There are many different types of coffee makers out there, and for a bold and smooth cup of java, the leaders in the market have been popular European brands. Well, Philips has attempted this and is now providing their very own single-serve brewer, along with their ever-broadening line of electronics that they have been well known for over the decades. With the Philips Senso, you can get one 8oz cup of coffee (or two half cups – the standard serving of coffee) with a nice bold taste, and it even has a good foamer built into it to give you that brewed head of many baristas and famous companies out there.
Ease of Use
One of the most amazing things is that you simply need to put your coffee pod in, and then choose how big of a cup you’re wanting to make. The water heats up well and quickly, and then you can use a basic power button with your cups on the hotplate (one or two small 6oz cups). It also has a pretty large water tank for its small size. The newer models feature adjustable coffee strength controls as well. All with the push of the control panel buttons.
Ease of Cleaning
Of course, it goes to say that you’re going to have to clean your Philips Senseo eventually, but most importantly, you want to ensure that you can do it easily. With this coffeemaker, you can literally take it completely apart (and put it back together) quite easily – and all of the parts inside and out are dishwasher safe (save for the hotplate). While they boast that all of the parts are safe for the dishwasher, it’s been many users’ experience that you don’t want to mix electrical components with dishwashers.
How Does Coffee Taste?
That all depends on the coffee pods you use. There are many compatible pods on the market, but if you’re wanting to pay gourmet prices, you might be able to find other pods out there. But are they worth it? If you look on sites like Amazon, you can only find the coffee pods themselves in bulk, but for a pretty decent price. Expect to buy about 160 pods for up to (or more than) $20 USD. On a positive note though, when used with the coffee machine that they’re made for, many users love them. They are some of the highest-rated coffee pods on the market, and they are some of the most reviewed, gleaming in the almost 5-star range!
The Senseo itself is ready to go as soon as you get it (It doesn’t require difficult assembly), and it is one of the few higher-grade coffee makers that cost less than $150 out there. With that being said, if you’re wanting a great taste that can compete with the likes of Keurig, and other coffee or espresso makers, this is a very quick and easy to use the coffee maker. What’s even better, is that you can literally make the coffee on demand so you don’t have to have a pot lingering all day until you want your next cup!