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on 27 November 2011
I am lucky to have access to a Nespresso machine in work, and having enjoyed the various different types of coffee from it, which are really nice, so I was a little worried that by buying this 'cheaper' product that I would be compromising on quality.
However in my humble opinion, the Philips Senseo trumps the Nespresso!
After much research my reasons for opting for the Senseo were as follows...
1. Cheaper outlay cost (although this was not the deal maker for me, as more often than not, you do pay for what you get.....but not in this instance!)
2. Cheaper cost of the coffee pods as opposed to Nespresso pods and Dolce Gusto capsules.
3. More availability of coffee. Majority of leading supermarkets all stock the Douwe Egberts Senseo coffee pods.
4. Being able to use an adapter called the Coffeeduck, this enables you to use what ever type of coffee you want. This clever adapter just leapfrogged the Senseo ahead of any competition, as its so, so easy to pop 2/3 spoons of your favourite fine ground coffee in to the holder, make your delicious coffee, complete with crema! and then just remove the coffeeduck and a quick rinse under the tap and your done. Makes no mess and makes an excellent quality cup of coffee so much cheaper.
I use Lavazza finely ground coffee and its as good a cup of coffee as any coffee shop will give you! So you have COMPLETE control over what type of coffee you want.
Here is a link to a video of the coffeeduck [...]
Just be sure to purchase the right size duck as they are different sizes for each generation of machine.
5. The coffee pods are more bio friendly, as they can be put in a compost heap!
My review is of the above machine the Senseo Viva Cafe HD7825, which is an improved machine I am led to believe.
Very easy machine to clean. To sum up, delighted with my purchase.