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How to make the perfect coffee with a coffee pod

Do you know the best way to get the tastiest coffee from your coffee machine?

It’s all about the pour and how much water you put through the pod. If you flush too much water through your pod, you’ll get a horribly bitter tasting coffee. But don’t worry, I’m going to tell you how to make the perfect coffee at home…..and it’s really easy too. 


How to set up your machine

You need to make sure that your machine is set up to suit your tastes. Most Nespresso machines have two buttons. One for a short pour and another for a longer pour. We recommend the following settings:

Short button – 25ml

Long button – 40ml 


How to make the perfect coffee?

Most people will run too much water through their coffee pod to get a longer coffee, however, this will actually produce a weaker and bitter tasting coffee.

We recommend following these methods for different types of coffee:

Espresso – use the short button and pour 25ml. 

Latte – use the long button, pour 40ml and add warm milk. 

Flat white – pour 2 x espressos and add the same amount of warm milk. This is my absolute favourite way to make my daily coffee. This is a shorter drink but if you’re a real coffee lover, you’ll love this method. It tastes divine! 

Long Black – boil a kettle and pour hot water into your cup. Then add one or two espressos on top. 

If you pour lots of water through your coffee pod, you won’t get to enjoy the true flavour of the coffee. Instead, you’ll get a horrible tasting coffee (in my opinion). 



Why does my coffee taste weaker than the one I bought in a café? 

So, here’s the thing. Coffee capsules aren’t weaker in flavour. It’s actually all about the quantity of coffee used to make your coffee. 

In a café, a barista typically uses 11g of coffee to make an espresso whereas there is approximately 5.5g of coffee in a coffee capsule.

If you want to recreate the coffee shop experience in your own home, all you need to do is use two pods. That might sound extravagant; however, you would spend over £2.50 on a good coffee in a café and the price of two coffee capsules is nowhere near that. 

So, if you love a milky coffee, why not try two espresso as the base and then add milk. We guarantee that you will taste the difference! You won’t regret it. 


What’s so good about our capsules?

We want to make sure you’re getting the best coffee. 

We have purposefully chosen to create our three blends with speciality grade coffee, because it’s the best quality and tastiest coffee that you can buy. You can read more about speciality coffee here. 

Our capsules are also 100% plastic free, biodegradable and compostable and we donate 1p per capsule to The Blurt Foundation. Our aim is to help more young people and adults affected by depression. 

We really want to become known as the world’s kindest coffee company and our mission is to make more people smile through our seriously tasty coffee.

We hope you’ll join our Coffee & Kin family and become part of our new community of caring and eco-conscious coffee drinkers.



We all have different tastes and coffee is a bit like wine. What suits one person won’t necessarily suit someone else but that’s what makes it even more exciting. I’ve simply given you our tips for making the perfect coffee, but you might prefer to do it another way. 

Just remember that the same capsule can taste completely different depending how much water you pour through it. Why not give a few different methods a try and taste them alongside each other. 

If you haven’t tried our capsules yet, we would love you to give them a try. You can buy a starter pack in our shop and postage is free.

We’d love to know which blend you prefer! 


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