October 28, 2005
Leave it up to Philips to continue to do innovative things to get Senseo into the thoughts and minds of coffee drinkers everywhere. Right now you can get a FREE Senseo coffee maker by two methods:
- Visit one of the Drop the Drip Online Events and take your old coffee maker to the event and exchange it for a new Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer
- Or...you can take a picture of you or your spouse or anyone for that matter doing something funny and different with your old coffee machine. You then upload the picture at Drop The Drip online. Once the picture is approved you'll get a code to redeem and then receive a free Senseo.
We think we might exchange our old Senseo for a new one. We haven't had an old drip coffee maker for quite some time. :-)
Thanks to everyone for writing in and telling us about this killer promotion.
At Phillips Senseo | Drop Your Drip Online
October 23, 2005
The new shorter spout Senseos are here! The holiday edition Senseo with shorter spout (though it doesn't mention it) is available at Amazon.com. It comes with all the things we said last month and is $79.99 with FREE super saver shipping.
When we first mentioned this deal they had the Senseo uder the 7890/80 title, this has now been changed to the 7810/80 as this new Senseo is replacing the older model completely.
October 13, 2005
Another day and another gadget to put regular coffee in your single serve coffee brewer. We reviewed the Cafe Filter or Ecopad as it's now called so long ago and rarely if ever use it, but the MyPod might work a bit better. Amy Maxwell wrote in about the MyPod refillable coffee holder for Senseo and we think as long as it doesn't plug up and cause a pressure explosion - it could be worth trying out for 10 bucks.
This morning I brewed a cup of freshly roasted coffee1 in my Senseo. Instead of using a plastic Ecopad, I used a Presto MyPod refillable coffee holder. The MyPod is designed to replace the Phillips Senseo pod holder. It comes with the refillable coffee holder, 100 coffee filters, a compacting cover and a coffee scoop. The EcoPad is a plastic ‘pod’ that you fill with coffee grounds then put in your Senseo two pod holder. The MyPod is different because it replaces the pod holder not the pod.
We haven't been able to find these for sale anywhere online, but Amy has an ebay auction or two up. Let us know if you've tried these or know where we could pick one up for review.
October 8, 2005
We highly recommend this reader write in from Senseo. In what can only be called the first "single serve coffee acid trip" we've seen and taken for ourselves to date, the new Senseo Forbidden Fruits allows you to upload a picture of yourself or favorite coffee maker (I made my head a Grindmaster single serve coffee brewer) and then create a set of disco dance moves with an avatar you can customize as well. WE ARE NOT MAKING THIS UP! It's totally fun and you should try it out. You'll need to know a little dutch, french, or german but we had no problem just clicking buttons and having a good time.
At Senseo Forbidden Fruits
October 4, 2005
It's red and coming for the holidays! The holiday edition Senseo with shorter spout (though it doesn't mention it) is available at Amazon.com. It comes with all the things we said last month but is $79.99. It's still a good deal but too bad it's not $69.99.
Update:You can now purchase this new Senseo at Amazon.com
- Stand by function enables brewing another fresh cup of coffee at any time and auto off ensures that the appliance automatically switches itself off after on hour
- Holiday Gift Pack includes 2 additional bags of Senseo Pods, 2 Pod Canisters, and 1 Thermal Travel Mug
- Makes one 4 oz cup of delicious coffee in 30 seconds or two 4 oz cups or one 8 oz mug in 60 seconds at the touch of a button
- Using a unique patented brewing system from Philips and Senseo coffee pods from Douwe Egberts Senseo ensures the right balance of coffee and water for the perfect end result every time anytime
- To suit individual tastes Senseo coffee pods from Sara Lee / DE are available in various flavors Mild Roast Medium Roast Dark Roast and Decaffeinated
September 22, 2005
Umm....wow. Just when you think Senseo isn't the "world" leader in single serve coffee machines - you go and read something like this. Senseo is perhaps a little more popular in Europe, but it has also made a big splash here in the US. With 10 million Senseo single serve machines world wide, it's no wonder we are seeing more and more coffee pods and competition to this rather large and growing market we call Single Serve Coffee.
"Reaching ten million in sales just four years after the launch is great news," said Andrea Ragnetti, CMO, "and is proof that products that have been created in line with our brand positioning of 'sense and simplicity' - easy to experience, designed around the user and advanced - are what consumers want. The launch of the SENSEO was a response to the changing lives of our customers, who are finding their lives busier than ever. With the SENSEO they are guaranteed a perfect freshly brewed cup of coffee at the touch of a button with greater ease and convenience than more traditional methods, produced by a machine that looks sleek and modern."
At boerse.de Börse
September 20, 2005
Senseo has released new colored glass mugs to match their European Forbidden Fruit flavors. We covered the new Forbidden Fruit flavored coffee pods earlier this Summer. We think it's pretty neat to have a matching set of glass mugs for new coffee pod flavors. Perhaps we can get a blueberry colored coffee mug for all the blueberry coffee we drink?
We're also not sure why more people don't drink their single serve coffee from clear mugs. Last year we discovered the magic of the clear mug. It really changes the single serve coffee drinking equation because you can really SEE what single serve coffee you're drinking.
At Typical Dutch Stuff
September 8, 2005
That's right. The Senseo Red Edition is coming in October and will come with coffee pods, a coffee pod canister, and a travel mug! The Red Edition also features the new shorter Senseo spout which will accommodate more sizes of mugs.
Update:You can now purchase this new Senseo at Amazon.com
Want to know the most amazing thing about this Senseo? It's going to be for under $70 dollars! The retail price on the new Senseo will be $69.99 which should put it in the $55-65 dollar range with incentives from places like Amazon.com and others. The Senseo will be available at the Senseo Store online as well.
From the Release:
Beginning in October, America will fall in love with its favorite single-serve coffeemaker all over again. For the first time since its introduction in the U.S. in 2004, the Senseo Coffee System will hit shelves for the holiday entertaining season dressed-up in a vibrant shade of red. The Senseo Red Edition will be sold at the same price as the original machine at $69.99, but includes exclusive perks like coffee pods, a stainless steel travel mug and coffee pod canisters, all valued at $25.
Full Press Release after the jump.
Continue reading: "Senseo Red Edition Coming in October with Shorter Spout & Free Travel Mug"
September 7, 2005
Ever wanted to adjust the brew strength of your single serve coffee brewer? This is not for the faint of heart. You are going to need tools, the ability to speak Dutch, and yes - a Senseo. You are also going to need to make sure and have that last cup of Senseo coffee from your beloved machine if anything does in fact go wrong. And, we are pretty sure this voids the warranty.
"...The website below is written in Dutch, but looking at the pictures is enough. Assuming you have a newer Senseo, just look at the pictures of the machine that's white or gray on the bottom. Within the red box in the pictures you'll see an indentation in the bottom of the machine. You'll need some needle-nose pliers to break off that little tab that's sticking up. This will reveal a little plastic washer. Ideally you need a hex driver, but the right-size screwdriver will do. Turn to the left for less water/stronger coffee, turn to the right for more water/weaker coffee."
At Adjusting Brew Strength on the Senseo
August 29, 2005
We found this rather cute article on dorm essentials at the Post Gazette. We couldn't agree with them more on having a Senseo in college. I happened to live in a co-op for part of my college living experience, and I would have killed for a Senseo over the coffee sludge downstairs often tainted with cinnamon! People were always trying to put stuff into the coffee grounds to "enhance" the flavor and I couldn't stand it. Just give me a perfect cup of coffee - oh Senseo, where were you in my college years!
"Hot coffee is another thing that most college students need in the morning, but the cost of a daily Starbucks can add up quickly. The no-fuss Senseo coffee maker ($70) brews one or two servings of coffee directly into the cup in just 30 seconds using pre-measured "pods" of coffee. This compact machine, which comes in bright blue, red or black, also turns off automatically after an hour so you don't have to worry about accidentally leaving it on all day. A bag of 72 individual coffee pods costs about $18 at Target."