Are you craving an energizing cup of coffee but curious about how much caffeine is in that Nespresso pod?

If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

Quick Answer: How much caffeine is in Nespresso pods?

The caffeine content of Nespresso Vertuo pods ranges between 4 and 195mg per serving, while the OriginalLine pods range between 1.7 and 113mg per serving.

Nespresso Caffeine Content (Chart of Vertuo & Original Pods)

This article features a comparison chart detailing the amount of caffeine found in each variety of Vertuo and Original Nespresso pods – allowing you to make informed decisions about your next coffee break.

Now, let’s get started and find out how your favorite Nespresso fits into your daily caffeine needs.

Nespresso caffeine content information

Figuring out how much caffeine is in Nespresso pods can be hard, especially because the U.S. Nespresso site (and many other countries) will only give you a vague answer.

A great example is a range of 50-100mg of caffeine per pod for the FAQ section on Nespresso’s website:

A screenshot about the caffeine content in Nespresso pods from Nespresso U.S. website.

Luckily, the Taiwanese Nespresso site holds the correct information for the caffeine in the coffee pods sold.

Remember that the caffeine content of a coffee pod can change, so the following charts are best used as an estimate of the caffeine in various Nespresso pods.

I also couldn’t find some Nespresso pods on the Taiwanese Nespresso site that are sold in the U.S. and other countries, such as in Europe.

This is why the charts below will have a mix of the specific caffeine content from the Taiwanese site and a few that I couldn’t find any more information about.

I’ve listed “No data” to indicate that I couldn’t find the specific caffeine content for that pod.

Vertuo Nespresso pods caffeine content

You can check out the caffeine content of the available Nespresso Vertuo pods found on the Taiwanese Nespresso website below.

I’ve also listed the coffee pod size in the table:

Vertuo Nespresso pod:Coffee size:Caffeine content:
Juicy watermelon flavor over ice2.7 oz (80 ml)120mg
Tropical coconut flavor over ice7.77 oz (230 ml)160mg
Roasted hazelnut7.77 oz (230 ml)170mg
Whiskey essence2.7 oz (80 ml)No data
Sweet vanilla7.77 oz (230 ml)166mg
Golden caramel7.77 oz (230 ml)159mg
Rich chocolate7.77 oz (230 ml)160mg
Bianco piccolo1.35 oz (40 ml)75mg
Bianco doppio2.7 oz (80 ml)105mg
Bianco forte7.77 oz (230 ml)160mg
Ice forte7.77 oz (230 ml)161mg
Ice leggero2.7 oz (80 ml)120mg
Kahawa ya congo7.77 oz (230 ml)No data
El Salvador7.77 oz (230 ml)140mg
Peru Organic1.35 oz (40 ml)No data
Costa Rica5.07 oz (150 ml)140mg
Mexico7.77 oz (230 ml)190mg
Ethiopia5.07 oz (150 ml)119mg
Colombia7.77 oz (230 ml)165mg
Vivida7.77 oz (230 ml)No data
Melozio boost7.77 oz (230 ml)No data
Stormio boost7.77 oz (230 ml)No data
Cold brew style intense12 oz (355 ml)114mg per serving
Alto ambrato12 oz (355 ml)170mg
Alto onice12 oz (355 ml)190mg
Pour-over style mild18 oz (535 ml)257mg
Pour-over style18 oz (535 ml)230mg
Intenso7.77 oz (230 ml)195mg
Stormio7.77 oz (230 ml)170mg
Odacio7.77 oz (230 ml)170mg
Melozio7.77 oz (230 ml)170mg
Melozio decaffeinato7.77 oz (230 ml)11mg
Solelio7.77 oz (230 ml)133mg
Half caffeinato7.77 oz (230 ml)83mg
Il caffè1.35 oz (40 ml)152mg
Diavolitto1.35 oz (40 ml)144mg
Altissio1.35 oz (40 ml)108mg
Altissio decaffeinato1.35 oz (40 ml)4mg
Orafio1.35 oz (40 ml)110mg
Toccanto1.35 oz (40 ml)84mg
Voltesso1.35 oz (40 ml)64mg
Double espresso dolce2.7 oz (80 ml)133mg
Double espresso scuro2.7 oz (80 ml)150mg
Double espresso chiaro2.7 oz (80 ml)135mg
Inizio5.07 oz (150 ml)120mg
Fortado5.07 oz (150 ml)195mg
Fortado decaffeinato5.07 oz (150 ml)7mg
Orandio5.07 oz (150 ml)150mg

Original Nespresso pods caffeine content

Below, you can check out the caffeine content of your favorite Original Nespresso pod, as found on the Taiwanese Nespresso website:

Original Nespresso pod:Coffee size:Caffeine content:
Freddo intenso1.35 oz (40 ml)56mg
Freddo delicato1.35 oz (40 ml)72mg
Corto1.35 oz (40 ml)103mg
Scuro1.35 oz (40 ml)73mg
Chiaro0.85 oz (25.13 ml)49mg
Filter style intense5.07 oz (150 ml)60mg
Filter style mild5.07 oz (150 ml)60mg
Vaniglia3.7 oz (110 ml)62mg
Caramello3.7 oz (110 ml)62mg
Cioccolatino3.7 oz (110 ml)62mg
Nocciola3.7 oz (110 ml)62mg
Coconut flavor over ice1.35 oz (40 ml)63mg
Hawaii Kona1.35 oz (40 ml)No data
Napoli0.85 oz (25.13 ml)109mg
Venezia0.85 oz (25.13 ml)77mg
Palermo kazaar0.85 oz (25.13 ml)113mg
Ristretto Italiano0.85 oz (25.13 ml)75mg
Ristretto Italiano decaffeinato0.85 oz (25.13 ml)2mg
Firenze arpeggio0.85 oz (25.13 ml)63mg
Firenze arpeggio decaffeinato0.85 oz (25.13 ml)2mg
Roma0.85 oz (25.13 ml)63mg
Genova livanto1.35 oz (40 ml)64mg
Rio de Janeiro1.35 oz (40 ml)77mg
Istanbul1.35 oz (40 ml)85mg
Paris1.35 oz (40 ml)75mg
Miami1.35 oz (40 ml)No data
Cape town envivo3.7 oz (110 ml)110mg
Stockholm fortissio3.7 oz (110 ml)80mg
Tokyo vivalto3.7 oz (110 ml)82mg
Vienna linizio3.7 oz (110 ml)75mg
Shanghai3.7 oz (110 ml)82mg
Buenos aires3.7 oz (110 ml)104mg
Capriccio1.35 oz (40 ml)64mg
Volluto1.35 oz (40 ml)64mg
Volluto decaffeinato1.35 oz (40 ml)1.7mg
Cosi1.35 oz (40 ml)60mg
Kahawa ya congo1.35 oz (40 ml)No data
Honduras1.35 oz (40 ml)No data
Peru organic1.35 oz (40 ml)No data
India1.35 oz (40 ml)105mg
Indonesia1.35 oz (40 ml)72mg
Colombia1.35 oz (40 ml)64mg
Nicaragua1.35 oz (40 ml)65mg
Ethiopia1.35 oz (40 ml)65mg

Is Nespresso’s caffeine content the same as its intensity level?

No, the intensity level of Nespresso coffee does not directly correspond to the caffeine content.

The intensity levels of Nespresso pods indicate how strong and bold the coffee will taste, while the caffeine content is measured in milligrams (mg) per capsule or serving.

Nespresso intensity levels as seen on the sleeves.

When you choose a Nespresso pod on their website, you’re presented with its strength out of 11 for Nespresso Vertuo pods and an intensity level of 13 for Original Nespresso pods.

This corresponds to a flavor profile from milder coffees such as lungos or decaffeinated capsules up to intense espressos like ristretto.

However, this scale does not demonstrate how much caffeine is contained within each pod.

You can learn more about Nespresso intensity levels in this in-depth article, where you can find charts for both Nespresso Vertuo and OriginalLine coffee pods.

FAQs about Nespresso caffeine content

How much caffeine is in a decaf Nespresso pod?

Original Nespresso decaf pods have between 1.7 and 2mg of caffeine. Nespresso Vertuo decaf pods range between 4 and 11mg of caffeine per serving.

Which Nespresso has the most caffeine?

The Nespresso pod with the most caffeine is the Fortado from the Nespresso Vertuo range, with a whopping 195mg of caffeine per serving.

How do you choose the right Nespresso pod?

You can choose a Nespresso pod based on your preference for the caffeine content, intensity level, and overall flavor.


To sum it up, whether you’re looking for an energy boost throughout the day or want to enjoy a cup of coffee without worrying about how much caffeine is in each pod, Nespresso has various options available to fit your needs.

With their perfectly measured doses of premium coffee beans (minus all the grinding and measuring), Nespresso really takes the guesswork out of brewing.

So, regardless of which line you choose, you can be sure that each and every cup will give you that perfect caffeine kick—perfectly tailored to your taste.

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