nespresso capsules types

nespresso capsules types

Key takeaways

Nespresso Capsule Types Intensity Flavor Notes
The Big Shot 8/10 Dark chocolate, fudge brownie, vanilla
The Dreamer Decaf 7/10 Honeyed chocolate, walnut finish
The Enigma 7/10 Deep cocoa, dark fruit, jammy finish
The Genius 7/10 Malted cocoa, pecan, raisin
The Heroine 7/10 Rich chocolate, caramel, roasted hazelnuts
The Smart Cookie 6/10 Velvety cocoa, honey, buttery biscuit

Are you looking to elevate your Nespresso coffee game? With so many types of Nespresso capsules available, it can be tricky to know where to start. That's why we've put together this guide to the top Nespresso capsule types, featuring some of the best options from Artisan Coffee Co.

The Big Shot Nespresso Capsules

The Big Shot

Intensity: 8/10 If you're after an intense, full-bodied coffee, look no further than The Big Shot. These Nespresso compatible pods pack a punch, with rich notes of dark chocolate, gooey fudge brownie and warm vanilla. Brilliant served black but also magic with milk.

The secret to these powerful pods is Artisan's unique Aromax50™ process. This aroma optimization method protects essential aroma molecules, suspending the coffee at its best until it's brewed in your coffee machine. The result is maximum character in every cup.

The Dreamer Decaf Nespresso Capsules

The Dreamer Decaf

Intensity: 7/10 Think decaf means dull? Think again. The Dreamer is here to shake up your perceptions of decaffeinated coffee. Containing natural soothing notes of delicious honeyed chocolate balanced with a fragrant walnut-like finish, it's a delight any time of day, without the caffeine buzz.

These dreamy decaf pods are made with the same care and attention as all of Artisan's coffee. The 100% natural arabica beans are decaffeinated before being roasted, ground, and sealed into recyclable pods for maximum freshness.

The Enigma Nespresso Capsules

The Enigma

Intensity: 7/10 Prepare to be puzzled (in a good way) by The Enigma. This intriguing blend delivers deep cocoa body and hints of dark fruit compote, rounded off with a pleasingly jammy finish. It's a rich, tasty enigma worth pondering over.

As with all Artisan's Nespresso compatible capsules, The Enigma benefits from the Aromax50™ process and careful pod design. The pods are nitrogen-flushed and sealed for freshness, and flow a little slower than standard Nespresso pods to maximize character.

The Genius Nespresso Capsules

The Genius

Intensity: 7/10 If you're looking for something a little different, give The Genius a try. This uniquely tasty coffee blend is an intricate, nutty number, rich with suggestions of malted cocoa and delicious notes of pecan and raisin. Perfect when you fancy a break from the norm.

Use these pods in any Nespresso machine for coffeeshop-quality drinks at the touch of a button. The pods are 100% recyclable too, so you can enjoy your coffee without worrying about waste.

The Heroine Nespresso Capsules

The Heroine

Intensity: 7/10 Meet the coffee everyone loves - The Heroine. This smooth yet irresistibly intense crowd-pleaser bursts with notes of rich chocolate, caramel and roasted hazelnuts. It partners perfectly with milk for an obvious choice to wow friends and family.

Artisan's best-selling blend is available in these handy Nespresso pods, letting you brew up quickly and easily. The pods work with all Nespresso machines and the Artisan range of pod coffee makers.

The Smart Cookie Nespresso Capsules

Intensity: 6/10 When it's time for a mid-morning pick-me-up, reach for The Smart Cookie. This elegant, comforting coffee features velvety nibbed cocoa, fragrant honey and buttery biscuit notes for a properly luxurious break time blend.

These Nespresso compatible coffee capsules lock in maximum freshness and flavor, thanks to Artisan's nitrogen-flushing and sealing process. Each pack contains 10 pods, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy this delightful coffee.

Other Nespresso-compatible options

Looking to branch out further with your capsule collection? Hamlet Wokingham stocks a wide range of other Nespresso-compatible pods from top brands like Morning, Opal, and Aequinox.

You'll find everything from intense espressos to mellow decafs to suit your mood and tastes. And with blends from around the world, you can take your tastebuds on a global tour from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Get more from your Nespresso machine

Of course, to enjoy your Nespresso capsules at their best, you'll need a top-notch machine. Hamlet Wokingham offers a carefully curated selection of Nespresso pod machines, designed to deliver barista-quality beverages at the touch of a button.

Aside from the machine itself, a few key accessories can help you perfect your coffee game. Try these top picks:

  • Reusable cups - Enjoy your Nespresso coffee on the go with a sleek, eco-friendly reusable cup.
  • Coffee scales - Precision scales let you measure out your coffee and water for reliably delicious results.
  • Milk frothers - For fabulous frothy coffee, treat yourself to a quality milk frother from brands like Sage.


With so many tempting Nespresso capsule options out there, from intense espressos to mellow decafs and everything in between, it's easy to find your perfect pod. The hardest part is narrowing it down to just a few favorites!

We hope this guide has given you some fresh inspiration for your Nespresso capsule collection. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur or a casual sipper, Artisan's Nespresso compatible range has you covered, with top-quality blends to suit every taste.

Explore the full range of coffee pods at Hamlet Wokingham, and elevate your everyday brewing. With the right capsules, machine and accessories at your disposal, barista-worthy beverages are just moments away.

Happy caffeinating, coffee lovers!

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