Coffee Pod Types
Pods come in different sizes and are available with different varieties of coffee.
Different pod sizes
Usually used on coffee pod-specific espresso machines and some domestic coffee machines.
Specifically designed to be compatible with most commercial group coffee machines.
Designed for some pod-specific machines and most commercial group coffee machines.
Different types of coffee for pods
When it comes to coffee, consumers have a huge choice from organic to free trade to decaf and single origin. These options are also increasingly available in pods:
Single origin v blended coffees
Coffee can be ground from beans which have a single origin or be blended from a variety of coffee beans. Each coffee roaster takes pride in developing coffee blends with particular taste and aroma characteristics.
Different coffee bean types
Beans from different species of coffee plant produce coffee with slightly different characteristics. Arabica and robusta are the 2 main species of coffee plant:
Coffee from different geographic origins
Over 70 countries produce coffee world-wide, primarily in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
Environmental factors have a great affect on the flavour of coffee beans. Different geographic regions of the world have different growing conditions for coffee crops, such as temperatures, soil type and humidity. Therefore, different countries and even different regions within the same country produce coffee beans with different characteristics of flavour and aroma.
For information about decaffeinated coffee in pods please read our pages about:
What does ‘Fairtrade’ mean?
The Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ) & Fairtrade Labelling Australia and New Zealand (FLANZ) promote and build the fair trade movement, support producers in the Asia-Pacific and develop the fair trade market in Australia and New Zealand.
Organic coffee pods contain ground coffee which has been produced without synthetic substances.
Biological Farmers of Australia
Australian Certified Organic
For more information visit http://www.australianorganic.com.au/