Dolce Gusto pods and compatible options

Dolce Gusto pods and compatible options

Nescafé Dolce Gusto® is one of the most popular brands of coffee capsule machines around. They are appreciated by many for their modern curvy round designs and their compact size.

Above all, Nescafé Dolce Gusto® coffee machines are affordable and easy to use: just insert your capsules, press the button and enjoy your beverage!

And it doesn’t stop with coffee! You can please all your family and friends thanks to the wide choice of pods available including tea, hot chocolate, infusions…

Here is a little guide to some of the best Nescafé Dolce Gusto® beverages available and an introduction to other great brands offering compatible pods for your Dolce Gusto machine. I will also cover your options for kids (because they too can enjoy a tasty drink without too much fuss!).

Nescafé Dolce Gusto branded capsules

dolce gusto choice of podsNescafé belongs to the giant Nestlé®. Other specialist brands are also part of Nestlé, such as Nesquik or Ricoré. This means a big choice of drinks for your Dolce Gusto machine!

And if you are worried about the environment, Nescafé Dolce Gusto have introduced a Coffee Pod Recycling scheme to help save the planet. You can now enjoy using coffee capsules with a clearer conscience!

Here is a selection of our most popular  Nescafé Dolce Gusto pods to help you pick the right one!



Dolce Gusto pods Absolute Origin organic coffee

3 different pure origin coffees from Colombia, Honduras & Peru. Not only you get a selection of single origin coffees with developed & complex aromas but they are also certified organic.

Who is it for?

For yourself, to discover new flavours in an espresso or for coffee-loving guests who can tell the difference.

Nescafé Dolce Gusto pods Absolute Origin organic Discovery Pack



Nescafé Dolce Gusto pods milky coffee selection

A wide choice of milky coffee drinks: Ricore latte, Espresso macchiato, Latte macchiato, Latte macchiato caramel, Café au lait & Cappuccino. Cheaper than going to a coffee chain!

Who is it for?

For people who indulge in frothy & creamy caffeinated drinks after a nice meal or just as a special treat with loved ones!

Nescafé Dolce Gusto pods milky coffee drinks Discovery Pack 






Nescafe Dolce Gusto Espresso Intenso pods

strong espresso with a good crema. The Intenso is a blend of Arabica & Robusta from Colombia and Vietnam. For a cup of coffee full of character! Described as “Lively & Spicy”.

Who is it for?

For those of you who need a quick caffeine kick before getting things done but still want the taste of a real espresso!

Nescafé Dolce Gusto pods Espresso Intenso

Dolce Gusto pods, the compatible options

Nescafé already offers over 40 different kinds of drinks for their Dolce Gusto machines. However, the choice doesn’t end there! Other companies have been producing quality coffee pods designed for Dolce Gusto systems. From the famous Italian Pellini brand to the lesser known Oquendo from Spain, it is worth looking at the alternatives and give them a try. Who knows? You may find the special coffee or tea option that’s been missing in your Dolce Gusto life!

Here are 3 of our most popular Dolce Gusto compatible pods.


Café Royal Brasil dolce gusto pods

Café Royal is a well-known Swiss brand of coffee with a good selection of Dolce Gusto compatible pods. Their range of coffees is UTZ certified (it guarantees the sustainability of coffee production).

Brasil” delivers a strong round espresso with nutty chocolatey notes. This 100% Arabica is a single origin coffee from Brazil.

Who is it for? 

People in search of a gourmet yet intense espresso without the bitterness of Robusta.

Discover the full range of Café Royal pods for your Dolce Gusto pods machine.


Caffé Corsino cortado pods for Dolce Gusto

Caffè Corsini is one of the largest coffee roasting facilities in Italy. Get a real taste of la Dolce Vita at home with their Dolce Gusto pods!

The “Gran Riserva” Cortado is an espresso drink with an equal amount of milk. It is smaller than a flat white. For a little treat in your cup! You only need 1 pod to make your drink.

Who is it for?

Those of you who fancy a small miky coffee with a caffeine punch. Ideal as an afternoon treat!

Discover the full range of Caffè Corsini pods for your Dolce Gusto pods machine. 



Pellini espresso cremoso pods for Dolce Gusto

Pellini coffee is enjoyed by Italian families and can be found in some of the best coffee places. They have also extended their range to Dolce Gusto pods.

The “Cremoso” will give you the Italian experience of an intense espresso with a persistent crema. Floral and fruity notes for an aromatic delight! 100% Arabica. Roasted in Italy.

Who is it for?

If you are looking for an aromatic espresso to enjoy after dinner with your guests.

Discover the full range of Pellini pods for your Dolce Gusto pods machine. 

Dolce Gusto pods for kids

The advantage of having a coffee capsule machine is its versatility for such an affordable price. And if you have a Nescafé Dolce Gusto® system, you probably already know about all the tasty drinks available for the whole family. Just how easy and mess-free is it to make a hot chocolate for your child straight after your own espresso?!

The range of Dolce Gusto drinks suitable for kids doesn’t stop to just a simple hot chocolate either…



Banania pods for Dolce Gusto

Banania is an emblematic French brand. Their tasty Banania chocolate drink has been a part of the French morning routine for years! Their recipe contains cocoa, cereals and banana, making it an ideal option for breakfast time!



Forest Fruit herbal tea pods for Dolce Gusto

Caffè Bonini is an Italian brand based in Tuscany. Their “Frutti di Bosco” infusion contains hibiscus, raspberry, blackberry and apple. It can be enjoyed both hot and cold. A tasty alternative to sugary fruit juices and squash!


Columbus Café White chocolate pods for Dolce Gusto

Established in all four corners of France for over 20 years, the Columbus Café & Co French coffee shop chain offers this absolutely delicious white chocolate drink! An unusual option for your Dolce Gusto machine, this one is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults!

Special mentions and conclusion

Before I let you go to choose your next Dolce Gusto pods, I would like to mention 3 products that are worth highlighting:

And of course, you can get Decaffeinated coffee pods as well as different tea pods to suit everyone!

I’m counting on you to tell us about your personal favourite Dolce Gusto pods!  Until next time!

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