Which? tested Nespresso's Arpeggio, Ristretto and Roma capsules, along with popular compatible pods from brands including Cafédirect, Cafépod, Café Royal, Carte Noire, Dualit, Percol, Starbucks and Taylors. They also tasted supermarket own-brand pods from Aldi, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose. The Aldi pods came out on top.
Although significantly cheaper for coffee lovers than a daily Starbucks - where your yearly bill for a daily flat white could reach £913 - a household drinking three cups of coffee a day can still rack up a bill of £340 a year when using Nespresso capsules.
Aldi coffee pods fit Nespresso machines
Switching from Nespresso to Aldi’s Alcafe Coffee Pods which are compatible with Nespresso machines, would see the cost drop to £197 per year - a saving of £143. The pods come in Espresso, Lungo and Ristretto and are available for £1.79 with 10 per pack, and as a 3 Pack Bundle online for £5.37 – 42 per cent cheaper than market leader, Nespresso.
Aldi’s Alcafe Coffee Pods are also available in Brazilian and Columbian. Capsules are available year-round in stores, as well as online (free delivery is standard).