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A cup of coffee, what does that cost?

With every type of coffee machine, you use a different type of coffee. This way you fill a fully automatic espresso machine with coffee beans and put your ground coffee in your filter machine. Do you have a Nespresso or Dolce Gusto machine? Then you need special coffee cups. There is a different price tag for every type of coffee. To give you more insight into this, we have put the prices per cup of coffee for you in a table. Do you want more information, for example about the number of cups you get from 1 package? Then scroll down further.

Price per cup

This table shows the type of coffee you use per coffee machine and how much it costs to brew 1 cup of coffee. To calculate the price per cup of coffee, we assumed the A-brand for each type of coffee. This means: beans and filter coffee from Douwe Egberts, Senseo pads, and capsules from Nespresso and Dolce Gusto Nescafe.

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Quick filter grind Coffee beans Senseo pads Dolce Gusto capsules Nespresso capsules
Price per cup Approx. € 0.07 Approx. € 0.10 Approx. € 0.12 Approx. € 0.27 Approx. € 0.40
Device type Filter machine Espresso machine* Senseo Dolce Gusto Nespresso

*A fully automatic espresso machine has an integrated bean grinder. Do you have a semi-automatic espresso machine? If so, you need a separate bean grinder to grind the beans yourself first.


Price per cup when using Nespresso cups is € 0.40

With a coffee capsule, you can quickly and easily make a cup of coffee. Such a capsule contains ground coffee beans and is sealed airtight. This keeps the coffee fresh for a long time. You use coffee capsules with a Nespresso and Dolce Gusto machine.

  • Price per cup = € 0.40 (Nespresso) € 0.27 (Dolce Gusto)
  • Required per cup = 1 capsule
  • Number of cups from 1 package = 10 (Nespresso) 16 (Dolce Gusto)


Coffee pods

With a pad, you easily make a cup of filter coffee. It's actually nothing more than a small amount of ground coffee that is then packed in a filter.

  • Price per cup = € 0.12
  • Required per cup = 1 pad
  • Number of cups from 1 package = 36 cups

Coffee beans

Price per cup when using coffee beans is € 0.10

There are different types of coffee beans available, all of which give a different taste to your coffee. In addition, the taste depends on how finely or coarsely you grind the beans.

  • Price per cup = € 0.10
  • Required per cup = 7 to 8 grams
  • Number of cups from 1kg package = 130 cups

Quick filter grind

Price per cup when using filter grind is € 0.07

For filter coffee, the coffee beans are finely ground. Such fine grinding is suitable for a filter coffee machine. There are different flavor varieties available in the supermarket.

  • Price per cup = € 0.07
  • Required per cup = 10 to 12 grams
  • Number of cups from 1kg package = 90 cups

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