What is the difference between coffee capsules and coffee pods?

As you can see from the above image they are physically two different products …

The coffee capsule is the image on the left. It is cylindrical single-serve vacuum packed capsules that require a machine compatible with the capsule. Coffee pods – the image on the right – are round pods placed into a filter to have a brewed coffee.

The Difference in The Way They Are Produced

Coffee capsules are vacuum packed and coffee pods are packed in single doses.

Vacuum packing coffee capsules ensures the best hygiene and avoids external agents like oxygen, humidity and heat. Whereas coffee pods are packed in single doses and the roasted, ground coffee is measured and pressed within two sheets of paper. Coffee pods usually contain 7g of coffee and coffee capsule contain 5-7gs of coffee.

Fresh-Ground Coffee Market in Australia

Last year Australia consumed over 1494 tonnes of capsule coffee. That’s roughly $134.1 million dollars worth of coffee. Australia’s total expenditure on all things coffee rose to $1 billion dollars in 2013. Half of fresh-ground coffee sales are in capsule coffee[1]. With this increase in coffee expenditure came a rise in sales for coffee capsule machine: machine sales rose 22% in 2013.

Here at Capsule Pack we create capsules that can be used with Nespresso and Lavazza Blue coffee machines. At our Arundel office we offer a wide range of services to cater to your coffee needs. Whether you are looking for coffee roasting machines, coffee machines or capsule pack equipment we can help.

Capsule Pack in Arundel, QLD

We can roast your coffee and pack it into capsules for you. One of the advantages of capsule coffee is it’s simple to use. Just place the capsule in the coffee machine and push a button. As long as you have used a good brand of coffee and the right milk you’ll have a good cup of coffee.

At Capsule Pack we have solutions for commercial and domestic capsule equipment, with a variety of capsule machines that are compatible with:

  • Caffitaly
  • Nespresso
  • Lavazza Blue

No matter what your needs, Capsule Pack, Coffee Roasters and Capsule Equip can help you get the coffee you want, the way you want it.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call us today (07) 5676 6483.


[1] http://www.smh.com.au/environment/recycling-issue-brewing-in-george-clooneys-nespresso-campaign-20140419-36xsm.html

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