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What Is Nespresso Filter Style Pods? [Complete Guide]

Nespresso Guides, Coffee Pods Jul 31, 2023

For Nespresso OriginalLine machines, the largest cup size it can brew (without reprogramming volume) is 3.7 oz for a Lungo shot.

Many users of Nespresso OriginalLine wished for a way to make a longer cup of coffee without compromising taste, and that’s where Filter Style pods come into play.

In this post, I will tell you what these pods are, how to use them and what to expect from them when it comes to taste and volume.

What Is Nespresso Filter Style?

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Pod Compatibility: Nespresso OriginalLine (Essenza Mini, Lattissima, Citiz and Pixie, Creatista)

Serving Size: 5 oz

Pods per Sleeve: 10 pods

Coffee Grounds per pod: 4.8 g

Filter Style is a Nespresso OriginalLine pod designed to make a cup that simulates a coffee that has been brewed using a filter coffee maker.

Unlike other espresso pods that make short shots of really strong espresso, or a slightly milder (but still strong) Lungo, the Filter Style pod makes a lighter and longer cup of coffee using the same small pod.

The Pod Includes a Filter

What Is Nespresso Filter Style Pods? [Complete Guide]

While it looks exactly like any other pod, the Filter Style pod has an actual filter, so the coffee comes out filtered and cleaner than an espresso shot.

The filter on this pod traps the oils of the ground coffee, so you get a milder cup of coffee that has no crema.

So if you’ve ever wanted to make a larger cup of coffee using your Nespresso Original machine, this coffee pod is for you.

How To Use Nespresso Filter Style Coffee Pod

Brewing a Filter Style pod isn’t the same as brewing an espresso pod, but it is as simple.

Here’s how to do it:

1- Peel off the aluminum lid on the pod. You’ll see a filter on top of the pod now.

2- Place the pod in your Nespresso OriginalLine machine as usual.

3- Press the Lungo button and wait for the pod to brew.

4- While the pod is still in the machine, press the Espresso button.

So you’ll brew a 3.7 oz followed by a 1.3 oz, using the same pod. The full volume will be 5 oz.


As of now, there are two types of filter-style pods:

Filter Style Intense

What Is Nespresso Filter Style Pods? [Complete Guide]

Made of a dark roasted blend, this pod is made to brew a smoky roasted cup of coffee. Nespresso describes this as: a hint of honeyed sweetness balances this long cup’s bitter, light smoky, and earthy notes.

Filter Style Mild

What Is Nespresso Filter Style Pods? [Complete Guide]

A delicate, light roasted blend of coffee for anyone looking for a cup with fruity and mild notes. Nespresso describes this as: a light body and a vibrant bouquet of jasmine and orange blossom, accompanied by subtle cereal aromas and a juicy finish.

Caffeine Content

Nespresso Filter Style Intense and Mild both offer 60 mg of caffeine per 5 oz. Which is a moderate amount of caffeine per cup.

Taste and Quality: What To Expect

Before you buy a couple of sleeves to try the Filter Style coffee pods, there are a few things to keep in mind. because this could be the wrong pod for you.

This coffee pod for Nespresso OriginalLine is meant to be light, delicate, and not very caffeinated. Even the Intense one.

You’ll notice this first thing when you brew the coffee pod. The color of the coffee is light, more like a tea than a coffee. And that’s how it is supposed to be.

Nespresso describes their filter-style pods as ‘Easy to drink’.

It is meant for someone who is looking for a mild, long cup of coffee.

Who Should Buy It

  • If you want a light and bright cup of coffee that does not have any bitterness or acidity.
  • If you don’t mind ‘watery coffee’.

Who Shouldn’t

If you like espressos and strong-tasting coffee, stay away from this pod. It is so light and milder that it will taste like brown water to someone who wants a strong and robust cup of coffee.

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