Andrux Senior Member Joined: 27 May 2009 Posts: 2 Location: norway (denmark) Expertise: Just starting
Posted Wed May 27, 2009, 5:52am Subject: Espresso Pods
I have just bought a Bodum Granos -and I am thrilled!! I have done some research on home espresso machines, cuz after working part time in coffee cafe for a while Ive decided I am hooked on good coffee!
But I have never used pods before.. and im struggling to understand how they're supposed to work?! The standard ESE pods seem simply far too big. When I place them in the "pod filter basket" i have to wrinkle it up so that it all fits inside.... The paper isnt supposed to go on the ouside of the rim of the portafilter (handlethingy that i place in machine to get espresso - not sure of the english term)?
I hope someone can help me, as I have not yet got a proper tamper, and the one bodum provides is not all that great, so i would love to know how to use pods!
Posted Wed May 27, 2009, 3:23pm Subject: Re: Espresso Pods
When I place them in the "pod filter basket" i have to wrinkle it up so that it all fits inside.... The paper isnt supposed to go on the ouside of the rim of the portafilter (handlethingy that i place in machine to get espresso - not sure of the english term)?
No the paper should not go on the outside rim, but the pod may need to be pushed down below the rim, and may wrinkle. I use pods in my Saeco machine at work, and I need to wrinkle up the paper a bit, especially the tab that comes off to one side. I simply fold it down on top of the pod and lock the portafilter in place.
The Granos is capable of making quite good pod espresso (relative to pods, not fresh ground), because of the portafilter's pressurization system.
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