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3 Quick Tips for the
Perfect Nespresso®* Coffee

1.5 MIN READ

3 Quick Tips for the
Perfect Nespresso®* Coffee

1.5 MIN READ

3 Quick Tips for the
Perfect Nespresso®* Coffee

1.5 MIN READ

Want to learn how to make the ideal Nespresso®* coffee? Then this article's for you.


When people talk about ‘hidden talents’, most don’t whip out their Nespresso®* machine (unlike us).


Does that make us weird..?

Ok maybe a little but whatever.


We thought we’d share some of our weirdness/wisdom after years in the industry, so just follow these three steps to level up your pod game.


Let's rock!

 

Step #1 - Warm up your machine


Simple yet surprisingly effective.


Before you pop a pod in your machine, do this:


    1. 1. Close the lid (without a pod inside)
    2.  
  1. 2. Put an empty glass to catch the water
  2.  
  3. 3. Press the Lungo button once (no need to hold the button)
  4.  

Not only will this flush out any residual coffee grinds, it’ll heat up the machine's contact points.


This enables easier pod piercing and helps regulate the amount of coffee that flows out. Meaning a smoother pour and more coffee in your cup!

Step #2 - Program your machine


Ever had the issue of the pod extracting too much coffee or not enough?


Your answer’s probably yes if you’re using Nespresso®* compatible pods (or if your machine’s one pod away from death's door).


The easiest way to fix this is by doing the following:


    1. 1. Pop a pod in your machine
    2.  
  1. 2. Press and hold the espresso button (the small one)
  2.  
  3. 3. Keep doing this until you’re happy with the amount of coffee in your cup (read step 3 to nail this)
  4.  

The best part?


The machine will remember your setting for next time, so no need to keep reprogramming.

Step #3 - Use your eyes


This step really separates the pod-dabblers from the pod-pros.


Are you ready?


What you need to know first is that espresso coffee goes three different shades of colour as it pours. It starts reddish/brown, then changes to caramel, and finally finishes with a blonde colour.


So, to nail the perfect espresso, try the following:


    1. 1. Insert a pod and press the espresso button
  1.  
  2. 2. First, watch for the reddish/brown shade (this is the ristretto, which gives your coffee sweetness and body)
  3.  
  4. 3. Now see how it changes to a more caramel colour (this gives the coffee its balance and is the main ‘espresso’ section of the pour)
  5.  
  6. 4. Finally, as soon as the espresso turns blonde, kill the water flow! (after this the light yellow colour coming through is only extracted bitter water)
  7.  

If your coffee turns out like the one below, you’re onto a winner.

The blonde part

(aka caffeinated happiness)

Bonus - Getting the milk just right


You really thought we forgot about you milk drinkers?


Seriously, what Aussie doesn't love a good flat white.


There are two ways of preparation we think work best:


    1. 1. Using the Aeroccino: If you’re using the Aeroccino, try leaving the lid off when frothing. The milk will come out nicer and won’t spill out from under the lid!
    2.  
  1. 2. Using the microwave: We personally like to pour the milk (around 200ml, depending on the coffee we’re making) in a separate cup and put it in microwave for 45-60 seconds.
  2.  

The second option makes the coffee less frothy and keeps the natural espresso crema intact *drools*

And that's it!


We hope our little post improves your Nespresso®* experience.


Just keep in mind, all the fancy tips aren't anything if you don't have quality coffee to start.


If you’re keen on recreating the true cafe experience at home, check out our coffee pods by clicking that 'Learn More' button and see why we get 1,000s of reviews like the ones below.

 

Want to learn how to make the ideal Nespresso®* coffee? Then this article's for you.


When people talk about ‘hidden talents’, most don’t whip out their Nespresso®* machine (unlike us).


Does that make us weird..?

Ok maybe a little but whatever.


We thought we’d share some of our weirdness/wisdom after years in the industry, so just follow these three steps to level up your pod game.


Let's rock!

 

Step #1 - Warm up your machine


Simple yet surprisingly effective.


Before you pop a pod in your machine, do this:


    1. 1. Close the lid (without a pod inside)
    2.  
  1. 2. Put an empty glass to catch the water
  2.  
  3. 3. Press the Lungo button once (no need to hold the button)
  4.  

Not only will this flush out any residual coffee grinds, it’ll heat up the machine's contact points.


This enables easier pod piercing and helps regulate the amount of coffee that flows out. Meaning a smoother pour and more coffee in your cup!

Step #2 - Program your machine


Ever had the issue of the pod extracting too much coffee or not enough?


Your answer’s probably yes if you’re using Nespresso®* compatible pods (or if your machine’s one pod away from death's door).


The easiest way to fix this is by doing the following:


    1. 1. Pop a pod in your machine
    2.  
  1. 2. Press and hold the espresso button (the small one)
  2.  
  3. 3. Keep doing this until you’re happy with the amount of coffee in your cup (read step 3 to nail this)
  4.  

The best part?


The machine will remember your setting for next time, so no need to keep reprogramming.

Step #3 - Use your eyes


This step really separates the pod-dabblers from the pod-pros.


Are you ready?


What you need to know first is that espresso coffee goes three different shades of colour as it pours. It starts reddish/brown, then changes to caramel, and finally finishes with a blonde colour.


So, to nail the perfect espresso, try the following:


    1. 1. Insert a pod and press the espresso button
  1.  
  2. 2. First, watch for the reddish/brown shade (this is the ristretto, which gives your coffee sweetness and body)
  3.  
  4. 3. Now see how it changes to a more caramel colour (this gives the coffee its balance and is the main ‘espresso’ section of the pour)
  5.  
  6. 4. Finally, as soon as the espresso turns blonde, kill the water flow! (after this the light yellow colour coming through is only extracted bitter water)
  7.  

If your coffee turns out like the one below, you’re onto a winner.

The blonde part

(aka caffeinated happiness)

Bonus - Getting the milk just right


You really thought we forgot about you milk drinkers?


Seriously, what Aussie doesn't love a good flat white.


There are two ways of preparation we think work best:


    1. 1. Using the Aeroccino: If you’re using the Aeroccino, try leaving the lid off when frothing. The milk will come out nicer and won’t spill out from under the lid!
    2.  
  1. 2. Using the microwave: We personally like to pour the milk (around 200ml, depending on the coffee we’re making) in a separate cup and put it in microwave for 45-60 seconds.
  2.  

The second option makes the coffee less frothy and keeps the natural espresso crema intact *drools*

And that's it!


We hope our little post improves your Nespresso®* experience.


Just keep in mind, all the fancy tips aren't anything if you don't have quality coffee to start.


If you’re keen on recreating the true cafe experience at home, check out our coffee pods by clicking that 'Learn More' button and see why we get 1,000s of reviews like the ones below.

 

When your @podandparcel arrive, it’s true what they say, heart racing, pupils dilated.... this must be coffee love 😍 ✔️Roasted in Brunswick, Melbourne. ✔️Biodegradable & compostable

GUILT FREE MORNING COFFEE 🙌🏽☕️ @podandparcel ✨

#podandparcel coming through for us with some truly tasty pod coffee 💯❤️
The pods are biodegradable too ✔️🌿

Was so excited when my @podandparcel pods arrived yesterday 😍 the coffee is strong and I love it 🥰 ☕️

@podandparcel literally delivering the goods 😍 Melbourne roasted coffee pods delivered to your door.
Don’t mind if I do 🙌

We’ve been looking for a more sustainable way to fuel our working day and stumbled upon @podandparcel 😍☕️ We don’t know what’s more exciting, guilt-free coffee or the seriously cool packaging

Want to learn how to make the ideal Nespresso®* coffee?

Then this article's for you.


When people talk about ‘hidden talents’, most don’t whip out their Nespresso®* machine (unlike us).


Does that make us weird..?

Ok maybe a little but whatever.


We thought we’d share some of our weirdness/wisdom after years in the industry, so just follow these three steps to level up your pod game.


Let's rock!

 

Step #1 - Warm up your machine


Simple yet surprisingly effective.


Before you pop a pod in your machine, do this:


    1. 1. Close the lid (without a pod inside)
    2.  
  1. 2. Put an empty glass to catch the water
  2.  
  3. 3. Press the Lungo button once (no need to hold the button)
  4.  

Not only will this flush out any residual coffee grinds, it’ll heat up the machine's contact points.


This enables easier pod piercing and helps regulate the amount of coffee that flows out. Meaning a smoother pour and more coffee in your cup!

Step #2 - Program your machine


Ever had the issue of the pod extracting too much coffee or not enough?


Your answer’s probably yes if you’re using Nespresso®* compatible pods (or if your machine’s one pod away from death's door).


The easiest way to fix this is by doing the following:


    1. 1. Pop a pod in your machine
    2.  
  1. 2. Press and hold the espresso button (the small one)
  2.  
  3. 3. Keep doing this until you’re happy with the amount of coffee in your cup (read step 3 to nail this)
  4.  

The best part?


The machine will remember your setting for next time, so no need to keep reprogramming.

Step #3 - Use your eyes


This step really separates the pod-dabblers from the pod-pros.


Are you ready?


What you need to know first is that espresso coffee goes three different shades of colour as it pours. It starts reddish/brown, then changes to caramel, and finally finishes with a blonde colour.


So, to nail the perfect espresso, try the following:


    1. 1. Insert a pod and press the espresso button
  1.  
  2. 2. First, watch for the reddish/brown shade (this is the ristretto, which gives your coffee sweetness and body)
  3.  
  4. 3. Now see how it changes to a more caramel colour (this gives the coffee its balance and is the main ‘espresso’ section of the pour)
  5.  
  6. 4. Finally, as soon as the espresso turns blonde, kill the water flow! (after this the light yellow colour coming through is only extracted bitter water)
  7.  

If your coffee turns out like the one below, you’re onto a winner.

The blonde part

(aka caffeinated happiness)

Bonus - Getting the milk just right


You really thought we forgot about you milk drinkers?


Seriously, what Aussie doesn't love a good flat white.


There are two ways of preparation we think work best:


    1. 1. Using the Aeroccino: If you’re using the Aeroccino, try leaving the lid off when frothing. The milk will come out nicer and won’t spill out from under the lid!
    2.  
  1. 2. Using the microwave: We personally like to pour the milk (around 200ml, depending on the coffee we’re making) in a separate cup and put it in microwave for 45-60 seconds.
  2.  

The second option makes the coffee less frothy and keeps the natural espresso crema intact *drools*

And that's it!


We hope our little post improves your Nespresso®* experience.


Just keep in mind, all the fancy tips aren't anything if you don't have quality coffee to start.


If you’re keen on recreating the true cafe experience at home, check out our coffee pods by clicking that 'Learn More' button and see why we get 1,000s of reviews like the ones below.

 

Doing my bit! These Nespresso compatible pods biodegrade in 90 days !!!! So now my coffee is guilt free for ALL the reasons!!!! Thank you @podandparcel for my order. It is DELICIOUS!

#podandparcel coming through for us with some truly tasty pod coffee 💯❤️
The pods are biodegradable too ✔️🌿

When your @podandparcel arrive, it’s true what they say, heart racing, pupils dilated.... this must be coffee love 😍 ✔️Roasted in Brunswick, Melbourne. ✔️Biodegradable & compostable

@podandparcel literally delivering the goods 😍 Melbourne roasted coffee pods delivered to your door.
Don’t mind if I do 🙌

We’ve been looking for a more sustainable way to fuel our working day and stumbled upon @podandparcel 😍☕️ We don’t know what’s more exciting, guilt-free coffee or the seriously cool packaging

Was so excited when my @podandparcel pods arrived yesterday 😍 the coffee is strong and I love it 🥰 ☕️

When your @podandparcel arrive, it’s true what they say, heart racing, pupils dilated.... this must be coffee love 😍 ✔️Roasted in Brunswick, Melbourne. ✔️Biodegradable & compostable

GUILT FREE MORNING COFFEE 🙌🏽☕️ @podandparcel ✨

#podandparcel coming through for us with some truly tasty pod coffee 💯❤️
The pods are biodegradable too ✔️🌿

Was so excited when my @podandparcel pods arrived yesterday 😍 the coffee is strong and I love it 🥰 ☕️

@podandparcel literally delivering the goods 😍 Melbourne roasted coffee pods delivered to your door.
Don’t mind if I do 🙌

We’ve been looking for a more sustainable way to fuel our working day and stumbled upon @podandparcel 😍☕️ We don’t know what’s more exciting, guilt-free coffee or the seriously cool packaging

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