Crema and Nespresso Capsules

Will Refillable Capsules be able to brew espresso with a strong layer of Crema?


Nespresso Capsules are known for their ability to create a beautiful layer of crema with every espresso poured. To see if this can be recreated using refillable capsules, we take a look at how crema is formed in the Nespresso Capsule machine.


If you are reading this, you are probably a coffee lover who has recently discovered the convenience of the Nespresso Capsule system. Even the well educated coffee snob can appreciate and enjoy the coffee brewed from the Nespresso system, and one of well documented advantages of the nespresso capsules is its ability to brew the perfect head of crema. It is this crema that provides the aroma and taste that espresso lovers crave.

For many coffee lovers this crema is what keeps bringing them back to the nespresso system, and one question we are of often is asked is, will I be able to get the same crema out of your refillable capsules?

The short answer is yes, absolutely! Refillable Nespresso capsules brew the same great tasting espresso and extract crema at a perfect ratio every time. But if you would like the long answer, please keep reading to find out exactly how this crema is extracted from your Nespresso Capsules.

So what is crema and how is it generated from the Nespresso capsules? Crema is the foam layer on top of a cup of espresso. This layer of foam is made up of the rich flavored coffee bean oils and results from the pressurized extraction of coffee from the coffee beans. The Nespresso machines use a water pressure of up to 19 bar which provides the perfect situation for brewing a great layer of crema that is not less than 1/10 of the cup and is dark and varied in color.

Espresso connoisseurs use crema as the benchmark for how well it is brewed as it is the crema that produces much of the delicate aroma of espresso. A well poured crema made from quality coffee beans provides a rich aftertaste that lacks the bitterness found in a poorly brewed cup. The Nespresso system is designed to use capsules filled with coffee that can precision-brew this crema correctly every time.

Refillable Capsules use a similar design to recreate this process, and with the added benefit of using freshly brewed coffee you can create a beautiful, rich crema every time.

If you have a Nespresso machine and would like to use the fresh coffee of your choice, have a look at our Refillable Nespresso Capsules and see how you can start brewing full flavored, rich crema espresso today.