Is it possible to make cold coffee from capsules?

Is it possible to make cold coffee from capsules?

You need to pass hot water under high pressure through ground coffee to make a traditional espresso, and all coffee capsule machines follow this rule. However, among all capsule coffee machines, only the Dolce Gusto allows the preparation of cold drinks, although this option does not apply to coffee drinks*, but only for fruit drinks. …

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Why does my Chemex coffee take so long?

why my chemex is taking so long?

If you own an iconic Chemex coffee machine, you will already know its history and how German Peter Schlumbohm designed it in 1941. This patent in the US would culminate in a prolific career as an inventor, the Chemex being a simple piece of work that united science and marketing in a magnificent product. From …

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How many times can a coffee capsule be used?

How many uses for a capsule

Capsule machine manufacturers make their biggest profit from the sale of capsules, as a coffee machine of any well-known brand can run smoothly for many years. Although the cost of the coffee machine may seem high, the price of the capsules you consume in a year probably exceeds the price of the coffee machine itself. …

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Difference between ristretto, espresso and lungo pods

differences between ristretto espresso and lungo

Although the terms ristretto, espresso and lungo have been around for hundreds of years, the Nespresso brand was the first to introduce these terms to households worldwide through its coffee capsules. The term espresso is the most familiar term to us all, not only because it refers to both a type of beverage and a …

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Dolce Gusto: Light colours of the power button

the meaning of the Dolce Gusto Lights

Coffee machines that do not have a digital display use coloured lights to transmit information to the user about the machine’s status. These lights can be either permanently lit or flashing and are coded so that the user knows the machine’s status just by looking at these lights. All Dolce Gusto coffee machine models use …

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Coffee capsules with ginseng

Coffee capsules with ginseng

It is becoming increasingly popular to combine coffee with ginseng. This preparation preserves everything we love about coffee but adds a touch of ginseng to improve its flavour and enhance the natural benefits of our favourite beverage. There is little point in buying ginseng root to grate a small portion into the coffee. Many companies …

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Does coffee have gluten?

Gluten free coffee

Years ago, nobody cared about the gluten content of food. Still, there has been a growing – and necessary – awareness of the coeliac disease and intolerance to this group of wheat proteins in recent years. Fortunately, coffee is gluten-free. By its very nature, coffee is suitable for coeliacs. However, the fact that coffee does …

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My Dolce Gusto coffee maker does not turn on

Dolce Gusto does not turn on

Dolce Gusto coffee machines are among the most robust and durable capsule coffee machines. However, they are not exempt from experiencing problems from time to time. We’ve discussed this fault in our Dolce Gusto troubleshooting guide, albeit very superficially. That’s why today, we’re going to show you how to diagnose and troubleshoot the power failure …

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Comparison between Dolce Gusto and Tassimo coffee machines

Tassimo vs Dolce Gusto

If there are two similar brands of coffee machines on the market, they are Tassimo and Dolce Gusto. Still, despite being so similar, there are also very important differences between them. Before buying one of these coffee machines, it is important to know what each brand offers and which one is best suited to your …

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Troubleshooting Ufesa coffee machines

Ufesa troubleshooting

The Spanish brand Ufesa has a long history in the market of small household appliances, with more than 50 years of manufacturing devices for the home and personal care. Currently, this brand belongs to the firm B&B Trends, and its portfolio of coffee machines includes both drip machines and espresso machines. Regardless of the brand, …

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Troubleshooting Philips coffee machines

Philips troubleshooting

With more than 50 years in the coffee machine market, the Philips brand has always been known for being at the technological forefront with its machines. It was the first brand to develop a single-serve coffee machine globally. It manufactured it for Senseo, which, together with Saeco and Gaggia, now belongs to the Philips family. …

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Gaggia Troubleshooting

Gaggia troubleshooting

Gaggia is an Italian brand of small household appliances that has been producing and marketing espresso machines for domestic and commercial use for more than 45 years. And although the brand was acquired just over 20 years ago by Saeco International Group (a subsidiary of Philips), it still has its design line. Gaggia coffee machines …

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Tassimo troubleshooting

Tassimo troubleshooting

Of all the capsule coffee machines, Tassimo coffee machines are, without a doubt, my favourite. I like them because they are small, quiet and offer a wide range of high-quality coffees, but also because there are hardly any problems. Moreover, when we find a problem with a Tassimo coffee machine, it is usually very easy …

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Tassimo button lights and their modes

Meaning of the Tassimo lights

All coffee machines (of any type and brand) have a small control board and a microprocessor. The more complex it is, the more possibilities the machine offers. Tassimo capsule coffee machines are some of the cheapest on the market. Although they are of high quality, the cost reduction is partly felt in their technology. As …

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Problem with Tassimo coffee machine won’t turn on

Tassimo wil not turn on

As language can sometimes be very ambiguous, we will define very well what problem we are referring to in this article and what are the symptoms. This way, we will only retain your attention if your Tassimo coffee machine presents the same conditions we are referring to and not others. Many people consider equivalent phrases …

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Tassimo water leakage problems

Tassimo has leaking issues

Water leaks in Tassimo coffee machines are one of those evils that we have become habituated to live with. We think it is inevitable that after some time of use, our Tassimo capsule coffee machine will end up leaking water somewhere. Nevertheless, we can prevent them in most cases by regular cleaning and maintenance. However, …

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Melitta Troubleshooting

Melitta troubleshooting

The Melitta brand, known for more than 100 years, especially in Germany, for discovering and developing the coffee filter, was also a pioneer in vacuum packaging roasted coffee and launching electric filter coffee machines on the market. This brand has always been characterised by being attentive to the changing times. It now offers a complete …

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Kopi Luwak coffee or Civet coffee

Civet coffee

For many people, coffee is indispensable in their lives, and many of us cannot start the day without a cup of coffee. But as much as we love coffee, our knowledge is limited to the classic bean varieties and more traditional preparations. However, a small group of coffee enthusiasts always want to go one step …

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What is Lingzhi black coffee?

lingzhi coffee

Lingzhi coffee is one of those coffee variants that fall squarely into diet products and consists of adding an ingredient to coffee to enhance or achieve certain properties. In this case, Lingzhi black coffee is characterised by two features: The presence of the reishi mushroom, which, when dried and pulverised, is mixed with the coffee. …

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Nespresso water leak problem

Nespresso coffee machine leaks

Nespresso coffee machines are undoubtedly the best capsule coffee machines on the market. We are not only talking about the variety and quality of their coffees but also about the reliability of their coffee machines, which rarely fail. However, if one failure affects Nespresso coffee makers, it is water leakage. Nespresso manufactures more compact and …

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Lavazza Troubleshooting

Lavazza troubleshooting

This well-known Italian brand not only imports coffee from different parts of the world to offer its great blends but also produces high-quality coffee machines. With its slogan “Italy’s favourite coffee”, Lavazza claims that millions of Italian families prefer its products. More than 30 years ago, Lavazza launched its first automatic coffee machine with the …

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