February 21, 2005

JavaPodz Coffee Pods Review

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod ReviewsJavapodzlogoJavaPodz was kind enough to send us an extensive sampler pack of all of their pods. We decided this morning to fire up the Senseo and have a go with the new pods. JavaPodz are compatible with the following systems (mostly of the 62mm variety):

  • Philips Senseo™
  • B&D® Home Cafe™
  • Mr.Coffee® Home Cafe™
  • Melitta One: One Pod Brewing System
  • Bunn® MyCafe™
  • AquaBrew® Cafejo™
  • Grindmaster® PrecisionBrew™
  • Juan Valdez Pod Brewing System

The pods came packed in a coffee bag with a JavaPodz logo applied with a sticker on the front of the bag. Inside each JavaPodz pod is individually wrapped in a silver foil bag with black printing. Like Baronet, JavaPodz pods are:

** Each 10gram Java Pod brews a full 8 oz cup of coffee**

So you don't have to put 2 pods in the double cup holder to brew a nice big mug of Senseo coffee. We've also found that putting 2 10gram pods into the double cup holder (unless you pre-moisten the pods), can lead to Senseo explosions. So we wouldn't recommend putting 2 10gram pods in to the double cup holder to make a double strength double cup with the JavaPodz.

Hazlenut from JavaPodz

We kicked off our pod tasting with the Hazlenut 10gram pod. A breaking open of the foil revealed a nice hazle nose, and we put it into the Senseo and pushed the double cup button.

The "crema" was pretty thick as it brewed, and the coffee appeared to have a nice dark color. We got a nice strong aroma of coffee and preceded to add some milk (1%) and sugar.

Our first impressions - a little weak - but good flavor. Not as silky as a standard Senseo - but none the less - a nice cup of coffee. We did enjoy the cup of coffee - but it wasn't stunning and not the best cup of Hazlenut single serve coffee we've had.

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Chocolate Raspberry from JavaPodz

This one caught us by surprise! We don't know of any other pod maker that has this flavor and it's really good! We love the way it smells - the way it tastes - and the fact it is just plain different. Most pod people are ignoring the flavored sector to this extent - and it's nice to have a cup of really flavored coffee - meaning - a rich chocolate and raspberry flavored cup of coffee is hard to come by and this one is very good.

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Visit JavaPodz for more info on their selection of coffee pods for Senseo and others.

We'll have more impressions and reviews of JavaPodz coffee in the coming weeks.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at February 21, 2005 9:11 AM
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This cofee is disgusting.. I can't say anything else!

Posted by: CS at February 17, 2007 3:46 PM

I meant Elizabeth, not Jenn. My bad.

Posted by: Todd at July 26, 2005 3:21 PM

I agree with Jenn. If you were to give me a blind taste test with the Chocoalte Raspberry pods, I wouldn't be able to tell you what flavor they are. Very disappointing. I too am thinking about sending them back.

I've yet to try the French Roast I ordered, but hopefully it will be better.

Posted by: Todd at July 26, 2005 10:18 AM

Everyone should try the blueberry cobbler javapodz...they are so wonderful...i cannot live without them...i give them 5 out of 5 podz...and the chocolate raspberry is pretty awesome too...the toffee brownie crunch doesnt have much flavor to me.

Posted by: Rachel at July 13, 2005 11:07 PM

I just recently tried the Javapods Chocolate Brownie, the Hazelnut, and the Vanilla. I was very disapointed. I could barely tell they were flavored at all. They smell nice, but don't give the flavor in the coffee like the flavored coffees I've used for regular coffee makers. I'm debating asking the company to let me return them.

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 7, 2005 12:42 PM

JavaPodz has a couple of new flavors, "Brownie Toffee Crunch" and "Blueberry Cobbler". I just ordered the Brownie Toffee Crunch and asked for samples of the Blueberry Cobbler and Chocolate Raspberry.

Posted by: Jenn at March 5, 2005 8:12 PM

I really like the variety offered by java podz. The decaf french vanilla is pretty good and the decaf hazelnut is okay. I was expecting a more chocolate flavor from the chocolate cappucino but as a major chocolate lover, it was just okay. I will try, however, the chocolate raspberry now that it's been given 4 out of 5 pods rating. Overall, pretty good coffee.

Posted by: Angie L. at February 28, 2005 11:18 AM

I really hope the Senseo pods will be as good as the core pods.

Posted by: Jay Brewer at February 22, 2005 6:42 PM

I've sampled some of the chocolate rasberry, it was interesting, I think I may try mixing a medium roast pod in with the Javapodz.

The faux crema layer seemed to vanish rather fast. My observation is that Senseo PODS make the best faux crema with a more velvety texture to it, Java One makes the largest amount faux crema, but it is more bubbles, and the JavaPodz, the faux crema vanished before I was even halfway done with my cup. I like the faux crema, I believe it helps keep the coffee warmer for a bit longer

I'm looking forward now to trying the new Senseo flavored PODS.

Posted by: Hwan Valdeez at February 22, 2005 2:43 PM

You can pick up unflavored pods from coolbeanspods.com Javapodz, it looks like, is one of their distributors who just decided to sell the flavors.

Same great aroma and quality, just without the flavored kick!

Posted by: Amy at February 22, 2005 6:56 AM

I have tried many of the JavaPodz flavors and have had the same experience. Just nice.....
It would be good if they offered unflavored as well.

Posted by: Stan C at February 21, 2005 4:32 PM
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