I am always surprised by how easy this coffee machine is to use. The water tank holds enough water to make eight cups of coffee and you can rub all eight through one after the other without having to wait between each set of two, you need to change the pod or coffee each time but that only takes a few seconds and this is useful when we're holding a meeting because we can all have our cups of coffee ready at about the same time. When making our meeting coffee I prefer to use two of our cafetieres so I can carry them to the table and people can serve themselves but sometimes I do use the Senseo machine for novelty or if all of our cafetieres are in use.
You fill the water tank with cold water and select how many cups you are using then press the centre button to activate the coffee machine, remember to put your cup under the spout because it doesn't have a sensor to recognise if it's there or not and will dispense coffee even if there's no cup there for it to pour into!! If any coffee splashes out of the cup it will drop through the chrome matting and into a small collection part where you can empty it without making a mess of your worktop.
You can move the spout up and down slightly to accommodate different height cups, this is useful in the office because we have lots of different cups that people have brought in from home. Even though we don't all use our own special mugs it's good that I don't have to sort through them all to find ones that will fit under the spout when I'm making coffee for more than one of my colleagues.
It only takes about one minute to make a cup or two cups of coffee using the Senseo, I never think the coffee is very hot out of this machine and so it's very rare I drink out of it because I like to add so much milk to my hot drinks that I'd end up with a lukewarm coffee and there's no point in that!! The final result of your coffee will depend on what pods you choose, I think the ones we have in the office now are a standard rich brew made by Douwe Egberts and these make a coffee that tastes very similar to Nescafe instant coffee but with a more rounded flavour that is very much like fresh filter coffee.
Designed to provide brilliant coffee moments, the Philips SENSEO HD7825 gives you delicious coffee quickly / Its one button design can create two filtered coffees or espressos in less than one minute with up to 8 cups in a single water tank / Its Calc indicator will inform you when limescale has built up within the water tank so that it can be cleaned without too much build-up.