December 30, 2006
What can we say? It's been an amazing 2006 here at Single Serve Coffee. We've reviewed more single serve coffee stuff than we could have possibly imagined, and the year has introduced new single serve coffee brewers, coffee flavors, and coffee experiences. We look forward to more k-cup reviews, more single serve coffee machine reviews, more coffee pod reviews, and yes - just more singles serve coffee stuff. So raise your mug and may 2007 have all the same single serve coffee wonder as 2006 has.
CHEERS!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
December 29, 2006
Only out in Europe, the new Krups Nescafe Gusto is taking the EU by storm and we've got more pictures. Much like the Tassimo, the Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto makes lots of different coffee drinks. We've got a roundup of new pictures of the Nescafe Gusto and thought you might like to see more of this round single serve beauty. We can only hope they make the Nescafe Gusto available in the US next year.
Each coffee capsule contains roast & ground coffee from 100 percent Arabica beans, which basically means they're the best you can get; then the coffee capsules are sealed airtight after roasting, to keep them really fresh. When the capsules are put into the machine, a combination of the finely ground coffee & the 14-bar pressure (professional coffee shop standard) guarantees maximum flavour and a perfect full bodied, rich aroma coffee everytime. Not only that, the 14-bar pressure used in combination with the milk capsule, gives you that famous frothy coffee shop cappuccino and latte macchiato's.
At Nescafe Dolce Gusto
December 28, 2006
We received two boxes of the Diedrich Coffee French Roast K-Cups this holiday season and we like them. Though we've been very loyal to our Tully's French Roast K-Cups, the Diedrich Coffee French Roast K-Cups are really good as well. Expect not as bold a flavor as a Tully's, but the flavor is very rich for a morning cup of coffee.
Packed 18 to a box and available from Amazon.com at $9.99, these K-Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.
December 27, 2006
Made for the TASSIMO Hot Beverage System, the Gevalia Signature Crema Coffee T-Discs make one of the best cups of coffee we've had for Tassimo. Don't get us wrong - we love our Jacobs Kroenung and our Yuban coffee T-Discs as well, but we've really been enjoying this coffee over the past week.
Packed in 2 - 16 count T-Disc boxes, these T-Discs will work in your Tassimo 1200 and 1400 models.
December 26, 2006
We hope everyone is having a great holiday season and enjoying some single serve coffee with friends and family. We've started a poll in the forums to see what single serve coffee maker you received this holiday season.
Share your thoughts on becoming the proud owner of more single serve coffee schwag or sign up and tell everyone in the forums about your new single serve coffee maker.
- Senseo Single Serve Coffee Maker
- Tassimo Hot Beverage System
- Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker
- Simplehuman Coffee Pod Brewer
- Grindmaster Single Serve Coffee Maker
- Nespresso Coffee Maker
- Flavia Fusion
- Keurig K Cups
- Coffee Pods
At SingleServeCoffee.com Forums
December 22, 2006
This design concept was developed in cooperation with several designers for the Nespresso competition held last year. This design expands the Nespresso capsule-system with water-capsules, which work as cups for the mobile cafe-experience in traffic-jams or anywhere else in your car.
We're pretty sure we'd love a Nespresso system in our car. Click on through for even larger pictures at the portfolio of Thomas J. Mrokon.
December 21, 2006
We're pretty sure you're going to want to know more about the Seasonal K Cups Coffee Tour. What is a Seasonal K Cup Coffee Tour? How about getting each seasonal set of K Cups automatically sent to you every other month all year long? You'll get 2 - 25 packs of K Cup coffee from Green Mountain Coffee. This is a perfect gift as well for reminding that coffee lover every other month that you thought of them all year long.
Here's the run down for the year:
* Winter — Golden French Toast
* Spring — Island Coconut
* Summer — Raspberry Rhapsody
* Fall — Pumpkin Spice
* Holiday — Spicy Eggnog
It will cost you a whopping $27.90 for each season. Not bad and really easy if you want to forget about the gift and let it do all the thinking for you all year long. These K Cups will work in the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.
At Green Mountain Coffee Roasters - Seasonal Flavors Coffee Tour
December 20, 2006
The Teema collection is based on familiar and basic shapes – a circle, a square and a rectangle. Kaj Franck found them simply irresistible, and spent his time reducing all that was excessive, until only the essential remained. We love the fact the mugs are very stout and still have clean lines that transform them into a mug that's truly different.
Via Best Products at Teema Mugs
December 19, 2006
Want to microwave up a cup of single serve coffee? Look no further than JavaVoo. It's microwaved - micro-brew coffee that makes your microwave oven your personal barista. Utilizing patented innovative Micro-Brew technology the Micro-Brew Personal Barista replicates the same pressure brewing process as a more expensive Espresso machine, producing the same rich and full-bodied tasting cup of coffee, complete with rich cream. Well - we're not sure if it's the same but we're anxious to try. Click on the graphic below to see how it works.
At JavaVoo, L.L.C.
We're still in awe at the need to make toast, coffee, and eggs at the same time and have it fit in such a tiny space. It takes only 10 minutes to get all three cooked and brewed, and we're pretty sure this would make some bacon as well. The problem is the coffee pot, we'd prefer perhaps a nice Nespresso or Mico-Keurig brewer instead.
Via Gizmodo at Tokoyo Mango
December 18, 2006
Packed in a 24 count box, the K-Cup variety pack from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is perfect for those picky relatives coming over for the holidays. You'll have a bunch of different flavored K-Cups to throw their way including:
- French Vanilla elegantly fragrant with the rich and luscious flavor of vanilla
- Hazelnut Cream sweet, buttery aroma with the warm flavors of roasted nuts
- Rain Forest Nut vanilla, caramel, cashew & Brazil nuts. A Fair Trade Certified coffee.
These K Cups will work in the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer. We really love the Rain Forest Nut, and we've are always found of the Hazelnut Cream with a little cream and sugar to make it even sweeter.
At Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
December 16, 2006
You've only got a few days left for ordering those single serve coffee presents, and even fewer days to order presents that need to be shipped any distance. We've rounded up all of our holiday gift picks and cool products featured this past month into one place for your shopping needs. You'll also want to check out the Single Serve Coffee Holiday Gift Guide - The Coffee Lovers Holiday Shopping Guide for an extensive set of gift picks this holiday season. Also you may want to read our cross comparison on single serve coffee makers: Cost Per Single Serve Coffee Cup: Coffee Pods, Keurig K Cups, Tassimo T Discs, and Nespresso Coffee Capsules. It's got all the details you'll need to make the proper single serve coffee drinking choice this holiday season.
Good Holiday Hunting!!!!
December 15, 2006
We've all been waiting for a cup of single serve coffee from Starbucks, but we think we can definitely settle for Tassimo T Discs from Seattle's Best Coffee. Starbucks may own Seattle's Best, but the coffees are always a bit different. We love the stronger blends we can often find at Seattle's Best, and they also have that crazy aroma of Seattle in the coffee - rich, a bit darker, and always interesting.
About the Blends:
- Seattle's Best Coffee Breakfast Blend: Roasted to a deep dark brown, this coffee is medium-bodied and intense with a rich flavor and roasty sweetness and an elegant finish. This blend says, "Ready, set, go!". Packed 16 T DISCS per package. $7.99 per package.
- Seattle's Best Coffee® Henry's Blend® - Nutty flavor, hearty aroma and a complex, rich flavor are the essence of this medium-to full-bodied blend. It's super-smooth with a long lingering finish. Packed 16 T DISCS per Package. Price $7.99.
What did we really think about these two new blends? What did they taste like? Are they as good as a cup of Seattle's Best coffee right at the coffee shop?
Continue reading: "Review: Seattle's Best T Discs for Tassimo - Henry's and Breakfast Blend Reviews"
December 14, 2006
The Jura-Capresso Z-Series Cup Warmer provides a heated storage bin for "up to 24 espresso cups or 16 coffee cups" that quickly brings your cup to the optimal brewing temperature ready to receive piping hot coffee. We often heat up our coffee cups using our Instant Hot Water from our In-Sink-Erator Hot Water Dispenser, but we can see the need to have a nice stack of piping hot mugs versus making one hot at a time each morning.
The price at $999 though has to be the most expensive gadget we've seen to heat up mugs. You could purchase the higher end Nespresso Le Cube Automatic Espresso Machine with cup warmers and not even hit a thousand dollars, and it would even make espresso. But if you need the best and have the money to blow, the Jura-Capresso Z-Series Cup Warmer may be for you.
Via Engadget at Williams Sonoma
December 13, 2006
Need to tell your roommate or spouse what type of coffee you'd like from your single serve coffee machine without even uttering a word? Look not further than the Selector Coffee Mug. This unique piece of drinking equipment comes with stainless steel selector rings that can be twisted according to the beverage that you want (coffee or tea only) as well as the number of spoons of sugar and milk you normally take for that perfect cup of single serve coffee. A great holiday gift at $29.98 each.
Via Uber Gizmo at Selector Coffee Mug
December 12, 2006
We've just received word there's a new Senseo pod holder in Germany that makes Espresso. Presso - or short for espresso is the single serve coffee answer to making an even darker cup of single serve coffee with your Senseo. Presso is a combination of coffee pods with a finer espresso ground coffee and a new Senseo pod holder that increases the pressure while making a cup of Presso.
From the German Web site:
Enjoy with Senseo® presso It a small cup of strong, qualitatively high-quality coffee with fine Crema - and in the hand turning! But Douwe Egberts and Philips developed a completely new technology - consisting of the special Senseo® presso Pads and the special Senseo® presso PAD owners. Simply strongly.
There's even a starter set that includes the pod holder and everything you need to get started including Presso Pods.
SENSEO® PRESSO STARTER BOX Italian benefit from the outset - with the attractive Senseo® presso starter box. There is everything in it, which genuine Geniesser needs: Senseo® purifies 16 presso Kaffeepads as well as the new Senseo® presso coffee PAD owners. Now in the trade!
At Presso and thanks to CafePods for sending in this tip. We'll try and round one of these up over the next few weeks.
We love our Keurig Special Edition B60 and think the price reduction from $199.95 to $149.95 makes it makes the perfect gift for the holiday single serve coffee drinker to be. It's has lots of pretty blue lights (just like the more expensive Keurig B70), and it has nearly all the features of the Keurig B70 in a model that's $50 bucks cheaper. Trust us - you won't be sorry picking up the Keurig B60 for anyone this holiday shopping season.
If you're looking for a good comparison of the B40, B50, and B60 brewers we've got a great article we put together last year. And if you have that extra $50 bucks lying around, you may want to read our review of the Keurig B70 and see what you're missing.
Keurig B60 Features:
Three brew sizes:
* 5.25-oz. more intense cup
* 7.25-oz. regular cup
* 9.25-oz. travel mug
* Adjustable brew temperature
* Blue backlit LCD display and water reservoir
* Digital clock, Programmable on/off timer
* Ready to brew three minutes after turned on
* Descale indicator for long life
* Removable 48-oz. water reservoir
* Removable stainless steel drip tray
* Chrome handle and faceplate
* 11" wide, 13" deep, 13.5" tall
* 16.5" tall when opened
At Green Mountain Coffee
December 11, 2006
The Tassimo deal of the holiday season continues! Amazon.com has the Tassimo TA 1400 for $127.77. That's $42 off the standard price of $169.99. You can then send in a mail in rebate for $20.00 and the item qualifies for FREE Shipping. That brings the price after rebate for the Tassimo to $107. So if you're looking to get a Tassimo for a holiday gift, nows the time.
Tassimo price after price reduction, rebates, and FREE shipping $107
- Brews: A variety of hot beverages via patented T DISC technology
- T DISC Varieties: Fully compatible with each brewer
- Water Tank: Extra-large 68 oz. water tank
- Filter: Built-in water filtration system included, filters sold separately
- Design: Sleek exterior with gold accents
- Cup Stand: Adjustable cup stand to accommodate cups, mugs, travel mugs, etc.
At Tassimo Premium Hot Beverage System Deal
Update: Make sure and look through the list of buying options and pick the Amazon.com option. It has been as low as $122.08 making the total still $102.88.
We've just received a set of the Tassimo T Discs from Seattle’s Best Coffee. Seattle’s Best Coffee Breakfast Blend and Henry's Blend are in the package, and we've been drinking cups of both blends all morning long. We'll have a full review soon, but preliminary results suggest we are drinking some of the best coffee we've ever had for Tassimo. The aroma from both blends brewing is just like walking into the local Seattle's Best coffee shop we have nearby in Lexington, MA.
About the Blends:
- Seattle’s Best Coffee Breakfast Blend: Roasted to a deep dark brown, this coffee is medium-bodied and intense with a rich flavor and roasty sweetness and an elegant finish. This blend says, "Ready, set, go!". Packed 16 T DISCS per package. $7.99 per package.
- Seattle’s Best Coffee® Henry’s Blend® - Nutty flavor, hearty aroma and a complex, rich flavor are the essence of this medium-to full-bodied blend. It's super-smooth with a long lingering finish. Packed 16 T DISCS per Package. Price $7.99.
December 8, 2006
The Senseo Gift Pack in Black comes with everything you'll need to get going in the single serve coffee world and best of all it's over $25 bucks off and qualifies for FREE Super saver shipping which will arrive by the 22nd. What we like best? The Senseo Thermal travel mug that will fit under the Senseo spout and keep your single serve coffee extra warm.
Senseo Gift Pack Includes:
- Gift pack with single-serve coffeemaker that brews using pre-measured coffee pods
- 2 pod holders; removable water reservoir; simple "on/off" button; 1- or 2-cup option
- Stand-by function; 1-hour auto shut-off; dishwasher-safe removable parts
- Also includes 2 additional bags of Senseo pods, 2 pod canisters, and a thermal travel mug
Back when things got started here at SingleServeCoffee.com, we found these very helpful coffee pod canisters. You'll be happy to know they're still available and a great gift for any coffee pod person. CoffeePodCanister.com also features the Coffee Pod/K Cup countertop trash can - which we use everyday here at Single Serve Coffee.
Coffee pod canisters for Senseo and Home Cafe keep coffee pods fresh & full of flavor.
• Holds 16 to 18 coffee pods
• Transparent acrylic lid
• Tight sealing silicone gasket
• 1-piece stainless steel body
• Unique pod lift system
• Includes a variety of labels
• 10-year manufacturer's guarantee!
Douwe Egberts, Folgers, Millstone and Maxwell House coffee pods fit perfectly and stay fresh!
December 7, 2006
The big thing in New York this week? The new Nespresso Boutique Bar. The big bummer? We got invited but couldn't attend. Oh well, we will be visiting New York soon enough and will have to stop by. The Nespresso Boutique Bar is located in New York City at 761 Madison Avenue, between 65th and 66th Streets, the Nespresso Boutique Bar will serve a discerning clientele in one of the city’s most prestigious residential and shopping areas, which is home to the world’s most fashionable brands.
Lot's of pictures after the jump...
Continue reading: "Nespresso Boutique Coffee Bar Opens in New York"
December 6, 2006
Only out in Europe, the new Nescafe Gusto is taking the EU by storm. Much like the Tassimo, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto makes lots of different coffee drinks. It's a bit rounded and takes coffee capsules much like the Lavazza Blue or the Nespresso machines. It will also whip up some froth for a nice cappuccino. We'll follow this machine and hopefully it will make it's way over the Atlantic waters and come to the US next year.
Each coffee capsule contains roast & ground coffee from 100 percent Arabica beans, which basically means they’re the best you can get; then the coffee capsules are sealed airtight after roasting, to keep them really fresh. When the capsules are put into the machine, a combination of the finely ground coffee & the 14-bar pressure (professional coffee shop standard) guarantees maximum flavour and a perfect full bodied, rich aroma coffee everytime. Not only that, the 14-bar pressure used in combination with the milk capsule, gives you that famous frothy coffee shop cappuccino and latte macchiato’s.
Via Shiny Shiny at Nescafe Dolce Gusto
December 5, 2006
Enjoy coffee or espresso with ease using E.S.E. epsresso pods or ground coffee. Sure we often look for the best of both single serve coffee and single serve espresso, but this Krups is a totally amazing little unit. So, if you want the ease of using espresso pods to make a nice short shot or a tall Cafe Americano - this is for you.
The coffee maker features 10-cup glass carafe, removable filter and water-level indicator. Espresso has 15-bar pump, die-cast thermo heating element and heavyweight portafilter for ground espresso or E.S.E. pods. Brushed stainless steel housing with digital clock, hot water feature and LED display.
Get it while you can, as according to our sources, this is one of the hottest espresso and coffee makers this season for under $299.
At Krups Combination Coffee/Espresso Maker
Looking for more holiday shopping gifts for that coffee drinker in your life? Visit the Single Serve Coffee Holiday Gift Guide.
December 4, 2006
If you like Sesame Street, NOVA, Frontline, and other amazing shows on PBS then you know the quality that PBS has in programming. We imagine the PBS Blend K Cups will also have the same quality in "coffee programming".
The PBS Blend is grown in the lush, tropical rainforests surrounding the El Triunfo Biosphere in Mexico. The PBS Blend is sweetly balanced and smooth, with full flavor and a rich finish. With this Fair Trade Certified™ organic coffee, PBS invites "viewers like you" to enjoy great taste while preserving both natural habitat and one of America's greatest national treasures.
PBS Blend K Cups will work in the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.
At Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Tired of running out of K Cups for your Keurig brewer? Join the Green Mountain Cafe Express Club, and never run out of K Cups again.
December 3, 2006
What an amazing November. If you missed any of our news and reviews check out below. Looking for great gifts? Check out the Single Serve Coffee Holiday Gift Guide - The Coffee Lovers Holiday Shopping Guide.
Holiday Single Serve Coffee Shopping
Quick Coffee Picks
Coffee Gadgets and Stuff
December 2, 2006
We recently reviewed the new Senseo Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine in Metallic Chrome and really love it. Besides the obvious exterior change of chrome plating, the Senseo Supreme features adjustable cup size for 3oz., 4 oz., 5 oz. cup and 6oz., 8 oz., 10 oz. mugs of coffee.
If you purchase the Senseo Supreme you'll also get a bunch of extras in the box. The Senseo Supreme includes a bonus 68 gourmet coffee pods, plus coupons for 10 free cappuccino pods and 20 free tea pods. There is even a Free tea-pod holder included. And finally, the best feature - a "33% Larger Water Reservoir (32 oz.) - dishwasher Safe. Woot!
At Senseo HD7832 Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine in Metallic Chrome
Looking for more holiday shopping gifts for that coffee drinker in your life? Visit the Single Serve Coffee Holiday Gift Guide.
December 1, 2006
What's not to like about a rich and delicious coffee with hints of caramel, vanilla and custard, and is perfect for warming up these long winter days ahead? That it only comes out in the Winter. If you haven't been to Winter Carnival in Quebec, Canada - then this coffee is the only substitute we can think of. We've been enjoying the Winter Carnival blend over the past few days and the Thanksgiving Holiday, and find it to be a perfect cup of coffee in the morning and in the evening paired with a little desert. We love the sweet notes of the blend, and the hints of vanilla are amazing. These K Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.