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What Pods Are Compatible with Nespresso Essenza Mini?

Nespresso Machines & Guides Jun 12, 2023

If you recently purchased a Nespresso Essenza Mini and you are not sure which pods are compatible with this Nespresso model, you have landed on the right page.

Nespresso Essenza Mini Pods

What Pods Are Compatible with Nespresso Essenza Mini?
My Nespresso Essenza Mini with various pods

Nespresso Essenza Mini pods are the same as Nespresso Original Line pods. Those are the small pods that you can purchase from Nespresso or third party brands or even as refillable pods.

Nespresso Original Line Pods

Nespresso OriginalLine pods refers to coffee pods that are manufactured and sold by Nespresso. These are Nespresso’s own brand of pods which can be bought from Nespresso’s own website or from their authorized retailers like Amazon. These pods are not are NOT available in grocery stores or supermarkets.

Nespresso Starbucks Pods

Starbucks by Nespresso are OriginalLine coffee pods that are made by Nespresso but contain Starbucks coffee grounds. These pods are a cheaper alternative to Nespresso’s own pods, and they are more accessible as they are available to purchase from many local grocery stores worldwide.

Starbucks Nespresso Pods are available in their most popular blends:

  • Espresso Roast
  • Veranda Blend
  • Pike Place Roast
  • Blonde Roast
  • Colombia
  • Sumatra

Nespresso Compatible Pods from Third Party Brands

Many famous coffee brands now manufacture Nespresso OriginalLine Compatible pods, such as Lavazza and Illy, L’or coffee and many more.

Related: Nespresso Caffeine Content Chart

Nespresso Lavazza Pods

Lavazza is a leading Italian brand that produces a lot of coffee blends and coffee capsules, including Nespresso OriginalLine capsules.

Nespresso Lavazza Pods

Lavazza for Nespresso is available in many different blends and intensities. My personal favorite are Crema e Gusto, Rossa and Oro.

Nespresso Lavazza Pods

An important note regarding Lavazza Nespresso pods, and Nespresso compatible pods in general, you’ll want to make sure they are made of Aluminum so they match Nespresso’s own quality. There are some older plastic coffee pods for Nespresso that produce lower quality coffee.

Illy Nespresso Capsules

Illy is another world famous Italian brand that people enjoy around the world. Illy produces Nespresso Compatible pods in limited but high quality selection.

They’re available in Classico Classic Roast, which is a medium roast, Intenso bold roast, Forte Extra bold roast and Classic Lungo.

Nespresso Essenza Mini Reusable Pods

Nespresso Essenza Mini is compatible with reusable pods that allow you to use your own coffee grounds to brew coffee.

These refillable pods are not officially licensed by Nespresso, so you’ll have to be careful which brand to pick and what to try, as some refillable pods can cause some issues to your Nespresso machine if used incorrectly, like break the puncture needle or explode inside the machine.

Is Nespresso Discontinuing Original Line?

Since the start of rise of Nespresso Vertuo machines, the question of ‘Is Nespresso discontinuing Original Line‘ has been more relevant than ever. Nespresso is not discontinuing OriginalLine. They will continue to produce Original Line capsules and keep their OriginalLine machines. They’ve just shifted their focus to Vertuo because it’s exclusive to them, which means, they make more money from their Vertuo systems than OriginalLine.

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