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Marques
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013, 7:30pm
Subject: ESE Pods
 

Which is the best machine for ESE pods?  My budget is about 2-2.5k.
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:49pm
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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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 3:52am
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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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 7:40am
Subject: Re: ESE Pods
 

Hey Guys,

Check out this other thread, where he details his reason(s) for wanting to use pods...

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machines/614478


and Marques, here's a link for a pod adaptor for E61 machines (if you end up going that route).  Of course, as you can see, I'm not the only one who thinks it's not worth the trade off.

Click Here (www.1st-line.com)


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