Kogan joins Nespresso with its own compatible coffee pod machine

Nespresso’s well known no-fuss coffee system will be getting a new machine, and one not officially endorsed by Nespresso itself, with Australian manufacturer Kogan joining the coffee pod market.

Available in October for $199, the Kogan Ez-press Coffee Machine makes use of Nespresso coffee capsules to create coffee in minutes. The new machine has been designed to work specifically with the Nespresso pods, with no cleaning required.

“We’re making the Nespresso coffee system more affordable, at well under half the price of the current products available on the market,” said Ruslan Kogan, founder of Kogan.

While the price is very competitive – with Nespresso’s least expensive machine retailing for $349 – the release of the Ez-press Coffee Machine hinges on whether Kogan can make use of the technology while Nespresso’s patents are standing.