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Common Ground

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Roasted medium, highlighting the sweetness and body of this traditional espresso. Expect flavours of Chocolate, Caramel and Raisin.  
Common Ground has an intensity level of 4-5 on the traditional Nespresso® Intensity Scale. 

We strongly encourage you to follow these steps to get the best flavour from your capsules.

Each box contains 10 Nespresso® OriginalLine® compatible capsules.
Ingredients: Ground Arabica Coffee 
Net Weight 53g (1.87oz)  

Product Details
    Two years ago, we had an idea to come up with a coffee product where consumers can extract great tasting espresso by the press of a button. We have tasted coffees from different regions of the world, cupped with various grind settings, tested thousands of capsules to replicate our café experience in your home. After years of trials and planning with coffee experts, we have finally landed a product with the highest quality coffee in capsule format. 
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Name: Mountain Mogiana
  • Region: Alta Mogiana, São Paulo
  • Variety: Mundo Novo, Catuai
  • Elevation: 1000 - 1400 m.a.s.l
  • Processing Method: Natural
  • Exporter / Producer: Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza (FAF), Various Smallholders
  • Origin: Colombia
  • Name: Pasto Caldera
  • Region: Nariño, Pasto
  • Variety: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
  • Elevation: 1950 - 2090 m.a.s.l
  • Processing Method: Fully Washed
  • Exporter / Producer: Azahar, Various Local Producers
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    Sourcing Story

    49th Parallel Crop To Cup Story

    FAF (Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza) are a coffee exporter based in São Paulo, Brazil. Their aim is to enable sustainable coffee production by prioritizing cup quality, fair pricing and environmentally responsible growing practices.

    Azahar are a specialty coffee exporter based in Armenia, Colombia. They work directly with farmers all over the county, investing in creating long-term, quality-focused relationships with producers and roasters.

    Brew Guides

    1. Fill the water reservoir and turn on the machine by pressing the “solo” or “lungo” button
    2. Shake the 49th Capsule for 2-3 seconds and insert the capsule into the machine
    3. Place a cup on the tray and press the “solo” button for extraction 

    For the best result, please program the water volume of your machine before use and clean the machine by running a water cycle before and after the extraction. Once you set up the water volume, you do not need to set it up again.

    How to program the water volume on your Nespresso® OriginalLine® Machine (Refer to manufacturer’s guide for complete instructions)

    *Optimal yield is 22ml - 28ml

    1. Turn on the machine and insert the capsule

    2. Place a cup and press to hold down the Solo button while brewing. Release the button when the desired volume is reached.

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    I recommend this product

    So happy you have these!

    I was excited to find that 49th Parallel has nespresso pods! We recently bought a nespresso machine to use at our cabin and were searching for a good pod. These are great. Delicious coffee in a convenient format.

    Pauline M.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Great product

    We have been ordering Common Ground, Nespresso compatible captures for the past several months and the ordering/delivery processes couldn't be any better. We enjoy the coffee and the recycle capsules. We would like to see more choices including decaffeinated capsules and darker, more robust tasting full caf capsules. Keep up the great work!

    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product


    Sadly, I was also terribly disappointed! The capsules were too small and didn't seem to fit my Nespresso machine. I had to hold my capsule in place in order for it to actually work in the machine. The coffee that was produced also didn't seem to extract properly either. Seems like its a bit overpriced for a capsule that doesn't even work properly :(


    49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

    Hi Josh Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback. We take pride in our coffee quality and we are very sorry for the disappointing experience. Please let us make it right and allow us to gather more feedback on the batch you received, could you please send us an email at Look forward to hearing from you. 49th Team

    Harry J.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Common Ground Capsules

    Sadly, it was terribly disappointing. The capsules were a tiny bit undersized for our Nespresso Original machine. The first time I loaded one it just dropped through into the empties bin before I could lower the lever. After that, I pinched the capsule in place with my fingers while I lowered the lever. It then worked, but because of the loose fit it leaked water into the drip tray and the result was a weak coffee - a disappointment because we know how good your coffee is in our full-function espresso makers.


    49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

    Hi Harry Thanks very much for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear that our capsules did not meet your expectation. We've carefully selected the standard size capsules because it was best suited with our coffee. I recommend you take a look at our brew guide to getting the best result with our coffee capsules. Please do not hesitate to let us know any questions you might have. Thanks 49th Team

    Canada Canada

    Lovely Coffee

    Love this coffee roaster, very fine product. However, capsules direct from Nespresso, even Starbucks caps are almost half this cost. I will try stuffing my used caps with 49th Parallel :)


    49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

    Hi Daniel Thanks very much for your review! Our specialty coffee capsules are priced based on the top 5% Arabica coffee beans we directly traded from the farmers we work with. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, I'd be happy to help! Thank you 49th Team