Sometimes you ask us for an opinion which capsule coffee machine is the best for using our refillable eco capsules. Dolce Gusto? Nespresso? Cafissimo? Or another?
First, it is a question of the budget. Capsule coffee machines can be bought in supermarkets for low price, from 30 € (in sale). You can also buy a branded capsule coffee machine (eg Miele) for up to 1,500 €.
We consider the Dolce Gusto, Tassimo and Cafissimo systems to be very affordable.
Middle and high price class consists of Nespresso coffee machines, or less common brands such as Illy.
Here are 3 benefits of this solution:
1. Our solution with the help of a stainless steel Sealpod capsule with adhesive aluminum (or paper) caps simulates the original capsule at 99%. With this system you can perfectly imitate a disposable capsule.
Can the capsule break the knives in the coffee machine? No, it will not damage the knives in the machine, as the capsule is a bit shorter than the original one. Therefore, if you close the capsule in the coffee machine the knives will not “bite” into it.
We also offer the set for baristas that contains 10 stainless steel capsules including the filling station so you can fill the capsules upfront. More here.
2. Another advantage of the Nespresso coffee machine is the milk steamer (some higher models), same as you can have with the lever coffee machine. Thus, you do not need to use dehydrated milk in a capsule.
3. Our solution is easy to use. Simply fill the capsule, stick the lid on and insert it into the coffee machine. Use as usual.
What is the availability of Nespresso capsules?
The Nespresso system has been on the market for over 20 years, it was the first capsule system ever. For this reason, there are also a number of non-original disposable capsules on the market.
Some coffee roasting companies even make their own disposable Nespresso capsules.
However, original or alternative Nespresso capsules are usually not available in hypermarkets compared to systems such as Dolce Gusto, Cafissimo or Tassimo. Nespresso capsules are available more in e-shops.
Both can be used the same way as the original one with the same result. However, compared to the Nespresso system, they require a bit of skill in use. The capsule must be positioned precisely so the needle of the coffee machine pierce it in the designated hole.
What is the availability of Dolce Gusto capsules?
Recently, non-original disposable capsules started to appear in hypermarkets at more affordable prices compared to original ones.
Original capsules are commonly available in hypermarkets.
The Cafissimo system also tends to be named Caffitaly, K-fee or Versimo.
For Cafissimo, we also offer a reusable stainless steel Sealpod capsule with a silicone cap. The capsule is easier to use compared to the Dolce Gusto capsule, as it does not need to be specially placed.
However, the capsule is not compatible with the relatively common Cafissimo Pure coffee machine.
What is the availability of Cafissimo capsules?
The availability of disposable capsules for Cafissimo is slightly lower compared to Dolce Gusto, the capsules should be available in hypermarkets as well.
Currently, there are also non-original disposable capsules, more available in e-shops.
Tassimo system is also relatively widespread. Unfortunately, we do not offer refillable, ecological capsules for this system yet.
If you think about the Tassimo system, in quality and price it is very similar to Dolce Gusto or Cafissimo system. Disposable capsules are available in hypermarkets. Unoriginal capsules are not yet available.
So if you buy the Tassimo system, you need to buy the original disposable capsules.
If you are looking for the most affordable capsule coffee machine up to 50 €, we would choose Dolce Gusto. There are several types of refillable capsules available, as well as non-original.
If you are looking for a capsule coffee machine at a medium price of around 100 €, we would choose Nespresso.