I think I used a capsule machine about a year ago - it tasted rather like those "cappuccino" satchels you buy where you "just add water". *In other words, it tasted artificial. *I guarantee if you look at the ingredients it will have more than just coffee beans in it.
In fact, correct me if Im wrong, but do these machines even extract anything under pressure or is it just a fancy way of mixing powder with water? *You could tell by looking at the waste - if theres grounds in the waste then its extracting beans, if theres nothing in the waste but an empty capsule then its just a fancy spoon and kettle.
For many people it doesnt matter how their drink is created, so long as it tastes good. *And for many people, a capsule or instant drink tastes good, so thats all they need to spend their money on.
Its not a matter or "ridicule", rather theres no way a capsule machine will produce what I call a "good espresso" so I dont use one. Thats my opinion, theres no reason why your colleagues taste and opinion wouldnt suit a capsule machine, or plunger, or percolator, or whatever. Do you get what Im trying to say? Dont get hung up on the need for a traditional espresso, go with whatever pleases the taste buds (and stimulates the central nervous system!).Originally Posted by 6B6E62666A6167380F0 link=1297226211/0#0 date=1297226211