4 May 2014

Carte Noire Nespresso Compatible Capsules Review

We were recently sent over some Carte Noire Nespresso compatible capsules to try, arriving in a lovely gift box with some gorgeous Bodum cups to make sure we got the best out of the coffee.

The capsules are currently available in supermarkets with a RRP of £2.79 so that makes them around the same price each as some of the less expensive Nespresso capsules.

Being available in the supermarket makes them easily accessible, unlike the Nespresso capsules themselves and others that are currently available on the market which are only available by ordering online.

This isn’t a problem if you want to order in bulk but if you prefer just the odd cup of coffee every now and then or run out and don’t want to buy lots in one go this is the perfect alternative.

The coffee itself is tasty, as you would expect from a long standing premium brand like Carte Noire, available in four strengths (3 Elegant, 5 Delicat, 7 Aromatique, 9 Intense) there is something for all tastes.

I tend to drink my coffee as a latte whereas my husband has his as an espresso and both of us have really enjoyed the coffee, I particularly liked the 3 as an espresso. Super tasty and not too strong, it is smooth and doesn't leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

I'm not sure whether the capsules are recyclable and I cannot find anything on their website to confirm it, this is one thing I love about the Nespresso capsules is that they are picked up and recycled free of charge by Nespresso. If you don’t mind so much about the environment then you can just go ahead and bin them, but this was one of the reasons I was drawn to the Nespresso machine in the first place.

The capsules come in separate foil bags so there is a a bit of wastage here, it also means they aren't as easy to store as the Nespresso capsules, however being able to buy with your weekly shop means only buying as many as you need.

Overall we were really impressed with the coffee, the taste is great and we would definitely buy more.

NB: I was sent some capsules and coffee cups to review, all opinions and pictures are my own.


  1. These look great, I love nice coffee and it's good not to have to bulk buy when you're just sampling.

    1. They do taste really nice, bet they'd go great the Carte Noire biscuits, do they even still make them :)


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