Nespresso Venezia 

The Venezia is one of the more restrained offerings in the Ispirazione Italiana range. It has a lower bitterness than some of it’s brothers and sisters, allowing a bit more subtle flavour to creep through. There’s also fruit and a touch of acid on the finish. 

Crafted from Brazilian Arabica, and blended with Colombian Robustas and African washed Robusta.

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Nespresso Venezia 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. Venezia scores 8. 

Read more about Nespresso’s intensity ratings.

Nespresso Italiano Prices


At roughly $0.70 USD each, they sit 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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The Green Pods Nespresso Venezia Caffiene Rating


Venezia has a low-moderate caffeine content in comparisson with other Nespresso offering, clocking in with 77mg of caffeine per serving based on the reccommended extraction method.

Read our full caffeine comparison here.

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The Nespresso Venezia contains around 0.6 Kilocalories. 

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The pods weights 6.2 grams when new.

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Coffee Content

Each capsule contains around 5 grams of coffee

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

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Beverage Size

The Nespresso Venezia 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 Venezia contains a blend of coffees: Brazilian Arabica, blended with Colombian Robustas and African washed Robusta.

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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.

Our take on the Venezia?

The Nesspresso OriginalLine Venezia is a punch-in-the-face flavor hit. 

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.

Strong roast, nutty, with a hint of caramel and burnt sugar..


We LOVE this capsule. It has x, and it’s sits in on of the cheaper product ranges, with a price of only {NP_Italiana10(PricePerCapsule($))} per capsules – That’s a great bang for your buck!


It does come though as a bit too bitter for our tastes. This of course is highly subjective, and some people love the bitterness but for me it borders on a little unpleasant. This can be minimised by opting to extract a ristretto to leave some of the tannins behind. 

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Venezia is medium-dark roast coffee. 

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The Venezia is packed full of flavour. The combination of low acidy, and big body and aroma results in a coffee full of flavour that isn’t forced to hide behind too much bitterness.

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A good amount of floral and fruit comes through on the nose.

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A full body, good crema, and plenty of coffee solids.

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This is a very low acidity coffee. 

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Venezia has a bitterness of 3 which is the lowest in the Isperazione range. This creates room for a lot of flavour and aroma to come through.

Beverage Options

Venezia is designed to be extracted as a Ristretto / Espresso shot. It’s a flavorful coffee with a bit more subtlety than some others in the Ispirazione range. We recommend the Venezia is enjoyed in the following beverages:

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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.

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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 Venezia on top. Serve with a dusting of chocolate or cinnamon powder. 

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Long Black 

In a tulip cup, extract an espresso shot from your Venezia 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. 

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A double ristretto with a splash of milk. Use 2 Ristretto Decaffeinato capsules to pull a double ristretto (~40ml) into a latte glass. Fill to 3/4 with foamed milk to create a short latte.

Food Pairings

We’d reccommend something sweet to balance out the bitterness and bold flavours of Venezia. 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

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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 Venezia 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.

Variety 100 Pack
100 Capsules
$0.70 Per Pod
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100 pack
100 Capsules
$1.19 Per Pod
Venezia 100 pack
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50 pack
40 Capsules
$0.69 Per Pod
Venezia 40 pack
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If you have any questions about the Nespresso Venezia, 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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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. 

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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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Where is the cheapest place to buy venezia?

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.



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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