My Senseo & Clear Mugs
I haven't put together all the final touches on my Senseo review - but I have had time to brew a ton of coffee with the little gem.
I think the best type of mug that showcases the Senseo is the clear Bodum mugs. You can usually find them at a Kitchen Etc. or other comparable store when you pick up your Senseo.
The picture (click for a larger one) is of a fully brewed 2 cup of Dark Roast. YUM!!! Check out that FROTH!!!
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Posted by Jay Brewer at May 16, 2004 8:32 AM
I just purchased the Senseo and the jury is still out. I'm guessing that the coffee that came in the box with the machine is not the freshest going, and would love to find some easy to acquire aftermarket brews.
One problem with the machine is the low clearance under the spout. Standard mugs just barely fit, and once full (8oz), don't have any room left for milk.
I would think they could come up with a replacement spout that was about 1inch shorter so that bigger mugs could fit under it.
Any aftermarket stuff out there to solve this?
This is a common misconception. You can brew single 4oz or 8oz using 1 or 2 pods respectively in the Senseo. Also - the coffee is not weaker - it's Crema coffee - very rich and creamy. It makes a much more robust coffee than the Melitta maker but - I'm not sure you can compare the two directly given the coffee versus crema coffee debate.
I'm not sure how they get the melitta to brew from 1 pod at 8oz - except from their web site teh coffee must be much more mild at 8oz.
From Melitta: "Choice of a 5-oz. bold European style coffee or an 8-oz. American style at the touch of a button."
Why is it that the Senseo only makes a 4oz cup of coffe and some of the other machines like the Melitta and the Home Cafe by Black and Decker make 6 and 8 oz single pod servings. When I have checked out all the different brands of pods they are all the same weight in ozs. so it seems to me that the coffee would have to be weaker. If not then the Senseo would take twice the amount of pods for the same size cup?
I was looking at that on TV the other day. It looked great.
The question though is after adding sugar and cream does the froth go away?
Love the site, it's quite entertaining.