A new "espresso" coffee pod holder and special espresso coffee pods.
We must get 10+ reader write ins each month asking if you can use espresso pods with your Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer - the answer is - you can't. Espresso pods are much smaller - usually 44 mm compared to a 60mm coffee pod, and just don't fit the Senseo coffee pod holder. What you can do is order the Senseo Espresso Starter on ebay that's only out in Europe, and get a pretty good shot of espresso on the cheap.
The kit has two new items for your Senseo Standard editions. A new espresso coffee pod holder that uses standard sized Senseo coffee pods called "presso", and a new darker blend and finer grind Senseo espresso coffee pod.
Note: This kit will only work in your Senseo Standard editions. So if you have a new Senseo Deluxe or Senseo Supreme here in the US - don't order this kit. The espresso coffee pod holder will not fit in your machine if you don't have a Senseo Standard edition.
We just came upon the Presso Espresso maker when doing a bit of research on an upcoming review for the Senseo Presso kit we just acquired from an ebay seller. The presso looks more like a juice machine than an espresso maker, but from the video and materials we've found it looks like it makes a pretty solid espresso. From what we can see you fill the top chamber, put in some espresso ground coffee, and then press down. Bam - a shot of perfect espresso. The only way to buy right now seems to be from Australia at just over $600 AU, and that includes a grinder and other items.
Only available right now in Europe, the NESPRESSO Siemens by Porsche Design is a pretty stellar design for an espresso machine. You can create your own Espresso, Lungo, Macchiato, Cappuccino in this Porsche designed Nespresso machine. Though the style is different, the NESPRESSO Siemens by Porsche Design looks like it might have the guts of the Nespresso Romeo available here in the US. We loved the Romeo when we reviewed it, and we hope the NESPRESSO Siemens by Porsche Design makes it to US shores for a better design alternative.
NESPRESSO Siemens by Porsche Design Features:
High-pressure pump (19 bar)
Thermoblock heating element
Automatic cup volume control (Espresso, Lungo, Macchiato, Cappuccino)
Automatic insertion and ejection of capsule
Digital display in 8 languages
New steam pipe with integrated Cappuccino - Caffelatte function
Automatic cool down after steam function usage
Aluminium condenser to avoid steam emission during cool down
Collection container for used capsules (10-12 capsules)
Inbuilt electronic warning sound, which indicates when the collection container for used capsules is full
Inbuilt electronic warning sound, which indicates when the water tank requires refilling
Adjustment for water hardness and descaling warning signal (based on water hardness)
Finally "true" coffee on Senseo!! Or at least that's what we're lead to believe here at Single Serve Coffee. We got word of these new coffee pods from reader Christian, who has just travelled back from Europe and picked up the Lavazza Allegro coffee pods for Senseo and thinks they're pretty good. We'll be pinging our sources overseas to see if we can get some ourselves, and hopefully they're as good as they claim.
We just stumpled upon this Finnish coffee pod brewer called MyCafé. It launched in May 2006 of last year and is only available in Finland. The odd thing is - all the coffee pods are produced in the USA for this machine. Could this be the first coffee pod machine with US pods as an export business? Wild. We'll have more as we find out about this machine and coffee pods.
The MyCafé concept has been developed in Finland, where coffee consumption per capita is the highest in the world. MyCafé organisation designs, OEM manufactures, imports and markets all the MyCafé products. This way the products can be offered at affordable price without compromising the high quality.
Better Coffee For Everyone - Always MyCafé coffee is ground, handled and packed in USA using 100% Arabica coffee beans. Ingredients: MyCafé "Talon Paahto" and Parisienne: Arabica coffee with natural flavours. MyCafé Gourmet Hazelnut: Arabica coffee with natural and artificial flavours (hazelnut). Flavoured MyCafé coffee has always, in addition to natural flavours of coffee beans, artificial flavours such as hazelnut, vanilla, chocolate, kahlua crème or cinnamon.
Hey - we're kinda obsessed with the new Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto and we found this amazing little commercial. Featuring music from the late great James Brown, the commercial kicks in the New Year with a little oompf!!!
Only out in Europe, the new Krups Nescafe Gusto is taking the EU by storm and we've got more pictures. Much like the Tassimo, the Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto makes lots of different coffee drinks. We've got a roundup of new pictures of the Nescafe Gusto and thought you might like to see more of this round single serve beauty. We can only hope they make the Nescafe Gusto available in the US next year.
Each coffee capsule contains roast & ground coffee from 100 percent Arabica beans, which basically means they're the best you can get; then the coffee capsules are sealed airtight after roasting, to keep them really fresh. When the capsules are put into the machine, a combination of the finely ground coffee & the 14-bar pressure (professional coffee shop standard) guarantees maximum flavour and a perfect full bodied, rich aroma coffee everytime. Not only that, the 14-bar pressure used in combination with the milk capsule, gives you that famous frothy coffee shop cappuccino and latte macchiato's.
We've just received word there's a new Senseo pod holder in Germany that makes Espresso. Presso - or short for espresso is the single serve coffee answer to making an even darker cup of single serve coffee with your Senseo. Presso is a combination of coffee pods with a finer espresso ground coffee and a new Senseo pod holder that increases the pressure while making a cup of Presso.
From the German Web site:
Enjoy with Senseo® presso 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® presso Pads and the special Senseo® presso PAD owners. Simply strongly.
There's even a starter set that includes the pod holder and everything you need to get started including Presso Pods.
SENSEO® PRESSO STARTER BOX Italian benefit from the outset - with the attractive Senseo® presso starter box. There is everything in it, which genuine Geniesser needs: Senseo® purifies 16 presso Kaffeepads as well as the new Senseo® presso coffee PAD owners. Now in the trade!
At Presso and thanks to CafePods for sending in this tip. We'll try and round one of these up over the next few weeks.
Only out in Europe, the new Nescafe Gusto is taking the EU by storm. Much like the Tassimo, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto makes lots of different coffee drinks. It's a bit rounded and takes coffee capsules much like the Lavazza Blue or the Nespresso machines. It will also whip up some froth for a nice cappuccino. We'll follow this machine and hopefully it will make it's way over the Atlantic waters and come to the US next year.
Each coffee capsule contains roast & ground coffee from 100 percent Arabica beans, which basically means they’re the best you can get; then the coffee capsules are sealed airtight after roasting, to keep them really fresh. When the capsules are put into the machine, a combination of the finely ground coffee & the 14-bar pressure (professional coffee shop standard) guarantees maximum flavour and a perfect full bodied, rich aroma coffee everytime. Not only that, the 14-bar pressure used in combination with the milk capsule, gives you that famous frothy coffee shop cappuccino and latte macchiato’s.
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