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nixxee guide to coffee pod holders

There’s absolutely no doubt that pod coffee machines have risen in popularity over the past few years. This may be down to George Clooney, but it’s more likely that it’s down to their spectacular convenience. In fact, between 2012 and 2013, Britons spent a staggering £56.1 million on coffee pods alone, equating to around 186 million capsules in total. 

These figures prove that many people simply don’t have the time or effort to spend on grinding beans, measuring ground coffee, or even boiling a kettle. Coffee pod machines truly are an idiot-proof way to brew a beverage in only a couple of minutes, and they certainly pay for themselves if you’re someone who has a habit of spending money in coffee shops. 

Before we get onto how you can find the perfect storage for your coffee pods, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about these handy little gadgets. 

How does a pod machine work?

Today’s coffee brewing technology means that we can create the perfect morning beverage at the click of a button. Some might even add a little whisper of foam at the top akin to what you’d be served in your favourite local coffee shop.

So, how do they actually work? Rather than heating the water, these machines have a boiler that rapidly heats up water and causes it to build up pressure. This pressure is then fired through the coffee grounds in the pod to create a flavourful drink.

Can you use a coffee pod without a machine?

Depending on the coffee pod that you have, you may be able to use it without a machine. Remove the pod from its packaging, place it in your mug and pour water over it. Allow it to steep in the water and occasionally stir, removing it after a few minutes.

Can you use coffee pods in any machine?

Usually, coffee pods or capsules are not interchangeable, but there are many pods that you can load into any machine. To do this, you will need to find a pod holster that is compatible with your machine, place the pod in the holster, and load it into the machine. If it’s compatible, it should work and make your coffee.

Why should I invest in a coffee pod holder?

If you’re someone that’s prone to investing in a number of different pods every time you go to the store, a pod holder will be a great help when it comes to how you organise your kitchen. A coffee pod holder will give you easy access to your capsules so that you can quickly load your machine and start your day right.