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Offline MikeG

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Im looking at getting a coffee pod machine for the office (my day job).

Any suggestions? Looking for a good brew plus reliable plus easy to use.

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How many people in the office Mike?

Pod machines worked well for us when we had 6 people, above 10 and it got stupidly expensive and wasteful. With 100 peope in the office now, we just use one of the 'machine free, pay for the beans' groups, who maintain the machine and supply the beans and milk. They make a bit of margin on the consumables, and I get to give not a f*ck for the machine, breakdowns or other usual crap.
C'mon, do it!



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http://www.expressi.com.au/

No idea what the quality will be like but much cheaper than the competition.



Offline Oli


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Can't go past the original Nespresso machines.

We've got one at home and it just rocks.

Check out the range here at www.nespresso.com.au. A bit more expensive, but you pay for the quality and decent tasting, quick coffee.




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Can't go past the original Nespresso machines.

We've got one at home and it just rocks.

Check out the range here at www.nespresso.com.au. A bit more expensive, but you pay for the quality and decent tasting, quick coffee.

+1 for the Nespresso for a smaller scale.

If you want it for an upmarket exhaust shop with regular customer use you might want to look at something more like Al was talking about. A $4000 dollar machine supplied and you pay for the ingredients.  http://www.bluepod.com.au/buy/lavazza-colibri-automatic-coffee-machine/VC_LB3200_Colibri



Offline futurism


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I have a nespresso citiz and milk and its good except...
its broken right now but they pay to ship it for repairs under warranty, which takes about a week
heating element in the milk frother died I think

but its quick, consistent, delicious

The limited edition kazaa pod is the best

people spread silly lies about the pods containing flavoured syrup and whatever, its just coffee vacuum sealed in them
theres no crazy flavours, its all just different blends of arabica and robusta roasted in different ways



Offline MikeG

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Thanks for all the advice.  Went with a blue pod machine in the end.
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I own an Expressi and it does a good job for it's price. If you don't like the Aldi coffee, you can use Saeco MAPS cartridges to improve taste.



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We have a Nespresso machine at work. It works very well in the commercial environment - people who don't have unlimited time can make a coffee within 20-30 seconds and it's pretty decent, but not high quality.

I have to say it's an incredible market Nestle has tapped into (if they were the original ones behind the idea). Although I'm not sure what the cost is, I've been told it's high.

What was it before? Instant coffee or french press. Problem with instant is it was and still is pure crap, not even coffee; french press takes too long to make in a commercial environment.

So the compromise? Pod machines - whack in a pod and boom off it goes. Closest thing you will get to an espresso without having to go to the shop to buy one.

Having said all that I would never have one at home, the quality is not nearly good enough and the cost of pods is more expensive than straight beans/ground coffee.

I believe pods hold around 7 grams each and the cost is $0.50 to $1.00 per pod I believe. That means a kilo of coffee (if $0.50 per pod) is a little over $70! A LOT more than straight quality coffee beans!

In fact, I bought myself a nice Italian manual espresso machine recently, great investment. :thumbsup:



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