The Best Nespresso Compatible Variety Packs
With more and more people buying nespresso machines, it is no wonder why so many companies are selling Nespresso compatible pods. However, this means as a customer you have a huge amount of choice and it can be hard to know where to start.
Variety packs are a great way to have multiple options in your home for all your family members, plus they're the perfect way to try multiple flavours from one company so you can see which flavours are your favourite.
With more and more people now wanting to drink decaf to avoid having lots of caffeine, then a variety pack with both versions in can mean you get the best of both worlds.
The Top 5 Nespresso Compatible Pod Variety Packs at a Glance:
- Rejuvenation Water - Matcha, Coffee and Decaf Bundle
- Kiss the Hippo Organic Pods Taster Pack
- L’OR Grand Assortment
- Cru Kafe Variety Pack
- CafePod - Variety Pack
How to Choose the Best Coffee Pods and Coffee Capsules for You
Before we dive into the Best Nespresso compatible variety packs, its important to know a few things about choosing the right Nespresso pods for you and your machine.
What’s the difference between a coffee pod and a coffee capsule?
The use of the two words, pods and capsules, are often used interchangeably by consumer and manufacturer.
Both describe the same thing; a small aluminium (or plastic) container with a single serving of coffee inside.
Some brands do offer other hot beverages inside such as black tea, matcha tea or hot chocolate.
If you are environmentally conscious, then you can opt for a reusable coffee pod made of metal and fill it with your own coffee. Or for less fuss but still looking after the planet, some companies now do compostable coffee pods.
Whatever beverage you choose, in whichever capsule, you need to make sure that the pod is the right fit for your coffee machine.
Will every pod or capsule fit every coffee machine?
No, definitely not.
Even Nespresso capsules come in both standard and Vertuo varieties, and these are not interchangeable – you need to use the correct capsule for your type of machine.
Similarly, you can’t chop and change between different manufacturer’s capsules: Nescafè’s Dolce Gusto, Lavazza’s A Modo Mio and Nestlé’s Nespresso and Vertuo capsules only work with their specifically designed machines.
Even with just original Nespresso machines there are many options and choosing the right one for you can seem like a daunting task.
For guidance, check out our article on the top 5 Nespresso machines here.
Do all coffee pods and capsules produce the same type of coffee?
Although most different pods will produce coffee to a similar standard, and the general effect of using a Nespresso compatible pod and machine will be of a higher standard to most at home coffee brewing, each brand will have a unique flavour due to the intensity/roasting of the coffee, the addition of other ingredients and even the packaging will all have an effect on the flavour of the pod.
To help you choose, manufacturers often label pods or capsules with a strength score to give you an idea of the intensity of coffee they will produce, and you can also choose from a wide range of different blends and coffee styles.
Some companies also add ingredients to the pods along with coffee, such as our Nespresso compatible keto coffee pods, which have MCT oil blended into each pod for instant energy and a creamy vegan espresso.
Also, not all Nespresso compatible pods have coffee in them! As you can see from Rejuvenation water's Matcha, Coffee and Decaf bundle, you can now get pods with matcha tea in them.
1. Rejuvenation Water - Matcha, Coffee and Decaf Bundle.
If you love matcha and coffee then the best Nespresso compatible variety pack is Rejuvenation water's Matcha, Coffee and Decaf Bundle.
It is also perfect for anyone who is looking to use their Nespresso machine to help make their morning routine healthier.
This is because each matcha pod contains premium grade Japanese matcha powder, plus 8 energising added B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12). Meaning not only do you get all the health benefits of matcha but from the B vitamins as well.
Even if it is still a coffee you are fancying, our keto coffee has added MCT oil, which has many health benefits such as improved brain function and weight loss.
It is particularly beneficial to the decaf keto coffee pod, as MCT oil gives you instant releasing but sustained energy. Meaning even when you are trying to cut down on your caffeine, you can still have a great tasting coffee that will give you a boost of energy to kickstart your morning and keep you energised throughout the day (no caffeine crashes!).
Our matcha pods are one of the first Nespresso compatible matcha capsules to launch on the market. They're a quick and easy way to make matcha lattes as there is no mixing and whisking required!
This is also the case for our keto coffee pods, as anyone following the diet can get a quick and easy bulletproof coffee in minutes.
2. Kiss the Hippo Compostable Organic Pod - Taster Pack
Organically grown coffee has environmental, socioeconomic, and health benefits, so it’s well worth seeking an organic brew.
All of Kiss the hippo's products, even their Nespresso compatible coffee pods are certified carbon negative.
They're also dedicated to helping people as well as the planet. That means supporting the amazing humans at every link of their coffee chain, as well as partnering with a host of world-changing charities at a local and global level — from leading coffee researchers here in London to inspiring clean water initiatives in Kenya, Nicaragua and beyond.
They have three flavours for their organic Nespresso compatible coffee pods and the taster pack includes 1 of each.
- Organic House Blend: Chocolate, Caramel, Red Berries
- Organic Classic Blend: Dark Chocolate, Molasses, Almond
- Organic Decaf: Dark Chocolate, Toffee, Brazil Nut
3. L'OR Grand Assortment
This is the largest of all the variety packs with a huge 18 different coffees!
Experience different aromas with 200 capsules of every flavour. Ranging from delicate, silky smooth blends to fiery masterpieces.
Discover which capsules are included below:
- 2 x Ristretto Decaffeinato Intensity 9 Intense - spicy
- 1 x Espresso Fortissimo Intensity 10 Intense - spicy
- 1 x Espresso Papua New Guinea Intensity 7 Floral - fruity
- 1 x Espresso Colombia Intensity 8 Intense - spicy
- 1 x Lungo Profondo Intensity 8 Intense - spicy
- 1 x Espresso Splendente Intensity 7 Delicate - balanced
- 1 x Espresso Decaffeinato Intensity 6 Delicate - balanced
- 2 x Espresso Supremo Intensity 10 Intense - spicy
- 1 x Espresso Forza Intensity 9 Nutty - complex
- 1 x Espresso Or Absolu Intensity 9 Intense - spicy
- 1 x Lungo Mattinata Intensity 5 Delicate - balanced
- 1 x Lungo Elegante Intensity 6 Floral - fruity
- 1 x Lungo Estremo Intensity 10 Intense - spicy
- 1 x Espresso Onyx Intensity 12 Intense - spicy
- 1 x Espresso Or Rose Intensity 7 Nutty - complex
- 1 x Espresso Ultimo Intensity 13 Smooth - balanced
- 1 x Espresso India Intensity 10 Spicy – powerful – daring
- 1 x Ristretto Intensity 11 Nutty - complex
Although this range in flavours is the perfect way to please everyone in the house hold, they use aluminium pods, which won't please the planet.
£67.24 (200 pods) - Buy Here
4. Cru Kafe Variety Pack
In their trial selection pack you'll receive one 10 pack of each of their delicious, hand-selected premium coffee capsules:
- Organic Light Roast
- Organic Dark Roast
- Organic Espresso
- Organic Colombian
- Organic Honduran
- Organic Decaf
This Nespresso variety pack offers not only a large variety of flavours but of beans too. Whether you like an espresso or a lungo, this variety pack has got you covered. Plus all the pods are compostable!
This nespresso discovery pack is great value for money at only £20.91 with free next day delivery available.
Buy here - £20.91 + free next day delivery
5. CafePod - variety pack
You can discover the entire range of award-winning CAFEPOD Coffee Co. Nespresso Compatible Pods with there Variety Pack.
With six different blends to cover all bases, this Nespresso variety pack gives a range of notes, and strengths to make sure you've got the perfect coffee for the right mood.
The 6 blends are:
- Supercharger Espresso | Strength No. 12 | Espresso
- Ristretto | Strength No. 10 | Espresso
- Brunch Blend | Strength No. 9 | Lungo
- Intense Roast | Strength No. 9 | Lungo
- Daily Grind | Strength No. 8 | Lungo
- Decaf Espresso | Strength No. 8 | Espresso
Buy here - £21.40 + free next day delivery