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Coffee Pod Machines and How to Choose Them

Aug 17, 2007
The tasting of coffee is such a maddening experience that the coffee lovers can be said to be the addicts of it. From time immemorial, coffee has been the favorite hot drink of the people the world over. No stone was unturned for extracting the coffee flavor to its fullest from the coffee beans. The forgotten pot with a snout, famously known as the kettle, brings down the memories of the past. The coffee was brewed in the kettle, and poured into separate mugs, the trapper at the bottom of the snout stopping the coarser coffee grains and a clothe percolator filtering the finer grounds. Evolution in the design of the coffee makers saw the later day inventions such as drip coffee makers where hot water drips down on the ground coffee placed in the filter and the coffee is made.

The problem with drip coffee makers is that the ground coffee has to be measured out and placed in the filter of the makers. Since the type of roast, grind size and the quantity matter in getting the best taste out of coffee, the users had to experience only one or two tastes. With the invention of coffee pods, the process of brewing coffee has taken a new turn in enjoying many flavors. Coffee pods are small pre-packed bags of measured quantity of ground coffee. The coffee pods are for instant brewing. They are available in different flavors such as roast, blends and quantities. They are clean to use. The new coffee pod machines are designed to take such coffee pods into them for brewing the finer coffee.

The working of coffee pod machines lies between that of drip machines and an espresso machine. Like the drip machine, water is heated in boiler compartment of the pod machine and passed through the coffee grounds. The hot water is passed on the ground coffee with certain pressure for quicker brewing like an espresso machine.

With so many choices, the selection of coffee pod machines is a difficult task. While choosing some points have to be looked at.

- The number of cups that can be brewed at a time.
- The types of coffee pods that can be used.
- The size of the water compartment for deciding the quantity of coffee.
- Warm up time of the machine.
- Bar pressure achieved so as not to get an espresso drink every time.
- Wattage and warranty period of the machine.
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