A worry of mine when I bought a Nespresso machine was we would get bored with Nespresso pods but I was wrong because (1) Nespresso comes out with Limited Edition and Variations flavours on a regular basis and (2) coffee, chocolate and tea companies are now coming out with Nespresso-compatible pods. It’s such a wonderful thing that some companies are coming out with their own pods as it means more choices for consumers like us.


Our recent visit at the supermarket led to a discovery of Grinders Coffee Capsules. Grinders Coffee is a well-known coffee brand in Australia. It is one of my trusted coffee brands along with Toby’s Estate and Campos.

Grinders Coffee is proud to say that they’re the first Australian cafe brand to come out with Nespresso-compatible coffee pods. They have five flavours out in the market:

ESPRESSO – Intensity 12 – Full Bodied Coffee with fruity, nutty notes and a long, smooth, earthy, finish.

ALTURA –Intensity 10 – A sophisticated blend of Arabica beans with an intense body, bright acidity, and a contrasting rich, floral chocolate notes.

CREMA – Intensity 9 – A Rich Smooth Blend of arabica beans, medium roasted to enhance the syrupy, citrus flavour and silky cream finish.

ORGANIC – Intensity 8 – A blend of intensity and character, organic Arabica coffee characterised by a fruity sweetness and bright acidity followed by a luscious deep chocolate fruit finish.

ETHIOPIA – Intensity 7 – A unique single origin heirloom coffee with aromatic floral fruit notes and complex long sweet finish.

At the time we were at the supermarket, only two flavours were on the shelf–the Altura and Espresso. We opted to buy the Altura because it answers to what my Husband and I love: an intense flavour of coffee with chocolate notes.

The Altura was deliciously rich and perfectly creamy when added with milk. It has very little bitterness and doesn’t have an aftertaste. It’s a great source of caffeine kick in the morning or afternoon.

Follow Grinders Coffee via their website for coffee updates and products.


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