How to make a planet-friendly coffee with your Nespresso VertuoLine machine

We all know that "reusing" is not only economical, but also helps us to substantially reduce our impact on our precious planet. We're always on the hunt for ways to help coffee lovers reduce their waste, and our new reusable accessories for popular Nespresso VertuoLine machines do just that. 

Nespresso Vertuoline hack: DIY coffee capsules, fill & reuse your bases

How do I reuse my VertuoLine capsules?

This hack is easy peasy lemon squeezy! To get started, you'll need an empty Vertuo pod, a My-Cap Pack, and a Capsule Holder (it makes filling much simpler and mess-free)!

Step 1. Place an empty Vertuo capsule in the Capsule Holder and fill with coffee (we recommend a fine grind), and tamp firmly. 
Step 2. Give the edges of the capsule a quick brush off to remove loose grinds, then place the Paper Filter on top, followed by the Silicone Cap. 
Step 3. Place the capsule into the machine and close the handle. 
Step 4. Brew and enjoy!

Our team also put together this quick how-to video if a visual guide is more your thing!

Why we think you'll love it

Where to start! Firstly, reusing is far more sustainable that landfilling (of course), and even recycling. Reducing your consumption is a big factor when it comes to reducing your environmental footprint. Whether you own a Nespresso, Breville or DeLonghi branded machine, our reusable My-Cap accessories allow you to refill your Vertuo pods, drastically reducing your kitchen waste. 

Secondly, refilling with your own coffee will certainly save you some cash. Vertuo pods range from 80c-97c each. 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 around $200 annually simply by making the switch from disposable to reusable.

Refilling & reusing your Nespresso Vertuo pods | Budget hack

And of course lastly, who doesn't want that fresh coffee smell back in their kitchen? One of the reasons we love refillable capsules is that fact that we can shop locally for coffee beans - you're free to use whatever brand you choose. Reusables mean that you can hit up your favourite cafe or roaster for your freshly ground coffee blend. Decaf, organic, single-origin, specialty or fairtrade - you name it! 

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  • Crema Joe

    Hi Lina!
    Thanks for reaching out. Rest assured, we’re here to help!
    We have put together a fountain of resources in our Help Centre, which is full of super handy tips and tricks to get you brewing delicious and sustainable coffees in no time! The following Help Centre article should assist in resolving the issue you are currently experiencing:

  • Lina Widjaja

    Hi, I purchased the chrema joe for vertuo line 2 days ago and tried using it yesterday.

    I’ve been experiencing issues with using this so wanting to get advice. First time use, the machine displayed a red light and stopped brewing the coffee. It did finished brewing the second time. I tried again today and it displayed the red light again on the machine and it didn’t successfully brewed the coffee.

    Please let me know if there’s something I’m doing wrong. I have followed the steps shown in the video.


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