Coffee machine.

I have recently bought a Dolce Gusto POD coffee machine.
The pods I have tried have all been very nice, but I never get more than just over half a normal cup of coffee.
Is there a coffee machine out there that gives a full cup of coffee?
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  • LightFlare
    LightFlare Posts: 403
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    edited 22 November 2023 at 3:52PM
    the Tassimo XL pods will do a full mug or you could just make the move to a bean to cup machine now 

    Machine costs are significantly more, but the coffee cost per cup is much lower - the pods are great and convenient and handy to try different styles/brews, but the cost reflects that.

    Generally - a £12 1kg bag of beans keeps 2 very avid coffee drinkers supplied for roughly a month. I dread to think how much I used to spend on pods
  • madlyn
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    the Tassimo XL pods will do a full mug or you could just make the move to a bean to cup machine now 

    Machine costs are significantly more, but the coffee cost per cup is much lower - the pods are great and convenient and handy to try different styles/brews, but the cost reflects that.

    Generally - a £12 1kg bag of beans keeps 2 very avid coffee drinkers supplied for roughly a month. I dread to think how much I used to spend on pods
    Blimey!! there is a big difference in price. 
    While I like a cup of coffee, I don't drink enough of it to warrant spending that much. 
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  • Emmia
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    madlyn said:
    I have recently bought a Dolce Gusto POD coffee machine.
    The pods I have tried have all been very nice, but I never get more than just over half a normal cup of coffee.
    Is there a coffee machine out there that gives a full cup of coffee?
    Can you adjust the serving size - I have an opal 1 pod coffee machine that has 3 sizes which I've set up to produce the right size serving for the different mugs we have.
  • Ganga
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    the Tassimo XL pods will do a full mug or you could just make the move to a bean to cup machine now 

    Machine costs are significantly more, but the coffee cost per cup is much lower - the pods are great and convenient and handy to try different styles/brews, but the cost reflects that.

    Generally - a £12 1kg bag of beans keeps 2 very avid coffee drinkers supplied for roughly a month. I dread to think how much I used to spend on pods
    As i only drink cofee i thought about treating myself last year in the sales to a cofee machine ,then i looked a the price of the pods!!! would work out very expensive.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
  • We have a Moka pot - lovely coffee (you can choose your own beans or ground), a lot cheaper than pods and definitely less materials.
  • Grenage
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    There's always cup filters and the like.  Imho a cafetiere makes the best coffee - and there's no waste.
  • FreeBear
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    We have a Moka pot - lovely coffee (you can choose your own beans or ground), a lot cheaper than pods and definitely less materials.
    I use a stainless steel Bialetti - Works great on my induction hob, and brews enough to fill a decent size mug. The only waste it generates can go straight on to the compost heap.

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  • Jonboy_1984
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    I love my bean to cup except for the noise it makes when grinding, partly because I love a pot of coffee on a quiet Sunday morning and it risks waking my partner….
  • I think the pod machines can be a reasonable option in the right situation. I mostly drink cafetière coffee day to day, and have a machine for the occasional espresso. Maybe two or three cups a week.

    I don't use it enough for a bean to cup machine to make sense. I can't be bothered grinding my own beans. If I buy pre-ground espresso coffee it turns into stale flavourless grit long before I finish the pack. 

    For me, pods make sense.

    In terms of serving size, my Nespresso machine has various settings. Does a Dolce Gusto machine allow similar? I seem to recall it determines the serving size from the pod you insert, but I could be wrong.
  • madlyn
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    The machine I have does have various settings for the type of coffee being made, but even on the maximum setting it's never a full cup.
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