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Senseo Capsule System

The Senseo capsule system is a simple and relatively cheap way of brewing coffee in pods. The Senseo coffee makers start at a price of only $ 30, and cost per pod is half of the price of Nespresso or Nescafé Dolce Gusto.

There is, however, a big difference between Senseo’s and the Nespresso / Nescafe Dolce’s way of making coffee. Senseo is more like a traditional way of brewing conventional coffee, where Nespresso / Nescafe Dolce Gusto brews the coffee using high pressure (just like conventional espresso machines do), and the end result is a better quality brew because they include oils from the beans that cannot be extracted without the pressure.

One other major difference is the coffee pods. The Senseo coffee pods are more like small, single coffee filters with build in coffee, where the two other systems uses sealed coffee capsules that keeps the aroma fresher longer.

It is possible to make all types of coffee on the Senseo systems, but not tea or cold drinks.

The prices of the Senseo coffee makers range from $30 to $450.

You should know that the official import distribution of the Senseo product line by Sara Lee was terminated in November 2011.



  1. The Senseo capsules has the lowest unit price compared to all other capsule system
  2. The capsules are available in retail stores
  3. The capsules are made of paper, and are more environmental friendly that aluminum that are used in other systems


  1. Does not brew in espresso quality
  2. The pods loses the aroma flavor over time (unlike a sealed capsule)
  3. Some of the alternative Senseo products like the the and coco products has a high unit price



The major feautures of the Senseo products is:

  • Price pr. cup starts from $0.30
  • The coffee is not sealed in a capsule, and has must be consumed 6 weeks after the pack has been opened
  • It uses milk powder in the milk based drinks (*)
  • The cup size is 4 fl oz.
  • Coffee brands: Melitta, Douwe Egberts

*= The model Latte Sellect, can brew using fresh milk.

Possible product variations:

  • Black coffee
  • Decaf coffee
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte
  • Coco

Non availbele products:

  • Tea
  • Cold drinks