Not very practical, and with only two capsules per variety, that happened a lot. Time to think of a way to store the capsules in a more accessible way. Nespresso has some dispensers available, but they're all quite expensive and space on our countertop is at a premium.
So it was time to get creative. After finding a video of a home-made capsule dispenser (the first 20 seconds, the rest is a clumsy how-to), we determined that that would be ideal for us. The idea was to have nine rows of ten capsules (each carton contains ten capsules) -- that ought to fit on the cupboard door above the Nespresso machine. So we got the required wood and set to work!
However, we couldn't get the horizontal batten quite right. For some rows it was too loose: the capsules slid right out; but for other rows it was too tight and you couldn't get the capsules out no matter what you tried. We tried various types and various locations, but we couldn't get it right...
So then klik said: "Wait, why don't we rotate the thing so that the capsules are held horizontal?" A brilliant plan that meant we didn't need the batten at all!
The capsule holder in its full glory. It can keep up to 90 capsules. We stuck it to the cabinet door with hot glue.
We cut the names and strength indicators from the cartons and stuck those on the battens that keep the capsules in place.
I really like the look of the colorful capsules. It adds more color to the kitchen.