Coffee Capsules & PODS

Coffee PODS and Coffee Capsules Are Different.

Please ensure you select the correct product.
 

We sell both coffee pods and capsules but unfortunately customers are sometimes making the wrong decision or choice when purchasing their capsules or pods.

It's possible that some customers do not understand that a capsule and a pod are different and there can be many differences between capsule and pod systems, for instance the Aldi pod is not compatible with Nespresso classic capsules.

Please take a moment to view the images and read product description properly.

Mistakes and accidents when purchasing the wrong consumables for your pod or capsule equipment end up being expensive for both you and us.

So please take the time and care to ensure you are purchasing the correct product to avoid the added costs of shipping returns or the potential that refunds are not available if the item has been opened and partially consumed.

In some cases, we are unable to refund products sold by the carton if the customer has used one(1) or more of the carton's contents.

This is particularly relevent to cartons of ESE pods as we have only "full" cartons and zero loose ESE pods. We are unable to resell any cartons that are not the full quantity as each carton and each ESE pod has a date stamp.

Please also understand we do not sell or support any coffee equipment - that means we are not a source of technical information as to what consumables your equipment requires, please refer to your equipment seller or retailer.

It's also not possible for us to undertake detailed testing of every single piece of coffee equipment sold in Australia as the number of variants reaches into the 100's.

As a long standing quality focused organisation, we exercise responsible care to select our capsule base for Nespresso compatible "classic" capsules to ensure broad compatibility. In this regard, our capsule base is manufactured in Europe and certified for use by an International testing authority - Hanse Control (dated August 2020).

We have attempted to provide helpful information contained within each of our product descriptions to assist in answering most common questions - but it won't tell you what consumables your machine needs - please consult your equipment owners manual or contact the retailer of your capsule/pod machine.

Is Your Machine POD Or Capsule Compatible?

There is a lot of confusion in the market as to what is actually a "pod" or a "capsule". Often the terms are inter-changed.

Unfortunately, this situation is not helped by the majority of equipment makers being somewhat lazy with little or no concern as to the long-term use of consumables by the customer. 

Or worse, some types of capsule and pod machines sneakily lock consumers into a closed system by forcing users to purchase their mediocre quality consumables for the life of the equipment.

It's important customers consult their equipment Owner's Manual to confirm the specifications of the consumables they require - we are not able to do this for you.

7g E.S.E compatible pods look, feel and work differently to Nespresso-compatible classic capsules - these products are not interchangeable and you should purchase ESE pods thinking they work on Nespresso capsule machines, or vice-versa.

Without getting too hung up on specifics, the general evolution of single-serve, portion control coffee beverages (a.k.a the pod or capsule) has categorized a pod as similar to the Easy Serving Espresso (E.S.E.) standard popular in Europe.

Whereas a coffee capsule is the description refered to the Nespresso classic system.

It's really important to note that different capsule and pod systems are not inter-changeable - please don't rely upon the simple term "pod" or "capsule", you need to know which type as there are many.

The fit needs to be very precise otherwise the coffee extraction will fail. This results in brown water devoid of the essential oils and flavours of coffee.

E.S.E (Easy Serving Espresso) Compatibility

We receive a lot of messages asking for the dimensions of E.S.E coffee pods by customers hoping it might suit an obscure piece of equipment they own. Unfortunately, this is definitely NOT how you go about checking compatibility of ESE pod with your equipment.

It's got nothing to do with dimensions (diameter) as the shape of the ESE pod is spherical and absolutely must be a very tight fit inside of the brew chamber or E.S.E. filter basket (if using a portafilter on an espresso machine).

The owners manual or machine supplier / manufacturer is the only source of information, or you should seek information from your equipment retailer.

We often have customers trying to purchase our E.S.E. PODS thinking they will try to make it work on their Nespresso, Caffitaly, Philips or Aldi capsule machines - that's a resounding NO.

Nespresso compatible capsules, which we also sell in our store, will work only on approved Nespresso compatible classic capsule machine models.

Our Nespresso capsules and ESE pods will not work on Caffitaly, Aldi, Lavazza, Philips, Illy, Miele or MAP machines.

A 7g E.S.E. coffee pod looks a bit larger than a condom packet. It has a flat, flying saucer-like appearance and is constructed using filter paper with a foil outer wrapper to preserve the freshness.

ESE pods do not look like a Nespresso classic capsules - please check our product images before you purchase as some of our products sold by the carton only are not able to be returned if you have used any of the carton quantity.

If you use a single ESE pod and then request the carton is returned for a refund we reserve the right to decline if any contents are missing as we are not able to "top up" our cartons of ESE pods because the individual ESE pods have specific date stamps on every ESE pod and we do not have "loose" ESE pods sitting around in our warehouse.

E.S.E pods will only work on a 7g E.S.E machine or an espresso machine that contains a 7g, ESE filter basket. Please don't try to use a single espresso ground coffee filter basket with an ESE pod because it might look to fit - it won't work.

If you are in any doubt as to what an E.S.E. coffee pod looks like, please review the photos in our E.S.E. Coffee Pod category section, then check your machine manual for the words ESE or Easy Serving Espresso.

Also kindly note, E.S.E. coffee pods DO NOT work on Philips Senseo machines even they look similar in general shape, they do not work.

Owners of Philips Senseo type machines are encouraged to seek an alternative machine. This is due to the limited and rapidly diminishing availability of Senseo pods in the Australian market - it's a dead end product line.

Beans Roasted In Small Batches, For Freshness

We roast in small batches compared to other capsule and pod suppliers in Australia. This ensures we can turn over our stock in days and weeks weeks, not months or years.

Please also note that imported pods and capsules are degraded in comparison. They are already old in our opinion from the moment they arrive, via sea-freight, in Australia. They will have also suffered from heat exposure in shipping containers. That accelerates the deterioration of the product quality.

* Nespresso is a trademark owned by Societe Des Products Nestle SA and is used in our documents, articles and listings in a descriptive capacity only. We are not affiliated with, supported or endorsed by Nespresso (Societe Des Products Nestle SA). Our intent is to define a purpose that our coffee capsules are compatible with and operate successfully in capsule machines that use certain licensed Nespresso technology.

** Nespresso automatic commercial systems are not compatible with our capsules.

 




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