Ground Coffee vs. Pods vs. Beans: Finding the Perfect Brew for You

July 21, 2017

Ground Coffee vs. Pods vs. Beans: Finding the Perfect Brew for You

As a nation, the UK is undoubtedly fond of coffee. Whether it’s a Wednesday afternoon caffeine kick or a Sunday morning espresso in the sunshine, we’re a nation of coffee lovers and proud of it. From fresh ground coffee to Nespresso pods, this tasty beverage come in all forms and flavours. And in today’s post, we’ll be looking at the best of the bunch - comparing ground coffee, pods and beans to help you find the ultimate blend.

Ground coffee

Fresh ground coffee is unbeatably convenient, without losing that rich, authentic Novell Coffee taste - making it the perfect choice for a coffee on the go. Whether you’re filling a flask ahead of your commute to work or you have limited time to make a brew before your meeting, our 100% Arabica ground coffee offers an elegant and aromatic taste for life on the move. Without the need for grinding coffee beans by hand, you can enjoy a smooth-tasting cup of coffee in no time at all.

If you’re looking for a new ground coffee flavour that’s perfect for your palate, why not try our single-origin micro-lot Café de Finca? This exclusive blend changes every month - and this month, it’s a very special coffee from Jinotega in Nicaragua. We bought the entire crop, meaning this specialty coffee can’t be found anywhere else - so if you’re looking for something luxurious and hard to come by, your search is over.

Check out our range of delicious Arabica ground coffee >

Coffee pods

Coffee pods have revolutionised the coffee industry, providing a barista-style experience at the click of a button. From a smooth Piu Aroma espresso to a strong cup of Intenso or Cremoso, you can make your dream cup of coffee at home without having to brush up on your barista skills. Better yet, with our compostable Nespresso-compatible pods, you can enjoy a guilt-free, delicious brew using any one of Nespresso’s coffee machines. Combined with a milk frothing jug, you can create the perfect latte or cappuccino at home.

Coffee capsules are great for coffee lovers whose preferred blend varies depending on the time of day or occasion - providing you with the option to buy smaller packs of different flavours and caffeine levels to suit your changing needs. A cup of aromatic Intenso is ideal for an early morning caffeine kick, while a creamy cup of Leggerissimo includes just half the caffeine of our other pods - meaning you can relax in the evening knowing you’ll have no trouble getting to sleep! Put simply, our Nespresso-compatible pod range offers an ideal way to pick and choose your favourite Novell Coffee blends at home.

Check out our variety of Nespresso-compatible coffee capsules >

Coffee beans

For true coffee lovers, mastering the art of grinding coffee beans will deliver the epitome of pure coffee taste. Once you’ve learnt the technique, you can brew exceptionally strong, flavourful coffee that’s about as fresh as you can get - unless you pick the Arabica beans straight from the plant yourself! With this unbelievably flavoursome option, you’ll be able to taste each spice and accent to the fullest extent - whether that’s the effortlessly classy fudge and liquorice hints in our Black Label beans or the light citrus and honey connotations of our Excelsior beans.

Our light roast specialty coffee, Café de Finca, is also available in coffee bean form, if you’d like to get a taste of this month’s Nicaragua Colibri Azul before it’s gone. Pick up a 250g bag online today, and make sure to keep an eye out for next month’s single-origin micro-lot exclusive!

For any coffee aficionados out there, grinding your own coffee beans gives you total control of your blend - meaning you can customise each cup to suit your palate and brewing equipment.

Check out our collection of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans >

No matter how you like your coffee, with our curated range of exceptionally decadent blends, you can treat yourself to high-quality barista-style coffee from the comfort of your home.





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