Pod coffee machine
- What is coffee pods?
- How are they produced?
Recently the chaldovy coffee machine gets the increasing popularity. For the preparation of coffee in it, special measured and packaged portions of ground coffee are used, so that the whole process takes much less time than, for example, in the case of rozhkovykh coffee machines. It turns out very fragrant drink with a rich taste of roasted coffee.
Having such a device for a home in which a coffee lover lives is a pleasure, because he no longer needs to waste time grinding whole raw materials and measuring certain portions every time. And although many gourmets have been using this way to brew coffee for quite a long time, this news has not yet reached the fans of this drink, and the word “pods” is not familiar to them.
What are coffee pods?
Pallets means packed ground, roasted and pressed coffee beans. Weighing pods is 7-9 grams, and this amount is enough to prepare one portion of the cup. The Italians were the first to invent such packaging, as great lovers of using this drink - in this way they significantly simplified the process of its preparation. If we talk directly about the term “pod”, then translated from Italian cialda, this means “waffles”.
Before the Russians, a new invention in the form of chaldovy coffee machines, their purpose and method of use came only by 2004. The Kuppo company took up packaging ground coffee in this way. Currently, we have the opportunity to buy such coffee in packages, each of which has pods that can be contained in an amount of from 18 to 100 pieces.
How are they produced?
For the manufacture of pods apply a rather complex technology that is available only to specialized factories.
- First of all, selected green coffee beans are prepared.
- The grains are roasted and left to stand for a couple of days (certain conditions are created for this). During this time, exactly those organic transformations occur in the coffee mixture, which bring it to a state suitable for further processing.
- Next, the coffee is ground and pressed into chalds, which for no more than 20 seconds, are hermetically packed into a metallized gas-tight film with pumping inert nitrogen gas into it. So pods become round, for which they received another simple name - coffee pills.
This product can be produced in different diameters, it depends on the standard chosen by the manufacturer: E. S. E. or Senseo. In the first case, these are hard pressed tablets with a diameter of 44 mm, and in the second case, the pods are soft, powdery, weighing the same, but in diameter are 55 mm.
Senseo pods can be used not only for espresso, like E.S.E. tablets, they are also suitable for making other drinks - Americano and Lungo. In a powdered state, coffee of a different sort is packed into pods, and not only coffee, there can also be variations with the addition of, for example, a chocolate additive, creamy, caramel or nutty.
Overview of popular drinks made in chaldo coffee machine:
- Italco Concerto. In addition to coffee, African Robusta is added to this drink. Caffeine contains 1.8% in it, it has a beautiful thick foam and a taste reminiscent of dark hazelnuts. From this coffee you can make cappuccino.
- Buscaglione Long. This drink is bitter, has an almond aftertaste and a spicy aroma. Drinks such as lungo and americano are made from it.
- Buscaglione Passione. Chocolate-nutty taste of this drink will not leave indifferent lovers of espresso and American. Coffee pod varies in the degree of roasting; it can be either medium or strong, contain caffeine or not contain it.
- Buscaglione Decaffeinato. This kind of drink without caffeine, to taste, it resembles some sourish fruit. This coffee can be drunk without restriction.
- Italco Assolo. This is a similar drink made from Brazilian Arabica grains, in which the caffeine content is underestimated and is only 1.2%.
- Di Maestri. These pod coffee machines are considered the best automatic equipment from all the machines that make coffee. Thanks to the fast preparation of the drink, its loyal cost and high quality, coffee lovers around the world know about this Italian brand.
- Grimac. In this pod coffee machine it is very convenient to prepare cappuccino and espresso. This is a very reliable and unpretentious mechanism with which you can make many cups of coffee a day. It is very simple to use the device, the cappuccinator is automatic here, it works with any pods. Currently, the pods have begun to pack not only coffee, but also tea. But I must say that the choice of coffee packaged in pods is not very large, about 15 kinds.
In which coffee makers can chald coffee be made?
For this process, you need a rozhkovy coffee machine - silent, ergonomic and inexpensive, when compared with other household appliances of this class, the principle of which is much easier. Coffee machines, in which the path of hot water passes through the horn, coffee pill and then to the cup, are not intended to change the strength of the brewed beverage. Everything in this case depends only on how firmly the prepared powder is pressed.
Such an apparatus can be used for the usual preparation of a coffee drink, without pills or pods, but then you have to measure a certain portion of the powder with its subsequent tamping. This will require certain skills, otherwise improper tamping can lead to poor-quality drink. If you overdo it with tamping, water through the powder will hardly pass, and too strong drink will be bitter. So it is better to still get pods and be sure that the drink will turn out exactly the right way.
How to make coffee from pods?
A portion of coffee is released from the packaging and placed in a special filter, which is then inserted into the coffee machine itself and fixed there. It will take only half a minute, as you hear a signal indicating that your coffee is ready. Even the preparation of instant coffee would take more time. And even a child can make coffee from the pods. The need to measure out for each cup the amount of ground product and the worry that no matter how hard you try, and every time a little bit of powder, but surely wakes up.
It is also very convenient that coffee residues do not remain in the filter of the appliance, so you do not have to clean the brewing device. The pod after it has been used is simply taken out and thrown away. The only caveat - check before brewing, if there is any damage on the pods packaging.
Such coffee machines are suitable for brewing tea. The release of these devices is done by world-famous manufacturers, including such brands as:
For the operation of different models of coffee makers, only these filters of well-established manufacturers are used.
About the benefits
The main advantage is the simplicity of the process associated with the preparation of flavored drink. But there are a number of others:
- the main ones include the constant and stable taste of freshly ground grains and the quality of the drink;
- the price for a cup of chaldovogo drink is similar to the price of a good ground analog, and sometimes it is more democratic. For a package that contains 18 pouch bags, you will have to pay from 500 to 700 rubles, and if the pod is in a package of 100, then the price will be about 2,000 rubles;
- it is convenient to monitor how coffee is consumed in order to know exactly how many cups of coffee are left;
- It is important that the chald contents contain no additives of chemical origin, as well as preservatives and an emulsifier, which are usually used to obtain a resistant and dense foam;
- the pressing process under pressure enriches the powder with aromatic oils, thanks to which it has an indescribable aroma;
- The presence of nitrogen in an inert gas package ensures the best preservation of the taste of coffee and its aroma; such a product can be stored for two years and remain as fresh. For comparison: the grains will lose their flavor in a week, and for this purpose it is enough for the powder to be open a couple of minutes;
- This product has a very environmentally friendly packaging, which allows it during the preparation of the drink is not in contact with the material used for making the horn.
About the disadvantages
The advantages of this product, of course, many, but without drawbacks still not done. Some users disagree with the fact that manufacturers use the highest quality grains for chaldovogo drink. They motivate such an opinion by the fact that elite coffee for sale has always been only in the form of whole grains. Many of them are prone to the fact that there can be nothing more delicious than freshly ground coffee, including chald coffee.
The lack of pods is also considered the impossibility to determine the taste of the product offered, as well as the fact that it is impossible to adjust the dosage or experiment in the process of preparation with additives. Although, when the drink is ready, you can add, for example, cream, milk or other products to your taste. And the fact that finding such a product on the counter of a supermarket is not an easy task, also applies to its shortcomings.
Although shortcomings and have a place in the new method of cooking flavored and many favorite drink, but the fact that it is becoming more and more admirers, is undeniable. Consumers had to like that making professional coffee at home or in the office is no longer a problem, and for this you do not need to have any special knowledge or skills - everything is simple, fast and very tasty.
Presentation of the compact coffee maker of the Italian company Grimac - in the next video.