A beverage machine (100) that brews beverages from a beverage pod is described. The machine comprises a brewer (1100) configured to receive brewing sub-elements from a grinder (600) and brew the brewing sub-elements into a beverage, the brew chamber comprising: an upper brew chamber (1112), a lower brew chamber (1114) coupled to a lower plunger (1104), and wherein the lower plunger and the lower brew chamber are moveable with respect to each other between: a down state in which the lower brew chamber is decoupled from the upper brew chamber section such that brewing sub elements material are loadable into the brew chamber from the housing, an up state in which the upper brew chamber is coupled to the lower brew chamber such that the upper brew chamber and lower brew chamber form a liquid-tight seal; a remove state in which the lower brew chamber is decoupled from the upper...

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