#1 They Simplify Your Day
Wanting to use a traditional coffee machine to make that morning cup?
There’s more than a few elements you need to get right, from grinding the beans, tampering the ground coffee, and operating the espresso machine… “But I just want my caffeine, dammit!”
With coffee pods, all the guess work is taken out. Every pod already has the optimal amount of coffee in it, so all you need to do is press a button and voila.
#2 Fresh Coffee All the Way
You may not have known but an unopened pack of pods will stay fresh for up to 18 months!
One of the perks of having individually packed pouches of coffee pods is that the flavour and aroma of the grind are preserved until it’s opened and being used. After opening, they’re still good for a month or so. Compare this to normal ground coffee that can spoil within a week.
So, basically, pods are like a cryogenic chamber*… but for coffee.
*Disclaimer: Do not attempt to preserve yourself using coffee pods.
#3 No More Cleaning and Wastage
It’s the morning, you’re already tired and now look at you, spilling coffee all over your kitchen bench as you clumsily dose, tap and empty.
You don’t need that. Nobody needs that.
Instead of creating a mess and wasting precious coffee, a coffee pod solves both of these issues. The end result? Less cleaning and a quicker, less painful energy fix.
#4 More Space and Less Noise
Depending on how fancy your espresso machine is, it could take up 80 cm L x 50 cm W of space. Compare this to that of your average coffee capsule machine, which occupies a meager 35 cm L x 13 cm W of space. Finally, somewhere to put your imported set of Japanese knives.
Since you don’t have to grind the coffee beans either, you can let your significant other or furry friend enjoy some uninterrupted sleep as you enjoy your morning cup.
#5 Environmentally Friendly
To be fair, coffee pods have historically been a blight upon the environment. With 2-3 million pods consumed daily within Australia, that’s cause for some pretty big concern.
The solution? Plants.
Plants? Yes. More specifically, those which can be used to make 100% biodegradable and compostable coffee pods. This means instead of them sitting in landfill for 500 years, they can disappear in your garden within 6 months.
And there they are. Five reasons to come to the dark side (the delicious, dark roasted coffee side, that is) because at last, you can have your coffee and drink it too.