Created in 2002, Senseo is the first pod coffee machine sold in supermarkets. It is the fruit of the collaboration between Philips and Sara Lee (Maison du Café). Its Italian-sounding name is there to to evoke "personal intuition and the freedom to follow one's own path". The concept is above all an innovative alternative to traditional filter coffee and will help spread "single-serve" coffee, launched by Nespresso. Senseo has experienced a rapid growth and, as of 2012, had sold more than 10 million machines in France.
Soft pods (also called PAD) are widespread on the market because they are mostly used with Senseo® machines. It is actually the most universal pod to prepare a coffee. Their diameter (70 mm) is wider than that of the ESE pods (44 mm), but the weight of the coffee is the same: 7 grams. It is roasted and less finely ground coffee than in an ESE pod and not tamped between two sheets of filter paper. It is a "low pressure" system that does not allow to make real espresso unlike the result obtained with an ESE pod in an espresso machine.
Senseo® pods are soft pods designed for a "classic" coffee close to filter coffee as the extraction is done at a low 2-bar pressure, yet with a beautiful crema, and the simplicity and practicality of the pod.
They are used with our 12v car coffee maker Handcoffee Auto and 24v coffee maker Handcoffee Truck as well as all Senseo® compatible coffee machines. To enjoy gourmet pods (see selection below), go for Handcoffee Auto Travel Pack, the complete set including 1 Handcoffee Auto, 1 multi drink kit, 1 multi drink case (case with 3 adapters for ground coffee and pods) and 1 bag.
Senseo® pods are made with high quality Arabica and Robusta coffee beans grown on plains or in the mountains. The intense coffee bean roasting generates a strong and powerful taste that is the hallmarks of Senseo® pods. The coffee is ground straight after roasting, then carefully measured out and finally packaged in pods.
This Arabica/Robusta blend prepares a smooth and aromatic coffee with a delicious crema on top.
This coffee is ideal in the morning, for strong coffee lovers.
A gourmet coffee with a rich milk froth layer. This is the secret of Senseo® Cappuccino pods, to awaken your senses.
These Senseo® pods can be used with our Handcoffee 12v and 24v coffee makers and its Multi drink kit, and with any Senseo® coffee maker.
A delicious hot drink with a nice chocolate taste and a smooth milk froth.
These Senseo® pods can be used with our Handcoffee machine and its Multi drink kit, and with any Senseo® coffee maker.
Enjoy your favourite Milka hot chocolate drink with a smooth, velvety crema on top while in the car.
These Milka cocoa pods can be used with our Handcoffee 12v and 24v coffee makers and any Senseo® electric coffee machine.