November 2, 2005

Review: Padinies Mocca Mountain Coffee Pods from Single Serve Coffee

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Wendy from Typical Dutch Stuff sent us in the entire set of Padinies Coffee Pods (they call them pads in Europe). Padinies coffee pods are only available in Europe, but we are always excited to review coffee pods from across the ocean because the coffee flavors are often so different.

Padinies touts itself as "The Universal Coffee" and we are wondering how universal these coffee pods really are. We did find they fit in all the US single serve coffee brewers that take a 62 mm coffee pod and we also found the coffee to be good.

We decided on the Mocca Mountain coffee pods because they had the most un-universal coffee smell of any of the pods. They have an almost hypnotic chicory like aroma when you open the bag.

Currently Padinies has the following coffee pod flavors available:

  • Mocca Mountain
  • Arabica Classic
  • Caffe Lacchino
  • Rooibos Vanille (tea pod)
  • French Roast
  • French Vanilla
  • Arabica Light Classic


Img 1577The Mocca Mountain Padinies Coffee pods weigh in at 7.7 grams - 7.8 grams. We weighed the entire bag of 18 coffee pods. Since these coffee pods are only available in Europe or by ordering through an online merchant you'd think you'd pay a bit more per pod for them - not if you order in bulk.

You'll pay for 10 bags (240 pods) roughly $35.98 USD + $10 for shipping on top of that. So you're looking at .20 cents a pod - wait - that's not bad! Often people don't do the math on overseas shipping - however buying 240 pods of a flavor can be a commitment so the coffee pods had better be good.

Img 1579We went with the Bunn to brew these coffee pods up. We put 2 of the 7.7 gram pods in the Bunn with 8 ounces of water. We did run these pods through the Senseo, Krups Home Cafe and Grindmaster brewers as well. You'll have a hard time fitting two of these coffee pods in the Krups but you can squeeze two into the Grindmaster and into the double cup holder of the Senseo.

Img 1583Img 1584The coffee produced from the Mocca Mountain Padinies coffee pods is well - very chicory like. The coffee is 100% reiner Arabica - which to us means they've mixed in a bit of Robusta. You can taste the robusta in the coffee produced but it's not harsh. We actually like the mix of the two and feel the coffee has a nice flavor and finish. Overall the Mocca Mountain reminds us of being somewhere south of Florence in Italy at an "OKAY" coffee shop having cup of "OKAY" coffee.

We'll be following up on more of the flavors including the Vanilla Padinies coffee pods over the next few weeks. Overall - it's a nice change and an interesting cup of single serve coffee.

We are going to give these a 3 out of 5 coffee pods. Nothing amazing here but it's a decent cup of coffee.

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At Typical Dutch Stuff and Padinies

A big thanks to Wendy for sending these in.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at November 2, 2005 7:48 AM
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