Nespresso Compatible Capsules – More Than Coffee
If you own a Nespresso machine you’ll be aware how expensive their coffee capsules are. However in Spain there are other brands that sell Nespresso compatible capsules online, as well as in supermarkets such as Mercadona.
Not only can you find coffee capsules, but tea capsules are also available. We’ve taken a look at the range of capsules on offer from several brands and how to get free samples, or free shipping, when ordering online.
Carte Noire – Coffee
Carte Noire capsules, sold in supermarkets, come in boxes of ten and are ranked according to intensity. You can try a box free, just fill in the form to receive a coupon at home to exchange at any store.
Cabú Coffee – Coffee & Tea
Cabú Coffee offers a wide variety of coffees, including coffees flavoured with cinnamon, caramel, coconut and raspberry. Additionally they have seven types of teas & infusions, all compatible with the majority of Nespresso machines.
Relative newcomer in the coffee capsule market is Gourmesso with a multilingual website. Capsules are available from 0.24€ each and delivery is free on orders over 45€.
Gourmesso offers 19 varieties of coffee, including FairTrade blends. You can find a full list of compatible machines on their website.
Available in all major supermarkets, not sold online.
Pompadour – Tea
Pompadour sells tea capsules in six different flavours. Capsules are sold in supermarkets in boxes of ten. If you follow Pompadour on Facebook you’ll get up-to-date info on their latest promos that often include free capsules.
Make Your Own
You can buy empty capsules; just put your favourite coffee in, stick the top on and use. Empty capsules are available from Amazon Spain in boxes of 100 for around 10€.
Nespresso is introducing a larger capsules machine in the US to cater for bigger cups of coffee (although we probably won’t see this anytime soon in Europe).
Before you buy any Nespresso compatible capsules, make sure you check beforehand that they are valid for your machine model.
To avoid tainting the flavour of your drink if you change between tea and coffee capsules, it’s a good idea to press the espresso button a couple of times (without any capsule) to clean the machine.