Not all Nespresso machines work with any espresso capsule.
Water within the capsule container as a substitute of Espresso within the Cup: The brand new Nespresso Machine fashions create incompatibility with Capsule Clones. Within the take a look at carried out by Ok-Tipp, a big European Client Journal, in January 2014, particularly capsules from Coop, Jacobs and Aldi didn't work, whereas Pressogno, Café Royal and La Caffè Mocha achieved 100% compatibility.
Nespresso has modified the way in which capsules are pierced, inflicting some suitable capsules to not operate correctly. The needles within the newest Nespresso fashions are so skinny, that they aren't capable of pierce the capsule of some rivals and within the excessive case, will crush the capsule.
The Nespresso machine fashions "Pixie", "U" and "Inissia" are utilizing the brand new, thinner injectors. That is "a part of our ongoing improvement" of the capsule system says Nestle.
The issue for patrons: Whereas the brand new, thinner needles work nicely with the unique Nespresso Aluminum capsule, they wrestle with some plastic capsules from different producers, because the needles are too skinny and might't pierce by way of the laborious plastic.
The consequence: crushed capsules, half-full cups and loads of water within the physique, or the machine merely refused their service and turned off.
Our recommendation: Anybody who has beforehand used espresso capsules from different producers ought to preserve their Nespresso machine so long as potential, as the brand new machines don't work with all capsule clones.
Ok-Tipp carried out a take a look at with 12 Nespresso espresso machines and eight Espresso Capsule manufacturers
Capsules from these manufacturers match into all machines and are 100% suitable with the machines examined:
- the Pressogno capsules "Espresso Medium" (SPAR and Volg),
- the "Espresso" capsules Café Royal ( Migros) and
- the capsules "Espresso" La Caffè Mocha (Coop, Fust and InterDiscount ).
These capsules didn't work
By far essentially the most issues occurred with the next manufacturers:
- the capsules "Espresso Classico" Jacobs Momente and
- the capsules "Espresso 1882" Caffè Vergnano.
None of those capsules labored within the Nespresso "U" of Koenig. The needle couldn't pierce the capsules from Jacobs and the machine shut down.
Water ran handed the Caffè Vergnano capsule straight into the cup.
Jacobs producer Mondelez says: "We're working to regain compatibility as quickly as potential. There was an analogous assertion from Coop, stating that the suppliers would adapt to the adjustments.
The capsule "Supremo" from 100 % Espresso (out there at Aldi) additionally proved incompatible: The Aluminum foil got here off the capsule in nearly all of the testing. Notably annoying was that in some instances, the foil was caught within the machine and needed to be scraped off with a knife. Aldi is conscious of the issue and says that in the issue with the foil has been resolved.
How the take a look at was carried out:
Ok-Tipp purchased 12 normal editions of present Nespresso machines from De'Longhi, Koenig and Turmix. 10 Capsules from eight completely different producers have been examined in each single machine.
- Did the mechanism work correctly?
- Did the needles pierce the capsule or crush it?
- Did we get a cup of espresso or some watery broth?
- Not each deformation of some plastic capsule essentially led to a loss in high quality. Nevertheless if there was extra water within the cup than anticipated, this was thought of a malfunction