The invention of coffee pods: Working on a pod coffee machine

Coffee pods are the easiest way to make espresso-based coffees at home, and they’re a great alternative to buying instant coffee in Australia. They’re tiny plastic or aluminium containers that contain fine ground coffee and can be used in pod machines, which are becoming more popular with people who want something quick and easy when making their morning cup of Joe.

It started in the early ‘70s when a company invented the first pod coffee system. This was the first time people could enjoy freshly brewed coffee at home without having to go through the hassle of grinding beans, waiting for water to boil, etc. The inventor of this revolutionary product was Alain Coumont, who later sold his invention.

The idea was to make Pod coffee simple and easy for people to make coffee at home. This meant after some years, more people were drinking these types of coffees at home, and the popularity of espresso-based coffees grew with the rise of coffee houses.

So what exactly is a pod? A pod is described as a small plastic container that holds coffee grounds and filter papers to brew one cup at a time. It has two parts: one part fits the coffee grounds, and the other contains filters for brewing it into hot liquid.

The coffee pod is made from aluminium and contains 7 grams of finely ground coffee which has been compressed into a tiny disc.

Pod machines use a pump to force water through the Pod at high pressure, extracting the flavour.

They usually have three buttons: one for single or double-spots of espresso, one for long coffees and another for hot chocolate. The pods are inserted into the machine, which automatically grinds the beans and froths milk before dispensing it into your cup or mug.

Several companies have developed unique types of machines with different advantages over other models – so there are plenty to choose from.

Coffee pods are easy to use and convenient and can be bought in various varieties. They are an excellent alternative for those who don’t want to grind their beans or buy a whole bag of coffee.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how a pod machine works

A pod coffee unit works automatically. The water is made to dribble through the unit, carrying every espresso attribute: smell, variety, taste, and flavour.

It’s easy to understand how an espresso machine works:

  • Fill the espresso machine tank with water and remember not to surpass the extreme level. Pontevecchio pod machines have a light that turns on when there is no water, so the kettle is generally prepared for use and isn’t harmed by the absence of fluid.
  • Place the cup in the space provided, trying to situate it accurately. In this manner, a lot of mess is avoided.
  • Work the pod machine by bringing down the switch. The high-temperature water goes through a progression of lines and arrives at the channel. While arriving at the unit, the water passes through the espresso and concentrates the extract and emerges from the spout, filling the cup beneath.
  • One can change the volume of water and choose a higher temperature if on the lookout for an intense espresso experience.
  • With the espresso machine, people can enjoy their pod-based drinks in just a few moments.
  • After extraction, the machine will cool down.


Pods are becoming very popular in Australia. They are available at most local supermarkets. If you do not spot them, you could even order them online. Pods also come in wide varieties such as cappuccino, latte, flat white, and many more, so there’s sure to be something for everyone’s tastebuds!

Author:  Alison Lurie