For more than three years! Senseo customers have been having a big problem finding coffee pods. Despite promises, store shelves are still Senseo pods-free. And, according to Senseo, they have no idea when will this problem be solved.
What to do?! At this moment, you have two options: you can get Senseo pods online or find good (and cheap) replacement.
THE ORIGINAL SENSEO PODS
SenseoStore.com has all of the popular pod varieties: Senseo Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Sumatra Blend, Colombia, Kona Blend, Decaffeinated, French Vanilla and Hazelnut, Espresso, Breakfast blend. Price: $35.99 for 108 / 96 pods depending on the blend ($0.33 – $0.37 per pod).
You can also find Senseo pods on Amazon. You can get a 108ct pack for $33.00, or 96ct pack for $29.00 (that’s $0.30 per pod). Save 5% with subscribe & save option. Free shipping on orders over $35.
Update 11/05/13 : Senseo medium and dark roast are finally available at few select Walmart stores. Price $5.48 per 18ct bag. That’s $54.80 for 108 pods which is still crazy expensive.
GOOD REPLACEMENT: MELITTA PODS
Compatible with Senseo coffee makers, Melitta coffee pods are amazingly popular. Melitta is a great choice if you want a good cup of coffee – at the reasonable price. You can easily find them at your local Target or Walgreens store. They also have them on Amazon.
When buying Melitta pods for Senseo, make sure you choose SOFT, 7 gram coffee pod type. Melitta has few different pod types in their offer but they don’t all work with Senseo machines.
REUSABLE SENSEO PODS
For most of my readers with Senseo, Eco Pad Coffee Filter ($8.50) works pretty good. You can get Folgers or Maxwell house, fill up the pod and make your coffee over and over again. Not as convenient as the original pods, but there’s something great about the fact that you can finally enjoy your morning coffee instead chasing senseo pods. Coffeeduck refillable pod ($12.99) is also popular.
Note: The reusable Senseo pods usually works great but they can’t fit all Senseo models, so please make sure they are compatible with your coffee maker before you make a purchase.
And, if you’re looking for a simple & cheap solution, check out my tutorial on how you can make your own coffee pods using nothing more than regular coffee & coffee filters.
Do you have some nice solution to share?! I would love to hear about it.