It might seem silly that someone with a Dolce Gusto coffee maker would want to use Nespresso pods, or someone with a Nespresso coffee maker might consider using Dolce Gusto pods.
Both coffee pod systems belong to the same corporate group (Nestlé) but make pods with totally different flavors. Nespresso specializes in espressos, while Dolce Gusto has a wide range of drinks with milk, chocolate, and even juices.
A coffee pod adapter is ideal for a household where one part of the family can enjoy the most delicious espresso pods on the market (Nespresso). The other part is one of the largest varieties of coffee drinks with milk or chocolates.
What is a Nespresso – Dolce Gusto coffee pod adapter?
Two of the most popular brands of coffee pod machines in the world are Dolce Gusto and Nespresso, so one of the most sought-after products is the capsule adapter between the two brands. We are talking about “a device” that allows us to use the pods from one coffee maker in the other.
Unfortunately, these adapters are relatively modern, although users of Dolce Gusto and Nespresso coffee makers have made homemade attempts to solve this problem for many years (with more or less success).
Nowadays, there are different models of adapters on the market, and in this article, we will explain how they work. After testing them for ourselves, we will also tell you which one we think is the best.
Nespresso to Dolce Gusto adapter
Adapting a Nespresso coffee pod to work in a Dolce Gusto coffee maker is relatively easy, as the Nespresso pod is smaller than the pod holder of the Dolce Gusto coffee maker. So the size issue does not impede the creation of a device that houses the Nespresso pod inside the Dolce Gusto coffee maker.
The only complication would be to create an adapter pod holder that, when inserted into the Dolce Gusto coffee maker, could pierce the pod the same way a Nespresso machine would.
Fortunately, this problem has been solved, and of all the adapters we have tested, we have chosen this one from i Cafilas. Here is a video to show you how it works:
1- Get your Nespresso to Dolce gusto adapter
2- Open the lid
3 – Insert the Nespresso pod
4- Push the coffee capsule in. You should feel the blades pierce it.
5- Press with your thumbs until the rim of the capsule meets the adapter.
6- Close the lid of the adapter.
7- Insert the adapter into the Dolce Gusto
8- Lower the lid of the pod holder.
9- Operate the lever to brew coffee
10- Enjoy your Nespresso coffee prepared with a Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
As you can see in the step-by-step process, it is very simple to use.
Dolce Gusto to Nespresso adapter
Because the size of the Dolce Gusto pods is larger than the hole through which we insert the pods in a Nespresso coffee maker, there is no Dolce Gusto pod adapter for Nespresso coffee makers.
For such an adapter to exist, it would have to reduce the size of the Dolce Gusto pod to fit into the Nespresso machine, which is materially impossible.
It is impossible to fit a Dolce Gusto pod into a Nespresso coffee maker
However, all is not lost because, although there is no adapter for using Dolce Gusto capsules in Nespresso coffee machines, there is a way to use the coffee inside a Dolce Gusto capsule in a Nespresso coffee machine.
To achieve this, we can use refillable Nespresso pods. These pods can be filled with coffee inside a Dolce Gusto pod, and you will get the same results as using a Dolce Gusto coffee maker.