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Nestlé South Africa discontinues some Nescafé Dolce Gusto® capsule variants to make room for new coffee flavors.

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Nestlé South Africa will phase out a number of Nescafé Dolce Gusto® capsule offerings. After careful consideration, the coffee manufacturer has decided to discontinue several flavors from the existing capsule range.

“Continuously delivering value to our consumers is what drives our business as Nestlé. This move will allow us to offer variety in line with consumer demand and further ensure we bring innovation within our premium Starbucks® range which includes Nescafé Dolce Gusto® compatible capsules,” said Nicole Roos, Business Executive Officer for Coffee and Beverages, Nestlé South Africa.

The discontinued capsule coffee flavors are;
  • Chai Tea
  • Marrakesh Tea
  • Lungo
  • Ristretto Ardenza
  • Americano Smooth Morning
  • Lungo Decaf
  • Mocha
  • Ice Cappuccino
  • Skinny Cappuccino
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Vanilla Latte Macchiato
  • Espresso Peru
  • Lungo Columbia
  • Grand Mexico


The following variants will continue to be available for sale in South Africa:
  • Americano (16 & 30 pack)
  • Cappuccino (16 & 30 pack)
  • Cappuccino Intenso
  • Café Au Lait (16 & 30 pack)
  • Café Au Lait Intenso
  • Latte Macchiatto
  • Flat White
  • Chococcino
  • Nesquik® Chocolate


Furthermore, Nescafé Dolce Gusto® has introduced a wide range of Starbucks® compatible capsules that are becoming increasingly popular among coffee aficionados. The premium variants from the Starbucks® portfolio include:
  • Starbucks® Cappuccino
  • Starbucks® Latte Macchiato
  • Starbucks® Caramel Macchiato
  • Starbucks® Espresso Dark Roast
  • Starbucks® Americano Veranda Blend
  • Starbucks® Americano House Blend Medium Roast


Nescafé Dolce Gusto® has already started to phase out some of these variants as of July 2020; the remaining variants will run until February 2021. For more information visit


Zweli Mnisi, Corporate Spokesperson
Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region
Tel: 082 312 8940
Email: [email protected]

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Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 187 countries around the world, and its 291,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality for everyone, today and for generations to come. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2,000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favorites like Ricoffy. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.