Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine: Which reusable coffee pod is best?

You've got yourself a brand spanking new Nespresso Vertuo machine. You're loving the high-tech features, automatic functionality, streamlined design and speedy brewing time, however you're keen to kick waste to the curb and find a sustainable solution to your morning coffee ritual. Well, you've come to the right place - we’ve put together this handy guide to give you a great overview of how you can start sustainably (and economically!) brewing with the VertuoLine system.

Nespresso Vertuoline Machines

Vertuo pod machines are a line of high-end capsule machines that extract coffee quite differently to any other pod system available on the market. The brewing process consists of a capsule's inbuilt barcode being scanned upon entering the machine, with the capsule then being spun at high-speed. This "spinning" method results in a rich brew, with a very impressive, thick, foamy "crema" on top.

Available as a solo machine or with milk (Barista or Aeroccino3 frother), Vertuo machines are quiet, don't take up much space on your kitchen bench, and are available in a wide variety of colours (black, white, grey/titan, silver, blue and red.) Their sleek, stylish designs fit well in a modern kitchen, with their intuitive design best suited to the convenience-oriented coffee lover. They're an ideal choice for those looking for a quality appliance that delivers a speedy, automatic espresso. 

Reusable capsules


Pros: Whether you own a Nespresso, Breville or DeLonghi branded machine, refilling your Vertuo capsules will certainly save you some cash! Vertuo pods can range from 80c-$1.10 each, whereas the cost-per-brew when using My-Cap is around 54c per shot (based on the Espresso sized capsule, and ground coffee at $40.00 per kilo). We've estimated that an average household could save up to $500 annually simply by switching from disposable to reusable. This eco-brewing system allows you to reuse your Vertuo pods, helping to substantially reduce your kitchen waste too. An added bonus is that you'll also be able to shop locally for coffee beans - hit up your favourite cafe or roaster for your freshly ground coffee blend (and then compost your grinds after you've brewed)! Unlike steel reusable capsules, the My-Cap BPA-free silicone components are gentle on your machine, and cannot cause damage. Cost-effective, simple to use and easy to clean, My-Cap offers you the freedom to brew with your favourite coffee whilst making a better choice for our Earth and delivering a great coffee with rich crema. 

Cons: The aluminium Vertuo bases can be susceptible to damage if not handled with care. Converting your single-use pods into reusable ones is an amazing step towards reducing your environmental footprint, however preparing your capsules for use with the My-Cap system does require a little time and attention. 

Save money by refilling & reusing your VertuoLine coffee pod / capsule base with My-Cap

The verdict

If you're keen to save on costs, reduce your environmental impact and source fresh locally-produced coffee, My-Cap accessories are the perfect brewing choice for you! 

My-Cap accessories are compatible with their entire VertuoLine range, including VertuoPlus Deluxe, VertuoPlus, Vertuo Plus Bundle, VertuoPlus Deluxe Bundle, Vertuo Next and Nespresso Evoluo. 

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  • Crema Joe

    Hi Susie and Nat,

    Thank you your interest in our products and great questions re the Vertuo Next machine. Although they are listed as compatible, we have found mixed results with customers using the Next machines so if you wanted to try them, it would be up to you.

    -Crema Joe Team

  • Susie

    Is My Cap still the only option for a Nespresso Vertuo Next?

  • Nat

    Hi, does your product work with the new Nespresso Vertuo next machines? Thank you!

  • Crema Joe

    Hey Steph!
    Yes our My-Cap Vertuo range are compatible with the Next Deluxe by Breville! Our compatible product line can be found here:
    If there’s anything else we can assist with, please do get back in touch with us!
    Emma – Crema Joe team :)

  • Crema Joe

    Hi Ken!
    The silicone cap rests on top of the paper filter.
    If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
    Emma – Crema Joe team :)

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