Pod FAQ

Which coffee machines can I use Grouch coffee pods with? 

Our pods are compatible with most pod coffee machines including Nespresso®.
Nespresso® Original Line machines, Essenza/Essenza Mini, Inissia, U Solo/UMilk, Prodigio, Citiz/Citiz&Milk, Lattissima Touch/One/Pro, Creatista/Creatista Plus & KitchenAid
Also can be used with Nespresso® compatible machines such as Philips L'OR Barista, Bellini, Kogan, Toro, HomeMaker and others.

These pods do not fit in Dolce Gusto, Nespresso® Vertuo, Dolce Gusto, Expressi or any of the Professional range.  


Is the warranty on my coffee machine still valid if I use Grouch pods?
Yes, the pods you use in your machine do not affect your warranty.


How long can I store my Grouch pods?
We recommend using your pods within 12 months to ensure the freshest of coffee!


Where does your coffee come from?
We source ethical, green beans and roast them locally at our warehouse in Myaree, Western Australia.


Should I use filtered water in my coffee machine?
Yes, the better your water tastes, the better your coffee tastes!


My coffee machine is a bit hard to close when I use a Grouch pod - is this normal?
Yes, this is perfectly normal and it won’t damage your machine.


How long do I extract Grouch pods for?
We recommend extracting our pods for about 25 seconds (no longer than 30 seconds) which should give you 25-30mls of coffee.


My pod fell straight through to the pod holder - what do I do?
Simply try again! Also, as machines age, the mechanism to pierce the pod can get blunt.


How do I maintain my coffee machine?
Use filtered water, descale your machine regularly and follow the manufactures instructions.


How do I dispose of my Grouch coffee pods?
Grouch pods are completely bio-degradable - no need to separate the lid from the pod just pop in in your red lidded bin and it will break down naturally.

How do I make an espresso?
Pop in a pod and extract it for 25 seconds (no longer than 30 seconds) which should give you 25-30mls of coffee. Want a double espresso? Use 2 pods!


How do I make a long black?
Add hot water to your cup and then extract an espresso shot as above.


How do I make a flat white?
Extract an espresso shot and add hot milk.


How do I make an iced coffee?
Extract an espresso shot and add cold milk.


I like my coffee strong, can i use 2 pods?
Yes! we recommend 1 pod per 5oz of milk, so if you like your coffee stronger or in a large mug, use 2 pods.