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Nespresso Caffeine Content - All You Need to Know

Whether you are a new user of the Nespresso coffee pods or a regular one, you will have noticed that the brand doesn't explain the exact caffeine quantity. Rather, they give a rough estimate of it.

According to Nespresso, the caffeine quantity varies from pod to pod. It is due to certain factors like the variety of beans and the size. So, its actual amount will be different in each batch.

Then how to learn about the exact Nespresso caffeine content? Let's see the intensity and caffeine amount in different pods.

1- Nespresso Original Line

Nespresso Original Line

Nespresso Original Line Pods are the most frequently used espresso-based drinks due to their unique taste. Depending upon the roast and blends, you can experience different tastes with these pods.

Do you know all the Nespresso pods are a mixture of Arabica and Robusta varieties? Here is the intensity and caffeine content of different Original Line coffee capsules.

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I- Espresso: 1.35 Ounces

Pod Type 

Cosi

Volluto

Capriccio

Livanto

Caffeine Content

(mg) 

60

60

60

60

Intensity 

4

4

5

6

II- Variations: 1.35 Ounces

Pod Type

Vanillio

Caramelito

Ciocattino

Caffeine Content 

(mg)

60

60

60

Intensity 

6

6

6

III- Intenso: 1.35 Ounces

Pod Type

Roma 

Arpeggio

Ristretto

Dharkan

Kazaar

Caffeine Content

(mg)

60

60

60

60

125

Intensity

8

9

10

11

12

IV- Pure Origin: 1.35 Ounces

Pod Type

Bukeela ka Ethiopia 

Dulaso de Brasil

Rosabaya de Colombia 

Indriya India 

Caffeine Content

(mg)

60

60

60

60

Intensity 

3

4

6

10

V- Lungo: 3.72 Ounces

Pod Type 

Linizio 

Vivalto

Fortissio

Envivo

Caffeine Content

(mg)

80

80

80

80

Intensity 

4

4

8

9

VI- Decaffeinato: 1.35 Ounces

Pod Type

Vivalto

Volluto

Arpeggio

Ristretto

Caffeine Content 

(mg)

Less than 2

Less than 2

Less than 2

Less than 2

Intensity 

4

4

9

10

2- Nespresso Vertuo Line

Nespresso Vertuo Line

Vertuo Line Nespresso coffee pods are relatively smaller than the above category, Original Line. However, one can consume more or less caffeine by varying the drink sizes and types.

As mentioned above, the same pod category never means the same amount of caffeine. So, learning about the different subcategories within the same coffee capsule is good.

Here is an estimate of the caffeine content and intensity for different variations of Vetuo Line by Nespresso.

Pod Type

Caffeine Content (mg)

Intensity 

Solelio Vertuo Line 

165

2

Giornio Vertuo Line 

165

4

Elvazio Vertuo Line 

165

4

Half-Caffeinato Vertuo Line 

70

5

Decaffeinato Vertuo Line 

Below 2

6

Melozio Vertuo Line 

165

6

Hazelino Vertuo Line 

165

6

Caramelizio Vertuo Line 

165

6

Vanizio Vertuo Line 

165

6

Odacio Vertuo Line 

165

7

Stormio Vertuo Line 

165

8

Intenso Vertuo Line 

165

9

3- Single Espresso Pods

Like other Nespresso pods, the Single Espresso also has different variants. Most of them have a caffeine content of 85 mg. Utilizing a single espresso will be the source of relatively higher caffeine.

Of all the Single Espresso types, Diavolitto, Orafio, and Il Caffe have more caffeine content. Let's see the intensity and caffeine content of different subcategories of single espresso.

Pod Type 

Caffeine Content (mg)

Intensity 

Voltesso Single Espresso

85

4

Decafeinato Intenso Single Espresso

Below 4 

7

Altisso Single Espresso

85

9

Diavollito Single Espresso

150

11

Toccanto Single Espresso

85

5

Orafio Single Espresso

110

6

Il Caffe Single Espresso

129

11

4- Gran Lungo Nespresso Pods

Gran Lungo Nespresso Pods

Gran Lungo Nespresso pods have the highest caffeine content compared to all other types. Their amount ranges between 120-200mg, which is more than any other coffee capsule by the same brand.

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However, this caffeine amount is for 5 ounces drink which is a low number. Let's see the intensity and caffeine content in different Gran Lungo capsules.

Pod Type 

Inizio Gran Lungo

Fortado Gran Lungo

Fortado Decaffeinato Gran Lungo

Arondio Gran Lungo

Caffeine Content 

(mg)

120

195

Below 2

150

Intensity 

4

8

8

6

5- Double Espresso Pods

Double Espresso Pods

As the name suggests, the Double espresso capsules supply double the caffeine as a single shot. Here is an estimated intensity and caffeine content for different subcategories of the double espresso pods.

Pod Type

Dolce Double Espresso 

Scuro Double Espresso

Chiaro Double Espresso

Caffeine Content 

(mg)

133

150

135

Intensity 

5

11

8

6- Decaf Nespresso Pods

Decaf Nespresso Pods

Though the name suggests the Decaf Nespresso pods are caffeine free, it is not true. These coffee capsules come with chemically dissolved caffeine from the beans, but the dissolving process is not perfect.

Out of all types of Nespresso pods, as mentioned above, these capsules provide as much caffeine as per standards. All decaf Nespresso pods supply almost 3 mg of caffeine per cup of coffee.

Here are the most important subcategories of decaf capsules:

  • Voluto Decaf Pods
  • Firenze Decaf Pods
  • Ristretto Decaf Pods

What is Caffeine Content and Intensity?

Caffeine, as you may know, is a stimulant that helps keep the brain and central nervous system activity. The caffeine content in coffee pods means the amount of caffeine in a particular coffee type.

Intensity, however, refers to the flavor of different coffee pods. Usually, the intensity is described in numbers ranging from 1 to 11. The overall intensity of coffee depends on the following three factors:

  • Roasting
  • Coffee body
  • Bitterness

Never confuse the intensity with the caffeine content in coffee. A robust coffee never means it has high caffeine in it too.

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Conclusion

If you consume coffee pods without knowing the caffeine content in them, it may be a risky step for you. Mostly, the pods' packaging doesn't tell about the caffeine quantity in them, so you can't learn about the amount of caffeine you consume daily.

However, we have proposed a precise guide on the different Nespresso pods. Using the above data, you can take out the estimated Nespresso caffeine content. This way, you can prevent the overuse of caffeine which is highly risky.

We keep on updating our coffee-lover visitors on different hacks and tricks. So, stay connected with us for more updates on the coffee pods and nuts!

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