March 31, 2007
March 30, 2007
If you thought Starbucks would stop at being at every corner coffee shop to serve you coffee, well you'd be wrong. In a quest for total hot beverage domination, Starbucks is going to go for the vending machine market. In a joint venture with PepsiCo, Starbucks plans to expand their coffee offerings with vending machines, because you can't put a full sized Starbucks everywhere can you? And why wouldn't you want a cup of Starbucks coffee at your local train station or bus stop?
This isn't a big leap, given you can purchase their chilled drinks just about anywhere, but we'll have to see what beverage we pick given the choice of a diet pepsi or frappucino in the coming summer months. We're betting frappucino.
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March 29, 2007
March 28, 2007
We like the thought of not having to remember to close the drink hole on our travel mug, and we like the look of the Contigo West Loop Autoseal mug from Ignite. This slim and trim travel mug will also fit into most drink holders and the quick release-quick seal trigger allows you to choose when to get your single serve coffee out of the mug. Currently available in black, silver, and blue, the mug also features double wall insulation and can be found at Target and other places for around $20 bucks.
Via Josh Spear at Ignite
March 27, 2007
Oâ comes in a fiery orange Nespresso capsule, and we think we're going to love the marriage of our cup and this espresso. We are currently doing our review of the Nespresso C100T Essenza, and think this new coffee would go quite well with the machine.
Oâ means "to marry" in Swahili, one of the official languages of Tanzania and Kenya. Oâ is the result of two unions - the meeting of the earth and the sky, and the unity of two origins; the combination of smooth and intense character of the finest Arabica from Kilimanjaro with fruity notes of sumptuos Arabica grown on Mount Kenya.
We'll have a full review soon of the new Oâ from Nespresso.
At Nespresso Limited Edition 2007
March 26, 2007
Finally "true" coffee on Senseo!! Or at least that's what we're lead to believe here at Single Serve Coffee. We got word of these new coffee pods from reader Christian, who has just travelled back from Europe and picked up the Lavazza Allegro coffee pods for Senseo and thinks they're pretty good. We'll be pinging our sources overseas to see if we can get some ourselves, and hopefully they're as good as they claim.
These coffee pods will work great in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010 , GPOD, Home Cafe and other single serve coffee pod makers.
March 23, 2007
Today's the big day for the launch of the new extra bold K cups from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. You'll be able to purchase the New Extra Bold Kenyan AA, Kona, and Organic Espresso K Cups from the Green Mountain store online and we're anxiously awaiting the ability to hit the add to cart button.
These K Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer. Please write in and tell us what you think of these new K Cups as you receive them. Expect a full review soon after we receive ours.
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.
We often wonder if we could look at a coffee table and see it as the canvas of our single serve coffee life. Well, Italian designer Francesco Cappuccio has come up with quite the interesting new coffee table design centered around this idea - dubbed “Canvas”. It’s inspired by Piet Mondrian’s 1918 painting “Composition with Gray and Light Brown”. We don't think this coffee table is available but Josh Spear and crew recommend you contact old Francesco and let him know you want one.
Via Josh Spear at Francesco Cappuccio
March 22, 2007
We are big fans of the countertop trash can, and use one every day for K Cups, Coffee Pods, and espresso pods. It looks like Grindmaster has come up with a rather large Waste Bin for Coffee Pod Brewers. We don't think you'll need such a large waste bin, but you may want one to match your OPOD or GPOD coffee pod brewer.
At Pod Brewer Accessories by Grindmaster
March 21, 2007
We don't often cover that much business stuff in the Single Serve Coffee world, but it's nice to see a company like Tully's doing well enough to file for an IPO. What does this mean? Perhaps more amazing Tully's K Cups for your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer? We think so.
Tully's Coffee Corporation has announced plans to file a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the initial public offering of its common stock. US-based Tully's Coffee expects to file the registration statement before the end of April 2007, and anticipates that gross proceeds from the offering will reach approximately $50 million. Proceeds will fund the expansion of its retail and wholesale operations.
At Tullys Coffee plans IPO - Drinks Business Review
March 20, 2007
Tired of that old desktop coffee cup, then get the new Musical Coffee Cup. The white ceramic mug holds an MP3 player and has a built-in speaker for you to listen to any tune you want while drinking your coffee from your old boring mug.
Insert the mini plug into an MP3 player's earphone jack to serve up perhaps a little Billy Holiday, or for us The Strokes might capture our morning need to drive the caffeine forward into the day. The MP3 player provides the power source, so no additional batteries are needed. The only real bummer? The Musical Coffee Cup cannot be used for drinking.
Via Chip Chick at Moma
March 19, 2007
We love it when some Frankenstein hardware creator combines a USB Cup Warmer with a 4 Port USB 2.0 hub and calls it HUBBACINO! You can even order this rather striking USB cup warmer with your own custom logo. If you happen to be an internet mogul - you can even order an entire case of the hubs to giveaway to your employees.
At Chip Chick at USB Cup Warmer
Made in Holland, these coffee pods have been getting rave reviews from reader write ins. The Gala Dark Roast Coffee Pods come packed in a case of 12 packages, each with 18 pods for a total of 216 coffee pods. We recommend getting a coffee pod canister to make sure your pods stay fresh after you open an 18 pack. These pods should work great in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups Home Cafe, and other single serve coffee pod makers.
At Gala Single Serving Coffee Pods, Dark Roast
March 16, 2007
We can't tell you how much we'd love to have our own Nespresso Romeo to use every day here at Single Serve Coffee, but we can try. We love the footprint, we love the design, and most importantly, we love the coffee and espresso it produces. Having reviewed the Nespresso Romeo 350 not that long ago, we remember fondly the little capsule retreating from the balcony, and becoming a perfect cup of single serve coffee. YUM!
Right now Amazon.com has the Nespreso Romeo listed for $80 dollars off. Sign up for Amazon Prime and you'll also get 2 day shipping. Amazon Prime may cost $79 bucks, but think of the $80 you save to get this killer deal of 2 day shipping on just about any Amazon.com item - including coffee pods, k cups, and T Discs.
- Automatic espresso machine designed for mess-free coffee-filled capsules
- High-pressure 19-bar pump; Thermoblock heating system; electronic temperature regulation
- Removable 47-ounce water tank; steam nozzle for making cappuccino; cup-warming plate
- Capsules insert/eject automatically; 12 capsules, espresso cup, and Lungo cup included
- Measures 14-3/5 by 10-3/5 by 13-2/5 inches; 1-year limited warranty
At Nespresso E350 Romeo Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine
March 15, 2007
If you're a huge fan of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, or are just an obsessive coffee mug collector, this Global Warming Mug from Firebox will either make your morning or scare the living hell right out of you. This worryingly relevant mug-with-a-message is adorned with a map of the world. Which is nice. What isn't particularly nice is what happens when you fill the mug with a hot cup of single serve coffee. Because as soon as the mug feels the heat, the land mass begins to disappear before your very eyes. Oceans start to spread across the coastlines as ice caps melt and water levels rise.
Our advice? Start drinking as much one cup coffee as you can with this mug around the office or house filled with disbelievers, and realize spreading the message about global warming is a very good thing.
Via Shiny Shiny at Global Warming Mug
March 14, 2007
Here at Single Serve Coffee, we are always looking for the building blocks of a better coffee home and future. We think we've found the essential building blocks of life with the CEO Desk above. Sure, the picture above may not be a coffee table, but we know this desk represents the future of coffee table building.
Here's what the Swedish designers have to say about their creation:
CEO is a desk for a powerful person that reflects on a glimpse of the lost childhood, when life was easier and freer. We want to invite the director to a journey back to a time when life was filled with playfulness, more fun and when he or she was better at showing their feelings. We created the desk bound by the structural laws of LEGO-building bricks, combined this with the grace of the late Rococo furniture style and painted it glossy black to evoke feelings of exclusivity and power. CEO is made up of massive beech, MDF and painted with black enamel paint.
Via Core77 Design Blog at Lego Coffee Table
March 13, 2007
We've gotten word of several new Extra Bold K Cups from Green Mountain: 10% Kona Coffee Blend, Organic Espresso Blend, Kenyan AA, Sumatran Extra Dark, and Dark Magic Extra Bold. Currently, you can get Sumatran, and the Dark Magic Extra Bold K Cups, but apparently these k cups have been improved and repackaged. The 10% Kona Coffee Blend, Kenyan AA K Cups and Organic Espresso Blend are definitely new. We look forward to sampling these in our Keurig B70 in the near future. These K Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.
Update: The Kenyan AA K Cups are also new.
Continue reading: "New Kona, Kenyan AA and Organic Espresso Blend Extra Bold K Cups from Green Mountain"
March 12, 2007
We have one thing to say - GET THESE COFFEE PODS WHILE YOU CAN! This is simply the best cup of single serve coffee we've had in a long time from a coffee pod. Since receiving the Baronet Estate Costa Rican Coto Brus Coffee Pods just last Thursday, we've done nothing but consume, share, and then defend the remaining coffee pods so no one else can drink the Coto Brus but us.
Continue reading: "Quick Coffee Picks: Baronet Estate Costa Rican Coto Brus Coffee Pods"
March 9, 2007
We've been obsessed lately with a coffee maker first introduced in the 1940's called the Atomic Coffee Maker. The design is stunning, with curves we thought you could only find on a modern coffee maker. We think it looks like the pre-cursor to the single serve coffee machines we all enjoy today or perhaps more like a modern espresso machine, but regardless, the Atomic Coffee Maker is stunning. The first place we came across the Atomic Coffee maker was at a site in New Zealand. We had no idea such a stylish coffee maker could have been produced in the 1940's, but then again the future was all the rage in the 1940s and 50s.
The Atomic was reportedly designed in the UK in the 1940s, and certainly Sassoon-badged models record a 1947 British patent number on the label. The machines were however all manufactured in Italy, with Italian patents being held by Giordano Robbiati of Milan. The very earliest machines carry an Austrian patent by Stella in Vienna; these have a more "flattened" form and lack the later front plug in the water reservoir.
What's amazing is the shear amount of people collecting the Atomic Coffee Maker. There are dozens of web sites detailing the parts and other items you may need to get your Atomic up and running. Also, there were reissues in the 1950s and in 1986. Wild. This makes finding just the right part very difficult. There's a great guide on how to Buy and Sell your Atomic Parts.
Continue reading: "Atomic Single Serve Coffee for Your Kitchen"
March 8, 2007
If you're looking for something in-between coffee and espresso, then CAFresso may be for you. These 8 gram espresso pods won't work in your single serve coffee pod brewer, but they will work in any E.S.E. certified espresso maker like the FrancisFrancis!. E.S.E. Pods are typically 7 grams, but a CAFresso pod is 8 grams and a bit thicker, just fitting into the E.S.E. espresso pod holder. We fired up our rather new, yet stylish Gaggia Baby Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine that comes with the E.S.E. espresso pod holder attachment.
What did we find? Is CAFresso more coffee hype than good coffee? Are these espresso meets coffee E.S.E. pods worth your single serve coffee dollar?
Continue reading: "Review: CAFresso 8g Espresso Pods for Your Espresso Machine E.S.E. Pod Filter"
March 7, 2007
We're always looking for a good milk frothing option when using our Bunn My Cafe or other single serve coffee brewer. The Bodum Schiuma battery-operated milk frother is a good way to get your froth on. The lightweight frother with flexible steel wand and ergonomic plastic handle can whip up a healthy lather on any type of milk and comes with a heat-resistant borosilicate glass beaker to make you feel like you're a one cup coffee chemist.
At Bodum Schiuma Battery-Operated Milk Frother and Salad Dressing Set
March 6, 2007
Have you noticed something different in your grocery store coffee aisle? We have. Recently on a trip to a local Shaw's Supermarket we saw the $99 dollar Keurig B40 Single Serve Coffee brewer and lots of K Cups for sale. What? Could our eyes be deceiving us?
Yep. It's all true. After a few calls we confirmed that Keurig and K Cups from Green Mountain Coffee and others are going to be in more and more grocery stores over this year. That's great news for everyone, as it makes getting a cup of K Cup single serve coffee a bit easier. Look for K Cups in your local store and sound off in the comments telling us where you found them.
At Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee
Need to get some more K Cups for you Keurig? If you haven't tried the Diedrich Sumatra K Cups then you're missing out on some very special coffee. The Sumatra K Cups have a rich body with the syrupy Sumatra after taste you've come to love. Packed in 2 - 25 count boxes, these K Cups will cost $19 for 50 K Cups bringing the price per K Cup to 0.38 cents a cup.
These K-Cups will work in you Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.
At Diedrich K-Cups, Sumatra, 25-Count Box
March 5, 2007
Bodum now has the new Shin Bistro coffee, espresso, and tea cups available. These striking heat resistant glass mugs come with cork coasters to protect your coffee table. The design matches their Shin Bistro coffee press and we like the almost Star Trek feel of the entire line.
At Bodum and Amazon.com
March 2, 2007
We often forget how many different types of coffee we try and never really write about in a single article. So, we thought, "How are we going to fix that?" Well, it's pretty easy. Starting each month we'll be publishing the coffees, teas, and espressos we're just enjoying here at Single Serve Coffee.
To start it off this month, we can give you the run down per machine for Tassimo, Keurig, Coffee Pod Brewers, Flavia, Nespresso, and ESE Espresso machines.
Continue reading: "The Single Serve Coffee We're Drinking"
Want to keep time while drinking your cup of single serve coffee? We give you the Time Table Coffee Table. The entire top surface of the Time Table is a digital clock. The glowing digit segments are made of electro-luminescent film, which accounts for the thinness of the structure (6cm). The electronics include an alarm, and a timer to switch the light off at night. Additionally, the light can be turned on, or off anytime without affecting the time.
Via SCIFI.COM at Normal
March 1, 2007
With a silicone seal that ensures no more spills, the Click and Seal Travel mug from OXO can be operated with a single hand. You simply click the button to open and close the seal on this stainless steel 14 oz travel mug. The Click and Seal Travel mug is also double-walled and has vacuum insulation to keep your single serve coffee hot or cold up to 7 hours. And we like the slim and trim base, as it looks like it will accommodate a wide variety of car cup holders.