How to Use Perfect Pod Products


Perfect Pod refillable coffee capsules are designed to be extremely easy to use for brewing, and just as easy to clean. Just follow the simple instructions below to get the most enjoyment out of brewing your favorite coffee with Perfect Pod capsules.

For general information on brewing coffee with Perfect Pod products, see Perfect Pod Brewing Guidelines.

How to use a Perfect Pod capsule with disposable paper filters:

  1. Select your favorite ground coffee. See our Grind Consistency section for more information on the best grind for your taste.
  2. Place a paper filter in the Perfect Pod capsule.
  3. Add about 2 tablespoons of ground coffee into the paper filter. Do not compress the coffee in the capsule. Of course you can use any scoop you like, but using the an EZ-Scoop™ makes it fast, neat and consistent.
  4. Fold the lid of the paper filter over to cover the coffee and wrap the edges around the rim of the capsule.
  5. Press down on the edge of the capsule lid firmly and make sure it is tightly closed.
  6. Insert the filled capsule into your brewing machine and hit brew!
  7. After brewing is complete, just open the lid and throw away the filter and the coffee grounds, and you're ready to brew again.

CAUTION: The paper filter and grounds can be very hot after the brewing cycle has been completed. To avoid burns, be careful when handling.

How to use a Perfect Pod capsule with a permanent filter:

  1. Select your favorite ground coffee. See our Grind Consistency section for more information on the best grind for your taste.
  2. Add about 2 tablespoons of ground coffee into the capsule. Do not compress the coffee in the capsule. Of course you can use any scoop you like, but using the an EZ-Scoop™ makes it fast, neat and consistent.
  3. Close the capsule lid and make sure it is tightly closed.
  4. Depending on the Perfect Pod Capsule you are using and your particular brewer, the hinge of the capsule will be positioned in different locations as indicated by the yellow arrows in the Step 4 illustration below. It is critical that the relief on the bottom of the capsule aligns with the piercing needle located on the bottom of the K-Cup holder. The capsule must lay flat in the holder; if it doesn’t, rotate the capsule in 90ᴼ increments until it lays flush with the top of the K-Cup holder and hit brew!
  5. When you're finished brewing, dump the grounds in the trash, and rinse out any remaining grounds into the sink.

    Hint: A couple of firm taps on a hard surface will loosen the grounds and make it easier to empty the capsule.

    CAUTION: The filter and grounds can be very hot after the brewing cycle has completed. To avoid burns, be careful when handling.

  6. Clean the capsule when required using hot water and dishwashing liquid. You may want to pre-soak it from time to time. If you prefer, the Perfect Pod capsule is dishwasher safe.