Review: Nespresso’s New Ice Coffee Capsules

I tried Nespresso’s recently released coffee capsules made for ice coffee – here’s what I thought!

A couple of weeks ago, I shared how I make iced coffee using my Nespresso Vertuo machine. I recently got my hands on Nespresso’s new capsules that are made specifically for iced coffee, so of course I had to share my thoughts.

The new range includes four capsules: two for the original machines, and two for the Vertuo machines.

I have a Vertuo machine so I chose the Ice Leggero pod as a tester, mainly because I prefer that size coffee.

As always, my pods arrived the next day, and I was very excited…

The packaging is so gorgeous and vibrant!

The pods are also pretty cute!

The box recommends that you fill a glass with 180 grams of ice, pour the coffee over it, and then top up with cold water or cold milk (180 ml) to taste. I don’t have any weighing scales, so I just filled a glass with all the ice I had and hoped for the best!


It definitely didn’t fill the glass as much as I expected (I don’t know what I was expecting), but there we have it. The official Nespresso photos are much more aesthetic.

The good

  • Has a really great taste
  • Tastes more like a Costa iced latte than I’ve ever been able to make at home (this may not be a pro for everyone…)
  • Really lovely packaging
  • Light taste – felt quite summery

The bad

  • Not as rich as the coffee I make with a double espresso pod
  • It works just like any other capsule with ice – I knew it was unlikely but a small part of me was hoping they’d figured out a way to brew the coffee cold


This was a nice experience, and I love the packaging, but the coffee was exactly like any other pod brewed over ice. I’ve experimented with a few pods in the past, and this tasted exactly like the ordinary Bianco Leggero capsule. I’m not convinced the coffee is actually any different – just in a different capsule – especially since the coffee still comes out hot.

If I learned anything from this experience, it’s that more ice makes for a really refreshing coffee – but I’m probably going to stick with my double espresso pods for now.

Check out how I usually make iced coffee below!

How to make the best iced coffee at home

I love iced coffee. Here’s how I make it at home.

July 9, 2020

Published by Liv

My name’s Liv, I’m 20 years old, and I’m currently studying English at Jesus College, University of Cambridge. I'm a journalist alongside this blog. Visit my home page or for more.

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