The Instant Pod is special for a few reasons, but in particular, it is a 2-in-1 machine that can make both drip coffee and espresso. When you flip open the top to insert a K-cup, you notice that there is also a corresponding slot for the Nespresso pod. Each hole is much more compatible with each K-cup or Nespress pod respectively, and in particular, the K-cup slot also works with reusable K-cups. From there, it’s like any other Keurig machine: flip the lid down, press a button on the top, and the machine cooks. The Instant Pod also has 2L of water storage, which is great because it means you have to replenish the water less frequently. It is easy to clean and has an auto-shutdown feature, so if you forget to turn it off in a hurry, it will do so automatically for thirty minutes. But the best part about it is its size. With such a large water storage machine and the ability to drink two different types of coffee, I was expecting something much, much bigger. Instead, the Instant Pod is a sleek, small coffee machine that is actually several inches thinner than the classic Keurig.
Instant brands also make a related milk frotter, which is a great addition to the instant pod. If you’re a K-Cup user who wants the best of both worlds, I don’t think there’s a better machine.
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