The perfect Italian espresso is sweet and syrupy naturally. It’s not bitter or burnt and it’s definitely not an entire cupful. It’s actually no more than a tablespoon. That’s how the Italians enjoy it in bars and restaurants across il bel paese (the beautiful country) and that’s how it should be made.
True coffee aficionados are spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee types, brands and blends. But one of the most popular brands is without a doubt Nespresso coffee pods. Nespresso coffee capsules are a favourite all over the world. One problem, Nespresso isn’t Italian and its coffee isn’t made in Italy. So if you’re looking for an authentic Italian espresso. The stuff they drink in bars, then you need to expand your horizons.
But that doesn’t mean you have to bin your Nespresso coffee machine. There are plenty of compatible Nespresso pods on the market. These are coffee capsules that are compatible with your Nespresso machine at home. They won’t break them or void your warranty. They’re made especially to fit.
When it comes to Italian Nespresso pods – that is Nespresso capsules that are made in Italy, you can’t go past Gimoka. Its name has been synonymous with authentic Italian bar coffee for more than three decades.
Gimoka got its start as a small roaster on Lake Como. Restaurants and bars would come to them to have their own special house blends ground, roasted and packaged. Soon enough, Gimoka became the fourth largest roaster in Italy.
When Gimoka decided to make their coffee for the average Italiano, they gravitated to capsules. Unlike ground coffee or loose beans, capsule coffee doesn’t lose its flavour and continues to make the perfect espresso months after being roasted.
But Gimoka didn’t just want to make Nespresso compatible capsules. They designed their own dedicated system to ensure the capsules stayed fresh. Each capsule creates its own seal, keeping oxygen and moisture out – the natural enemies of coffee.
It’s just one of the ways that Gimoka makes Italian Nespresso capsules in-house. They also send a coffee tasting team to plantations all over the world to pick the best beans. The green beans are then send to the roasting house on Lake Como, where they’re roasted, mixed expertly into blends and immediately packed to ensure you enjoy great coffee any time of day.
Gran Caffè Garibaldi is named after the Italian legend and war hero. Today the brand makes high end single origin and blended coffees using the best Arabica and Robusta beans, sourced directly and fairly from the farmers and produced in small batches only.
With Nespresso capsules price is an issue. Gimoka and Gran Caffè Garibaldi’s compatible capsules are cheaper, so you get an authentic Italian espresso for less.