Instant Pot's New Coffee Machine Makes Coffee and Espresso

This 2-in-1 gadget is compatible with Nespresso pods and K-cups.

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June 05, 2020
By: Allison Russo
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Over the years, we have become pretty big fans of the Instant Pot brand. We love the ease and reliability of the multi-cookers and the Instant Vortex air fryer was our favorite in testing. Whenever the brand releases a new product, we're always exited to learn more. And this time, the new product we can't wait to try out is the Instant Pod, a two-in-one coffee maker.

The Instant Pod is currently available at Walmart for $119, and is compatible with both K-cups and Nespresso's original capsules (it is not compatible with the Vertuo line of capsules). According to the Instant Pod manual, there are six one-touch options for brewing sizes, including 8-, 10- and 12-ounce for K-cups or 2-, 4- and 6-ounce for Nespresso capsules. The classic Keurig machine only has five size options (and no way to make espresso), so the Instant Pod is a great way to get the best of both worlds.

Instant Pod is also compatible with reusable K-cups, so you can brew your favorite loose coffee grounds or loose-leaf tea. Want to use the Instant Pod to make Instagram-worthy drinks? Use our milk froth blender hack to create a foamy cappuccino or latte at home.

The high-capacity water tank means you can brew a week's worth of coffee without refilling it, and it won't take up a ton of space on your countertop. Instead, the Instant Pod's narrow design makes it easy to nestle into a corner or store in a cabinet.

We think we'll love the Instant Pod for the same reasons we love the Instant Pot, it seems to be easy to use and clean. Used capsules drop into a removable container, and the drip tray is also removable. The gadget works quickly, too, churning out a fresh cup of coffee in less than a minute! The Instant Pod also has an energy-efficient auto-shutoff feature, which will turn off the machine automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity.

We can't wait to try out the Instant Pod and see how it stacks up to other pod-based coffee makers.

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