October 5, 2007
Hot chocolate or hot cocoa is all the rage for these days for single serve coffee machines. We're really excited to see some innovation in the non-coffee hot beverage space, but just wish these innovations would come to US shores first. Chocomel, a very popular chocolate drink in Europe, is heading to Senseo. The kit for Senseo will include a special holder to use in Senseo when making a cup of Chocomel. We'll let you know if we can get one of these to try out.
September 19, 2007
We've just received a set of the Barista Blend flavor packets you can use with Senseo coffee makers or any coffee you produce. These remind us of the Nescafe flavor packets we reviewed oh so long ago.
Senseo Barista Blends flavor packets turn your favorite Senseo gourmet coffee into a frothy gourmet coffee beverage. Simply add the flavor packet to your cup, brew in your favorite Senseo coffee pod (coffee sold separately), stir, and enjoy.
- Caramel Macchiato
- Cafe Mocha
- Vanilla Latte
At Senseo - Gormet Coffee
September 18, 2007
Food and beverage group Sara Lee has announced plans for the future growth of its hot beverage operations with an increased focus on premium brands and emerging markets like Russia. Along with geographic expansion, the company said it will also increase the number of products available through its international portfolio, particularly for its Senseo espresso machine range. It will also be bringing Senseo Espresso (we've reviewed the European version earlier this year) here to the US and we'll see new products as well over time.
This will include the launch of Senseo Café Choco, which will combine coffee, milk and chocolate together into a single product. With the debut of a new system called Flavorit during the year, the company claims that consumers will also be able to customize specific flavours in coffee through their machines. Senseo Café Choco and Flavorit are not guaranteed to come to US shores. Bummer.
Read the entire article at Sara Lee plans coffee kick to beverages
July 3, 2007
We just received our Senseo Espresso Starter box from Germany. Yep - this is only available in Europe and that's a bummer, but if you can get one (try ebay), you can make Espresso with your Senseo coffee maker. This kit will only work in your Senseo Standard editions.
From the site:
Enjoy type Espresso with Senseo® It a small cup of strong, qualitatively high-quality coffee with fine Crema - and in the hand turning! But Douwe Egberts and Philips developed a completely new technology - consisting of the special Senseo® type Espresso Pads and the special Senseo® type Espresso PAD owner. Simply strongly.
Continue reading: "Senseo Presso Espresso Coffee Pods and Holder Arrive for Review"
June 28, 2007
Looks like a free trial of Senseo® Barista Blends™ is available at SenseoTrial.com. The new Senseo® Barista Blends™ are flavor packets you can use in your Senseo coffee. However, if these are just flavor packets, you can use them in any coffee you produce. You'll get a Free* Senseo® Barista Blends™ Caramel Macchiato flavor packet (while supplies last) if you sign up at the site.
Also you may want to check out SenseoCoupon.com for $2 off your next Senseo coffee pod purchase.
At Senseo - Gormet Coffee
February 24, 2007
Maybe one of the most asked questions we get here at Single Serve Coffee: What types of upgrades can I get for my Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer? Well, one of the best is the extra large water tank for Senseo. It holds nearly twice as much water as the standard tank at 40 oz and has an easy grip contour plus an extra wide opening to make filling the tank easier. We have one and we think you will love not having to make 10 trips a week to the faucet to fil your Senseo water tank and it's only $20 bucks. Only for use with HD7810 Senseo models; not compatible with other coffeemakers, so don't start thinking this will work on your Melitta One:One.
At Extra Large Water Tank for Senseo
January 25, 2007
The Senseo Store now carries the Brabantia Stainless Steel Coffee Pod Canister with a Senseo logo. We love our coffee pod canisters and first picked them up at Amazon.com sans the logo. But if you need to keep the Senseo branding full and strong in your kitchen, the Senseo Coffee Pod canisters will keep things air tight and your single serve coffee pods fresh. The Senseo Coffee Pod Canisters hold up to 18 coffee pods and cost the same as their unbranded counterparts at just $11.95 a canister.
January 13, 2007
We've been checking out the new Senseo HD7820 Deluxe Single Serve Gourmet Coffee Maker and we like what we see. With a few less features than the Senseo Supreme and a larger standard water tank than the Senseo Standard edition, it's a nice middle sibling to the Senseo line. Plus the price is right for a larger water tank (typically costing $19.99 more for the larger water tank for the orignal Senseo) and adjustable spout for just $88 dollars - only $18 dollars more than the Senseo standard edition.
- Single-serving gourmet coffeemaker uses premeasured coffee pods
- Adjustable Spout.
- Brews up to 8 ounces in less than a minute; simple pushbutton operation
- Removable 32-ounce water reservoir; adjustable spout for different sizes of mugs (33% larger)
- Dishwasher-safe parts; 2 pod holders included; coffee pods available separately
- Measures 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches; 2-year limited warranty
November 3, 2006
It's been over 2+ years since we last reviewed the Senseo line of single serve coffee makers. In those 2 years we've grown the Single Serve Coffee web site to include over 1000+ articles on single serve coffee, and we've featured news and reviews of coffee pods using our blue Senseo for nearly all of them.
There's also been a lot more introductions of coffee pod brewing single serve coffee machines like the Senseo in those two years. We've had the Bunn My Cafe, the Home Cafe line, Grindmaster coffee pod brewers, Melitta One: One, simplehuman, and others. But time and time again, we kept using our Senseo and it has always been a great benchmark for single serve coffee pod makers.
So you can imagine when we got news of the Senseo Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine we were pretty excited to see if the Senseo Supreme would improve on an already super solid single serve coffee foundation. The big complaints with the older Senseo were the following:
1. Water Reservoir is too small
2. Cup size of 4 or 8 oz isn't flexible enough
3. The ability to fit more mugs under the Senseo spout - maybe even travel mugs
How does the new Senseo Supreme stack up? Does it have the new features you want in a single serve coffee maker? Does it make a better cup of coffee than the older Senseo models with less features?
Continue reading: "Review: Senseo HD7832 Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine"
October 31, 2006
First released in Europe last year, the Senseo Origins coffee pods are now available in the US. We've been covering the Sumatra coffee pod launch, but now you can also get Columbia, Brazil, and Kenya blend coffee pods. We've just received the Columbia Blend for review and will be running these pods through our Senseo Supreme to see how well they fair.
You can purchase these coffee pods in individual 16 count bags or in a variety pack that contains all 4 coffee pod blend flavors. The Senseo Origins coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, and Krups Home Cafe single serve coffee pod brewers.
At Senseo Colombia Blend Coffee Pods or purchase the Senseo Origins - Variety Pack which contains all 4 coffee pod blend flavors.