Nespresso Indonesia Review

Are you a coffee capsule lover in pursuit of a different Nespresso flour to your bucket list? Here is the Nespresso Indonesia review to guide you in your quest to quench your thirst of geographical espresso flavors. 

Here’s our review of the Nespresso Indonesia and everything you need to know about this coffee capsule.

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Nespresso Ristretto Decaffeinato Intensity Rating


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. Indonesia scores a 8. 

Read more about Nespresso’s intensity ratings.

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At roughly ${MasterOrigins(PricePerCapsule($))} USD each, they are on the cheaper 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 than using the genuine pods.

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Nespresso Indonesia caffeine rating


Indonesia contains roughly 72mg of caffeine per serving. This is in the middle of the range for Nespresso capsules. 

Read our full caffeine comparison here.

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The Nespresso Indonesia contains around 0.6-1 kcal per serving. 

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The Indonesia pods each weight around 6.2 grams when new. 

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Coffee Content

Each Indonesia capsule contains around 5 grams of freshly ground then hermetically sealed coffee. 

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The Indonesia capsule is made of 8081 aluminium with a food safe lacquer coating. This capsule is reportedly made from at least 80% recycled metal. 

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Beverage Size

The Nespresso Indonesia is designed for a Lungo shot. This means you can expect 40ml/1.35oz or 110ml/3.72oz of coffee from your capsules. 

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The Nespresso Indonesia contains 100% Arabica coffee.100% Arabica from Indonesia 

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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. 

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Are you a coffee capsule lover in pursuit of a different Nespresso flour to your bucket list? Here is the Nespresso Indonesia review to guide you in your quest to quench your thirst of geographical espresso flavors.


Coffee Origin

The Indonesian Master Crafted Single Origin Grand Cru Nespresso is a flavor made from 100% wet-hulled Arabica beans originally from Sumatra, Indonesia. Additionally, coffee lovers can brew this statement coffee into Lungo and Espresso flavors. Ooh, did we also mention Indonesian coffee masters prefer hulling their coffee when the coffee beans are still damp? This explains why their Grand Cru Nespresso flavor has a wild, aromatic and velvety texture. 


Key Specs


Flavor: Woody, tobacco, velvety

Content: 5 grams of roasted and grounded coffee

Brand: Nespresso

Roast: 4/5

Price per capsule: 41p or $ 0.72

Beverages: espresso: Lungo (3.70 oz), espresso (1.34 oz)

Flavors: Sweet cereal notes and Smooth – honey texture


The Aroma

Typically, the human body’s appetite canals tend to open upon the registering of sweet aromas. Automatically, the hormone dopamine is released for the body to register satisfaction upon eating. Coffee aroma is no exception. Besides, the aroma of the Indonesian Master Crafted Single Origin Grand Cru from is light and Nutty. 

Like the flavor encompassed in Malta is Indonesia’s Nespresso capsule. Additionally, you could easily mistake Indonesia’s Indonesian Grand Cru’s aroma for that of a buttered toast. Trying this flavor opens doors to an outdoors-rich aroma in your espresso or lungo cup.


Indonesian Grand Cru’s Taste

Indonesia’s Nespresso tastes range from bitter to salty, bitter, rough, and sharp. Moreover, these tastes are all favorable, reminding you of life in an outdoor type of environment. Furthermore, you will feel a thick and creamy flavor on your tongue coupled with a solid lingering bitter taste, making it a unique flavor.


Indonesian Master Origin Coffee Pairing

You can enjoy Indonesian Grand Cru anywhere regardless of the occasion. Below are some of the tips and considerations to make when enjoying your cup of Indonesian Crafted Master Grand Cru.



You should go for something powerful. Dark chocolate always carries the day since incorporating your cup of Indonesian Grand Cru with anything too sweet will overpower capsule’s flavor.



Indonesian Grand Cru has a unique rich flavor for revitalizing your brain. For this reason, its intake is best-fit during the occasional coffee breaks and not the starter drink for the day.


The Packaging

The Indonesian Master Crafted Single Origin Grand Cru comes in a state-of-the-art black rectangular box showcasing a blue field and a group of workers. Inside the holder box are 10 blue capsules evenly aligned and arranged with an inventory mood for a coffee hour.



While you might have had various impressions about Indonesian Grand Cru, what if we challenge you to try a few sleeves of the capsules? Besides, you will never know its compelling character, which gave it its statement name “Mater Crafted,” until you taste it. Try this wet-hulled type of espresso and update your coffee list of flavors!


Pros of the Indonesia:


Cons of the Indonesia:


Coffee Leaves


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Dark Roast 

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Intense flavor 

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Thick body 

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Little to no acidity. 

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Medium bitterness 

Beverage Options

Indonesia is designed to be exreacted as a 30 – 60 seconds shot. It’s full body and intense flavor means this shot is absolutly packed with flavor. We recommend the Indonesia is enjoyed in the following beverages:

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Flat White 

Extract an espresso shot from your Indonesia 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. 

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Extract an espresso shot from your Indonesia 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 ÔmarkÕ the crema. 

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Froth a half cup of milk and swirl to texture. Pour into a warmed round cup and then extract an espresso from your Indonesia on top. Serve with a dusting of chocolate or cinnamon powder. 

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Enjoy an Espresso 

SImply enjoy as it was designed. Draw an espresso shot and drink it as is. Perfect!

Food Pairings

We’d reccommend something sweet to balance out the bitterness and bold flavours of Indonesia. 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 Kazaar 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 Indonesia in many 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.

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 Indonesia, 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!

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Most Nespresso machines have two buttons, marked with a big cup and small cup icon. The big cup buttom will give you a lungo pour. 

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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. 

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NespressoÕs Intensity rating operates on a scale from 1 to 13. Why? We donÕt know. 

Read up on intensity ratings here.



Here at The Green Pods, we specialise in reusable stainless steel capsules to replace the single use ones used in coffee machine like this one. 

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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