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By Amanda Bochain
Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
Gourmesso is the European leader in coffee capsules that are compatible with Nespresso and Keurig machines. Gourmesso has the only USDA organic and fairtrade compatible coffee capsules for Nespresso machines and the pods contain Arabica and Robusta beans sourced from the top growing regions in the world. There are tons of flavored blends and single-origin coffee capsules to choose from and all can be conveniently delivered to your door via a Gourmesso subscription or one-time purchase. SHOP NOW >>
What We Like
Lots of coffee flavor choices
Compostable coffee pods
Affordable coffee capsules
What We Don’t Like
Not as many options for Keurig machines
Slightly more expensive than other compostable pods on the market; No bulk boxes or discounts for buying in bulk (mostly smaller packs of pods)
No info on the flavorings added (are they natural? organic?)
Gourmesso Coffee Review
Gourmesso is a great place to shop for all your Keurig and Nespresso capsule needs. There are tons of delicious coffee options that are compatible with Nespresso machines and also with Keurigs. You can choose to sign up for a coffee subscription and have pods delivered directly to your door each month, or you can make a one-time purchase to try out different kinds of coffee. SHOP NOW >>
Gourmesso not only creates great coffee capsules but also works to make the coffee pods more affordable. You can find coffee pods at Gourmesso for up to 40% less than in many stores. That is also much less than buying a brewed coffee at your local coffee shop each day!
Gourmesso is also a company with a mission. One tree is planted for every order placed on the website to help rebuild damaged forests across the country. They have teamed up with the National Forest Foundation and pledged to plant 1000 trees each year.
Many of the coffee selections from Gourmesso are certified by the Rainforest Alliance. The coffee is grown to meet the standards that support environmental, social, and economical sustainability. When you order from Gourmesso, not only do you get coffee that is rich, flavorful, and affordable but you can also feel good about supporting a company that is trying to build a better coffee future.
For our Gourmesso coffee review, we received two boxes of coffee pods that were compatible with the Keurig brewing system. Both boxes are part of the Glorybrew line that is made by Gourmesso. Glorybrew pods are certified compostable in industrial facilities but are not certified for backyard composting (no such certification exists). Glorybrew by Gourmesso gives you guilt-free coffee pods with a great taste. Here is a little more about each kind of coffee we tried. SHOP NOW >>
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Gourmesso Coffee Review: The Knight Dark Roast
The Knight Dark Roast Keurig pods are made from completely bio-based materials. They are not made with plastic or aluminum and will give nutrients back to the soil. The pods themselves are much smaller than traditional K-cup pods and look more like a mini paper coffee filter than an actual pod. However, the Gourmesso pod popped right into our Keurig machine, and had no problem brewing a perfect cup of coffee!
The Knight is a dark roast, medium-bodied coffee. The Arabica beans are sourced from South and Central America. The coffee is subtly spicy but has a nice smooth finish.
The box of 12 pods was $8.94 which means each cup of coffee costs about $0.71. While this is not the cheapest kind of pod on the Gourmesso site, it still costs less than many other kinds of pods you can get in the grocery store and you get to support clean landfills thanks to the compostable cups. You can buy in larger quantities of 36, 60, or 72 and the cost per pod goes down as low as $0.66.
You can also sign up to be part of the Gourmesso rewards program. The more you buy, the more you will save! If you spend $150, you will automatically get 5% off your coffee purchase. Spend more than $500 and you will receive 10% off all your orders. These are not hard numbers to reach especially if you are a daily coffee drinker!
Gourmesso will ship your coffee for free on all purchases of $50 or more. Otherwise, there is a small shipping fee on each order based on location and how many packs of coffee you are ordering. SHOP NOW >>
Gourmesso Coffee Review: Glorybrew Lady Vanilla
The next coffee we tried was the Glorybrew Lady Vanilla Medium Roast. Once again, the small pods were 100% compostable and made with eco-friendly materials. There were 12 pods in our box, all of which were sealed in a bag inside the Gourmesso box.
Lady Vanilla was a creamy, sweet coffee made from Arabica beans. The smell of vanilla was rich and made the coffee quite flavorful. As someone who likes a lot of sugar in their coffee, I actually thought this was sweet enough without adding anything extra to the cup! A delicious, sweet blend of coffee for sure.
For $8.99, we received 12 compostable Lady Vanilla pods. There was a small shipping charge since the order was under $50. This means each cup of coffee costs $0.75. You can buy in larger quantities of 36, 60, or 72 and the cost per pod goes down as low as $0.66. SHOP NOW >>
Gourmesso Coffee Review: Giving Back
Gourmesso is hoping to move toward selling only compostable pods and capsules in the near future. However, until then, they recognize the responsibility of making products that use plastics and aluminum.
Since the early stages of the company, Gourmesso has set out to not only create delicious coffee but also aim to mitigate its carbon footprint. They have partnered with the National Forest Foundation and pledged to plant a tree for every coffee order placed via the website. You can also donate additional money to help plant more trees and sign up for the Gourmesso newsletter and emails to stay up to date with the progress. SHOP NOW >>
Gourmesso Coffee Review: Bottom Line
Gourmesso is the perfect place to purchase coffee capsules and pods for Keurig and Nespresso machines. Not only do they have a wide array of coffee flavors and blends, but Gourmesso also aims to give back to the planet by planting trees, sourcing coffee sustainably, and creating compostable coffee materials.
We really loved the compostable pods that we received. They clearly were less wasteful than traditional K-Cups. The flavor of both coffees we tried was delicious and distinct. The pods fit right into our Keurig machine and brewed a perfect cup of coffee in seconds.
We wish that Gourmesso had larger coffee packs available and offered bulk discounts on specific coffee types. They do have gift bundles available with a mix of coffee flavors but no real deals on buying one type of pod in bulk. We also hope they expand their line of Keurig coffee choices as the site is heavily geared toward Nespresso. Of course, that is great if you own a Nespresso machine!
When we compared the price of Gourmesso Compostable Keurig pods we found that they were more expensive than other options out there, but without tasting them it’s hard to tell if the cheaper pods are worth it. We also compared the price of the Gourmesso Compostable Nespresso pods to other compostable pods available and found that the Gourmesso Compostable Nespresso pods were less expensive than those elsewhere. So depending on your machine Gourmesso could save you money while also saving the planet.
We would recommend trying Gourmesso if you love good coffee and use pods and capsules often. The subscription service will ensure you never run out of coffee and the eco-friendly goals of Gourmesso are definitely something to be supported. Give Gourmesso a try and let us know what you think! SHOP NOW >>
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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