What’s the difference between a Nespresso and an espresso?

What’s the difference between a Nespresso and an espresso?

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  1. The first thought that came to mind was “the power of branding”. The name is a clever portmanteau, adding the ‘N’ from Nestlé to the word espresso.
    Nespresso is a Nestle brand, and describes their popularised system of aluminium foil capsules (pod), containing between 5g & 6g of pre-ground coffee (with a rather large price tag), used in a specially designed machine that extracts an espresso shot from the pod.
    In essence, an espresso is a small shot of coffee, extracted under pressure on an espresso machine. The pod system is a packaged convenience that gives a quick result, sealed until used in the machine. Typically seen in the domestic environment, although commercial machines are found in office spaces & small salons.
    The benefit of a variety of different coffees & the simplicity of use has made the system understandably popular. The pod system has come under fire recently, as the single use disposable pods have given rise to a concern over landfill waste.

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  2. In really simple terms, a Espresso will be stronger than a Nespresso. Traditional shots can pack more coffee thank a capsule and, therefore, will have more dissolved solids.
    That said, capsule extraction have a major advantage for home users over tradition extraction (apart from the obvious ones of simplicity and consistency), and that is Freshness. Coffee oxidises really quickly so unless you drink a lot of coffee, you coffee is bound to get stale before you finish a bag. Capsules will always retain the coffee’s freshness because they are hermetically sealed and oxygen free.
    Hope that helps.

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  3. What is Nespresso? A Nespresso machine is a type of espresso machine manufactured by the Nestlé Group that brews coffee from hermetically sealed coffee capsules, sometimes known as pods. These capsules consist of pre-portioned single-use servings and are specially designed for use in Nespresso machines.
    Espresso is full-bodied, full-flavored, has rich aromas, and has a bright acidic punch. … Nespresso shots tend to have a medium body, a rich flavor, adequate aromas, and a minor acidity. Compared to a shot of espresso from a commercial machine, it’s a little less intense and flavorful.

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  4. One is done in a real espresso machine with appropriate pressure.
    Other one is done in a coffee machine that has not adequate pressure and its really coming out of a capsule!

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