Store-bought Nespresso pods are very helpful. That’s because they save you the hassle and time of preparing your pods and cleaning your Nespresso machine. Unfortunately, these coffee pods can be costly. In addition, the taste and quality of the coffee may not be as fresh and tasty as homemade pods.
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to make your own Nespresso pods, which will be fresher and cheaper than store-bought ones. Also, you can use all your favorite coffees to create new flavors you may not be able to buy. You can check out some of our favorite Nespresso pods here.
What You Need to Make Your Own Nespresso Pods
To make your own coffee pods, you’ll need to first gather your own supplies. Start by finding a scoop or a stainless steel cup that roughly fits your Nespresso machine’s pod holder. It’s okay if the scooper isn’t the same size as the pod holder. That’s because the scooper only acts as the mold part of your Nespresso pod.
Next, you’ll need to purchase some coffee filters. Buy high-quality coffee filters to make your coffee pods. To avoid your Nespresso pods turning upside down inside your Nespresso machine:
- Avoid buying thin filters.
- Don’t buy large filters.
- Avoid making your own coffee filters at home because household material may contain chemicals not suitable for consumption.
Find a small cylindrical container that can fit into the scooper. You won’t be using this as part of your Nespresso pods, but you’ll use it to shape your filters. Consider using an empty vitamin bottle, an old Nespresso pod, or small glass jars.
The best part of homemade Nespresso pods is that you can choose your coffee flavors. For example, you can choose between fresh-ground coffee and pre-grounded coffee. You can also combine caffeinated and decaffeinated flavors. However, if you opt to grind your coffee beans fresh each morning, make sure they have a fine ground to them.
Next, consider the water you’ll use. Expert coffee makers often agree that water quality may influence the taste and quality of coffee. So, take this into account when preparing to make your Nespresso pods.
Next, measure out your coffee. How much coffee you need will depend on the type of coffee, the amount of coffee you’d like to brew, and how strong you like your coffee. You also need to decide how many Nespresso pods you want to make.
That will also help you determine how many filters and coffee you need. Click this link to read more on the amount of calories in Nespresso pods.
Making Your Own Nespresso Pods
To make your own pods:
- Place your coffee filter on a flat surface, and then place your glass jar on top of your filter. Ensure there are no creases or wrinkles at the bottom of the filter, and ensure your filter doesn’t have any holes.
- Place the filter and glass jar inside a scooper or scooping cup. Again, ensure there are no creases or wrinkles when you place your coffee filter in the scooper. You’ll also need to make sure everything fits properly and snugly.
- Next, slowly slide your glass jar out of the filter. Ensure your filter stays snugly in the scooper and maintains its shape. The sides of the coffee filter should look like they’re molded toward the jar that’s no longer there.
- Fill your filter with your pre-measured coffee grinds. Use two to three tablespoons per coffee filter based on how much coffee you want your Nespresso pods to produce.
- Now that you’ve filled your filter with coffee, close and fold your coffee filter carefully. Don’t use glue, tape, or other adhesive to seal it.
- After closing the filter, use your hands to compact the coffee filter into the scooper. This will help hold the shape of the pod, and it will make it easier to use your pods. Also, it reduces the odds of your folds coming undone and coffee spilling everywhere.
- After folding and pressing down your filter, now you’ve got your first Nespresso pod. Now you can remove it from the scooper and pop it into your Nespresso machine. Press start and enjoy your coffee.
- If you made many pods, you need to store them properly. Although you can keep store-bought Nespresso pods out in the open, you need to put more effort into storing your homemade coffee pods. For instance, you can store them in airtight containers, and if you want to keep them in a freezer or refrigerator, ensure that they’re in an airtight jar.
Homemade Nespresso pods are more convenient and less costly than store-bought ones. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to make your Nespresso pods at home, mainly because all the requirements needed are available in your kitchen.
By following the simple guidelines we’ve discussed above, we’re sure the results will add a smile to your face after the first sip of coffee from your Nespresso homemade pods. Click this link to learn about reusing Nespresso pods.