Using Coffee Pods
Coffee pods take the hard work out of making great espresso.
How to use coffee pods: Video
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What equipment do you need?
To extract espresso from a pod you will need either:
1. A coffee pod machine
Coffee pod equipment is specifically designed to handle pods, and usually has an integrated pod holder built into the machine. There is often a button or lever which opens and closes the pod holder.
Most pod-specific machines have an integrated pod holder where you insert the pod.
2. A traditional espresso machine
These espresso systems have group handles and special filter baskets for coffee pods. The group handle is then inserted into a group head. So, if you already have one of these machines, you can still use it for pods.
For traditional espresso machines you need a special pod basket.
Read more about commercial and domestic equipment for coffee pods.
Step 2: Insert pod in holder
3 Easy steps to great espresso
Espresso pod machines or traditional coffee machines come with varying degrees of automation but the procedure for making the coffee is usually similar: