March 2, 2005
New Gevalia Single Serve Coffee Brewer
Gevalia has a new Kaffe Pod brewer and set of single serve pods. It looks to be a 62mm pod machine (Senseo&Home Cafe). The brewer produces a 6,8, or 12oz cup of coffee and fits a regular or travel sized mug. Hopefully we can get our hands on this soon. Thanks to S. Shevy for writing us about it.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at March 2, 2005 3:26 PM
I just googled Coffee Pods... I havent ordered any yet, but Im sure you could find some. After reading this Im scared to use my new one. This must be why ArtVan was handing them out like candy yesterday morning!!
Just bought a pod gevalia coffee maker called them and they said they don't make pods anymore. What other kind of pod can I use. Paid 10 bucks for machine deal was to good to pass up. Can I use another companys pod in this machine????
Just buy the Melitta FilterPads (50 count) For the Senseo and other Pod Coffee Machines. You can find them on Amazon. They allow you to use your own coffee and still use the pod machine.
what pods will work in the sigle serve brewer, or should I just return it to the Cristmas tree shop?
I just bought the Gevalia pod coffee maker at the Christmas Tree shop only to find that it's been discontinued and there are no pods to be had.
I smelled a terrible odor right away when I opened my free Gevalia coffee maker. I called Gevalia and they sent me a new one, but that is the same problem. It got so bad that every time I breathed through my nose I would smell that odor...some type of chemical oil coating my nose?? I went downstairs and dug out my old stainless steel percolator from the basement.
I don't have a single serve machine, but I am experiencing the same problems with the programmable Gevalia machine. 12 cups I guess. It has this melted plastic smell AND taste to the coffee. I didn't get it free either! I'm so mad. Also, the clock malfuctioned after two weeks. You can't program it now.
My husband & I recently joined Gevalia by accepting a promotion e-deal for the POD BREWER. We are very unhappy with the machine, the coffee might be good, we're just not sure because we have yet been able to get a consistently good cup of coffee. We've been thru 3 machines now! You either get hot dirty water or set it for 8oz, you get 6, 6oz. you get 4 and 12oz. you get maybe 10. It's kind of embarrasing with company, I just pull out my $10.00 toastmaster, it works just fine! However my point is Gevalia coffee is expensive. I dont mind paying for the opportunity to experience a good cup of coffee but that is just not happening. Gevalia has been very nice in sending me 3 replacements, however, I was hoping they would recall the machine and let me try the "new and hopefully improved" POD BREWER model they just advertized in the new catalog. Instead they told me they can replace the machine with another (4th) one or refund the 4 boxes of pods I just purchased and send me a totally different kind of machine (drip kind) with 2 boxes of coffee for my inconvenience. I am very tempted to just go to Target or Walmart and purchase a Senseo or something and finish the Gevalia pods I already have; perhaps then we may be able to finally enjoy a cup of Gevalia people talk so much about.....
We are in the process of seeing our 3rd (yes #3) Gevalia machine bite the dust. Bought 2; first one failed to operate after about a month (had an electrical odor and would not work). Broke out the second one only to have it do the same thing. Left it plugged in while on vacation and on return it failed to work (same symptoms!). Gevalia replaced the second maker and as long as we remembered to unplug the maker after each use there was no problem. Yesterday we forgot and last night - a loud hummmmm and electrical smell began. Now shopping for something different. Good luck out there!
I ordered one about a month ago. It is of pretty sturdy construction and I like the choice of three serving sizes and 3 pod baskets to adjust taste. It has been working fine untill I went on vacation for a few weeks and tried to brew a cup when I got back. It made the previously mentioned strange noises and small brew size. I cleaned the basket and changed the water (I left it full while on vacation) and cycled it with out a pod to clear it of any debris. This seemed to do the trick and it's working fine now. I also changed to filtered water which I believe is important to the long life of pod brewers. I also Have a Home Cafe (granted it was 20 bucks on clearence at a local supermarket) machine but due to its limited serving sizes (only one basket included) and small water tank I prefer the Gevalia machine.
I got one of their 12 cup brewers, and it has the same foul plastic smell. Makes un-drinkable coffee.
Anyone have problems with a foul plasticy taste and smell in the gevalia? I can not seem to get rid of it!
I have there older pod model and my complaint is that 1. the coffee flavor is weak, and that the coffee isn't hot, just very warm.
You should post some of your thoughts on the lead article today about the Gevalia brewer.
I signed up for Gevalia's free pod maker and their pod service. I have had the maker now for about 5 weeks. Initially, it did a pretty good job. My favorite pods are Gevalia's Breakfast Blend. Lately, however, the machine has gone haywire! When you push the button for 12 ounces, you get 6! It has started making much louder noises than it did before, too. The coffee has tasted poorly as well. I plan to call Gevalia to see what they will do for me.
The Cool Beans pods are great and work well in my Senseo. They did not delay in sending my free sample, and now I'm hooked.
I recently signup for the Kaffe pod program through Gevalia. My friend did as well, and told me to do it. He has the Melitta One:One and said this maker is sturdier and the quality is much nicer. It also delivers a hotter mug of coffee compared to the Melitta, and the coffee is much better as well.
I've looked at the Black & Decker/Mr. Coffee model at the store, and these don't compare at all. The plastic is very sturdy and the 3 pod holders (62mm) are all thick stainless steel. A holder for 1 pod, 2 pods, and one for tea pods. The water resevior is 40oz, which is nice. The spout that sits above your cup is adjustable up and down to accomodate a mug or a taller travel mug (which also comes as a part of your package). I'm not a big fan of the Gevalia coffee though. Seems bitter to me. Maybe I'll get used to it, who knows. My friend did mention that the "Cool Beans" pods fit nice and make an excellent cup of coffee, so I ordered my free samples from them and hope to see how they taste. I also like to try the Ecco pads in this machine to see if they fit. If they do, this machine will be a permanent fixture on my countertop.
I've been really tempted to get the Gevalia machine. I mean its free and it would let me try out teas...
The Gevalia site seems to indicate that there are 2 separate pod brewers. One is a "reversible" pod holder brewer which is back ordered. The other is a "tri-pod" brewer which seems to be available. If you go to their site and look at the brewers, they look to be more substantial that the B & D though it is difficult to tell from a picture.
1 last thought: I have to disagree with Hwan. I always thought Gevalia coffees were very good. A little pricey (as are their pods!) but good. I'll be watching for a special offer......
it's probably as crappy as their coffee
the latch system looks like B&D Home Cafe, and that unit is problematic. B&D should recall that piece of junk. Senseo is the BEST made single pod brewer that is **readily available**