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A stainless steel, refillable coffee capsule to fit Aldi K-fee® Expressi machines. Choose your own coffee and go zero waste.
245 backers pledged AU$ 15,870 to help bring this project to life.

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Refillable Stainless Steel Coffee Capsules for Aldi K-fee® Expressi Machines

This stainless steel coffee capsule gives you the ability to be your own barista and use any freshly roasted coffee beans you choose. No longer do you have to be restricted by pre-filled coffee pods, now you can use any beans you like!  The world of capsule coffee making just expanded allowing you to have a better coffee.

From the creators of Pod Star capsules for Nespresso machines, Eco Star Products present a fully reusable capsule for Aldi K-fee® Expressi machines - the first lifetime capsule, plastic-free and zero waste.

Did you know that the Aldi K-fee® coffee pods hold 50% more coffee than many of coffee pods sold, so you get more coffee per cup. The coffee comes out hotter than many other machines too, so with your choice of coffee in a refillable capsule, this combines to offer the best capsule-made coffee solution.

Pod Star Capsule and Pod Star Tamper
Pod Star Capsule and Pod Star Tamper

You gain greater choice and better, fresher coffee, and our planet saves on landfill and the environmental cost of producing over 55 million coffee pods every. single. day. That's a huge cost to our planet. Plastic coffee capsules are an increasing environmental problem. The greenhouse gas emissions from producing these massive quantities everyday, and the millions going to landfill everyday are choking our planet. It takes around 300 years for the plastic pods to break down to small plastic particles in landfill. 

The Pod Star capsule for Aldi K-fee® Expressi machines is a zero waste product. Even the used coffee grounds can be reused on your garden.

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Our prototype took some time to develop so we could assure the best fit, and the best coffee. There is a second stainless steel chamber within the capsule that acts as a filter and allows the pressure to build up just enough for the water to get the full flavour of the coffee before it's pushed through to pour. The capsule is made from food grade stainless steel and is designed to last a lifetime

Specs

Materials

  • Capsule and screw lid - food grade stainless steel 316L
  • A thin 1mm silicon sealant on lid

Dimensions 

  • Lid, 44mm diameter
  • Capsule at base,  42mm diameter
  • Height of complete lid and capsule, 26mm

Internal Filter

  • Food grade stainless steel 316L

The Pod Star stainless steel lifetime capsule is designed for you, and designed for our environment. 

About Us

Hi! We are Mark and Kirsten, an Australian and a New Zealander living in Sydney, married for some years now. We're passionate about the environment, design, freedom of choice, and coffee! Mark has been a designer pretty much forever. He designed Australia's iconic music award, the Aria,  and has been designing for products and marketing ever since. 

We want to add value, give people freedom, and help the environment. And we want to leave a world for our kids and their kids, that is improved in as many ways possible. We're driven by good technology, design, and innovation where creativity meets purpose.

Mark and Kirsten - co-founders of Pod Star
Mark and Kirsten - co-founders of Pod Star

We created Pod Star capsules for Nespresso machines due our own love of coffee. We had a Nespresso machine in our office and wanted to use our favourite coffee and save money on our coffee. We were alarmed to learn of the waste associated with single-use pods, and this drove us to find a solution. 

We have now been providing stainless steel reusable coffee capsules that are Nespresso machine compatible for a number of months and our customers are giving us excellent feedback and reviews (please check www.podstar.com.au ). But the question we get asked every day is "do these fit Aldi machines?" So we quickly realised we weren't doing all we could, and we felt disappointed every time we had to tell people that no, they do not fit Aldi machines. 

We knew we had to start working on a solution for all of the Aldi machine users, and after months of researching, developing and testing, we have finally got the design just right. The Pod Star stainless steel capsule for Aldi K-fee® machines is designed to last a lifetime and offer the optimal coffee experience.

With your help to reach our kickstarter goal, we will get our first production run going and start replacing single use pods with reusable coffee capsules all over the world. 

Risks and challenges

🤓We see this project as low risk.

We are already selling high quantities of reusable stainless steel capsules for Nespresso via our website www.podstar.com.au so we have all the processes and systems in place to add reusable Aldi K-Fee capsules.

Our major challenge will be timeframes.

We will track each delivery. However, depending on your location, delivery may take longer than hoped for.

Once we have reached our funding goal for this kickstarter, we will go straight into production. Production time will be approximately 6 weeks, and orders will be dispatched within 4 weeks of the completed production run.

We don't want to over-promise and under-deliver, so we expect deliveries to begin at the end of April at the earliest.

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    🌱 Donate to Help End Single-use Pods

    Please help us get this project get off the ground to have our design taken to full production and deliver beautifully finished reusable stainless steel capsules to their forever homes.

    Your donation will go a long way to stopping the pollution and landfill caused by single-use pods.

    ✔️ We will keep you fully informed along our journey.

    THANK YOU 😊

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    🌱 Donate to be Thanked on our Website

    Stopping the waste caused by single-use pods and giving people better coffee should be rewarded and we will give you our sincere and public gratitude.

    ✔️ Your name (and business if you like!) will be listed on a donors page on our website to thank you for being one of the awesome people who helped get this project up and running.

    ✔️ You will be updated on our progress throughout the campaign, production and delivery.

    THANK YOU 💚

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    🐣 Early bird Pod Star Capsule

    For the first 100 only so get in quickly.

    You will receive:

    ✔️ 1 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsule for Aldi K-fee®

    Be the first and get the best price.

    👉🏼This is 27% less than RRP 👈🏼

    ✽ We will keep you updated on our progress throughout the campaign, during production and delivery.

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    INTRO PRICE 🍀 Pod Star Capsule

    You will receive:

    ✔️ 1 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsule for Aldi K-fee®

    Be the first and get the best price.

    👉🏼This is 15% less than RRP 👈🏼

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    🐣 Early bird Capsule with Tamper

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    ✔️ 1 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsule for Aldi K-fee®
    ✔️ 1 Pod Star stainless steel coffee tamper

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    👉🏼This is 30% less RRP for the 2 items and will never be offered at this price again!👈🏼

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    INTRO PRICE 🍀Capsule with Tamper

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    You will receive:

    ✔️ 1 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsule for Aldi K-fee®
    ✔️ 1 Pod Star stainless steel coffee tamper

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    👉🏼This is 20% less RRP for the 2 items

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    🐣🐣 Early bird - 2 Pod Star Capsules

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    You will receive:

    ✔️ 2 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsules for Aldi K-fee®

    Be the first and get the best price.

    👉🏼This is 25% less than RRP 👈🏼

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    INTRO PRICE - 🍀2 Pod Star Capsules

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    You will receive:

    ✔️ 2 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsules for Aldi K-fee®

    Be the first and get the best price.

    👉🏼This is 20% less than RRP 👈🏼

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    🐣🐣 Early bird 2 Capsules with Tamper

    Early bird! Limited so get in quickly.

    You will receive:

    ✔️ 2 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsules for Aldi K-fee®
    ✔️ 1 Pod Star stainless steel coffee tamper

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    👉🏼This is 25% less than RRP for the 3 items and will never be offered at this price again!👈🏼

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    INTRO PRICE 🍀 2 Capsules with Tamper

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    You will receive:

    ✔️ 2 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsules for Aldi K-fee®
    ✔️ 1 Pod Star stainless steel coffee tamper

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    👉🏼This is 21% less than RRP for the 3 items and will never be offered at this price again!👈🏼

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    🐣🐣🐣 Early bird 3 Capsules with Tamper

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    ✔️ 3 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsules for Aldi K-fee®
    ✔️ 1 Pod Star stainless steel coffee tamper

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    👉🏼This is 27% less than RRP for the 4 items and will never be offered at this price again!👈🏼

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    🐣🐣🐣🐣 Early bird 4 Pack with Tamper

    Early bird! For the first 100 only so get in quickly.

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    ✔️ 4 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsules for Aldi K-fee®
    ✔️ 1 Pod Star stainless steel coffee tamper

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    👉🏼This is 25% less than RRP for the 5 items and will never be offered at this price again!👈🏼

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    👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👭Family and Friends Saver

    BEST VALUE PLEDGE - only 30 of these packs available

    Perfect to gift to 3 other people - and keep one set for yourself or for your office.

    You will receive:

    ✔️ 8 Pod Star reusable stainless steel capsules for Aldi K-fee®
    ✔️ 4 Pod Star stainless steel coffee tampers

    👉🏼This is 30% less than RRP for the 12 items and will never be offered at this price again!👈🏼

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Funding period

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