Pour Coffee Pods Into A Plunger During Mocha Emergencies

There are times when you need a quick coffee fix with no coffee machine available. Instead of resorting to instant coffee, here's a quick Nespresso hack that will give you the flavour and texture you crave.

This ingeniously simple coffee hack comes from a Lifehacker reader called Cam. We'll let him take it from here:

I just thought I'd share with you a small coffee hack I came up with. I went away over Easter, and I wanted a way to still have decent-tasting coffee without too much fuss.   I had the idea of taking a box of Aldi coffee pods, and a plunger. It worked perfectly! You have to be careful cutting open the pod, but inside is exactly the right amount of ground coffee for a one-cup coffee plunger. It tasted no different than making it in the machine.   So that's my idea: take a box of Aldi coffee pods camping for quick, single-serving measures of coffee for my plunger.

Thanks Cam! We'll definitely be employing this hack the next time we're staying at a hotel with crappy coffee facilities. Naturally, the same principle should also work with other single-serve coffee pods so just pick your brand of choice.

See also: ALDI Expressi 2013 Coffee Machine Review | Ask LH: Is Coffee Worse For You Than Coke? | How To Brew The Perfect Coffee | Nespresso Coffee: Overpriced Rubbish?


Comments

    Another great hack is to bring a pack of coffee grounds from the store and a spoon. You can use the spoon to extract the right amount of grounds from the pack and use it to transfer the grounds to a plunger.

    You need to be careful to hold the spoon from the thin end, with curved bit facing upwards, otherwise you won't be able to extract enough coffee for a tasteful cup.

    Sweet hack. Thanks for the detailed instructions, i could have really injured myself without them.

    I think coffee just spurted out my nose

    And then be sure to add the pod to the rest of the unnecessary piles of packaging in our landfills.

    Don't tell me... Chris Jager is really a bot?

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