It is becoming increasingly popular to combine coffee with ginseng. This preparation preserves everything we love about coffee but adds a touch of ginseng to improve its flavour and enhance the natural benefits of our favourite beverage.
There is little point in buying ginseng root to grate a small portion into the coffee. Many companies have decided to market the ready-made blend in capsule format.
It should be noted that these are not herbal tea capsules but espresso capsules, with the only addition of ginseng.
On this page, we will find out which varieties of ginseng coffee are available on the market, which brands sell them, and where you can buy them.
Before buying ginseng coffee capsules, you should make sure that there are capsules in the format of your coffee machine. Currently, ginseng coffee capsules are available for Dolce Gusto, Nespresso and Lavazza, at least from what we have been able to research and observe.
Below, we will take a closer look at the different ginseng coffee capsule options available for each coffee machine format:
Nespresso coffee pods with ginseng
This is the format of ginseng coffee capsules with the largest number of manufacturers and brands that bet on them. Each manufacturer has a format, but the most common is to find boxes or bags of 10 capsules each.
Dolce Gusto coffee pods with ginseng
In this case, there is not as much variety of manufacturers as with the Nespresso format. Still, we do find some interesting ginseng coffee options, such as those proposed by MyRistretto or Il Caffé Italiano or Yespresso, to name a few. As usual with the single-dose capsules for this format, the capsules are presented in packs of 16 units.
Lavazza coffee pods with ginseng
Available in two versions: with or without sugar. Sold in packs of 10 or packs of 5 (50 single-dose in total).
ESE coffee pads with ginseng
The possibility of enjoying ginseng coffee is not exclusive to the owners of single-dose coffee machines. If you have an arm coffee maker that is compatible with ESE or soft pods, then you can also purchase the following varieties of ginseng coffee:
Benefits of ginseng and coffee
We have already talked about the benefits of coffee on our website. So imagine being able to combine them with the millenary virtues of the ginseng root. Can you imagine? It’s all about getting used to its taste, of course.
Here’s a quick summary:
- Stabilisation of the nervous system.
- Relaxing properties.
- Relaxation of the blood vessels.
- Antioxidant effects.
- Aphrodisiac, more in men than in women.
The contraindications of coffee with ginseng are necessarily the same as those of normal coffee. However, it is always best not to overdo it.
What do ginseng coffee pods look like?
The vast majority of ginseng beverage capsules on the market are coffee capsules with ginseng. These espressos or ristrettos have a slight extract or a small amount of ginseng, just enough to give it a little flavour and, logically, benefit from this root’s properties.
All ginseng-flavoured coffee capsule preparations are similar, and the essential difference between them lies in the quality or taste of the coffee used.
Here it is up to the individual to try several alternatives and choose the one they like best. In this sense, ginseng coffee capsules for Nespresso offer the most options, aromas and flavours.
Ginseng capsules (in tablet format)
It is not the purpose of this page or this website, but many users confuse single-dose coffee capsules with ginseng (for use in coffee machines), with ginseng tablets taken as a vitamin supplement. They have nothing to do with it, and we want to show them to you in this section to differentiate them.
They are also called ginseng capsules, but they are still pills taken orally: