[Homeroast] Pod Capsules

Steve Hamm steve.hamm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 08:06:12 CDT 2015

Yeesh. Please don't Keurig.

I'll have to try the cost argument for a superautomatic on my wife. The NY
Times had an article where the cost/lb of K-cup grounds calculated out to
$50, which indeed should pay for even a very nice Jura-Capresso superauto
in a few years...

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 7:06 AM, Archeobob <archeobob at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Bob
> 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.
> ==SNIP==
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