I love the idea of these capsules so much but they do have some draw backs. They are quite hard to prize open to refill. I have been using these in our self catering and guests love the concept but they do seem to get jammed in the machine a lot. Some guests just seem to give up and I find the capsule stuck in the machine. When allowed to go cold, it is a nightmare to open to clean. I quite like the coffee it produces and followed the guide on brands that work well. However, our guests complain that it is too watery compared to the Lavazza store bought capsules. Given this is for different people to use every week, I suspect I need to do laminated set if instructions. Overall, I love the idea but it is an expensive purchase which probably means it should be a tad easier to use than it is.
Which will work for caffeluxe
Just one problem, I had ordered two sizes and the pods are not marked so how do you which size to use? If the tops were marked as to volume 40, 80, 150, 230 that would make life easier.
For my Nespresso, I first tried them with one brand of coffee and they worked well. However, I then tried them with another brand and the water barely came through initially, then completely stopped after about 15 seconds as it seems like the grind was too fine and blocked the holes in the pod. Both brands were an espresso grind.
Either stick to the same brand of coffee, or experiment and keep notes as to what brands work for these pods. I can understand that it was the fault of the grind of the coffee, but it's disappointing that you have to be so selective in order to get the pods to work, because one of the advantages of the pods is that you can select your own coffee brands.
Wow! It is an amazing consept, but very, VERY pricey!