Are Nespresso capsules compatible with Dolce Gusto?

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

Nespresso capsules 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 capsules are compatible with Dolce Gusto. And nothing could be further from the truth. These are different product lines with different coffee makers and coffee capsules.

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

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

As you can see, the Nespresso capsules are smaller than the Dolce Gusto capsules, 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 capsule 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 capsules of any other format. Also, it is impossible to fit a Dolce Gusto capsule in the Nespresso coffee capsule compartment.

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

An alternative way is to buy a multi-capsule coffee machine compatible with Dolce Gusto and Nespresso capsules and private label ESE pods (even with ground coffee!).

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