Most people quickly abandon their conventional coffee makers when they received their first pod coffee machine. They give up buying ground or whole bean coffee and embrace coffee pods wholeheartedly.
Pods are less wasteful, more flavorful, and you can change the flavor of your coffee between every cup. What's not to love about the experience?
The only problem is when you run out of coffee pods.
Storing a couple of your spent empties in a plastic baggie is a great way to ensure that you'll never be caught without your morning coffee. All you have to do is seal them up tightly and put them in the refrigerator. They'll remain viable. Then, when that unfortunate time comes, you'll be ready to act:
- Fish out the ground coffee adapter that came with your machine
- Carefully remove the foil seals on the top of two spent coffee pods
- Empty the grounds inside the pods into the ground coffee adapter
- Make a cup as per usual
This process works great when you're in a bind. Will the cup of coffee you're making taste as good as it usually does? The short answer is no. However, it will be adequate, good enough for the time being, and until you can get some more coffee pods.
Buy the Coffee Pods Online
You buy boxes of coffee pods online at prices far cheaper than retail stores. Plus, you'll be able to benefit from the economy of scale by buying large quantities at cheaper prices. Really, for dry goods like coffee pods, it's inefficient to buy those things at the grocery store. You should get them delivered.
The best option is to set up a recurring order for coffee pods. When you do this, you no longer have to remember to re-order your coffee pods. A couple of times a month you can have fresh boxes of pods delivered to your doorstep. It's easy to scale your coffee orders up or down as needed, and most sites don't require a contract or long-term commitments.
Like a pre-packaged meal delivery service, coffee pod delivery is tailor-made for our busy 21st-century lives. The best part is that it's convenient and free of any messy improvisation like what was mentioned above.
One more thing, which is probably the best part: buying your coffee pods online is better for the environment since you don't have to burn gas just to go to the grocery store. Little things add up to big changes.