November 10, 2005
When it rains - it pours coffee pods! Thanks again to Wendy from Typical Dutch Stuff for sending us what we can't get in the US - more Senseo coffee pods in different roasts. Earlier this year Senseo put out Brazil blend, Sumatra blend, and Kenya blend coffee pods in Europe. We're pretty excited to fire up our old long nosed Senseo and Bunn My Cafe and try out these new coffee pod blends.
- Senseo Brazil Blend coffeepods *NEW* A subtle, smooth coffee, made with the best Brazilian coffee beans
- Senseo Sumatra Blend coffeepods *NEW* A spicy, strong coffee, but at the same time sweet and light fruity. The coffee beans come from Mount Leuser, Sumatra.
- Senseo Kenya Blend coffeepods *NEW* A sweet and light fruity coffee. The beans come from the hills in Kenya.
More at Typical Dutch Stuff and Senseo
November 9, 2005
Senseo Forbidden Fruit coffee pods have been the toast of Europe over the past few months and we're excited to say we finally have a set to review. Wendy of Typical Dutch Stuff has sent in these new pods that come in three new fruity flavors: Raving Reds (red fruits, spices, and vanilla), Lusty Lime (citrus fruits, vodka, and vanilla) and Summer Sins (orchard fruits, spices, and vanilla). We have been covering the Senseo Forbidden Fruit Pods for quite some time and they even have matching Senseo Coffee Glasses available for you to pair with your forbidden fruit brewed single serve coffee. Expect a full review in the coming weeks.
Related Articles: Senseo Forbidden Fruit Web Site, Senseo Forbidden Fruit Glasses, Senseo Launches Forbidden Fruits
Available at Typical Dutch Stuff
October 20, 2005
We just got a note from our friends over at CafePods. Though they are no longer shipping to US customers, they do ship all over Europe. We tried some of their pods last year and loved them. Now we know we just covered 12 gram Monster pods from Baronet, but CafePods makes 14 gram - double-cup pods. We also know that Aloha Island Coffee makes 14 gram double-pods as well.
"We have been selling 14g 62mm double pods as we call them for sometime. Enclosed is a picture, you'll see they are not deeper as on the baronet pods you have seen to get 12g. We make them higher also, so the trim is in the middle.
If using them in the senseo you must use the double holder ( single just wont fit 14g of coffee ) and you cant use in a dry machine. IE if you havent used it for some time. If you just run a cup of water through the machine, which is a good idea anyway to purge any old water from the machine, then insert the pod and press down slightly to fit the pod correct the extraction is improved incredibily!This also works for 7/8g pods anyway."
We've found the wetting of the Senseo pod holder to get the best extraction as well. Okay - who's going to make the 20 gram Godzilla pod?
More at Cafe Pods
October 19, 2005
Things are changing rapidly in the single serve coffee world and the coffee pod has been bearing the brunt of the changes. When the coffee pod first launched with the Senseo it was a nice simple 7 gram coffee pod. You simply used one 7 gram coffee pod for a single cup on the Senseo and then 2 - 7 oz pods for a double cup of coffee. Currently you can get 7, 9, 10, 10.5, 11 coffee pods, and now even 12 gram pods from Baronet Coffee. Are these new 12 gram pods really going to make a better cup of single serve coffee?
We spent the last week finding out if we really thought these new 12 gram coffee pods were better or just about the same as a 10 gram pods Baronet Coffee currently makes. We also wanted to find out whether a 12 gram coffee pod would hold up under the dreaded 10-12 oz travel mug coffee test.
We tested the new Baronet 12 Gram Monster Coffee Pods in our Krups Home Cafe, Philips Senseo, and Bunn My Cafe. We did get the pods to work in the Grindmaster pod brewer, but now without a bunch of trouble and "pop open" issues. The pods are a little big for the podmaster basket at 12 grams.
Continue reading: "Review: Baronet Coffee's 12 Gram Dark Kenya AA Monster Coffee Pods"
October 18, 2005
Typical Dutch Stuff has sent us an entire set of Padini coffee pods to review. These coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Home Cafe, Bunn My Cafe, and other single serve coffee pod brewers. Typical Dutch Stuff has all the single serve coffee products they don't sell in the US and should including the Padini pods and even the new Senseo fruit flavored coffee pods.
- Padini Coffee French Vanilla Pods Arabica coffee with vanilla.
- Padini Light Coffee Pods Decaf Arabica coffee.
- Padini Cafe Lacchino Pods Arabica coffee with milk cream.
- Padini Arabica Classic Pods 100% Arabica coffee.
- Padini Mocca Mountain Pods Arabica coffee with mocca.
- Padinies Rooibos Vanilla Teapods Rooibos and Vanilla tea pods.
We'll be drinking some Padini brewed coffee over the next week and let you know our results soon.
At Typical Dutch Stuff
October 14, 2005
When we got the note from Joe Smalley at Baronet Coffee that we'd be receiving 12 gram coffee pods to review we immediately went out and bought a scientific scale to weigh them. It's not like we didn't believe Joe - but 12 grams is big. MONSTER BIG. And we wanted to make sure they were real.
Would 12 grams of coffee fit in our Bunn My Cafe or Senseo? Is this the amount of coffee we've been waiting for? How much better were these than 10 gram pods? Or two 7 gram pods? We'll be reviewing them this weekend. Expect a full run down of the 12 gram coffee pods next week!
At Baronet Coffee
October 7, 2005
Premium Pods.com sent us their Starbucks House Blend coffee pods for Senseo, Home Cafe, and other 62 mm single serve coffee brewers to review. Premium Pods.com doesn't make coffee pods, but resells only the best coffee pods they can find.
We have to say we are still wondering where these pods come from given Starbucks itself doesn't sell coffee pods yet (except for espresso pods). All that being said, we were excited to finally try some Starbucks coffee packed into a coffee pod for our single serve coffee brewer.
Update: It looks like Premium Pods.com as either pulled the Starbucks Coffee pods or run out of them. They are no longer available on their web site. We'll keep you posted if we find out anything more
Continue reading: "Review: Starbucks Coffee Pods for Senseo & Home Cafe from Single Serve Coffee"
September 30, 2005
We've had lots of reader write in regarding the coffee pod category here at Single Serve Coffee. We can tell you with all the manufacturers of coffee pods coming online and the Senseo coffee pod brewer taking off the category is poised to be huge.
Continue reading: "Coffee Pod Category Continues to Grow"
September 29, 2005
JavaPodz now has French Roast & Columbian Supremo Java Podz back in stock. If you haven't tried JavaPodz - we highly recommend them. We've sample some of their coffees earlier in the year and have liked what we've tried.
They also have a number of interesting flavored coffees including Kahlua creme, Mocha Nut Swirl, and Chocolate Raspberry. Read up on our review of JavaPodz earlier this year.
September 27, 2005
We've just received a sample pack of Premium Pods. Premium Pods is new to the Single Serve Coffee market, and also claim to have the only coffee pods to use Starbucks Coffee. We're not sure of the legal ramifications of such a claim but we did receive a set of silver foil packed pods from them with Starbucks stamped on the top.
The rest of the pods are packed in Cafejo packaging. We're not sure if these pods are straight from Cafejo or are just using their packaging with different beans. We'll be following up with Premium Pods to get the low down on these pods.
Update: PremiumPods.com is an online seller of premium coffee pods. PremiumPods.com purchases coffee pods available from manufacturers and offers them for sale online. We did in fact receive samples of Cafejo coffee. You can see the Cafejo stamp on the edge of the foil packet.
At Coffee Pods - Single Serve Premium Pods