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How to Use Dolce Gusto® Coffee Pods FAQs

How many coffee pods will I need for one cup?

All our drinks require one or two coffee pods. The amount of water you add to each is of course up to you, but our suggestion for how to prepare each hot drink is printed on the box.

If you have an automatic machine, you can follow the bars on the pods and match this up to the number of bars you select on your coffee machine’s volume selector. This gives you the right serve every time.

How do I know which coffee pod to use for which drink?

The top of the coffee pod will tell you which drink it is, but you will need to look at the colour of the base to see which kind of pod it is, whether milk, coffee, chocolate or a cold variety:

  • Milk pods have a white base
  • Coffee pods have a black or dark brown
  • Chocolate pods have a light brown base
  • Cold drink pods have a silver base

Want to see how to make different drinks? Check out our coffee machines in action.

Where can I buy NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee pods?

You can buy over 50 coffee pod varieties directly from our online shop. You can also buy our most popular coffee pods, hot chocolates and other drinks from all major supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons and Co-op.

What pods fit NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®?

To get the best results from using our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee machines, we always recommend you use NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® coffee pods, as these are specially created for use with our machines.

What do the bars mean on NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® pods?

The bars on the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® pods reference how much water and/or milk is required to get it to the right strength. On our automatic coffee machines, it’s simply a case of setting the bars on the machine to match those on the pod.

Do you take the lid off coffee pods?

No, you don’t need to take the lid off coffee pods. The machine will pierce the pod for you during the process.

Can you use coffee pods without a machine?

In order to get the delicious flavour you know and love, you should always use coffee pods with a machine. Where some suggest it’s possible to use coffee pods without a machine, we don’t recommend it as it will compromise on taste.