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.
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?
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.
We've been trying various different coffee pods in our new Senseo Supreme single serve coffee maker, and we're very excited to get beyond the Senseo dark roast as our core Senseo coffee pod offering. The Senseo Sumatra blend claims to be a more bold and intense roast than it's counterparts and comes from a higher more mountainous Arabica bean. How does it stand up to it's older siblings?
Senseo has a new single serve coffee maker and we've been using it now for over a week. The Senseo Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine in Metallic Chrome definitely has some improvements over it's older Senseo sibling. We like the new platform for the cups and drip tray. The adjustable spout is also nice, as we can now fit more coffee cups under the spout for single serve coffee brewings. We like the blue LED touches, but we're not sold on the adjustable cup size and no clock on top of the new model. Why not both? We'll have a full review soon.
Senseo has a new single serve coffee maker and we've got it for review a little ahead of release sometime in October. The Senseo Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine in Metallic Chrome looks to be the next step in an already easy to use single serve coffee maker. Besides the obvious exterior change of chrome plating, the Senseo Supreme features adjustable cup size for 3oz., 4 oz., 5 oz. cup and 6oz., 8 oz., 10 oz. mugs of coffee. The adjustable cup size is on the top of the pressure brew head and so far we've been making amazing cups of Sumatra - yes we said Sumatra roast coffee for the past two mornings. YUM!
The package also includes a bonus 68 gourmet coffee pods, plus coupons for 10 free cappuccino pods and 20 free tea pods. There is even a Free tea-pod holder included. It still looks like you will still have some trouble getting a travel mug under the Senseo spout, but the adjustable spout allows for use of your favorite coffee cup, from small cup to a mug. And finally, the best feature - a "33% Larger Water Reservoir (32 oz.) - dishwasher Safe. Woot!
We're pretty sure this Senseo video is from our European cousins somewhere in Denmark. The closing mechanism on this Senseo single serve coffee maker is not like the US version. We also like to think we keep our kitchen and Senseo a bit cleaner than what's shown in the video.
We get questions all the time on how loud are the various single serve coffee makers we feature on the site. Well - we can now provide you with this cool little video that features the Senseo Single Serve Coffee Machine heating up. We've never found the machine to be loud when heating up but to be kinda pleasant and relaxing.
It should be an interesting Fall as the single serve coffee wars heat up with a big push from brands like Senseo, Krups, Keurig, Tassimo, Nespresso, and others. Right now Philips after cost cutting their business by selling off less sexy brands is now the darling of the business community again with stories of Senseo and others. And why not be the darling? The Senseo single serve coffee system is one of the first and one of the best systems for your single serve dollar.
Kleisterlee points to a few new products that best exemplify the simplicity brand. For instance, any lay person can operate Philips' Heart Start defibrillators to shock a stopped heart back into action, thanks to simple audio guided instructions. There's also the Perfect Draft beer dispenser, a twist on Philips' hugely successful Senseo coffee makers, which allows you to "enjoy the same cooling, pressure, and foam at home that you do in the pub," Kleisterlee says.
It looks like Senseo is heading to China. Everyone here at Single Serve Coffee thought keeping the European and US Senseo news straight would be challenging, but now with Senseo news in Madarin/Cantonese - who knows! We'll keep you posted on how our first and one of our favorite single serve coffee makers does in China.
Royal Philips Electronics NV (PHG) is about to launch its Senseo electronic coffeemaker onto the Chinese market, a company spokeswoman told Dow Jones Newswires Thursday."We start as soon as possible in the city of Shanghai," spokeswoman Karin van Dongen said. "No timeframe for a further rollout has been decided yet," she added. Philips introduced the Senseo model in 2001 in cooperation with Douwe Egberts, which is a unit of Sara Lee Corp. (SLE). Philips developed the coffee-making machine and Douwe Egberts developed the "coffee pads" containing ground coffee for use in the machine. Since 2001, Philips has sold more than 12 million Senseo machines in Europe, the U.S. and Australia.
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