[Homeroast] Pod Capsules

Steve Jacobs steve.jacobs at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 18:38:11 CDT 2015


I looked at the clever coffee dripper and almost bought one. I decided to
skip it since it doesn't scale up very well and I'd need multiple units to
use at home and work.

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Marc <marc.nh at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> <javascript:;>> 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
> <javascript:;>>
> > 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
> <javascript:;>>
> > > 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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