We currently drink around 70 million cups of coffee per day in the UK, so it’s no surprise that there are so many coffee pods available for the caffeine-craving masses. Here’s our breakdown of some of the best.
- Grande Intenso
A Grande Intenso lives up to its name by delivering an intense kick. It’s made with delicious ground Arabica coffee, and it’s just what you need when you’re after a bold and full-bodied cup that still adds a sweet touch with a layer of aromatic crema.
- Café au Lait
Café au Lait is strong drip brewed or French-pressed coffee combined with steamed milk, and this milky coffee is a favourite all across the country. Perfect at any time of day, whether at breakfast or after dinner, Café au Lait boasts both a strong flavour and a smooth, luxurious finish, so it easily earns a place in your coffee pod holder.
A coffee superstar like the cappuccino really needs no introduction, and it’s certainly not going to be left off the list of most coffee enthusiasts. With its combination of dark roasted coffee and textured milk, its lighter than an expresso but less milky than a latte, and that’s often the perfect combination.
- Caramel Latte Macchiato
The caramel latte macchiato might be off limits to dieters, but doesn’t that just make you want one even more? A delicious indulgence, this expresso is blended with caramel-infused milk and then topped with snowy foam. It’s a top pick among those with a sweet tooth, and it’s a great treat to have on either a warm summer’s day or to perk yourself up during the chilly winter months.
Espresso is another classic. Usually made by combing a small amount of boiling water with finely ground coffee beans under pressure, the expresso is thicker than most other coffee drinks, and it also packs a greater punch of caffeine. As such, the expresso is perfect for waking yourself up in the morning or giving your creative juices a kick-start during the day.
One of the best things about having a coffee machine is being able to whip of a cup that wouldn’t seem inferior to a barista’s. With such a variety of pods on offer, you can suit your coffee to your mood, or simply try something new when you’re in the mood for a change.