Best Nespresso Pods for Iced Coffee 2022

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Nespresso machines are a convenient and quick way to get a cup of coffee. You will only require to buy and insert the small capsules of ground coffee beans. When it comes to refreshing your mind at any time of the day, nothing can make anyone content and delighted than a good iced coffee. Thanks to Nespresso, it is possible to enjoy a good iced coffee in the comfort of your home!

Here are some of the best Nespresso pods that we love for iced coffee in 2022:

  • Best for Sweet Iced Coffee: Nespresso Caramel Cookie 
  • Best for Iced Americano: Nespresso Altissio
  • Best for Intense Iced Coffee: Starbucks Caffe Verona 

1. Nespresso Caramel Cookie

For most people, the ultimate cup of iced coffee is a sweet one. If you are one of those people, Nespresso caramel cookie hits all the right notes for you! 

While it doesn’t have the sugar content in it, it has a balance of flavors created by a mix of medium roasted beans. In terms of sweetness, you get caramel notes of the beans right in your iced coffee.

So if you’re checking your calorie count, don’t add sugar to your cup. The caramel notes of the beans used in it will suffice for the sweetness while keeping calorie count low.

If calories are not an issue, go ahead and make your iced coffee even sweeter, or just the way you like it.

I prefer to mix milk with my caramel cookie without adding sugar because it is already very sweet. Besides sugar, you may enhance the flavor a lot more by just adding some caramel syrup!

Pros


Cons

  • It is naturally sweet

  • Does not have the bitterness you associate with a non-sugary iced coffee

  • This medium roast is perfectly balanced and goes well with milk.

  • Not the best option for those looking for a strong caffeine boost

  • This blend is not the best suited for your taste buds if you like your coffee bitter.

2. Nespresso Altissio

Americano fans! Get your cups out for a Nespresso Altissio. With its stronger medium roasted beans with creamy notes, the Altissio pods make a great Americano. Add some water and ice with its espresso shot for a smooth, full-bodied Americano that ticks all the boxes.

A latte is also not very out of context here.

Altissio gives you a very creamy cup that goes well with milk if you want to make an iced latte or cappuccino, despite being on the darker side of the medium roast spectrum.

The bold taste of these pods, though, makes us want to try an Americano with it every time! That is when its fullness shines through. The Altissio is your supply of Americano 24/7, especially when you’re looking to rejuvenate your mood and energy levels.

The Altissio variation is not too intense but also not too mild. For us, it is just the right supply of caffeine to help you boost your energy levels and stay alert for your daily tasks.


Pros


Cons

  • A full-bodied, creamy flavor that pairs well with both an iced Americano and a latte

  • Packaging and origin are both environmentally friendly

  • Just the right balance of taste and caffeine boost in a shot
     

  • It is not as sweet as you would like your iced coffee to be.

3. Starbucks Cafe Verona

Craving something more intense? We’d rate the intensity of the Caffe Verona pod a bit higher than the pods we covered above. If your tongue loves the taste of a strong iced coffee, this is the way to go!

This pod tends to hit the sweet spot for those who like their coffee strong. It will wake you up and get you from lazy to alert mode instantly in the morning.

The bold taste is still there, even if you mix it with ice and milk. The strong coffee flavor doesn’t go away even after adding a few drops of caramel. So if you’re looking for a pod that doesn’t give up its bold taste when mixed with water or milk, this is for you!

Caffe Verona pods are not for everyone. These pods will turn you off if you like a smooth and light coffee. Do give it a try, though. We guarantee you that it tastes great without being overly strong and bold.


Pros


Cons

  • The dark and bold flavors stand out even when mixed with ice or milk

  • More intense and bold

  • It gives you a quick jolt and wakes you up instantly

  • Some people may find it way too intense for their taste buds.

What Makes Nespresso Pod Good for an Iced Coffee?

Every Nespresso pod should make a great iced coffee, as any good pod should give you versatility for different purposes. However, we think that a pod must be able to retain the coffee flavor and effect. 

When ice and milk dilute the espresso shot’s flavor, this effect tends to go away. So, we prefer darker roasts. This helps retain the boldness of your original coffee when you mix your coffee with ice, milk, and sugar.

How Do You Prepare a Good Cup of Nespresso Iced Coffee? 

Simply prepare your Nespresso machine as usual for extracting the pod from its contents. Pour your espresso shots into a glass filled with ice cubes and crushed ice, and let it cool down. Once cooled down a bit, add water or milk as per your preference.

Remember, iced coffee doesn’t need to be strong. Choose the right pods according to your taste and bitterness tolerance.

Nespresso Caramel Cookie

Nespresso Altissio

Starbucks Cafe Verona

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  • It is naturally sweet

  • Does not have the bitterness you associate with a non-sugary iced coffee

  • This medium roast is perfectly balanced and goes well with milk.

  • A full-bodied, creamy flavor that pairs well with both an iced Americano and a latte

  • Packaging and origin are both environmentally friendly

  • Just the right balance of taste and caffeine boost in a shot

  • The dark and bold flavors stand out even when mixed with ice or milk

  • More intense and bold

  • It gives you a quick jolt and wakes you up instantly

Takeaway

We tried to shortlist the best pods for everyone’s preference. All three differ from each other. Every pod has its specialty. The Nespresso caramel cookie is known for its sweetness, while Nespresso Altissio is known for its boldness, even when mixed with water and ice.

On the contrary, Starbucks cafe Verona is popular for its strong flavor. All are great!

The best Nespresso pod that we’d like to continue for the rest of 2022 is the Nespresso Starbucks Verona. It is the winner for us not only because of our taste buds, but it keeps you active while working long hours and does not make you feel lazy at all.

You may choose others too since everyone has different taste buds and choices, but it would be really hard for us to get any other pod. 

If you have tried any of the above pods, let us know in the comments and leave your reviews for the same.

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