Under 1000w Coffee Capsule Machine (4 Viewers)

Oct 29, 2008
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Has anyone foundxa coffee capsule machine that is 1000w or less?
Surely in this day and age they should be more efficient. Looked last year and they were all over 1200w.
 

Jenben

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I am also interested in this , although on the current trip we have been on ehu so much that we now carry a small , cheap pod machine with us just on the off chance.

It works on 6 amp you get most places, it’s just a cheapo dolce gusto machine ( think I paid £28) which is easy to pick up pods that fit .

Apologies if this offends the coffee officianados , we also have a nespresso pixie at home.
 

Jim

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Jul 19, 2007
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Love coffee. Never used a pod machine, I have a bean to cup machine at home (that I visit too many times a day) In the van we have a Stovetop Bialetti for the gas ring and a french press for when we are on hook up. So sell me on a pod machine, why are they so popular?

 
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Love coffee. Never used a pod machine, I have a bean to cup machine at home (that I visit too many times a day) In the van we have a Stovetop Bialetti for the gas ring and a french press for when we are on hook up. So sell me on a pod machine, why are they so popular?

No idea. Hard to get simpler than stove top. I use a Moka type.
 

MichaelT

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Love coffee. Never used a pod machine, I have a bean to cup machine at home (that I visit too many times a day) In the van we have a Stovetop Bialetti for the gas ring and a french press for when we are on hook up. So sell me on a pod machine, why are they so popular?

For us its convenience, no mess and a choice of coffee which we like. We have one at home and one in van with 2kw inverter as max load on start up is 1600 I think. Use it every day when away.
 

Swifter

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Having done extensive research on this it appears not . To get a pod system machine ( Tasimo / Dolce Gusto to work I’ve had to spend a stupid amount of money . 1x 100ah lithium isn’t enough as the BMS cuts the battery even if the inverter is rated high enough ( it kind of works but you have to sometimes reload the pods and that can be messy ! More lithium arriving Tuesday !!
 
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Vertuo machines for us , one at home , one in the van and wife has one at work , we are in the Nespresso club .
Pluses are quick clean and no mess and fantastic tasting coffee of all varieties, used capsules are picked up from home for recycling .
Never been on a site that we can’t use it , either here or abroad .
They are brilliant pieces of kit .
 

Swifter

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Vertuo machines for us , one at home , one in the van and wife has one at work , we are in the Nespresso club .
Pluses are quick clean and no mess and fantastic tasting coffee of all varieties, used capsules are picked up from home for recycling .
Never been on a site that we can’t use it , either here or abroad .
They are brilliant pieces of kit .
What power does the Vertuo machine pull ?

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funflair

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Love coffee. Never used a pod machine, I have a bean to cup machine at home (that I visit too many times a day) In the van we have a Stovetop Bialetti for the gas ring and a french press for when we are on hook up. So sell me on a pod machine, why are they so popular?

I think it depends what sort of coffee you or your guests want/like, I have a mug of black first thing and wouldn't use a pod machine for this so I use an aeropress and boil the kettle on inverter.

For a latte which we and friends drink the rest of the day I find the pod machine ideal, I warm milk in the microwave and then froth with a aerolatte whisk top with chocolate sprinkles and then a shot from the pod machine = easy, we very rarely even take the cover off the gas hob as we are predominantly electric.
 
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Swifter

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I think it depends what sort of coffee you or your guests want/like, I have a mug of black first thing and wouldn't use a pod machine for this so I use an aeropress and boil the kettle on inverter.

For a latte which we and friends drink the rest of the day I find the pod machine ideal, I warm milk in the microwave and then froth with a aerolatte whisk top with chocolate sprinkles and then a shot from the pod machine = easy, we very rarely even take the cover off the gas hob as we are predominantly electric.
Interested in the possibility of frothing the milk and then using just the coffee pods and not the milk .
Good idea

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I have pretty much every type of coffee machine. For home a Nespresso and 2 other bean to cup machines.
For the van I have a mini I cup filter mains machine, a 12v filter machine and a minipresso.
But I really would like a Nespresso to run on my 1000w inverter.
 
Apr 27, 2008
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Have a pod machine at home which is handy if you only want one cup, otherwise cafetiere. Both produce better coffee than instant.
Tastes vary I find the idea of milk in coffee yuk.
 

funflair

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I have pretty much every type of coffee machine. For home a Nespresso and 2 other bean to cup machines.
For the van I have a mini I cup filter mains machine, a 12v filter machine and a minipresso.
But I really would like a Nespresso to run on my 1000w inverter.
Might be easier to just put a bigger inverter in ;)

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Swifter

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I have pretty much every type of coffee machine. For home a Nespresso and 2 other bean to cup machines.
For the van I have a mini I cup filter mains machine, a 12v filter machine and a minipresso.
But I really would like a Nespresso to run on my 1000w inverter.
What battery bank do you have ? Are you using lithium ?
 

Zoobec

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I used to have a Tassimo at home but moved on to a bean to cup machine, it makes much nicer coffee and is more environmentally friendly, much cheaper too, it paid for itself quite quickly. In the van I use a mokka pot and thats fairly quick, easy to clean and i use my favourite beans bought in a fine grind.
 

funflair

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Not exactly good for the environment either with so much plastic waste. 10 cups of coffee = 20 pods that need to be disposed of .
They are mostly aluminium actually so you can take the spent ones home and compost the grounds then recycle the pods as aluminium.

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