Bringing our own coffee pod machine?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5773 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s not a good idea unless it’s a very small reception. A home coffee pod machine takes too long to make a cup for it to be practical for a group. I’d hate to be stuck in line behind the guy who volunteered to bring coffee back to everyone at his table! Plus it’s going to be messy amd someone will need to be in charge of keeping the water full. 

Tell your Fi to put some baileys in the filter coffee. He will survive a day without his pod machine.

FWIW I had someone bring a pod machine to a team meeting of about 20 people. Epic failure.

Post # 4
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think that is a great idea. Not everyone is aware how to use one of these and the last thing you need is someone ruining their drink or worse – breaking a pod trying to fidget with it.

As long as it is the basic steps like – put the coffee in like this, press this button, when done remove coffee like this and throw out.

Post # 5
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you checked with your venue to see if you are allowed to do this?

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think two people had coffee/tea at our 42 person wedding! So I think you’ll be okay as long as there are clear directions!

Post # 9
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mehhhhhh…. pods are incredibly wasteful and the coffee is not better than a good cup of drip, plus it’s really difficult to find pods that are recently roasted as most of them are stocked way in advance. Are you stocking your own home-made pods for this? If not, the result will probably be about the same, taste wise, as just giving the venue specific instructions and a few good bags of recently roasted/ground beans for their drip machines. Less consumer waste, less hassle, less line, better coffee= win!

They DO look fancy, though…

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