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CaféPod Nespresso compatible capsules – good strong coffee delivered to your door

CaféPod Nespresso compatible capsules
One of the best pieces of kitchen kit I ever invested in is my beloved Nespresso machine. It’s simple and fuss-free, which is just how I like my mornings to be. The low vibration of the machine kicking into action is like a gentle shake on the shoulder and a whispered “Hey, coffee’s ready”. Waking up to the aroma of a coffee brewing makes for a sublime start to the day. With this said, you can appreciate how eager I was to test out some Coffee capsules when the opportunity arose.

CaféPod Nespresso compatible capsules

CaféPod are a relatively young company founded in 2011, their stated goal being to provide customers with good strong coffee capsules as an alternative to the more immediately recognisable Nespresso. The capsules are compatible with all home-use Nespresso machines and work in exactly the same way. In other words, simply pop one of the capsules into your machine and within 60 seconds you’ll have a great tasting coffee. 

Ordering online via their website couldn’t be simpler. You can choose to buy individual flavours, or opt for packs, such as the taster pack which contains 1 box each of their 8 coffees (80 capsules in total). You can also choose a monthly subscription service, which you can cancel at any time if you should ever wish to. Nespresso capsules cost between 29p-35p, whilst CaféPod’s capsule’s cost between 27p-29p, making them slightly cheaper. Delivery costs £4.95 for 2-3 days standard delivery, but is free if you either spend over £40, or if you take advantage of the subscription service. 

CaféPod Nespresso compatible capsules

On first impressions, I feel the packaging could be improved to allow the box to fit through a letterbox, like many food subscription service boxes are currently designed to do. This would mean slimming down the actual packaging in which the capsules are kept, of course. I also would like to see them follow the lead of Nespresso and make the capsules recyclable (you send back your empty capsules for recycling via courier or drop off into a Collect+ store ). It would be awesome if they added their own accessories in the future as well. I’m talking such things as coffee cups, or a handy container to keep the capsules in (rather than the boxes they come in). It would certainly expand their appeal, as far as I am concerned.

The Taste Verdict

I was sent 4 of their flavours from the single origins range to try out: Colombia; Sumatra; and 2 expressos, Ristretto and Supercharger. 

Colombia

This particular blend was my personal favourite. I loved the smoothness it had without sacrificing any of the strength. The crema was thick and I found no call to add any milk. Highly recommend this Fairtrade coffee.

CaféPod Nespresso compatible capsules

Sumatra

Organic and Fairtrade, this is like a darker incarnation of the Colombia. I immediately noticed a mild kick of spice to it but it was not overly bitter. Nice on its own but I preferred this one with a splash of milk. 

CaféPod Nespresso compatible capsules

Ristretto

This is a lovely full-bodied coffee, smooth going down but satisfyingly strong. Add milk depending on your taste, but it might be too weak for those seeking a big strong hit.

CaféPod Nespresso compatible capsules

Supercharger

The name is pretty self-explanatory, but for those still unsure, it’s essentially an injection of coffee so strong it could raise the dead. A death-defying wonder potion in a steaming, aromatic cup. This would be my go-to in the mornings! Simply put, a beautiful expresso. 

CaféPod Nespresso compatible capsules
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If  you would like to give CaféPod a try, I am delighted to be able to offer you a 20% off discount code for your first order (except subscription). Simply enter FPTP20 at checkout

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Thanks to CaféPod for sending me a box of their capsules for review. All opinions are my own.

Comments

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    Nereid
    July 26, 2016

    I’m not a fan of coffee; however, reading your post make me want to buy one for my lunch!

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    Bree
    July 26, 2016

    Great review, super detailed! I think the supercharger is for me haha!

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    Sarah
    July 26, 2016

    I’m so glad to read this. I love coffee and think I need a break from the Keurig! Thanks!

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    Ninz
    June 29, 2016

    I love making coffee using coffee pots. I have a coffee machine at home and I use it every morning. x
    Ninz

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    Lisa
    June 29, 2016

    I have a Kuerig, but the Nespresso machines pique my interest….especially if I could have a Supercharger every morning!!! ☕️

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    Silvia
    June 29, 2016

    I love coffee 🙂 It’s almost my first thought in the morning.

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    Sarah
    June 29, 2016

    These all sound like delicious varieties but I think the Sumatra sounds absolutely perfect for me 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    Baby Isabella
    June 29, 2016

    My daddy loves his Nespresso machine! He’s a right coffee addict. My mummy prefers drinking tea, but the flavour pods sound good! #TriedTested

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    Ana
    June 29, 2016

    These capsule pods look good, my foster mum always used to use them herself and said they were so much better than normal coffee.

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    Rachel
    June 29, 2016

    This sounds like it could be handy first thing in a morning when I am faffing about getting ready for work x

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    Talya
    June 29, 2016

    I am a big user to pods. I love being able to make a fab cup of coffee in the morning without having to trundle out somewhere to get my hands on one!

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    Kate
    June 29, 2016

    We had one of those machines in my old office and they were very convenient. Great idea for them to change the packaging to fit through the letterbox. I want a cup of coffee now!

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    LaNeshe
    June 29, 2016

    This is cool. Do they offer flavored coffees or is that not “real” coffee?

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    Dean of Little Steps
    June 28, 2016

    We’ve never used pods, always buy ground coffee or sometimes grind coffee beans ourselves… Hmm, must try this one too… Then again, that would mean buying another coffee maker 😉

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    Lucy
    June 28, 2016

    Love the look of these pods, I think the supercharger would suit me perfectly on a weekday morning! Will check them out.

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    Danielle
    June 28, 2016

    I’m so jealous right now I love coffee except I can’t drink it my hubby would love this machine just thought of a perfect gift so thank you xxx

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    Little B & Me
    June 28, 2016

    I cannot even stomach the smell of Coffee but my sons dad & my dad are fans!
    I shall let them know about this x

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    Keely
    June 28, 2016

    Wow! I really appreciate the photos, you can see such a big difference between the flavours. Pity about the box size though.

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