Bacteria, yeast and mould in Nespresso® coffee machines, and what you can do about it.

How hygienic is the inside of your coffee machine? Your pod machine is literally a breeding ground for bacteria and old coffee build-up. Descaling is important for machine maintenance, and removes the lime scale on the boiler of your machine, but it doesn´t remove residue and bacteria on the brewing chamber of your machine. The dirtiest part of your Nespresso® machine Every time you extract a shot of espresso, a layer of coffee oil stays behind inside the brewing chamber of your machine. The dirtiest part of your capsule machine is not the water tank, or the pipes - it's...

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Creamy Espresso Milkshake

With eco-friendly Bluecup reusable capsules about to hit our virtual shelves, we've decided to celebrate.. with delicious creamy, refreshing-y, coffee-y Espresso Milkshakes all-round! This espresso shake is packed with some serious buzz and is absolutely heaven on a hot day - perfectly timed with Summer just around the corner!

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Reuse and reduce your impact - which refillable capsules are best for you?

If you prize convenience when it comes to coffee but don't like the waste, and with demand for eco-friendly coffee capsules on the rise, refillable pods are an attractive sustainable option. But which capsule is right for you? To find out which comes out on top, we put SealPod, WayCap and Bluecup Nespresso-compatible coffee pods to the test, rating and evaluating them on ease-of-use, performance, sustainability and value for money.

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Brew method: How to make a strong coffee with reusable capsules.

Coffee capsules are generally weaker in flavour than an espresso from your local coffee shop - this is simply due to the smaller capacity, literally resulting in less coffee. And unfortunately, while refillable capsules are one of the most eco-friendly and affordable coffee pod options on the market, their capacity can be even smaller, as the products are designed to be shorter to ensure no damage occurs to the appliance they are used in. 

So, if you prefer a strong-tasting cup of joe, but want to use your Nespresso machine and reusable coffee capsules, we've compiled our top tips below to help you perfect your brew method.  

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So, your coffee machine has gone to heaven.

There is a lot of talk lately about the impact of coffee capsules on the environment, but rarely any discussion about how consumers may thoughtfully dispose of their coffee machine at product end-of-life. Electronic waste is the fastest-growing type of waste in the country - if we are truly concerned about sustainability, we should be focusing on reuse and repair wherever possible to help reduce the amount of electronic items going to landfill.

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