Starbucks Nespresso capsules all £2.50 per pack of 10 at Sainsbury's
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Starbucks Nespresso capsules all £2.50 per pack of 10 at Sainsbury's

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Posted 3rd Nov
Seen, and purchased, in Keighley. Loads on shelf and minion said it was not just a local deal.

Usually £3.25 per pack now all varieties on offer for £2.50. When Starbucks sold their own version of Nespresso capsules they were pretty naff with a good chance of not working at all and not the best taste anyway. Since Nespresso have "adopted" them they are much better.

Starbucks Nespresso capsules at Sainsbury's

You can find them for less if you want to buy a crate full but for testing purposes this seems ideal.


Starbucks House Blend Coffee Pods x10 57g
Starbucks Espresso Roast Coffee Pods x10 57g
Starbucks Roast Blond Coffee Pods x10 53g
Starbucks Colombia Coffee Pods x10 57g
Starbucks Caffe Verona Coffee Pods x10 55g
Starbucks Pike Place Coffee Pods x10 53g
Starbucks Decaf Espresso Coffee Pods x10 57g
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Same in Asda's £2.50
oatcakeadd03/11/2019 17:05

Same in Asda's £2.50


My local Asda doesn't stock them though Asda do them online.
I forgot to include that you can use the Nespresso recycling bags & collection service with these 'cos they are aluminium.
Hoping to see these in large packs on Amazon. Not holding my breath though.
Pretty annoyed they got rid of the Guatemala pods
Edited by: "katie.welsby" 3rd Nov
These aren't like 3rd party pods for Nespresso, these are Starbucks blends made by Nespresso. So yeah completely compatible with Nespresso recycling
Had these and they are just as good as the nespresso ones
I've had some of the Verona ones when on-site at a clients location, and they were very nice. Not sure I'd want to use pods all the time at home however as they cost a small fortune!
Even at 25p per go they aren't great value, a 1Kg bag of beans only costs £5-10 depending on what you are after, and delivers 120-140 shots, so 4.16p/3.57p - 8.32p/7.14p per shot, which easily covers the cost of a bean-to-cup machine in a short space of time with much less waste (even if it is recyclable) you'd spend £30 for 120 shots with these, or £35 for 140. So each 1Kg of beans is a saving of £20 to £30.

Still a hot deal, but consider your coffee intake quantity and costs, after all this site is one to help people save £££'s
Uncommon.Sense03/11/2019 18:58

I've had some of the Verona ones when on-site at a clients location, and …I've had some of the Verona ones when on-site at a clients location, and they were very nice. Not sure I'd want to use pods all the time at home however as they cost a small fortune! Even at 25p per go they aren't great value, a 1Kg bag of beans only costs £5-10 depending on what you are after, and delivers 120-140 shots, so 4.16p/3.57p - 8.32p/7.14p per shot, which easily covers the cost of a bean-to-cup machine in a short space of time with much less waste (even if it is recyclable) you'd spend £30 for 120 shots with these, or £35 for 140. So each 1Kg of beans is a saving of £20 to £30.Still a hot deal, but consider your coffee intake quantity and costs, after all this site is one to help people save £££'s


Hi thanks for this.... some good points....any advice on a bean to cup machine... Ta
Edited by: "Stags" 3rd Nov
Stags03/11/2019 19:22

Hi thanks for this.... some good points....any advice on a bean to cup …Hi thanks for this.... some good points....any advice on a bean to cup machine... Ta


Loads of variables to consider.

- How much space do you have.
- What do you want it to do, just espresso shots or heat/froth milk as well.
- Do you want something with a single button press, or a programme mode
- How much do you want to spend
- What level of usage will it get, per day/week.month.
- Do you care what it looks like etc.

Pod machines definitely work better for a lot of people, as some of the negatives with bean-to-cup after the cost, are things like size, complexity etc.

I personally have a Melitta, which I got from a deal on here several years ago, prior to that I have a long served Delonghi, which I actually sold still fully working, then prior to that I had a Gaggia machine which I bought in 1998 directly from Italy, which lasted for 12 years, and I passed on to a family member after a service. In terms of value for money, I'd say that buying a quality machine that can be serviced easily is always a good idea, even if they cost a bit more to start with.
One BIG advantage of Nespresso is the speed of brewing. It takes two minutes from wanting a drink to actually drinking it.
katie.welsby03/11/2019 17:26

Pretty annoyed they got rid of the Guatemala pods


Those pods were epic. Why on earth did they scrap them
banjomike03/11/2019 20:14

One BIG advantage of Nespresso is the speed of brewing. It takes two …One BIG advantage of Nespresso is the speed of brewing. It takes two minutes from wanting a drink to actually drinking it.


Yeah, I suppose the extra 30 or so seconds a bigger machine takes to heat up will add up to a considerable amount of time after a while.You could be talking upwards of 10 minutes per week, assuming you turned the machine on from cold three times per day.
Uncommon.Sense03/11/2019 21:11

Yeah, I suppose the extra 30 or so seconds a bigger machine takes to heat …Yeah, I suppose the extra 30 or so seconds a bigger machine takes to heat up will add up to a considerable amount of time after a while.You could be talking upwards of 10 minutes per week, assuming you turned the machine on from cold three times per day.


Lol I think it's more the routine maintenance of a bean to cup Vs a pod based one. I mean I use mine daily but it's 40p per day Vs a coffee from work at £2.50 so a saving.

I love my coffee and have had various machines over the years including pour over, Cafeteria, stove top, espresso machine and bean to cup.

Out them all the Nespresso is the least effort with a reasonable coffee at the end of it (taking into account of cleaning cycles and maintenance). I still think the stove top produces some of the best coffee with fresh ground beans but I don't have 20mins to make a coffee start to finish every morning. Bean to cup is great and pretty much on par with a good standalone espresso machine (so long as it's a ceramic burr grinder in the machine) but the maintenance of it and cleaning of the milk container / carafe is a pest if it's regularly used. (Just like the Nespresso latisima, it is worse as it needs cleaning all the time otherwise it clogs up)

My citiz + milk is 5 year old and still great. Only maintenance is a rinse through with a cleaning agent every 6 months with a total time of 15 mins.


I agree there are better coffee machines out there but given so many get a coffee from a shop daily, a Nespresso is still much cheaper even at their prices + it's a decent coffee
Edited by: "Kenneth131" 3rd Nov
Just for science, and fun, I timed making an americano style coffee, using both my Bosch water heater in combination with the Melitta bean-to-cup machine. Total time in seconds was 98, or 1m 38 secs, not including pouring the milk however. The Melitta took around 50 seconds to heat-up run a clean, then the rest was grinding and producing the espresso shot, which seems as fast as any other option.

For reference, I have had no maintenance done on the Melitta in over 3 years, other than cleaning it inside, and using the descaler cycle due to being in a hard water area, although it does have a built in water filter which helps.
I like the blonde roast one, thanks
Way cheaper on Amazon
EdenWiz06/11/2019 08:17

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/starbucks-colombia-nespresso-compatible-capsules-pack-of-5-total-50-pods-812-prime-members-445-non-prime-at-amazon-warehouse-3309256


That deal looks like 5 tubes for £21.99
Uncommon.Sense04/11/2019 10:02

Just for science, and fun, I timed making an americano style coffee, using …Just for science, and fun, I timed making an americano style coffee, using both my Bosch water heater in combination with the Melitta bean-to-cup machine. Total time in seconds was 98, or 1m 38 secs, not including pouring the milk however. The Melitta took around 50 seconds to heat-up run a clean, then the rest was grinding and producing the espresso shot, which seems as fast as any other option. For reference, I have had no maintenance done on the Melitta in over 3 years, other than cleaning it inside, and using the descaler cycle due to being in a hard water area, although it does have a built in water filter which helps.


How much is all your equipment?
fredhunt06/11/2019 18:55

How much is all your equipment?


My 'kettle' or the Bosch water heater was free, a friend had a kitchen fitted which it came with and didn't want it so lucky me, but my old kettle which I would still have was ~£12, I use the water heater rather than the built in water dispenser as I prefer to have it around 95c before adding the shot to it.

The actual coffee machine was from a deal on here, a total and utter misprice by the look of things at £205, instead of the £699 supposed retail price.

That is all my equipment, other than a steel jug, thermometer, and cups.
I was considering a bean to cup, but £700 is a bit out of my price range. I still do want a pod machine though, for the times I haven't got time to deal with the prep, cleaning, etc. I also like to have choice of coffees, which I don't have with my machine as I have to finish each coffee before I start another.

having said that, I currently have a proper burr grinder, decent espresso machine, and two different Bialetti moka pots. I just sometimes want the brainless push a button and have coffee.

The machine is for weekends and entertaining.
Edited by: "fredhunt" 6th Nov
fredhunt06/11/2019 19:08

I was considering a bean to cup, but £700 is a bit out of my price range. …I was considering a bean to cup, but £700 is a bit out of my price range. I still do want a pod machine though, for the times I haven't got time to deal with the prep, cleaning, etc. I also like to have choice of coffees, which I don't have with my machine as I have to finish each coffee before I start another.having said that, I currently have a proper burr grinder, decent espresso machine, and two different Bialetti moka pots. I just sometimes want the brainless push a button and have coffee. The machine is for weekends and entertaining.


We ended up with the one-press-machine so the Mrs could use it, as she hated the manual process and therefore just ended up not bothering.

They are expensive, and I certainly wouldn't buy one at the full SRP or even a normal sale price, since the better models are easily over £600, and usually come down to around £400. I am really happy with the quality it manages to get from the beans, the grinder in it is good, and the pressure is good, so the shots you get out of it are better than I first expected. I had a La Pavoni hand pull machine for a while, and once I got used to it, nothing else was good enough, but life is too busy sometimes for all the faffing around.
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