CBTL Caffitaly Cafissimo or Map machines has great advantage. Its capsules can be recycle and reuse many times. Whats more it is almost as easy as to use Nespresso Coffeeduck refillable capsule system. Step by step guide hot make your own coffee or chocolate capsule for caffitaly coffee machine.
You can make any drink you want. Simply follow our direction how to open capsule, how to make coffee capsule or even how to make capsule for hot chocolate. It is easy and fun and because caffitaly capsules are large enough you can basically make any kind of hot beverage you want. It is not dangerous, you can not damage your coffee machine but of course you do it at your own risk. This article contain 3 parts:
- How to open coffee capsule and what is inside
- How to make your own espresso cbtl capsule
- How to make hot chocolate capsule
This guide suits all caffitaly system including CBTL, Tchibo Cafissimo, Map Italian coffee, caffe Tiziano simply all Caffitaly systems!
Part 1: Lets open Caffitaly capsule
Lets go step by step to open capsule and make it ready for refilling.
Whole secret of Caffitaly system, top filter is used for pressure distribution within the capsule. This filter you need for all non instant beverage such as coffee and can be used for tea as well. It is crucial part especially for espresso.
Bottom filter is used for all coffee capsule. Its role is to prevent coffee ground coming out of the coffee machine. This part can NOT be present in any kind of instant drink capsule. Whenever you need chocolate, instant tea, instant coffee beverage do not use bottom filter. If you do so, coffee machine get jammed and turn into error mode (turn off, on and use another capsule to make it work) since pressure water will not pass through the capsule.
Are they any differences between capsules by types and brands? Yes, they are. Brew coffee capsules has large cutout at the bottom of the capsule. Also lungo and brew capsules having slightly different filters to get the best result. You can not do it wrong if you keep it for the same kind of drink. However you will get almost same result even not using exactly right capsule. Note: for your own caffitaly hot chocolate capsules you can use any kind of used capsule because you will not use filters anyway.
We have all parts ready so lets got to make our own cafissimo capsule simply by refilling the old one!
Part 2: Refill of Cafissimo used capsule into Espresso coffee
In this part we will need 3 clean part from the old Caffitaly capsule, new content (espresso), alu kitchen tinfoil and scissors.
Its just about your fantasy. I just put inside espresso with a bit of hot chocolate to get a new flavor.
I would recommend here for all users of CBTL Kaldi / Contana, Caffitaly S03, S04, S05, Map Bella Single Serve Coffee Machines to use 2 layers of tinfoil. It is the way how you prevent to have dirty machine in case of some accident. Remember I am not using any tape to hold tinfoil.
Part 3: How to refill CBTL capsule into hot chocolate beverage
Final and probably most interesting part. How to make brand new CBTL hot chocolate capsule or Tchibo Cafissimo chocolate (the other Caffitaly users can buy some :)). We will need hot chocolate instant drink powder, empty capsule, alu kitchen tinfoil and scissors. No filter is needed here anymore.
Small filter I use to prevent chocolate powder coming out of the capsule since it is used capsule and has a whole at the bottom part.
Its recommended to use espresso or long espresso mode for hot chocolate beverage. It is the same as original Caffitaly Eciok capsule.
Enjoy your drink. Even I do not make my own capsule very often it is real fun to make some.