OddPod's are made from food grade stainless steel which has been FDA approved. They are corrosion and heat resistant, and designed for durability over repeated use. The easy on and off lid does not need to be screwed, limiting the potential for degradation over their lifetime.
1. Load up the pod with fine ground coffee and use the tamper (device to push coffee down) to pack it in up to the indicating line inside the capsule. You should use medium force - don't press it too hard, or the capsule might clog up. Then place on the lid.
2. Insert the OddPod normally, as you would a single-use capsule. If you are uncertain, make sure your device is compatible by checking our guide. You may feel a bit more pressure when you go to close your machine. So long as your machine is compatible, this is totally normal and a bit more force is sometimes required to close your machine. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
3. Switch on your machine. If the flow is weak, you might have used too much strength when tampering, or the coffee is too fine. If the coffee is watery, the grind is probably too coarse. We recommend using the same grind used for making espresso.
Cleaning your OddPods is super easy. When you've finished making your delicious coffee, wait a little while as the pods can be hot to the touch immediately after use. When you're ready to clean your pods, remove the lid and tap out coffee grounds into the bin or compost. Then rinse with warm water and leave to dry. They are also dishwasher safe if you don't feel like cleaning by hand :)
When it comes to coffee for reusable capsules, the level of grind has a huge impact. Although not necessary, it is ideal to own a burr grinder which would allow you to make any coffee beans perfectly suitable for your purpose. We find that fine ground coffee will give you the best results. Fine is what is used for making espresso etc. It will be a little finer than table salt. But make sure it’s not too fine, as once it gets closer to the consistency of flour it might clog up the capsule and you won’t get any flow going through.
With refillable capsules you get an almost infinite variety of coffee, so finding the ideal taste means a very fun task of trialling different beans (which you can now afford since each cup doesn’t cost a fortune). But there is a small cost to reusability - about half a gram, to be precise.
A typical single-use capsule will contain roughly 5.5g of coffee, whereas our adorable OddPod can hold up to 5g. Therefore if you only drink the strongest of espressos, reusable capsules are not for you. But if average strength is enough, you get to save loads of money and feel relieved that you’re not messing around with excessive waste.
You may feel a bit more pressure when you go to close your machine than when you use a regular single-use pod. So long as your machine is compatible (check out our guide to make sure yours is), this is totally normal and a bit more force is sometimes required to close the machine. If it feels like you'd have to break the machine to close it. Stop. Your pod might not be lined up properly. Check it and try again.
Normally this is due to the coffee being compacted too tightly with your tamper. Try again with less force or even try without tampering at all, and just leave enough room to put the lid on. If your still have issues reach out to us!
Right now, OddPod's are only available online on this very website. We have partnered with a number of coffee shops who will soon be stocking OddPod's in store! If you're a coffee shop looking for a unique way to sell and promote your own coffee products, get in touch about stocking OddPod's in your cafe.
This will depend on how often you use them. They are designed to last repeated use and with three OddPods you will increase the total life of each one as they are not being as used as much as one reusable pod on it's own.
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