Pod n Save capsules are reusable, ecological and are compatible with Nespresso®. Don't think twice about purchasing one of our pods! Save money and at the same time help save the planet from the waste of single use coffee pods.
We bring you a unique product that allows you to use your favourite coffee in your Nespresso machine. Our product is tried and tested and has a 10+ year lifetime which works out to be less than $0.27/per time you use it v.s. your standard off the shelf options of between $0.50 and $1.00 per use.
The kit includes a scoop and brush to help you during the filling of your pod and we also have available for purchase a tamper specifically designed for use with our pods to allow you to get the perfect coffee consistency every time you use our pod.
Our most common pain point with our pods is that people find the strength doesn't match what they are used to with their disposable pods. This is because strong disposable pods use a stronger Robusta coffee bean to create a stronger blend than if you simply use Arabica coffee beans. To find out more about this check out our blog here.
The other issue people experience is the consistency of the flow. This comes down to the grind of the coffee. For some machines espresso grind from the supermarket will work. For most, especially smaller Nespresso machines, a coarser grind is required. We recommend a grind at about 70 to 75% of espresso grind if espresso grind is 100%. This may take some trial and error with your home grinder or with your local roaster/store where you buy and get your beans ground.
To aid our customers we set out to create a coffee blend that enables you to have a strong coffee with a great flavour too. This process took a bunch of trialing before we settled on our current blend that we are happy to drink day in day out. We sell it either as beans or pre-ground to our recommended coarseness. Check it out HERE.
Even with shipping it is cheaper per use than disposable pods and we package it in compostable bags so it is better for the environment than the average off the shelf coffee you will find in the supermarket.
We stock our coffee pods right here in Tauranga, New Zealand and so we are able to commit to shipping you your pod within 3-4 working days from the day that you make your order.
Benefits of the Product
Good for the environment: Continually reuse your capsules and so avoid throwing away hundreds of capsules every year.
Cost Effective: It works out to be less than $0.01/per time you use it v.s. your standard off the shelf options of between $0.50 and $1.00 per use.
Perfect for a gift: You can offer the Pod n Save capsule to a family member
Wellbeing: The Pod n Save capsule is made of food grade stainless steel which makes it easy to clean, durable and corrosion resistant.
Easy to use: Our capsules are easy to wash, whether it is by hand or in the dishwasher and the brush that comes in the pack helps with this process.
Consistent coffee: 8 water inlets let the coffee grinds get fully soaked and precise stainless steel mesh enables better coffee textures and flavour. Our lid has a seal o-ring which allows for a better seal and reduces friction with the machine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are single use coffee capsules a problem?
In 2019, more than 20 billion single-use capsules were thrown away which is more than 130 million kilograms of waste EVERY SINGLE YEAR. If you choose our pods you are taking a step towards stopping this ecological disaster that is only growing the by year
How long does each pod last?
Our pods are designed to last over 10 years.
What if the pod doesn't work?
We are so confident in our product that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
My machine is designed to pierce the capsule, how does the Pod n Save capsule not get damaged?
Our capsule is made from stainless steel so is not damaged during the process. We also have tested this process in machines countless times to make sure that the machine us is not damaged in the process.
How long should I wait between each use?
The capsule will be hot after each use so we recommend waiting 1-2 minutes before picking it up to wash and re-use it. If you are planning on making multiple coffees in a row then choose one of our discounted multi-pod packs so that you can make plenty of coffee for your friends and family.
But don't Nespresso recycle their capsules?
Yes they do, but in New Zealand this can only be done by dropping the capsules off to a Nespresso store, of which there only stores in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. If you either can't be bothered going into a store or don't live in one of these centres then you would have to courier your pods to these stores for them to be recycled which creates more damage to the environment. Once they actually get to Nespresso of the collected capsule some are used as fuel in electricity generation and only only about 25% are actually recycled. Nespresso predominantly makes their capsules from a special kind of aluminium which is not found in recycled aluminium so most of their product is from virgin material. And while recycled aluminium is easy to recycle, ore extraction is highly energy intensive, wasting incredible amounts of water, electricity and resources. Nespresso has understood the extent of the problem, and therefore has made a pledge towards sustainable aluminium sourcing. But for now, the use of virgin aluminium still uses 95% more energy than recycling it. The short of it is, using a re-usable capsule is better for the environment so is the favourable option than relying on a recycling process.
Our Nespresso Coffee Pods are Compatible with the Following Nespresso Machines:
- Essenza Mini
- Food grade stainless steel reusable Nespresso capsule
- Corrosion, heat and acid resisting
- BPA Free
- Reusable Filter
- Size: 37 x 27mm
- Capacity: 4.5g ground coffee
- Net Weight 28.1g
Whats in the box?
- Stainless steel reusable nespresso compatible coffee pod
- Coffee grind scoop
- Coffee grind brush
Excellent product that allows me to use the coffee I want saving money and the needless disposal of aluminium. Really friendly service from Cameron with backup advice even during Lockdown. Have recommended product to several friends that were unaware such a thing existed.👍
I'm wondering if I need to use a stronger coffee. It came out very watery. The courier only delivered my order last Wednesday. So it took a long time to arrive. I dont know what to do really. Spend more money on different strengths of coffee? Anyone got any ideas?
Great capsules, a bit stiff in my machine to start but brilliant now! So good infact I ordered more. Service was brilliant when I ordered and having looked at many pods before buying I find these are excellent quality at a reasonable price
I didn’t know there was such a thing!!! I never intend to buy or use a pod coffee machine before because it’s environmentally unfriendly. But our work has a pod coffee machine and I saw my colleague using this brilliant little pod. Now I use my grunty espresso machine at home and use a pod machine at work with this fab recycling pod. Love it!