Alma de Cuba coffee pods

Alma de Cuba has made its first foray into premium Nespresso-compatible capsules.

The artisan Cuban ­coffee brand is hoping to tap into the burgeoning pod market with its medium to high roast bean Cafecito Capsules.

Priced at £8 for 20, the pods are filled with 100% Arabica Cuban mountain-grown coffee.

An Alma de Cuba spokesman said its sales of coffee capsules in Western Europe had almost doubled over the past four years to £3.3bn.

“Having launched our brand just 12 months ago, we are thrilled that Alma de Cuba has generated lots of interest which has converted into sales and driven demand for the product to be made available in new formats,” he said.

Alma de Cuba has also secured its first UK listing for its gourmet roast coffee gift tin in Harvey Nichols. The capsules are available from