Getting ready to buy an inexpensive espresso setup for at work. I've been very happy with the EC155, but I've noticed that Nespresso machines are very well engineered, very inexpensive, and much smaller.

I will not use anything that has throwaway parts, and compostability claims are bogus, but I did find these (actually) zero-waste refillable pods:

Does anyone have experience or educated hypotheses about how well these would work?

  • They will be as good as the disposable Nespresso capsules, depending on which coffee you fill it with, how it is ground etc. – avocado1 Jul 28 at 11:52
  • Thanks for posting this, I was looking for zero waste pods and you’ve linked three! – bunnydrug Oct 7 at 11:09

TLDR: Depends if the coffeestyle matches the pod design.

How an Nespresso machine works:

  1. pod put in the machine gets pierced on the upperside
  2. hot water is released into the pod
  3. pressure rises inside the pod
  4. due to high pressure a membrane burst at the botom of the pod
  5. brewed coffee is released

By modifying the membrane to burst at a high or an low pressure other flavors will be extracted from the coffee, like pour over and espresso.

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