[Homeroast] Pod Capsules

Marc marc.nh at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 17:49:35 CDT 2015


Steve,

Sounds like you need a clever coffee dripper from SM,
-Marc
On Mar 22, 2015 2:18 PM, "Steve Jacobs" <steve.jacobs at gmail.com> wrote:

> And to address Paul's point even more, I've been home roasting coffee for a
> couple of years and have tried the refillable pods with my home roasted
> coffee. It tastes far better than the store-bought stuff, but is still
> weaker than I like.
>
> I've evolved my brewing method quite a bit and use a hybrid of a French
> press style steeping period and a drip-cone to make sure I don't get grit
> and gunk in my coffee.
>
> I usually zap two cups of brewing water in the microwave for 3:10 (205F),
> then stir 1/3 cup of freshly ground beans and steep for 6 minutes. Once
> it's reached the end of the steeping period, I pour it through a #4 filter
> cone directly into my mug. It's rich, strong and overall fantastic. It also
> cleans up quickly. I used to get weird looks in the pantry at work, but
> everyone who's tried that method loves the result.
>
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 2:10 PM, Steve Jacobs <steve.jacobs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > The reusable pods aren't wasteful, but you brought up a good point.
> >
> > My biggest complaint about the pods other than the waste produced is the
> > utterly crap quality of most prepackaged pods and the weak strength. When
> > I've tried them, I found myself having to use two pods to make a decent
> > sized cup of coffee.
> >
> > When you consider the extra hassle of refilling pods and keeping them
> > clean, it's not worth the effort.
> >
> > On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Lynne Biziewski <lynnebiz at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> In the meantime, they are littering our planet at an unbelievable rate.
> >> Way too high a price to pay, IMHNSO.
> >>
> >> Lynne
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