Pod Star Reusable Stainless Steel Coffee Pod

Reusable coffee pod that can be used in Nespresso® machines*. Made from medical grade stainless steel, simply fill the capsule with your favourite specially ground beans and put waste grounds in your garden. Endlessly reusable, easy to clean and refill, while stopping coffee capsules going to landfill. Watch the video!

Australian owned.  Pod Star is zero waste, no sticker seals to buy. 

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Refillable coffee pods for Nespresso® machines (see below for more compatibility details).  To make it super easy, we now also have a Pod Star manual stainless steel coffee grinder and the ready to use Organic and fair trade Podsta capsule ground coffee.  You can also buy a value pack of two Pod Star here

you are making a difference:

  • Australian owned - supporting small local businesses.
  • In Australia alone, over 3 million coffee pods are going to landfill every single day - buy reusable instead of disposable.
  • Freedom to choose your preferred Fair Trade, Organic coffee!


  • Made from high tech medical grade stainless steel
  • Full stainless steel construction with silicone o-ring - no need for sealing stickers
  • Use with the below Nespresso® coffee machines
  • Dishwasher safe (without silicone o-ring), hand washing recommended
  • Coffee waste can be composted or thrown directly into the garden
  • Best suited to a ‘Number 2’ (fine to medium) grind - more info below
  • Enjoy the coffee you love at home
  • A cheaper alternative - the Pod Star can save you thousands of dollars over just a few years of use
  • Previously known as Podsta.

Pod Star stainless steel coffee capsule is compatible with the following Nespresso® coffee machines: Citiz, Citzi milk, Lattisima, Lattisima, Premium, Lattissima Plus, Pixie, Pixie Clips, Essenza, Maestria, U, Inissia, Creatista, Prodigio.  (Pod Star can not be used in the new Nespresso Vertuo machines, nor Aldi, CafItaly or Dolce Gusto machines.)

*IMPORTANT: Which coffee to use?

500 grams of coffee will give you around 100 Pod Star shots, so you'll likely save money as well.

Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsules allow you to pack your capsules with your own favourite blend. Simply ask your local cafe to grind their roasted beans to a number 2 grind or grind your own (depending on your grinder you may have to adjust this slightly, use a burr grinder if possible).  If the grind is too coarse the water will flow too fast through the pod, too fine and it will flow to slow.

Packaged coffee from the supermarket that is ground for espresso machines or plunger is not suitable as you really need the perfect "capsule grind".  The closest grind is probably "stovetop" - for use in stovetop brewers.  Espresso-grind coffee bought off the shelf is ground too finely. 

If you feel you need to change the length of the pour on either the Esspresso or Lungo settings, do so following these instructions.

To help you achieve the perfect coffee, we now have:

Pod Star manual stainless steel coffee grinder that makes an ideal grind

Organic and fair trade ready to go ground coffee ground especially to work with Pod Star

Ensure that you tamp the coffee firmly and fill to the top. 

If you like your coffee on the stronger side we recommend making a double shot with two capsules. Or if you regularly make coffee for two people, it is quicker to fill and make with two reusable pods on hand.  

Compatible machines

dimensions / materials:

1 x capsule, 2 x silicone o-rings, plastic cleaning brush and coffee scoop

Capsule: 3.7cm D x 2.8cm H

end of life:

Stainless steel is 100% recyclable. Contact your local council for silicone recycling programs

Made in China

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By on 17 June 2019 (Pod Star Reusable Stainless Steel Coffee Pod) :

So happy!

I bought the ground coffee with the pods and I’m so glad I did! The pods make a delicious coffee and the organic It’s Bean A Long Time coffee is so full of flavour. We do use 2 pods as suggested and do short shots of each. Worth the effort. We’re loving our morning coffee even more now and it feels good knowing we aren’t contributing to pod waste. Thanks Biome, great product.

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By on 17 Jan. 2019 (Pod Star Reusable Stainless Steel Coffee Pod) :

Doesn't work even with recommended coffee grounds

I tried to use this pod with a brand new Nespresso pod machine, and it doesn't seem to matter how much or how little coffee I put in this pod, I can't make a decent amount of coffee, even for a very small cup. The water backs up in the pod and doesn't seem to filter through. I even bought the coffee grounds recommended and sold through biome, with the no. 2 grind, to no avail. It also not easy to refill, but rather fiddly - it comes out of the machine piping hot, and must be bone dry to go back through the machine. I'm out of luck with this product!

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By on 14 Jan. 2019 (Pod Star Reusable Stainless Steel Coffee Pod) :

Best Reusable Capsule I've Found!

So happy to find one that works so well. Have tried a couple of others but didn't like aspects of them. It is a little bit of an adjustment to fill your own and get the coffee right, but I ordered the ground coffee from Biome too, which makes it really easy. I have the Citiz, and the lever is a little stiff closing, but all good after making more than 10 coffees now. Great eco solution, and the best part is I am no longer buying all the pods and having to recycle.

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