Coffee is a popular drink worldwide.
For years people have been trying to recreate barista level coffee at home. This often requires a lot of money on specialised equipment and a certain level of skill.
Then in 1986 Nespresso pods were launched.
A new method for brewing coffee that allowed people to have barista level coffee in their homes. The affordable price and lack of skill required to make these rich, velvety espressos has made good coffee more accessible then ever.
Being able to skip the over priced, traditional coffee shops and relax in the comfort of your own home, has made Nespresso coffee machines a staple of many peoples morning routine.
They even use less energy than a regular machine as they only heat up the amount of water that you need to use, helping to reduce your environmental impact.
Nespresso pod coffee machines small size compared to a regular espresso machine is also favourable to many people.
The Nespresso pods and Nespresso compatible pods themselves come in many different flavours and strengths, allowing for everyones palates to be catered to.
What Pods to Use
Impact on the Environment
Throwing each of these foil pods into landfill adds up and is adding to the huge problems that the planet face today. However, buying a Nespresso pod recycling bin and finding somewhere to recycle them can be a long task.
Some people have chosen to use stainless steel Nespresso pods that are reusable and more sustainable.
Another sustainable but more convenient alternative is choosing a brand that uses compostable pods.
Our Nespresso compatible capsules are not only compostable but all our ingredients are plant-based too, meaning they won't have a big impact on the environment.
More Than Just Coffee
Plus, our pods aren't just for coffee lovers as they come in a range of flavours with different health benefits. Just like our Turmeric and Beetroot pods, which are packed with vitamin C and D to boost your immune system.
Each pod is blended with MCT oil to provide a health, easily absorbed fat that can give you an instant boost of energy and promote weight loss.
More and more people are choosing to buy Nespresso and Nespresso compatible pods but with over a dozen different machines on the market this is leading many to ask 'what Nespresso pod coffee machine should you buy?'.
The Top 5 Nespresso Pod Machines UK
Whether you spend £30 or £300 the quality of the coffee is going to be consistant with the same pods and up to a high standard.
That being said there are perks to the higher price tag of certain machines from the aesthetics to functional uses such as milk frothers.
1. The Morning Machine by Morning
With 10 different brew recipe settings all controlled by an easy to use app, this coffee machine by Morning had to be our number one.
The Morning Machine’s flagship recipe has a built-in Bloom stage (pre-wet/infusion) before the brew. This brews a stronger cup of coffee, meaning you get the most out of your Nespresso or Nespresso pod alternative.
You can control the temperature, pressure profile and coffee output, to create your perfect coffee.
The app then lets you personalise your recipes to your palate and store them in your recipe repertoire or directly to your machine for easy access.
Your morning routine has never been so quick, easy and tasty. Plus this is all wrapped up in a sleek modern design.
The price is on the upper end of the scale but you definitely get your moneys worth!
Comes in black or white and has a 1 year warranty.
2. Nespresso Lattissima Touch Coffee Machine by DeLonghi
Functional yet compact, the Lattissima Touch Coffee Machine from Nespresso is sure to make a neat addition to any kitchen worktop, while bringing professional-quality coffee into your home.
It has 6 different settings to bring you an Espresso, Long coffee, Milky latte, Cappuccino, Latte macchiato or Hot milk at the touch of a button.
With its automatic cappuccino system, the Lattissima Touch is able to prepare an barista level, velvety cappuccino or latte macchiato, straight in your cup or glass.
For added speed, the Lattissima Touch has a reduced heat-up time that makes it ready in just 25 seconds, so you won't be kept waiting in the morning.
Plus, all drinks can be personalised by varying the quantity of milk and coffee, while the sliding drip tray makes this versatile machine compatible with both regular coffee cups and taller latte glasses.
At a slightly lower price the DeLonghi Nespresso pod coffee is a good 2nd best if you can't afford the Morning coffee machine.
Comes in a range of colours with a 2 year warranty
£199 - £229.95
3. Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine by KRUPS
Going right back to the basics, this coffee machine is perfect for anyone who just wants a good quality coffee pod machine that is compact, sleek and reliable.
The patented Thermoblock system quickly heats water to the optimal temperature for consistently hot coffee with less limescale, from the first to last cup.
With 19 bars of pressure, it makes a good, full-bodied espresso with a creamy crema.
Choose from espresso or lungo, with the option to use or remove the drip base for a bigger cup.
If your missing the milk frother, it is often sold in a bundle with one or you can purchase a simple one to go alongside.
The cheapest of them all, this Nespresso pod coffee machine makes good quality coffee accessible and affordable for everyone.
Only available in black and comes with a 2 year warranty
4. Grind One by Grind
Inspired by the Italian espresso machines, this coffee pod machine gives a real feel that your top cafe.
Built from polished stainless steel, with an airplane-style toggle switch and a sleek and minimal design.
With 19 bars of pressure, it's designed to make the most of our compostable coffee pods for Nespresso® machines - for a fuller-bodied coffee and a perfect crema.
However, with only two settings and no milk frother you really are paying of the look with machine.
Comes with a 2 year warranty
5. Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine by Sage, Stainless Steel
For a similar sleek stainless steel machine, but with more settings this could be the machine for you.
Personalise and master your very own barista-style coffee from the comfort of your own home with the Sage by Heston Blumenthal Creatista Plus.
The Creatista has a choice of 7 coffee selections and a professional steam wand that offers 11 milk temperature settings and 8 texture levels to choose from. Once you've perfected the foam, you can add a personal touch to your morning coffee by using the milk pourer to top your drink with unique latte art.
The professional steam wand really adds to the barista level coffee but still with the ease and simplicity that Nespresso pod machines provide.
Comes with a two year warranty
How to buy Nespresso pod coffee machines
When purchasing your pods make sure you buy the correct design for your machine.
All of these a machines are only compatible with the original design Nespresso capsules.
You can purchase Nespresso compatible pods here