The difference between a 'pod' coffee machine and a regular one is with the regular one you brew a pot of coffee but with a pod you brew a cup of coffee.It also takes less time to brew.
Krups coffee machines vary in the things they do depending on the model. For example there is an espresso machine for making espresso coffee and there is a pod machine which makes regular or decaf coffee.
There is a Nespresso store at the V&A Waterfront. It is on the ground floor on the left hand side if you are coming in the main entrance, on the corner just before you would turn to go to Pick 'n Pay. Otherwise, if you're not keen to spend R5.00 a pod, you can get the Nespresso compatible coffee pods for R3.80 from The Coffee Warehouse, from their online store, next day delivery.There pods are as good as the Nespresso ones.
Illy produced the first coffee pod system in the 1970s. The pods contain single servings of different types of coffee and are inserted into a machine which passes hot water through the pod, creating a cup of real coffee almost instantly.
Coffe pods are extremely easy to use. You simply put the pod in your machine and let the machine do the rest.
Cuisinart and Hamilton Beach make a single cup or mug of brewed coffee using a small scoop of ground filter coffee each time. Pod-based coffee machines such as Nespresso and Tassimo also offer single cup servings.
Senseo is a brand of coffee pod that actually originated in the Netherlands. The first Senseo machine was released in the Netherlands in 2001.
ESE espresso pods are manufacturer specific. This means each machine has a specifically manufactured pod for use in its machine. There are at least fourteen different machine and pod types so there is quite a selection.
I have typically seen pod coffee makers in hotels. They use a senso pot ( coffee in a circle filter). Pod coffee makers make coffee much quicker than typical coffee makers, but the taste isn't as potent.
T-disc is an innovative feature from Tassimo in which the coffee pods themselves contain the barcode on top. A person would take the pod, and scan the barcode with the Tassimo machine. The contains of the pod would be emptied into the Tassimo machine, and it will brew the coffee at just the right settings.
Pod machines use small disks of coffee prepackaged, as K-cups, in their own filter-paper. To brew, pod into the machinyou slip ae and press a button. The main advantage of the pod machine is the variety of coffee available, because the the pod is standard, many different companies can offer in pod form.
The best home expresso machines vary according to the methods they use. The simplest include Nespresso, Lavazza, Gaggia and Delonghi and range from putting a pod into the machine to adding beans to be roasted, ground and finished in the machine.