Where can you buy reusable Nespresso pods? - The short answer is that you’ll find them quite readily available at most online coffee stores, coffee marketplaces, as well as in your local coffee shop.
Back when Nespresso coffee capsules first began and were made of plastic, these reusable, Nespresso compatible capsules that were usually made of stainless steel, were touted as the environmentally friendly alternative to the coffee capsule.
Aside from the fact that you had to fill your own stainless steel reusable capsule, it worked pretty much the same way as a plastic one. The capsule, once filled with your favourite coffee grounds, would be loaded into Nespresso machines, after which pressure would build up the machine, forcing hot water through the metal lid and screen found on the reusable capsule, extracting single serve espresso from the coffee grounds. Unfortunately, it does not seem that these stainless steel reusable capsules are seeing great popularity around the world.
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The first reason for this is because, with the newer generation of Nespresso pods and Nespresso compatible capsules produced by other coffee roasters, many of them started producing capsules made out of aluminium, which was more easily recycled than plastic.
Today, there are also biodegradable capsules which can apparently dissolve when buried underground in a short span of time as compared to traditional plastics. However, the biggest pain point with stainless steel capsules was filling the capsule with your own coffee grounds.
Simply put, consumers just found it one step too troublesome, and simply not as convenient as using a ready-made, hermetically sealed coffee capsule. There was also the potential for spillage and the off-chance that one might drop coffee grounds all over the kitchen counter while trying to load the capsule.
Because of this, consumers started choosing between purchasing ready-sealed Nespresso capsules or ready sealed Nespresso compatible capsules that were produced by their favourite local coffee roasters, and using fresh coffee grounds to brew coffee via other hand brewing methods such as in a V60, Chemex, French Press, or a regular coffee machine.
Interestingly, with new inventions in the sphere of coffee popping up each month, consumers could potentially get their hands on some very innovative products. One such innovation is the Capressule, which is a portable coffee maker, consumers no longer have to make this choice.
This is because the Capressule has the ability to pull an espresso shot using either a pre-sealed capsule, or by loading the coffee grounds directly into the cartridge to produce a cup of coffee. The operating mechanics of the Capressule is not too different from a Nespresso coffee machine, in that it uses pressurised hot water passed through a screen to extract espresso from coffee.
However, what makes the Capressule impressive is that it offers the flexibility of using fresh coffee grounds when you feel like it, and comes in the form of a simple but well built portable coffee maker template, which means that this could be infinitely more flexible and versatile than a Nespresso coffee machine.
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