Our capsules were developed to fit and work in most Nespresso* machines and we are always improving our capsule to make it work smoothly in new and coming Nespresso* models. We have our own shape of capsule. Careful dedication has been put into designing our capsule and to guarantee it performs great in your machine. For great-tasting coffee.
No, our capsules were designed to work with most models of Nespresso* Machines (not compatible with Vertuo Line). Since our capsules are plastic and slightly more rigid than Nespresso's*, you might notice that it takes a bit more effort to pierce them when you bring the lever down on your machine. Something you will not notice in electrical models like the U. This is perfectly normal and shouldn't be of concern. And doesn't affect the quality of your coffee.
Can I use Nespresso* Capsules in Café Vianté machines?
The answer is short: ABSOLUTELY! There are no compatibility issues whatsoever when you bring their great-tasting coffee capsules to be brewed with our machines.
Are your capsules compatible with Nespresso's* VertuoLine?
No. The VertuoLine capsules are completely different and are brewed in a completely different way and cannot be used in our machines as well as our capsules cannot be used in a VertuoLine machine.
Why is so coffee so much stronger than a K-cup?
Keurig K-cups are designed for a different type of brewing process. They are intended to deliver American coffee and not espresso coffee. The amount of water needed to brew an espresso is about 1.50 fl oz and the amount of water in a regular-sized American coffee is closer to 5 fl oz.
What happens if I use your capsules to make American coffee?
If you use our capsules to make American coffee you will not produce good-tasting coffee. The amount of coffee and the coarseness of the grind we use in our capsules are not intended for American coffee and are specifically chosen to deliver a gourmet-grade espresso drink. With water quantities ranging from 1 fl oz to 3 fl oz maximum.
Why does some of your roasts taste bitter?
Acidity (what most people perceive as bitterness) is a good quality in coffee and normally associated to good quality coffee beans when it's perceived as a rich and balanced acidity and not as an ungraceful sensation in the mouth. Coffee drinkers that don't know what to expect from an espresso drink could easily confuse the two because the same acidity found in French Press or American coffee preparations, are enhanced by the espresso brewing process, the thick body of the brew and the small dilution that results from having so little water in the drink. We roast our coffee in an artisan way with a focus on keeping a quality and balanced level of acidity in our gourmet coffee. This is normal and desirable. But might be too strong for some drinkers.
Is it possible that my coffee tastes like dirt?
Some of our rich and darker roasts have an earthy hint that's a product of the intense roasting process and it's a highly desirable note in gourmet coffee. Some other roasts have other notes, like fruity, nutty, vanilla, sweet, etc. It all depends in the type of bean, the origin, the blend and the roast chosen. That's what makes coffee so wonderful and drinking it such a rich experience to the senses.
* Café Vianté is not endorsed, sponsored, licensed or approved by Nespresso or any of its affiliates. Nespresso is a registered trademark of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.