We've recently received the Senseo Quadrante from Europe from Senseo's PR agency, and thought an unboxing was in order. Given the power convertor issues we've had trying to get the machine to run on a US circuit, we're not sure if we'll fully be able to review the Senseo Quadrante in the short term. Regardless, the machine in person is really stunning. The design lines are clean, and the refresh to a cube form welcome.
The double pod holder is loose on top.
The machine features the same one cup and double cup buttons, along with a redesigned water reservoir that is much easier to grip and hold. The big change is the coffee pod drawer area - the entire top pops open for you to put your single or set of coffee pods into.
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That's right - you heard it here first. We believe after receiving a teaser package from Senseo which contains a Rubix Cube with Quadrante pictures and one of the cube glass shaped mugs abobe that the Senseo Quadrante is coming to the US markets.
It makes sense given Senseo's need to relaunch and rebrand their brewer for a larger single serve coffee market here in the US. The new design is cube like and gives the Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer a new look and fresh start. We're not sure of the timing, but given the lack of any Senseo single serve coffee makers at retail and Amazon - we think it's got to be early this Fall and maybe in time for back to school.
SENSEO Gourmet Coffee is teaming up with one of New York City's most acclaimed mixologists, Eben Klemm of B.R. Guest Restaurants, to introduce two new signature coffee beverages designed to perk up of the average cup of joe. The new recipes give consumers a budget-conscious way to create restaurant-quality coffee-based cocktails and iced coffee drinks at home with the ease and convenience of the SENSEO Coffee System.
A former MIT researcher with a degree in molecular biology from Cornell, Klemm brings his methodological training to the world of mixed drinks. Known for his scientific approach, Klemm conceptualizes and implements cocktails for all B.R. Guest properties, inventing drinks and cocktails that have become legendary among restaurant patrons and his compatriots.
"We wanted to enlist a mixologist to develop recipes specifically designed to enhance our flavors and mesh with our coffee," said John Risley, director of marketing for SENSEO. "By tapping Eben's expertise in mixology, we are thrilled to give coffee-lovers a new way to enjoy SENSEO and a premium coffee experience."
These coffee drinks will work with just about any Single Serve Coffee pod brewer or other Single-Cup coffee maker. We really liked the iced recipe, and expect to drink a bunch this Summer.
SENSEO Cocktail (1 serving) Instructions:
Load double pod holder with one pod each of the SENSEO Origins Kenya Blend and the SENSEO Medium Roast.
Fill pre-warmed, preferably clay pottery, coffee mug with:
1 ounce Anejo tequila
Small pinch powder ancho chile
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 tablespoon good quality hot chocolate powder
Stir to blend
Sprinkle surface with powder from unused SENSEO Origins Kenya Blend coffee pod.
SENSEO Iced Beverage (1 serving) Instructions:
Load double pod holder with one pod each of the SENSEO Paris: French Vanilla and the SENSEO Dark Roast.
2. Stir in:
1.5 Ounces of Maple Syrup
1 Cinnamon Stick
One Whole Star Anise (optional)
Pour the mixture over ice and stir with 3 ounces of cold milk.
We recently got a ton of pictures sent in from a Senseo tasting event, and we really thought we'd share our favorites - Kevin from the Office. Yep - imagine on The Office everyone enjoying a nice frothy cup of Senseo coffee. Imagine getting to chat with Kevin about how much he likes his coffee. Nice.
Looks like Kevin has the base model which we think he'll love. What to learn more about the Senseo? Read our review here.
The Senseo HD7832 Supreme Single-Serve Gourmet Coffeemaker is still one of our favorite designs in the Senseo line of single serve coffee makers. We really love the chrome/silver accents, along with the LCD display showing you how much coffee you're going to get in your cup. The updates overall to the older 7810/65 include being able to fit a travel mug, larger reservoir, and a better drip tray (read our full review here). We think you can't go wrong if you're interested in getting into a single serve coffee maker, and you want to go the coffee pod route.
Single-serving gourmet coffeemaker with interactive LCD display
Multiple serving sizes up to 10 ounces; uses premeasured coffee pods
Removable 32-ounce water reservoir; adjustable spout for different mug sizes
Water-level indicator lights; dishwasher-safe parts; coffee pods included
Measures approximately 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches includes $30 Bonus Gourmet Coffee Kit
We'll there's not much to Ask Aida in this video about single serve coffee, but it's cool to see the Creme Brulee coffee pods and Senseo in a top chef's kitchen from the Food Network. We also like the suggestion of using a peppermint stick as a stirrer to "holiday up' your single serve coffee.
Single Serve Coffee reader Julian has written in that a new Senseo (7850) called the Senseo Latte Select will debut in Europe this September. The model features an integrated milk compartment that you can fill with fresh milk. The Senseo Latte Select will then brew up a cup of Senseo coffee pod single serve coffee, and whip up some milk to turn it into a cappuccino or latte.
From the German Translation: The Senseo Latte Select is now a lot of warm milk and milk foam into the cup, then comes to the coffee. Completion is the favourite coffee. To put all variations also the perfect glass can be used, the parking space at a height adjustment. The milk containers can be used with a little water at the touch of a button easy to clean. "
Detailed Features of the Select Latte Senseo HD7850:
Cappuccino, latte macchiato, cafe latte or black
Coffee at the touch of a button
Cleaning the milk container by pressing a button
Height adjustable cup Abstellblech for different heights
We're big fans of the Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer here at Single Serve Coffee, and we recently found these rumored pictures of the next-generation Senseo at Engadget. Given the design of the current Senseo hasn't changed in shape since 2004 here in the US, it's not surprising Philips may be designing a new Senseo.
We're not sure that this design hits the mark, but it does seem modern in that 1960's sort of way. We'll keep you posted on what else we find out, but for now these pictures are just rumors. We also think it's nice to have some rumored pictures of something other than an Apple iPhone or next generation iPod.
CoffeeDuck? The name does not inspire confidence, but if you're looking to use your own ground coffee with your Senseo, this duck may do the trick. But buyer beware, the CoffeeDuck does not work with the Senseo Supreme or Senseo Deluxe, it only works with the original Senseo.
The CoffeeDuck will allow you to use whatever coffee you like, and can also be used with one or two regular paper coffee pods, so if you ever lose your Senseo pod holders, you can still make pod coffee. For best results, they recommend using a fine grind when using ground coffee with the CoffeeDuck.
We'll have to order the "duck" and see how good of a job it does.
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