Capsules or Ground Coffee: which one to choose?

What differences are there between coffee capsules and ground coffee? Let's compare the main characteristics of these two formats.

In Italy the traditional use of ground coffee with the moka has been a consolidated habit for a long time. However, in recent years, we have witnessed the gradual decline of coffee makers, replaced by coffee machines that work with capsules or pods. But what drives this choice?

capsules or ground coffee: which one to choose

Capsules: unique taste in a few moments

  • Ease of Use: Capsules offer a hassle-free preparation experience. Simply insert the capsule into the machine, press a button and you will enjoy tasty, hot coffee.
  • Minimal Cleaning: preparation with capsules reduces cleaning to a minimum, eliminating the management of ground coffee. An ideal solution for those looking for practicality in their daily routine.
  • Variety: Cellini Caffè offers a wide range of capsules, allowing you to enjoy different blends, aromas and intensities.
  • Aroma preservation: the aluminum capsules preserve the intense aroma of the coffee, protecting it from humidity and heat, thanks to their hermetic closure.
  • Speed: the capsules allow you to quickly obtain a tasty coffee, ideal for those who want a fast and high quality solution. In a few seconds, you can enjoy a coffee comparable to that of the bar.

Ground Coffee: the traditional taste of Slow-Coffee

  • Tradition and Ritual: Ground coffee requires the use of an extraction method such as Moka, French press or filter. Loading the coffee maker and preparing the coffee are gestures that recall the rituality of traditions consolidated over time.
  • Quantity control: using ground coffee means choosing the quantity of coffee used and then customizing it based on the extraction method.
  • Time: Preparation requires more time and attention than capsules, especially with methods such as Moka, French press, Chemex and V60, which have longer extraction times.
  • Aroma preservation : Ground coffee, if stored properly, offers an intense and pleasant aroma. To find out all the tips on how to best preserve coffee, read our article .
  • Consistency: The quality and flavor of the coffee can vary based on factors such as the quality of the beans and the grind.

The choice between capsules and ground coffee depends above all on personal preferences. Those who prefer to enjoy an espresso but don't want to spend too much time preparing it can choose capsules. On the contrary, slow-coffee lovers will be able to choose ground coffee and enjoy all the rituals of preparing coffee!