Nespresso Kazaar

The strongest Nespresso compatible pods

Mugpods Ltd

Which Nespresso compatible capsules are the strongest?


When it comes to finding the strongest Nespresso® pod – the biggest decision is between whether you go for Nespresso® original flavours or compatible pods.

The PODiSTA Double Shot Pod is in our opinion the strongest compatible pod (Rated 16/12), with the Kazaar being the strongest direct from Nespresso®. In Nespresso’s own rating system the Kazaar is a 12 out of 12. Did you know however, that in terms of taste and caffeine content there are other compatible pods available which are arguably even stronger?

Nespresso® Compatible
PODiSTA Double Shot
Price (10 pods)

There are many Nespresso compatible capsules available. Many of which are high intensity.  Nespresso themselves have a number of strong coffees including their ristretto range (25 ml). The caffeine content ranges from 60 to 80 mg caffeine per cup yet Kazaar is an exception – as it is very high in Robusta and contains 120 mg caffeine.


The Intensity 12 Kaazar is described as:

“A daring blend of two Robustas from Brazil and Guatemala, specially prepared for Nespresso®, and a separately roasted Arabica from South America, Kazaar is a coffee of exceptional intensity. Its powerful bitterness and notes of pepper are balanced by a full and creamy texture.”

The Kazaar is therefore one of Nespresso’s® strongest Intenso coffee pods however  there are other arugably even stronger Nespresso compatible coffee pods on the market. For example, the Podista brand has an Intensity 16 coffee pod, titled “Double Shot Intenso” This is described as:

“freshly ground roasted coffee beans boosted with natural guarana extract, sourced from the rainforests of Brazil. With twice the caffeine of a standard pod, it really is coffee with a kick!”


It all depends what you are looking for when it comes to the strength. Is it the strong taste, or is it the caffeine boost. Either way, you will be spoilt for choice!