Best home pod machine
Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:47 AM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:58 AM
Compared to other coffee pod machines, your choice of beans is much wider. In Europe, even some small artisanal roasters are creating E.S.E. pods and you can get freshly roasted pods (a few weeks) quite easily. The downside is that a good E.S.E. machine is much more expensive than a Nespresso machine (unless you buy used).
Edited for typos.
Edited by pep., 25 February 2012 - 03:59 AM.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:04 AM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:14 AM
search there. probably not a lot of Pod-Heads there but they have a lot of info on coffee and machines.
but I see your point and as long as you are happy with the "Cup" there it is!
Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:51 PM
However, it seems that Senseo is losing ground in the U.S. and the brewers are not as available as they were a couple of years ago. Fortunately, I have a new, still boxed backup.
Last July I was given a Dolce Gusto Creativa which, because it produces 15 bar pump pressure, operates close to the way an espresso machine works and using the Nescafe Dolce Gusto capsules.
If you don't drink numerous cups of coffee a day, this is not much more expensive than the K-cups and to my taste, the flavor is better.
I buy the Espresso and add my own hot, frothed milk, rather than buy the Latte or Cappuccino drinks.
I also buy the Dark Roast, which I drink for regular coffee.
You can customize and enter into memory the size of the drink portions you prefer and are not limited to pre-controlled sizes as with the Keurig, which operates on much lower pressure. My best friend has a Keurig and I don't care much for any of the several varieties of K-cups she has on hand and some are rated very high. (Green Mountain and Newman's Own, etc.)
I wrote about it in another topic on this forum.
Edited by andiesenji, 25 February 2012 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:04 PM
Posted 17 February 2014 - 06:20 AM
My boyfriend bought me a Lavazza Favola machine for Christmas (the chocolate brown one since you asked ) and it has worked fine for me so far. Looks cool as well, if not a bit noisy. Finding compatible pods is sometimes a little troublesome, but the coffees themselves taste great. I had been looking at a nespresso machine for a while but they were all a bit pricey and seeing as I am new to the world of coffee, we thought this would be a good starting point.