You work, a little more than the prepackaged standard capsules demand, but it isn’t a difficult task. If you like your coffee simple, just coffee, and or black, these are a great way of putting ground coffee to use. It’s definitely better to keep the coffee grounds in a plastic container, as this makes scooping and pressing the grounds into the pod – against the wall of the container easy, and allows for the excess to be smoothed away without wastage.
The mesh starts to pull away from the plastic after two or three uses, although overall they seem to keep functioning well.
Coffee2u Refillable Reusable Coffee Capsules Pods For Nespresso – 10 Coffee Pods – (Fit all Nespresso machines from after October 2010)
- 10 x Coffee2u Refillable/Reusable Nespresso Coffee Capsules – (colours may vary)
- Use your favourite Coffee, Tea or even Chocolate – Full Instructions Supplied
- High Quality refillable capsules with stainless steel filters in lid and base
- Each capsule can be used over 30 times
- Suitable for Nespresso Machines made after October 2010 – PLEASE NOTE: Not suitable for Nespresso Krups machines with one-pin notch: F897, F896, F893 (machines made before 2003) & not for machines with automatic capsule feed & also Krups XN730540
Only had them a couple of days but so far they’re working well. It’s taken me a couple of uses to start to get a feel for how much coffee to put in. I put a third in; pack it; another third; pack it then pack the last bit. Not too hard just so it doesn’t feel loose. I use a combination of a tea spoon and my thumb. They’re easy enough to wash and i’m going to start using the waste coffee on my garden.
I was given these as a birthday present and they are compatible with my nespresso inissia (krups). If you pat them down the coffee is strong and you get a nice crema.
These are brilliant – i found wonderful coffees to use in my nespresso machine.
Coffee2u Refillable Reusable Coffee Capsules Pods For Nespresso – 10 Coffee Pods – (Fit all Nespresso machines from after October 2010) : Brill and more eco friendly plus can use my lavazza and illy coffee.
Quick and efficient service from the company. Product provides a delicate, re-useable but sturdy and capsule.
Good if you use really strong coffee that is finely ground otherwise the coffe is all a bit weak. They are a bit fiddly to fill without making a mess. Still works out a lot cheaper than the prepacked capsules.
These things work, no problem there. But it is worth noting that if you want to be able to drink a cup of coffee using only one of these pods then you can’t just use any old coffee, you need something very strong, certainly if you like a lungo. The stuff they use in the official pods must be super concentrated.
Got them for my friend and he says they do what they’re supposed to do.
Works perfectly for coffee in our nespresso machine (pixie). The coffee must be espresso grind (fine). I have tried these for hot chocolate too, and find that quite a bit of cocoa is left in the pod, but the same thing happens with hot choc pods that are commercially produced too, so i think it would be unfair to drop a star for this. They are very easy to open and shut. When buying them, i sort of had in mind that i would be able to make up a lot of pods, and then use them as and when, but as these aren’t airtight when filled, i think using them that way would probably not be the best approach, so they need to be filled as needed. This is why they’ve lost a star from me.
I have an inissia machine & i can get these capsules to work well. By working well, i don’t just mean that the water goes through the capsule adequately but that the coffee is worth drinking. There are some things to be aware of:you need to use a very strong coffee because the capsules are small – they hold a maximum of 5g compared to 8g for a standard espresso made the traditional way. Nespresso can do it, you say, & make a yummy, albeit expensive drink. Yes, that is true, but we don’t know if they do unspeakable things to the coffee in the process. Certainly, they have very sophisticated ways of getting the maximum amount of coffee into a tiny capsule & those are not available to the home diy coffee pod maker. 5 strength coffee beans, ground to espresso fineness. Fill the pod & tamp down firmly (but not too aggressively), leaving a very slight gap at the top of about 2mm. I am using asda java volcanic at the moment.