How to Refill Nespresso Capsules

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Refilling the capsules of your Nespresso coffee machine can help you save money. Buying new Nespresso capsules is two to three times more expensive than refilling them with ground coffee. The process is not difficult.

Things You'll Need

  • Nespresso capsule
  • Scissors or sharp knife
  • Water
  • Aluminum foil
  • Ground coffee

Step 1

Remove the aluminum seal of an empty Nespresso capsule with a pair of scissors or a sharp knife, by following the inner ring of the capsule.

Step 2

Empty the capsule and wash it thoroughly with water.

Step 3

Cut the aluminum foil in a square shape that's 45 by 45mm.

Step 4

Refill the capsule with your chosen coffee blend. Make sure it is correctly filled–neither too tight nor too loose though, then simply wipe out any excess with the knife.

Step 5

Cover the capsule evenly with the squared aluminum foil, then tuck it all around the border of the capsule.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Dutch company Coffeeduck has created a refillable stainless steel capsule, called Coffeeduck Espresso cup, compatible with Nespresso coffee machines.
  • French company Ne-Cap has created aluminum capsules that you can fill with your chosen coffee blends and use in Nespresso coffee machines.
  • Make sure the capsule is not too full because the Nespresso machine will not function properly otherwise.

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