Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Senseo Review & A Giveaway!

There are so many coffee makers on the market today,choosing a coffee maker gets to be quite a difficult and daunting task. Ultimately, it comes down to which one has the features that suit the individual or family. For us, it needs to be ease of use. I am the primary coffee maker and at 4 a.m., I just do not want to have to think that early. 

Recently, I agreed to receive and review a Senseo. It couldn't have arrived at a better time. We have an expensive, prestigious brand coffee maker that just went out just before it arrived.  Lucky for us, the discovery of the Senseo proved to be a fuss-free coffee machine. Removing it from it;s packaging, I was immediately impressed by its sleek, modern design.
Through this review, I discovered that Senseo is designed by Sara Lee. I was highly surprised yet delighted. We have loved other Sara Lee products and have been pleased with them.The patented Senseo system uses the perfect balance of coffee and water. Senseo is powered by 1450 watts and features a special mild pressure spray head to brew the perfect cup of coffee every single time.

As most people would agree, the clean up of a machine is the worst. I hate trying to clean up the coffee grounds. They seem to stick to everything. With the Senseo, there will be no coffee ground cleanup because of the use of packaged coffee pods. Unlike some other pod pots, with the Senseo you have the option to choose between one or two cups of coffee. 

In the mornings, I need it to be a simple task. With Senseo, all I need to do is press the button to turn it on, fill the water reservoir and add the pod(s). 

Senseo offers a large variety of coffee. Another feature with the Senseosimilar to an espresso machine, the Senseo machine tops the cup of coffee with a froth called crema.

I really love my Senseo machine and cannot imagine a coffee filled life without it. We love the convenience from the easy clean up to the quick brew and the outstanding flavor. I really can not think of one reason to not try either the Senseo Original or any other Senseo Machines available.. With Christmas right around the corner, this could be a great gift.

Peppermint Creamed Coffee

Ingredients                                               Quantity                           Optional:

Senseo Dark Roast Coffee                        1 cup                                  Whipping cream
Cream                                                       1/4 cup                               Chocolate syrup
Granulated white sugar                             2 teaspoons                        Crushed peppermint candies
Peppermint extract                                    1/4 teaspoon                       Peppermint patty candy


  1. Warm cream, sugar and extract in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  1. Using two coffee pods, brew cup of coffee.

  1. Combine cream with coffee and stir.

  1. Garnish with a peppermint patty candy or top with whipping cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup and peppermint candies.

Sugar and Winter Spice au Lait

Ingredients                                               Quantity                               Optional:

Senseo Paris                                              1/2 pods                                Whipping cream
Whole milk                                                 1/2 cup                                  Ground cinnamon
Granulated white sugar                              2 teaspoons                           Cinnamon stick
Ground cinnamon                                      1/8 teaspoon
Ground allspice                                          1/8 teaspoons
Ground clove                                             1/8 teaspoon


  1. Warm milk, sugar and spices in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  1. Using two coffee pods, brew cup of coffee.

  1. Combine spiced milk with coffee and stir.

  1. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or top with whipping cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.



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For complete contest rules, please see our Contest Statement and Blog Disclosure. Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on October 11th,2010 when a winner will be drawn at random and announced the next day. When commenting, please include your email address. I will notify the winners and they will have 48 hours to respond! This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. US entrants over 18 only. A special thank you to Senseo and the PR company contact for providing a Senseo for testing.

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