Nespresso Firenze Arpeggio 

The Firenze Arpeggio is perhaps the most iconic Nespresso flavour. It’s won Nespresso consumer choice award year after year – making it the most popular Nespresso pod on the market! 

Crafted from Arabica beans from Costa Rica – Arpeggio has everything going for it – flavour, strength and body

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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 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 is a medium strength coffee as far as Nespresso go, with 83mg of caffeine per serving based on the reccommended extraction method.

Read our full caffeine comparison here.


The Nespresso Arpeggio contains around 0.6 Kilo-Calories. 


The pods weights 6.2 grams when new.

Coffee Content

Each Arpeggio capsule contains around 5 grams of ground coffee


The Nespresso Arpeggio 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 is designed for either a Ristretto or 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 only Arabica coffee. This is almost entirely sourced from Costa Rica in the Central Americas


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 Nespresso Arpeggio?

The Nesspresso OriginalLine Firenze Arpeggio is a stand out coffee in the Isparazione range

It is a full-bodied Ristretto / Espresso based on how you choose to extract it. It’s rich in roasted notes and much more full and round tasting that many other Nespresso options.

The Arpeggio is a medium-dark roast. It’s thick and creamy. An exceptionally balanced coffee. with brief sweetness on the nose, then full on roast.


We LOVE this capsule (and so do most other Nespresso drinkers). The Arpeggio is a customer favourite – repeatedly winning consumer taste surveys year after year. It’s also one of the cheaper Nespresso offerings at only $0.70 USD per pod.


Not much. Of course, this pod won’t be for everyone, especially those who like a sweeter more aromatic coffee. Yet we think this deserves a spot in everybody’s pantry. 




Arpeggio is a medium-dark roast coffee. 



This capsule has a full on roast and body, hints on nuts, cereal, and biscuit. Caramel on the finish. 



Toffee and caramel. Sweetness. Some burnt notes



Thick and tactile. 



A tiny amount of acidity, mostly at the start. 



Plenty of bitterness here. This is well balanced with body, aroma, and flavour.

Beverage Options

Arpeggio 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 is enjoyed in the following beverages:


Extract an espresso shot from your Arpeggio capsule. 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. 

Flat White

Extract an espresso shot from your Venezia capsule. Froth a half cup of milk but stop early to minimise the amount of milk foam. Swirl to texture then pour slowly into the espresso. Bonus: learn to make some latte art for your Nespresso here.

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. 

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. This is a great morning tea coffee, so grab a bikkie or pastry and enjoy.

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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 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
$0.75 Per Pod
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50 pack
50 Capsules
$0.70 Per Pod
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100 pack
100 Capsules
$0.70 Per Pod
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If you have any questions about the Nespresso Arpeggio, 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  and the Arpeggio the same thing?

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

What is the Firenze Arpeggio  Decaffeinato?

This is the exact same coffee that goes into the regular Arpeggio capsules, the only difference is ti goes through some extra processing to strip out the caffeine from the coffee.

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. 

Where is the cheapest place to buy ARPEGGIO?

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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