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Still in two minds....
, 6 April 2011
This review is from: Philips Senseo Quadrante HD7860/60 Coffee Pod System (Kitchen & Home)
The Senseo arrived nice and quick and was well packaged, etc. It's a nice looking machine, build quality seems good and I like the two cup option. We were replacing a Tassimo after going through three machines in a couple of years (we can't drink that much coffee, surely they must have been faulty?!). Anyway, I have to say, I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of strength and 'chemically/metallicy' taste of the coffee - I just hope it's because it's still new. Douwe Egberts is our favourite instant/filter coffee, so thought we'd be good with the Senseo. We've tried various blends, including the stronger columbian and morning americano pods and so far, it's just not as satisfying as the Tassimo. I knew the drink varieties were more limited than Tassimo, but can't even find a coffee I'm happy with, which I thought would be the compromise. We've also since gone out and bought a water filter to make sure it's not the freshwater affecting the flavour (it wasn't needed with the Tassimo mind you), and it's made only a very slight difference. Shame.
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