Top 5 FAQ
Nespresso coffee varieties contain between 60 and 90 mg caffeine.
The caffeine concentration depends partly on the amount of coffee used to prepare the coffee, and the variety of green coffee used in the capsule.
The Robusta origin contains an average of 2.4% whereas the Arabica origins contain approx. 1.2% of caffeine. Decaf capsules contain less than 0.1% of caffeine.
Below are examples or average caffeine contents according to the type of coffee preparation (values are based on UK Food Safety Authorities 2001): Cup of filter coffee: 40-100 mg Mug of instant coffee: 40-100 mg Tea cup: 25-110 mg Standard cola drink: up to 50 mg Standard energetic drink: 80 mg Black chocolate bar: up to 50mg (Milk chocolate. 25mg)
The intensity is defined by a coffee's degree of roasting, its body and its bitterness. In addition the intensity is due to the concentration of the coffee. It does not refer to the amount of caffeine found in the coffee.
Nespresso coffee capsules contain between 5 grams for the Espresso range and 6 grams for the Café Lungo range of fresh roast and ground coffee.
There are 60 species of coffee tree in the world, and only 2 are cultivated for consumption: Coffea Arabica (Arabica) and Coffea Canephora (Robusta). Arabica shrubs are delicate and demanding plants, cultivated in plantations situated on the slopes of mountains, mainly in Central and South America, and in Eastern Africa. The delicacy of its aroma generally increases as the altitude at which it is grown rises. Robusta is more resistant to the conditions of tropical climates and grows in areas disliked by the Arabica plant, in low-lying country where it is hot and humid, mainly in West Africa and in South-East Asia.
Our wide coffee range of 31 varieties is primarily organized by cup size, espresso or lungo, caffeinated or not. Each offers a unique taste and sensory profile. Then, depending on your personal taste, your wish or the moment of the day you can choose from a variety of coffee profiles, from full bodied and rich coffee character to subtle aromatic light or sweet tastes.