10 Best Nespresso Pods
The Vertuoline Intense assortment features four of Nestle’s most deeply roasted varieties. Each pod is bar-coded for use in their 2nd generation machine, which automatically adjusts its brewing parameters depending on the blend to produce a perfect cup.
Original Line Flavor
The Original Line Flavor comes in a pack of three sleeves, each one serving up an aromatic essence to accent the taste of your coffee. Vanillo offers a rich velvety aroma, while Caramelito evokes the creaminess of soft toffee, and Ciocattino has dark chocolate notes.
While there are fewer third-party varieties for the 2nd generation machines, you can experiment with any grounds you like in the Capmesso Reusable . This kit includes a scoop for consistent measurements, plus a cleaning brush.
Starbucks Mild Pack
Many don’t realize that you can get an interesting and tasty shot of espresso using a lighter roast than is traditional. If you enjoy exploring this kind of subtlety, a good place to start is the Starbucks Mild Pack , which was developed in conjunction with Nespresso.
Republic of Tea Organic
While preparing a cup of matcha can be part of a relaxing ritual, the Republic of Tea Organic is perfect for when you don’t have time for whisks and dust everywhere. You can still get all the green tea benefits, although it won’t be quite as robust as the real deal.
Original Line Variety Pack
The Original Line Variety Pack offers you and your family a chance to sample each one of their classic and robust options. It also includes a decaffeinated version of the popular ristretto blend for those times when you crave a cup but don’t want to be up all night.
If you like the taste of espresso but your stomach can’t handle the full force of a regular shot, the Half Caffeinato is made for you. This option also means you don’t have to waste time and money making your own partially caffeinated blend.
The blend in every Cap’Mundo Artisan is slow roasted for a full 15 minutes by a Parisian master in Strasbourg, France. Unlike some third-party choices, each capsule is individually labeled, so you always know what you are putting in the machine.
Gourmesso Flavor Bundle
If you’re shopping for a cup of java with a conscience, the Gourmesso Flavor Bundle is crafted from certified fairly-traded coffee. The five varieties included have a more noticeable flavor than their Nespresso counterparts, and a relatively mild roast.
The Bestpresso Gourment is a budget-friendly option designed to be compatible with the first line of Nespresso machines. You’ll be able to afford a lot more cups with this pack, but they take about twice as long to brew than the branded ones.