If you have a coffee maker that works with pods, this is a great Instructable for you whether you need coffee in a pinch or need a money-saving method for creating your morning cup of java. In my case, this was totally free using some cheap coffee an old roommate left and some coffee filters left over from long-ago, but you could easily adjust this to any budget. Also with this, you can use your pod coffee maker to make any kind of coffee you want!
I love using a pod coffee maker because it's portion-controlled, and I know I'm not going to put any coffee to waste like I would if I was making a pot. Plus, they use less energy because they don't keep a hot plate on under a glass pot for hours on end. Making your own pods for your coffee maker is an ideal way to save money, time, and the energy of going to the store to buy more. With one large container of coffee and one box of coffee filters, you could easily make 100 pods for a fraction of the price of buying commercially produced ones.
Step 1: Materials
Materials for this are extremely simple. As I said, I found these lying around, unused in the kitchen from past roommates. All you need is:
-the cup from your pod coffee maker
-a small measuring cup that fits inside this cup
-regular round coffee filters
-any kind of coffee
Optional: a container to store these in. I found a great cylindrical container to perfectly fit my pods, but traditionally I've always kept mine in a ziplock bag.