I’ve always liked Nespresso machines. They seemed fuss free and modern, especially with their futuristic designs. Pop a capsule in, press one button, enjoy your morning coffee. So, I bought one and five minutes after I made my first coffee I couldn’t shake this nagging voice in the back of my head “how do you recycle the pods?” and "what to do with used coffee grounds?"
You will need:
-Any 3D Printer
-Blunt Kitchen Knife
-Cocoa Powder, Cinnamon (optional)
Step 1: Used Coffee Capsules
The sheer amount of coffee capsules I produce in one week can be overwhelming. I used to spend 1-2 h every Sunday cutting away the aluminium film and getting rid of coffee grounds. And then I realized that I'm not only wasting my time, but also wasting the coffee. Not to mention how many times I ended up cutting my fingers in the process.
Step 2: Capsule Recycler
I was looking for a tool or a machine, anything I could buy or make myself to save time...that's when I stumbled across this genius idea for recycling Nespresso capsules and I seriously can't recommend it enough. All you need is a 3D printer and a retractable craft knife. You will also need a blunt knife just in case your coffee is wet and stuck inside the pod.
Step 3: Here's How You Do It
This couldn't be simpler: pop the capsule in the slot, twist it and remove the aluminium film. Use your blunt knife to extract the grounds and voilà.
Step 4: Save the Coffee
Save your coffee and put it aside, we will use it in a minute.
Dump the empty pods in a bowl filled with water, give them a rinse and that's all, they can be recycled now.
Step 5: Coffee Scrub
This "recipe" could not be easier. All you need is coffee,coconut oil and shower gel, if you like the scrub to lather.
Mix 1 cup of coffee grounds and 1/3 cup of coconut oil (add less oil if your coffee is wet). Add 1-2TBS of shower gel if you like your scrub to lather. You can also add 1TBS cinnamon or cocoa powder to compliment the smell of coffee.
Step 6: Get Scrubbing
-great for exfoliating
-gentle on the skin
-made using recycled coffee grounds