machine on and remove the milk jug from the machine.
  2. Press the hot milk and flat white buttons simultaneously for three seconds. The descaling and clean alert lights will begin blinking to indicate you’re on the menu.
  3. Press the flat white button, it should blink.
  4. Press the flat white button again. It will blink three times rapidly to indicate it has been restored to factory settings.

How to reset Nespresso Inissia

Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine by Breville, Red
  1. Make sure your machine is off.
  2. Press the “lungo” button for five seconds. Remember, this is the larger cup size button.
  3. The lights should blink three times quickly to indicate it has been reset.
  4. The lights will blink as the machine heats up. Once they are steady, you can use your machine normally.

How to reset Nespresso CitiZ

Nespresso CitiZ Original Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Black
  1. Turn off the machine.
  2. Press and hold the “lungo” button for five seconds.
  3. The lights will blink three times rapidly to indicate it has been reset.
  4. The lights will blink as the machine heats up. Once they are steady, you can use your machine normally.

How to reset Nespresso Creatista

Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, Stainless Steel

Both currently available models are reset the same way. You can either reset drink settings (which controls coffee volume, milk temperature and milk froth), or go back to all factory settings. Since this machine has a screen, it’s a bit easier to know when you’re doing the reset correctly.

For drink reset:

  1. Open settings and navigate to the reset option.
  2. Select the coffee reset option and select the checkmark to confirm.
  3. Your machine is ready to use immediately.

For factory reset:

  1. Open settings and navigate to the reset option.
  2. Select factory reset and hit the checkmark to confirm.
  3. Your machine will power off. After this, you will need to refer to the instruction manual and follow the instructions for the first use again.

How to reset Nespresso Pixie

Nespresso Pixie by Breville- Titan
  1. Turn off the machine.
  2. Press and hold down the “lungo” button. Then turn the machine on while still holding down the “lungo” button.
  3. The lights will blink rapidly to indicate the machine has been reset.

How to reset Nespresso VertuoLine machines

How to reset Nespresso Vertuo

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Silver
  1. Open the machine head and allow the capsule to be ejected.
  2. Close the head and leave the lever in the unlocked position.
  3. Quickly push the button five times. This needs to be within three seconds.
  4. If you were fast enough, the button will blink five times slowly to indicate that the reset was successful.

How to reset Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi, Dark Grey, Compact, One Touch to Brew, Single-Serve Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine
  1. Make sure your machine is on. Open the machine head and let the machine eject the capsule.
  2. Close the machine and leave the handle in the unlocked position.
  3. Push the button five times within three seconds. The button will blink five times in orange and then change to a steady white to indicate a successful reset.

How to reset Nespresso VertuoPlus

Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker by De'Longhi, Red
  1. Turn the machine off by holding down the lever for three seconds.
  2. Push the button and lever down for three seconds at the same time. You should see an orange steady light.
  3. Press the lever three times.
  4. Push the button to confirm. The orange light will blink three times in three seconds to confirm the reset is done and then switch to a steady green light. You can now use your machine.

Your machine should now make coffee just the way it did the day it arrived at your home in the box. If you want to begin customizing settings again, you have a blank slate. Enjoy your coffee!