If you have a Nespresso machine at home, you've probably noticed that your caffeine habit isn't cheap. Apart from the initial cost of the appliance, constantly stocking up on can cost a pretty penny—at , you're spending hundreds of dollars a year, at least. But lucky for your wallet, YouTuber Russell Smith just shared a clever money-saving hack.
After recently picking up the "fancy pants" coffee maker at Goodwill, Smith soon realized the cost of the pods was adding up. Or as he jokingly puts it: "The only problem is, you gotta decide between buying the pods for it and putting your kids through college."
The funny guy continues: "Nespresso ... think they got me fooled but I done broke their system."
So what's his brilliant trick? Remove the foil top and clean out the grinds from a used pod—then keep reusing it, by filling it with fresh coffee grounds—which can be bought in bulk and for a better price—and covering the pod with a piece of aluminum foil and poking holes through it. As Smith demonstrates, the trick works like a charm.
"I just saved America millions," he boasts at the end of the clip. Thanks!