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COFFEE PODS - cafetiere ?

(5 Posts)
lookatmeimsandradee Wed 21-Dec-16 11:22:54

I have been given some Dolce Gusto coffee pods but don't have a machine.
Can I use these in a cafetiere by just emptying the coffee out?

ParrotPudding Wed 21-Dec-16 11:27:39

Probably not. I have a dolce gusto machine, the machine pierces the top then shoots high pressure hot/cold water through the pods. Might be best to give them to someone you know with the machine, or even buy one for yourself as a Christmas treat? It really is a lovely machine and you can pick them up for around £20 in Tesco now.

rosesandcashmere Wed 21-Dec-16 11:29:04

The coffee is too fine so it will go through the filter on the cafetière. I had a machine but preferred the cafetière smile

Mondrian Wed 21-Dec-16 13:14:06

Agree with roses, you need coarse grind for cafetiere, medium grind for filter coffee & fine grind for espresso machines - pretty sure pods fall in the latter category. Its also an expensive substitute for ground coffee.

Blondie1984 Wed 21-Dec-16 16:53:06

Nope you need the pressure of the pump in the machine to properly brew the coffee

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