If you are looking to buy a Relx Pods coffee maker, you may be a bit hesitant about buying the wrong one. With popularity in the single serve variety growing, more and more companies are coming out with their own versions. So which one should you go with? Read on to find out!
No matter which brand you choose, every pod coffee maker is designed to brew the perfect cuppa. No grinding up beans or measuring out grinds anymore. You just pop the pod in the machine, add water, press the button and you’re good to go. And you can forget about pouring yourself a cup only to find it stale and cold because that pot has been sitting around for an hour. Now you can have a fresh cup every single time. To help narrow down your choices, you can basically break down pod coffee makers into three different categories based on the kinds of pods that they use. They are k-cups, T-discs, and pods.
K-cups are small little pre-measured cups designed to be used with Keurig machines. They come in a multitude of varieties of gourmet coffees as well as teas and hot cocoa. They are simple to use, as you just place the k-cup into the reservoir, and press the button. When you’re finished, you just toss the used cup away. The only problem is that the k-cups are only compatible with Keurig coffee makers. However, the varieties they offer are tremendous. Companies like Green Mountain offer all kinds of roasts and blends. You can even get some of your favorite name brands like Tully’s coffee, or even Bigelow’s and Twining tea.
If espresso is more to your liking, then Tassimo offers what they refer to as a T DISC. The T DISCs utilize a special bar code printed on the label that will tell the Tassimo pod coffee maker what kind of beverage you are making, the size, as well as brewing time and the proper temperature the water should be. Tassimo offers name brand coffees you love like Starbucks as well as Gevalia. Because of the unique bar code, you can have a steaming cup of cappucino complete with foam using a Tassimo machine.
The third kind of pod coffee maker is universal ones such as the My Cafe by Bunn or the MokAbista by Kenwood. These coffee makers are designed to take a variety of pods so you’re not limited to just one type. That doesn’t mean that they can use any kind, though, so be aware of what pods are compatible with what machine before you buy. For example, the MokAbista can use any Senseo, Kenco, Cafe Crema or supermarket brand pods. It does this by utilizing a dual pod system. One holder is designed to hold Espresso (ESE) pods, while the other holds Cafe Crema and Double Crema (soft pods).
There is another option if you prefer to use k-cups but don’t want to be stuck using the brands that Keurig offers. The Perfect Pod Holster will allow you to use almost any kind of 55ml pod in a Keurig machine. This means that you can use a Senseo pod in your Keurig coffee maker by putting it in this device. The holster does this by use of a self-tamping spring that allows it to properly extract the coffee from the pod.