It is becoming increasingly popular to combine coffee with ginseng. This preparation preserves everything we like about coffee but adding a touch of ginseng to improve its taste and to enhance the natural benefits that our favourite drink already has.
And of course, since the ginseng root is a bit expensive and there is not much point in buying it and then grating a tiny portion and pouring it into the coffee, many companies have decided to market the ready-made mixture in capsule format.
An idea that fits like a glove in the preparation of coffee with ginseng. We must specify that these are not capsules of infusions to use, but capsules of espresso coffee itself, with the only addition of ginseng.
On this page, we are going to know which varieties of coffee with ginseng exist in the market, which brands commercialize them, and where you can acquire them.
Before buying your ginseng coffee capsules, you should make sure that they exist for your coffee maker. Currently, ginseng coffee capsules are sold for Dolce Gusto, Nespresso and Lavazza, at least among what we have been able to research and observe.
And naturally, the most significant number of manufacturers and options are in the first two formats.
Below, we’ll take a closer look at the various coffee and ginseng capsule options available for each coffee maker format:
Nespresso coffee pods with ginseng
As you can see, 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 at length 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:
- Stabilization of the nervous system.
- Relaxing properties.
- Relaxation of the blood vessels.
- Antioxidant effects.
- Aphrodisiac, more in men than in women.
On the other side of the scale, the contraindications of coffee with ginseng are necessarily the same as those of drinking regular coffee. It is always best not to overdo it, as with everything.
What do ginseng coffee pods look like?
The vast majority of ginseng capsules on the market are ginseng coffee capsules. These are espressos or ristrettos (of different origin and aroma, according to the consumer’s taste) that have some extract or a small amount of ginseng in the mixture. Enough to give it a slight tang and also logically to benefit from the properties of this root.
All preparations of ginseng flavoured coffee capsules are similar, and the essential difference between them lies in the quality or taste of the coffee used. Here it is already a matter of everyone trying various alternatives and sticking with the one they like best. In this sense, the ginseng coffee capsules for Nespresso are the ones that offer us 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 that are taken orally. Among them, we can find classic Korean ginseng capsules or red ginseng capsules.