Terri Lynne: I like the sounds of your happy home. :)
Donald Naifeh: cbtl pods contain two plastic screens that are great when refilling. you should be sure to harvest these discs. one screens the spout end of the pod and helps create crème, the other seals the top of the pod after you've filled it with your own coffee choice, eliminating the need to use a foil disc as a seal. both screens can be used indefinitely.
mikeysclips: Your crotch stole all my attention from your video.
gee money: What kind of grind should I use for coffee when reusing pods?
Lisa Brick: It seems to puncture a lot more on top??? Do you end up with grounds in your machine or drink? Also when you first use your verismo and turn it on, when only the top espresso button lights up you need to do an empty run with out a pod of any kind, to both warm up and to run the cycle to keep granules from clogging machine. This should help especially using this method? Also how much is the measurment used for the espresso? A rounded teaspoon or??
Bulletproof Recon: OMG YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! THANK U SO MUCH!!!!
Maria Bruce: Thanks for the helpful tip.
E Lerner: Thank you for the video, great idea
Alex Salaz: Excellent video thanks
Spin Lathes: I like the spirit of reuse, but these pods are made from low quality, non recyclable plastic which are not meant for more than one use, especially at such high temps. This is the equivalent of someone telling you to reuse your old plastic water bottles. Yeah it's saving pennies but A) it's jeapordizing your health and B) you'd save more money by doing it right the first way; IE brewing actual coffee the old fashioned way with less waste, less cost and higher quality, or in the other case, carrying a high quality reusable water bottle and filling it from a clean tap.
H Cat: yes, your knife technique was scary to watch.
daveknow: Nice video. Thanks. But ALWAYS cut away from you. (go volunteer at an emergency room for a weekend and see the domestic kitchen carnage. very bloody)
Andrew Teeluck: Nice video, thanks! I just bought a Verismo a few days ago and am looking for ideas. One thing though: before making the espresso, you should warm up the machine first. That's why only the espresso light is on initially when you power up. At 2:35 you should've run it with water, leaving out the pod, to pump hot water through and into your glass. That way the piping in the system is nice and hot, and so is your glass! Then you toss the water from the glass (put it back in the reservoir if you don't want to waste water), put in the pod and make the espresso at optimum temperature. :)
How To (HOW TO): I also made a video just like this, on how to save money
Fevy Valencia: Thank you for the video, I just wanted to mention that the option to clean out the machine is the option used on this video. You have to first rinse out any previous residue using the first cycle and then you can make your coffee.
CatEyeFever: Wish there wasn't so much noise in the video.
richard salazar: Thank's your method works well.
Tracy Vanessa Brown: Thank you Brandi! This machine is great...except for these expensive pods! You saved me. Tip - I noticed how carefully you cut and shaped the foil. I learned 2 things - Use no more than shown in your video cuz it bunches around the edges and might get stuck and the second is to use heavy duty aluminum foil cuz the other is too flimsy. Much appreciation for this video. You made my day and my budget! Next question -- How do I get it to stop spitting diagonally out the side when making a cup of espresso?
27kjh: How is it possible you are saving two to three dollars a drink? That doesn't make sense.
man4man7110: Can you do this for the coffee pods too or just Expresso .