April 28, 2008

Review: Creampad - Make Cappuccinos Using a Coffee Pod Brewer

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We've been featuring a innovation for coffee pods brewers as of late - the Creampad. The Creampad is a disk allowing you to add milk and then place a coffee pod on top to create a cappuccino using your single serve coffee pod brewer. The Creampad is designed to work with your Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer, but you may try it in any coffee pod brewer that features a double pod holder like the Melitta MES5B Javapod. We did our trials with the original Senseo, and even though the Creampad might work in other brewers, it will work in any Senseo with a double pod holder.

How well does it work? What are the results like when making a cappuccino this way? What coffee pods can you use with the Creampad?

Results were very mixed. You have to in the end us coffee pods from Senseo or smaller 9-11 gram coffee pods to place on top of the Creampad after you've filled the pad with milk. The resulting cappuccino using the Creampad is okay - but more bubble froth as it uses the Senseo's frothing pod holder feature to create the appearance of frothed milk.

The Creampad works best with Senseo and the double pod holder.

We also really did have the best results using the Senseo espresso coffee pods or the Senseo darker roasts. Many other larger coffee pods from Fratello, Baronet, and others were simply too large to get the Senseo to close. Bummer. But if you like the coffee produced from Senseo coffee pods, the Creampad is an interesting device to use in conjunction when making a cup of single serve coffee, and turning into a cappuccino.

The back of the Creampad has this little divets. Cool.

You place the Creampad disk into the double pod holder.

Next add some milk and lay a coffee pod on top.

The result is a frothy somewhat cappuccino like mixture.

Looks a little more brown than dark brown and is cappuccino like.

Wrapping up

We think the Creampad is an interesting accessory, but doesn't make the most amazing cappuccino. We like the ability to add milk this way, but it's also a bit messy. You'll need to make sure you take the Creampad out, and give it a good hot water washing unless you want to grow some odd things in your Senseo coffee maker. Overall, we don't think we'll use the Creampad that much.

If you're looking for a Creampad, you'll have to try ebay until someone picks this up for distribution here in the US.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at April 28, 2008 8:38 AM
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