Is matcha good with a shot of espresso?

A weird but wonderful combination that is big on nutritional value as well as flavour!
Is matcha good with a shot of espresso?

Is matcha good with a shot of espresso?

If you're a fan of matcha and coffee then you may be wondering 'Does espresso and matcha go together?'. 

When it comes to hot drinks, you may think that matcha with a shot of espresso sounds like an odd combination and if you're a coffee or a matcha purist, then you may be offended by the question all together!

However, lots of people have asked this question and there is only one answer to 'Is matcha good with a shot of espresso?'... YES!


The Coffee 

The best coffee to use when mixing matcha with a shot of espresso is Rejuvenation Water's Nespresso compatible keto coffee pods, not only are they good for the planet as they are 100% compostable and packaged in cardboard boxes, but they are good for you too. 

Unlike regular Nespresso pods, each keto coffee pod is packed with MCT oil


What is MCT Oil?

MCT oil is a supplement with many health benefits, along with creating a smooth creamy espresso. MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides and is found in the fat of coconuts. 

Studies have found that MCT oil can help to manage blood sugars, promote weight-loss and provide fast acting energy for the body.

For more about the benefits of MCT oil click here.

The coffee used for the Nespresso compatible keto coffee pods is single origin Brazilian 100% Arabica beans.

The Brazilian Arabica coffee is well balance with a sweet, nutty flavour mixed with a chocolaty roast taste. Despite their medium-dark roast, the coffee retains it’s sweet taste, avoiding unpleasant bitterness, making them great as an espresso or in our dirty matcha latte recipe!


The Matcha 

When it comes to matcha, it is important to choose a high quality powder, that has gone through the proper harvesting and grinding process.

At rejuvenation water, we use premium grade organic Japanese matcha. The leaves are covered 28 days before harvesting to increase the chlorophyll production and slowly dried and milled using stones.

 Each pod is also packed with added prebiotic fibre and 8 B vitamins. This means not only will you get all the health benefits from the matcha but the added benefits of the  B vitamins such as promoting the healthy growth of skin, hair and nails. 

Like the keto coffee pods, rejuvenation water's Nespresso compatible matcha pods are also compostable. 


nespresso matcha pods without whisk for matcha lattes


The Method 

It couldn't be simpler to make your matcha with a shot of espresso.

Firstly,  pop your Nespresso compatible matcha pod into your Nespresso machine and press the lungo button, pour it into your favourite glass. 

Next pop your Nespresso compatible keto coffee pod in your machine and press the one shot button - and watch as your new favourite beverage is created!



Now you know the answer to the question 'is matcha good with a shot of espresso?' is yes. You may be wondering what other beverages Nespresso matcha pods with Nespresso coffee pods can make. 


Iced dirty matcha latte

If you loved the matcha with espresso then this is an obvious next drink for you to try is Iced dirty matcha latte. 


  1. Pour your milk into a milk frother and set to a cold setting.

  2. Pop your Nespresso compatible keto coffee pod in your Nespresso machine and press the one shot button, pour into a jug and set aside.

  3. Repeat step 2 with your Nespresso matcha pod.

  4. Add ice to a tall glass and pour over the keto coffee

  5. Spoon/pour the thick milk onto the ice and keto coffee layer

  6. Slowly pour over the matcha

  7. Stir and combine to drink


By Alex Warmisham ANutr - Nutritionist at Rejuvenation Water


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