Nespresso, no doubt is an expensive affair not because of the costing of their machines, but rather with the ongoing cost of their pods. Another prominent issue that people mostly face is disposing the used Nespresso pods as these are not completely disposable and are affecting the environment. With tons of production of these pods, a lot of nondisposable waste is created each year which is coming up as a big challenge for the government to cope up. With the use of these, you are not only helping the system but are also playing an important role in saving the environment.
The first issue with the ongoing cost of pods can be easily brought down by using alternate brands. There are many other Nespresso compatible pods from other brands that sell for as cheap as $.40 which is almost half the price of pods by Nespresso. Using other brands also opens us to a lot more variety and flavors to choose from. We have already written about the other brands in our older post about Nespresso compatible pods, it’s surely going to help a lot.
Now the second issue is Environment. Because of the non-disposable nature of these pods, these are each year contributing to the environmental hazard. For this, we can switch to using reusable or refillable pods. Refillable simply means, ‘to refill’ and that’s what this simply means. These are actually metal pods (Some plastic reusable are also there but we prefer metal) which can be refilled with the desired coffee grounds. It saves money as well as environment too and is very simple to use.
Many brands have jumped into this and are already accepted by many Nespresso lovers. Below we will show you a few of the best options available as refillable pods.
Reusable Nespresso Compatible Capsules – Top 4
- Recaps Stainless Steel Reusable Capsules
- Sealpod Refillable Pods
- Mycoffeestar Refillable Capsule
- Goldtone Reusable Capsule
#1 Recaps Stainless Steel Reusable Capsules
Recaps is a reputed brand in making reusable capsules and this is actually a kit containing 3 reusable pods, a tamper to press and 120 Lids. Lids are available individually thereafter. These pods are compatible with all the OriginalLine machines like Pixie, Inissia, Citiz, Essenza, and Latissma. For brewers with a single pin and the brewers before 2010, the company suggests not to buy as there might be a compatibility issue.
#2 Sealpod Nespresso Refillable Capsules
Next on the list are the Refillable Pods by Sealpod. It is available in either 2 pc of 5 pc packing as desired along with an option to choose either 24 lids or 100 lids. These are again metal capsules that last lifetime or until you’ve lost them. Compatible with most of the Nespresso Machines, Sealpod is a little costly than the Recap. But it doesn’t matter much as the product is going to be used for long and difference is negligible. Buy the brand which you actually trust.
#3 MyCoffeeStar Refillable Stainless Steel Capsules
This is only a steel capsules for some higher cost. Lids and tamper are not provided and hence these are to be bought extra. However, the construction is solid and has won Greentac award, the Reddot award, and an International Design Award. This alone can say that this option is a great one to pick.
#4 Gold Tone Reusable Capsules
Built with high-quality FDA grade stainless steel, these pods are sure to last long. These pods come with complete metal body construction including the lid. The gold color is achieved by using chemical-free process. This capsule is again compatible with all the Nespresso OriginalLine machines except with the one pin models.
It felt good to write about the reusable Nespresso pods as encouraging the use of this helps save the environment. We have covered here the best 4 options and have neglected the plastic models. Hope you are able to find one for your coffee. Also, encourage other people around you who use Nespresso machines to use the reusable options to help save the environment.