Reusable capsules for the coffee machine: Advantages and disadvantages

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If you use a capsule coffee maker, such as the Krups Genius SSurely you have already heard about the reusable capsules that you can use to prepare your drinks. If you are not sure how they work, what models you can find or what advantages and disadvantages they have, in this article we will try to help you decide if they are a good option for you or not.

What are reusable capsules and what types are there

The reusable capsules are capsules compatible with your coffee maker that you fill yourself with the coffee you want, clean and refill. In this way, you eliminate waste from the environment and you can continuously use the same capsules. When choosing them, you must take into account that they are compatible with your coffee maker and also the material from which you want them. The most common is plastic, stainless steel, or a combination of both. The stainless steel ones last much longer washes and pollute less, although the plastic ones are cheaper.

Advantages of reusable capsules:

  • You can choose the type of coffee you want for your drink and the amount you add
  • They are very easy to clean
  • They pollute much less
  • It is cheaper

Disadvantages of reusable capsules:

  • Preparing special drinks (such as herbal teas or chocolates) is more complicated
  • Preparing the coffee takes a little more time, because you have to fill the capsule, clean it …
  • If you do not close them properly or fill them too much, they can open and cause your coffee maker to pour water
  • If you fill them too little, the coffee will be somewhat watery

In short, these types of capsules offer an ideal alternative to save money while helping the environment, however, until you get the hang of it, the first coffees may not come out as before. If you don’t want to make a huge investment, you can try buying just one capsule to see if it suits you well.