If Dolce Gusto pods are essential to your morning routine, you’ve come to the right place. In this quick guide, Coffee Capsules Direct is here to fill you in on everything you need to know about Dolce Gusto pods and machines, as well as where to find an affordable, steady supply of mouth-watering coffee blends.


Coffee Capsules Direct is a reliable supplier of all things coffee-related, from coffee pods and espresso machine cleaners to delicious coffee syrups. Keep reading to learn more about our Dolce Gusto-compatible pods and how Coffee Capsules Direct can help you out with our delightful variety of affordable coffee pods. 


Can I Use Coffee Pods In Dolce Gusto Machine?

Make delicious, cafe-style drinks in a matter of minutes with our various Dolce Gusto-compatible coffee pods. These capsules can be used in the following Nescafé Dolce Gusto Machines: Circolo, Creativa, Fontana, Jovia, Genio, Esperta, Melody, Mini me, Oblo, and Piccolo as well as the Caffeluxe Duo coffee machines. 


Is Nespresso Same As Dolce Gusto?

Although both Nespresso and Dolce Gusto are owned by Nestlé, the capsule systems for both brands’ machines are not interchangeable. You won’t be able to use a Nespresso-compatible pod in your Dolce Gusto machine; similarly, a Dolce Gusto pod will not be compatible with a Nespresso Machine.

Can Dolce Gusto Use Nespresso Capsules?

The short answer is no. Dolce Gusto systems require much bigger capsules compared to Nespresso. Neither regular Nespresso pods nor Nespresso-compatible pods will fit your Dolce Gusto machine. If there is a specific flavour you’re looking for, browse our collection of Dolce Gusto-compatible pods. Whether you need a hearty cappuccino or thirst for a velvety Vellutato, we have the perfect Dolce Gusto pods for you.

Can You Use Dolce Gusto Pods Twice?

Technically, no one is stopping you from re-using a Dolce Gusto pod. However, both the manufacturer and typical coffee connoisseur alike will tell you it’s not highly recommended. Upon re-using your coffee pod, you may find your drink tasting too watery and diluted the second time around.

How Many Different Types Of Dolce Gusto Pods Are There?

Let it be known that Coffee Capsules Direct has something for everyone; from hot chocolate capsules to delicious espresso blends, we have plenty of Dolce Gusto pods for you to choose from. Moreover, if you’re looking for extra savings, our Dolce Gusto Bulk Packs and Variety Packs are the ideal pairing.

Here is a brief rundown of some of the Dolce Gusto-compatible pods we have on offer:

Gimoka Cappuccino: This is a creamy cappuccino blend topped with consistent foam. Anyone who values quality chit-chat over a traditional cappuccino will appreciate this offer. Spoil yourself with 8 drinks of this creamy concoction (8milks and 8 coffee capsules), or serve all your friends during your next gathering.

Gimoka Caffe Latte: If you’re into classy coffee, this foamy caffe latte option is yours for the taking. Enjoy 16 cups of rich flavour complimented by creamy foam at the simple touch of a button.

Gimoka Soave Decaffe: Sometimes caffeine does not agree with us, but who could turn their back on an aromatic cup of coffee? If this is the predicament you find yourself in, the Soave Decaffe option is here to save the day. This decaffeinated blend is the complete package – delicious, flavourful coffee without compromise. This rich nature of Gimoka’s Italian coffee beans is kept fully intact despite decaffeination, giving you that good coffee kick without any drawbacks.

Gimoka Vellutato: This fragrant blend boasts delicate, soft flavours – proving pleasantly acidic due to the medium roasting process. The Gimoka Vellutata is a 100% Arabic blend with a delectable aroma characterised by balanced notes. Dense, velvety and undeniably delicious, this is a coffee blend to beat.

Gimoka Lungo: A daring Arabic blend right out of Central America, this coffee concoction is a treat for your tastebuds. Combining a well-balanced body and fruity notes, the Gimoka Lungo option is a fragrant cuppa for special occasions and best enjoyed as a 120ml lungo (long coffee).


Gimoka Americano: This Arabic medium roast blend is ideal in a large 200ml coffee cup and is perfect with or without milk. Enjoy a delicate layer of crema courtesy of the stunning Arabic coffee beans. As the ultimate on-the-go coffee, the Americano is a popular option for avid coffee drinkers.

Gimoka Hot Chocolate: Who said capsule machines could only make coffee? This Dolce Gusto-compatible option is a delicious, thick hot chocolate mix. Prepare to swoon over the intense chocolate aroma and decadent, creamy texture. Send yourself off to bed the right way with a cup of rich and steamy hot chocolate at the simple push of a button.

Caffenu Eco Descaler: Needless to say, this is not a drinkable option! Thanks to factors like limescale and calcium build-up, your coffee machine needs cleaning like any other kitchen appliance. These pods can easily clean your machine’s internal components, removing these damaging deposits.

Descaling your coffee machine regularly will keep your drinks tasting good and your device in good shape. The general rule of thumb is to clean your appliance once every 2-4 months. However, dedicated coffee drinkers might want to stick to descaling after every 300 cups.

Gimoka Coffee Variety Packs

Gimoka Coffee Variety (No Decaffe – 48 Pods): This combo pack comes with three of the blends mentioned above, including 16 Vellutato, 16 Lungo, and 16 Americano – giving you 48 drinks in total.

Gimoka All-Rounder Variety (64 Pods): This all-rounder variety pack gives you a little bit of everything, including 16 Americano, 16 Lungo, 16 Soave Decaffe, and 16 Caffe Latte – meaning 64 premium coffee capsules.

Gimoka Coffee Variety (64 Pods): This variety pack includes four options: 16 Vellutato, 16 Lungo, 16 Americano, and 16 Soave Decaffe, with 64 coffee capsules in one haul.

Gimoka Coffee and Choc Capsules (50 Pods): This delicious mix includes: 30 Hot Chocolate, 10 Caffe Latte and 10 Cappuccino (has five milk and five coffee pods), giving you a total of 50 capsules.

Gimoka Full Range Variety (112 Pods): Experience the full Gimoka range of coffee blends and milk-based drinks. This mega variety pack includes: Vellutato, Lungo, Americano, Soave Decaffe, Cappuccino (2 pods = 1 drink), Caffe Latte, and Hot Chocolate, giving you a whopping 104 drinks!

Dolce Gusto Machine

For those interested in investing in a coffee machine, but need help figuring out where to start, here is a quick summary of the Nescafé Dolce Gusto model. You can think of your Dolce Gusto machine as your one-stop coffee shop located in the comfort of your own home. These machines tend to be slightly more affordable than Nespresso machines and offer more drink options too.

If you’re a big fan of coffee in the morning, a quick pick-me-up in the middle of the day, or hot chocolate before bed, then a Dolce Gusto machine deserves a spot in your kitchen. Making your coffee is as simple as popping your Dolce Gusto-compatible capsule into your machine and whipping up a delicious cup with the simple push of a button.

In stark contrast to Nespressos’ simplistic design, Dolce Gusto coffee machines lean a little more on the quirky side, featuring rounded edges and pushing the boundaries of the standard coffee maker model. There are a variety of Dolce Gusto machines on the market, so you are free to choose something within your price range. Whether you plan on building the perfect little coffee corner in your kitchen or splurging on a more extensive build with more buttons, there is bound to be a coffee capsule machine to suit your tastes.

Suppose you plan on stocking up your coffee capsule supply with the help of Coffee Capsules Direct. In that case, you’re going to want to look into one of the following Dolce Gusto machines: Circolo™, Creativa, Fontana, Jovia, Genio, Esperta, Melody, Mini me, Oblo, and Piccolo, as well as the Caffeluxe Duo coffee machines.

Our Dolce Gusto-compatible pods will work perfectly in any one of these models. If you’re unsure if your machine will accept our pods, don’t hesitate to contact us! Send us a picture of your device, and let the coffee experts work it out on your behalf.

Dolce Gusto Capsules

So what kind of capsules will fit your Dolce Gusto machine? As mentioned earlier, the Dolce Gusto system requires a bigger capsule size than that of Original Nespresso machines. Dolce Gusto capsules are a strong U-Shape, approximately 54mm in diameter and 36mm high. Both original Dolce Gusto pods and compatible capsules are made of plastic and include a spout or nozzle at the bottom of the capsule, along with a plastic lid.

When buying original Dolce Gusto pods, keep an eye on the instructions – some drinks require two pods and can cost you a lot more than you initially expected. If you want to sip your coffee in peace without breaking the bank, you can stock up on Dolce Gusto-compatible pods instead (And order them in bulk so that you are never caught without caffeine!)


Dolce Gusto Pods South Africa

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