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  • Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

    My new Classic came with a pod filter basket. It looks similar to the single filter except the filter screen bit is a tad smaller.
    The shots taste rather thin although crema is reasonable. The filter basket would easily handle 2 pods.
    Anyone have success with the pods on a classic.
    The pods I am using are Saquella Gran Crema. I have quite a few packets so dont want to waste them. I originally used them in a Senseo pod machine :-/. Hence the reason for buying a "real" machine.
    Maybe I should just be happy pulling good shots and forget the pods totally :

  • #2
    Re: Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

    They were stale to start with.

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    • #3
      Re: Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

      Thundergod, I guess what you are saying is, that because they are already ground, even though sealed and within use by date, that they are in a similar class as preground supermarket coffee. Crap. That was my thoughts actually, soon after I posted this topic.
      I think my GreenBeaness may be starting to get roasted.

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      • #4
        Re: Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

        you have a real coffee machine now, so start to use real coffee!

        to make good coffee you really should buy a good grinder too, and use fresh beans. it makes a surprisingly large difference. in the mean time i guess you can buy pre-ground from a good coffee retailer (at least where theyll grind it in front of you, so you know its fresh at the time). Preground wont last long before going stale, but its a start

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        • #5
          Re: Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

          The gaggia classic is not designed to take pods. you will not get a decent coffee from it using these things. You may even damage the machine.

          There are a lot of threads about using the Classic and its likes and dislikes.

          My recommendation is to get a Gaggia MDF grinder when they become available again (after xmas I have heard) and get coffee from a good roaster and you will be enjoying awesomne coffee.


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          • #6
            Re: Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

            Originally posted by hugz link=1197980141/0#3 date=1198018993
            you have a real coffee machine now, so start to use real coffee!

            to make good coffee you really should buy a good grinder too, and use fresh beans. it makes a surprisingly large difference. in the mean time i guess you can buy pre-ground from a good coffee retailer (at least where theyll grind it in front of you, so you know its fresh at the time). Preground wont last long before going stale, but its a start
            Before I bought a grinder to take to work I preground at home with my Macap.
            One day I had some coffee left over so tried making a shot with it when I got home.
            By then it was about 11 hours old.
            It ran very, very fast and was thin and watery.

            Make up your own minds.

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            • #7
              Re: Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

              Originally posted by Thundergod link=1197980141/0#5 date=1198055457
              Originally posted by hugz link=1197980141/0#3 date=1198018993
              you have a real coffee machine now, so start to use real coffee!

              to make good coffee you really should buy a good grinder too, and use fresh beans. it makes a surprisingly large difference. in the mean time i guess you can buy pre-ground from a good coffee retailer (at least where theyll grind it in front of you, so you know its fresh at the time). Preground wont last long before going stale, but its a start
              Before I bought a grinder to take to work I preground at home with my Macap.
              One day I had some coffee left over so tried making a shot with it when I got home.
              By then it was about 11 hours old.
              It ran very, very fast and was thin and watery.

              Make up your own minds.
              indeed, when i first became grinderless i was relying on preground coffee from a local cafe. every time i bought a tin, id invite everyone over so that i could use as much of it within the first few hours as possible. even so, id generally end up throwing 50% of every tin into the bin

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              • #8
                Re: Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

                Thanx all for the replies to my post. I was only interested in the pods because Gaggia included a filter holder for them and I had a couple of dozen pods left over from the Senseo. Interested to see how they went as I first thought if Gaggia put a pod filter in surely it mus work. Anyway as you guys have pointed out it is immaterial how the pods turn out now that I have Classic up and running.
                Thanx again for your interest and replies.

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                • #9
                  Re: Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

                  Are you sure it is a pod holder and not the single shot basket that could be mistaken for a pod holder as it has a similar shape?


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                  • #10
                    Re: Coffee Pods in a Gaggia Classic

                    The current Gaggia Classic comes with 3 baskets. The double, a single, and a special basket - same shape as the single, but with a smaller set of holes.The manual has a single ammendment sheet, telling you that the special basket is indeed for pods.

                    maybe fotos are in order


                    (just got our Gaggia last weekend - now still tring to figure out how to make coffee, instead of bitter brown liquid with crema )

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