Senseo makes all sorts of pods, with different roasts, blends .... even tea. You can also buy pods made by other companies. They cost a bit more, but I figure I am saving money by not pouring sub-par, overcooked coffee down the drain. Or spending half my income at Starbucks.
Here is an action shot of me placing the pod into the machine! Wooh!
Watch as the coffee pours out of the spout! It takes the machine 90 seconds to heat up, and then 30 seconds to brew each cup. I can brew 4 cups before I have to fill the water reservoir, which takes only a moment. The machine is ready to brew again right away. I can also select for small cup or mug size. The spout moves up or down to accommodate mug sizes; it does not fit my giant travel mug, but luckily, I know how to pour.
(This beautiful hand-thrown mug is thrown by the brilliant artist at Five Wings Studio in Fitzwilliam, NH.)
Now, does that, or does that not, look delicious?!?!? The best part of my new machine is the quality of the coffee that comes out. Not only is it fresh, it is frothy and steamy and altogether delightful. I feel like I should be sitting in a cafe in Provence instead of on the stool in my kitchen. Coffee lovers, if you don't know about the pod, I think it's time for you to learn.