Are Nespresso pods compatible with Dolce Gusto?

No. There are no Nespresso pods compatible with Dolce Gusto. It is an urban legend and a question many inexperienced users or those just starting in coffee pod machines.

Nespresso pods are not compatible with Dolce Gusto. And you cannot use Nespresso in Dolce Gusto. Both brands belong to the Nestlé company, which is the primary source of confusion that leads users to believe that Nespresso pods are compatible with Dolce Gusto. And nothing could be further from the truth. These are different product lines with different coffee makers and coffee pods.

To clear up your doubts and understand why the Nespresso pods are not compatible with Dolce Gusto, we are going to show you what shape both types of pods have:

Difference in size between Nespresso and Dolce Gusto coffee capsules
The difference in size between Nespresso and Dolce Gusto coffee pods

As you can see, the Nespresso pods are smaller than the Dolce Gusto pods, and there are also other Nespresso capsules (of the same size) with a striped pattern on their plastic shell. It is impossible to find Nespresso capsules that are compatible with Dolce Gusto.

If you insert a Nespresso pod into a Dolce Gusto coffee machine, the machine will not even be able to prick it to inject the water under pressure. The compartment of a coffee machine is not designed to hold pods of any other format. Also, it is impossible to fit a Dolce Gusto pod in the Nespresso coffee pod compartment.

It is impossible to insert a Dolce Gusto capsule into a Nespresso coffee machine
It is impossible to insert a Dolce Gusto pod into a Nespresso coffee machine.
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If, after learning that there are no Dolce Gusto-compatible Nespresso pods, you want to continue looking for alternatives for your coffee machine, we advise you to review our articles about compatible Dolce Gusto pods or how to refill Dolce Gusto pods.

Alternatively, buy a multi-pod coffee machine compatible with Dolce Gusto and Nespresso pods and private-label ESE pods (even with ground coffee!).