May 31, 2005

More Krups Home Cafe Coffee Pod Brewer News

032105A2-TmMore on the new Home Cafe Coffee Pod brewer from Krups coming this fall. Also - this is a killer run down of the current state of the single serve set of brewers available.

CBS News | Java Nirvana In Your Kitchen | March 21, 2005 13:00:03:
Coffee Giant Krups is introducing a brand new pod machine called the Krups Home Cafe, at the Housewares trade show in Chicago. Gregg offered a sneak peek with a single-cup coffee brewer that uses pressure-brewing technology. Specially designed Millstone coffee pods can brew either one or two cups of coffee at a time. This model also allows consumers to customize the amount and flavor of their coffee by setting the system for a 6 oz. or 9 oz. cup of coffee or even up to a full 18 oz. travel mug. The cups can even be of different flavors, thanks to two independent pod holders. Retails for $150.
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May 26, 2005

New Folgers Skinny Vanilla Creamy Pods Coming this Fall

Homecafe Cappucino-Thumb JaNew Folgers Cappuccino and Skinny Vanilla Latte will be available in September 2005 nationwide (Cappuccino is currently available online at Folgers Cappuccino offers consumers a smooth, creamy coffeehouse beverage in the comfort of home. The new Skinny Vanilla Latte contains only 60 calories so consumers can enjoy this everyday indulgence.

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May 25, 2005

Happy Birthday Single Serve Coffee 2005

Thumb-Birthday.JpgI’m not one for self congratulations but this morning I realized our 1 year anniversary has already past us! I posted our first entry on May 1st of last year in preparation for the launch of Philips Senseo and it was also our first review! A year ago as well, there was but 2 or three single serve coffee pod makers - now there are tons. Since then we've done over 50+ reviews, and written just north of 227 articles for you to sink your teeth into.

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May 24, 2005

Senseo City Sensations Coffee Pods Review

Review from Single Serve - Coffee Pod ReviewsImg 0132 1When Senseo launched in the US - it only had Light, Medium, and Dark Roast pods. In Europe, they had a plethora of pod flavors and everyone here in the US was just plain jealous and wanting more flavors. Well, Senseo has finally come out with more pod flavors in the US!

The New Senseo Pod Flavors

There are 3 new flavors within the Senseo City Sensations line:

I'm surprised that they went for all flavored coffees, but not when I called my mom to get her impressions. My mom and dad both love flavored coffees, and even use flavored creamer. My mom was pumped that these would be available and also that they would fit her Senseo machine. She also said after trying them - that they were all very yummy.

So - my Mom loves them - what would we think?

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May 23, 2005

Starbucks Espresso Roast Coffee Pods Available

313025Starbucks has finally put out some coffee pods, but I'm pretty sure these are espresso pods, and not meant to be used with your Home Cafe or Senseo type pod machines. I'll see if I can get a sample of these and find out. If they are ESE or espresso pods, I'll have to fire up the Francis Francis and see how they taste. Thanks to Joe for sending in this news tip!

Update: Indeed these are Espresso Pods and not for use with Home Cafe or Senseo. I will review these in the upcoming weeks with the Francis Francis machine or another one of the Espresso Pod machines that are coming in for review. Thanks to everyone writing in to let me know what these pods will fit in.

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May 21, 2005

Upcoming Reviews on Single Serve Coffee

ReviewmebabyWe've got more Single Serve Coffee products than you could possibly imagine to review over the Summer months. Not only are we going to continue to review all the Coffee Pods we can get our hands on, but the staff here at Single Serve Coffee has decided to start reviewing more Espresso Pods and ESE pods in the upcoming months along with anything that makes that one perfect cup of coffee.

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Espresso Tiamo - Espresso Pods, Imported Italian Espresso

Espresso TiamoEveryone at Single Serve is excited about branching out a little into the Espresso Pods that are coming from Italy and being made right here in the US. After doing a little Googling - we came across Espresso Tiamo. They've got just about everything you could imagine imported from Italy in the Espresso Pod area of Single Serve Coffee. We've requested some samples of the various imported Espresso pods they carry, and will be reviewing whatever they send us in the upcoming weeks ahead.

Espresso Tiamo - Espresso Pods, Imported Italian Espresso:
Espresso Tiamo offers a wide variety of traditional, gourmet, and flavored espresso pods and espresso pod machines for use in the home, office or for your business.. Now you can enjoy espresso or cappuccino without the mess. Espresso Tiamo provides Free shipping on all orders over $100.00! (via UPS Ground)
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May 20, 2005

Coffee Pod Waste Bin Review from Single Serve Coffee

Review from Single Serve - Coffee Pod ReviewsImg 0050Living was kind enough to send along a Coffee Pod Waste Bin from Brabantia. This little gem of a Coffee Pod "Trash Can" hits the mark. It's the right size for slamming a wet pod holder on the top of it and having the pod land at the bottom. It's also stainless steel and washes up after you try and fill it to the rim with 10 or so pods. Also - the black top rim can be removed so you can put both in the dishwasher if you really want that deep clean.

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Gevalia® Pods Serve Up a Gourmet Brew Breakthrough

1116514353696 Pod-GevI'm not sure about a breakthrough, but it was decent coffee none-the-less. Looks like Gevalia and others are going after the office market and positioning the "freshness" and convenience of the individually wrapped pods.

Gevalia® Pods Serve Up a Gourmet Brew Breakthrough @ Vending Market Watch News at
The European tradition of Gevalia®, the trusted brand in gourmet coffee for over 150 years, has reached a new level of sophistication with Gevalia pods. Gevalia pods deliver 100 percent Arabica coffee and tea in a convenient single-serve format for an on-demand, gourmet hot beverage experience.
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May 19, 2005

''Extra Bold'' K-Cups for Keurig Arrive for Review

Img 0228That was fast! We've got a whole bunch of the two blends to try over the next week or so thanks to Jim Evans at

We haven't put them on a scale to test the 20% extra - but I'm sure we'll be able to tell when we compare against a regular Sumatra K-Cup or Dark Blend.

Stay Tuned!

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May 17, 2005

''Extra Bold'' K-Cups for Keurig Single-Cup Brewers Coming From Green Mountain Coffee

ViewmediaI'd heard through the grape vine that Green Mountain was going to add some coffee to their K-Cups but had no idea they would add 20% more coffee. We were very pleased with the Green Mountain blends when we reviewed the Keurig B50 last year, but I'm really excited to try out the 20 percent more coffee in each K-Cup. I know that I prefer a stronger cup of coffee over a light roast - this should be interesting to see if dark coffee drinkers really think this new K-Cup meets their expectations.

Green Mountain Coffee Introduces ''Extra Bold'' K-Cups for Keurig Single-Cup Brewers:
WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2005--Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) today introduced "Extra Bold" K-Cups(TM) in two varieties of coffee: Dark Magic and Fair Trade Certified(TM) Organic Sumatran Reserve. A K-Cup holds a single serving of ground coffee or tea. It is inserted into the Keurig(R) Single-Cup Brewer to create a fresh cup of coffee or tea in seconds. Single-cup brewers have been available in offices for years and are rapidly gaining acceptance in the home market.
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Wolfgang Puck Disposable Instant-hot Latte

LatteWell - the folks over at Treehugger are obviously a little perturbed with this Self-Heating Can from Wolfgang Puck, but I have to say I'm impressed regardless of the implementation of this being disposable - which I don't agree with in an enviromental sense.

However, a small portable self-heating instant espresso/Single Serve Coffee machine that makes one cup would be fabulous. I really have enjoyed the Wolfgang Puck pods - I will have to try this and see if it's any good at all (yes - I will try anything coffee related and single serve).

Via Treehugger: Wolfgang Puck Disposable Instant-hot Latte:
So California company OnTech spent 7 years and 24 million bucks to develop a coffee can filled with quicklime so that you can have a hot latte in seven minutes. Its market: “the people who want to have hot coffee in their car without going anywhere or cooking anything at home” says OnTech Prez Jonathan Weisz.

Update: You can view our full review of the Wolfgang Puck Instant Hot Latte and where to get the Wolfgang Instant Hot Latte there as well.

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May 13, 2005

Wolfgang Puck Rodeo Drive Light Roast Coffee Pod Review

Review from Single Serve - Coffee Pod ReviewsImg 0101Jim Evans from sent us an entire set of Wolfgang Puck Coffee pods to review. We've sampled all of them but will focus on the Wolfgang Puck Rodeo Drive Light Roast coffee pods for this review. I have to say right up front though, I was surprised to find the Wolfgang Puck pods to be pretty darn good.

Img 0106The Wolfgang Puck Rodeo Drive are light roast coffee pods. I can easily say not everyone wants a big - dark roasted cup of coffee, and some mornings I just want a light cup of coffee. I've never been much of a fan of the Light Roast Senseo pods, or many of the Folgers, Millstone, or other pods that are lighter in nature, so after tasting this coffee from Wolfgang Puck I was surprised how much I liked it.

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May 11, 2005

New Krups Home Café Coming in June 2005

Krups Home CafeThe Krups Home Café system will offer unique features including dual-cup capacity, several cup-size options and a built-in water filtration system. The Krups Home Café model can brew either one or two cups of coffee at a time, and with two independent pod holders, each cup can be a different variety of creamy or black coffee.

The original Home Café machines have received mixed reviews from us and from Single Serve Coffee readers (we reviewed the Mr. Coffee Home Café and the Black & Decker Home Café machines). I'm hoping that many of the issues with the first Home Café macines have been fixed, and so far - it looks like many have.

We should receive a review machine in the mid-late June time frame, and will let you know when this new single serve coffee machine arrives.

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May 10, 2005 Pods Arrive for Review

Logo No EseThe folks over at have sent us a sample of their Sensation pods for Senseo & Bunn My Cafe, along with a sampling of pods for the Melitta One:One. We will be reviewing these pods over the next few weeks. So far - we are really enjoying the Arabica Mix in the Bunn My Cafe.

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Senseo To Accommodate Larger Sized Mugs

P35723ZLooks like you large mug toting Single Serve Coffee drinkers will get your prayers answered. This Fall, The Senseo will be updated with a new shorter spout to accommodate larger sized mugs.

Single Serve Will there be an update to the Senseo this Fall?

Senseo: As you know, we have 94% of Senseo purchasers that say they are very or extremely satisfied with Senseo. With that said, we are making a change that we expect to bring this number even higher. We will be shortening the spout to accommodate larger coffee mugs. The new height will allow the consumer to fit over 90% of coffee mugs underneath the spout.

That's great news! I can't say that I don't love my Senseo almost completely, but I could love it even more if it fit a larger sized mug. I'll have even more updates from my discussion with the Senseo folks soon.

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May 7, 2005

$25 off Bunn My Café & Free Shipping Continues

B002TOKE3I.01.TzzzzzzzJust in time for Mother's Day, is continuing it's $25 off $125 or more in Kitchen and Housewares. The promotion code has been updated to: MAYQUCKDSCNT.

You can get a Bunn My Café for $175 instead of $199 at using the promo code and best of all - FREE SHIPPING.

You can also use this promo code to get $25 off any $125 spent in the kitchen and housewares section of

Bunn MCP My Café 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...
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Gourmet Coffee Café

CafeAnnouncing the Gourmet Coffee Café! A pod brewer with a unique twist - it's got a milk-steamer! The Gourmet Coffee Café also has a coffee club. This machine seems to use coffee pods but also they offer tea pods for use in the brewer. I think we are going to see many more machines of this type, as the lines blur between the ESE machines and the single serve brewers.

Also of note, you really need to watch the 30 second demo reel of the Gourmet Coffee Cafe. I don't think I've ever seen a 3D/Real World demo clip of a machine quite as entertaining.

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May 5, 2005

Senseo Sweet Mandarin Pre-Order Available

Senseoorange11Philips has announced yet another Limited Edition Senseo Color - SWEET MANDARIN! I have to admit, I'm really jealous of the variety of colors and models available in Europe. You can pre-order it now and be one of the first to get this brand new Senseo color from Typical Dutch Stuff.

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May 3, 2005

Tassimo News from Reader

Tassimo LargeNews is filtering in as Kraft prepares to launch the Tassimo in the U.S. this Fall. I've been sifting through the reader mails and comments and this post has the most information I've seen yet.

P. Love writes in about the Tassimo:

"Just had the opportunity to see and taste the espresso, coffee, tea and hot chocolate line available wtih the Tassimo Coffee Machine. I am in love! Great for family or small office applications. We even experimented and made a cafe mocha! According to the info I was given, the product will be available through major retailers this fall, in the US at a price of $169.00. The water carafe will be larger that the one on the European model and will have a filtration system. The machines ran non stop at the FMI Trade Show, held recently in Chicago, IL.

According to those working the show there were very few problems with the machine, even running them all the time. The single serve disks will be packaged 8 or 16 to a package and the average cup of espresso will be approximately .30 a cup. (Compare that to Starbucks!) The tassimo will also accomodate travel mugs as well as your small espresso or demitasse cup. I can't wait! It is already on my wish list!"
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Senseo City Sensations Arrive for Review

Img 0131Well - it seemed to take forever but the City Sensations arrived for review. I've already had a nice cup this morning of the Paris - Vanilla flavored blend.

The most surprising thing - the packaging. It's really quite nice. Expect a full review later in the week.

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May 1, 2005

Gevalia French Roast Coffee Pods Review

Review from Single Serve - Coffee Pod ReviewsGevaliaJim Evans at Coffee was kind enough to send along a whole set of coffee pods from Gevalia for me to review.

I have tried for no less than 4 months to get Gevalia themselves to send me something, but have gotten caught up in customer service, or told to write a letter to the corporate headquarters for anything marketing related. OMG. It enrages me in these internet driven times that you would have to actually write a piece of mail to get a sample. What enrages me even more, is the fact that Gevalia constantly sends me email about their pod brewer - so - if they have a killer internet division - why can't I contact them on their website about marketing matters?

Okay - moving on. I have tried over the last few weeks the following from Gevalia:

  • Gevalia Columbia Pods
  • Gevalia French Roast Pods
  • Gevalia Columbia Decaf. Pods
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