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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
    Want to Know More About our Specialty Coffee Capsules? Learn Here
    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

    Terrible Design

    the pods need to be re-designed they do not work.

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    49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

    Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback. We're so sorry to hear the coffee pods didn't meet expectations. Would you please send us an email at and we'll be happy to further assist? We look forward to hearing from you. 49th Team

    I recommend this product

    Faulty capsule design?

    I was super excited to see these at my local London Drugs, thinking the extra cost was worth it to mimic 49th Parallel coffee at home. Unfortunately, it is the weakest, most watery coffee ever. I suspect the capsule is at fault. The overflow reservoir fills up at least halfway each time and the water is contaminated with grounds. With any other brand, I end up with just a tiny bit of water in that area. I'm halfway through the box, hoping a minor change might make a difference, and each time I end up wondering why I bothered. Please rework the design!

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    49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

    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 with a replacement and allow us to gather more feedback on the batch you received, could you send us an email at ? We look forward to hearing from you. 49th Team

    I recommend this product

    Coffee is great, capsule design not so much

    We normally use 49 Parallel coffee in our espresso machine but aren’t able to use the machine for about 3 months so we purchased a Nespresso machine to bridge the gap. The capsules from 49th make much better coffee than the propriety capsules from Nespresso but are very fussy to use as you have to really fiddle with them to get them to fit. But the end result is worth it.

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    I recommend this product

    So Much Promise - A Big Let Down

    I was so excited to be able to have 49th Parallel for our Nespresso machine, however these use a really strange foil that doesn't seal properly and leaves a very weak coffee output. Very, very weak. Even on the smallest brew size, and especially compared to the normal strength of Nespresso capsules or even a normal espresso brew. Unfortunately, I don't forsee there being any resolution to this so long as they use the foil style seal.

    David S.
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    I recommend this product

    Poor Design

    The capsule uses foil which mates poorly with the machine and doesn’t push the water through properly. This results in really weak coffee. And this is not even compared to Nespresso coffees which are generally quite strong, this is compared to a normal super automatic americano with fixed dispensing of water. It’s a flawed design, unsure why they didn’t use a proper design, patents perhaps?

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