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Coffee pods come in different sizes and varieties, and are growing in popularity in homes and offices as well as in cafes, bars and restaurants.
Origins of the coffee pod
The Europeans, mainly the Italians, popularised pods because they made good quality espresso more accessible to more people. Today, many espresso machines for pods are still designed and manufactured in Italy and are exported all over the world.
What are coffee pods?
Pods are individual servings of fresh ground coffee. Each one contains an exact measurement of pre-tamped ground coffee which is enclosed in filter paper and sealed in an air-tight pouch.
To make an espresso, you simply remove the pod from the pouch and place it in the espresso machine's pod holder or group handle.
Why use pods for espresso?
More and more people are choosing pods because:
Different types of coffee in pods
All coffee is not created the same! There are single origins, blends, flavours and decaf. Consumers are also becoming more particular about how their coffee is produced.
Equipment for making espresso with pods
Pod equipment from Brasilia - the Mini Classic Plus
Pod espresso machines are easier and faster to use than traditional espresso machines. To make espresso using a pod you need either: