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How to choose the right coffee pod for your Dualit or Nespresso® Coffee Machine
To make a great cup of coffee or espresso in your Dualit or
Nespresso® machine, there are two key points to understand:
Coffee pods offer a fast and convenient way of making coffee; a
pre-portioned, pre-tamped serving of ground coffee enclosed in a
capsule that is discarded when used. There are many different
designs of coffee pods, from Nespresso® to Dualit to Café Pod and
not all will preserve and produce quality espresso in the same way.
For example, the shape, material and compare a Dualit NX® Coffee
Capsule to a Nespresso® capsule; Dualit capsules are made of a
different material to Nespresso, have a different seal and shape.
Here are the main points to look out for when selecting pods:
Pods and capsules can be found in high street stores,
supermarkets and online. Availability will depend on the brand you
are buying. Dualit capsules are stocked on our website, in supermarkets and high street stores giving you
flexibility and choice. A local supermarket stockist is useful if
you prefer buying your pods with your grocery shopping, or if you
are running low and need to stock up fast. Other brands of pod
differ in availability. For example, Nespresso® capsules can only
be bought from the Nespresso® website or Nespresso® boutiques,
located in major cities. In the UK these are London, Birmingham,
Manchester and Edinburgh only.
There are two varieties of coffee plants: one grows Arabica
beans and the other grows Robusta. These two bean varieties are
harvested differently, used differently, and taste different.
Knowing the differences between the two beans will help you
purchase coffee beans whose characteristics meet your taste
DUALIT & NESPRESSO®* COMPATIBLE
Location of origin has the greatest effect on the flavour of a
coffee bean - more than roasting and brewing. Any type of bean from
any region can be roasted light, medium or dark. There are around
70 coffee-producing nations in the world, with Brazil being the
biggest producer overall. All the coffee beans Dualit uses in our
pods and capsules are sourced from the world's top producing
countries, which have been producing high-quality coffee for
centuries and each origin gives a distinctive character to the
beans it grows.
In any coffee shop or supermarket you will likely find coffee
and pods from beans grown in the following regions. Though each
region can produce a variety of different tasting beans, these are
some of the more common characteristics you can usually expect to
Well balanced, smooth flavours with fruit-like characteristics.
Generally few extremes in acidity or bitterness so a good choice
for those drinking coffee for the first time.
Even, well rounded taste with moderate acidity and sweetness.
Known for chocolate and nut notes. Taste is best when given a mild
to medium roast only, to retain the light flavour
Africa & the Middle East
These countries produce a more medium bodied bean. Known taste
characteristics are spice, chocolate, wine and fruit-like acidity.
The best flavour is achieved with a medium to medium-dark roast to
balance the contrasting flavours.
Far East & Pacific Islands
Heavy bodied with low acidity. These beans produce hearty and
earthy flavours with some bitterness. They do well with a dark
roast, to preserve the smooth undertones. Monsooned Malabar is a
process applied to coffee beans grown in the Malabar Coast of
Karnataka and Kerala in India. When harvested, the coffee beans are
then exposed to the monsoon rain and winds that occur in the area
between June and September. The process removes acidity and gives
the bean a sweet, mellow flavour. Coffee beans gown in this
location has a unique taste and is a popular choice in coffee pod
ranges; Dualit and Nespresso, for example, have a Monsoon Malabar
coffee pod in their current ranges.
The roast you choose will depend on the flavour you like and
also what type of coffee you are making.
The time and temperature of the roast is what determines the
flavours and aromas that are created. Generally speaking, the beans
grow and darken the longer they are roasted, giving more intense
flavours. A dark roast has a greater effect on flavour, as the bean
reaches a higher temperature. Any acidity is usually eradicated and
beans take on bitter notes. This roast also retains the least
amount of caffeine in the bean. A shorter, lighter roast keeps more
of the geographic characteristics of the bean and brings out
sweeter, more acidic flavours.
Buying Fairtrade is a way of ensuring that the farmers who have
grown the coffee beans are paid fairly. The price paid for the
beans will cover all of the costs involved in growing and
harvesting, as well as leaving money for reinvestment in machinery,
processing equipment and their community. As the value of coffee
can fluctuate widely, Fairtrade ensures that even if the price of
the coffee falls, the farmers are paid a minimum Fairtrade price
that will cover their costs and make a profit to reinvest. All of
the coffee in Dualit's NX® Nespresso® compatible capsules is
Fairtrade, with the exception of Indian Monsoon. In this case,
there is currently no Fairtrade sourced Monsoon Malabar coffee
available to buy. We have ensured that the beans we use are sourced
from small farms run by community co-operatives, where part of the
profits are reinvested back into the community.
Dualit has its own coffee production house in West Sussex, where
coffee is encapsulated immediately after grinding to ensure it is
as fresh as possible and retains the "just roasted" taste. All NX®
capsules are sealed to retain the freshness of the coffee and then
carefully packed by hand into gift boxes for retailing. Dualit
capsules can be used in our own range of coffee machines as well as
all "drop-through" Nespresso®* machines. Dualit's exclusive range
of six patented NX® coffee capsule flavours, five of which are
fairtrade, use only the finest Arabica and Robusta beans, freshly
roasted, ground and encapsulated here in the UK.
We recommend all coffee connoisseurs try the Single Origin
Coffee Capsules; high quality, single origin coffee sourced from
small co-operatives in some of the world's finest coffee
drop-through machines only. Excluding professional machines and
'built in' models. Nespresso® trademark is owned by Société des
Produits Nestlé S.A.
Origins: Brazil and Mexico
Beans: 50% Arabica, 50% Robusta
Tasting Notes: Distinctive Italian-style
espresso; full bodied with notes of roasted nut, molasses and dark
chocolate with a long finish.
Dualit and Nespresso®* Compatible
Origins: Brazil and Honduras
Beans: 100% Arabica
Tasting Notes: Complex and balanced; notes of
roasted nut and honey with a bittersweet chocolate finish.
Origins: Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil,
Beans: 90% Arabica, 10% Robusta
Tasting Notes: Velvety mouthfeel, notes of
fresh bread, burnt sugar and dried fruits in the finish.
Origins: 70% Peru or Honduras, 30% India
Beans: 70% Arabica, 30 % Robusta
Tasting Notes: Smokey and roasted nut notes,
soft acidity and delicate mouthfeel coupled with a bittersweet
Fairtrade: No, but sourced from a small
Beans: 80% Arabica, 20% Robusta
Tasting Notes: Smooth mouthfeel, notes of
tobacco and toast with a subtle, spicy finish.
Dualit & Nespresso®* Compatible
Fairtrade: Yes and sourced from a small
Tasting Notes: Creamy mouthfeel, notes of milk
chocolate and tropical fruits with a malty, sweet finish.