Soft pod coffee maker (Fig.20.7) is a coffee brewer (see Beverage, coffee & ice cream equipments for more information about coffee brewers or filtered coffee makers) uses coffee pods instead of ground coffee. A Soft coffee pod (Fig.20.8) is compressed ground coffee encapsulated in a paper filter. Compared with normal coffee dosing (Fig.20.9), coffee pods have; easier using, easier discarding, easier transportation, etc. This type is suitable for hotel guest rooms & suites, pantry rooms in hospitals & office buildings, domestic use, etc.
Fig.20.7 Soft pods coffee machine - PETRA ELECTRIC – GERMANY
Fig.20.8 Soft coffee pods - PETRA ELECTRIC – GERMANY
Fig.20.9 Ground coffee holder - PETRA ELECTRIC – GERMANY
· Materials; stainless steel boiler, colored plastic casing.
· Water container capacity in liters (1 to 2 liters).
· Electric heating power in Watts.
· Water level indicator.
· One or two cups machine.
· With or without adjustable height coffee outlet.
· Brewing time in seconds.
· Cream creation facility.
· Electric controls; thermostat control, no water protection, programmable filling quantity, automatic shut off after certain period (if not used), signal lamps, etc.
· With or without coffee holder for using with ground coffee (Fig.20.9, i.e. machine can use either coffee pods or ground coffee, this feature is an advantage).
· See next example.
As shown in Fig.20.7, a Soft pod coffee maker with the following features; 3 in 1: It can be used with coffee soft pads as well as with ground coffee or espresso.
The preparation of hot water for tea or instant beverages is also possible, Brewing chamber closure with safety lock, pressure relief valve provides safety in case of an operating error, automatic shut off after one hour of operation without use, heater with a dual thermal overload protection, optional double pad cartridge suitable for 1 or 2 coffee soft pads or powder cartridges, Ideal for all soft pods ca. Ø 70 mm/ 7 grams, Separate hot water outlet, removable stand-alone XXL water reservoir for up to 14 cups, coffee outlet for cups of a height of up to 105 mm. removable stainless steel drip tray screen with position markings for the cups, removable drip pan, antichlor filter replacement display, ON/OFF button, 2 start buttons for 1 or 2 cups, filling capacity is programmable individually for both start buttons, indicator lights for function display, low water level and decalcification, programmed decalcification process, model (KM 31.17)
Accessories: Powder cartridge including 1 bag of filters, extra: Specialty decalcification agent durgol® swiss espresso®, connected load: 220 - 240 V ~, 1600 W, manufactured by “Petra Electric” – Germany. (See manufacturers' directory for more information about this company).