What Makes My Nespresso Sweet?

Nespresso is considered the world leader in coffee machines, capsules, and coffee accessories. This grants one the opportunity of exploring pure quality coffee beans and enables anyone to create the perfect cup of espresso coffee, as a skilled barista. 

But unlike a lot of coffee, Nespresso comes across as being really.. well.. sweet! Why is this?

Does Nespresso Contain Sugar?

Nespresso capsules contain only 100% ground coffee. The exception to this is the flavored coffees, such as their barista creations range, which have the addition of a tiny amount of natural flavoring powder. This is added to the coffee after grinding. The flavored coffees contain no preservatives, sugar or other sweeteners.

None of the Nespresso capsules contain sugar of any kind.

How Are Nespresso Pods Made? 

The process of creating Nespresso pods is undertaken in a safe and clean environment. 

  • Firstly, using a different machine, the coffee beans are ground to one uniformly sized. This is a vital step in producing consistency for the quality of the brand. 
  • The next step is to assemble in line all pre-form plastic cups (in accordance with different colors, to denote different flavors of the coffee).
  • Once the cups are arranged and allotted to the right place, a conveyor belt moves to fill the cups with pre-ground coffee.
  • Once the cups are filled up, the aluminum cups are shaped to be placed on the top of the cup and sealed immediately. 
  • After the placement of the aluminum cups is fitted. Inspection of the capsules is undertaken to determine any leaks, cracks, or broken pieces. The inspection is performed with advanced tools to check the Carbon Monoxide levels within the capsule. 
  • Testing of the coffee capsule, by brewing some of the capsules to determine if the quality of the coffee is maintained.
  • The final step is to package the capsules into their respective boxes.

Do Nespresso Barista Creations Contain Sugar? Why Are They So Sweet?

The Barista Creation capsule does not contain sugar. But, pure coffee blends are derived from Arabicas from Indonesia and Kenya. A light roast method is applied to allow the coffee beans to release sweet flavors, that can vary from a fruitful taste to a caramel taste. This allows the blends to develop a smooth and creamy texture that can perfectly be served with milk.  

So, Why is it so sweet tasting then?

We emailed Nespresso with this question and they got back to us to say:

No Nespresso coffees contain sugar. However, the flavored coffees, such as Caramelizio, are created using a very fine flavoring powder which is added to the coffee after grinding. The flavors have been recreated using a blend containing natural substances derived from plants. The flavored coffees contain no preservatives, sugar or other sweeteners.

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Do Nespresso VertuoLine Pods Contain Sugar?

No Nespresso capsule contain sugar. This applies to the Vertuoline capsule, as the coffee is specially crafted with coffee roast techniques by the Nespresso experts to prepare a sweet, indulgent cappuccino with a smooth, creamy taste. 

Do Nespresso Pods Contain Any Artificial Sweeteners?

No Nespresso pods contain any artificial sweeteners. Nespresso introduced an agroforestry project to reintroduce trees in coffee-producing regions to uplift and protect natural ecosystem survival from climate change to ensure sustainable coffee production for the future. 

Nespresso invested in around 130,000 trees planted in 2014 in Guatemala and Colombia as part of pilot programs. According to Oliver May (2018), Colombia is considered to be a giant coffee business, supplying 15% of the world’s coffee. Colombia produces some high-quality Arabica coffee beans, which are renowned throughout the whole world. The quality beans possess a very rich flavor and velvety aroma. The sweetness of the bean is released when the roast method is intensified from a low heated degree. If a strong flavor is desired, then the roast method is intensified to a high heated degree. Colombia generally produces coffee of different qualities, such as ‘Supremo’, ‘Extra’, and ‘Excelso’. 

Supremo is the best type of coffee and is produced using the latest technology. It is available in large and smooth grains which possess a very rich flavor and velvety aroma.

Nespresso continues to develop sustainability projects by investing in rebuilding the coffee industry in South Sudan.  

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