January 15, 2020 2 min read

We understand that it may be a little intimidating to switch over from the plastic, single use pods. That's why we have put together a little guide to explain how simple they are to use.

How to use

  1. Fill the reusable coffee pod using either fine or medium ground coffee. If you need a coffee grinder, we have just the thing for you here
  2. Once filled, pack down with a tamper, not too tight as you will affect the flow of the water through the pod but not too loose or the coffee may be a little weak. Don't worry though, you will get this bit down to a fine art in no time. 
  3.  Once packed, place the lid onto the pod and pop into the machine. Please note: the Dolce Gusto pod needs to be placed in a certain way, with the hole being in the 6 o'clock position, the other reusable coffee pods are not so particular.
  4. Start the machine and let it do its thing. Enjoy!

nespresso reusable pods guide

Careful when removing the pod, it can be hot

How to clean

Cleaning is the easy part, all of our pods reusable coffee pods are provided with a little cleaning brush to use. Can be washed just like any other utensil either by hand or in the dishwasher.

Coffee too watery?

Your first couple of coffees may not be the best unless you have done this before, but with a little practice you will barely notice the difference to your disposable pods. Not to worry, it will become part of your muscle memory before you know it.

These pods work best with fine and medium coffee. Try to avoid the coarse and extra fine brands, we suggest referring to the guide below on which types of coffee to use for optimal taste

If you are still having the issue, this means that the water is running straight through the pod, so you will need to pack the coffee into the pod a little firmer.

Water trickling out?

This is the exact opposite problem with the above and you have packed the coffee too much. In this case the water is unable to pass through the pod sufficiently. Just give it a little less pressure next time.

Reusable coffee pods - Preferred Coffee

 

For the optimal coffee

It is advised to frequently clean out your machine with the machines recommended cleaner, this prevents residue build up and provides the optimal conditions for the perfect coffee. Additionally, letting a water cycle run through once in a while also helps, your machine will thank you for it.

We're here

We know our products very well here at Forever Green. If you are unsure whether your machine is compatibilible, click the guide on the products page.

Still not sure? Just get in touch with us and we'll confirm. 


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