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Ristretto Ardenza

Number of servings 16

(44 Reviews)
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Dark, intense and with wonderful aromas of hazelnut and liquorice, Ristretto Ardenza takes the classic espresso to another level. A little shorter, Ristretto is made by passing less water through the coffee. What this means is that you get a short, robust espresso that has a smoky aroma with a deliciously peppery aftertaste. Our Ristretto Ardenza pod coffee is our most intense coffee capsule drink yet, so if you love the full-bodied taste of a bold espresso, this one is definitely worth a try.


Also known as ‘corto’, Italian for ‘short’, Ristretto Ardenza is definitely proof that good things come in small packages. As well as a wonderfully woody character with a bold, hazlenutty taste, these punchy espressos are also topped with a silky layer of crema thanks to the maximum 15-bar pump pressure in our stylish machines. The colour of caramel, the delicious crema is frothy, rich and helps give your espresso pod coffee a high quality taste, just as you would expect from a coffee shop.


An online exclusive, Ristretto Ardenza is an espresso pod coffee not to be missed. Elegant and robust, we think that they’re best served in an espresso cup that presents the irresistible layers of your masterpiece at their best.


And if you’re looking for a delicious ristretto espresso, but with a slightly less intense aroma, our Ristretto coffee capsule drinks might be just what you’re after.

Roast and Ground Coffee


16 black capsules x 7g = 112g


Nutrition InformationUnitPer 100g
as sold
Per 100mlPer serving% RI*
of which: saturatesg7.60.10.00%
of which: sugarsg0.20.00.00%

*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal).




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Overall rating

(4.95 from 5)

Rating Distribution

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Absolutely the best coffee for true espresso lovers

Tried all espresso types. This is truly the best one if you like strong tasteful coffee. Too bad it's recently been often out of stock so I have to use alerts to be able to get it.

Review by Dragana (Posted on 04/01/2019)
My favorite

I tried this as an espresso and it’s very potent! I then tried it as an ordinary coffee with milk and the flavors that came from this drink was creamy, intense and very nice! I’m not very good at saying what it should taste like but I do have a very fussy taste for coffee and this is now my favorite coffee to have first thing in the morning. Gutted it’s out of stock but I’m not surprised!

Review by patricia (Posted on 18/12/2018)

I’m disappointed with this drink. It’s not bad in any way but just tastes ordinary. Reading some of the other reviews listed I probably expected more but I could not taste any hazelnut or liquorice and it certainly did not taste peppery. I much prefer the Barista for taste and don’t think the Ardenza is anything special.

Review by Andrew (Posted on 23/10/2018)
I agree with Norman (2/3/17)

This is my favourite coffee pod in the whole range. A real kick to start the day on 2 bars, a beautiful flat white if you add very hot milk to the 2 bars for midmorning break and then a 1 bar hit after a meal (black). Hope you don't discontinue this one!

Review by Fred (Posted on 02/10/2018)
The best one

I’ve got my Dolce Gusto machine for almost 3 years now. I’ve tried almost all the pods and this is from far away our favourite! My husband likes it short, I like it long but the taste is absolutely amazing! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review by Cristina (Posted on 27/09/2018)
Nice and strong

I decided to try this online exclusive after reading some reviews. And I was not disappointed . it is nice and strong but not overpowering , it also has a nice nutty aroma. If you like Espresso with a little difference then give it a go.

Review by Kevin (Posted on 27/07/2018)
Amazing coffee

This coffee is my favourite, it tastes just amazing the right thing you need in the morning.

Review by Aija (Posted on 04/07/2018)

This is by far the best hit for a coffee in the morning or any other time you need a caffeine hit, I don't like to starting the day without one. Please don't ever stop selling it. A very satisfied customer.

Review by Martyn (Posted on 01/06/2018)
As good as I've ever had

This is simply an excellent espresso. If you want a caffeine hit this is your goto every time.

Review by Wayne (Posted on 11/01/2018)
Simply the best

Since these pods were introduced on-line I love them. This is the real coffee taste. As strong as it should be. Tried almost all Dolce Gusto pods but always coming back to Ristretto Ardenza.

Review by Ginka (Posted on 24/08/2017)

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