April 23, 2024

How wholesale coffee capsules can transform workplace coffee

A good cup of coffee can be the difference between a great day in the office and a bad one. But over the years, office coffee has earned a reputation for being low in quality.

Historically, many offices have offered little more than an old drip machine and stale pre-ground coffee. But in the last few years, alternatives have emerged that balance convenience, versatility, and quality – such as wholesale coffee capsules.

By sourcing wholesale coffee capsules, employers can easily and simply provide their team with high-quality espresso-style coffee.

But what makes coffee capsules such a worthwhile investment? And how do you get started sourcing them for your office? Read on to find out.

Coffee capsule machine and mug

What are wholesale coffee capsules?

Wholesale coffee capsules are a single-serve coffee brewing method that work exclusively compatible with Nespresso original line machines. They function identically to retail coffee capsules – but are sold to businesses rather than directly to consumers.

Capsules are a perfect way to quickly brew espresso-style coffee in your workplace without the need for an espresso machine. This sets them apart from pods, which brew drip-style coffee and may contain pre-mixed cocoa, creamer, or other flavorings.

Each capsule contains between 5g to 7g of finely ground coffee. At Metropolis, we use a state-of-the-art Italian filling line to fill, seal and nitro-flush each capsule. Nitro-flushing forces oxygen out to prevent oxidation and gives the capsules an extended shelf life of 12 to 24 months.

But why are wholesale coffee capsules the right choice for your workplace?

Coffee beans about to be roasted

Why does good workplace coffee matter?

Research from the Medical Sciences Forum suggests that coffee is "a central resource in managing everyday work performance" and that coffee breaks themselves have a positive impact on employees both intellectually and socially.

This means that sourcing good coffee is an effective way to boost your team’s morale. A Nespresso study of over 3,000 employees found that 87% of surveyed workers see "small perks in the office" – like coffee – as crucial to staff retention.

Meanwhile, 75% of them agreed that "having high-quality coffee available in their office would suggest their employer cares about their wellbeing". In short – this means stocking great coffee is a great way to make your team feel more valued and satisfied at work. It can leave a great impression on visitors and clients too.

Where do wholesale coffee capsules fit in?

Wholesale coffee capsules have a number of benefits for workplaces.

First, brewing capsules is much quicker than making an entire pot of drip coffee. Capsules brew in seconds, compared to the minutes it takes for a drip coffee maker to prepare a batch. This makes it easier for your team to grab a cup of coffee if they’re in a rush – without worrying that there might not be any coffee left in the pot. It also reduces waste created by old pots of coffee that are left out and inevitably poured down the drain.

Wholesale coffee capsules also brew versatile espresso-style coffee. This means you can offer a range of drinks to cater to everyone – like flat whites and cappuccinos. And in summer, you can brew capsules directly over ice to make cold beverages like iced lattes. You can even program your machine to brew a Short Americano!

Additionally, investing in a Nespresso original line machine or similar brewer means minimizing clutter in your office kitchen. You don’t need additional bulky equipment like a coffee grinder, and capsule machines are quicker and easier to clean than drip coffee makers.

Wholesale coffee capsules also stay fresher for longer than whole bean or pre ground coffee. At Metropolis, we nitro-flush our wholesale coffee capsules before hermetically sealing them so they stay fresh for 12 to 24 months.

In some cases, capsules also create less waste. For example, at Metropolis, we manufacture plant-based sustainable commercially compostable coffee capsules. This means capsules can be disposed of responsibly at industrial composting facilities – rather than ending up in landfills.

Keep reading to learn about the four blends that we prepare in our Chicago Roasterie.

Box of Metropolis coffee capsules

Metropolis wholesale coffee capsules

At Metropolis, we roast every batch of coffee to order, including the blends we pack into our wholesale coffee capsules.

We offer four capsule options for our customers:

All Metropolis capsules are packed in a SQF certified facility. This means we hold the top food safety certification needed to sell into the largest retailers and hospitality brands in the US – which guarantees food safety for your office, too.

These four blends are all commercially compostable, too, which can help businesses meet their sustainability goals while still offering delicious espresso-style coffee to your team, guests, and clients.

Interested in finding out more? Learn about our wholesale, co-packing, and private label espresso capsules today.


Certified compostable facilities may not exist in your area. To find a composter near you, visit www.findacomposter.com or www.compostnow.org on all packaging and marketing materials.

Metropolis Coffee is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Nespresso. Nespresso is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé.


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