The Consortium made several investments to add value to the E.S.E. trademark and implemented several E.S.E. certification enhancements throughout its entire value chain. The new E.S.E. Standard parameters now foresee:
- a narrower dimensional parameters acceptance range, which spans: 43,5 to 44.5 mm in diameter; 9,1 to 10,6 mm in thickness;
- 4 espresso coffee categories (espresso, short, long and extra-long) to accompany the E.S.E. logo and better define the beverage type, should the manufacturer choose to do so;
- eliminating “dual-validity” issues by prototyping 2 E.S.E. pods made of silicone (one small, one larger, with 55 and 65 shore hardness) that standardize and enhance the accuracy of conformance tests.