Do you enjoy the ease of using a pod coffee machine, but are perhaps put off by the non-recyclable nature of most coffee pods on the market? Maybe you're shopping our list of the best coffee machines (or perhaps are waiting for the Black Friday sales), but are discouraged by the thought of the pods going into landfill?
Take Nespresso pods, for example. They technically are made from recyclable aluminium (great), but most recycling facilities cannot recycle them because they're too small (seriously?). So, instead you have to drop them off at one of Nespresso's recycling hubs – doable, of course, but just another job to do (in a world where we could all do with less to do, right?).
Fortunately, there's no need to give up on the idea of coffee pods. You can now make your own, refillable coffee pods compatible with Nespresso machines using the Capsulier, a new gadget that allows you to fill up a reusable and washable stainless steel pod (provided) with ground coffee of your choice.
You literally fill the machine with the coffee, insert the capsule, push down the lever, and you've got a coffee pod ready to go in your pod coffee machine. When you're done, simply empty the used coffee into your food waste bin and reuse the pod. Genius.