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Convenience Coffee Pods: Senseo Coffee Machine’s Success

You come home late from a tough day at the office: the boss was on your case, your co-workers were enraged at the latest memo, and the speakers kept repeating the same seventies easy listening hit, that was on the radio the night your first boyfriend dumped you. All you want is a soothing cup of coffee to chase away the fatigue. Tipping up the carafe, you watch the stale, black liquid splash into your cup. As you head to the microwave, you wish that there was a way to have fresh, flavored coffee on demand.

With a Senseo coffee machine, it’s easy to have just that, with no wait and no waste, and most importantly, no stale coffee. By adding a Philips Senseo coffee machine to your kitchen arsenal, you can make a cup of coffee in about a minute. And, because the serving size is just a cup, there is nothing left to get old or create a mess to clean up later. The serving size is even adjustable, letting you fill a petite cup for after dinner conversation or your large ten ounce mug for the long ride to work.

For those hard working people who may be too busy to go online and order their coffees, Senseo offers a subscription service where your favorite flavors are delivered to your door at regular intervals, so you will always have exactly what you need and never have to run out to the store when all you want to do is relax. But this convenience does not mean a sacrifice of quality. The Senseo coffee pod machine works with revolutionary pods that seem almost futuristic.

For added convenience, these can be stored in specialized containers (purchasable under the accessories section of the web page) that promote freshness and keep them readily available. These load easily into the machine and produce fresh, tasty coffee. Since each pod comes prepared with high quality ingredients and contains the flavors a user wants, there’s not need to purchase costly syrups or favoring. The wide range of pod flavors includes dark blends, refreshing blends, international blends, and even a sweet Godiva Chocolate Crème.

You may use these to create versions of coffee store treats, but now you don’t have to try so hard (or worse, give up and spend five dollars on a bought cup). In a great imitation of the local coffee shop, and with a little help from specialized pod holders, Senseo coffee machines can serve up coffee, tea, or even a cappuccino with that great layer of light foam. While the initial purchase of the Senseo machine is a bit costly (about eight times that of the economical Hamilton Beach coffee maker), the rewards of the system are worth the expense.

If you’re a loyal coffee drinker who spends money regularly at the chain coffee shops, you may find yourself actually saving money. And if you get tired of one flavor, simply pop in another pod and you’ve got an original drink right at your fingertips.

A Review Of The Breville Gourmet Single Cup Coffee Maker

Anyone can claim to make gourmet coffee. Slap a fancy logo and a high ticket price on a styrofoam cup and you’re free to make the claim yourself. But if you are a coffee drinker who TRULY appreciates the full flavor and aroma of gourmet coffee, then the Breville gourmet single cup coffee maker may be for you. At nearly $300, this is certainly one of the pricier coffee makers on the market today. The quality of construction and the wealth of features, however, are worth every penny.

Coffee makers with large glass pots are for people who drink mass-market coffee cup after cup after cup. Single cup coffee makers are for people with more discriminating tastes. The Breville uses the K-cup extraction system. K-cups are hermetically sealed single serving packages that lock out air, moisture and light, thus preserving the intended freshness and taste of the coffee grounds. There’s no need to grind the beans yourself, or to decide how much grind to add to the filter – all the guesswork is taken out.

K-cups (the K stands for Keurig, the company that pioneered this technology) come in over 150 varieties. You are sure to find one that suits your tastes. The Breville also features a dishwasher-safe reusable K-cup which allows you to use your own ground coffee blend for a strength and flavor unique to your own household. Most people who own a single cup coffee maker also use filtered water to make the coffee. After all, why buy a high-end stainless steel single cup coffee maker if you are going to use over-chlorinated tap water to ruin the taste of the coffee?

There’s no need to use filtered water with the Breville. The backlit stainless steel tank reservoir contains a built-in charcoal water filter to ensure that your coffee is made with pure tasteless, odorless water. All of the aroma and flavor come from the coffee, not the tap water. The storage tank itself holds 60 ounces of water, all filtered and held at the specified brewing temperature. The Breville features a programmable backlit control panel that gives you ultimate control over the brewing process. You control the brew time, the brew temperature and the strength of the coffee you are brewing.

It comes, of course, with a timer feature so that you can have a freshly brewed cup of gourmet coffee waiting for you in the morning. The drip tray is large enough to hold an over-sized coffee mug, and can be removed so that travel mugs will easily fit under the dispenser. It is a very attractive kitchen appliance, overall, with a sleek stainless steel design that blends well with most modern kitchens.

If you are thinking of purchasing a single cup coffee maker, the Breville single cup gourmet system could be just what you are looking for. It is manufactured with high quality by Keurig, comes with an outstanding manufacturer’s warranty, and will produce a single cup of gourmet coffee to rival that of any coffee shop anywhere.

The Budget Gourmet’s Clever Coffee Made By A Gourmet Coffee Maker

Every part of the economy seems to be going down, but prices at big coffee shops only seem to be rising. With bills, mortgages, and even tuitions on the line, you may not have enough spare cash to spend thirty dollars a week on the fancy coffees that used to get you through the afternoon rush. However, with one addition to your kitchen, you may not have to sacrifice your daily reward. By purchasing a gourmet coffee maker, you can bring specialty coffees easily and economically into your own home.

There are a variety of products available when shopping for gourmet coffee makers. One of the least expensive is the thirty dollar Grand Gourmet Pro 10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker. However, many of these makers that claim the name “gourmet” have few qualities that would constitute them as such, being much more like any regular coffee maker and severely limited in options. Closer to real gourmet is the still reasonable GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker (about forty dollars at home goods stores) which is programmable and able to produce fresh coffee and includes its own coffee press.

Another viable option is the Mr. Coffee HCLF Café Motion Hot Beverage Maker which retails for the same prices but has a much wider range of beverage abilities, being able to make cocoa, tea, and coffee. However, if one wants top of the line freshness, convenience, and taste, then there’s one more signature gourmet coffee maker to consider.

The Senseo gourmet coffee maker does cost a little more, retailing for over one hundred dollars. But this price may be worth it if you’re a coffee drinker who demands quality and requires quick and easy operation. Utilizing pods, the Senseo machines are easy to load and clean. Further, these pods are available in a huge variety of flavors, many of which mimic some of the most popular beverages listed on the big coffee shop’s menu. And if you’re a fan of tea or cappuccino, the simple addition of special pod holders turn the Senseo coffee maker into a tea maker and cappuccino machine.

All the beverages produces will sport a thin, frothy layer of foam, making them great gourmet treats for you and your guests. Though it’s often difficult to choose a system, consider the level of money you want to invest. Be sure to calculate for filters or pods if your choice requires them. Think about subscription services as well; many of the more gourmet sellers (Senseo included) offer affordable plans that deliver coffee and special offers right to your door for added convenience.

And on that subject, be sure to consider how much time you have to prepare coffee. If, like it is for so many, time is of great value, consider spending a little more on the initial investment to get a system that will ultimately make you life a whole lot easier. Remember, there’s no need to deprive yourself, even in a failing economy. You can still be the local gourmet, you just have to do it on a budget.…