9 genius on-trend coffee pod storage buys to keep your countertop tidy

Put your coffee station to work

A selection of pod coffee storage designs
(Image credit: Christina Chrysostomou / Future)

Coffee pod storage is an absolute essential if you have a machine that accepts capsules. I'm on team #beantocup personally, but nothing winds me up more than seeing cardboard cartridges out or littered on a countertop. I'm not perfect (I've literally spilled the beans while opening a packet), but buying a good single-serve coffee maker is only half the job done in my eyes. 

As a millennial who's dipping their pinky in newer social media platforms, y'all young'uns on TikTok love a bit of restocking and kitchen organization, don't you? Turn on the sound and it's ASMR heaven ripping open plastic packets and cardboard boxes.

So on a campaign to clean up your act, I've scrolled TikTok 'til my thumbs hurt to find the most iconic coffee pod storage out there. There are clear AF acrylic finds, magnetic picks that stick to your refrigerator, and even accessories that clip onto your small coffee maker. All are renter-friendly, and I promise you won't pay more than $45. In fact, the majority are under $25.


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What is the best way to store coffee pods?

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One rule to always follow is to read the instructions on the back of the box your coffee pods come in. These instructions will tell you how to store your pods and let you know if there's a specific way to stack them. Otherwise, it's pretty much down to convenience as some people can dedicate more countertop space to pod coffee storage than others. If it makes more sense to keep your pods in a cabinet, then do it!

Whatever you do, though, keep them close by to your machine and within easy reach.

Where to store Keurig coffee pods

I spoke with the experts at Keurig find out the best recommended way to store your coffee pods.

"While coffee corner decor is a matter of personal expression, there are certain things to remember to keep your Keurig coffee fresh," says Lindsay Fermano, senior director of brand marketing at Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.

"Most importantly, we suggest storing your K-Cup pods in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. It might seem intuitive to keep them in the fridge or freezer for freshness, but we would recommend against it. The reason why is simple: Your K-Cup pods will absorb the aromas from the fridge, affecting their flavor."

Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.