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    We have a Saeco Minuto and it is brilliant. I am not sure if they are still available new as we bought ours a year ago. It is an Automatic machine and so quick to use.


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    We have a gaggia classic and it's brilliant I have had it for 6 years now, making 2-3 coffees a day (and now multiple babycinos 😜)

    I chose this machine because even though nothing (apart from the pump) is automatic it means there is less to go wrong on it. I have a seperate breville bean grinder.

    To clean I just fill the tank full and add some vinegar then use a brush underneath to scrub the drip area and run the vinegar water through then fill again run that through and voila good as new. Probably clean once every 3 months. Have definately used it's worth the last 6 years!

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    We also have 2 pod machines though. 1 we take on holidays with us (and in the camper trailer) and one as a backup machine. We have many other types of coffee making devices.....we love our coffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPink View Post
    What's wrong with pod machines if you don't mind me asking? I have never owned one.
    It's not that there's anything wrong with the pod machines or the quality of the coffee, it's the extra landfill they create from all the little plastic pod casings that make it a choice some people are not comfortable with from an environmental standpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    It's not that there's anything wrong with the pod machines or the quality of the coffee, it's the extra landfill they create from all the little plastic pod casings that make it a choice some people are not comfortable with from an environmental standpoint.
    I live close to a Nespresso shop so I can take all my pods in for recycling. I hope they actually do recycle them, as its allowing me to have a pod machine without so much guilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArthurDent View Post
    I live close to a Nespresso shop so I can take all my pods in for recycling. I hope they actually do recycle them, as its allowing me to have a pod machine without so much guilt.
    Ask them if they do. Ask them for details. There are quite a few articles online saying that Nespresso won't tell you or commit to an absolute.

    Sorry not the answer you were after but I'm pretty passionate about this as there is no good reason to use pod machines except convenience.

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    @PinkPink I didn't like the pod coffee. I just think it's terrible quality AND we had machine issues. I like to buy my own, fresh roasted, local beans and grind them myself. Much better taste

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    And the caffeine content of pods is lower than when you make your own. I can tell pod coffee when it's served. It just tastes weaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Ask them if they do. Ask them for details. There are quite a few articles online saying that Nespresso won't tell you or commit to an absolute.

    Sorry not the answer you were after but I'm pretty passionate about this as there is no good reason to use pod machines except convenience.
    Yes I've been worried about that. I can't understand how companies are just allowed to say anything the like though? The flushable wipes being a classic 😒

    Sorry to derail misskitty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    And the caffeine content of pods is lower than when you make your own. I can tell pod coffee when it's served. It just tastes weaker.
    Yep I agree. I actually prefer a weaker coffee, but all the pod coffees I've tried have been too weak even for me!


 

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