April 27, 2007

It's Coffee Table Friday Brad Ascalon Style!


New York based designer Brad Ascalon recently showed off his elegant Period Table, a new piece for Italian furniture company Sintesi. The Ascalon's use of powder coated steel and tempered glass really makes this classically inspired table a bit different. We like the open end to the leg, and feel the table speaks of a simpler modern time.

Via at Sintesi

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April 26, 2007

Fratello Coffee Pods Arrive for Review

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We've just received a set of Fratello coffee pods for review. We picked up a sampler pack by ordering from the Coffee Artisan which comes with five different pods for $2.49. If you don't know that much about Fratello, Fratello has been roasting coffee since 1985, so that gives them a little north of 20 years of experience to put into their coffee pods.

Coffee Pods in Fratello Coffee Pod sampler pack:

  • French Saigon Dark- This popular blend is a sure fire hit for those who love the smoky taste of a dark roast. Never bitter. 100%
  • Columbian Supremo - Premium Colombian coffee - full in flavor. A classic cup of coffee.
  • Columbian Natural Decaf Colombian - Coffee with heady aroma and mellow flavor. - Swiss Water Decaf Process with no chemical aftertaste.
  • French Vanilla - An exceedingly smooth Bourbon Vanilla - one of the worlds most popular.
  • Costa Rican Organic Fair Trade - Strictly high-grown coffee that produces a distinctive brew with vibrant flavor & rich undertones.

These coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010 , GPOD, Home Cafe and other single serve coffee pod makers. Expect a full review of the Fratello Coffee Pod sampler pack soon.

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April 25, 2007

Review: Oâ Limited Edition Nespresso Capsules

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Looking for the latest and greatest Nespresso capsule? Look no further than the Limited Edition Nespresso Blend Oâ. 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. It's also 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've been sipping a bit of Oâ over the past few days using the Nespresso C100T Essenza (which we will have a full review of soon) to make a cup of Oâ in lungo size. What do we think? How yummy is this Oâ we speak of?

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April 24, 2007

10 Must Reads On Single Serve Coffee

10Mustreads SingleservecoffEach day Single Serve Coffee grows a little bit, and we wanted to share the best of the best we have with our new and old readers. Over the past 3 years we've written over 1000+ articles and created 30+ topic areas on Single Serve Coffee. Picking 10 articles or even areas of the site is a bit tough. When we look at the body of work we've done, the reviews are always front and center, but then we have the major categories, and different articles we've done on major topics. We even have our obsession with coffee tables, coffee gadgets, and coffee deals to pick from. So, don't expect this list to be exhaustive, but it should be a good place to start or to catch up on single serve coffee.

Here's our picks of the 10 Must Reads at Single Serve Coffee.

  1. Cost Per Single Serve Coffee Cup: Coffee Pods, Keurig K Cups, Tassimo T Discs, and Nespresso Coffee Capsules
  2. Tips & Tricks: Wet Your Coffee Pod & Heat Your Brewer
  3. Review: Senseo from Single Serve Coffee
  4. Single Serve Coffee Holiday Shopping Guides
  5. Coffee Pod Reviews
  6. K Cup Reviews
  7. Single Serve Coffee Reviews - All of Them
  8. Single Serve Coffee Monthly Round Ups
  9. Nespresso
  10. Tassimo

Please sound off in the comments if you think there are other articles or areas we've posted that should be included here in your mind.

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April 23, 2007

Cream and Sugar In One Coffee Gadget


Want to put your milk and sugar into one container instead of two? The Newton milk and sugar set from Finnish company Tonfisk Design allows you to put the sugar and cream in the same container, so you don't have to fiddle with multiple containers when you're fixing your coffee. The Newton always keeps the sugar bowl component level, as the milk container is tilted to pour out the cream. We're not sure how well the Newton will work with granulated sugar, or if this is a sugar cube-only device. We'd be willing to try out some cubes just to see the look on someone's face at a dinner party when they ask for cream or a little sugar.

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April 20, 2007

Get $60 Off any Nespresso Machine

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Nespresso is giving away coupon vouchers for $60 off any Nespresso machine. You'll need to have either received the coupon or you can call a toll free number to get the coupon. The number to call is 1800 562 1465. Another way to share the coupon is when you click on the link in the email you receive, you can on the Nespresso coupon site send a coupon to a friend. Good luck getting this deal as it makes a great many of the machines very affordable. In order to get your $60, you'll need to purchase a machine and then send in the coupon voucher and information from the Nespresso machine's box. This makes purchasing the Nespresso D90R Essenza Manual Espresso Machine, Coral Red for $119 instead of $179 a no brainer if you want to get into the world of Nespresso.

Update:The other offer is a Mother's Day Promotion and it's for current members only. The only way this offer is good for non-members is when a member refers them. In this case, the voucher that he/she receives will have the preprinted information of the person who did the referring and the referred will have to fill out his/her own info before sending the voucher in for the rebate. This offer is for $60 cash back. If you're not a Nespresso member - check out the $50 back offer good until June 30th.

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April 19, 2007

Java Wand - The Single Serve Coffee French Press Glass Straw

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We've just received the Java Wand to review here at Single Serve Coffee. Having read endlessly about it, and with a little more time on our hands we've decided to try out this interesting single serve coffee straw. What is a Java Wand?

The Java Wand™ is a mini French Press filter attached to a hand crafted glass straw that brews and filters coffee, tea leaves, herbs, and infusions in the convenience of an ordinary cup. The Java Wand is packaged in a lightweight, indestructible carry case that contains a special compartment to transport your favorite coffee or tea.

We've also received a bunch of different ground coffee from Justin at CoffeeGiant.com to try with our Java Wand, since we really try and stick to only coffee pods, k cups, t discs, and the like. We'll give you our impressions and review very soon. But just from using the Java Wand this morning, it's an interesting and one could say - magical coffee experience.

At Java Wand and Java Wand

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April 18, 2007

Coffee Buzz on NPR


The Coffee Buzz show featured on NPR recently has some interesting tidbits on current coffee trends. We really enjoyed getting the low down on coffees that aren't uber dark and chunky. Many of the coffees tasted on the show were on the lighter side and sounded like they tasted amazing and different. We're going to be tracking down some of the blends to try in our Gaggia Baby D, Perfect Pod Maker, and Keurig reuseable filter. There's also a full list of coffees tasted on the NPR web site.

Once upon a time, Americans chugged 30 cent cups of coffee or whipped up the Folger's at home and kept on moving. Then came the "coffee culture," and biggest of all Starbucks. Now, Starbucks is moving toward 40,000 outlets and drive-thru ubiquity.

And the buzz on coffee is moving, again. Aficionados are talking like wine lovers. Treating beans like grapes and plantations like vineyards. Talking about a coffee's "notes of maple syrup" or "hint of peaches and pecan." We're curious.

At On Point : Coffee Buzz - Coffee Buzz

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April 17, 2007

Review: Nabob 100% Colombian T Discs for Tassimo

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We've been enjoying the new Tassimo T Discs that just came out over the past week. First up for impressions? How about the Nabob 100% Colombian Arabica coffee T Discs. If you aren't familiar with the Nabob brand, it's based in Canada and loved throughout the country. There is even a rather large page on Kraft Canada's web site detailing the Nabob coffee brand.

In the past we enjoyed Jacobs Kroenung T Discs that seemed to have a similar coffee flavor note. What you're going to find tasting the Nabob 100% Columbian Arabica Coffee is a very light, smooth tasting coffee. This is not for the dark coffee drinker, nor is it for the medium coffee drinker, this is for the morning at the cabin occasional coffee drinker.

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April 14, 2007

What's Happening over at SingleServeEspresso!

It’s been a while, and there are some articles stacking up over at SingleServeEspresso.com if you haven’t read them, they’re new to you. It’s starting to warm up and if you’re starting to garden, now might be a good time to pick up some free coffee grounds for working into the soil in the garden, or simply pick up some festive tulip shaped bright espresso cups to enjoy the season.


  • Nespresso C100 Review
  • Consumer Reports Review - 2 Nespresso Machines are Excellent
  • DeLonghi BAR32 Retro Pump-driven Espresso Machine


  • Lucaffe ESE Espresso Line - Yum!
  • Ciald'Oro ESE Espresso Pod Review
  • Barbera Aromagic Decaf ESE Espresso Pods
  • Molinari Kenyan AA Espresso ESE Pods
  • Barbera Espresso Casa ESE Pods

    General News

  • Happy Birthday Peet's
  • Starbucks - Working on the Environment
  • The Most Expensive Coffee

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  • April 13, 2007

    I Pod...Do You? Coffee Pod T-Shirts

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    "I Pod...Do You?" CoffeeWiz.com and Baronet coffee have teamed up to create the ultimate coffee pod t-shirt. For the true "POD" people, you can now order an extra large or large sized single serve coffee shirt. The shirt comes packed like a giant coffee pod in a an individual wrapper and it's even vacuum packed.

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    April 12, 2007

    TV Network Ads Should All Feature Coffee

    We were wandering the endless clips of coffee fun over at You Tube, and chanced upon this gem for channel 2 in the UK. When we watch any network filler on channel 2 or the like, we often wonder why we don't live in London versus Boston. These TV promos always make us feel safe, and like the next thing they're going to show is exactly what we want to watch. And when you add coffee to the mix? A perfect coffee meets TV match is made in You Tube heavan.

    At You Tube

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    April 11, 2007

    Nespresso Le Cube

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    Love or hate the design - the Nespresso Le Cube is a single serve coffee and espresso maker classic. Key features of the Nespresso Le Cube include a front panel color in Arctic White, Titanium, Red, and Aluminum. The machine is also very compact and features the easy capsule insertion and ejection system from Nespresso. The Nespresso Le Cube also has a programmable extraction for small and long cups of espresso or single serve coffee with an automatic stop. The higher end model (C185) features a cup warmer, and all the models feature a 34 oz water reservoir. If you're going to use the Nespresso Le Cube to make lattes or cappuccinos, you'll need to get the additional Aeroccino milk frother from Nespresso. Also, the Le Cube can only use Nespresso coffee and espresso capsules.


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    April 10, 2007

    Aureole Coffee Mood Table


    The Aureole Table is made of frosted acrylic and lights up in a variety of color options and costs $2,700.00. Okay - so maybe that's a bit much for a coffee table, but we love the different colors in our Mathmos Aduki, and we think this could help to match our coffee mood when we need the added accent.

    Via The Red Ferret Journal at The Aureole Table

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    April 9, 2007

    Review: Hot Cocoa K Cups from Green Mountain Coffee

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    Yes - the sky has fallen and finally Green Mountain and Keurig have produced Hot Cocoa K Cups. Since the beginning of SingleServeCoffee.com history, there has been a weekly question someone will send in from reader write ins or from the Single Serve Coffee Forums, "Can I get hot chocolate or hot cocoa k cups for my Keurig?" Well - now you can.

    From what we've been told, the Hot Cocoa K Cups from Green Mountain have been in development for many years. Green Mountain assures us this isn't because there was ever a doubt they wanted to make Hot Cocoa K Cups, but that they wanted to get it right, and make sure there wasn't any cocoa contamination in the Keurig Brewer.

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    Quick Coffee Picks: Coffee People 100% Organic Bold K-Cups

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    These organic K Cups from Coffee People will tackle your single serve coffee needs this week. Priced at just $17 for a 2 boxes of 25 - this makes each cup of the smooth and intense Extra Bold Organic blend K Cups just $.34 a cup. Having reviewed the Coffee People Black Tiger Blend K Cups, we know Coffee People deliver a pretty amazing cup of coffee.

    These K Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.

    At Coffee People Organic Bold K Cups

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    April 6, 2007

    Chocolate Coffee Easter Eggs


    We can't believe Easter is this weekend, and we can't believe how obsessed for the past two days we've been about having some Cadbury Creme eggs. So, you can imagine our web surfing has finally resulted in the ultimate chocolate egg - the Chocolate Coffee Egg. If coffee is your thing, then you're in for a real treat because the Chocolate Coffee Egg has one extra thick shell in 40% milk chocolate and the other in cappuccino chocolate, blended with finely ground Arabica coffee. Imagine this baby spiced up with a little Kona Blend? Inside the Chocolate Coffee Egg are 6 recipes all inspired by coffee - cappuccino, latte macchiato, mocha liqueur, espresso and more. We are hoping the Easter Bunny can hide this in our backyard on Sunday...fingers are crossed.

    At Coffee Eggs

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    Quick Coffee Picks: Kona 10% Blend Extra Bold K Cups for Keurig

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    As you may have read recently, Green Mountain has released a set of new extra bold K Cups for Keurig. We've been drinking the 10% Kona Blend Extra Bold K Cups for the past two days and it's been an amazing coffee experience. Even though they fall under the extra bold K Cup line, this is more of a darker medium roast cup of coffee with surprisingly light notes. We love the taste of the coffee - a bit earthy and a bit sweet.

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    April 5, 2007

    Free Sumatra Coffee Pods and Senseo Coupon Offer

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    Want to get a free cup of Senseo Sumatra blend coffee, and also a coupon for $2 bucks off your next purchase of Senseo coffee pods? You'll need to visit SenseoTrial.com and SenseoCoupon.com. Signing up for either may net both, but we suggest taking the time to sign up for both, if you really want to make sure you'll get the free sumatra coffee pods and the coupon.

    At SenseoTrial.com and SenseoCoupon.com

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    April 4, 2007

    A Coffee Cup “Rim Roller”


    We don't have Tim Horton's here in Boston (Tim Horton's is a coffee and donut shop and they have some soups), but we do have them where we grew up in Northern Maine. It seems each year they have a roll up the Rim to Win contest, which means millions of people need to roll up that coffee rim to see if they won a prize. In what can only be called the most single use single serve coffee gadget we've ever seen - we give you the Rim Roller.

    So, if you're too lazy to roll that rim with your fingers or with a little bite and roll in the mouth, we suggest you get one for the upcoming Roll the Rim to Win season.

    Via Toolmonger at Lee Valley

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    April 3, 2007

    Revisiting the Bunn My Cafe Single Serve Coffee Pod Brewer

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    What can we say? It's been quite awhile since we had some article time with the Bunn My Cafe single serve coffee pod brewer. We love our Bunn My Cafe and still think it's one of the best coffee pod brewers available. We've had our Bunn My Cafe for over 2 years now with no problems, and we still admire the Jeston's like design, along with the easy pour over water top. The controls are also a breeze, and we like the fact there is both a tea and coffee cycle for getting the perfect coffee or tea extraction.

    We've also featured the Bunn My Cafe in more coffee pod reviews than we can count. Why do you ask? It's a great machine and easy to use and we think gets one of the best coffee extractions out there using coffee pods. Check out our full review and also have a go at our Bunn My Cafe area here at Single Serve Coffee for more interesting tidbits on the Bunn My Cafe.

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    April 2, 2007

    Making Single Serve Coffee with a Laser

    Okay so we're not saying we hooked up the Keurig with a giant laser and then aimed it at a K Cup, but we did find this rather sweet video of what we can only call "uber coffee nerds" making some sweet single serve joe.

    Via Gizmodo

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