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Experimenting with Nespresso

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:19 pm
by grib
So lately I've been making up small batches of my own roasted coffee in refillable nespresso pods. A few of my online coffee friends have been turning their nose up at this "heresy" but I'd like to take a moment to defend my actions if it should please the court. My defence is as follows:

- It's just another brewing method
- You get reasonable temperature consistency (for the money) in many of the machines
- The machines themselves are "wife-friendly" unlike my commercial 1 group ;)
- The water pressure is high enough for an "espresso like" drink
- My Italian friends swear by them (should be the only proof I need)

How does it taste? Well like any brewing method, it depends on the coffee you use, I've definitely found single origins and blends that work well for espresso or aeropauses work well here.

The defence rests, but I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Re: Experimenting with Nespresso

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:26 pm
by Steve
Your not alone on this, for those who missed it our own kingseven posted this

What are the problems you have found Grib ?

Re: Experimenting with Nespresso

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:27 pm
by CakeBoy
How does it do for crema and mouthfeel grib, is it viscose or thin. Mad idea btw, I love it :)

Re: Experimenting with Nespresso

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:34 pm
by grib
I missed that Steve, I'll take a look thanks.

Personally I haven't had any problems, apart from the attitude from some people. I keep the pod refills to small batches, the biggest problem is actually filling the suckers, so I've roped in my 5 year old to do that for pocket money :) Planning on getting one of these soon

I started this because I needed a better way to have coffee in the office, the filter coffee in the company kitchen is terrible so I bought a cheap Krups for my desk. As far as the extraction goes, it's better than some consumer home espresso machines. Good amount of crema and a pleasing consistency. The thing you've got to remember is that these are single shots; I've seen too many people using one pod for a 16 floz americano.

Re: Experimenting with Nespresso

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:12 pm
by bruceb
I don't see anything wrong with this. The problem with all of these pod/pad systems is the rancid/stale coffee the pods/pads contain. I don't need a system like this anymore since I'm retired, at home, have 3 commercial machines and time to pulls shots, but if I was still working I might have tried this.

Re: Experimenting with Nespresso

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:49 pm
by motoman
My son has both pod and capsule machines, when I ran out of the coffee I take with my I tried both.

The pods taste better than the capsules

I drink tea.

Re: Experimenting with Nespresso

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:03 am
by grib
I've bought a couple of packs of coffee from these guys, no idea who they are, but the coffee in the capsules is fresh and sealed unlike some other nespresso compatible retailers.

Re: Experimenting with Nespresso

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:53 pm
by jhambleton
As a Nespresso owner I have never even considered these sell fill capsules so definetly going to give that a try.

Similar to grib I get my pods online (seems a lot of companies now do compatibles?)

Where would you guys get the coffee from for the refillables?

Re: Experimenting with Nespresso

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:08 pm
by Uberwolf
Guys the one big issue I have with this is the amount of coffee one uses, typically 5 grammes. This is why the likes of Nespresso use dark roasts ala starbucks otherwise you end up with a very weak coffee. You cannot use good speciality coffee in this way, and I don't want to drink the other kind, just my 2 cents.