A growing section of the coffee industry today is the advent of the coffee POD. Although not new to this country with the majority of PODs being bought in from Overseas, we have now seen the development of a POD production house here in Sydney.
What is a POD? Lets not get confused between Pod and a Capsule…
A POD (check out our quick blog “What are E.S.E. Paper Pods and how do they differ from the conventional coffee capsule?) is an individual serving of fresh ground coffee. Each one contains a single serving of pre-tampered ground espresso coffee for the Australian market, to use simply remove the pod from the sealed air-tight pouch and place it in the espresso machines pod holder or group handle.
What goes into a POD?
Precisely measured ground coffee
Roasted coffee beans are freshly ground and immediately measured into individual doses – either single serve or double serves. Each dose is then pre-tamped for optimal extraction and wrapped in a 100% compostable paper pod.
Sealed-in, longer-lasting freshness
The filled pods are hermetically sealed into pouches and flushed with nitrogen to remove the oxygen. This locks in all the original aromas and flavours of the freshly ground coffee until the pouch is opened and the pod is used.
Pods for Cafes
Coffee pods for commercial use in cafés, bars, restaurants, hotels and even takeaway shops and convenience stores. Pod systems suit low volume products like decaf. For busy coffee sellers who offer various coffee types, a pod system can be a profit making solution.
Expand your product range
Offering a wide choice of ground coffees can mean you sell lower volumes for each individual product type. For the usual types of espresso machine systems it may not be profitable to keep stocks of coffee beans for all the options you would like to offer, for example:
- Decaffeinated coffee
- Special house blends
- Coffees of different origins
By stocking individually dosed coffee pods for these products, your business can extend the range of coffee varieties you can offer your customer.
Longer shelf-life and less wastage for decaf
Decaf usage is typically lower than regular coffee, so there is a higher risk of being left with unused ground coffee which has to be thrown away. Coffee wastage equates to lost profit for coffee sellers.
Decaf pods have a shelf-life of up to 2 years. As you only use as many pods as you have decaf customers, there really is no wastage. When a customer asks for decaf all you have to do is reach for a pod.
The Gourmet Gold range of coffee available on our site are all available in POD format
Pods for Offices
Pods are the perfect way to provide quality espresso in corporate settings such as offices, retail businesses, customer service areas, meeting rooms and even conferences
Does any of this sound familiar where you work?
- Fed up with the ground or instant coffee spilt all over the kitchen countertop?
- Would staff appreciate a decent cup of espresso in the office?
- Do staff spend ages having to leave the office to get a decent coffee?
If so, then coffee pod systems are the answer in your workplace.
Pods at Home
If you appreciate good espresso, and want the café experience at home without even leaving your kitchen, coffee pods offer an easy solution.
Why are coffee pod systems becoming more popular?
Pod espresso machines are easier to use
Would you like to make real espresso at home but don’t really know how to use a complicated espresso machine? Pod machines are easier to use than the standard espresso machines.
The Italians, who are famous for their espresso coffee, decided that good quality espresso should be available to everyone. They set about designing a simple method for producing espresso coffee which would enable people to savour the taste and aromas of excellent coffee at home or at work, without having to visit their local cafe.
Pods are cleaner – no more mess
People who have traditional espresso machines often complain about the mess that ground coffee leaves on the bench top. If you want to avoid spending time cleaning up every time you use your coffee machine, then pods are ideal. All the ground coffee is contained entirely within the pod. Even after extraction the pod remains intact, so the whole process is much cleaner.
Guaranteed excellent espresso every time
You don’t have to be a barista to make proper espresso coffee at home because pods don’t require any skill to use. There is no guesswork about how to grind beans, how much ground coffee to use or how much to tamp it. You just put the pod in the holder, close the lever and press the button to extract the espresso. It’s quicker than the more traditional espresso methods too.
Coffee stays fresh for up to 2 years
The ground coffee in pods stays fresher for longer. A bag of regular ground coffee starts going stale as soon as it is opened and exposed to the air. As coffee pods are packaged in air-tight foil pouches which have had the oxygen removed, you won’t have to wonder if your coffee is stale before you use it.
Variety without wastage
As pods keep for up to 2 years in a cool spot, you can afford to buy different varieties of coffee without worrying about having to throw them out if they go stale. So if different members of your family, or even visitors who call round for coffee, prefer decaf or different blends produced by different coffee roasters you can accommodate everyone without any wastage.