THE GREEN PODS SAVE YOU MONEY
Two coffees a day kind of person? Our reusable Nespresso coffee pods could save you $611 a year (based on a single-use pod cost of 95c and buying fresh coffee beans for $25/kg). Made from high-quality stainless steel, they’re designed to last a lifetime.
WHILE ALSO SAVING THE PLANET
You could save 730 single-use pods a year from going to landfill. Most single-use pods are made from a combination of aluminium and plastic – meaning they’re non-recyclable and can take 500 years to break down.
DRINK THE COFFEE YOU WANT TO DRINK
With our reusable Nespresso coffee pods, you’re not limited to one brand of coffee. Experiment with different roasters until you find your favourite.
- Check the capsule fits with your coffee machine
- Fill the capsule with about 4.5g of medium-ground coffee. Use the back of a spoon or a tamper to tamp a little before closing the lid.
- Put the capsule into your coffee machine and run like usual.
- Remove the capsule and dispose of the coffee grounds. It’s fine to rinse them down the sink or put them into compost. While the capsules are dishwasher safe, we recommend rinsing in the sink with hot water.
See more info on how to use here.
COMPATIBLE WITH THE FOLLOWING NESPRESSO MACHINES:
- Essenza Mini (By Breville)
Frequently Asked Questions
We created a manual dispenser to help you in case you don’t know how much coffee goes into a capsule. Our advice is to fill it until the coffee is level with the edge of the capsule. Depending on the pressure you put on the coffee and the kind of filter you use, the coffee will be lighter or stronger.
As with all the actions we now perform automatically, like riding a bike, a little practice is needed to learn how to use our capsule well and without problems.
We reckon you can fill up your Green Pod in less than 15 seconds! Which means your pod will be ready long before your Nespresso machine even heats up.
The capsule will indeed be hot after each use. You should wait 1 or 2 minutes before grabbing it with your hand. You can however grab it with a tool and place it under water to speed up the process. To make things easier we recommend you chose one of our discounted packs with several capsules in case you are planning to make coffees for family and friends.
You can make tea, hot chocolate, and even hot milk foam using our Green Pods!
Tea: Use tea leaves, or empty a tea bag into the capsule. It's OK if you don't completely fill the capsule as tea is much more concentrated than coffee. Use the lungo button to get a full cup of tea in seconds!
Chai: Fill the capsule with your favourite brand of chai. Make sure not to tamp the powder very lightly (much lighter than you would do for coffee) as the fine powder can clump and block to pod.
Hot Chocolate: Fill the capsule with your favourite drinking chocolate power. Make sure not to tamp the powder very lightly (much lighter than you would do for coffee) as the fine powder can clump and block to pod.
Hot Milk Foam: Just fill the capsule with milk power (we recommend full fat - for better mouth feel). Don't try mixing the milk powder and coffee in the same pod as this will render the coffee far too weak.
Only around 40% of Nespresso pods are being recycled. And, even the aluminium that is recycled, won't get used to make new pods since the alloy of metal they require isn't possible from recycled material.
We know the only sustainable solution is to switch from single use to reusable products that last.
You can read more about the Nespresso recycling program and the damage being done to the environment by single use pods in our blog post HERE
No it won't. Using our Green Pods is no different to using another 3rd party coffee capsule such as L'OR or Starbucks.
Our pods have a gap where the pins of the Nespresso machine strike the pod, and then lots of tiny holes to let the hot water enter. Due to this clever design, neither the capsule nor the machine get damaged during the process.
It's easy! Simply scrape out the spent coffee grounds using a spoon and then rise your Green Pod under cold water in the sink.
We've also got a great list of ideas you can do with the used coffee grounds here
The o-rings/gaskets we use are guaranteed to last for the lifetime of your pod. In case you do end up losing them, or need more, please email us and we'll sort you out.
Experiment to find the right amount of coffee and pressure when tamping the grinds. We find about 5 to 7g works well. Be mindful of the size of the grind – it shouldn’t be too coarse nor too fine. Try a few times to see what works best for your coffee and machine.
OUR RISK-FREE GUARANTEE
We have an iron-clad risk-free 30-day guarantee included with every purchase.
That means, if you’re not 100% satisfied with your new Green Pods, we’ll do whatever it takes to make things right.
Please note: orders within New Zealand will be shipped the next day and typically take 3-5 business days to arrive. International orders typically take 7-12 days to arrive but have been experiencing some delays due to COVID-19