March 31, 2005
Single Serve Coffee.com's founder, Jay Brewer was featured in this past weekend's Boston Herald Sunday edition in their Business Today Section.
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March 29, 2005
Bunn introduced the Bunn My Cafe Commercial Grade Pod Brewer earlier this year, and as always we were excited to see what Bunn had to offer. Bunn has been making drip coffee makers since 1972. The big difference in their home machines is a heated reservoir that when you pour cold water in the machine, it displaces the hot water in the tank for an almost instant pot of fresh brewed coffee. Also the founder of Bunn coffee created the first coffee paper filters in 1957. So - if you have a company that has instant cup of coffee knowledge combined with coffee filter knowledge - surely Bunn would hit the nail square on the head with a Commercial Grade coffee brewer, and best of all they do.
Update 12/10/10: There is a new My Cafe Model - the Bunn My Cafe MC Model Coffee Pod Brewer available. Read our review here.
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March 28, 2005
Single Serve Coffee isn't the only subject I write news about, check out Kitchen Contraptions.com - there's lots of useful information on small appliances, kitchen news and views - everything you need to make your cooking experience better!
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March 22, 2005
I've been sampling all of the Baronet pods over the last couple of weeks and I have to say - I am really enjoying all of the pod flavors they offer.
The Fair Trade Pods though hit a very near and dear note on the coffee pod front. If you don't know what Fairtrade coffee is then you're missing out on an opportunity to buy coffee that supports small coffee farmers the world over.
"Fair Trade means an equitable and fair partnership between consumers in North America and producers in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The chief concern of the Fair Trade movement has been to ensure that the vast majority of the world's coffee farmers (who are small holders) get a fair price for their harvests in order to achieve a decent living wage. Fair Trade guarantees to poor farmers organized in cooperatives around the world: a living wage (minimum price of $1.26/pound regardless of the volatile market); much needed credit at fair prices; and long term relationships.
I'm not going to go on and on - but I care about the people that produce the coffee that I make. Starbucks participates in brewing and providing Fair Trade coffee - and when I go to Starbucks I insist on Fair Trade coffee for any of the barista beverages they make for me. It's nice to know the folks at Baronet have provided a Fair Trade blend to brew in our single serve coffee makers.
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March 16, 2005
It's finally here! The kinds folks at Bunn© were kind enough to send us a My Café to review. We will be sampling all kinds of coffees and teas over the next week to run this commercial grade pod brewer through it's paces.
We've got it set up for a full run of Kona Pods for tomorrow morning, followed by a weekend run of Baronet pods for a comparison.
Via BUNN My Cafe commercial grade coffee and tea pod brewer
Looks like Tassimo is coming to the US!!! I will start today to see if we can drum up a Tassimo and some T-Discs for a review! VERY EXCITING!
"Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT), a global leader in branded foods and beverages, today announced plans to launch its proprietary Tassimo Hot Beverage System this fall, in the United States. The new brewing system, which will make its U.S. debut at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago this weekend, redefines the "on-demand" coffee category by providing a menu of delicious, coffeehouse quality beverages that can be made at home in less than one minute. Kraft has already successfully launched the new brand in France, followed by more recent introductions in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, making this an innovative growth opportunity with great global potential."
March 13, 2005
I'm having my morning cup of coffee this Sunday and can't stop thinking - WHERE ARE THE BIG PLAYERS? Where is Starbucks? Petes? Seattle's Best? If I was going to place a bet on any of them coming out with some pods - most likely it would be Starbucks.
They have the entire Barista line of coffee makers - and surely they can make a pod brewer and put some of their coffee (hopefully fair trade) in it and make me happy. Visit their web site and let them know from the link below that you want some PODS!
"Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages, a variety of pastries and confections, and coffee-related accessories and equipment -- primarily through its company-operated retail stores."
Contact Starbucks About Pods and let them know you want them for your Home Cafe and Senseo!
March 11, 2005
I can't tell you how amazing a cup of Senseo coffee is after until you get a clear glass coffee mug to brew it in. We've done nearly every review with a Bodum clear mug, but I would rather have this Senseo branded mug for the Senseo reviews. Typical Dutch stuff carries such an item. Get one. You won't be sorry after you see that rich crema layer of Senseo coffee floating on a top of perfect single serve coffee.
Via Clear Senseo Mugs at Typical Dutch Stuff
March 9, 2005
It's quite ugly I have to say but who knows it could make a killer cup of single serve coffee.
"With this brand new coffee maker you can use all your favorite coffee pods. It's the fastest coffee maker in the world, the water doesn't need any pre-heating (you do have this with the Senseo), so your cup of coffee is ready even faster, and you still have that famous cream layer."
Via Senseo, Bosch Gustino and various coffee pods. Senseo Sydney, regular, dark roast, mild roast
March 5, 2005
I've been using this for the past week in my single serve coffee. I bought the organic kind from Williams Sonoma - but they don't have it listed on their site. This stuff is great and I feel as if I'm using less sugar (maybe not) but it has a great flavor and is VERY sweet. I would recommend picking it up for a trial run just to get out of the mess of regular sugar and to have a different coffee experience in the am.
"Organic liquid cane sugar that captures the wholesome personality and natural molasses bouquet of organically grown sugar cane. It contains no preservatives and no artificial flavors. Try it with your favorite organically grown coffees and teas."
March 2, 2005
Gevalia has a new Kaffe Pod brewer and set of single serve pods. It looks to be a 62mm pod machine (Senseo&Home Cafe). The brewer produces a 6,8, or 12oz cup of coffee and fits a regular or travel sized mug. Hopefully we can get our hands on this soon. Thanks to S. Shevy for writing us about it.