Different Types of Coffee Pods and Their Systems

Coffee Pods

With the invention of coffee capsules or pods, different coffee brands have developed their own designs for coffee pods and machines. Now, there's a wide variety of options to choose from, which, in a way, make it more confusing, especially for people who are trying pods for the first time. 

If you, too, are looking for more information about coffee pod types and the compatible machines for them, you are in the right place as Pod Life Coffee shares with you the basics that you need to know:

Nespresso® OriginalLine

All the pods that are included in the Nespresso®* Original line are compatible with all Breville and Delonghi Nespresso®* machines. These include Essenza models, Citiz models, Lattissima models, Pixie models, U models, the Le Cube, Maestria, and Inissia coffee machines. They do not work with Nespresso®* Vertuoline or Vertuo machines. Also, compatibility is not guaranteed with such machines as Gaggia, Siemens, KitchenAid, Saeco, Romeo Nespresso®*, built-in models of Miels, and capsule-holder machines or multi-capsule machines. 

Pod, Capsule, Pad - Are They All the Same?

Coffee pods and coffee capsules are the same - they are made from either aluminum or plastic and are popularized by Nespresso. 'Pod' is the more commonly used term, though. Then there are Easy Serving Espresso pads or ESE, which are made from filter paper. They used to be called pods, too, but now the term 'pod' almost always refers to the capsules. 

Nespresso Original and Nespresso Vertuo

The Nespresso®* Original or the classic pad is the most commonly used pod design. It's the one that has been available the longest and the design that most third-party manufacturers use, too. Nespresso has a relatively new system called the Vertuo line with pods that come in different sizes with varying amounts of coffee grinds suitable for different types of coffee. These Vertuo pods come with a barcode on the rim to prevent third-party companies from producing compatible pods for this machine. 

Vittoria and Nescafe

Because it is evident that the market is continuously growing, most coffee brands have come up with their machines and pod designs. For example, Vittoria and Nescafe have their machines, and these have designs with varying sizes and shapes. Vittoria's system is called Espressotoria, and Nescafe's is called Dolce Gusto. 

Woolworths and Aldi

Woolworths and Safeway also have the Caffitaly or map system, which are pretty similar to Aldis' Expressi machine and the K-fee pods. Usually, these will work on both K-fee and Caffitaly machines. However, you should still check the compatibility of the pods with the machine that you have because there are several aspects that contribute to the pods' compatibility, like the fill weight, the grind size, and of course, its design. 

Pod Life Coffee Pods Compatibility

Pod Life coffee pods are created to be compatible with all Nespresso's Original coffee pod machines. So if you are looking for ethically sourced roasted coffee beans in Adelaide in pods that are compatible with your machine, you need not look any further.

Compatibility Matters

You need to be careful when you are buying coffee capsules or pods, especially from third-party manufacturers, because it's not only the quality you need to check but also their compatibility with the machine you have. If your pods are not compatible with your machine, they won't be of any use to you. 

If you have a Nespresso Original machine, and you're looking for the best Nespresso compatible pods in Australia, Pod Life Coffee is the right choice for you. We have a great selection of Nespresso compatible pods that you can choose from. Check out your options today and experience the goodness of our air-roasted coffee!