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The great comparison: Nespresso®* Compatible Coffee Capsules Price Comparison

Are Coffee Capsules an expensive pleasure?

Price comparison of different coffee capsule offers

Suppliers of compatible coffee capsules have existed since the disappearance of the patents on the Nespresso®* capsule. We of Gourmesso Since 2013 offer our capsules to already and have already thousands of customers convinced of the quality of Gourmesso. Nowadays, there are more and more suppliers of Nespresso®* compatible coffee capsules and the more opportunities you have as a customer, the better. Nevertheless, it is difficult to keep an overview. Gourmesso would like to bring light into the darkness.

Therefore, on this page you will find a general overview of different suppliers, as well as individual comparisons in the price and overall offer, and also to introduce you to Gourmesso capsules, because we are convinced that we can make you a happy and wiser customer. So get to know us!

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Coffee capsules price comparison! Are quality & price an expensive pleasure?

To give you a more accurate information on prices and acknowledging the fact that preferences within customers vary as much as their orders, all our price comparisons are based on an average capsule price. By doing this we are able to offer you a very easy and visual comparison on different types of coffee such as Espressos, Lungos, Flavors, Decaf capsules sold by different manufactures, in combination with a general overview that will reflect advantages on the quality & price of the products & services. In the end we hope to help you on your decision making process.

Gourmesso Nespresso®* Cafepod Starbucks Taylors of Harrogate Cafédirect Pellini
Number of blends over 25 24 9 4 5 5 7
Fairtrade coffees 24 X X 1 X X 1
Bio certificate 8 X X X X X 1
Intensity 3 to 12 3 to 12 8 to 10 10 6 to 10 4 to 10 X
Avg. capsule price (All blends) £0,26 (28*) £0,34 (25*) £0,29 (9*) £0,30 (4*) £0,20 (5*) £0,30 (4*) £0,34 (7*)
Avg. capsule price (Espresso) £0,25 (10*) £0,33 (13*) £0,28 (3*) £0,30 (4*) £0,20 (3*) £0,30 (4*) £0,35 (6*)
Avg. capsule price (Lungo) £0,27 (6*) £0,33 (3*) £0,29 (6*) X X X X
Avg. capsule price (Flavors) £0,25 (12*) £0,37 (3*) X X £0,20 (1*) X X
Avg. capsule price (Decaf) £0,27 (4*) £0,34 (6*) £0,28 (1*) £0,28 (1*) £0,20 (1*) X £0,33 (1*)
* number of existing blends
Note: 2 of our Decaffeinated blends are also considered Espressos and the other 2 Lungos.

The winning combination! Take a look at the facts!

Capsules assortment

✔ Gourmesso offers the largest assortment of Nespresso®* compatible capsules of any company: ✓ over 25 different varieties in total, including ✓ 10 espressos, ✓ 6 lungos, ✓ 4 decafs and ✓ 12 flavor blends.

✔ The capsules up to 35% less than the Nespresso®* versions.

✔ Gourmesso capsule is made with Fairtrade coffee, ensuring every member of the supply chain gets fair value for their labor.

✔ In addition it also offers the largest assortment of Fairtrade and Organic pods of the market.

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Capsules price

✔ When it comes to price, Gourmesso is also a valid option as it offers the second cheapest price if we consider an average price of all blends combined and on each type of coffee category. Aditionally, Gourmesso also scores with the biggest assortment of Bio and Fairtrade capsules of the market that is not guaranteed by the competitor with cheaper capsule prices.

✔ Offers a fantastic coffee on a fast and uncomplicated way. Many people nevertheless consciously choose a capsule machine and we on Gourmesso also appreciate the rapid enjoyment.

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Different capsule providers

Also, if you would like to know more about Gourmesso and the advantages of our products in direct comparison with other Nespresso®* compatible coffee capsules, we recommend the individual comparison pages:

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Special deals

If a combination of price & quality for compatible Nespresso®* capsules is important to you, we recommend you order online. Here you will often find particularly favorable offers.

Still curious? The best is still to come!

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The advantages and benefits of Gourmesso


Compatible with Nespresso®*

All our coffee capsules are 100% compatible with the usual Nespresso®* machines.


Bio & Fairtrade

Enjoy the Bio & Fairtrade certified coffee capsules from the best coffee regions in the world.


Up to 35% cheaper than the original

When purchasing Gourmesso coffee capsules you save up to 35% compared to Nespresso®*.


Over 25 different coffees

Espresso, Lungo or Flavors? With us you will surely find your favorite varieties.


Free shipping from £40

Free shipping on orders of £40 or more.



Your goods will be delivered within 5-7 working days.

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Gourmesso varieties and intensities!

Varieties are important to us!

Customers have different tastes, we know. In the rarest cases, our customers order only one type of espresso, lungo or flavored coffee. A survey has shown that, for example, 60% of our customers want different forms of preparation and intensities of coffee at different times of the day. We are able to offer you over 25 coffee capsule varieties filled with the finest coffee from a wide range of cultivation areas and gentle roasting, which is hardly common in the compatible capsule market.

Gourmesso intensities!

In order to make your choice easier, many coffee cups are based on the intensity scale, which many customers already know from Nespresso®*. We have also taken over this system. As our 28 coffee varieties offer in the intensities 3 - 12, where 3 is a rather mild coffee and coffees with the intensity 12 are stronger. The intensity of the coffee is influenced not only by the origin of the beans, but also by the roasting. Many of our customers prefer the varieties with higher intensities. The Espressso, which has the lowest intensity with us, is the Brasile Blend Dolce . He completed the WDR in 2014 when he tested a Nespresso®* compatible coffee capsule as a test winner in the taste.

Nespresso®* vs Gourmesso equivalents

Nespresso®* vs Gourmesso equivalents - Alternative to Nespresso®* capsules

Nespresso®* Capsules – Compatibility

Concerning compatibility there shouldn’t be any problems with products explicitly declared to be Nespresso®* compatible. Yet, sadly there are. There are several customer reviews complaining about this particular problem. Problems can occur during the brewing process or even beforehand. The material of some capsules is too rigid to work properly in OriginalLine Nespresso®* machines. Nespresso®* compatible coffee capsules made by Gourmesso are tested with all available OriginalLine machines throughout their entire development process to ensure their functionality.

Fairtrade certification - our contribution to fairtrade coffee

Since 2015, most of the Gourmesso coffees have been Fairtrade certified. An exception to this is our cooperative coffees with the Berliner Kaffeerösterei and the san francisco coffee company. Working with Fairtrade is important to us, as fairtrade certification allows us to guarantee that a minimum price and a fairtrade bonus are paid for our coffees. Fairtrade also certifies only coffee farms that meet certain standards. This is about social, ecological and economic factors. If you would like to learn more about our fairtrade efforts, can find more information here. Some of our coffees also bear the European organic seal, since they come from controlled organic farming.

Packaging and material of the capsules

As far as packaging is concerned, a comparison shows that many manufacturers orient themselves on the original. Black cardboard with color accents for fast optical orientation between the different varieties. Compatible capsules are usually made of plastic and are recycled through the Dual System. Our capsules are BPA free, so they do not contain plasticizers. This is important to protect the health of our customers. We at Gourmesso also mark our capsules with differently colored foils that close our capsules, so that they can still distinguish them after unpacking. At the moment, we are developing the next generation of capsules: this should be compostable in the house compost and thus solve one of the biggest capsule problems: the garbage problem. As we do not want to do without a very high compatibility, we still need some time. Environment & sustainability are also important to you? Then order our newsletter and keep up to date on our progress

How can I save on Nespresso®* compatible coffee capsules?

As described in the introduction, you can buy capsules for your Nespresso®* machine in many supermarkets and drugstores. The original capsules are also available in Nespresso®* boutiques in many European cities. Gourmesso capsules can also be bought in the shop. Many providers also sell their capsules online via their own webshop or Amazon. If the price of Nespresso®* compatible capsules is an important criterion for you, you should check out the various coupon pages on the Internet or subscribe to the newsletter of the supplier of your choice: so make sure you do not miss a special offer. Tip: Pay attention to shipping costs! These are struck in many webshops with small orders. Free shipping on orders of £40 or more.