NobbyR Senior Member Joined: 10 Jul 2011 Posts: 1,969 Location: Germany Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo Vac Pot: N/A Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe Roaster: N/A
Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:49pm Subject: Re: ESE Pods
There's an ESE pod adapter available to use with the portafilter of the Rancilio Silvia and the Gaggia Classic. Both are SBDUs that can be used with regular filter baskets as well. Both are well below your maximum budget.
What's your reason for wanting a pod system? It's pre-gound coffee, so it's far from being fresh. Espresso quality will be meager.
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calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,312 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 4:52am Subject: Re: ESE Pods
Hi, welcome to the board. You have a nice budget and great espresso is in reach very easily but not with pods.
What is your reason for choosing to go that direction?
I'm sure that there may be $2K pod machines but I am not able to think of any. $800 on a grinder and the rest on a machine would be a dream setup for many here but pods are stale and even the best ones will give only SoSo espresso at best.
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