Rise of the (Coffee) Machines

Do you recall the first coffee maker you ever used as an adult? Making coffee in your own home seemed grown up, a rite of passage somehow.  Now with coffee machines, especially single-serve coffee makers, brewing at home has become an universal activity that everyone has a ticket to ride.

Coffee drinking in the US has evolved from being an acquired taste, to something to experience and enjoy. It is now being appreciated, cultivated and elevated to an art.Traditional drip coffee makers were extremely popular at home in the 1990s; then along came the French Press which made just a few cups. With a coffee shop on every corner, consumers came to appreciate and even desire special roasts and flavors of coffee. So when the single-cup brewers were introduced in 2001, consumers could finally get that coffee shop flavor – 1 cup made especially for you – in their own home! Today, in fact, the home coffee machine is often a single-cup brewer.Philips_Senseo

Douwe Egberts and Phillips are partially responsible for the single-serve coffee machine revolution. (They followed on the heels of Nespresso, which used a capsule system for making single cups of coffee.) Through the collaboration of an Senseo podsinternational coffee roaster and a global manufacturer, the product known as the Senseo Coffee machine was born. Using Senseo coffee pods, the machine delivered fresh, delicious coffee quickly and easily one cup at a time. The machine and pods debuted in 2001; within 4 years, ten million machines and four billion pods had been sold worldwide. That number doubled 4 years later. In 2013, Senseo pods and makers are still being sold in record numbers because the coffee produced is very good: flavorful and aromatic.

We have a large variety of Senseo pods available at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. The pods we have are made for the European market, so the coffee has a slightly different taste profile than coffee pods made specifically for the U.S. European coffee, which has a mild flavor and a richer texture as well as aroma. We have Senseo Classic Roasts: Medium, Dark and Decaffeinated – great for any time. We have Senseo Regions coffee pods: Brazil and Columbia Pods, each showcasing the unique qualities of the climate and soil of the regions. Senseo Image

If you prefer to make 2 cups or 1 large mug of coffee at a time, try Senseo Double Pods series: Easy Weekend, Morning Americano or All Day coffee pods. These pods are larger, so you can easily make more in your Senseo machine.

For cappuccino lovers, we offer Senseo Cappuccino and Choco coffee pods. Please note, for these pods you have to use double pod holder but it will make small cup of drink. Finally, the Lungo series, our favorite, includes Tradizionale (balanced), Intenseo (stronger flavor and aroma) and Forte (with an extra kick).

But wait, there’s more….

We have other brands of coffee in pods that can be used in Senseo machines. Check out our selection of Dallmayr and Carte Noire coffee pods. The discount above works with them too!

We have another type of coffee pod designed for espresso makers. The coffee in these pods is specifically selected, roasted and packaged for espresso machines, so the pods are somewhat smaller. Also, the coffee is pressed tightly in the pod. We have
several brands of these pods/capsules including Hausbrandt Espresso Pods, Segafredo, Kimbo and Caffe Vergnano Espresso Pods in several different roasts and package sizes.