The market for coffee capsules in the UK is dominated by two undisputed powerhouses - Nespresso and Dolce Gusto. Both of which have thousands of loyal customers, who collectively purchase millions of coffee pods across the country each day.
But what exactly is the main difference between Nespresso capsules and Dolce Gusto coffee capsules? Is there any major distinction between the two, or are they largely identical products with different physical forms?
Which of the two is the more popular product is likely to have no consequence to the manufacturer, given how Nespresso pods and Dolce Gusto coffee pods are both produced by Nestle. Nevertheless, each has its own unique pros and cons to take into account, before deciding which machine to buy.
To label one of the two ‘better’ or ‘worse’ than its counterpart would be to miss the mark entirely. These are two very different types of coffee machines, compatible with different types of coffee capsules and marketed at different audiences.
If looking for a simple and affordable machine that makes a wide variety of drinks to a decent quality standard, Dolce Gusto is great. But if you’re looking for something that makes quality coffee and opens the door to a whole world of gourmet coffee artisan producers, Nespresso pods are really your only option.
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* Nespresso® is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., unrelated to Hayman®. Our espresso pods are not created or sold by Nespresso®.