Does Costco Sell Nespresso Pods?

Nespresso coffee machines have gained immense popularity for their convenience and quality, allowing coffee lovers to enjoy barista-level espresso at home with the push of a button. However, the ongoing question for many Nespresso machine owners is where to find affordable and high-quality pods to satisfy their coffee cravings. Costco, known for its wide range of products at competitive prices (and even high-ticket items), is often a go-to destination for many consumers. But does the wholesale retailer carry Nespresso pods?

The answer is complicated and likely disappointing to Nespresso lovers.  Costco does appear to offer Nespresso-compatible pods — but with a twist. They are (technically) not Nespresso brand pods, but rather Starbucks by Nespresso pods. Costco lists the following original line pods by Starbucks on its website: a variety pack with a mix of Starbucks Blonde Roast, Dark Roast, Pike Place Roast, Colombia Roast, and Espresso Roast. However, you won't be able to get your hands on them, as the pods are currently listed as out of stock on Costco's website. 

Exploring your options and coffee compatibility at Costco

The Starbucks by Nespresso pods are compatible with Nespresso original line coffee makers, but not the Vertuo machines. For those unfamiliar with the terminology, Nespresso offers two main lines of coffee pods: original and Vertuo. The original pods are designed for traditional espresso brewing, while the Vertuo pods are crafted for larger cup sizes, including espresso, double espresso, and coffee. The pods are also made from recyclable aluminum, which aligns with Nespresso's sustainability efforts. 

While you likely won't find them on the shelves at Costco, there are ways to purchase these coffee pods for those who are intent on filling their morning coffee cups with Starbucks by Nespresso. The pods are available to order in single flavor and variety packs on Amazon, and directly from the Starbucks website. Additionally, Starbucks pods compatible with the Nespresso Vertuo machines are available for purchase at Target.