Lavazza coffee is the winner of the quality tests conducted by the show Kassensturz from SRF (Swiss Radio and Television). Kassensturz compared Lavazza Espresso Armonico capsules against 12 other leading capsule coffees and found them to taste the best.

The blind tasting was conducted by a jury of five coffee experts - including researchers, baristas and coffee tasters - who graded the coffee in the following three categories:

  1. appearance
  2. scent, aroma and taste
  3. texture and consistency.

The qualities that convinced the tasters to put Lavazza at the top of the list are the clear aromas of hazelnut, milk chocolate, almond or citrus fruit.

In particular, in the most important part of the test the category for scent, aroma and taste” – Lavazza received the highest mark out of all coffee manufacturers tested. According to the jury, the Espresso Armonico capsules provide consumers with a well-balanced espresso with a pleasantly intense flavor and a subtle bitter note. Moreover, the Lavazza coffee capsules also received highest marks for texture and consistency, with tasters noting an enjoyable, round and creamy consistency.

As a distributor of Lavazza coffee, Coca‑Cola HBC Schweiz is very proud of these results. Since 1 January 2017, Coca-Cola HBC has held the exclusive distribution rights for all Lavazza products in Switzerland, offering this coffee enjoyment in a suitable form for any occasion.

The Nespresso®* compatible Lavazza capsules were introduced to the Swiss market in 2017 and currently include the following aromas: Deciso, Armonico, Decaffeinato Ricco, Avvolgente, Leggero and Vigoroso. This selection is to be expanded with new varieties in the near future.

From a strong espresso to a smooth and gentle coffee or decaf Lavazza can satisfy the different preferences of those Swiss consumers who want to opt for portioned coffee systems without losing the authentic Italian coffee experience.

Lavazza capsules are currently available at Manor, Jelmoli,, Selecta Webshop and Valser Service.

The full Kassensturz review is available here.


*Nespresso® is a mark of a third party without any link with Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. group of companies.