Despite the fact that cafes are slowly reopening, we still prefer a good cup of rocket fuel at home, particularly before a workout.
However, we recognise that our pod-guzzling habits aren’t always the most environmentally friendly, which is why the Men’s Health Lab team set out on a quest to find the best-tasting eco-friendly pods and capsules that could be recycled or composted.
You don’t have a compost pile? Oh, no! (Neither do we.) Most municipalities allow you to place this form of pod in your green food waste collection bin, where it will degrade in a matter of weeks under special conditions. However, it’s still a good idea to double-check.
If you choose to recycle instead, you’ll have to rinse, stack, and squeeze these tiny aluminium wonders before they’re ready for the trash can. You’d be right if you thought it was all a bit of a pain, but Dualit’s EcoPress (£9.99) makes it a whole lot simpler. We like to save a few at a time and then attack like a pod-popping ninja with them.
These pods range from single-origins sourced from some of the world’s most remote plantations to organic, specialty-grade brews, and start at just 20p per pod — a steal!