May 21, 2004

Cafe-Filter - Reusable Senseo Coffee Filter

e6_1d.jpgThe debate always seems to be when I mention getting a pod based machine to friends who are coffee drinkers, "I would hate being locked in. I would hate to not have the choice of what coffee I would drink." Well - the debate will soon be over.

I also want to point out that I don't believe Senseo or any of these machines should be a total replacement to your existing coffee setup. The fact is - I have both a Cuisineart and grinder for those days I want a pot of coffee and the Senseo. And I'll be honest - I LOVE THE SENSEO COFFEE. In any hoots - more on that debate later - this replacement filter looks to solve you being able to use your own coffee. It will be interesting to see if it still makes a CREMA like coffee with other beans or will it just make a cup of coffee. I've contacted the company and I'll be ordering one of these to review on Single Serve Coffee. Thanks to Scott Geiger for sending this in:

The Cafe-filter new permanent filter for use with, for example, the Philips Senseo coffeemachines. This filter pays itself back, because you'll save on your expenses with every cup of coffee. Instead of the well-known Coffeepads, you can use the kind of coffee you like so much. For example, you can grind your own coffeebeans. As you can see, now you are able to make that fresh cup of coffee with that specific taste you always liked that much. But the most important however, you can still enjoy that specific layer of cream that makes the coffee so unique!

Update: This is now available in the form of the Eco-Pod Reuseable filter and available at

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Posted by Jay Brewer at May 21, 2004 3:27 PM
Recent Comments

what reusable or refillable pod can be used with the Tassimo one cup coffee maker?

Posted by: carol at July 1, 2010 11:00 PM

Another complication, it seems, with the reusable coffee pods for Senseo - and the one, i'd like to know how to go around: their "New Generation" or also known as Senseo3 models apparently do not accept the reusable pods suitable for Senseo1 and Senseo2. I have ordered Senseo3 and am now rather worried, as the idea was to use the home-ground coffee.. Anyone out there who can possibly have an update on this?

Posted by: Yana at November 20, 2007 8:18 AM

I'm just curious if anyone knows if there is a vendor who makes reusable coffee pods for Braun single cup coffee makers? (Tassimo coffee pods)

Posted by: Mike at March 7, 2007 3:34 PM

Hi, Just wanted to add, I found a web site that
showed to use a 1/4 cup holder, a glass, and a 4 cup regular filter and you can make your OWN!
Here is the page!
Maybe that will help!!

Posted by: Maronda at December 4, 2005 11:29 PM

has anyone tried to use the cafe fliter in the senseo machine, mine arrived today and i have had nothing but trouble with it i placed it in the two cup pod holder closed the lid and then pressed the button waiting for a lush cup of coffee only to be disapointed no coffee came through and the flippin lid on the senseo machine would not open this has happened every time i have tried to use the cafe filter i had to use some force to open the machine has any one any ideas on what i am doing wrong ? i know i am not putting to much coffee in and fitting the lid properly on the filter

Posted by: margaret mclanaghan at November 11, 2004 5:47 PM

Just to let anyone know who is still interested in finding someone who will ship these to North America, I have found a Dutch website that will do so. They provide a variety of payment options, including paypal. Just look under the section "Senseo Coffee", and it is the first item listed. The cost of the filter is 20 EURO. In Holland, there are also some new flavours of Senseo coffee pods available that are not available in North America. Those can be found in this section as well. Hope this helps!

Posted by: Krista at November 4, 2004 9:40 AM

I actually ended up ordering one from ebay (seller: captan-elektro) from Germany. I tried it twice so far. The first time I filled it and it made a weak cup of coffee. It did have to crema layer on top. The second time I packed the coffee in the filter and it was pretty good. It would probably be much better with a real good coffee. I used decaf. Cinnamon Hazelnut. I am anxious to try regular Sumatra when I don't have to stick to decaf. (I'm nursing). I think it's worth the cost. I won a bid for $10.50 and paid $8.50 for shipping.
Also, try They have free shipping to the US with a $60 order

Posted by: Cass at August 23, 2004 9:25 AM

I'm very interested in getting the reusable filter. No one has mentioned weather it can hold an amount equal to the double pod. I always make a mug of coffee in the morning and would love to use my delicious Starbucks coffee. Please let me know if this reusable filter will hold the equivalent of two pods. If it does, I will order it immediately. Thank you.

Posted by: Nikki at July 6, 2004 4:19 PM

Good news!

The website is updated and the filter can be ordered.
This week they we'll be in stock, but orders can already be placed:

With kind regards,

Joost Bijleveld
LMTO electronics

Posted by: Joost Bijleveld at June 28, 2004 8:16 AM

That would be great! Please let us know ASAP!

Posted by: Ralph at June 25, 2004 5:32 PM

Hello there,

We have found a partner website that can deliver to the US against competitive prices (they can negotiate better shipping terms).
They support paypal.

I've talked to them this week and they promised to add the cafe-filter asap and will place an order for reselling. As soon as this site is updated and the filters can be shipped, i'll keep you posted.

With kind regards,

Joost Bijleveld

Posted by: Joost Bijleveld at June 25, 2004 11:34 AM

Germany eh? I want one!

Posted by: Jay Brewer at June 24, 2004 4:52 PM

I recieved mine from Germany and I ssem to have made a contact who is willing to supply more. :)
I have not tried it out yet, but will report my results.
One of the main reasons I got it was so that I could also use the Senseo to make hot tea.

Posted by: kovert at June 24, 2004 1:54 PM

No - it still keeps me from making more coffee than i drink.

Posted by: Theresa at June 24, 2004 12:40 PM

Yes - it does defeat that - but opens up the possibility of many kinds of coffee.

Posted by: Jay Brewer at June 22, 2004 11:43 AM

At first I thought that I must get one of these, then I started to think about it and I think it really defeats the convenience purpose of the Senseo? Do I really want to wash out the filter every time?

Posted by: Cass at June 22, 2004 10:45 AM

I've been trying to get one of these from the Netherlands! If you have any luck - let me know.

Posted by: Jay Brewer at June 14, 2004 10:04 PM

Hey I have been able to find these products on the german ebay site for around $15.

I am going to be ordering one as a test.

The downside is it cost about $20 to do a wire transfer to Germany. What I may do is purchase several units and attempt to resell them on Ebay USA.

Just thought some of you might be as desperate for one of these as I was.

Posted by: kovert at June 14, 2004 3:11 PM

They are still figuring out US payment options. They should have it resolved shortly.

Posted by: Jay Brewer at June 11, 2004 6:43 AM

Any word yet on the shipping cost of this filter? I want to order one too. How about the extra large water holder from the same company. Are you going to order that too?

Posted by: Carrie at June 10, 2004 11:48 PM

Great blog, thanks

Posted by: Joanna at June 1, 2004 9:02 PM

I am in contact with the company and trying to find out how to get them to send it to me via postal mail. I can pay with credit card I believe. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by: Jay Brewer at May 26, 2004 5:40 PM

Jay...I am interested in purchasing ths reusable filter as well. What did the company charge for shipping? Do you reccommended that I wait until you have had a chance to review it? They also offer a larger water container. Do you think it would affect how hot the water would heat or does that not matter since it only heats one cup at a time? It would be nice to have a larger resevoir. I have never really ordered internationally did you pay? credit card? Thanks for your response.

Posted by: Carrie at May 26, 2004 5:25 PM
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