Small capsules – big success

Proprietary systems or compatible capsules – Rychiger offers solutions covering everything from product development to serial production.

Do you want to increase the output and reduce the material consumption of your coffee capsule production? Do you want to push down costs? Are you a coffee roaster and wish to offer your products in capsule format? Are you a global player on the lookout for a complete solution for your capsule system? Rychiger would be delighted to put its unique expertise at your disposal.

We love coffee and have been actively involved in the coffee capsule business right from the start, assisting companies with our know-how. Among our customers are virtually all leading companies in the industry, as well as small coffee products and medium-sized coffee roasters.

As the global leader in coffee capsule solutions, we manufacture tailor-made production machines for established systems as well as new proprietary formats.

Coffee capsules – the success story continues

Coffee is among the most popular beverages in the world. Enjoying a cup of coffee is part of the daily routine of millions of people. For many of us, getting started in the morning without a freshly brewed cup of coffee is unthinkable. All over the world, more and more people are moving to capsule systems. And this trend is here to stay, as there are many good reasons for it:

  • Taste: Good coffee puts a spring in our step and warms our heart. It comes therefore as no surprise that millions of coffee lovers all over the world have opted for capsule systems, as they produce espressos that are a good as those from the Italian bar around the corner. This is all due to the small capsules that protect the quality coffee against light, oxygen and moisture and preserve its characterful flavor for that extra smooth taste. Cup after cup. Day after day. Every brew is as fresh as the last one, as quality coffee capsules keep the product fresh for up to 24 months.
  • Convenient: Place capsule in machine and press button – done. There is simply no easier or faster way to a nice cup of coffee. The machine heats the water and pumps it under high pressure through the capsule, for a perfect cup of coffee full of flavor and a prized crema on top. The capsules are made from barrier materials that keep out light and air. Nitrogen added to the coffee inside the capsule preserves its flavors and guarantees a long shelf life of between 6 and 24 months, depending on the actual packaging material.
  • Sustainable: The ecological footprint of coffee capsules is very small. For coffee lovers who also care for the environment, there is virtually no better way to make an espresso. This is mainly due to the fact that each capsule contains exactly the amount of coffee necessary for a cup. In contrast to filter systems or automatic coffee machines, not a single gram of powder is wasted. Capsule systems also come top as regards energy efficiency. The machine heats exactly the amount of water needed for a cup. Many coffee capsules can be recycled or reused, and there are also compostable capsules available in the market.

Proprietary, compatible or compostable

What is the best system for your own coffee? Do you have preferences regarding the material of your capsules? As we know the market and the many systems, we can tell you what works best, and where there are promising nice markets. Tap into our expert know-how to find the best solution for you:

  • Compatible capsules? Your customers will be familiar with capsule systems, as most households now possess a capsule coffee machine. Nespresso, the pioneer in coffee capsules, is still the market leader. In Europe, a number of other systems have become very popular, for instance Dolce Gusto, another Nestlé product. There are also the Tassimo system of Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Caffissimo by Tchibo and the Italian brand Caffita. In the US, where filter coffee is the brew of choice, the low-pressure system from Keurig with its K-Cup capsules is gaining ground.
  • Proprietary capsules? How about cube-shape capsules that would be easier to pack for shipping and sale on supermarket shelves? Or another, unique shape for an even better crema? We assist you in designing your proprietary capsules and make sure nothing is overlooked in the development of your complete system. We also assist you in finding an experienced manufacturer for your system coffee machine.
  • Aluminum, plastic or compostable? Over the past 25 years, Rychiger has designed and produced machines for all packaging materials currently used for coffee capsules. We cooperate with the best suppliers and know all the advantages and disadvantages of the various materials. As our experts are always up to date with the latest trends, they can advise you with competence when it comes to choosing the right material for your product.

Ready for growth

We specialize in filling and sealing solutions. Our machines are able to fill containers with high precision, even where quantities are very small, add the necessary nitrogen gas to preserve the product and seal the capsules airtight.

For the industrialization of your new product, we assist you in the proof-of-concept procedure. Our product range includes machines that produce small batches with fully controlled and reproducible parameters, so that you can upscale production at any stage with minimum investment.

We manufacture machine platforms that grow with your business – starting with the FS 120 the designed for serial production from 50 capsules per minute to the FS 960 HV with an output rate of 2000 capsule per minute. Rychiger also offers secondary (end-of-line) packaging machines and advises you on the best packaging solution for your product.

Processes upstream of filling and sealing can be seamlessly integrated into a turnkey production plant. This also applies for downstream processes including end-of-line packaging. Our machines are designed for quick and easy product change with extremely short retooling times.

Rychiger machines are in operation all over the world, enabling local coffee roasters to produce their own capsules. That is why we have established a global network of subsidiaries and agencies, providing on-site support when and where needed.

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