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Choosing The Right Pod Coffee Brewer
Who wouldn’t want a perfect cup of gourmet coffee that’s fast, easy and on the go whenever you need it? It’s possible to have coffee in your hand in under a minute without any leftovers sitting around in the coffee pot, and no messy clean up afterwards. Pod coffee brewers do exactly this. They give you one serving of coffee, fast and easy.
The coffee pods also known as soft pods look like tea bags except that they are round and plump. That little pod is the filter and contains enough ground coffee to make the perfect cup.
With many different brands, sizes and styles out there, it’s hard to know how to choose the right pod brewer. You should know where you will be buying coffee pods and what sizes you will need in order to have a full understanding of the type of pod brewer you want.
Here are three reasons why you might want a pod coffee brewer:
1. You like the idea of making coffee with no mess or cleanup.
2. You want a single cup of coffee from time to time and want to be able to grab it and go.
3. You like gourmet coffee but don’t have time to grind beans and make a full pot.
Here are a few things you should know about the pod brewers on the market:
There are three different sizes, pod diameters in 44mm, 55mm and 62mm. Most commonly the 44m fits Melitta pod brewers. The 55mm pods usually fit the “Juan Valdez” brewers. Finally, the 62 mm pods usually work for “Senseo”, “Krups”, “Mr.Coffee” and “Black & Decker”, "Grindmaster", "Cuisinart" and "Bunnomatic" pod brewers.
The first brand to make a pod brewer was Senseo in 2004. Soon after this, many other companies began making pod coffee brewers. A few of the most common brands would be, “Senseo”, “Melitta”, “Bunn My Café”, "Grindmaster G Pod", and “Cuisinart”.
Single vs. Double
You can either buy one-cup pod brewers or two-cup pod brewers. One-cup pod brewers are sleek and compact and come in retail for home use or commercial for office use. The usual pod size is 10 grams and 61mm, but there are also Extra Bold options that weigh in at 12 grams for the coffee afficianados out there. A dual brewer is typically used for home or hotel room applications, which has the ability to brew one cup or two cups simultaneously.
Since coffee pods come in different weights, the weight you select will give you various 'strengths'. In addition, some brewers come with a manual strength selector. This allows you to select the strength of coffee you want on any given day, some prefer a milder coffee in the morning and a stronger version in the afternoon (or vice versa). This can be great for an office (or home) with people who have different coffee preferences.
Most pod brewers have a water reservoir like any coffee pot that brews the water through the filter to make coffee. You can choose to have the water reservoir that you manually fill or one that allows for plumbing to continuously supply water to the coffee brewer. This “plumbed-in” type system is much more expensive than one you would manually fill. However, this is a great choice for an office or business setting.