Nespresso came to Singapore several years ago, but it didn’t become the “big thing” in coffee until the last few years. Before I used to have to search far and wide to find coffee capsules, whereas now it’s almost impossible to go to a mall or shopping area without seeing at least one Nespresso stand. They are even setting up product demos inside department stores now to sell more machines.
I’ve had a Nespresso Inissia ever since it was first available here and I love it. Yes, the coffee is more expensive than what you would pay to make a cup of instant coffee yourself. No, it doesn’t quite live up to the top cafes in terms of quality. But in terms of convenience and simplicity (NO CLEAN UP!) Nespresso is unbeatable.
There are several places to buy Nespresso capsules and equipment in Singapore. I’ve listed the ones that I know of below. This is by no means a complete list, since I haven’t had time to visit every mall in the city to look for Nespresso capsules, so please think of it as a general list based on my shopping habits.
There are several Nespresso stores in Singapore where you can buy machines and capsules. Most of them will also let you taste test the flavors before you buy, which is a fun way to get a caffeine buzz in the store and avoid having to go to the cafe for a cup of coffee. Nespresso has a store locator for Singapore here with the locations of all of the stores. I’ve also listed them below:
- Nespresso Boutique ION ORCHARD. No explanation required, this one is easy to find inside ION ORCHARD.
- Nespresso Boutique TAKASHIMAYA. Another easy one to find, this store is located in the basement of Takashimaya department store.
- Nespresso Boutique RAFFLES CITY. No surprise again, this store is inside RAFFLES CITY at 252 North Bridge Road.
- Nespresso Pop-up PARKWAY PARADE. If you live around Marine Parade and don’t want to go all the way into the city, you can also buy Nespresso equipment and capsules from this store at 80 Marine Parade Road.
The quickest and easiest way to get Nespresso capsules delivered in Singapore is to just order them online. The Singapore Nespresso store has all of the usual selection with free delivery for orders of $70SGD or more. This is normally what I do, which means I get a fresh delivery of capsules every second month.
Another option is to buy them from Amazon. I usually use Best Nespresso Capsules to compare the flavors and order them in packs of 50. This costs less than buying them locally, but only if you buy in bulk. If you only get one or two packs, the shipping fees outweigh the potential savings. It’s best to compare the cost from the Singapore Nespresso website and Amazon before you buy, then pick the best deal. Amazon usually takes less than a week to deliver to Singapore if you pay for the fast shipping option.
Good luck and enjoy your coffee! Getting a Nespresso machine has made my morning routine much quicker. Yes, it costs a little more, but in my opinion it’s worth it to be out the door quickly and not have to worry about cleaning up!