Buying a coffee machine can be restrictive. Using compatible capsules can open a new world of flavours and provide other (sometimes better) options. But is using Nespresso compatible capsules a wise move? Are they as good quality? Will they damage your machine? Will the coffee taste as good? Are they compostable? We answer all of these questions and more below.
Why bother using Nespresso compatible pods?
There are multiple reasons people want to use compatible capsules in their Nespresso coffee machine. Some people try a different coffee and want to use it in their machine, others need more variety than a single producer offers. Other people want to use Nespresso compatible capsules as they are often cheaper. There are also people who are environmentally conscious and do not like the Nespresso aluminium capsules which have very low recycling rate.
Some will use compatible pods occasionally while others will use them exclusively. Whatever your reason, it’s a great way to increase the variety on offer without having to invest in a different machine.
Will they be as good as Nespresso originals?
The fact that Lavazza is one of the oldest and most popular coffee brands around is no coincidence. It’s Italy’s most loved coffee because it’s high quality. With more than 120-years’ experience producing coffee, and a centre dedicated to researching coffee and the effects it has, they are also one of the most knowledgeable producers.
All of this history, research, and passion for coffee guarantees that every Lavazza product is of the highest quality.
All Lavazza Nespresso compatible pods also utilise Lavazza’s ‘Aroma Safe’ technology. This ensures no oxygen enters the pods, keeping the coffee fresh and ensuring the best in-cup results for the entire shelf-life of the coffee.
Are Lavazza’s coffee pods as friendly to the environment?
In short, yes. Lavazza started the Guiseppe e Pericles Lavazza Foundation in 2004 to ensure they were being as economically and environmentally as responsible as possible. The non-profit organisation works on dozens of projects aimed at ensuring the living standards and prosperity in coffee producing regions is increasing.
Just like the A Modo Mio capsules, all Nespresso compatible pods feature the Eco Caps lettering. This means you can be confident they are both 100% compatible and compostable. It’s estimated that aluminium pods take between 150 to 500 years to break down, so compostable pods were long overdue to minimise the impact of coffee consumption on the environment.
Being compostable makes them far easier to process, which means they can go in your ordinary household waste, rather than needing special treatment, such as the Nespresso pods that they estimate only 20% of are actually recycled. So, Italy’s favourite coffee is not just compatible and compostable, but it’s also guilt free.
Is there much choice with Nespresso compatible capsules?
Lavazza has created an initial range of 5 carefully selected flavours, and there are plans to expand the range in the not too distant future. The selected flavours are designed to cover a broad range of tastes, from a full-bodied Brazilian Arabica blend with a high intensity rating, to a milder but aromatic coffee and with a scent of spices and cocoa.
The five currently available are:
Espresso Deciso (Intensity 10)
The full body of our Brazilian Arabica and the delicacy of its Central American Origins, strengthened by the Asian notes of cocoa, results in an intense and velvety coffee.
An intense coffee, with persistent taste and with precious chocolate and dried fruit notes.
High-quality 100% Arabica blend from organic plantations in Central and South America, to create a delicate espresso with floral notes, and an aftertaste of toasted grains.
Espresso Armonico (Intensity 8)
Prized Arabica coffees from Central-South America fuse in a round and full-bodied coffee, from the faraway scent of toasted grains.
Lungo Avvolgente (Intensity 5)
Arabica from Central-South America and Africa, and Robusta from Asia together create a coffee that is full, aromatic, a vague scent of spices and cocoa and notes of intense sensuality.
You can choose your favourite or buy them as a selection set and try them all.
Whatever you need, CoffeeClick has got you covered
Coffee encapsulates so much history, culture, and uniqueness in one cup. From its early days as the magic black liquid of the Egyptians, to its modern place as Ireland’s favourite drink. The variety of flavours, drinks, and blends from different regions of the world provide an endless variety of possibilities. Whether you love the smell of coffee filling your home as you prepare your morning kickstart, or you enjoy relaxing with a frothy latte in the evening, we have you covered.
We believe in sticking to what you’re good at, and the Italians are good at Coffee. Centuries of coffee roasting and drinking has turned the production into a finely balanced art form that’s an integral part of Italian culture. While the Italians are great producers of coffee, we’re the best company in Ireland to deliver the authentic taste of Italy directly to your door. Thousands of coffee lovers all over Ireland already trust us to keep them supplied with everything they need to keep enjoying the world’s most popular drink.
As well as Nespresso compatible coffee pods, we also supply a variety of machines, brewing equipment, necessities, beans and ground coffee, as well as having plenty of gift ideas for the coffee lover in your life. We provide gift sets for him, her, and for specific special occasions. We have carefully designed our gift sets to suit a wide variety of budgets and tastes. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet gift for a connoisseur or the latest gadget for a budding barista, check out our coffee gift sets on our website.
Whether you use a Lavazza machine or opt for our Nespresso compatible coffee pods, you’ll never be stuck for choice. At CoffeeClick we focus heavily on the experience of our customers, whether it’s the quality of the advice you’ll receive from one of the many coffee lovers here, or the customer and after sales service you receive, we’re dedicated to bringing the best choice to you.