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    The best pod machine.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Interesting article from the SMH comparing Nespresso (pods contain 5 grams coffee) to the MAP Bella (8 grams) http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/cuisine/capsule-coffee-machines-20120403-1wa37.html
    Of even more interest are the comments re the Aldi, seems most reckon its the bees knees. ::)

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    Re: The best pod machine.

    Its the best coffee Ive ever had* ;D They must be living in a cave

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    Re: The best pod machine.

    I dont believe in pads/capsules ;- )

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    Re: The best pod machine.

    I bought a Nespresso for my desk at work and its ok. Ive had much worse coffee from cafes before. People talk about them as though you get the best possible coffee in an instant at the push of a button. I timed mine the other day and the milk frother took 2:20 to heat ~350ml of milk. My home setup takes less time than that for the whole process grinding, tamping, extraction, steaming. so theyre not that quick really. Neat and tidy and easy though, and the coffee is much better than the international roast in the dispenser on the wall in the office kitchen. They have a place in the market, but anyone who thinks its the best coffee theyve ever had (Ive heard it a few times) needs to get out more.

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    Re: The best pod machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6945455A4F581C13792A0 link=1333514426/3#3 date=1333981133
    and the coffee is much better than the international roast in the dispenser on the wall in the office kitchen.* They have a place in the market, but anyone who thinks its the best coffee theyve ever had (Ive heard it a few times) needs to get out more.
    Mmmmmm, international roast - hope it was caterers blend (a favourite on board some ships) in the dispenser. Couldnt agree more. No mess no fuss and better than instant but that is about all you can say for them really. At a friends place you would be thankful that they served a real coffee but you would be very dissapointed if you paid money at a cafe for a brew that was of a pod standard of quality..

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    Re: The best pod machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by 69555C4451300 link=1333514426/0#0 date=1333514426
    Interesting article from the SMH comparing Nespresso (pods contain 5 grams coffee) to the MAP Bella (8 grams)* http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/cuisine/capsule-coffee-machines-20120403-1wa37.h...
    Of even more interest are the comments re the Aldi, seems most reckon its the bees knees.
    Just noticed the comments in the article, sadly the Aldi machine doesnt come with a milf frother it has to be acquired separately I had a laugh (my acronym of the day - not as good as milf frother though)!

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    I just paid $300/kg for coffee!

    Yep thats right...

    My mothers friend was chucking out a leaking delonghi / nespresso machine, barely a couple years old, so she thought i might like to look at it, because i like playing with coffee machines. I dont think it should be classed as a coffee machine.

    Anyway, after much brute force trying to ply the snap lock NON serviceable covers off, i discovered that the return hose on the lets just call it a return valve or OPV had popped off. Easy enough to fix.

    I did not think that i could get the covers back on, but after much fighting its working like a charm.

    So i go to supermarket this morning and get some Doro pods, the only ones available at supermarket compatible with the "exclusive " nespresso system. $6 got me 10 pods, apparently they make 40ml of Espresso each.

    I have never actually used one of these machines or examined the pods out of packaging. The pod weighed in at an astonishing 2.18g!
    So i took the 0.18g to be the weight of the pod, 20g coffee per box X 50 boxes to the kilo = $300.

    Now its a given that the nespresso pods will produce a much better shot right...? haha with the extra 3 grams and all i dont care enough to ever find out.

    The resulting liquid was something akin to water tainted with coffee, kinda like what i find in my drip tray.

    The whole ethos of the pod industry is disgusting in every way, such a terrible waste.

    Oh yeah and this machine retails for $499... Even if you don't want to go down the real espresso machine route. Save yourself some big $ and get some locally roasted beans, a hand grinder and an Aeropress. And the AP gets flamed for marketing what it can produce as espresso like. I can get something much closer to an espresso shot out of the AP than what comes out of pods.

    End morning caffeine infused rant.

    EDIT: Big edit here haha. Turns out someone dropped my scales and they were not calibrated.

    The Doro pods in fact contain 6g of ground coffee, making the per kg price 3 times less at $100 / kg phew what a bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve82 View Post
    End morning caffeine infused rant.


    Heh, my morning rants are usually the result of not having caffeine, not after the fact!

    I tend to agree with Cooper69; I think pods have a place in the market between instant and espresso; while they certainly don't compare to a real espresso shot, they are volumes above freeze dried instant. Ignoring marketing jibe its simply a matter for each individual consumer to determine where in the market they find a happy medium between cost and quality.
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I don't believe in pod.



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