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Ristretto Ardenza

Number of servings 16

(58 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).




Roast and Ground Coffee.


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Overall rating

(4.80 from 5)

Rating Distribution

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Unavailable for ages

Why this coffee is so many times unavailable? Its unacceptable and made me bought a Nespresso machine to be able to drink good espresso every time I need wait for this one be available again.

Review by Alex (Posted on 22/06/2021)
great product, shame it can only be sourced from amazon

As many others have already commented, this is a brilliant coffee. I fell in love with espressos after visiting Italy (yes, prior to the trip it was my belief that anyone who drank espresso was a pretentious know it all - I've since eaten humble pie!!!). A real shame this isn't available anywhere other than Amazon who I've had a subscription with maybe around 1.5-2 years.

Review by Jamie (Posted on 20/06/2021)
Very good, aromatic and intense coffee!

goVeryod, aromatic and intense coffee! It is only regrettable that it has been out of stock for more than 5 weeks, do we have to change brands to be able to drink good coffee? I also don't understand why in GB there is no RISTRETTO NAPOLI

Review by NATÉRCIA IDEIAS (Posted on 08/03/2021)

The best

Review by Federica (Posted on 28/02/2021)
Good kick in the morning

Kicks my day off!

Review by Simone (Posted on 23/01/2021)
Why Not available

I note that the Ristretto Napoli and Essenza Di Mocha are available to buy from Portugal; though at silly prices. Can you make some available for the UK webshop Please.

Review by Richard (Posted on 27/12/2020)
Dolce Gusto

We are always reviewing our range and will be sure to share your comments with out wider team.

(Answered on 04/01/2021)
Why not a large cup?

Why can't we get coffee of this sort of strength for large cups? I love my coffee strong, but an espresso leaves me feeling robbed. I like a nice long coffee, so I can kick back, and relax with a nice, satisfying cuppa. An extra 2 or 3 grams in each pod would do it, and shouldn't cost any more from a company that grows it's own coffee. In fact, ground coffee should be cheaper than instant, as it doesn't have to go through all the processes to make it soluble. That said, I don't mind paying £3.99 per box, to get a nice tasting cuppa.

Review by Wayne (Posted on 16/12/2020)
Always out of stock - lets look at other makes

How come the Ardenza & Barista are always out of stock yet I can go to the ubiquitious amazon and get them any time. These coffees are good but only if you can get them. Perhaps it's time to look at other makes.

Review by Maureen (Posted on 30/10/2020)
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)

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