April 28, 2005
Well - I haven't received my sample pods yet, but the folks at Senseo City Sensations are running a sweepstakes for a trip to Europe. Details below:
Senseo(R) European Journey Sweepstakes: Play “Brew & Win” online and you could win a daily instant prize. Plus, you’ll gain entry into The Senseo® European Journey Sweepstakes, for a chance to win one of three European trips! Instant Prizes!
Continue reading: "Senseo European Journey Sweepstakes"
April 27, 2005
The readers spoke earlier this year and asked for more reviews and we've tried to deliver each and every week. We also implemented the Single Serve Coffee review badge to make it easier to quickly get an overall ranking of any coffee pod or item reviewed.
Everyone here at Single Serve Coffee.com is dedicated to more reviews of coffee pods over the next few months and we are excited to have the following pods queued up to review!
If you haven't read our set of current pod reviews, here's our current list for 2005:
April 25, 2005
You can get a Bunn My Cafe for $175 instead of $199 at Amazon.com using the promo code: APRLKTCHNPC2.
You can also use this promo code to get $25 off any $125 spent in the kitchen and housewares section of
Bunn MCP My Cafe Professional-Grade Single-Serve Coffee/Tea Machine:With 1450 watts of power this versatile, commercial-quality coffee/tea machine is exceptionally fast, brewing 4 to 10 ounces of coffee in about 30 seconds or tea in about 50 seconds. The unit's control panel makes it easy, offering separate coffee and tea brewing buttons and a selectable strength...
April 21, 2005
Amy writes in that CoolBrew Coffee is the wave of the single serve coffee future! Add a shot to your fresh brewed single serve coffee, and enjoy the fresh coffee or Coffee & Chicory (go to New Orleans and you'll know what Chicory is) to that fresh brewed cup! I have to say I'm a little skeptical, but I'm sure Amy will write us on her experiences with fresh brewed CoolBrew coffee!
CoolBrew Coffee :
CoolBrew® Coffee and Coffee & Chicory is the most exciting advancement in coffee since its discovery! It is concentrated gourmet coffee essence, brewed by our special CoolBrew® Process. The beauty of CoolBrew® is that you can have a delicious cup of gourmet flavored coffee (Hot or Iced!) in seconds, without the mess or hassle of brewing coffee. CoolBrew® is NOT instant coffee. It is FRESH coffee in an Instant! Just 1/2 to 1 ounce of CoolBrew® gives you a delicious, strong, flavor-full cup of Hot or Iced Coffee! If you're one who likes a milder brew, 1/2 ounce will be sufficient.
April 21, 2005
The folks at Aloha Island Coffee sent along a sampler pack of their new pods and roasts for us to try at Single Serve Coffee.com. I enjoyed the pods just close to a year ago when Single Serve Coffee.com got started.
The pods back then were packed more like an espresso ESE pod, and now they are packed more like a Senseo/Home Cafe style pod.
Continue reading: "Aloha Island Kona-Pods Dark Roast Review"
April 20, 2005
A nice round up on the current offerings in the single serve coffee world.
Rating the one-cup coffee maker helps you brew: South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Single-serve coffeepots may seem counter-intuitive. For centuries, we've brewed a whole pot over the campfire, over the stove, in a countertop appliance. But we drink coffee one cup at a time, so why not make it one cup at a time? Fill the water reservoir, pop the premeasured packet of coffee in the unit, press a button, and water flows through the grounds. In about a minute, you have a steaming hot cuppa joe.
A step by step tutorial on how to make your own coffee pods!
Make Your Own Coffee Pods (INeedCoffee.com):
Do you really like your pod coffee maker, but wish you could use your favorite brand of coffee instead of paying a premium price for a mediocre blend -- just because it is shaped like a pod? Why not make your own?
April 15, 2005
Looks like if you use the code, "freecoffee05" during the checkout process at Amazon.com, you can get 6 bags of 16pods for just over $6 bucks in shipping. Details below. I have not been able to get it to work, have you?
Continue reading: "Free Pod Promotion at Amazon.com?"
April 13, 2005
Well - I've never had a plastic taste from any machine and I've yet to get my hands on the new Gevalia brewer due to the subscription and lack of any way except for snail mail to contact Gevalia. For you Gevalia pod brewing folks - has this happened to you? Read below and answer in the comments section to help out our poor reader and this "plastic" situation.
Continue reading: "Reader Write In: What Do I Do About this Brewer?"
CoffeeWhiz.com is a new supersite featuring Keurig K-Cups and also various pods for Single Serve Coffee makers. The one that I'm most excited about is the availability of Gevalia pods on their site. Instead of having to sign up at the Gevalia site for their coffee club, you can buy the pods direct from CoffeeWhiz.com.
Continue reading: "New Single Serve Store at CoffeeWhiz.com CoffeeWhiz.com - Gevalia - Keurig K-Cup Coffee Products"
Has anyone tried this new maker? It looks a little bit like a Senseo that someone pulled out of shape. Hmmm...
Severin Cafe 2:
With this new coffeemaker from Severin, the Cafe 2, you can use all your favorite coffee pods, but the machine also comes with a re-usable coffee filter, which is especially made for this machine. The choice is yours! Availabe in Black and White.
April 12, 2005
We're really excited to share all this single serve coffee news and reviews, but we've got even more to share in the upcoming months. We'll be doing more K-Cup reviews, coffee pod reviews, and other single serve coffee and one cup reviews. Also we are expecting the category of single serve coffee to grow 2x over the coming year based on traffic and interest here.
What do you think? Will Single Serve Coffee continue to grow and prosper? We think you should sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts.
Thank god they're keeping the Senseo brand. :-)
Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/05/2005 | The Motley Fool Take The New Sara Lee:
Sara Lee will spin off into a new company consisting of businesses that account for about 40 percent of its annual revenue, such as its Champion and Hanes apparel brands. It will also sell three other units, including its U.S. retail coffee segment, although it will retain its new Senseo coffee brand. Sara Lee has been reworking its mix for some time, most notably through the spin-off of its Coach leather goods business. It will soon be focused on just food, beverages and household products.
CBS News | Java Nirvana In Your Kitchen | March 21, 2005 13:00:03:
This Museum-of-Modern-Art-style pod machine controls the temperature of the water, the type of grind of the coffee, how long the water is exposed to the coffee, and locks in the flavor with the frothy layer. In addition to the existing pods, new pods developed for Senseo will hit the market this spring. They are Killarney Irish Creamery, Paris Vanilla Bistro and Vienna Hazelnut Waltz. Current flavors: Dark, Medium, Light, and Decaf roasts. Senseo retails for 69.99. A bag of 18 pods costs $3.99-$4.99. That's 22-28 cents a cup.
New York City - Restaurants and Dining:
These so-called “single-cup” machines arrive into a coffee culture that has become spoiled about the quality of their java, thanks to Starbucks and other luxury-coffee outlets. Using various forms of coffee software - pods, discs, capsules - these high-tech devices make the old stove-top espresso boiler or French press brewer positively primitive by comparison. One of the products, in fact, reads a bar code on the coffee capsule to determine how much water to pump through.
April 7, 2005
A built in Keurig eh? That would be pretty darn cool. We're still enjoying the B50 here at Single Serve Coffee.com and I'm glad to see them partner with a nice high end appliance maker like Jenn-Air - I think I smell a hit!
"Building on its 40-year heritage of producing high-end cooking appliances, Jenn-Air® announced today its partnership with Keurig, Inc.™, the leading single-cup brewing system in the U.S., to license Keurig’s patented single-cup brewing technology for Jenn-Air’s first coffee maker – as part of its Jenn-Air™ Attrezzi™ line of small appliances."
More after the jump.
Continue reading: "Jenn-Air® Announces Partnership with Keurig, Inc.™"
April 6, 2005
Wendy from Typical Dutch Stuff has sent in news that Philips will be making a Cucina version of their popular Senseo single serve coffee maker in Europe. That also means if you want one - you could order it from Typical Dutch Stuff!
The cucina set of appliances look to have a similiar palette in the brown/white set of colors. I hope Philips brings some more colors to the US soon.
Via Senseo, Bosch Gustino and various coffee pods. Senseo Sydney, regular, dark roast, mild roast
I can't tell you how hard some days it is to keep up with the number of new pods being made available. Maxwell house is entering the game with their House Cafe pods. You'd think one of these companies would name their product something other than "CAFE", but it makes sense to a consumer who's confused on which pods fit in which machines - etc.
Continue reading: "Maxwell House Café Collection House Blend Coffee Pods"
A reader has alerted us that Target has created a house brand of single serve coffee pods. They are priced about what you would expect at ~.24 cents a piece and under the name of "Archer". Has anyone else seen these pods at their local Target? I can't even find the pods at Target.com. Hmmm...
Continue reading: "New Archer Farms "House Brand" Pods at Target"
April 2, 2005
Finally a method that makes sense! In what can only be described as brilliant, Jim writes in and provides a step by step process to make your own pod. At the web site below, there is even a picture by picture guide as well as a 30 second video to show you how to make your own Senseo Pod.
Continue reading: "How to Make Your Own Senseo Pod"
April 1, 2005
I really need this. I often forget to replenish my sugar shots, to order more pods, and to refill the water tank. If I had this mug, I could also write little notes to my wife like, "I Love You", and then turn it around and on the other side, "Another cup of coffee?"
"I don't know if it's like this in your office, but where I work I rarely get the drink I ask for - unless it's a pint of course, in which case I keep a very careful eye on the delivery boy! Well, the makers of this ingenious coffee mug (Â£4.99) decided to glaze it with a chalk board surface allowing for easy-wipe messaging. It also comes with its own stick of chalk, so no need to ask your little niece to rip one off from school. Now you can make sure you get all the caffeine and sugar you need to help you get through the day...
Via gadgetryblog: Chalk Mug, Easy-Wipe Drink Messaging