June 30, 2005

Senseo Coming to an American Bed & Breakfast Near You

Brilliant. In all my travels through Europe, there was always either a Senseo or some other little coffee machine in the room. Though only the Senseo coffee was amazing, it was great to see and taste all the other coffees. Now iLoveInns.com has teamed up with Sara Lee to install 2000 Senseos and sample 700,000 coffee pods to tourists in bed and breakfasts across the US. Knowing I might get a better cup of coffee at a B&B - that might make me stay in them more often.

The other really cool thing about this piece of news, they also seem to be sampling new blends for feedback! Perhaps they will sample a breakfast blend?

More details here: Sara Lee and American Historic Inns, Inc. Sample 2000 Senseo® Coffee Pod Systems

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June 29, 2005

Keep Your Single Serve Coffee Hot!

Usbcps If you're like me - a cup of single serve coffee can get pretty cold, pretty fast when you're typing and forgetting to drink. Well this killer little number plugs right into your deskop or laptop USB and keeps your freshly brewed coffee or tea HOT!

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June 28, 2005

Nespresso Romeo Update

Nespresso Romeo - 1-1We've been in touch with Nespresso over the past few weeks concerning their new Nespresso Romeo espresso machine launching in the US this September. We will be receiving a review machine in the next month and can't wait to try what this machine. This will continue our coverage of many new machines that are coming out this Fall including the Tassimo. We also expect new machines from Keurig this Fall to review as well.

I'll keep you posted on how things develop and when the Nespresso Romeo machine arrives.

Update:Read our full review of the Nespresso Romeo from Single Serve Coffee.com

More at Nespresso.com and Purchase at Amazon.com

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June 28, 2005

Gourmet Coffee Cafe Arrives for Review

Library - 6546Charles Golick, a Lexxus International representative of the Gourmet Coffee Cafe system has sent in a machine for review along with a bunch of pods. We first found out about this story last month. Apparently they are just starting to ship the Gourmet Coffee System in the US.

If you don't know that much about the company Lexxus International - either did we. After a little digging we found Lexxus offers home based business opportunities to people wanting to sell and represent Lexxus products.

We will be reviewing the Gourmet Coffee Cafe over the next few weeks and will run it through all the Single Serve Coffee test plans we can think of.

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June 27, 2005

Review: Coolbrew Coffee

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod ReviewsCoolbrew - 4A reader sent in some information on a new type of single serve coffee from the New Orleans Coffee Company - Coolbrew. It's not made from pods, but from coffee concentrate. Since it's Summer and extremely hot here in the Northeast, we welcomed the opportunity to review some single serve iced coffee. I'm not sure how much easier you need to get than coffee pods, but this idea of whipping up a cup of coffee from concentrate is intriguing.

"What is Coolbrew? CoolBrew® is NOT instant coffee. It is FRESH coffee in an Instant! 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."

For the purposes of this review we stuck to iced coffee and not making hot coffee. It's just too hot here in Boston right now to deal with a hot cup of coffee (though I may sneak a cup and go down into the basement a little later on just to get cool).

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Tassimo Update

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We've been in touch with Kraft over the past few weeks concerning their new Tassimo single serve coffee machine launching in the US this Fall. We will be receiving a review machine in the next month and can't wait to try what this machine has to offer. I'll keep you posted on how things develop and when the Tassimo machine arrives.

Update: You can now order Tassimo at Amazon.com.

More Tassimo details at Tassimo.com

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CoffeeGo: Single Serve Coffee Bar

Coffeego I can't say we've tried these CoffeeGo bars, but they do look yummy. Coffee in bar form? how can you go wrong. What's really interesting is a cup of coffee has 100mg of caffeine and these bars only have 6g. That's just not going to cut it on the caffeine front for me.

At CoffeeGo

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June 24, 2005

It's Coffee Table Friday Fish Tank Style!

Coffeetable300X225We love coffee tables and admit that in the past we may have been won over by other fish tank coffee tables but this one is it! The Clear-Seal coffee table aquarium comes with a toughened glass top that has polished rounded edges. It has either a reproduction or mirror corner section that covers the filter and lighting system. Best of all it has all the ammenities to get rid of that filter noise some fish tank coffee tables have!

You may also be interested in this very cool Octagonal Coffee Table Fish Tank. Resting on a black acrylic pedestal, each table aquarium is illuminated from below a bed of blue glass gravel. Complete with pump, lighting, decorative plants, and two-stage submersible filter pump. A solid top completes the system designed to provide years of enjoyment. Shaped to fit your interior placement in octagon style. This aquarium is an innovative art-in-motion aquatic habitat. Model 680 readiy creates a relaxed atmosphere while serving as a designer coffee table. Viewed from all sides, this luxury table is illuminated from beneath a bed of blue glass gravel. The AquaTable coffee table aquarium is ideal for any living room, office, or bedroom setting.

At Coffee Table Fish Tank and Octagonal Coffee Table Fish Tank

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June 23, 2005

Review: Green Mountain's Extra Bold Sumatran Reserve K-Cups for Keurig

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod ReviewsLibrary - 6524Jim Evans at Coffeewhiz.com sent us the new Green Mountain's Extra Bold Sumatran Reserve K-Cups for Keurig to review. We've enjoyed the K-Cup coffee tremendously since the introduction of the Keurig B50.

What's so special about these new K-Cups? Well more coffee. The new K-Cups contain up to 30% more coffee per K-Cup. Many people have complained about the "dark" blends of the K-Cups not being strong enough - well the new K-Cups solve this problem.

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June 22, 2005

Review: Arabica Express Coffee Pods from Podhead.com for Melitta One:One

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod Reviews20457807 A3695Ce442 MRecently Jay asked me to test out the Arabica Express Podhead.com coffee pods for the Melitta One:One. I've done a few reviews for Single Serve Coffee.com over the past year including a re-review of the Melitta One:One so I know this machine intimately. Actually the Melitta One:One is my daily coffee machine of choice and I look forward to the red little wonder every morning.

Jay was paricularly interested in seeing how the coffee pods did with the Melitta One: One. He had recently done a review of the Podhead.com AE Sensation coffee pods using the Bunn My Cafe and loved them. So Sit back, relax, grab a cup, and I'll tell you all about my experience the Arabica Express Coffee Pods for the Melitta One:One:

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June 21, 2005

Win a Keurig B50 Brewer at Green Mountain Coffee

B50-Silo-Smaller Green Mountain Coffee has a write in sweepstakes to win a Keurig B50 Single-Cup Coffee Brewer! You'll need to come up with the "why" of how much you need the Keurig Single-Cup Coffee brewer in your life. If your story is picked, you'll have your entry posted on the green moutain web site and win one of the Keurig B50 brewers they are giving away.

"We’ll award one brewer each week day (June 20th to July 29th, 2005) to the most compelling story (200 words or less) and post the winning stories on our web site. No purchase necessary. You must be a US resident 18 years of age or older. Please see complete sweepstakes rules for details."

Note: This offer has expired. You can purchase Keurig Brewers at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

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June 20, 2005

Free One Cup Coffee Pods Samples

Baronet One CupYou can sign up for a free samples of Baronet Coffee's One-Cup Coffee Pods on their new web site. The Baronet One-Cup coffee pods are individually wrapped and packed with fresh roasted coffee right from the Baronet roasting plant. Baronet One Cup Coffee Pods will work in the Bun My Cafe, Senseo, and other single serve coffee brewers.

At One Cup Coffee Pods - Baronet's Single Serve Coffee Pods

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June 17, 2005

Community Coffee Pods Arrive for Review

Img 0353We've received a set of all the Coffee Pod flavors available from Community Coffee. We'll be sampling these over the next week or so and should have a review in the next few weeks.

"Brew a distinctive cup of coffee or tea every time with Community Coffee one-cup pods. Individually wrapped for ultimate freshness, each pod has just the right amount of premium arabica coffee to brew the perfect cup. Enjoy one of your favorite varieties today."

At Community Coffee: Coffee Pods

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Kraft to maintain German plants if German Tassimo launch successful

tassimo_us.jpgI'm really excited to try Tassimo in the coming months. It's hard to believe that the machine is just rolling out over the rest of Europe. After being so successful in France, Kraft will roll out the Tassimo in Germany soon. According to Forbes.com, Kraft will continue to operate and maintain Tassimo plants in Germany if the German Tassimo launch goes well. In Europe, Tassimo is battling Senseo for a slice of the very lucrative coffee market there. Analysts are saying that Tassimo will rival Senseo, the current market leading system in Europe, which is made by a joint venture of Sara Lee Corp and Philips Electronics NV.

At Forbes.com

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It's Coffee Table Friday Aviator Style!

Aviatorcoffeetable3Qf04I can see myself flying on this table after consuming one too many Sumatra filled cups of coffee in the morning! Made of solid cast aluminum with a starburst base, the tempered glass on this coffee table is made to withstand the most grueling boggle tournaments.

At Crate and Barrel: Aviator Coffee Table

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June 16, 2005

Free Sample: Kenco Caffè Crema Pods

Light And DecafSign up at Kencocoffeepods.com and they will send you a set of Free Kenco Coffee pods. I haven't tried these yet, so I'm signing up right now. I'm not sure that these pods will work in your standard Home Cafe or Senseo, it appear they will work in a "cafe crema machine". This is what the faq says, "Kenco Caffè Crema pods can be used in any coffee pod crema machines, as well as in any espresso machine with a pump pressure of 10 bar or more." So, I'm thinking Espresso machine. Look - they're free. Sign up and then see what happens. :-)

Update: Looks like these are only available to UK customers. Try it out and see if they'll send it.

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June 15, 2005

Review: FrancisFrancis! X5 Espresso Machine from illy

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod ReviewsX5-Darkblueilly was kind enough to send us their new FrancisFrancis! X5 E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) Espresso machine to help us on our journey into the world of espresso.

Buy the FrancisFrancis! X5 Espresso Machine & Get FREE Shipping at Amazon.com

It's also important to note: E.S.E. Espresso Pods work in E.S.E. espresso machines. E.S.E. pods will not work in your Home Cafe, Senseo, or Bunn My Cafe. However, if you love the ease of use that your Single Serve Coffee machine has provided you, then moving into the world of espresso via the E.S.E. pod is the way to go.

I have in the past tried to get into espresso and found it too time consuming, too difficult to get right every time, and most of all - MESSY. With the E.S.E. pods this goes away, and making espresso is as easy as brewing a cup of single serve coffee.

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Wolfgang Puck Instant Hot Latte - Where Can You Get It?

Homepagebottles1-1We finally received word on what's going on with the Instant Hot Latte from Wolfgang Puck. They are slowly rolling out over the entire US, and will be highly available in the Fall.

"Our Self Heating Cans are currently available at all Kroger Stores nationwide,QFC/Fred Meyer Stores in the Northwest( Ralph's stores on shelf by the end of June), BJ's Club Stores, Target Stores(Midwest only so far), Publix by the end of June. We are expanding everywhere and expect to add Target nationwide, Safeway/nationwide and Albertson's in Southern California in July."

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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June 13, 2005

Single Serve Coffee Father's Day Gift Guide

Fasthers Day Gift SscFather's Day is fast approaching (It's this Sunday, June 19th) and anything Single Serve Coffee is sure to please Dad. Right now Amazon.com has some of the best deals on Single Serve Coffee items if you buy $125 worth of item in Kitchen & Housewares. If you were going to buy any of the Single Serve Coffee machines right now in time for father's day - we recommend the following three levels of Father's Day gift buying: Over $200, $150 and Under, and Under $100.

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Review: Maxwell House - House Blend Coffee Pods

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod Reviews Img 0378We were excited to see Maxwell House Coffee enter the world of the coffee pod. The Maxwell House coffee pods are designed to be used with the Bunn My Cafe, Senseo, and Home Cafe systems. Most of our excitement came from the Maxwell House Coffee "Taste Lock - Resealable Package". We liked the design of the package, and wondered if it would pack coffee freshness within.

On the flavor front there is a total of 4 flavors currently available in their new coffee pod line: House Blend, House Blend Decaf, French Roast, and Hazelnut. We decided to go with the House Blend Coffee pods from Maxwell house for this review. It is the Maxwell House standard for their coffee, and being made from 100% arabica ground coffee we thought, "How bad or good would this be?".

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Tassimo from Kraft To Be Made in US

tassimo_us.jpgOkay - I'm not an avid reader of Plastics & Rubber Weekly, but it does look like they have some great news for those of you interested in Tassimo. Tassimo is doing so well in Europe that 3 new sites in Germany are adding machines to produce more Tassimos for Europe. And best of all? The company making Tassimo for the US is buying a factory to make the Tassimo stateside. With the job cuts at General Motors of 25,000 jobs, this is great news for workers here in the US. Maybe it will not only make a great latte, but perhaps also support the lives of a few American workers who have been displaced by this so-so economy.

Update: You can now order Tassimo at Amazon.com.

At Plastics & Rubber Weekly

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June 10, 2005

It's Coffee Table Friday Contemporary Style!

Contemporary-Coffee-Tables I love a unique, translucent coffee table made out of aluminum. The glass may or may not be included on this aluminum wonder, but I think the ultra-futuristic styling is. You can also get this baby custom sized to fit your coffee needs.

At contemporary coffee tables

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June 9, 2005

Review: Archer Farms French Vanilla Coffee Pods

Img 0335 Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod ReviewsTarget has their own in house brand of food items called Archer Farms. They've put out chips, pretzels, spices, and now coffee pods! Target tried earlier in the year to do a Juan Valdez brewer, but settled on going the pod route with the Archer Farms in house brand.

The Archer Farms pods are 10g pods from what I can tell. They fill up the Bunn My Cafe brewer pod holder quite nicely. Archer Farms pods come boxed in a sleeve of 16 individually wrapped pods. I really like the packaging. It's simple, clean, and overall easy to read. There is a little scale to tell you how dark or how mild the roast is. This style box is becoming the standard coffee pod dispenser.

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June 8, 2005

Traveling Coffee Pod Style

LogoTopnav LogoWe're traveling today to visit both Baronet Coffee and Cool Beans Pods in Hartford, CT. Expect a full report of all things Coffee Pod coming out of these visits. We hope to capture live coffee pod making in action - or at least some coffee roasting! We'll have pictures, pods, and more to report in the coming weeks.

Update: Just got out of a fascinating two hour tour (no not Gilligan's Island) of Baronet Coffee. In a word - amazing. Not only did we get to see the entire coffee pod making process, but we sampled a ton of new and interesting Single Serve Coffee pod flavors. We'll have tons to report in the next week about the entire visit. We also sampled their espresso line of coffee pods, and boy are they yummy! I think I'm a little too wired to drink any coffee for at least 2 hours! Onto Cool Beans!

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June 7, 2005

Javana Coffee Pods Arrive from Reader for Review

Javana PodsRobert Maurer of Pennsylvania has sent in some Javana Pods for review. We've heard rumblings of these pods from some other sources, but had not been able to get them in the Boston area. We are trying to figure out exactly "WHO" makes the Javana Coffee Pods. We think Javana is an store brand for Tops Supermarket and Giant Supermarkets. Who knows? We'll find out before we finish the review. The Javana Coffee pods are designed to work with Home Cafe, Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, and other 62mm pods. The pods are of the 7gram size and it takes 2 pods to make an 8 oz cup.

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June 6, 2005

Translucent Blue Senseo Coming to Europe

Hd7812 20 Tlf Why can't they release one of these clear blue beauties in the US? Wow. It's like the iMac of the Senseo world. Thanks to the folks at Cafepods.com for sending this in.

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June 5, 2005

June 4, 2005

Community Coffee One-Cup Coffee Pods

Dark-Roast-Coffee-Pod-16201-SCommunity Coffee seems to keep popping up in my world this week. I was searching for on Chicory coffee in Louisiana - to see if Cafe Du Monde made pods (just hoping but no go). Well - that search has landed me on Community Coffee and they do make coffee pods and are also a local Louisiana favorite. Then last night we were dining at Magnolia's here in Boston (a Louisiana influenced creole menu and just amazing), I was surprised to find out that they served Community Coffee's chicory blend, and not Cafe Du Monde's coffee. I got into a rather long discussion with the waitress and then the owner about the pros-and-cons of both varieties, and I have to say the Community Coffee chicory blend we had wasn't bad. Okay - now for the pod news. Community Coffee has got 4 coffee pod flavors right now. I'll see what I can drum up for samples to review. Seems the pods only work in the Bunn My Cafe - but if we get them to review, I'll try them out in the Senseo and others.

"Brew a distinctive cup of coffee or tea every time with Community Coffee one-cup pods. Individually wrapped for ultimate freshness, each pod has just the right amount of premium arabica coffee to brew the perfect cup. Enjoy one of your favorite varieties today."

At Community Coffee One-Cup Coffee Pods

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June 3, 2005

Podhead.com Brasil Santos Ae-Sensation Coffee Pod Review

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod Reviews16860854 519F32F6C6 MGianni at Podhead.com was kind enough to send us a sample of nearly every Ae-Sensation (Arabica Express) coffee pod they have available to try out over the Summer months here at Single Serve Coffee.com. Gianni also phoned us up and gave some really good tips on brewing with coffee pods in general.

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June 2, 2005

New Baronet One Cup Coffee Pod Flavors Arrive for Review

BagofcoffeeWe've just received a box of 6 new Coffee Pod flavors from the folks at Baronet coffee.

The new flavors include:

We're pretty fired up to brew a cup of single serve coffee with these new coffee pods from Baronet. Review soon!

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June 1, 2005

Nespresso Romeo Single Serve Espresso Maker

Nespresso Romeo - 1We've been trying to get our hands on a Nespresso machine for a few weeks now. This is in the same league of cost and machine as the FrancisFrancis!, and more like the Keurig or Tassimo machine because of the Nespresso cup/pod that the machine uses. The new Romeo is quite the machine - inspired from Romeo & Juliet. As you can see in the picture - you put the Nespresso pod in the machine at the top, and the coffee comes out to meet your cup below.

Very cool. :-)

Update: Read our full review of the Nespresso Romeo from Single Serve Coffee.com

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$25 off Bunn My Café & Free Shipping for Father's Day

B002TOKE3I.01.TzzzzzzzJust in time for Father's Day, Amazon.com is continuing for June it's $25 off $125 or more in Kitchen and Housewares.

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

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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