K-fee pods (Expressi, Starbucks Verismo…) compatibility with Caffitaly system (CBTL, Cafissimo, MAP…) are quite often discussed issue of all customers of both capsule system. Lets take both capsules and see / explain the very basic differences between them and possibility to use Kfee capsules in our caffitaly coffee machine.
Caffitaly K-fee system differences
Lets have a look on both system capsules. At first look they see very similar in size and general look. The only notica to ble difference are strips and the expiration date on the K-fee (Starbucks Verismo) caspule. More than one strip on the barel mean non caffitaly capsule.
When we take a part these capsules we discover major and most important difference between these systems. Caffitaly espresso capsules (pods) are quite unique by having two separate filters directly in the capsule (see here some examples). This layout has some advantages compare to any other capsules system. By changing filter proportion and parametrs we can change the water and pressure distribution flow within the capsule. That mean that it can be change anyhow in the future. For example brewed coffee capsule has different filter because the coffee powder is also different. K-fee Expressi (Starbucks Verismo) system has no filter in the capsules.
What does it mean from Caffitaly (Tchibo Cafissimo, MAP, Tiziano, CBTL, Dualit, Woolworths) perspective? If you use K-fee espresso capsule in Caffitaly CBTL machine you get your coffee but water will pass through capsule with lower pressure. It will also contain coffee powder since there is no other filter in cafitaly machine and you have a chance to get machine dirty inside. Fort this reason I would NOT RECOMMEND any caffitaly user to use espresso/coffee capsules. BUT, Kfee system as well as Caffitaly is not about Coffee. We have tea, chocco capsules. And since these capsules has no filter even in Caffitaly, there is no reason to not use non coffee capsules.
Lets have a K-fee Expressi drink from Caffitaly Cafissimo CBTL machine!
Thanks to one Caffitaly fan i got some Kfee Expressi capsules for a try. This capsule is called Chai Latte which should be Tea with Milk based drink.
Even its instant base (very similar to Caffitaly Ecaffe Ginseg) and very sweet. It is not bad at all.
People who like the real tea with real milk they might be disapointed, all the others and especially Dolce Gusto fan will love these products. My wife like it.
One more picture.
Notice: Even i recommend you to try Kfee Verismo non coffee based capsules to try in your machine, all you do is at your own risk and i do not take any responsibility for potential troubles you might be dealing with.