Kinta Loma capsules are carefully designed and manufactured to be compatible with all Nespresso® and Nespresso® style home machines. If you are experiencing any issues with your Kinta Loma capsules then please get in contact with our service team to help.
Kinta Loma are currently only focussing on perfecting Nespresso®- compatible capsules, however, we’ll be sure to let you know should we commence offering other coffee capsules that are compatible with other brands and machines.
Our Capsules are made from food safe, biodegradable materials and are conforming to international food safety standards.
Our boxes are made from recycleable materials and can placed into your home or office recycling bin that carries paper and board materials.
All three of these are each types of “espresso” coffee beverages. Each are shorter and more intense coffee servings than a typical cup of coffee made from a cafetiere or drip machine. They are all made when hot water is pumped through coffee with a high pressure pump within a machine which extracts the full flavour of the fresh, finely ground coffee.
A Ristretto is a concentrated and intense shot of coffee. It is typically served with 25-30ml of water to create a short and concentrated coffee.
An Espresso is a shot of coffee using 40-50ml of water and is the most consumed espresso coffee serving. A double espresso, another commonly ordered coffee would see you use two of our capsules both being set at the 40-50ml of water level.
A Lungo is a larger shot of coffee and customarily uses 100-120ml of water.
Note – most machines for home use have a simple start and stop button on them, allowing you to use as much water flow as you like to create the perfect espresso to match your preferences. Should your machine have pre-set water levels (some machines have all three settings and some have only Espresso and Lungo settings) then you can usually program the water flow following instructions for each respective machine.
No. The taste of the Kinta Loma coffees comes from a blend of freshly ground pure coffee. All our coffee is of the finest grade and comes from the finest coffee producing country in the world - Colombia.
Each of our capsules is made from FDA approved food safe materials and can withstand high temperatures and therefore does not affect the taste or flavour of the coffee.
What are the components for a perfect espresso using Kinta Loma coffee capsules?
You should always look to use filtered tap water where possible in your machine. This will do the least amount of damage to the taste of the coffee, whilst helping to prevent lime scale build-up. You should change your water daily. This will ensure that you get the freshest cup of coffee, as the coffee won't react to any lime scale contamination or stale water.
Warming the cup you will be using can make a noticeable difference to your espresso - this can be accomplished by simply running a shot of water (no capsule loaded in your machine) into your cup and letting it sit with the hot water for 30-45 seconds. If your coffee hits a cup that has not been warmed it can create a less intense coffee due to the reduction in temperature.
If you have time and/or you prefer a coffee with milk you should always try to warm your milk first – it can make a big difference and improvement to the taste. In the same way that a cold cup will impact the taste of the coffee, cold milk being added to a hot coffee will impact the coffee taste and depth. This step is of course optional as espresso is often served black.
You should look to descale/decalcify your machine at least once a month. Decalcifying helps to remove mineral build-up from the internal workings of your espresso machine. Mineral build-up can slow down or stop the machine from working as it is intended to. Keeping the machine clean and decalcified can help ensure better and more consistent espresso.
All coffee should be kept in a cool, dry place. Our pods are packaged in air tight, bags of biodegradable materials and will be good for a minimum of 12 months. Once each bag is opened we recommend storing your capsules it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
To clean your machine, you can use a commercial espresso machine cleaner to remove the mineral build-up and then, importantly, run 3-4 tanks of fresh water through it to rinse the machine thoroughly. If needed, disassemble any removable parts for cleaning.