Why Are Coffee Pods and Coffee Capsules So Popular?

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When the first coffee pods (and the machines to use them) hit the market a couple of decades ago, they were seen as something of a novelty. Not only were coffee capsules an entirely new concept, they were also a somewhat exclusive commodity. As were the machines needed to put them to use.

Today, tens of millions of people all over the world have become 100% reliant on Nespresso pods and machines. They simply cannot imagine going back to an era where Nespresso capsules didn’t exist. This, despite the fact that others will tell you that unless you brew a cup of coffee by scratch the old-fashioned way, it simply isn’t a real cup of coffee.

Admittedly, the ceremony of brewing a fresh cup of coffee the traditional way is all part of the enjoyment. What’s more, conventional brewing methods open the door to limitless experimentation. But this doesn’t take away from the popularity of coffee capsules.

So, why is it that Nespresso pods and similar coffee capsules have rocketed to such enormous success? What do Nespresso capsules offer that goes above and beyond the traditional approach to brewing coffee?

1) There’s no skill involved

If you simply can’t be bothered learning the ins and outs of expert coffee brewing, Nespresso capsules could be right up your street. The idea being that rather than getting bogged down with the science of how the whole thing works, you simply throw a capsule in the machine and let it take care of things on your behalf.

2) Fresh coffee with every cup

One of the most important rules when it comes to making quality coffee is to keep beans and ground coffee as fresh as possible. Or in other words, only use the exact quantity you need at the exact time you need it. This is exactly how high-quality Nespresso capsules work – each unit is hermetically sealed, with the seal being broken right at the moment of use. All of which guarantees incredible freshness with every cup.

3) Less mess to clean up

Some of the most popular methods for brewing coffee have a habit of being surprisingly messy. The more equipment you need, the longer it’s going to take you to clear things up when the job is done. Not the end of the world, but a headache that can nonetheless be avoided by using quality coffee capsules.  With most coffee pod machines, it’s a case of removing the capsule, popping it in the relevant recycling receptacle and you’re ready to brew your next cup.

4) Huge variety of options

Last but not least, working with coffee pods no longer means having to settle for just a handful of generic coffees. Quite the contrary – there are literally thousands of different coffees available in capsule form. Some of which are manufactured using the most incredible specialty coffee on the market. So if it’s been a while since you checked out the latest coffee pods, you could be in for a pleasant surprise!

Hayman’s online coffee store brings you the world’s best and freshest coffees available as recyclable Nespresso compatible pods*, coffee pods compatible with Keurig K Cup coffee makers (incl. Keurig 2.0 models)**, whole bean coffee, and ground coffee. Our specialty coffee menu includes the legendary Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, best Kona coffee Hawaii, and Geisha coffee (a.k.a. Gesha coffee) – click here to order today, we ship worldwide!


* Nespresso® is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., unrelated to Hayman®. Our espresso pods are not created or sold by Nespresso®.

** Keurig and K-Cup are registered trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. unrelated to Hayman®. Our pods are not created or sold by Keurig®.