The short answer is no, Nespresso pods don’t fit Keurig.
Nespresso machines and Keurig machines are very similar in terms of how they work, but espresso lovers sometimes wonder, "can I use Nespresso capsules in my Keurig?"
You can’t put a Nespresso capsule directly into a Keurig because they come in different sizes. In addition, the machines have different capsule sizes, so the Nespresso pods cannot fit in the Keurig.
What you can do is open up a Nespresso capsule and put it in a reusable K-cup--or if you don't have one of those neatly trimmed capsules to start with, any ground coffee will work.
Or, if you prefer, you can use Cafe Bustelo coffee pods, which are readily available at most supermarkets.
What can you use in Keurig machines?
You can’t use Nespresso pods in a Keurig machine, but you can use a Keurig’s k-cup and Cafe Bustelo Coffee. This allows you to brew your espresso in a single cup as quickly and efficiently as possible.
When it comes to coffee, shops such as Starbucks and other popular coffee chains have their brands of K-cups, with similar flavours to the Nespresso brand, but Keurig's k-cups are very different.
Keurig’s k-cup machines, which are the original single cup coffee pod makers, work by using a needle to puncture a K-Cup, injecting hot water into the filter and then through the coffee grounds–all in a matter of seconds.
Nespresso pods don't work this way; they are small with a perforated top for water pressure to forcefully shoot through the pods.
Unfortunately, when it comes to using a Nespresso pod in a Keurig, the internal mechanics of the machine will destroy the pod and create a hole in your machine. It could ruin your coffee maker.
So, you can use an easy alternative--Cafe Bustelo coffee. Discard the original Nespresso pod and throw in a Cafe Bustelo coffee pod instead.
Now your machine is functioning correctly; using a Keurig K-cup will still deliver the perfect cappuccino or espresso every single time.
You can empty the Nespresso pods into a reusable K-cup
You can use the coffee inside the Nespresso pods in a Keurig coffee maker. First, incline the Nespresso pod by resting the wider part on a cutting board. The capsule container is made of plastic cups.
Carefully cut the pod open with a sharp knife and empty the coffee into your used capsules. If you like strong coffee, put in more grounds to fill the reusable capsule.
You can even use ground coffee in your Nespresso pods, and they will work in your Keurig machine. Just cut open the capsule and put 1/2 cup of ground espresso into the capsule. Then fill your machine with water and let it brew.
While you cannot use Nespresso pods in your Keurig coffee maker, it’s possible to make espresso using a Keurig.
You can purchase Cafe Bustelo coffee, which is readily available at supermarkets, or you could empty the Nespresso coffee contents into a reusable k-cup and use it in the Keurig to make a delicious cup of coffee.
If you do want to buy a Keurig, make sure that you purchase compatible capsules for your Keurig.