Nespresso Vertuoline Third Party Capsules - The Sweetest Nespresso Vertuo Pods

Nespresso Vertuoline Third Party Capsules – The Sweetest Nespresso Vertuo Pods

In this article we talk about Nespresso Vertuoline third party capsules. Currently, there are no  third party manufacturers or makers of vertuoline capsules by other companies.

Their Vertuoline is protected by patent laws and cannot be copied or made by other manufacturers.

This means that only Nespresso can make capsules for a Vertuoline.

That got us thinking about a question we were asked by a regular reader – The Sweetest Nespresso Vertuo Pods. 

To be clear on that matter, sugar or artificial sweeteners are not added to the capsules but sugar is in the coffee naturally. How sweet they taste will depend of the beans and the roast level.

Sweetest Nespresso Vertuo Pods Our Top 5 Picks!

To be clear, there are no Nespresso Vertuo pod that contain sugar. Sugar is something that you can add by choice. Coffee, however, has a certain sugar content which is released by the roasting process.

The following Nespresso Vertuo Pods are what I found to be the sweetest tasting without adding sugar or any artificial sweetener.

Read: Nespresso Original Capsules

#1 Special Reserve Blue Mountain – The Best Tasting Sweet Nespresso Vertuo Pod.

Intensity rating: 7

Roast: Omni Roast, Medium-Dark and Dark Roast.

Type of coffee: 100% Arabica

Caffeine Content: Medium 65 milligrams

Aromatic Notes:  Woody, Spicy, Intense

Sizes: Espresso 1.35 Oz (40ml).

This is a limited edition and has a deep intensity with a spicy, woody notes yet curiously smooth. If you see Jamaican Blue reserve available, grab a sleeve as it will be worth your time and effort as this coffee is rather enjoyable and, well, limited availability.

Nespresso Blue Mountain
Nespresso Blue Mountain

Read: Nespresso ristretto pods.

#2 Hawaii Kona – The Runner Up.

Intensity rating: 7

Roast: Medium-Dark

Type of coffee: 100% Arabica.

Caffeine Content: Medium 65 milligrams

Aromatic Notes:  Complex, fruity, earthy.

Sizes: Espresso 1.35 Oz (40ml).

Hawaii Kona coffee is one of the best known high quality coffees with sweet, earthy and lingering fruity aftertaste. It is one of the better, higher quality volcanic coffees.

Hawaii Kona
Hawaii Kona Capsules

#3 Melozio Boost

Intensity rating: 6

Roast: Medium-Dark

Type of coffee: 100% Arabica.

Caffeine Content: Medium 75 milligrams

Aromatic Notes:  Bourbon, cereal, sweet and toasted.

Sizes: 8 Ounces, 240 ml

This is an excellent blend of coffees from Central America and South America. At first sip you are hit with a toasty, earthy and sweet taste. The aftertaste is very smooth and makes it a very pleasurable coffee to drink daily.

Melozio Boost
Melozio Boost

#4 Aflorazio – Best Light Roast.

Intensity rating: 4

Roast: Light Roast.

Type of coffee: 100% Arabica.

Caffeine Content: Medium 70 milligrams

Aromatic Notes:  Blueberry, musky and earthy.

Sizes: 5 Ounces, 150 ml.

This is a very aromatic coffee where the coffee roasters really show their talent. The Alforazio is a very refined and delicate blend of naturally processed and unwashed Ethiopian Arabica beans. It is earthy, musky and with fresh tones of blueberry and only an undertone of bitterness.


#5 Fortado

Intensity rating: 8

Roast: Medium-Roast.

Type of Coffee: Robusta and Arabica blend.

Caffeine Content: Medium 65 milligrams

Aromatic Notes: Cocoa, oakwood with deep tones.

Sizes: 5 Ounces, 150 ml.

This is a very well thought out blend of Indian Robusta beans and Latin American Arabica beans. Expect a full-bodied flavor with hints of sweetness of cocoa. It has subtle tones of oakwood and slightly bitter.


Can You Make A Latte With A Nespresso Vertuo?

Yes, it is easy to make your own latte with a Nespresso Vertuo machine. You can use the double espresso that you enjoy the most to make a great tasting latte.

Which Vertuo Pod Is Best For A Latte?

The Diavoletto is the best Vertuo pod for making a latte This Vertuo pod is as close to a coffee shop espresso shot as you will find and thus makes it a perfect base for the many milk based espresso drinks like a latte, cortado, macchiato, mocha flat white, cappuccino and many more.

Do You Add Milk To Nespresso Vertuo?

It is entirely your choice. You can add either hot or cold milk to your Nespresso vertuo coffees. You can use your French press or a milk steamer to make frothy milk to add to your Nespresso coffee.

Does The Nespresso Vertuo Make Iced Coffee?


there are a few capsules that you can use to make a great tasting iced coffee. Rather than pouring over ice and enjoying it, put it into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for a minute or two and then pour over ice.

Your coffee will be colder and will not be watered down by melting ice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Nespresso Vertuoline Third Party Capsules

Can You Use Third-Party Pods In Nespresso Vertuo?

The VertuoLine is a proprietary design and is protected by laws regarding patents. This means that, unlike Nespresso Pods, third party manufacturers are not legally permitted to design similar style of pods, meaning it is (currently) not possible for third-party pods to be used in a Nespresso VertuoLine machine. This, of course, may change in the future if Nespresso permits or issues a licence to do so.

Can Nespresso Vertuo Use Other Pods?

No, Vertuo pods are of a completely different size and shape from other coffee pods, like K-Cups and Nespresso Original pods. Unfortunately, the coffee pods are not interchangeable. It is very unfortunate that Nespresso Pods will not fit in a Nespresso Vertuo machine and vice verse.

Do Starbucks Pods Work In Nespresso Vertuo

Starbucks by Nespresso are developed with Nespresso to work perfectly in their Vertuo System. The pods are of the quality and standard that you would expect from Starbucks and are fully recyclable.

Can You Use Regular Nespresso Pods In VertuoLine?

No, you cannot use regular or original Nespresso Pods in Nespresso Vertuoline machines. The shapes and sizes of the pods are completely different. Nespresso Vertuoline machines are rounded and have barcode on them that tells the coffee machine how to brew that exact pod.

Final Thoughts, Frappé-ing It All Up – Nespresso Vertuoline Third Party Capsules.

Unfortunately, there are no Third Party vertuoline capsules available just now – this seems to be, in my opinion and weakness by Nespresso where you must buy the capsules from them. Keurig K Cups are much better in this aspect where they allow any company to make their own coffee pods.

Personally, I find it a little odd as the Nespresso Originaline has many great third party coffee pods.

Come on Nespresso – get with it!

Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee.

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