"I recently acquired a Senseo from my friend Jay. He runs SingleServeCoffee.com, and I had been hearing about these new single or double cup coffeemakers from him for a while. Single serve coffeemakers have been big in Europe, but have now started showing up here in the US too. Rather than buying and grinding coffee beans, or using pre-ground coffee in a canister and measuring it out scoop by scoop, single serve makers use "pods" or "k-cups" that contain vaccuum packed pre-ground coffee. Brewing a cup is as easy as popping in a pod or k-cup, filling the maker with water and pressing your one or two cup selection.
Read the full review from The Mac Gourmet
August 11, 2004
"Senseo The one-cup coffee machine is now a home brewing rage. Weâve reviewed the Keurig, but it seems that there are a few dozen other models just floating around out there. This time we had a look at the Senseo.
Senseo Review from thecelebritycafe.com/
July 18, 2004
My mom sent me photos of the Large Reservoir Senseo she just bought at Sam's Club. Seems to cost $69.97 - however she got it for $59.97 - it was the price leader for the day!!!
Includes the following:
Over-sized water reservoir, so several cups can be made
Three bags of coffee pods included
Note the model number is also different as well - the standard Senseo is the HD7810. Thanks to Nadiene Brewer (MY MOM!!!) for sending this in.
Sam's Club Large Reservoir Senseo
July 11, 2004
Easypods.co.uk has a variety of coffee pods that will fit both Melitta and Senseo coffee machines. So far I have reviewed the Vanilla Creme coffee pods that were 55mm pods. I didn't state that earlier because I thought they were in fact - 62mm pods.
The pods being 62mm (the same size as the original Senseo pods) makes a big difference. Easypods sent me a sample pack of the 62mm Italian 100% Arabica Medium Roast pods and they are terrific. The reason the 55 mm pods really work best with one Easypod and 1 Senseo pod is because the 7 mm is just enough for water to sneak by - this does not happen with the 62 mm pods they sent me.
As I stated above - the Italian 100% Arabica Medium Roast 62mm pod has a deep rich taste. The coffee is very silky and has a nice "I'm sitting in Rome at a cafe having a really nice cup of Italian coffee." I'm not kidding.
Note: 62mm is the same size as the Senseo and New Easypod pods.
So - for purchasing, I would stick with the 62mm pods and not go 55mm. Easypods is also going to be putting up a US version of it's site. So reduced prices from shipping should result. More from Easypod below.
"One of our biggest plus points for our pods is that we pack just 2 pods per laminate. This keeps them fresher than opening 18 pods at once as with the original senseo pods. Which is why our pods are higher in price. For us its the quality of the pods not so much the quantity we are selling. As a small roaster we could not compete with the mass production that douwe egberts or folgers are looking for which is why we produce more speciality pods and offer that next step for real coffee drinkers looking to step up from the standard blends.
Which is why we are working on english tea and forest fruit blends, which we currently make in our 44mm format. Ater the tests worked ok in the senseo earlier this month it looks like this may become a line later this year.
We are just producing vanilla, dark and buzz in the new size at the moment. The new size will be available from 21st July and will replace our previous 55mm."
Correction: Wanted to let everyone know - I was sent the "Italian 100% Arabica Medium roast" coffee not the Dark Roast from Easypods. I have corrected this article to reflect that. Sorry for the confusion.
June 16, 2004
"In today's edition of "Using gadgets to determine relatively useless information," we review the new Philips Senseo Coffee system, the coffee it makes, AND measure the temperature of the coffee with a laser temperature sensor!"
GadgetMadness: Review: Philips Senseo (with Douwe Egberts coffee pods)
May 29, 2004
May 23, 2004
Brewing a cup of Senseo coffee is pretty darn easy. You simply fill up the water, put in the pods, put the cup under the spout, and push the brew button. But - what does that coffee look like? I brewed a nice cup of dark roast coffee for you to see the color and body of the coffee, the froth, and then the final mixed cup of cream and sugar. You'll quickly see that even after the cup is brewed the froth is very rich and thick.
Each of the thumbnails below holds a small avi video clip. I apologize in advance for the first two not being rotated properly - but we're on a budget at Single Serve Coffee.com. :-) You'll need Quicktime
from Apple or Windows Media Player.
Brewing a cup of Senseo Part II
Click for Pop Up Video 4.5mb
May 21, 2004
The debate always seems to be when I mention getting a pod based machine to friends who are coffee drinkers, "I would hate being locked in. I would hate to not have the choice of what coffee I would drink." Well - the debate will soon be over.
I also want to point out that I don't believe Senseo or any of these machines should be a total replacement to your existing coffee setup. The fact is - I have both a Cuisineart and grinder for those days I want a pot of coffee and the Senseo. And I'll be honest - I LOVE THE SENSEO COFFEE. In any hoots - more on that debate later - this replacement filter looks to solve you being able to use your own coffee. It will be interesting to see if it still makes a CREMA like coffee with other beans or will it just make a cup of coffee. I've contacted the company and I'll be ordering one of these to review on Single Serve Coffee. Thanks to Scott Geiger for sending this in:
The Cafe-filter new permanent filter for use with, for example, the Philips Senseo coffeemachines. This filter pays itself back, because you'll save on your expenses with every cup of coffee. Instead of the well-known Coffeepads, you can use the kind of coffee you like so much. For example, you can grind your own coffeebeans. As you can see, now you are able to make that fresh cup of coffee with that specific taste you always liked that much. But the most important however, you can still enjoy that specific layer of cream that makes the coffee so unique!
Update: This is now available in the form of the Eco-Pod Reuseable filter and available at Amazon.com.
At LMTO - Cafe-filter
May 19, 2004
And so...it begins! I can't wait to have a creamy cup of Vanilla froth!!!!
Oh Boy!!! Here we go again. As we successfully answered our PODhead customers requests with the Arabica Express Coffee Pod product line for Melitta One:One Pod Coffee Maker, we would like to inform you that PODhead.com is currently working on a more exciting variety of quality coffee pod alternatives for the Senseo/Philips pod coffee makers.
PODhead.com e-mail form for Senseo/Philips Coffee Pods
May 16, 2004
I haven't put together all the final touches on my Senseo review - but I have had time to brew a ton of coffee with the little gem.
Continue reading: "My Senseo & Clear Mugs"