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Date: 13 Oct 2006 23:44:03
From: FAROUK
Subject: Senseo Pod coffee any good?
Has anyone tried the Senseo systems and if so, your thoughts?

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Date: 15 Oct 2006 15:37:57
From: Heat + Beans
Subject: Re: Senseo Pod coffee any good?
I imagine a device in which I place a pre-cut AeroPress-type round into
a die, then measure of my fresh home-roast, then a second paper, and
then press and seal the layers using a lever to form a pod. Maybe an
intermediate step of using a blank to form a cup in the first paper.
Then I could have 10-15 of these fresh puppies ready to go for a crowd.
What would I pay? Don't know. Someone please spend a lot of time and
take lots of risks and then I'll decide.
tin


Randy G. wrote:
> Lloyd Parsons <lloydparsons@mac.com> wrote:
>
> >Right on! The problem with the mass ket produced pods is that they
> >come in a bag with 15-20 pods. Once you open that bag, the first pod
> >will be pretty good, but degrade quickly.
> >
> But it also goes beyond that. Depending on how far you live from the
> roaster/grinder/podder/packer and how long they sat in a warehouse
> before being shipped to you and what the turnover is at your local
> ket can vastly influence the taste you get. I have had boxes that
> made very nice coffee and some that were just terrible. The flavored
> ones went right into the trash- they had a "fresh aroma" the same way
> the scented detergents and fabric softeners give your clothes that
> "Springtime fresh" aroma. Ya- it smells Springtime Fresh if you live
> in Jersey near a plastics factory. Everything is relative...
>
> Randy "so you've met my cousin" G.
> http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com



 
Date: 14 Oct 2006 09:39:38
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Senseo Pod coffee any good?
FAROUK <ferrante276-farouk@yahoo.com > wrote:

>Has anyone tried the Senseo systems and if so, your thoughts?
>

Yes.. and no.

IF you get REALLY fresh pods for it then it makes a drinkable cup of
coffee. The problem is that each box is a crap shoot and some can
taste OK and others aren't worth the trouble of throwing away.

With ANY method of making coffee, the PRIY KEY to the process is
FRESHLY ROASTED coffee, ground per use. Anything else is a compromise
in taste.

...IMO


Randy "and what it is" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com




  
Date: 14 Oct 2006 12:48:59
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: Senseo Pod coffee any good?
In article <6i42j29mnki5dlrfr2ve5r26a7sacqsfvd@4ax.com >,
Randy G. <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com > wrote:

> FAROUK <ferrante276-farouk@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> >Has anyone tried the Senseo systems and if so, your thoughts?
> >
>
> Yes.. and no.
>
> IF you get REALLY fresh pods for it then it makes a drinkable cup of
> coffee. The problem is that each box is a crap shoot and some can
> taste OK and others aren't worth the trouble of throwing away.
>
> With ANY method of making coffee, the PRIY KEY to the process is
> FRESHLY ROASTED coffee, ground per use. Anything else is a compromise
> in taste.
>
> ...IMO
>
>
> Randy "and what it is" G.
> http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com
>
>

Right on! The problem with the mass ket produced pods is that they
come in a bag with 15-20 pods. Once you open that bag, the first pod
will be pretty good, but degrade quickly.

Fortunately, there are some smaller producers that package each pod in
individual sealed packs. These are as fresh as can be done with ground
coffee. I buy from bettercoffee.com and coffeewhiz.com and have not yet
been disappointed.

Realistically no pod can come close to the flavor of my home roasted
beans, freshly ground and run thru Miss Silvia though.


   
Date: 14 Oct 2006 19:33:59
From: Rough-Jaw
Subject: Re: How a fool like daveb survives amazes me!
On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 20:31:42 +0000, Robert Harmon wrote:

> It's not so much that I mind the idiot & his ranting on, and on, and on,
> etc., etc., ad nauseam. It's just that the jerk never has anything to offer
> that would help someone buy or repair a machine.

Sure he does. "Buy a machine from me." "Send your machine to me for
repair."

> It's always; don't buy
> this, or that feature suck, or don't do this to your machine, or don't use
> that in your machine. Can anyone recall the last time the fool ever actually
> helped anyone solve a problem. So there's no uptick to his perpetual
> downtick and besides which he's extremely boring.

More like boorish.


--
Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com



  
Date: 14 Oct 2006 12:53:01
From: St. John Smythe
Subject: Re: Senseo Pod coffee any good?
Randy G. wrote:
> IF you get REALLY fresh pods for it then it makes a drinkable cup of
> coffee. The problem is that each box is a crap shoot and some can
> taste OK and others aren't worth the trouble of throwing away.
>
> With ANY method of making coffee, the PRIY KEY to the process is
> FRESHLY ROASTED coffee, ground per use. Anything else is a compromise
> in taste.

What Randy said. Got one because a dear friend wanted to try it. With
the packaged pods, it was pretty awful, but then I found this "load it
yourself" insert you can use with your just-ground. It was pretty good.

At that point, I realized that the prep/cleanup for that was almost
exactly the same as an Americano, so put the Senseo on the shelf, and
returned to Silvia, with apologies for wandering.

Bottom line: there's an almost-new black Senseo with box, loadable
filter, etc. for sale in Atlanta for 50% of whatever Wal*t's current
price happens to be. Cash/pickup only.

--
St. John, whose email address works
Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still
be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.
-Snoopy


 
Date: 13 Oct 2006 23:46:11
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: Senseo Pod coffee any good?
In article <56n0j2lmj4pgi3qplff8p341gebv23pdrr@4ax.com >,
FAROUK <ferrante276-farouk@yahoo.com > wrote:

> Has anyone tried the Senseo systems and if so, your thoughts?
>
> O

I have one and use it for quick, 4oz cups in the morning while my
espresso machine is warming up.

It produces a decent 4oz cup, but larger cups require 2 pods and even
then the cup isn't as good as other pod brewers.

I got mine for free with a promo that was running, and at that price it
was worth it. After using it, I wouldn't have kept it if I had bought
it.