Everything You Need to Know about Coffee Pods

For those coffee drinkers, coffee pods may not be unfamiliar to them. But for those who have not heard or are unfamiliar with coffee pods, this article will help you learn more about this coffee drinking element.

Before further discussion, gourmet coffee pods are also known as coffee pads in non-English speaking countries. In countries like The Netherlands and Germany, “pad” is commonly used and understood as “pod” as well. Also, a variation of how a coffee pod is called is, coffee bags.

Coffee pods or coffee pads are packets of ground coffee beans, pre-packaged in a gauge-like filter. The concept of the creation of coffee pods came about to provide the public with instant coffee and minimize the coffee preparation time by omitting the need for separate filter, like most coffeemakers have. Did you know that coffee pods are modeled after tea bags? How then can one distinguish a tea bag from a coffee pod. Actually, both have the same functions: to provide instant coffee or tea drink and coffee and tea drinking convenience. Both are enclosed in a filter bag. The distinctions are the shape and the string. Tea bags are square in shape, while coffee pods are circular in shape. Tea bags have a string attached to its one end for seeping, while a coffee pod may or may not have a string attached to it because more often than not, coffee pods are placed inside a coffee maker.

An invention of Phillips and Douwe Egberts, coffee pods have trademark under Senseo. Phillips and Douwe Egberts is a subsidiary of Sara Lee Corporation. Like mentioned in the previous paragraph, coffee drinking may be experienced through seeping a coffee pod in a hot water and let it sit there for several minutes until all the flavors have totally combined with the water and the aroma of the coffee can be widely smelled. However, since coffee pods are an original invention of coffee machine, manufacturers created coffee machines designed to use coffee pods. An example of a coffee machine that uses the Senseo coffee pod is the Senseo coffee maker.

Coffee pods do not just offer coffee drinking convenience but guarantees high quality coffee taste and flavor, too. Coffee pods are packed in such a way that the flavor is intact and the ground coffee beans are freshly roasted. Through the variation of coffee maker machine comes the variation in coffee pods as well. Today, you may choose coffee pods of your preferred flavor. The flavors are French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Irish Cream, Cinnamon, Mocha Cinnamon, Blueberry, Brownie Toffee Crunch, Caramel Fudge, Mint, Swiss Chocolate Almond, Chocolate Raspberry, Kahlua Crèam, and many more.