Review: Brew-Yet Coffee Disc Maker - Make Coffee Pods from Traditional Coffee Filters
The Brew-Yet Coffee Disc Maker allows you to make your own coffee pods at home, instead of buying prepackage coffee pods, to brew your favorite coffee or blend of coffees. How does it work? You simply use coffee filters that you would normally use in a drip coffee maker, and with the Brew-Yet gadget, fold up the coffee into coffee pods.
- Use your own favorite coffee or blends of coffee without having to be restricted to the prepackaged coffee pod varieties
- Easy clean up - no holder to clean coffee grinds out of - after brewing your favorite blend - just dispose of the Coffee Disc like you do your coffee pods
- Economical - Coffee Discs are a fraction of the cost of coffee pods
You get the disc maker, instructions, and some filter in the
Brew-Yet coffee pod making kit.
How easy is it to use? Does it work in a variety of single serve coffee machines? How does it compare to other do it yourself coffee pod makers?
We found the Brew-Yet Coffee Disc maker very easy to use after a little trial and error. For the majority of our tests we used the Bunn My Cafe single serve coffee pod brewer and the Senseo. Both machines worked well with the handcrafted coffee pods produced from the Brew-Yet coffee disc maker.
The one caveat being - pre-moisten the resulting pods before you put them in the machine. You can read about pre-wetting coffee pods from an earlier article, but pre-wetting coffee pods will give you a better seal and brew. We also found this method using coffee pods from the Perfect Pod Maker.
Creating Your Own Coffee Pods with the Brew-Yet Coffee Disc Maker
The process is very simple and we used the following steps:
- Pick a ground coffee you want to use - a medium to fine grind - not espresso grind
- Grab a traditional coffee filter you'd use in a drip coffee maker
- Put it into the middle ring
- Push down with the plunger to form a pocket for the coffee pod
- Add about 2 tablespoons of coffee
- Fold clockwise and be precise
- Put into your favorite single serve coffee pod maker
- Pre-moisten the pod in the holder with hot water
- Brew up a great cup of coffee with your hand made coffee pod
The ring and the disc for making coffee pods.
Place in a coffee pod filter, and then push down to make the coffee filling area.
Fill with two tablespoons of ground coffee.
Then fold clockwise and you've got your handmade coffee pod.
Place in the coffee pod holder and pre-moisten.
Then brew up a handcrafted coffee pod cup of single serve coffee.
Here is the resulting cup of single serve coffee.
We used a store bought coffee pod and a home made coffee pod.
There was little to no difference in the coffee produced. Coffe on the
left is a coffee pod and the right is a Brew-Yet coffee pod.
- Works as described
- You can make your own coffee pods
- Easy to use and works in most single serve coffee pod brewers
- Filters and coffee can be purchased at any local super market
- Takes time and a little trial and error
- You must pre-moisten the pod to get the best results each time
We like the Brew-Yet coffee disc maker. The product works well, but the precision of the coffee pod you make depends on your hand crafting coffee pod skills. Another product you may want to consider for more precision when making coffee pods is the Perfect Pod Maker. It makes a very unified coffee pod every time, but has the downside of having to use the Perfect Pod filter papers only.
Whatever you decide, you won't go wrong giving the Brew-Yet Coffee Disc maker a try. The Brew-Yet coffee disc maker will work with your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010 , GPOD, Home Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Melitta MES5B Javapod, and other single serve coffee pod makers.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at April 4, 2008 9:41 AM