The best coffee pods to buy
Looking for your frothy caffeine fix in the comfort of your own home? Find your perfect match in our list of the best coffee pods.
Coffee pods are a simple way to enjoy the benefits and frills of a coffee shop coffee - whether it be the foamy milk or the choices of flavours - without having to leave your kitchen. We’ve put together a list of the best coffee pods that are compatible with a range of machines including Tassimo, Nespresso and Nescafe Dolce Gusto, so you can have your favourite coffee every morning with just a click of a button.
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Best coffee pods to buy in 2023
Tassimo Kenco Americano Grande Coffee Pods
Best value coffee pods
You can make a total of 80 mugs of coffee with this jumbo pack from Kenco, so you’ll not find yourself short anytime soon.
Compatible with Tassimo coffee machines, this capsule makes an extra large cup of coffee, so you can fill your favourite mug up to the brim. This is a good choice if you’re after a big cup to get you through the day rather than a quick espresso to see you out the door. This pod makes an americano, so if you’re a fan of a classic black coffee, you’re in luck.
Nespresso Limited Edition
Best for a sugar and caffeine buzz
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you’re looking for a sugar hit to go with your caffeine fix, this collection from Nespresso could be right up your street.
There are three exciting medium roast coffees to choose from. Nespresso describes the vanillo as creamy and sweet, the ciocolattino as chocolatey and rich and the caramelito as smooth and - you guessed it - caramelly. There are ten capsules in each box and you’ll need a Nespresso coffee machine if you want to try these tempting flavours. The pods are also fully recyclable.
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Café Au Lait Coffee Pods
Best for Dolce Gusto owners
If you’re a fan of a tall, milky coffee, these Café au Lait pods from Nescafe could be a winner.
The milk and coffee are mixed together in the pod so you don’t need to worry about adding milk or using a frother, as the machine and pod create the velvety foam topping for you. This is an easy solution if you’re keen to achieve a coffee shop style beverage. This box comes with 48 capsules, so you can stock up and make this your go-to cuppa if you’ve got a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
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Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast
Best for those who like it mellow
Bring the high street to your kitchen with these Blonde Starbucks coffee pods. As a light espresso roast, expect a soft and mellow taste. The beans are from Latin America and have been roasted to produce a vibrant flavour. There are 80 pods altogether and the capsules are designed for Nespresso coffee machines but it’s worth noting, these capsules do not work with the Nespresso vertuo coffee machine.
Lavazza A Modo Mio Eco Caps Coffee Pods
Best for espresso addicts
For a dark, full-bodied taste, the Lavazza A Modo Mio Passionale could be the quick espresso hit you need in the morning.
Each capsule is vacuum-packed to ensure the coffee’s full aroma is preserved. What’s more, the pods are compostable so you can pop them in your food waste bin after you’ve used them. With hints of chocolate and caramel, this could also be a tasty post-lunch boost to help you through the afternoon. There are 256 capsules in the box, so depending on your coffee habits, you could be sorted for the majority of the year. The pods are compatible with Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machines.
Decaffeinato Coffee Pods for Nespresso Machines
Best for those who want to go without caffeine
Finding a decaffeinated coffee that you love allows you to enjoy a tempting brew, whatever the time of day.
Designed for Nespresso Machines, the Three Kings Coffee brand offers a blend of Arabica & Robusta coffee beans which should produce a strong and bold taste. You get 50 capsules in the box, so plenty to keep you going when you’re looking for a quick cup before bed.
Tassimo T Discs Pods Variety Pack
Best for those who want to mix it up
If you’ve recently purchased a new Tassimo coffee machine and you’re keen to discover your favourite pod, this taster menu is sure to help you out.
With a variety of coffee brands including Kenco, Jacobs and L’Or, this multi-pack allows you to trial 22 different flavours. There are even fruit tea and decaf options for those looking for less of a buzz. This is a great way to taste lots of different options without committing to a full box.
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