When using our capsules, we strongly recommend reducing your Nespresso machine’s cup size from default settings. The resulting strong, full-bodied taste will surprise you.

Standard Nespresso capsules contain 5 grams of ground coffee.

Suggested Ratio
1:1 ~ 1:2

Brew: 10-15 grams

Program your cup size.

How does change the taste?

Doesn’t this just make less coffee? In a sense yes, but trying to get more coffee out of a single capsule isn’t a great idea. Simply put, the flavours of an espresso is extracted in parts over a shot, and going over or under the right ratio will throw your shot out of balance.

On default settings, most Nespresso machines will over-extract from our coffee capsules. This means the latter end of your shot will mostly have a harsh, ashy taste, and none of the rich full-bodied flavour you’re looking for. That’s why we strongly suggest changing your machine’s cup size: in this case, less is definitely more.

How do I program my cup size?

-for most original line models: turn on the machine and wait for buttons to stop blinking, then press & hold the espresso button, letting go when you want it to stop
-setting will be saved – next time you can just press the espresso button as normal
-strongly recommend checking manual or contacting manufacturer

What if I want a long black? Should I use the Lungo setting?

Like with any kind of Nespresso capsule, you should only use the lungo setting with lungo capsules. Our capsules are designed for the espresso setting.

A long black is normally made by adding an espresso shot directly over hot water – exactly what you should do when making a long black with our capsules.

On default settings, most Nespresso machines will over-extract from our coffee capsules. This means the latter end of your shot will mostly have a harsh, ashy taste, and none of the rich full-bodied flavour you’re looking for. That’s why we strongly suggest changing your machine’s cup size: in this case, less is definitely more.

Find your favourite ratio

We’ve got an Essenza Mini in our office, and a 6 second extraction on this model makes for an absolutely delicious 1:2 espresso shot.

Taste the difference, experiment, and find your own perfect brew.

How does this affect caffeine content?

It doesn’t. Caffeine is extracted early in a shot, so changing the yield generally won’t change the caffeine content of your brew.