A few weeks ago I was handed a Senseo coffee maker (minus the silver platter and plus shipping). I like it. It's basically a pimped out version of my Black & Decker one-cup brewer, but it makes good coffee. And I totally dig the sleek, gentle arc of the lovely Senseo on my countertop.
The one problem is the pods. The price is prohibitive. And the fact that I have to choke down the equivalent of Folgers every morning is too much for this Seattleite to take.
I Need Coffee offers a nice, illustrated tutorial on making your own pods. I whip a few up every weekend and they are ready Monday–Friday.
It beats measuring out the joe and water and setting the timer on my old clunker every night before bed.