motleyfirecrue Senior Member Joined: 27 Jan 2008 Posts: 13 Location: Australia Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Silvia Rancilio + Auber PID Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011, 10:07pm Subject: Siliva POD options
I have a Silvia and have tried for the last 2 years to teach my wife the skills to make a latte for when I am at work etc.
I think 2 years is long enough to concede that she isn't keen on the labour part of the process and would prefer to just enjoy the results.
The other day we came across a Nespresso demonstration which made her excited enough to want to get one for her own use. I admit it tasted better than i would have expected and she was more than happy with it. So I was going to get her one but remember the Silvia has a POD option.
I was wondering if the POD Kit is required or you can just use the normal baskets with the ESE pods? As I would still make regular espresso and not looking to unscrew things every time.
Also, what Pods are recommended for use that are available in Australia?
Posted Sun Oct 2, 2011, 6:07am Subject: Re: Siliva POD options
The pod adapter kit is going to cost you about as much as a Nespresso unit will. They are about $130 US. I'm not sure how that converts to an Australian price or what shipping will be. Once you change your Silvia you won't be able to quickly switch back to ground coffee preparation. With the kit you get a new dispersion screen and basket. It is not a difficult switch, but you probably want to let the machine cool down while changing the parts. So it might be a pain if you both want drinks at the same time. Separate makers might be faster and easier if you have the space for both. I have never tried the pods and I don't know what is available for purchase in Australia.
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