Coffee machines compatible with Starbucks coffee capsules/pods (What coffee machine will work with Starbucks pods + All you need to know)

Starbucks drinks can sometimes be a hard hit on your pocket but that does not mean you have to give them up completely.

Starbucks knew this beforehand and made the coffee capsules and pods available, which is not surprising at all. Now the only challenge that is left is getting coffee machines that are compatible with the capsules.

There are many coffee machines in the market and it is crucial that you get one that fits Starbucks capsules. While the espresso capsules fit in any normal Nespresso machine, other capsules and pods will need specific machines.

So now let’s look at which capsules fit into which machine in depth.

Do Starbucks capsules fit Nespresso Vertuo?

Nespresso vertuo machine only uses Nespresso vertuo pods. Even the original Nespresso pods cannot be used in this machine. However, Starbucks isn’t the leading coffee chain for nothing.

Starbucks has capsules that are developed with Nespresso which work perfectly with the Nespresso Vertuo system. The capsules are 10 in a box and contain Espresso Roast dark roast coffee.

The espresso capsules can each brew a 1.35 fluid ounce of espresso that is flavorful and bold with caramelized sugar notes. Nespresso Vertuo machine has specific properties that restrict it to only capsules that are made with Nespresso.

The capsules have barcodes that contain information on how the perfect coffee should be. The system is able to read the information on the barcodes of each capsule and automatically adjust the settings to brew the perfect Starbucks coffee.

Starbucks Nespresso capsules guarantee you a consistent sweet taste with not much hassle when making your coffee. You are in luck if you have the Nespresso Vertuo machine since you won’t have to worry about missing out on the Starbucks experience.

You can be assured that your coffee will turn out perfect every time you brew it. The capsules are also recyclable through the Nespresso recycling program. You can order this coffee machine here.

Do Starbucks coffee pods fit dolce gusto?

Coffee machines compatible with Starbucks coffee capsules/pods

My love for Starbucks is never-ending. And among the million reasons I would give as to why, is that if you have a Nescafé dolce gusto machine, Starbucks offers you Starbucks by Nescafé dolce gusto pods. How good can it get?

The pods are specially created for the machines to give you the perfect tasting coffee.

Unlike the Nespresso pods, dolce gusto pods are a variety. They include;

  1. Starbucks Americano sunny blend
  2. Starbucks caffe latte
  3. Starbucks Americano house blend medium roast
  4. Starbucks Americano veranda blend
  5. Starbucks cappuccino
  6. Starbucks latte macchiato
  7. Starbucks caramel macchiato
  8. Starbucks Madagascar vanilla macchiato
  9. Starbucks espresso blonde roast
  10. Starbucks espresso dark roast
  11. Starbucks Colombia medium roast espresso

The pods consist of varieties that contain milk and those that don’t. The milk pods have a white base while the coffee pods are dark brown.

For the perfect cup, you will need to use two pods. The pods have bars that are aligned with those on the dolce gusto machine.

The machine also pierces a hole on the lids of the pods so you don’t have to take them off. If you are a big Starbucks lover with a dolce gusto machine then you just landed yourself a jackpot. Check the price of dolce gusto here.

Do Starbucks pods fit Lavazza?

When it comes to the Lavazza coffee machine you cannot take a chance. This is because Starbucks does not have pods that are specially made with Lavazza.

Starbucks espresso capsules are one of which works with nearly all normal Nespresso machines. This means they are highly likely to work with Lavazza machines.

Starbucks pods that are compatible with normal Nespresso machines are also compatible with Lavazza machines.

This however means that the result may be disappointing in terms of flavor and the strength of the coffee. You will also not be able to enjoy a variety of Starbucks coffee with this machine.

The best solution if you want to have the ultimate Starbucks experience in the comfort of your home, is to buy a coffee machine like Nespresso Vertuo or dolce gusto that has custom pods and capsules. Find out the price of Lavazza coffee machine here.

Do Starbucks pods fit DeLonghi?

The question of whether Starbucks pods fit DeLonghi does not have a straightforward answer. DeLonghi as you may already know is a third-party manufacturer of Nespresso coffee machines.

Starbucks launched coffee capsules that are compatible with Nespresso machines that are simply referred to as Starbucks espresso capsules.

These capsules can be used in any normal Nespresso machine and that is, of course, manufactured by DeLonghi.

So, if you have a coffee machine by DeLonghi you can enjoy your Starbucks coffee with zero worries. You will however have to take precautions and ensure that the capsules are compatible.

The partnership is not directly with DeLonghi but with Nespresso which limits the variety of capsules, you can use.

While it might not be the single-dose pods with 7g of coffee, you can enjoy Starbucks drinks made from capsules using the DeLonghi coffee machine anytime you want in the comfort of your home. Check out the price of DeLonghi machine here.

Do Starbucks pods fit Nespresso Vertuo?

What coffee machine will work with Starbucks pods

Just like with the capsules, Starbucks pods fit Nespresso Vertuo machines. The pods are made specially to fit the Vertuo machine. As it is, you cannot use the original pods intended for original Nespresso machines in Vertuo machines.

The Nespresso Vertuo machine only uses dome-shaped pods so it would be a complete waste of time trying to use the original pods.

Starbucks pods are the most popular when it comes to pods compatible with Vertuo. They come in different blends like espresso roast, Sumatra, and even decaffeinated espresso.

At this time having a Nespresso Vertuo machine is turning your home into a Starbucks store, with the exact great flavors, a variety of blends, and constant availability whenever you want. You can buy Nespresso Vertuo machine here.

Does Starbucks take a blue light card?

Starbucks made the blue light discount program available to its customers on March 14, 2018. It was a move to recognize and appreciate those in NHS, Emergency Services, Armed Forces, and veterans by giving them a 10% discount so that they can take time to relax and enjoy Starbucks drinks with their friends and family.

Everyday heroes like nurses, firefighters, armed forces, and police officers get to enjoy this offer by signing up for the blue light card.

Once that is done, they only have to show the card or proof of their application whenever they visit Starbucks and they get a 10% discount on their total bill.

Do Starbucks pods fit Aldi coffee machines?

Coffee machines compatible with Starbucks coffee capsules/pods

Aldi coffee machine operates under espresso system. This system fits all capsules with the K-fee system logo whether or not they are sold under the brand name.

This means that even pods under the Kruger name can fit into this coffee machine. Another brand that has the K-fee logo is Verismo. Starbucks has Verismo pods that automatically make them compatible with Aldi coffee machines.

If you have an Aldi coffee machine and are looking to enjoy Starbucks drinks the Verismo pods are the best option. Unfortunately, Starbucks officially discontinued the Verismo pods on December 31, 2020. The only pods that Starbucks makes are for Nespresso machines.

You should however be on the lookout; you never know what to expect from Starbucks. Check out the price of this machine here.

Do Starbucks coffee pods fit Tassimo?

No, Starbucks coffee pods do not fit Tassimo coffee machines. Several years ago, having a Tassimo coffee maker and Starbucks pods would get you a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.

This has however changed and Starbucks no longer produces pods that fit in Tassimo. Tassimo machines only use T discs which are pods that are made to be exclusively compatible with the machines. Starbucks pods on the other hand don’t match the size of the T discs.

If you have a Tassimo machine your options are restricted only to Tassimo pods. If you want to enjoy a Starbucks cup then you will have to dig into your pocket for a new coffee machine that is compatible with Starbucks pods.

It is a small price to pay to have the Starbucks experience with you whenever you want. You can buy this coffee machine here.


Can you use Starbucks coffee pods without a machine?

While it has been proven that Starbucks coffee pods can be used without a machine, it is not the recommended option. Using the coffee pods without a machine alters the original flavor and the result may be disappointing.

Do Starbucks by Nescafe dolce gusto pods contain milk?

Yes, Starbucks by Nescafe dolce gusto pods are of two types, milk pods that have a white base and coffee base that have an either dark brown or black base.

You should ensure you check the pods to know which one exactly has milk.

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