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Convenience vs waste: The environmental cost of your coffee pods

The attraction of coffee capsules is the simplicity and consistency of taste, right? And it certainly costs less than an espresso from a cafe, which sets you back about $3.50, whereas the cost of a capsule can vary from 37c for Aldi Expressi to 68c for Nespresso. 

But did you know that you’ll pay a lot less per kilogram for your coffee if you make it at home on a manual coffee machine? Here's how you can reduce your costs, and your waste.

Refilling DIY coffee pods works out to be much cheaper than single-use capsules

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