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Coffee Capsule Compatibility Testing

Coffee has become a necessity for many people. Consumers not only want coffee that tastes good, but also the convenience of making great coffee quickly and easily at home or in the office.

In 2020, 40% of U.S. consumers own a coffee capsule machine. In Europe, the coffee capsules market will grow at 6.8% from now until 2025. The number will continue to increase as many specialty coffee brands are just beginning to put coffee into capsules.

But how do you know if your coffee capsules are compatible with popular machines on the market today? And how can retailers and their customers be certain that functionality is consistent across different manufacturers? Most importantly, will your coffee capsules work consistently over time, in a variety of the coffee machines that are available on the market?


Hansecontrol testing expertise

We can help answer your coffee pod compatibility questions - with 40 years of experience in the testing industry, Hansecontrol can support you by ensuring that your coffee pods are compatible with the most common machines on the market.

Our team of experts has developed a detailed testing matrix to test your product based on a list of pre-defined requirements. We run a large sample of your product through several different machines and identify any abnormalities. 

Coffee capsules testing includes:

  • Checking capsules for deformity or cracks
  • Checking for conspicuous noises when brewing
  • Determining whether slider / lever is difficult to close, does not close completely, or pops up automatically during brewing
  • Evaluating the amount of coffee brewed with the capsule
  • Ensure product safety for consumers


Hansecontrol Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH certification

Products with no or minimum abnormalities discovered in testing can obtain a Hansecontrol Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH certification mark. This internationally recognized mark serves as proof that your products are compatible with most consumers’ coffee pod machines.

For more information about this service, please contact us.

*Nespresso® is a third party brand without any connection to the vendor of the capsules and our certification mark.