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Ristretto Ardenza

Number of servings 16

(41 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).




Roast and Ground Coffee.


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Overall rating

(4.95 from 5)

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If you like your espresso smooth and strong, this is it!

I've owned my Dolce Gusto Oblo machine now for over a year and having tried probably every one of their pods, the Ristretto Ardenza is the clear winner for a great Espresso hit. Texture and taste are on par with the best coffee shops but at a fraction of the price. If you've not yet tried this, give it a shot (pun intended!).

Review by Seamus (Posted on 17/12/2016)
Great Coffee

After being introduced to Dolce Gusto Americano at a relatives, I had to buy a machine and acquired a box of these to try. I find the Espresso as intended too bitter for me but this one is absolutely great. I also find its just as good as a long drink and I have since acquired another 3 box's. Never drank as much coffee!!!!

Review by Brian (Posted on 18/09/2016)

Have tried a few, but this one is by far the nicest. Real coffee and a little treat in the mornings.

Review by Thomas (Posted on 13/09/2016)

The look and flavour were just perfect. It was my first experience of Dolce Gusto coffee in my own home, as we have just bought the machine. I am looking forward to my next cup already!

Review by Lui (Posted on 19/08/2016)
Absolute Perfection

I've had my Machine for 6 months now and have tried a lot of the coffees on offer from Dolce Gusto. This one blows me away every single time, it's the perfect mix of strong coffee with a rich yet sweet after taste. I look forward to it in the morning and I wouldn't want to start my day with one (Or two!).

Review by Liam (Posted on 13/06/2016)
If you're a portuguese/italian coffee fan, this is for you

If you're latin and love a good, strong and flavour coffee, this coffee is made for you! As an UK resident, I struggle to find proper coffee...I mean, portuguese/italian expresso. SO, having dolce gusto by my side it helps me to feel at home and have that extra pleasure by day. I recommend to all coffee lovers!

Review by Helena (Posted on 17/05/2016)
This is the one.

Like all coffee lovers around the world, I have searched for that perfect cup. Different machines, different blends, different grinds. My search was over at 11:55 am on the 5th of May 20216. This is the taste I have dreamed off. A small taste of heaven.

Review by Bobby (Posted on 04/05/2016)
It's even stronger than Barista!

Barista is my favourite pod but Ristretto Ardenza is just as tasty with a bit more kick to it. I drink Espresso with some frothy skimmed milk as the pods are strong enough to make a longer 150 - 200 ml drink.

Review by David (Posted on 29/04/2016)

After trying this one you wont want any other Espresso, it is full boddied and smooth lots of flavour

Review by kevin (Posted on 10/10/2015)
Intense and one simply amazing.

This is a short intense coffee and I make sure I always have it in stock. This coffee is as good as any of the high street chains but at a fraction of the cost. Add a dash of warm milk and you have a cortado, or a bit more milk to get a late or flat white. A great coffee!

Review by Jason (Posted on 09/10/2015)

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