Best Espresso Capsules: A Guide to Picking Coffee Pods

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Gourmesso Guide to Picking Coffee Pods compatible with Nespresso Original Line Machines

Every coffee enthusiast has heard of a Nespresso Coffee Maker.

If you are always in a hurry in the morning, a Nespresso Machine will be a godsend. Simply insert the pod, and that much needed first delicious sip of java, will be in your system in minutes.

What to Consider When Buying Espresso Pods 

Machine Compatibility

  • Nespresso OriginalLine — Brews drinks resembling espresso in size and taste. It uses smaller cup-shaped pods. The only machine that is compatible with multiple brands of coffee capsules.
  • Nespresso VertuoLine machines — Brews drinks in various sizes and uses dome-shaped pods. Exclusive to only Nespresso. 

Note: You cannot interchange espresso capsules between both machines.

You can take a look here at the different varieties of the Nespresso Original Line Machines that Gourmesso is compatible with


Coffee is measured in intensity on a scale of 1 to 13.

1 to 4 are lighter roasts, while 8 to 13 tend to be richer and a darker roast. 

If you are ordering online, check the information on the website, or buy in store and check the box information.

 If you are not sure what to go for, experiment with different levels until you find the right one.


Gourmesso Coffee Roast Infographic from Light to Dark Roast

The roast is all about your personal preference, and there isn't a right or wrong answer.

The best way to start trying out new coffee is by finding out what roast you like: 

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Dark

A common caffeine myth is that dark roast has more caffeine.

The difference is in bean density — light beans are denser and have more caffeine, while dark ones are less dense and have less caffeine. 

If beans are measured by weight (mass), the caffeine amount will be the same. But, if you measure by scoops (volume), one light bean scoop may result in 70mg, while dark beans have 65mg of caffeine.

Number of Coffee Capsules in the Pack

The number of capsules included in the pack will determine the cost per unit, which is more important than the overall price. 

You can’t compare prices between various products if they have different capsule quantities. 

Our average package size is 10 capsules.

 Our advice: If you’ve discovered that special java that makes your heart sing, go for a larger package, as buying in bulk will end up costing less than buying individual pods.

 However, if you’re still experimenting with taste, buy smaller packages or one package with multiple choices inside.

Why Trust Gourmesso?

Gourmesso is a global leader in flavored and espresso pods that are compatible with the Nespresso OriginalLine Machines. 

First founded in Berlin, Germany, it’s been present in the US since 2014.

Gourmesso stands for high-quality, best-tasting espresso, with friendly customer service.

Gourmesso Variety

Gourmesso is the best choice for all coffee lovers looking for more variety with their Nespresso OriginalLine machine. 

Gourmesso’s line of espresso coffee pods includes: 

  • More than 25 roasts of different intensities
  • Four regional decaf pods
  • Five intenselungo pods
  • Eight unique flavored pods

Gourmesso Quality

Gourmesso supports sustainable sourcing. This means you can drink our coffee knowing it’s been fairly traded. We ensure everyone in the supply chain — farms, families, and organizations — are a part of equitable trade practices. 

To ensure this, we are a part of the Certified Fair Trade and USDA organic agreement.

 Our company cares about the social, environmental, and economic effects on coffee communities. 

That’s why we have a range of organic espresso blends and compostable pods.

Gourmesso Compatibility

Our coffee pods have been developed and tested for all Nespresso OriginalLine machines to ensure you have no issues using your coffee capsules. 

Note: Gourmesso capsules aren’t compatible with Nespresso VertuoLine.

Save Money With Our Coupons And Promo Codes For Coffee Capsules

Would you like to try Gourmesso? For our new and returning customers, we offer different coupons and promo codes for our compatible capsules.

Take advantage of the benefits that come with using/drinking Gourmesso and convince yourself!

Join Our Loyalty Program to earn Loyalty Beans that will unlock rewards such free coffee, gift cards, and discounts.

When you reach specific lifetime spend amounts on our site, you attain exclusive member discounts forever.

  • SILVER MEMBERS: $150 Lifetime Spend - You receive 5% off all future purchases
  • GOLD MEMBERS: $500 Lifetime Spend - You receive 10% off all future purchases

You and a friend can earn $10 if you take advantage of our referral program. All you have to do is share your referral link with a friend who has never tried Gourmesso and you both will received $10 off your next order!


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