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Universal pod system
Auto detect function
Automatically uses correct brewing pressure
15 bar cappuccino funtion

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ive had one of these are they are a pretty good machine especially for use with ESE pods. it comes with 3 microchipped pod holders (42mm, 55mm and 65mm) which can be programmed to the ammount of water you want per serving. it also have a great steam wand.

only issue with the machine is the fact it uses soft pods (like a tea bag) instead of the hard T-disc or capsule type like the dolche gusto machine.due to the fact it uses soft pods the coffe gets stale pretty quickly and you fund the selection is not that great infact where i live the only ones i colud bet of any decent quality was the senseo pods that are not pretty hard to get hold of.

if you are willing to search the internet to and pay a premium for coffe that has a pretty short life before going stale but you do have to pay a premium for the soft pods off the internet, mind you this is no different to a Tassimo, senseo or Dolche Gusto.

overall this is a great machine to introduce people to decent coffee thats a great improvement over instant but remember its limited in coffee optiions unless you shop on the internet.

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joffa81;8183321

ive had one of these are they are a pretty good machine especially for … ive had one of these are they are a pretty good machine especially for use with ESE pods. it comes with 3 microchipped pod holders (42mm, 55mm and 65mm) which can be programmed to the ammount of water you want per serving. it also have a great steam wand.only issue with the machine is the fact it uses soft pods (like a tea bag) instead of the hard T-disc or capsule type like the dolche gusto machine.due to the fact it uses soft pods the coffe gets stale pretty quickly and you fund the selection is not that great infact where i live the only ones i colud bet of any decent quality was the senseo pods that are not pretty hard to get hold of.if you are willing to search the internet to and pay a premium for coffe that has a pretty short life before going stale but you do have to pay a premium for the soft pods off the internet, mind you this is no different to a Tassimo, senseo or Dolche Gusto.overall this is a great machine to introduce people to decent coffee thats a great improvement over instant but remember its limited in coffee optiions unless you shop on the internet.



thankyou vey usefull, rep added

joffa81;8183321

ive had one of these are they are a pretty good machine especially for … ive had one of these are they are a pretty good machine especially for use with ESE pods. it comes with 3 microchipped pod holders (42mm, 55mm and 65mm) which can be programmed to the ammount of water you want per serving. it also have a great steam wand.only issue with the machine is the fact it uses soft pods (like a tea bag) instead of the hard T-disc or capsule type like the dolche gusto machine.due to the fact it uses soft pods the coffe gets stale pretty quickly and you fund the selection is not that great infact where i live the only ones i colud bet of any decent quality was the senseo pods that are not pretty hard to get hold of.if you are willing to search the internet to and pay a premium for coffe that has a pretty short life before going stale but you do have to pay a premium for the soft pods off the internet, mind you this is no different to a Tassimo, senseo or Dolche Gusto.overall this is a great machine to introduce people to decent coffee thats a great improvement over instant but remember its limited in coffee optiions unless you shop on the internet.



Keep your coffee in the freezer for longer life.

OleSkinFlint;8184117

Keep your coffee in the freezer for longer life.



yes i know this im not a complete coffee novice. the issue with the softpods is the fact that the coffee is ground, processed into soft pods, packaged and then can sit on a shelf for anything up to 1 year plus.
coffee is always best freshly ground as it oxidizes vewry quickly giving the coffee a bitter, stale taste and poor crema when brewed. due to ammount of time a softpod could of been sat in storage for without being it a completely air tight atmopshere there is good chance that the coffee in the soft pod is already in poor condition when you purchase it from the supermarket.

Tassimo T-Discs and Golche Gusto capsules do a lot better job of keeping the coffee in good condition due to the fact the pods are sealed as soon as they are produced giving mininum exposure to the air.
i always keep my Espresso coffee for me espresso machine in the freezer and usually have a open pack in the fridge as its used daily. i keep my Tassimo T-Discs in the cupboard as i go through a pack in 2 - 3 days.

like i said this Kenwood Mokabista softpod machine is a great introduction machine for people who have just decided they like "proper coffee" and want to move away from the instant mud, but once you get into coffee more seriously you will find that softpods are just not going to cut in and you need a better way of getting a quality cup of coffee.

Dude, you should never put coffee in the fridge. I'd also argue against putting it in the freezer unless you really have to (you've bought a huge amount of beans at a great price) and you know what you are doing.

hurdy;8185999

Dude, you should never put coffee in the fridge. I'd also argue against … Dude, you should never put coffee in the fridge. I'd also argue against putting it in the freezer unless you really have to (you've bought a huge amount of beans at a great price) and you know what you are doing.



First time ive even heard that !!!!

every serious coffee drinker insists on keeping coffee in freezer/fridge as it slows down the oxidising process.

anyway as this is a softpod machine its pretty irrelevent as due to how a softpod is prduced any moisture will damage the pod (bag that holds the coffee) rendering the pod useless.

hurdy;8185999

Dude, you should never put coffee in the fridge. I'd also argue against … Dude, you should never put coffee in the fridge. I'd also argue against putting it in the freezer unless you really have to (you've bought a huge amount of beans at a great price) and you know what you are doing.



+1

joffa81;8188000

First time ive even heard that !!!!every serious coffee drinker insists … First time ive even heard that !!!!every serious coffee drinker insists on keeping coffee in freezer/fridge as it slows down the oxidising process.anyway as this is a softpod machine its pretty irrelevent as due to how a softpod is prduced any moisture will damage the pod (bag that holds the coffee) rendering the pod useless.



I won't rehash it fella, but its worth googling. Moisture is coffee's worst enemy as it is so porous it will absorb it at any opportunity. If you think of the fridge as containing a cool mist, your coffee will just soak up the moisture from it, along with any associated smells (onions anyone?). Definite no-no.

The freezer is doable but only as a one shot option. If you have to, divide them into small quantities and seal them in an airtight bag. Once you take them out use them - never refreeze, you're just increasing the water content via condensation.
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