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Posted Sat Apr 30, 2005, 3:11am
Subject: I experimented with pods on my Andreja Premium
 

Yes, I know. I just wanted to try this out for the hell of it as well as to compare the results with my usual shots.

I knew what to expect and my verdict is that pods are a definite no no.

The pod shots have a clearly flatter taste, bitterness in them, a weaker and whitish crema etc. I have no pod adaptor kit to the Andreja Premium (and I do not know if one is available), I just used a pod filter basket to replace a single basket (I always use a double basket btw).

More detailed commentary on my blog in case you want to read the horror story ;-)

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Posted Sat Apr 30, 2005, 4:54am
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Exactly my experience on the Brewtus!  Yuck!

To compare, I took some pods into a local pastry shop where they use an expensive, dedicated pod machine.  There, the shots are decent, with good body and good crema.  However, the complexity of flavors and aromas from a great shot just aren't there.  Certainly better than my local *$s!

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Posted Sat Apr 30, 2005, 11:50am
Subject: Re: I experimented with pods on my Andreja Premium
 

Hey, Joel, which pastry shop?

 
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Posted Sat Apr 30, 2005, 6:23pm
Subject: Re: I experimented with pods on my Andreja Premium
 

dittto on the Pods!  I used pods in a Saeco Classico with pod adapter for 5 years.  It had a preasurized PF and pod adapted stuff so the result was decent.  When I tried a pod 9as a backup) on my Bricoletta (with just a pod basket-no adapter) it was black water with a thing very light coloured crema on top.  Bland and dissapointing.

Pods in pod machines with presurized PFs can be ok in my opinion.  Better than the product from 17 year old "baristas" at *$s but still not good.

 
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Posted Sun May 1, 2005, 4:26am
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ChicagoSandy Said:

Hey, Joel, which pastry shop?

Posted April 30, 2005 link

Can't pull the name up outta my steel sieve of a mind!   It's located in the Glen, in Glenview, right by the railroad tracks.  I'll drive by there later.
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