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5 months ago
Excellent personal service. I used to buy ESE pods from The Coffee pod for many years but after switched to “Dolche Gusto” machine I stopped. I recently saw and advert for them and when I saw they sell pods for my machine I jumped straight back in and ordered a couple of boxes. I’m now coffee aficionado but I know what I like. Great choices, great coffee and the icing on the cake the customer service. I got a phone call from Anne saying one of the coffees I’d ordered wasn’t due in stock for a week did I want to wait or have something else. She asked if I wanted to choose or let them pick an alternative I let them choose and I’m so pleased with it I’ll definitely have some more in my next order. And there will definite be more orders as apart from the great coffees the price is so much cheaper than the alternatives!
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5 months ago
As for your reply to my previous review, let me make myself perfectly clear so that you are not unsure anymore. I selected the Slovak Republic as the country of delivery only because the drop-down list of countries of delivery let me select it. Regarding the shipping method, in my first order I chose “International Courier Tracked” (see the first screenshot attached). In my second order which I placed because you had rejected the first one – without contacting me (I did not receive any message from you on PayPal), nor replying to my e-mail sent to you using your website contact form – I had no possibility to choose the shipping method, i. e. the “Courier Delivery Sunday (uk Mainland)” shipping method (see the second screenshot attached) was pre-selected and there was no option to change it to another method. It was, however, still possible to select the Slovak Republic from the drop-down list, and thus, I supposed that I would be charged with the shipping costs later on. It is just as simple as that – plus, on your homepage you state that you “ship worldwide to most countries” (see the third screenshot attached). However, the drop-down list of countries of delivery consists only of 9 countries at the moment. For your information, there are 195 countries in the world. I hope that everything is understandable to you now and I wish you good luck with your “true customers” as you called them on this site in another review reply.
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20 days ago
Missing item and unable to email the Coffee Pod.
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Answer by thecoffeepod.co.uk
19 days ago
Hi Mr Hartley, we have checked the details of the parcel shipping details, and the weight was correct for your full order when given to Royal Mail, so must have been a damaged parcel by Royal Mail? There is a 'Contact Us' form on our website, as well as the phone number to contact us on our Home Page, as well as on the invoice attached to the parcel. Just sorry you had a problem with your order.
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4 months ago
The blue mountain coffee was not the same as I have had when purchasing ground coffee elsewhere. It lacked the fig taste that I have experienced before. Your prices are way too high as well. I can purchase senseo elsewhere at only £8.00 for 50.
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Answer by thecoffeepod.co.uk
4 months ago
Hi Michael Sorry you don't like our Kenyan Blue Mountain when comparing to other bands, but it does come down to personnel taste as we sale a lot of it. As for the price please make sure you are comparing like for like, as most others are not packed individually, and at that price it would not cover the cost of Kenyan Blue Mountain green coffee beans alone the cost of processing etc. so they must blend it with cheaper coffees which is probably why the taste is different.
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5 months ago
I’m disappointed by the flavour of one of the coffees I ordered. It is very weak in comparison to what I am used to and indeed what I have ordered from the coffee pod company in the past. It has a rating for strength of 8/10 but I would not like to taste a coffee from them any less than this - you probably would think it tasted like dishwater. I will order the strongest coffee next time . I have never had this problem with the coffee pod company before and wonder if the contents of the pods has been changed. I hope not because I will not use them again after my next order.
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5 months ago 
Packaging is very hard to open. it has a tear strip and as one tears it rips through the pod and coffee spills out. if one uses scissors its ok, but the pod material is very fragile and many packs have broken pods. this increases the cost per useable pod. No issues with the coffee - I am repeat customer, but the new packaging and pod manufacture are terrible
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5 months ago
As for your reply to my previous review, let me make myself perfectly clear so that you are not unsure anymore. I selected the Slovak Republic as the country of delivery only because the drop-down list of countries of delivery let me select it. Regarding the shipping method, in my first order I chose “International Courier Tracked” (see the first screenshot attached). In my second order which I placed because you had rejected the first one – without contacting me (I did not receive any message from you on PayPal), nor replying to my e-mail sent to you using your website contact form – I had no possibility to choose the shipping method, i. e. the “Courier Delivery Sunday (uk Mainland)” shipping method (see the second screenshot attached) was pre-selected and there was no option to change it to another method. It was, however, still possible to select the Slovak Republic from the drop-down list, and thus, I supposed that I would be charged with the shipping costs later on. It is just as simple as that – plus, on your homepage you state that you “ship worldwide to most countries” (see the third screenshot attached). However, the drop-down list of countries of delivery consists only of 9 countries at the moment. For your information, there are 195 countries in the world. I hope that everything is understandable to you now and I wish you good luck with your “true customers” as you called them on this site in another review reply.
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Answer by thecoffeepod.co.uk
5 months ago
Hi again If you check your emails from PayPal you will see that we did add the reason for the refund when we put the refund through. The option to ship to the Slovak Republic was removed as a country option for delivery at the start of the year when delivery costs were increased by the couriers, and also the need for import & customs costs needed to be paid by the customer. The problem we have found is that some customers browers have 'catched' the option but when going through checkout the options for delivery default to UK. As you know the delivery cost showing for your order was ZERO so you were not even being charged for delivery which if we have been delivering to your country would have been £28 . I could add screen shots, but don't see the point. I would just again point out that we notified you when making the first refund (which was made straight away with out any need to ask for) The reason was attached to the refund through Paypal, and you still tried to order a second time. I am not sure what else we could have done?
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5 months ago
Not impressed. The coffee is very weak.
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Answer by thecoffeepod.co.uk
5 months ago
Looking at your order Michael, I see you ordered a coffee that is a 'medium roast' maybe you should try some of our darker roast coffees, as they are available, then you may find one that suits you pallet. We do have coffees from across the complete range of coffees,
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5 months ago
Refunded my order TWICE without providing me with the reason. They didn’t even reply to my e-mail where I was asking about it. I definitely don’t recommend this shop!
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Answer by thecoffeepod.co.uk
5 months ago
Hi, not sure why you posted this, we did contact you through PayPal as that was the payment method used. You tried to have the the delivery to 'Slovak Republic' but we don't ship there SO you selected UK delivery so that you could complete the order and make payment. THAT is why we refunded the payments, but you know that
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6 months ago
I have been waiting for a response to my complaint about some alleged Nespresso compatible capsules that actually ruined my Nespresso machine. My husband loves that decaf coffee so I'll go on buying it. And writing you reviews like this.
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Answer by thecoffeepod.co.uk
6 months ago
Hi Mary, I have checked and we have not received any emails through our 'contact form' with your email address. so we have no idea that you were trying to contact us. The contact form is on our server, so this stops all spam coming through by email, so is the way to contact us, or by phone. I see you have also had 10 orders from us over the past year?
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7 months ago
Pods are inconsistent with Nespresso machine. Some work some don't. It is not the machine as I also have some Nespresso pods left and they work fine.
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8 months ago
I’ve never used this company before, I was told that my order would arrive within a two hour time slot on Friday 31/12/21. I was disappointed to find it wasn’t delivered, therefore I have to award the Coffepod Company only two stars. I don’t know to whom the non existent delivery accolade should be awarded, however, I’m prepared to review it once again when and assuming I receive my order.
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Answer by thecoffeepod.co.uk
8 months ago
Hi Joan We have checked the details of your order to try and find out what went wrong with the delivery, but it seems you selected 'Standard Delivery' which is with Royal Mail Tracked 48, if you had selected 'Courier Delivery' this is the service with a 2 hour next day delivery.
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8 months ago
Do not list them as pods it is misleading.
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Answer by thecoffeepod.co.uk
8 months ago
Hi Barbara Sorry if there is any confusion over working, but we use the correct terms. The Coffee Pod was developed by Illy coffee company back in the 90's and is know as an ESE Coffee Pod which is a bit like a round teabag, and is PAPER & COFFEE. Then Nespresso developed along with other companies the Coffee CAPSULE which is anything made of Plastic OR Aluminum. This is the industry classification, the problem is that now some companies are calling plastic & aluminum capsules, PODS in the advertising etc. which is muddying the waters and causing confusion. But this does not mean that we will move away from the correct terms which are as above: A Coffee Pod is made or Paper A Coffee Capsule is Aluminum or Plastic Hope that helps Not sure why you marked us down on 'Customer Service' as you have not contacted us ? We are always here to help
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8 months ago
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8 months ago
Can I ask what was wrong? We can't put right what we don't know about?
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9 months ago 
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10 months ago 
by DO M.
It is the blend..colombian- it tastes bitter and burnt.I did enjoy the Kenyan last time so not going to be able to use these pods
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1 year ago
If you want cheap coffee pods that are poorly manufactured, melt and separate in your machine and cause damage to it then these cheaply made pods are just what you've been looking for! I can't comment on the flavour as it was undrinkable on each occasion we tried to use them before giving up. On top of this you get Bob from the Coffee Pod company suggesting it's your fault and that there can't possibly be anything wrong with their product. I hesitate to call it customer service as i was made to feel like the villain under email interrogation and there was no service. I sent photos clearly supporting my problem but all to no avail with Bob. It was me or my machines fault and that was the end of it. Refused to send me a returns label to get a refund. I would have left zero stars but it wouldn't let me. My machine works perfectly with every other pod brand I've used including Nespresso, M&S, ALDI & Morrissons. These pods from The Coffee Pod are really poorly put together. Be warned. Buy at your own risk.
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1 year ago
We do all we can, but sometimes customers just want to do what they want to do, they don't want to use the product correctly, they don't want to use it in a proper machine, they don't want a refund, they just want to blackmail a business into doing what they want. It takes a temperature of over 200' C to 'melt' a capsule, a coffee machine should NOT have a temperature of more then 95' C I trust that our true customers will see this review for what it is...................................................................