Nespresso Firenze Arpeggio Decaffeinato 

The Firenze Arpeggio Decaffeinato takes the most popular Nespresso capsule on the market, the Arpeggio, and carefully extracts the caffeine so you can enjoy this exquisite blend any time of the day (or night!). 

Crafted from 100% Arabica coffee beans from Latin America – the bulk of these beans come from just one country – Costa Rica!

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Nespresso rate all their capsules with an ‘Intensity Rating’. This number goes from from 1 to 13 and is based on a combination of it’s flavour, bitterness, acidity and roast. Arpeggio Decaffeinato scores 9. 

Read more about Nespresso’s intensity ratings.


At roughly $0.70 USD each, they are on the low end for genuine OriginalLine Nespresso capsules. There are however much cheaper 3rd party options that fit the OriginalLine machines which is a better value option that using the genuine pods.

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Arpeggio Decaffeinato is a decaf coffee, meaning the coffee has been processed to remove as much of the caffeine as possible. Note: Its never possible to remove all the caffeine, so most manufacturers guarantee that there’s less than 2mg.

Read our full caffeine comparison here.


The Nespresso Firenze Arpeggio Decaffeinato contains around 0.6 Kilocalories. 


The pods weights 6.2 grams when new.

Coffee Content

Each capsule contains around 5 grams of coffee


The Nespresso Arpeggio Decaffeinato capsule is made of 8081 aluminum with a food safe laquer coating. Recently all Nespresso capsules are made from at least 80% recycled metal.

Beverage Size

The Nespresso Arpeggio Decaffeinato is designed for either a Ristretto / Espresso shot. This means you can expect 25ml/0.85oz – 40ml/1.35oz of coffee from your capsules. 

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The Nespresso Arpeggio contains a only Arabica coffee, sourced entirely from Latin America. These beans come mainly from Costa Rica.


Nespresso capsules can be recycled via the Nespresso recyling program. 

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Extraction Method

This capsule uses 14 bar of high pressure hot water to produce espresso coffee. This is the same process used by cafes.

Our take on the Arpeggio Decaffeinato?

The Nesspresso OriginalLine Firenze Arpeggio Decaffeinato is our go to coffee when we want a late night brew, or just a day off caffeine. Its our all time favorite decaf Nespresso capsule.

This coffee tastes nearly exactly the same as the famous Arpeggio – Which is Nespresso most popular capsule. This means you can enjoy the same great taste over and over again, or late at night to satisfy those cravings. 

This coffee is thick, creamy and bold. Aroma is lost a little to the strong roast.

Compared to the original Arpeggio it is slightly less bitter, slightly more acidic, and tastes every so slightly less full on.


We LOVE this capsule. It delicous, decafeinated, and sits in on of the cheaper Ispirazione product ranges, with a price of only $0.70 USD per capsules – that;s heaps of flavour at a very reasonable price.


There’s a little acidity with this capsule that we don’t find with the original Arpeggio.




Arpeggio Decaffeinato is dark roast coffee. 



This capsule is all about the roast and body, which means any flavour is somewhat trumped by bitterness.



There’s really not much to smell here. Burnt notes and a little smoke.



Weirdly enough, the { almost tastes creamy. It is thick, viscous, and full of coffee solids.



This is a very low acidity coffee 



{ is probably the most bitter coffee in the OriginaLine range. We give it a 4/5 in bitterness.

Beverage Options

Arpeggio Decaffeinato is designed to be exreacted as a Ristretto / Espresso shot. It’s full body and intense flavor means this shot is absolutly packed with flavor. We recommend the Arpeggio Decaffeinato is enjoyed in the following beverages:

Long Black 

In a tulip cup, extract an espresso shot from your Arpeggio capsule (Don’t use the Lungo button as this will bring through bitterness). Top up with hot water. You can get hot water by running your machine without a capsule, or by boiling the kettle and letting it stand for a minute before adding it to the coffee. 

Affogato Decaffeinato

The perfect sweat treat you can enjoy guilt free before bed.

Place a generous scoop of your favorite gelato in a latte glass. We like to keep things simple with real bean vanilla, but cocout works great too. Extract the espresso in a seperate shot glass, and once settled, douse over top of the icecream. Eat with a spoon.

Machiato Ristretto

Extract a ristretto shot from your Kazaar capsule by stopping the extraction after only 20ml has been extracted. Froth a small amount of milk and pour very slowly against the rim of the cup. Finish by spooning a small amount of froth to the centre of the espresso to ‘mark’ the crema. 

Iced Coffee 

In a tall 12oz glass, add ice cubes, milk and a teaspoon of sugar. Extract an espresso shot from your Arpeggio capsule and pour over the top. Garnish with vanilla icecream, or syrup as desired. More ideas here 

Food Pairings

We’d reccommend something sweet to balance out the bitterness and bold flavours of Arpeggio Decaffeinato. This is a great morning tea coffee, so grab a bikkie or pastry and enjoy.




Are they recyclable?

Yes! All Nespresso pods are recyclable through the Nespresso recycling program. 

What are the capsules made from?

Nespresso pods are made a specific aluminium alloy known as 8081. They are then coated with a thin film of plastic and an epoxy varnish to stop the metal from oxidising.

Recycling Nespresso pods

We’re actually quite impressed by the lengths Nespresso has gone to implement its recycling program on a global scale. In most countries, Nespresso offers dedicated recycling bags, which you can return full of your used pods to drop-off points at Nespresso stores, post shops, supermarkets, and even florists.

To date, Nespresso has become one of few brands to demonstrate its commitment to environmental concerns. While most major manufacturers continue to produce disposable plastic coffee capsules, the latest Nespresso capsules are made from 100% recyclable metal.

Accessing Nespresso’s recycling locations worldwide

Nespresso has put in place a recycling programme for its aluminium Nespresso and Vertuoline capsules in 44 countries.

Out of these 44 countries enrolled in the program, consumers can dispose of the capsules in their recycling bins in 6 of them. In 15 countries they can ship them off back to Nespresso through the postal system for free. For the 23 other countries, there are 122,287 collection points worldwide where you can drop off the used capsules.

Read our NZ recycling guide here.

Sustainability Score

Nespresso OriginalLine capsules score a 2.5/5 for being able to be recycled. They loose points for still being a single use product, and not being able to be biodegradable or compostable. 






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our Three favorite Options:

Nespresso sell the Arpeggio Decaffeinato in 3 different size packs, as well as in variety boxes. We’ve found these capsules are slightly cheaper on Amazon, so have linked them here (right) for your convenience.

Note: prices fluctuate often so check the lates price before buying.

10 pack
10 Capsules
$0.71 Per Pod
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Decaf Variety pack
30 Capsules
$1.10 Per Pod
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50 pack
50 Capsules
$0.70 Per Pod
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If you have any questions about the Nespresso Arpeggio Decaffeinato, we’re here to help. We’re passionate about all things coffee and coffee pods. Here’s the answers to a few questions we’ve been asked, or had to figure out for ourselves!

Is the Firenze Arpeggio Decaffeinato and the Arpeggio Decaffeinato the same thing?

Yes! These are the same capsule. The naming is shortened on some packaging for convenience. 

How do I extract ristretto with my machine?

Simply start an espresso extraction like normal, but press the button again to stop the process after 15-20 seconds, or after only 20ml has been extracted. 

Whats the difference between the regular arpeggio?

This is the exact same coffee, just with th caffeine removed. We don’t know what process Nespresso use to strip the caffeine, but can confirm that it ghas very little effect on the flavour.

Where is the cheapest place to buy Arpeggio Decaffeinato?

Nespresso pods are usually the same price no matter how many you buy. That being said, you can sometimes find them slightly cheaper on Amazon.

What does the intensity rating go to?

Nespresso’s Intensity rating operates on a scale from 1 to 13. Why? We don’t know.

Read up on intensity ratings here.



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Our Reusable Nespresso pods fit almost all Nespresso OriginalLine machines. We recommend a starter pack with includes a weighted tamper, scoop and brush. 

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