Open the lid, insert the pad, enjoy your coffee: it’s hard to prepare Germany’s favorite beverage faster than with a coffee pad machine. According to the german coffee association, each of us drinks an average of 166 liters of coffee per year (2019). That’s the equivalent of about two large cups a day.
Fresh coffee instead of stale filter brew: coffee pod machines are easy to operate and quick to set up, even without any prior knowledge. But how good is the coffee from the compact fully automatic machines? What is their eco-balance and how do the manufacturers’ machines differ from each other?? Which coffee variants can be prepared in portions??
Below we compare 9 coffee pod machines in terms of their function, additional settings and appearance. We describe the advantages and disadvantages of the machines and give tips on the correct operation, cleaning and their special features. Find out how users get the most out of a vending machine in the guidebook. We have summarized the answers to the most important questions in the FAQ section. Finally, here are the test results and test winners of the coffee pod machine tests by stiftung warentest andoko-test.
9 practical coffee pod machines in comparison
in 3 colors
5 cup sizes
for the car
More products for the preparation of a delicious coffee in comparison on STERN.De
1. Philips senseo original plus CSA210/60 coffee pod machine with direct start function
The philips senseo original plus CSA210/60 coffee pod machine is suitable for making one to two cups of coffee. With its help, it is possible to prepare espresso and other coffee specialties as well as cocoa using the appropriate senseo pods. The machine offers two coffee strengths to choose from. Depending on the need succeeds in preparing a mild or strong coffee.
The senseo coffee maker from philips is available in three colors: black, mint and pink. It weighs 1.718 kilograms and has the following dimensions: 21.3 centimeters long, 31.5 centimeters wide and 33 centimeters high. Its power is 1.450 watt. The water tank of the senseo original plus has a capacity of 0.7 liters. It is removable and dishwasher safe. Other features include:
0.8 meter cable
Pump pressure of one bar
2 year warranty
Coffee boost technology
According to the manufacturer, the coffee-boost technology ensures that the hot water is evenly distributed over the pad. Thanks to the crema-plus system, a velvety and very fine crema layer is produced. The coffee pod machine is made of plastic. Made of 28 percent recycled plastic.
Two coffee strengths to choose from
Suitable for preparing one to two cups of coffee
Direct start function and automatic shut-off after coffee preparation
Dishwasher-safe water tank
Partly made of recycled plastic
With crema plus system and coffee boost technology
Spout not adjustable in height
Comparatively small water tank
Without milk frother
2. Philips senseo viva cafe HD6563/61 coffee pod machine with intensity selector
The coffee pod machine philips senseo viva cafe type HD6563/61 is made of plastics of which more than 75 percent have been recycled. Coffee Boost technology allows water to flow through 45 aroma nozzles over the coffee pod. This is to ensure a full-bodied coffee taste. For a golden brown crema, this coffee pod machine from our comparison has a crema plus function. The machine is suitable for up to two cups at a time and has removable parts such as a spout and water tank that are suitable for dishwasher cleaning.
The coffee pod machine has an output of 1.450 watt and is equipped with a 0.9 liter container. It has a practical descaling indicator, a 0.8 meter cable and a pump pressure of one bar. The cups may have a maximum height of 10 to 12 centimeters. It weighs 1.75 kilograms without packaging and brewing time is 30 seconds per cup. Senseo coffee pod machines have an automatic shut-off function. When not in use, the machine switches off after a short time.
Made from 75% recycled plastics
Automatic descaling indicator
Water tank only 0.9 liters
No milk frother available
3. La piccola KAVLP9111 coffee pod machine with small footprint
The la piccola takes up little space. The coffee pod machine measures 25 x 15 x 22 centimeters and weighs just under 5 kilograms. It is made of stainless steel and has a silver color design. The machine has a power of just under 500 watts and operates at a pressure of 18 bar. Instead of a drip tray, a tray under a grille catches excess drips. The coffee pod machine is made of plastic and is designed to be easy to clean.
The espresso machine has a water level indicator, a dedicated cleaning program and a descaling function. The machine is operated classically via a hand lever. The control lever is located on the front of the machine. It is designed for E.S.E.-pads suitable. Small tip: ideally, the machine should be used with decalcified water.
Practical drip tray
Only 500 watt power
For one cup only
4. Krups nespresso vertuo next basic coffee pod machine with centrifusion technology
The krups nespresso vertuo next basic coffee pod machine is an espresso and coffee pod machine that can be operated with a one-touch function. The machine ejects used capsules and collects them in a container. It has a maximum capacity of 10 capsules or pads.
The coffee pod machine heats water in just under 30 seconds. It is available in a light gray, "French" design. It has an adjustable cup holder with six positions, which is removable. After 2 minutes of inactivity, the coffee pod machine switches off automatically.
Comparatively large water tank
Made of 54% recycled plastic
With five cup sizes
No descaling indicator present
Only for one cup
No milk frother available
5. Philips senseo quadrante HD7865/00 coffee pod machine with patented brewing system
the philips senseo quadrante apparently owes its name to its unusual square design. The coffee pod machine has the manufacturer’s coffee boost technology: the hot water flows through 45 aroma nozzles over the pad. This is to ensure a full taste. For a golden brown crema on the coffee, there is a crema plus option. One or two cups can be filled at the same time. The water reservoir of the coffee pod machine holds 1.2 liters, or about eight cups. According to philips, it can be easily tilted back and removed.
In the lower part of this machine from our comparison is a generous coffee spout with a removable drip tray. This drip tray can be moved down and up as required for different sized cups. After 30 minutes, the coffee machine switches off automatically. The portion coffee machine comes with a milk frother and a descaler.
XL water tank
Crema plus option
Patented brewing system
Height adjustable drip tray
No coffee strength setting available
No milk frother available
6. Philips senseo latte duo plus HD6574/50 coffee pod machine for milk specialties
The philips senseo latte duo plus HD6574/50 coffee pod machine specializes in coffee specialties with milk. The coffee pod machine not only makes coffee, but also cafe latte, cappuccino and latte macchiato. The lower spout can hold one or two cups of different sizes. The machine comes in pearl silver. It is possible to brew up to two cups in one go. The coffee pod machine has the manufacturer’s coffee boost technology: the hot water flows through 45 aroma nozzles over the pad. This is to ensure a full flavor of the aromatic substances. It has a power of 2.650 watts and works with a pump pressure of 1.2 bar.
The milk container of the machine is dishwasher safe. The milk tank fits in a refrigerator and can be stored there until the next time you need to make a milk drink. The coffee maker has a milk frothing system and a descaling program. The coffee strength can be adjusted from small and strong to mild and normal. The controls are modern and easy to operate. On top of the machine sits an LED display, which clearly shows all functions. The machine weighs approximately 2.6 kilograms and has dimensions of 21.8 x 28.0 x 29.0 centimeters.
With separate milk carafe
Programmable cup capacity
7. De’longhi dedica EC 685.M coffee pod machine with professional milk foam nozzle
The de’longhi dedica is an espresso portafilter machine with a flexible portafilter holder with inserts for one or two cups and coffee pods. The strainer is removable and dishwasher safe. The temperature for coffee, espresso or milk specialties can be adjusted via a thermoblock heating system. With a width of only 15 centimeters, the machine has a compact design. It has a programmable cup capacity and a height-adjustable cup tray.
The coffee pod machine should heat up within 40 seconds. A removable drip tray allows the use of cups and glasses with a height of up to 12 centimeters. A pressure of 15 bar is said to provide an espresso with full aroma and a golden brown crema. Depending on the model, the machine is available with a descaler, a coffee grinder or an espresso glass set.
With professional milk foam nozzle
Full metal body
Suitable for coffee pods and coffee powder
In five colors</li<
Only for one cup
8. Breville primalatte II VFC109X-01 coffee pod machine with manual user modes
The breville primalatte has a practical user interface with special buttons and lighting. Selectable buttons include one for cappuccino, one for espresso and one for latte. The coffee pod machine has an integrated milk foam strength control and a foam mode. The machine generates a pressure of 19 bar and allows an individual strength adjustment. It is designed for use with classic E.S.E.-pads or coffee grounds and has a removable milk container with a capacity of 0.6 liters.
The machine has a water tank with a volume of almost 1.4 liters and an adjustable cup tray. According to the manufacturer, a heavy portafilter ensures greater temperature stability and a consistently aromatic and high-quality taste. It is removable and should be easy to clean. The drip tray of this model from our comparison is made of stainless steel, the boiler unit has a built-in solenoid valve.
With manual user modes
Integrated milk foam strength regulator
Water tank 1.4 liters
Suitable for coffee powder and coffee pods
For one cup only
9. Handpresso handcoffee auto 21000 coffee pod machine- portable coffee maker for car
The handpresso handcoffee auto is an espresso maker for the auto- simply plug into a 12-volt cigarette lighter and enjoy your coffee. The coffee pad machine brews coffee in two sizes: a "short coffee" of 80 milliliters and a "long coffee" of 110 milliliters. The machine operates at a pressure of 2 bar and with classic senseo pads. The machine is designed to fit in a car’s cup holder and is designed as a portable coffee pod machine for coffee enjoyment while traveling.
The preparation time for a coffee of 80 milliliters in the handpresso handcoffee auto 48264 coffee pod machine is just under 4 minutes according to the manufacturer.
The machine offers a power of 140 watts. ÜAn optional adapter allows users to insert double pods, gourmet pods, ground coffee powder or tea leaves. The level indicator of the machine changes from transparent to black when the filling is optimal for short or long coffee.
With 12-volt cigarette lighter
Lightweight at 820 grams
Power only 140 watt
Only for one cup
What is a coffee pod machine?
In the machines, the coffee is brewed with so-called pads. These are small pockets filled with coffee grounds and made of pre-cut filter paper. They are placed in a holder of the machine. The pad is then removed from the pad holder. The coffee in the pods is pre-proportioned so that it is enough for one cup. This makes it easier to dispense portions and the device is easier to use than other coffee devices. With new pad machines, the strength can also be set in advance.
Who invented coffee pods?
The invention of the pad is a story of the right idea at the wrong time: in the 1970s, antonio di leva from naples had the idea of dosing coffee in small portions in a machine. He invents the so-called "prontadose," which resembles today’s aluminum capsules. But at that time, the italian still does not find a market for his machines for your simple coffee enjoyment. Later, the "illy" company developed the system further and launched the first pad system under the name E.S.E. Out. the breakthrough of coffee pod machines comes with the entry of the manufacturer philips at the turn of the millennium. The company develops the first softpad for coffee and the well-known senseo pads.
With a press of the start button, the machine starts pumping hot water through the fine pores of the filter bag. an average pad contains just under 7 grams of coffee grounds. Most machines heat the water to more than 90 degrees celsius and operate at a pressure of about 1.5 bar. The best machines only need a few seconds to do this. This means that fewer bitter substances end up in the cup, because the coffee grounds and water only come into contact with each other for a short time.
While filter coffee machines äSimilar to a tea maker heat the water continuously, pad machines brew smaller portions. The water does not reach the coffee filter by buoyancy, but is forced through the pad by a pump. The so-called "swallow" brewing process begins in the thermoblock or boiler system of the pad machine. From there, the water is pressed through the pad with a vibrating anchor pump. The water has a temperature of 90 degrees: it does not boil when it passes through the coffee. This is to prevent the loss of roasting aromas.
These are the usual steps to operate a pad coffee machine:
Place the pad in the holder
Close the holder
Fill the water tank
Heat up the machine at the touch of a button
There are minor differences in operation between the various devices on the market. In general, coffee pod machines are easy to use and function similarly.
Advantages and disadvantages of coffee pod machines
These are the main advantages and disadvantages of coffee pod machines:
Cheaper to buy than coffee capsule machines
Very fast preparation of a fresh cup of coffee
Automatic heating of the water at the touch of a button
coffee enjoyment in the right portion
Light crema on the coffee
Can be used as a tea maker with tea pads
More expensive to use than a filter machine
Water tank must be refilled regularly
Increased cleaning effort
Not suitable for heavy drinkers
This is how coffee from a pad machine tastes best
With these tips and tricks, the coffee from the pad machine tastes best:
Slightly moisten the pads and place them in the machine: this releases the roasted aromas and the coffee becomes full in flavor.
Use high-quality coffees: the well-known bean brands and manufacturers now offer matching pods.
It is advisable to warm up the cups before drinking them. some of the machines on the market have a cup warmer. This way, the freshly brewed coffee will not get cold so quickly and will have a full taste.
Store the pods correctly: the delicate filters with the ground coffee should be placed in a container that can be sealed airtight.
The coffee from pad machines has a crema, a golden brown foam that appears on the surface of the coffee drink. In it there is a large part of the aroma. If the crema changes, this may indicate possible errors in the preparation:
cause of error
crema too light beans too coarsely ground or old, brewing temperature too low
too dark crema too fine a grind, too strong a coffee, too high a brewing temperature, too high a contact pressure
too little crema too old coffee, dirty cup/machine, too finely ground beans, too little coffee
crema without hold cup too hot or cold, water pressure too low
What types of coffee pads are there??
There are coffee pods for many different flavors: from mild to regular to latte machiato and various teas.
Basically, there are two types of pad filters: the better known of the two is the softpad, to which senseo pads belong. They measure 70 millimeters in diameter and are designed for machines with low pressure below 3 bar. The coffee from such pods is more like filter coffee than espresso coffee. The system can be used to brew not only coffee but also many special drinks such as cappuccino, cocoa or vanilla latte.
E.S.E.-pads, "easy-serving espresso" pads, on the other hand, are an open standard developed for espresso machines. They therefore include an espresso roasting. With their 44 millimeters width, they can be used with a portafilter pump pressure. In the system, the water flows through the pad at a high pressure between 9 and 18 bar. The filter pads have a tab that allows them to be removed from the machine and are usually packaged individually.
How coffee pods are made?
The beans for coffee pads often come from different regions, such as India or countries in South America, and can give the coffee an individual note. The beans are cleaned in silos and then temporarily stored. Each variety remains in its own container and can be mixed afterwards. the roast master usually determines the blend in the pads.
For the taste, some beans are randomly ground before their color is checked with a meter. When the degree of browning is right, a grinder grinds the beans into coffee grounds. For coffee pods, the beans are ground very finely so that the coffee powder matches the throughput speed in the pad machine. Only in this way can the desired foam be created by the coffee powder.
How much do coffee pod machines cost in comparison?
The purchase of the equipment is often associated with a lower price than for a fully automatic coffee machine or a capsule machine. Pad machines have a price between 50 and 200 euros. But the running costs for machines in this price segment are higher. According to AK-markforschung, a cup of filter coffee costs between 4 and 24 cents, depending on the variety. The coffee from the pods is available for 10 to 35 cents per cup. This makes it cheaper on average than a cup of capsule coffee. The price here is between 20 and 42 cents.
Coffee pod machine: which pods to buy?
In addition to the question of price or the purchase price, the choice of softpads also plays a role. There is a wide choice here: many coffee companies have included the filter pads in their product range. The following manufacturers offer them:
In the meantime, there are many discounter offers in addition to brand pads. So you have a wide choice. Not everyone likes the coffee from the sometimes cheaper pads from unknown manufacturers. Therefore, it is worthwhile to buy smaller trial packs and test the coffee.
These are the buying criteria to consider
The coffee from the machine should taste good – that is the most important criterion. Even if the machines all work in a similar way, there are differences that users should take into account before buying them. Here are the differences between the models of the manufacturers on the market.
Size of the water tank: almost every machine has a removable tank. The more water it holds, the less often you need to refill it. The size should fit your own consumption. A large water tank is useful for a large household. If only a few people use it, on the other hand, the water stays for a long time and gets old.
Open or closed system: the running costs depend on the system used. Closed systems are usually more expensive. For some closed models, users do not get capsules from other manufacturers, but only brands that cooperate with the company. For open coffee pod machine systems, there are inexpensive pods available in supermarkets. We recommend that you buy a smaller package first and taste how the coffee tastes. In germany, for example, there are many senseo fans who swear by the original pads and only buy an alternative to them.
Dishwasher safe parts: nobody likes to clean the individual parts of a machine: the filter and the water reservoir of a coffee pod machine should therefore be suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher. This saves unnecessary work.
Removable/deep strainer: how to place the filter in the coffee pod machine? Is it easy to take out without burning yourself in the process? Many machines also have a second, deep strainer into which two pods can be placed for a double portion or thicker special pods for cocoa.
Descaling aid: a descaling reminder is a practical addition that an appliance can have. An appropriate indicator can be used to ensure that the machine is not descaled too late. Some water tanks have an integrated limescale filter. If the tap water used is very chalky, a filter is useful.
Milk frother: Some coffee pod machines have an external frother for fresh milk pads with special flavors like cappuccino or latte macchiatto contain only milk powder. Most machines with milk frothers use a hose to convey the milk from a container or carton to the machine. The heats it and the milk coffee is foamed. The disadvantage: the machine must be cleaned after each use, as milk forms germs and bacteria very quickly. It should not be left open for too long, otherwise it will become acidic.
Special settings: usually the user can select on the devices whether one or two cups are to be filled. Some machines are easier to program the fill level than others. Some devices also allow you to adjust the strength of the coffee or crema and the size of the cup.
Staggered spout: with inexpensive coffee pod machines, the height of the spout often cannot be adjusted. This means that tall cups will not fit underneath or will need to be tilted and held in place. Some machines have a removable grille. A height-adjustable spout makes coffee making easier and prevents annoying splashes.
Boiler/thermoblock: most coffee pod machines on the market have a thermoblock. this heating unit has the advantage that it usually heats up in less than a minute. The disadvantage: the temperature cannot be maintained as well over a longer period of time as in a boiler. These are often installed in more expensive machines.
Separate hot water drain: coffee brews best at about 95 degrees celsius- a temperature that is also ideal for many types of tea. If the tea is brewed with the same spout as the coffee, it will no longer taste good. Some appliances have a separate water spout for tea.
Power consumption: how much power a machine requires depends, among other things, on how high the brewing pressure in the machine is. If low energy consumption is important to you, you should choose a machine with low pressure. If it is important to you that the machine heats up quickly and if you like espresso, you should look for a machine with a higher output. These machines consume more electricity.
Appearance: what does the machine look like? What material is it made of? How it is processed? This is how the user can tell the value and durability of a coffee machine. Appliances with protruding edges and inferior surfaces do not last long and do not look nice in the kitchen. Many manufacturers equip coffee pod machines with durable components and materials. Care and cleaning of the coffee pod machine
The appliance must be decalcified regularly and wiped with a damp cloth. So the coffee machine lasts months or even years longer. It protects the machine from malfunctions and keeps it quiet. the lime content of the tap water does not play a role in the regularity of cleaning. Most machines have special descaling programs. They ensure the maximum amount of water in each cup and are designed to extend the life of the machine. Regular descaling protects against malfunctions and keeps the machine quiet.
How to descale a coffee pod machine?
Many coffee pod machines have a descaling function. Users insert or fill descaler, fill the water tank and start the program. Afterwards, the coffee machine cleans itself automatically. During this time it is not possible to make a coffee or espresso. Some machines have an indicator or warning light that shows when it’s time for the next cleaning or descaling.
How to properly care for your pod machine
With these tips and tricks, you can clean your coffee pod machine properly:
Disassemble the parts of the pod machine and clean them in the dishwasher or by hand in the sink, depending on their suitability.
Check the nozzles and clean clogged parts every 6 months. They can be recognized by a faltering coffee spout or a too small amount of coffee in the cup.
Wipe the housing daily with kitchen paper or a clean cloth.
Clean the milk frother and the components hot WASHING UP. A complete cleaning every 3 weeks is sufficient as long as the components are cleaned regularly.
Overview of known manufacturers and brands
Coffee pod machines have become very popular in recent years- several million of these machines are in circulation in germany and austria. Senseo is the brand name of the first coffee pod system, which was launched in 2001. Behind them is the Dutch electronics manufacturer philips. Today, the company is still one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coffee pod machines, but has faced competition in recent years. Here we present a brief portrait of five well-known manufacturers and brands. Of course, there are also other suppliers, such as WMF.
Philips: philips is a dutch manufacturer of health technology and home appliances based in amsterdam. Once active in the field of consumer electronics, the company has now specialized in the areas of "personal health" with small household appliances- among other things, coffee machines and kettles- and "health systems" specialized. Philips employed more than 77 people in 2018, according to its own figures.000 employees and generated sales of almost 20 billion euros in 2019.
Krups: krups was a well-known German manufacturer of kitchen appliances and is now a brand of the globally active French group "groupe SEB". Numerous household electrical appliances, including coffee pod machines, are still sold under the krups name. the former krups gmbh was headquartered in solingen, but marketing in germany is now done by groupe SEB in offenbach am main.
De’longhi: de’longhi is an italian company headquartered in trevisio, founded in 1902, employs. From a former craft business, the manufacturer quickly developed into a major supplier of components for the household appliance industry. The brand is known in germany for fully automatic coffee machines, espresso machines and portafilter machines. The german subsidiary has its headquarters in neu-isenburg near frankfurt am main, Germany.
Melitta: bentz KG is a group of companies based in minden in eastern westphalia, Germany, which became famous for its patented coffee filter. Under its roof, the company now produces articles for everyday household needs and for the catering trade. The family business, which was founded in 1908, employed more than 5 people in 2018, according to its own figures.000 employees and generates sales of just under 1.5 billion euro.
Severin: severin elektrogerate gmbh is a manufacturer of electrical household appliances based in sundern in the sauerland region of germany. The severin product range includes items such as coffee makers, kettles, toasters, egg stoves, vacuum cleaners and grills. the company has sales offices in france, spain, sweden, the netherlands, italy and poland. It employs, according to its own data, just under 1.000 employees. FAQ: Frequently asked questions about coffee pod machines
Which is the best coffee pod machine?
It depends on what is important to the buyer. Someone who wants a machine with an integrated milk frother needs a different machine than someone who needs a portable machine for on the go. For this reason, you should think about what you are going to use the machine for and what features should not be missing. With the help of our product descriptions above, you will find the right machine for you.
Where can I buy a coffee pod machine??
Coffee pod machines can be bought in electrical stores and from time to time also during special offer weeks at discounters such as aldi or lidl. In the store, users can look at the machine and receive advice. However, the selection in the store is smaller than that on the internet. Numerous machines can be compared online at a glance and conveniently ordered at any time. Often the appliances are cheaper online than in the store.
Are there coffee pod machines with milk foam function?
yes, in stores such models are called coffee pod machines. It is a hybrid of a pad machine and a fully automatic coffee maker, designed to combine the advantages of both devices. The manufacturer integrates a silicone tube into the coffee machine, through which the milk is pumped into the machine from a container or from the packaging at the touch of a button. There are also machines where the milk container is permanently installed. This does not change the function. Coffee specialties such as milk coffee or latte macchiato can be brewed at the touch of a button.
Can I make tea with a pad machine?
yes, there are brands that offer tea pods for a coffee pod machine. The special, airtight pads can hold just under 2 grams of tea. Tea pods fit basically all appliances. However, coffee pod machines have been developed for brewing coffee. Thus, the quality of the tea brewed with them is usually not up to that of special tea makers.
Can I take coffee pod machines with me on trips??
Yes, there are portable coffee pod machines for on the go, for example for the camper or for the car. They can be connected to a car battery or other suitable power supply with an adapter. There are also machines with an integrated rechargeable battery and special outdoor espresso tea makers with these models, the user generates the necessary pump pressure by hand to make the coffee.
Can I use coffee pods more than once?
No, usually pads are used only once. If you don’t mind a slightly watery taste, you can brew a second cup with it. There are also refillable pad filters. They are made of plastic or stainless steel and can be rinsed after use. They can then be filled with fresh coffee grounds. It makes sense to have several of these exchangeable pods in order to have a sufficient supply.
Are coffee pods compostable?
Conventional coffee pods consist only of coffee grounds and filter paper and are completely compostable. E.S.E.-pads are usually packaged individually to protect the aromas and are therefore less environmentally friendly. The system is an invention of the Italian manufacturer "illy," which has standardized the format. The system is open, so it can be freely used by all roasters and machine manufacturers.
Who is the stiftung warentest test winner in the coffee pod machine test??
If you are interested in a coffee pod machine test by stiftung warentest, you should click on this link. In july 2020, the makers of the consumer portal tested 13 pad and capsule machines and compared them with each other. The test results and the winner of the comparative test can be found behind a paywall as a PDF file. The following parameters were included in the test results:
Technical test 45 percent
Handling- 35 percent
Power consumption- 5 percent
Noise- 5 percent
Safety- 5 percent
pollutants- 5 percent
Is there a coffee pod machine test fromoko-test??
Anyone who regularly takes a look at the practical tests conducted byoko-test will know that the editorial team is concerned with the ecologically sound and sensible operation of the coffee machines in the test. In a direct comparison with capsule machines, coffee pod machines should perform much better, since the pads made from filter paper and coffee grounds are compostable.
Plastic capsules cause a lot of waste and regularly receive negative ratings fromoko-test. This has had an effect on some manufacturers: in the meantime, consumers are also finding coffee machines in the capsule universe that work with refillable capsules. In a direct comparison, just over 5 grams of plastic, composite material and aluminum per cup ends up in the trash can, according tooko-test.
some philips devices do not have a separate temperature fuse. which prevents a machine from being switched on when its pump has not yet cooled down completely. An institute commissioned byoko-test assesses this as a potential safety problem. Philips comments tooko-test are as follows: at the temperatures of the pump, a safety device is not necessary. In addition, all devices are strictly tested according to the standards of the EU.