June 22, 2016
Europe appears to be winning the variety/selection war against North America
Do you speak a foreign language and can easily read foreign text? Have you ever taken the time to browse the different global sites which a manufacturer might have in place? If so, chances are you’ve discovered an ugly truth when it comes to what is being offered over there compared to here… the truth that some countries have a MUCH better selection of drinks and an even nicer selection of machines vs. what is offered this side of the pond here in the US and Canada.
Why is this? Is it because a manufacturer has one of those countries as its home base of operations? Is it because sales are more robust in those countries than elsewhere in the world? Is it due to regional preferences? Quite possibly, yes to all of the above but there are likely other factors at play of which we’re unaware.
While it can seem unfair and is quite infuriating at times, especially when you have a very minuscule selection in your country and another country has a selection which would take months to try out, we have a feeling most of our readers probably aren’t even aware of just how crazy of a difference there can be from one country to the next. As a result, consider this a form of PSA if you will… just don’t blame us when you feel like going all Office Space on your single serve machine with a baseball bat after reading this.
Let’s have a look at some of the more common manufacturers who offer their machines/pods in North America, the difference in drinks & machines in some countries and what tactics they are using in such regards (be they positive or negative). For brands that aren’t widely sold in Europe, we’ll compare the selection between USA & Canada instead.
Continue reading: "Geographical Differences Amongst Single Serve Coffee Manufacturers - What are we missing?"
June 6, 2016
Is the Senseo Original Coffee Pod brewer coming back to the US? We think it might happen. AC has written in with thoughts and finding regarding this interesting development.
So I'm sitting here and an e-mail just pops into my box from the Senseo Store. I gave them my e-mail address years ago but, as you could imagine, I haven't received an e-mail from them in a very long time. The title of the e-mail stated "NEW Machine + FREE Coffee". Intrigued, I opened it. Unfortunately the body of the e-mail is empty. However, I went to the website and found new content there. The machine is of familiar shape but is said to have improved parts. Although it's not like the cool machines that have been available in Europe for many years it's still interesting to see some movement in the product this side of the pond. They are calling it the "Original" so I wonder if there are other plans for the future.
We can expect the following for the improved Senseo coffee pod brewer:
- New boiler for a hotter first cup
- Brew-stop feature
- New premium machine finish for a better appearance
- 30 minute auto shut-off for energy saving and safety
- In partnership with Philips
Check it out at Senseo Original HD7810 and let us know if you hear anything or get any interesting emails.
November 18, 2014
The Philips SENSEO Up coffee maker isn’t available in the US any longer, but world wide it’s still a phenomenon. The Philips Up uses more of recycled plastics than probably any other coffee machine on the market today, and keeps environment healthy by using compostable coffee pods.
The SENSEO Up features include:
- Strength Select - Choose between Strong Short and Mild Long coffee
- One cup is brewed in just 30 seconds.
- Direct Start button - turn it on and brew the coffee at one touch.
- SENSEO coffee machine switches off automatically right after brewing to save electricity.
- SENSEO Up+ coffee maker with memory function - Program the coffee maker to brew the exact amount of coffee you prefer and adjust the coffee quantity up to 145 ml.
Via Appliancist at Philips SENSEO Up
September 10, 2013
If you want to know where old single serve coffee makers go when they retire it appears they turn into soap dispensers. We had several readers write in about the Nine Star Automatic Liquid-Soap Dispenser and how much it looks like the Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer. It's like they took the design of the Senseo's back tank and turned the top into a soap pump. Right?
Continue reading: "Is this a Senseo or a Liquid Soap Dispenser?"
April 26, 2013
The 120 milliliter Senseo Milk Twister from Philips prepares foamy milk for 2 cappuccinos or latte macchiatos in just under 2 minutes. With one button operation and non stick coating that leaves no milk residue, the Senseo Milk Twister is simple to operate and clean.
You can make hot or cold milk froth, or to heat up milk without frothing it. The milk is heated up to just under 70°C to ensure it retains its natural sweetness. The Philips Senseo Milk Twister sells for around € 80, but sadly isn't available in the US. It's also made to be used with the Senseo Twist - also not available in the US.
August 28, 2012
Senseo has recently left the US, but given the recent redesign and Senseo Twist model - perhaps they're about to return? Philips has introduced a new logo and the Senseo Twist model in response to the earlier Senseo losing popularity to rivals like Green Mountain's Keurig line and the Tassimo line of single serve coffee makers.
Continue reading: "Senseo Twist Single Serve Coffee Maker from Philips"
April 28, 2011
The Coffeeduck Second Generation ONLY works in the newer Senseo models HD7820-DH7824, HD7830, and HD7841-HD7842, and is a great way to use your own coffee with your Senseo single serve coffee maker. We've used the first generation, and found it to work quite well but there is the clean up when using your own ground coffee. This filter will also work best if you pre-moisten the coffee, and also warm up the filter prior to filling.
- The Coffeeduck is dishwasher safe and lasts for years
At Second Generation Coffeeduck PERMANENT Refillable Coffee Filter for the Senseo
January 12, 2011
This variety pack is a case of four coffee pod packages, each containing 16 single-serving coffee pods (64 total pods). Flavors include 10% Kona, Kenya, Colombian, and Sumatra Blends. We've tried all of these coffee pods in the Origin collection, and really like these over the original Senseo blends.
The Senseo Origins Coffee Pods will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Bunn My Cafe MC Model, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.
At Senseo Origins Coffee Variety Pack
December 21, 2010
Still a classic, and still available the Senseo single serve coffee maker (read our review here) uses coffee pods and makes an amazing holiday gift. The Senseo Single-serve coffeemaker brews up to 8 ounces in less than a minute, and works with pre-measured sealed coffee pods that come in a variety of flavors (our favorite is their dark roast). The simple push-button controls for size selection and power make picking your coffee options a breeze, and theirs no messy grinding or flavor cross-over when brewing each cup.
At Senseo SL7810/65 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine and Senseo Review
December 20, 2010
With the cold temperatures of winter lingering in the air, Sara Lee North American Retail announced today a new partnership for the SENSEO coffee brand with Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., one of the country's leading distributors of small household appliances. Just in time to warm consumers up for the holiday season, the partnership introduces two new single-serve machines to the small appliance marketplace, providing consumers with a great-tasting cup of top-quality coffee at an extremely attractive price point - $19.99 and $29.99.
Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Coffeemaker at $19.99
SENSEO uses pre-measured pods to consistently deliver an exceptional cup of coffee at the touch of a button, without the mess and hassle of handling coffee grounds or having to clean up a coffee pot afterwards. Coffee lovers can choose among 11 varieties of SENSEO coffee pods to brew a fresh cup of coffee in either the new Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Coffeemaker or the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Personal Cup Pod Coffeemaker.
So that makes it all official. Senseo is partnering with a small appliance maker to get some new machines out. We'll see what we can do to drum up these two machines. For us it's an interesting move because Senseo has always meant creamy topped coffee, and we're pretty sure these machines will just make a straight up cup of coffee. Still these two machines may just be what consumers are looking for at the low price and simple features.
At Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Coffeemaker and Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Personal Cup Pod Coffeemaker
Continue reading: "Senseo Coffee and Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Coffeemakers Annouce Partnership"
June 25, 2010
We featured the debut of these coffee pods from Senseo over 4+ years ago, but the Paris coffee pods are still one of our Senseo blend favorites. This french vanilla delight creates a great tasting gourmet coffee experience for every mood, and especially for the Senseo owner. These coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.
At Senseo Paris French Vanilla Coffee Pods
January 21, 2010
Unavailable until recently, the Senseo’s Supreme Single-Serve gourmet coffeemaker boasts an array of improvements designed to enable the consumer to further personalize their coffee experience at home. We really liked the Senseo SL7832/55 Single Serve Supreme Coffee Machine, and it's nice to see this more upscale model of the Senseo available again. The Senseo Supreme coffeemaker enables consumers to select their desired coffee size by using an interactive LCD display.
Unlike the original Senseo coffeemaker that brewed a maximum of 8 ounces, the Supreme can brew up to 10 ounces. The Supreme model also comes with an adjustable spout, which can raise and lower to accommodate different size mugs. You'll also be taking less trips to refill the reservoir because the Senseo Supreme features a 33% larger water reservoir - which means you can now generates four 8-ounce cups from a full tank. The Senseo Supreme is only available in chrome silver.
At Senseo SL7832/55 Single Serve Supreme Coffee Machine - [SSC Review]
December 7, 2009
It's been a crazy year for Senseo with a recall of many of their machines earlier in this summer, and then the availability of the machine being scarce as Senseo refilled the retail channel. We've noticed that Amazon finally has stock of the Senseo SL7810/65 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine. This is good news for gift givers as the Senseo is always a great gift to get anyone started into the world of single serve coffee.
- Single-serve coffeemaker brews up to 8 ounces in less than a minute
- Works with pre-measured sealed coffee pods that come in a variety of flavors
- Simple push-button controls for size selection and power
- No messy grinding or flavor cross-over; dishwasher-safe parts
At Senseo SL7810/65 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine
November 5, 2009
Senseo was kind enough to send over a sample bag of their new 10% Kona Coffee Blend coffee pods to review, and we're glad they did. We've been anticipating how good these coffee pods would and could be, and are pleased to say up front - pretty darn good (think Larry David saying that). Kona Coffee tends to be milder and easier on the stomach and palette, and the 10% Kona Coffee blend coffee pods are no exception.
Continue reading: "Review: Senseo 10 Percent Kona Coffee Blend Pods"