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The Best Nespresso Compatible Pods (April 2020)

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

After deliberating which coffee machine to buy, you're now faced with the decision of which pods to buy. If, like most coffee drinkers, you're struggling to find the best Nespresso compatible coffee pods, then look no further. We've compiled a list of our favourite pods, and included the prices too.


1) Nespresso Coffee Pods


Nespresso pods are by far the best pods on the market, and the biggest variety. Their pods, obviously, are built to a higher quality than others, however this comes with a cost. Nespresso pods can be very expensive and it will depend on your budget. If you want the best quality and want to stick to the 'Nespresso brand' then these are your best bet, and do taste the best.




Price Per Pod: 67p

Quality: 10/10

Buy Now: £30.98









2) Starbucks Coffee Pods


If you're looking for barista-quality coffee, then these pods are the way to go! This product, like Nespresso, allows a wide variety of flavours and has decaf options (which you can't taste a difference). Without a doubt, amazing value for money and plenty of different options and blends. Their pods also work really well with Nespresso machines are made from the best quality.






Price Per Pod: 28p

Quality: 8/10

Buy Now: £25.16





3) Costa Coffee Pods


Another great brand providing amazing quality pods. Unfortunately, they do not offer variety packs and can only be bought in packs of 10. Nevertheless, for your fellow costa coffee drinkers, this is your best bet!









Price per Pod:

Quality 7/10

Buy Now: £6.68













4) Solimo Coffee Pods


For the money, these are probably one of the best coffee pods out there. This brand, Solimo, is owned by Amazon and certainly tastes amazing. These 100% arabica pods come in a variety of flavours and strengths, and with mixed with frothy milk you can't tell they're not Nespresso pods!





Price per pod: 8p

Quality: 6/10

Buy Now: £8.99









5) Caffe Tiziano Bonini


Alternatively, If you don't know which flavours or blends you like, then we recommend you try these products. This 100 pod variety pack provides over 10 different blends of coffee (Ristretto, Intenso, Classico, Vesuvio, Seta, Corposo, Eccelso, Lungo and Carioca) and will allow any consumer to experiment. This variety pack, however, is made from plastic and therefore the pods should carefully pierced in any Nespresso machine to prevent breaking.





Price Per Pod: 14p

Quality: 5/10

Buy Now: £13.99








Our Verdict


Like always it really depends on your needs. If you want the best quality and don't care about the cost, then go for the Nespresso pods. These really are amazing! If you want amazing quality but don't want to overpay, then we'd recommend the Starbucks pods - you can hardly tell the difference between these and Nespresso pods. However, if you want pure utility, then the Solimo pods are your best shot.




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