How to use WayCap capsules (for Nespresso®)

Compatibility: Are WayCap capsules compatible with my machine?

WayCap capsules may be used with the following Nespresso* machines only - Inissia, Pixie, Citiz, Maestria, Lattissima, Essenza, Kitchen Aid, Handpresso Auto Capsule, Expert, Wacaco Minipresso NS, Wacaco Nanopresso NS and Prodigio.

Is WayCap easy to use?

The manual Dispenser and Press have been perfected to allow for a quick refill of the pod without any waste. With the new WayCap EZ screw-top design, we estimate that you'll be able to fill your capsules in about the same amount of time that it takes for your machine to warm up.

Will WayCap capsules damage my machine?

WayCap capsules are designed to fit perfectly, and with proper use, will not harm the machine.

I would like to grind my own fresh coffee beans, what kind of grinder should I use?

We recommend using a burr grinder for the best results, as blade grinders create an inconsistent grind, as well as too much dust.

What coffee is recommended for use with WayCap capsules?

Firstly, we always recommend grabbing a bag of our delicious Bespoke Blend in stovetop grind (crafted specifically for use with WayCap) to get you going - you can also take this along to your local roaster as a great grind reference point!

And of course, one of the beauties of reusable pods, is that you're no longer restricted to the blends available from big brands. To help you brew a great planet-friendly cuppa, we've put together our key tips for selecting the perfect coffee for your new reusable pods!

Blend: It's important to remember coffee beans are an agricultural product - naturally, they differ! The roasting process also has a big impact on the final product. As pure coffee beans have no added flavours, we suggest using a lovely strong, dark roast. We also encourage you to try a new blend every time you shop for a new bag of coffee as you build an understanding for which flavours and aromas suit your palate.

Grind size: We recommend using a medium-fine grind (slightly coarser than espresso). If you're not grinding at home, ask your favourite cafe to grind the beans for you.

Can I get detailed instructions for brewing with WayCap?

Machine prep (recommended for best results)
Remove any capsules from the machine, fill the water tank with filtered water, place a cup under the coffee outlet and extract a shot of the water. To assist with optimal performance, before brewing with reusable pods, we also recommend performing a thorough descale to ensure that the brewing pressure of your machine is normal.

Step 1. Fill
Unscrew the cap, lay the dispenser over the capsule, and fill using a teaspoon. Tamp with every teaspoon added until the coffee is in line with the rim of the capsule. Level the coffee using the handle of a spoon to remove any excess if needed. 

Step 2. Seal
Select your filter, and plug it into the cap. Screw the lid firmly closed, ensuring there are no residual grinds on the thread of the capsule (between the body and the top).

Step 3. Brew
Insert the capsule into the machine, brew and, enjoy!

Can I get a little more info on the Stainless Steel Filters/Tops?

Luckily for you, unlike other steel-topped coffee pods, WayCap packs comes with 4 interchangeable Steel Filters - each one suited to a particular grind size to help you enjoy an excellent, creamy espresso with your chosen coffee!

• For a slow extraction (very fine grind), use a filter with more slots.
• For a watery coffee (coarse grind), a filter with minimal slots is best.

Once clicked into place, simply screw the lid onto the capsule body. Check out the following video for a quick tutorial on how to switch out your filters. 

How sustainable are WayCap capsules?

WayCap capsules are made entirely of stainless steel, so can be reused infinitely. Aside from the spent coffee grounds, they don’t produce any waste. Their environmental impact is also minimal at every stage of production - every part of the pod is manufactured in the immediate vicinity of the warehouse, and the packaging is made entirely of recycled materials.

Can I brew strong coffee or lungos with WayCap?

For longer style coffees (or if you just need a particularly strong cuppa!) we recommend using 2 WayCap pods on a 40mL extraction setting.

What is the capacity of a WayCap capsule?

WayCap can contain up to 6g of coffee.

Can I get some tips on improving my cuppa now that I'm brewing with real coffee?

Sure thing! Your brew results will vary, dependant on which coffee you use, and how you use it. You can check out our top tips here, and additional tips on brewing a strong coffee with WayCap in this short video.

How can I support you guys to make change?

How kind of you for asking! Honestly, the best way you can help is telling your friends / family about us, and share share SHARE on social media! The more people that brew with reusables, the bigger our impact.

And if you know someone who could do with a little encouragement switching from single-use to reusable, or simply want to give us a shout out at your workplace, we have some handy downloadable / printable posters too:
Single-Use Swaps
Reusable Coffee Pod Info