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DeanOK
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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2012, 4:14pm
Subject: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

I know that you can program the CC1 POD setting to do whatever you want, but I assume since they named one of the menu items "PODS" that the machine is capable of using them. I don't know anything about pods... can someone fill me in? I know what a Kcup brewer is (I own one), so I am assuming the pods are the same thing for espresso. I was thinking you would need some kind of portafilter adapter, but don't see any such thing for the CC1 even though there is a POD setting on the menu... just wondering.
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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2012, 4:33pm
Subject: Re: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

PODs . . . hmmmm, where to start?  Well, I want to say run away as fast as you can!, but you use K-cups, so perhaps a different response is in order.

Using pods to make espresso is like using K-cups to make brewed coffee . . . except worse.  That is to say, you can make an excellent cup of coffee from freshly roasted, freshly ground beans.  A K-cup can't equal that quality, but it can make a more-than-acceptable cup.  Espresso pods basically suck.  I don't think they come even remotely to making great -- or even very good -- espresso.  If all that's available for espresso is pods, I'll drink tea.

 
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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2012, 4:40pm
Subject: Re: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

PODs . . . hmmmm, where to start?  Well, I want to say run away as fast as you can!, but you use K-cups, so perhaps a different response is in order.

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I do own a Kcup brewer... I bought it because everyone told me how great they were... but I don't use it. I would consider it worse than my ENA4. My parents want the Kcup brewer I have... I told them they could have it.

I doubt I would use a pod... just wanted to know what it was for sure because I am still shopping for a espresso machine.  I assumed it was something like the Kcup, but wasn't sure how they were thought of and if I needed to buy something extra to use pods on the CC1. I would always try a pod.... you never know until you try it.
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 8:04am
Subject: Re: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

Since no one offered an answer, I called SCG and asked them. They say that the CC1 WILL NOT do pods even though there is a POD menu on the program menu... seems a little odd to me, but that is the answer I got.

I know that most people would say "why would you do pods" but I just wanted to know if that was an option or not.
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 8:08am
Subject: Re: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

DeanOK Said:

I know that most people would say "why would you do pods" but I just wanted to know if that was an option or not.

Posted October 8, 2012 link

Yes, but why?

 
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 8:56am
Subject: Re: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

Just to annoy you, Jason. What other possible reason could there be?
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 9:36am
Subject: Re: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

Yes, but why?

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I may decide the convenience is worth the loss of quality.. I doubt it, but I just wanted to know if it was an option before I made my final decision. If everything else was equal, I would consider that a plus just in the event I wanted to try a pod. After all, I own a super auto because I wanted convenience.
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:46am
Subject: Re: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

jbviau Said:

Just to annoy you, Jason. What other possible reason could there be?

Posted October 8, 2012 link

Well, that's of course what I was wondering . . . . ;^)

 
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:48am
Subject: Re: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

DeanOK Said:

After all, I own a super auto because I wanted convenience.

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Yes, but you're now looking at getting rid of it and moving to a semi-automatic . . . or was all this just hypothetical?

 
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:15am
Subject: Re: Tell me about PODs on the CC1
 

Seems like part of him doesn't want to give up the push button convenience.  I understand that but accept I have to deal with grinds.  One way or the other.

 
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