I’ve been getting quite a few requests from coffee lovers asking what cialde exactly is. And in this post I’m going to try and explain that as best as I can. For more information you can take a look at my posts on cialde Lavazza, coffee pods, coffee pod, espresso pods and the like. I guess in a roundabout way I’m letting you know that cialde is Italian for pod. Now I don’t know much Italian though I wish I knew more, but Google translate tells me that cialde literally translated means “waffles”.
Now at first glance you might be thinking “huh?”, but I think it makes perfect sense. If you look close up at a coffee pod you’ll see that the filter part or the pod part that encapsulates the ground coffee beans does in fact look like a weave or a waffle if you use a bit of your imagination. This is what I love so much about learning different languages. Not that I’m anywhere near a polyglot, but I think the best way to learn about a culture is to immerse yourself in their language.
Now talking about cialde is getting me thirsty for some yummy coffee and hungry for some waffles! The coffee pod like the Douwe Egberts Senseo coffee pods are becoming increasingly popular for folks who have semi automatic espresso machines and even manual espresso machines too. Enjoying your favorite espresso cappuccino latte or even just a doppio espresso is convenient and tasty with the cialde, and I’m a huge fan of the cialde Lavazza, like Lavazz Blue and Lavazza Rossa even.
Though truth be told. I am a bit old school when it comes to my coffee and espresso, and I love to tweak my espresso through playing with a different coffee grind, differing amounts of water and even the tamping pressure of the ground espresso beans that I use. But there you have it folks. That’s the delicious waffle coffee cialde for you 🙂