Before you brew anything in your Nespresso® machine, the following is recommended: Fill the water tank with filtered water. Remove capsules and rinse inside the head. Place a cup under the coffee outlet and extract a shot of the water. We also recommend cleaning your machine every day after use, or at least once a week.
1. Beans and grind. The best espresso is always made with freshly roasted and ground coffee. We recommend buying your coffee from your favourite local cafe or roaster. Ask for your coffee beans to be ground to a fine grind between "espresso" and "stovetop" (a coarseness of about 3.5). Capsules sold in boutiques and supermarkets are designed to brew 30-40mL of coffee per capsule, however you may talk to your local barista about the recommended coffee to water ratio of your chosen coffee if you are trying to achieve specific results. When grinding coffee beans at home, we recommend burr grinders as they create a consistent grind with minimal dust.
2. Filling the SealPod capsule. Fill the capsule, then tamp gently using the base of your scoop. Repeat to ensure capsule is full. Brush any excess grinds from the rim of your SealPod.
3. Sealing the capsule. Seal with a SealPod Espresso Sticker Lid, place in your coffee capsule machine, brew as per machine instructions and, light of step and glad of heart, enjoy! You may prepare a number of capsules for future use by placing them in SealPod Fresh Cover and storing in a cool, dark place.
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