Coffee cups: everything you wanted to know behind your cup of coffee

Waarom koffie cupjes zoveel duurder en minder lekker zijn dan verse koffiebonen

What's in coffee cups?

Coffee cups usually contain 5 - 7 grams of freshly ground beans. These are available in all types of blends and flavours, this to make a nice cup of coffee to your taste. But how does the freshly ground coffee in these capsules stay good? Because the capsules are hermetically sealed and are only opened by the pressure of the coffee machine, the coffee in these capsules remains good. Besides the fact that these are hermetically sealed, there is the Furan fabric in coffee cups. However, the material of the cup also plays a major role in this. The composition of aluminum and plastic ensures this hermetic seal.

Fresh beans

Unfortunately, it is difficult to find out where the raw materials (coffee beans) come from with capsules. This is because many producers do the production mechanically and because of this they can easily hide the raw materials. This production method often makes it difficult to determine where the coffee in the capsule comes from.

Transport and possible storage also play a major role in the taste of the capsule. The longer the capsules are left in place, the further the taste changes. The question can therefore be asked behind the cup, how fresh is the content of the packaging really? To be sure of fresh packaging, we recommend importing the coffee cups directly from the country of origin. However, it is not easy.

How long can beans be packed in cups?

The manufacturers themselves usually indicate that these can be stored for up to 1 year. However, this usually does not include how long these have been stored and/or transported. This can be a major drawback, as it is not clear how long ago the production process was.


The convenience of cups and why they are so loved

Cups have been a great success since their development. The convenience of the cups compared to a bean machine is great. For example, the device needs to be cleaned many times less and the one-time purchase price is much lower. For those who occasionally drink a cup of coffee at home, a cup machine can be a great solution. A cup machine can also be a great solution for those who do not drink coffee, but do want to prepare a cup of coffee before their visit.


But what are the disadvantages of a cup machine?

Where a cup machine is often priced a lot cheaper in purchase, you often lose more money below the line. Because Nespresso has had a monopoly on the cups for a long time, prices have been very high for a long time. Since 2016, parent company Nestle has lost the lawsuit from the company Mondelez.

In addition to these cups of war, the taste cannot and will not be compared with the fresh bean coffee. If you compare two cups of coffee side by side, one pressed from fresh beans and one from a cup machine, you will easily taste the difference. In strength but also breadth of taste.