[Homeroast] Pod Capsules

Archeobob archeobob at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 24 07:06:10 CDT 2015

We’ve used super-autos at home for over a decade, purchasing our first from Sweet Marias. They make much better cups than (most) drip/brew machines since they grind, pack and express the brew in the same way an espresso machine does. Pods won’t even come close to the drink. Sure, autos are more expensive at the outset, but I’ll bet after spending the hundreds of dollars for those prepackaged pods for the lifetime of each machine, I’m way ahead of them.


From: Seth Grandeau 
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 7:48 PM
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Pod Capsules

I know the theory, that pods "should" be better.  But in real life, I find
the pods to be, at best, flat, and at worst, weak and thin.  I've never had
a cup that I thought was good.  I will take pre-ground starbucks over pods,
hands down.

But, in any case, no one is going to use pods as a stepping stone to really
high quality coffee.  Pods are a stepping stone to instant.

On a related note, has anyone tried the single serve machines that use
whole bean?  I worked in a place that had these (sort of an industrial
version of a Capresso Jura).  They were slightly slower than pods, but
tasted significantly better.  That's a technology that I could get behind.


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