Gourmesso VS Nespresso


Capsule suppliers compared: Gourmesso vs. Nespresso

Since the disappearance of most of the Nespresso capsule patents in 2012, more and more suppliers of compatible coffee capsules for Nespresso machines have become established on the market. We at Gourmesso launched in February 2013 – and have been aiming to provide our customers with the best coffee at the fairest price ever since.

Below is a brief comparison of the two brands Nespresso and Gourmesso. In addition to the average price per capsule, the variety range and several benefits of the online ordering process, it also takes into account whether the coffee comes from organic farming and complies with Fairtrade standards.

Gourmesso vs. Nespresso coffee capsules comparison

With the help of the following comparison chart, you can easily and quickly check the benefits and advantages of each brand and thus better evaluate which capsules are suitable for you:

Gourmesso Nespresso
Number of Varieties over 30 24
... of Espresso 13* 13
... of Lungo 4* 4
... of Flavors 11* 3
... of Decaf 4 4
... of Tea 3
Intensities 3 to 12 3 to 12
Fairtrade Coffee
✔️ (26 blends)
Organic Coffee
✔️ (5 blends)
Compostable Capsules / Pods ✔️ (5 blends)
Average Price $0.49 / capsule $0.72 / capsule
... average price Espresso $0.47 / capsule $0.71 / capsule
... average price Lungo $0.51 / capsule $0.70 / capsule
... average price Flavors $0.47 / capsule $0.75 / capsule
... average price Decaf $0.50 / capsule $0.70 / capsule
Online Order
... without registration
... no minimum order quantity
50 capsules
... free delivery from $40 from $35
Loyalty Program

* Including Decaf blends

Gourmesso vs. Nespresso – The fact-check


While Nespresso offers its customers 24 different types of coffee and these are supplemented by changing special editions, at Gourmesso you will find the larger selection with over 30 varieties - including tea blends! Especially flavored coffee lovers will find what they are looking for: with eleven different flavors – from chocolate to toffee nut – we offer more variety than the Nespresso brand name capsules.

We are particularly proud that our range includes a wide selection of Fairtrade and Organic coffee which Nespresso brand cannot compete with. We recently proudly introduced our new Glorybrew pods for Nespresso that features a variety of Compostable Coffee Capsule blends all compatible with Nespresso Original Machines. Overall Gourmesso's portfolio has the largest assortment of Fairtrade certified espresso capsules on the market.

Do you already have a favorite strain at Nespresso? Whether espresso, lungo, decaffeinated or flavored – here you will find the perfect equivalent:


With a price range between $0.80 and $1.20 per capsule, Nespresso Machine capsules are particularly costly. Gourmesso coffee capsules are available from $0.25 to $0.50 each. In a direct comparison of the varieties you can save over 50% with us.

Take as an example the medium/strong Nespresso Roma with intensity 8 for $0.80 per capsule. We offer you a cheaper alternative with our Artuzzi Roma Espresso for example with a price of $0.425 per pod. You save almost 50% in contrast to the Original pods.

Do you also want to compare the capsule prices of other providers to find the best alternative to Nespresso? Here's the big price comparison:


Both Nespresso and Gourmesso allow you to order online. The difference: to order at Nespresso, you must first register as a club member. With Gourmesso, if you wish, you can also order your coffee capsules as a guest – if things need to be done quickly. Registration is not mandatory.

Of course, you also have the opportunity to create a personal account with us. The advantage: you are able to collect reward points with each purchase, which you can convert into cash money with the next order.

Within your Gourmesso order, you are not bound by any minimum order quantities. You would like to try only one of our blends? No problem! With Nespresso, you must add at least 50 capsules to your shopping cart to be able to make an order.

At Gourmesso, we deliver free shipping for orders over $49.99+ within the United States and you will receive your goods from two to four working days.

Special deals 

You can save extra with our Gourmesso vouchers!



Gourmesso Coffee Capsules: all advantages at a glance

1. Compatible with Nespresso Machines

All our coffee capsules are 100% compatible with the original line Nespresso machines.

2. 100% Compostable Coffee Capsules - No Plastic - No Aluminum

Glorybrew pods for Nespresso are produced in 100% compostable coffee pods that are free from plastic or aluminum like Peet's Coffee or Nespresso Original pods. 

3. Organic & Fairtrade

All Gourmesso varieties are Fairtrade certified. We also stock an exquisite selection of Organic coffees.

4. Up to 50% cheaper than the original

When purchasing Gourmesso coffee capsules you save up to 50% compared to Nespresso.

5. Over 30 different coffee & tea pod blends

Espresso, Lungo, Deacf, or Flavors? With us you will surely find your favorite coffee blends.

6. Free shipping from $49.99+

Free shipping on orders of $35 or more.

7. Fast delivery

Your goods will be delivered within United States in 1-4 working days. 

8. Great Loyalty & Reward Program

Start earning Loyalty Beans with your First Purchase. Loyalty Beans can then be used for a variety of saving benefits. Learn more here.

9. Generous Referral Program

Through our Rewards Program we offer an attractive Give & Get $10 Off referral incentive. Please see here for more details.