Sometime around 08:02 12/28/02, Ben Treichel typed: <Snip> Not that I have gone to the link, but what are espresso pods? -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Roasting and Blending by Gestalt homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
From: "AlChemist John" <Snip> 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' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Beautiful word picture-with just enough twist on the delivery to make it obvious to even the thickest.
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 <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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