Coffee makers that use premeasured "pods" full of grounds are a drag. They're overpriced, you have to buy the pods in bulk, and there's always the worry that your machine will be discontinued and you'll never be able to make espresso again. Enter the Perfect Pod Maker. You buy your own coffee and some of the company's "pod papers," and the machine will heat-seal a pod that should work with most pod-dependent machines. You can even make your own tea pods. The PPM is on pre-order right now for $40, which is well worth the price if it means you can dust off the espresso machine you used only for a week, visit your local Fair Trade roaster, and make an excellent, worry-free latte.
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