I've been told that Nespresso capsules contains sugar, but the site Caffeineinformer.com says it doesn't. Are there any official sources that declares no sugar in Nespresso capsules?

  • There is sugar listed on the ingredients of my pods. It drives me crazy because I dont like sugar in my coffee – Keir Markham Feb 21 '19 at 23:06

Coffee is a pure and natural product, consisting only of water and roasted coffee bean extract. Unsweetened black coffee is naturally low in calories ( <1 kcal). No additives are present in our capsules. Adding milk to the coffee can bring additional nutritional benefits to the coffee. Milk is a good source of various essential nutrients. Nevertheless, milk, cream and sugar provide calories which might become significant if regularly consumed.

Reference: https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/grands-crus-coffee-range (FAQ; see bottom of the page)

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In addition to their company's assertion, I can say that I have cut open and inspected the ground coffee in many nespresso capsules, across many lines.

I have looked at the grind before use, and after. There is no sugar in the media. If there were any, it would be a form of coating or impregnation — and then I doubt the possibility, for it would interfere with the production of the coffee.

If there were a large granule, it would appear different from other granules. Small granules would separate differently and be apparent.

The used pods do not lose an mass / material, in the way that many k-cups do. There are many k-cups types that, after using, weight much less because the hot water has dissolved the contents (sugar and hydrogenated oils) and delivered them to your cup.

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If you look at the Nespresso FAQs, and look for "Does Nespresso offer flavored coffee?", you will see this:

In addition, our flavored Holiday Limited Editions are exquisitely designed using all-naturally extracted ingredients, with no added sugars or preservatives.

That is the only thing I could find on Nespresso's web site, however I believe that indeed, Nespresso pods are very high quality and explicitly do not contain sugar unless mentioned.

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A nespresso contains 100% ground coffee.It is not instant,and it does not contain any kind of additives.

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