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Ristretto Ardenza

Number of servings 16

(50 Reviews)
Flavor intensity: 11 of 12.
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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

(4.85 from 5)

Rating Distribution

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Nice strong Espresso

If you like a good strong short coffee to start your day, then this is probably the one for you, however it is also well worth trying Dolce Gusto's excellent Ristretto Barista.

Review by Adrian (Posted on 24/05/2020)
Simply the best

The Ardenza might be tough to track down but is well worth the search. To quote 'Top Gun' . . "The best of the best" . . A really good coffee.

Review by Andy (Posted on 04/05/2020)
The coffee is great but the management

How come that this great coffee has been out of stock since ages? how come the Dolce Gusto RISTRETTO NAPOLI 16 capsules (Intensity 13 ) is not sold in the UK while sold everywhere else. they told me "there isn't enough demand for it here at the moment. We do a lot of research into our brands and have found that consumers' tastes vary a great deal between different countries and cultures". Well I doubt it,. people can't judge some thing they have never seen or tested. I tested it and the best Coffee from Dolce Gusto so far and anyone who tested it has the same opinion.

Review by MOHAMMED (Posted on 23/04/2020)
sold off! and usual but this time and too much

is it possible 5 weeks without this product ?? if they told me i wouldn't believe it! but yes and more than 5 weeks! unfortunate

Review by Rui (Posted on 22/04/2020)
Different packaging but still the same GREAT taste!

Reordered these coffee pods but was concerned when we opened box to find that the pod, although still with the same blue top, was brown in colour and not black. On checking the box it was also different as it was now marked as “Extra Crema” but when we tasted the coffee it was still the same great taste. So don’t be put off with the change of packaging.

Review by Ann (Posted on 28/01/2020)
Dolce Gusto

Hi Ann, changing the colour of the black plastic to brown is the first in a series of actions we are taking to significantly increase the rate of recycling of our capsules.

(Answered on 28/01/2020)
Best in the Dolce Gusto Range

Before trying this one, the Barista was my favourite. Now the Ristretto Ardenza is top of the charts - a lovely strong smooth coffee with a good crema layer. Makes a good flat white with some warmed up milk. Delicious.

Review by Phil (Posted on 09/01/2020)
Brilliant for an iced coffee

During the warmer days this pod mixed with really chilled milk & ice cubes makes a lovely long cold coffee. In winter I'll do it with hot milk instead.

Review by Morag (Posted on 20/08/2019)
Tried many flavours this one and Barista my absolute favourites

Two pods makes two shots for the perfect large latte mixed with about 350 ml of milk. Mmmmmm just perfect. Better than Costa Coffee!!!! Saved me a fortune in coffees. Takes 3 minutes in mic for milk to heat giving me plenty of time to brew my two coffee pods mix and I’m good to go! Costs me about 55p as opposed to over £3 at Costa. I’ve got the lumio machine. Tried three other machines but they kept going faulty. So far so good. Highly recommend.

Review by Reggie (Posted on 20/08/2019)
The best

This is my favourite coffee pod. I use it to make a flat white. It is nice and strong and has a really nice flavour. For me it is the closest to coffee shop standard.

Review by Pauline (Posted on 20/08/2019)

This is by far what coffee should taste like either early morning or afternoon or even after supper

Review by Jill (Posted on 15/08/2019)

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