All I want for Christmas


… Is some Senseo coffee!

It’s my own damn fault, importing a coffee maker from the States, knowing full well that I’d be at the mercy of both the mail and Canada Customs for the fuel to put in it. In the month and a half since I brought my Senseo home from Buffalo I’ve plowed through almost 400 pods, and now I’ve run out.

At the moment I’ve got Pods on order from Florida, Germany and Holland, but nothing’s come through yet, and the Christmas delivery rush won’t exactly help things.

I’m trying to make due with Home Café pods by Folgers; you can get them at The Bay or Zellers, but they’re absolutely wretched, tasting like the coffee you’d get in the janitor’s office at a bus terminal.

I’ve got my brother is on a mission of mercy, airlifting some Senseo with him in from New York; we’ll see how long that lasts.

I guess this is how a heroin addict must feel. 😯

By Andrew

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  1. Whew! I now have five bags of Senseo Dark Roast to get me through the holidays—oh, and my brother arrived home safely in the snowstorm, it was great to see him again, yadda yadda yadda…


  2. It’s all your fault. I was considering buying one of the other pod machines on the market, then I read your glowing review of the senseo and knew i HAD to have it. Well, my darling mother bought me one for christmas (on one of her cross border shopping trips). I LOVE it. But where am i going to get the pods!? was the problem getting yours just the holiday shipping rush, or is getting “food” across the border becoming more and more difficult? Can you suggest an american supplier for me to order from (preferably via internet)?


  3. Hi Terri,

    I’ll let you in on a little secret… There are lots of enterprising Europeans on eBay who will happily go to their local Supermarket and pick up some Senseo pods for you, at cheaper sticker prices than in the States!

    My favourite seller is “bigemarket2”—if you do a search for him you’ll find his German-language page, but if you search for “Senseo” and check the results for that same seller name you’ll find the English version of the very same auction. I’ve got an order in with him now; my first order before Christmas got to Toronto in exactly one week’s time!

    Remember to request that he (the guy’s name is John, I think) marks the shipment as “gift” and lists the value as $10 CAD or less to avoid extra customs/duty charges on your end.

    And as for the actual coffee, my favourite is the “Sydney” flavour. The “Vienna” is pretty good too, but I don’t care much for the Mocca Gourmet—the writers at go on and on about it, but to me it’s watery and bland.

    Let us know what you end up getting!

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