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Topic: Espresso Pods (6 msgs / 114 lines)
1) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 08:02 12/28/02, Ben Treichel typed:
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Not that I have gone to the link, but what are espresso pods?
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Roasting and Blending by Gestalt
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2) From: Mike McGinness
From: "AlChemist John" 
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In this case ignorance really is bliss! Pods are pre-roasted pre-ground
pre-packaged little 'pods' used in PF (designed for pods) for making
espresso. Never tried them myself, never will. Miss Silvia said so.
MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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3) From: jim gundlach
If you have seen Invasion of the Body Snatcher, made in 1956 I think.  
Some big coffee company honchos saw the movie, identified with the 
aliens and applied the concept to espresso.  They pre-select, 
pre-roast, pre-grind, and pre-package down to the shot level.  Look, 
handy dandy espresso.  No decisions, no roasting, no grinding, no 
clean-up, higher price for mostly Viet Nam's newest export.  No 
pleasure for the customer, more profit for the coffee company.  It is 
espresso for people who think Folgers is coffee and want to move to 
espresso for the style.
Jim Gundlach
On Saturday, December 28, 2002, at 12:54 PM, AlChemist John wrote:
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4) From: floyd burton
Beautiful word picture-with just enough twist on the delivery to make it
obvious to even the thickest.

5) From: Angelo
It doesn't seem to be a totally negative thing...There is a thread on it 
over in alt.coffee. Some of the posters use the Nespresso pods and refill 
them with their own freshly ground coffee....They seem to be happy with the 
convenience of the things, as well as the taste,,,,,
I kinda like cleaning up....
Ciao,
Angelo
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6) From: Les & Becky
Mike,
They are somewhere between Sanka and Hills Brothers!  I got some with my
machine.  They work great for after running cleaner through the machine, as
those brews go down the drain.  I just finished a fine prime rib dinner
basted with a quad shot of Kona based marinade and brush on sauce!
Les
Roasting and turning tampers in S. Oregon


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