If you own a coffee pod machine, then we don’t have to tell you how they make it so convenient to brew a perfect cup of coffee. But what about those coffee pods? Where do you keep those magical mini coffee containers so they are close at hand but not making an unsightly mess on the counter?
Sure, you can keep those 30 or 40 coffee pods in the plastic bag or box they came in or, you can store them in a coffee pod organizer. Placed beside your coffee machine, tucked neatly away in a drawer, or even under your coffee machine, a coffee pod organizer is an ingenious way to get all your pods in a row.
Coffee pod organizers come in a variety of interesting designs and sizes and are made from different materials. Practical and attractive, once you actually start using one, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.
We feature eight different coffee pod organizers you can buy online. Read on to find the one that is your cup of tea – we mean coffee!
1. Top Pick: Mind Reader Single Serve Coffee Pod Drawer and Holder
If you have a single-serve coffee machine that uses pods, and every member of your home enjoys a different blend, then you know how frustrating it can be to dig down into a big bag of 30 or more coffee pods to find the one you want. A coffee pod organizer helps you quickly find your blend, so you’ll be drinking your brew faster.
This coffee pod organizer from Mind Reader is our number one choice because any kind of coffee pod will fit into it no matter what kind of machine you have. The space-saving design allows you to keep up to 30 single coffee pods in one place.
Measuring 13.07 x 9.5 x 2.52 inches, the organizer has a solid top, and you can place your coffee machine on it, or you can stack a few of the organizers on top of each other for storing more pods. Inside the drawer are five rows that fit six single-serve coffee pods in each row.
It has a clean, modern look, is available in black, red or white and will fit into any kitchen décor. It’s also a super way to keep the office kitchen organized.
- Fits most coffee pod brands/machines
- Space-saving design
- When full with pods, the drawer can jam
- Drawer doesn’t pull out all the way, so it is hard to see the ones in the back
2. Runner Up: iDesign Linus Stackable Single Serve Coffee Pod Holder
This coffee pod organizer is another great option that fits up to 29 single-serve K-cups, coffee pods or espresso capsules, so you can store all of your favorite flavors of coffee and tea. This model is a bit more expensive than our top choice, but it offers a lot of interesting features.
The design is pretty ingenious and user friendly. The box, which measures 7.25 x 10.75 x 4.25 inches, is made with BPA-free plastic and has a hinged lid that makes it easy to open and access your coffee pods. The interior has two levels: the lower level has space for pods, and the removable top tier has right-sized holes to fit the rest of your pods.
The clear plastic goes with any décor and the size of this pod organizer will take up minimal space on your countertop, in a cupboard or on a shelf in your pantry. Strong and durable, it’s also easy to clean with mild soap and water.
- Made of durable BPA-free plastic
- Two-tiered design
- Fits coffee pods from many brands
- Limited capacity
- More expensive than other models
3. Best Vertical Storage: Nifty Coffee Pod Carousel
Vertical real estate really is the way to go these days, even when it comes to a coffee pod organizer. A true space-saving concept, anything that builds upwards instead of outwards will always take up less room.
This coffee pod carousel is no exception; its cone shape and small footprint will fit almost anywhere yet you are still able to store a large number of coffee pods. Compatible with K-Cups, you can arrange up to 35 coffee pods. The lazy Susan base platform revolves 360 degrees and allows you to turn the carousel to see all the blends, making it super easy for everyone in your home or office to pick their favorite.
The carousel measures 13 inches in height and seven inches in diameter and can be a perfect fit beside a coffee maker on a kitchen countertop, dorm room or office coffee bar. It’s also available in 24, 28, 32, 36, and 40 K-cup sized carousels.
- Available in different sizes
- Vertical storage, revolves 360 degrees
- Only fits K-cup coffee pods
4. Best Versatile: Anasta Coffee Pod Holder for K Cups
Most coffee pod organizers are designed with holes, or spaces that fit the unique size of coffee pods, so it’s often difficult to use them for other items or for coffee pods from different machines.
We love this pod holder because of its unique design – it looks like a giant metal filigreed coffee cup – and because it’s so versatile. As a coffee pod organizer, it’s a good size, measuring 9 x 7.2 x 6.7 inches and can hold all sizes of coffee pods. So, for example, you can store 35 to 40 big K-cup pods, 50 to 60 small K-cups, or pods from other machines such as Nespresso, Lavazza and Illy.
If you ever change coffee machines and don’t need pods anymore, the organizer can be used for a host of other things like a place to keep your coffee filters, tea bags or to hold fresh fruit and snacks.
Made of premium steel, the pod holder has a thick waterproof cup base that will sit securely on a surface without scratching it, plus it comes with an absorbent ceramic coaster to put your coffee cup on and a cute mat onto which you can place your coffee machine.
- Cute design
- Versatile use
- Includes a ceramic coaster and coffee bar mat
- More expensive than other models
5. Best Compact: Sidekick Pod Holder Side Mount
For the most part, the coffee pod organizers on this list are versatile enough to fit coffee pods from different single-serve coffee machines. But this Sidekick pod holder side mount is so unique and functional, we wanted to include it even though it only fits K-Cups for Keurig coffee makers.
The holder is made from strong ABS plastic and has 3M adhesive pads on one side, which makes it easy to install. Just remove the backing paper on the adhesive pads, stick the holder vertically onto the side of your Keurig coffee machine and press to secure, using the alignment tabs to make lining them up easy. Now you have your coffee pods neatly organized at your fingertips and completely off the counter.
The holder fits five K-Cups and dispenses from the bottom. You can attach up to four holders on the machine. And, if you don’t want to put the Sidekick on the coffee machine, no problem. You can stick it anywhere you like – on the inside of a cupboard door, the fridge door or even on the wall.
- Space-saving design
- Made in the USA
- Holder only fits Keurig machine and K-Cups
6. For the Animal Lover: Made Easy Kit K-Cup Countertop Sculpture Holder
Do you know a coffee lover who is also crazy about animals? Perhaps that’s you enjoying a cup of Joe early in the morning with your dog, cat or pet rabbit by your side? Well, we can’t stop obsessing over this super cute coffee pod organizer that looks like a dog.
The metal container measures 6.5 inches high by 4 inches deep and 12 inches wide, including the handle, and has a capacity to hold 25 K-cups or other coffee pods. There is even space for two pods where the pooch’s eyes should be.
With its slim profile, you can keep the organizer on the countertop with the pods next to your coffee machine, or you can hang it out of the way on the wall. It comes fully constructed and assembled and makes a great gift for the coffee lover in your life. And if dogs are not your thing, the coffee pod organizer is available in 13 different animal shapes including a cat, rabbit, bunny, fox, bulldog, husky, sea turtle, a snail, owl and a green iguana.
- Sturdy metal construction
- Comes assembled
- Wide range of animal shapes
- Design may not be to everyone’s taste
7. Best for a Drawer: Polar Whale Coffee Pod Storage Organizer Drawer Insert
Sometimes the simplest designs are the best, like this coffee pod organizer that fits nicely into a kitchen drawer. Out of sight until you need a coffee, it stores coffee pods in a way that makes it so easy to identify and pick your favorite flavor.
The organizer is made from black high-density foam that has 36 compartments that fit all sized coffee pods, including Keurig K-cups. With its stylish look, you can keep it on the countertop beside the coffee maker, but if space is at a premium, you can tuck it into a drawer. It fits most standard drawers and is available in 10 different sizes, so there is one that is bound to work for you.
The lightweight organizer is non-slip, won’t slide around and won’t rattle or make noise as you open and close the drawer. And, it’s super easy to clean ‑‑ just rinse it off or pop it onto the top rack of your dishwasher.
- Made of lightweight foam
- Tucks neatly into a drawer
- Available in a range of sizes
- Inside drawer height needs to taller than 2.25”
- Pricey for foam
8. Worth Mentioning: Select Essentials Coffee Pod Drawer
The last item on our list is the most expensive but is worth mentioning especially if you want to reduce the amount of plastic in your home and you love the look, elegance and timeless beauty of wood.
The Select Essentials coffee pod drawer is made from 100 percent natural acacia wood and has a functional minimalist design. It won’t take up much space on the countertop, but it will add a touch of panache to your kitchen or coffee bar.
There are six rows that fit six pods each, allowing you to store up to 36 containers. The solidly made organizer is strong enough to hold your coffee machine – how convenient to just slide open the drawer and instantly be able to see and choose your favorite blend, then pop it into your Keurig or Nespresso machine.
The drawer measures 13.4 x 13.4 x 3.2 inches, arrives assembled and is compatible with K-cups, Nespresso OriginalLine capsules and VertuoLine pods. It also makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift for the coffee lover in your life.
- Beautifully crafted
- Made of 100 percent acacia wood
- Compatible with different-sized coffee pods
What to look for when choosing a coffee pod organizer:
Coffee addicts – or coffee lovers, if you will – crave a great cup of Joe every time they take down a mug. One of the easiest ways to do that is with a single-cup coffee maker that uses pods or capsules that contain pre-measured ground coffee. No fuss, no muss, just a perfect cup every time.
The thing is, while the pods are convenient, they come in a wide assortment of blends, great for a family with varied tastes but a bit of a pain to organize. Who wants to be pawing through a bag or bowl of coffee pods first thing in the morning when brain fog is a real threat to your collective calm, right?
That’s where a good coffee pod organizer comes in. These are so convenient and allow you to easily see and choose the coffee of your choice, while keeping your space clean and organized. And while it seems like a no-brainer, there are some things to consider before purchasing a coffee pod organizer.
This is probably the most important factor to consider. Not all coffee machines use the same coffee pods – this means they are all slightly different sizes. Some pod organizers have holes into which you place the pods. If the size is wrong, they won’t fit. Before making your purchase, read the description and specs carefully to learn if the organizer is universal or if it’s only suitable for K-cup capsules.
Luckily, there are a large selection of designs, so you are bound to find something that suits your taste. But be careful, it’s not all about looks. Consider how the pods are stored. Do you want specific holes or compartments to fit the pods or would you prefer a more open concept that is amenable to different kinds of capsules? Then think about how much space you have and where you want the coffee pod organizer to be located. For space-saving options, you could consider a model that tucks neatly away in a drawer, is completely off the counter and stuck to the coffee machine or to the inside of a cabinet door, or a vertical storage option on a carousel that revolves 360 degrees. For more versatility, you might want to look at an organizer with a bowl shape so you can use it for coffee capsules of different sizes, as well as tea bags and hot chocolate pouches.
When choosing a design, you should also think about how many coffee pods you want displayed at a time. If it’s only you in the house, then having five or 10 out at a time is fine. If you like the luxury of choosing a different blend every morning, or there are other people in the house with varying tastes, then choose something that can hold 25, 35 or more at a time. This is especially important if you are setting up a coffee bar in an office kitchen. In cases such as these, think about a coffee pod organizer that is stackable so you can customize it to your specific needs, especially if you have to have a large number out at a time.
After you have considered all the other factors, price, of course comes into the equation. Most organizers are very affordable and there’s a pretty good chance you will be able to find one in your price range.
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