October 29, 2010

Mr. Coffee Keurig K-Cup Brewer Arrives for Review

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We recently featured the new Mr. Coffee Keurig K-Cup brewer here at Single Serve Coffee, and our excitement for this new brewer was truly felt. Not only does the Mr. Coffee brewer have an amazing industrial design, it features the Keurig brewing system allowing you to use any K-Cup you want for a perfect cup of coffee. That's right the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System is powered by Keurig brewing technology for coffee house quality at home. We've been waiting a long time for this brewer to debut, and the $79.99 price point is a welcome addition to the Keurig lineup of single serve and one cup coffee brewers.

The Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System is compatible with Keurig K-Cup portion packs, and features a single cup 8-Ounce brewing capacity much like the Keurig Mini Plus. To make a cup of coffee with the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System you simply pour over from your coffee mug the 8 oz of water into the back, close the water area, and put a K-Cup in the brewing slot. Next push the button, and the brewer will heat the water and brew you a cup of single serve coffee.

Other features of the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System include a removable drip tray, and a on and off indicator light. We'll have a full review very soon of the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System.

At Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System

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October 28, 2010

The Bushel Table Looks Like it's Made of Pixels

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Yeah yeah - we get it. The bushel table was based on the idea of a bushel of stick in your hand. If you were to take that bushel of sticks and cut them down on one side a surface would be created. However we feel it really looks like it's made out of pixels or space invaders from the classic arcade game. We do like how the holes can be used for potted plants and stuff, but for us it's just total arcade nostalgia.

Via Gizmodiva at IndustrialDesignServed

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October 27, 2010

Nestle's Dolce Gusto Coffee Debuts at Wal-Mart Stores Nationwide

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Nestle will begin selling Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee makers in 2,000 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. outlets across the U.S. this month, taking on Green Mountain Coffee Roaster Inc. in its main market. Wal-Mart stores are selling the machines at prices starting at $89.88.

At stake is a larger share of the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. coffee market, where Green Mountain has about an 85 percent share for single-serve brewers with its Keurig machine. A really interesting fact is according to Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. U.S. grocery spending on coffee will increase 40 percent to $11.5 billion in the five years through 2014 which means the single serve coffee market should grow grow grow.

Via Bloomberg

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October 26, 2010

A Little Virgin Miracle in your Single Serve Coffee Cup

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The Virgina Miracle in your Cup is set up to make a miracle happen for every cup of coffee you drink. Called the minor miracle mug, this 12 oz ceramic coffee mug with an imprinted bottom will give you an inspiring vision after you finish your morning coffee or tea - trust us.

Via Random Good Stuff

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October 25, 2010

Hot Apple Cider K-Cups from Green Mountain Naturals

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Hot Apple Cider from Green Mountain Naturals helps to bring Fall into your living room with the smell of fresh apple cider. After you pop these into your Keurig brewer within seconds, you get a warm, comforting mug of cider with a hint of brown sugar and just a touch of cinnamon.

Now check out the ingredient list for Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cups. No artificial flavors or preservatives. Nothing unpronounceable. Just a new way to enjoy an old favorite, and a crisp clean flavor your whole family will love. Ingredients: Dried Apples, Brown Sugar, Natural Flavors, Organic Malic Acid, Reb A (Stevia Extract)

Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL/BKC700XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers including the Keurig Mini Plus and Keurig Mini B30.

At Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cups

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October 22, 2010

Review: Wolfgang Puck Breakfast In Bed K-Cups for Keurig

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Next up in our series of Wolfgang Puck K-Cup reviews are the Wolfgang Puck Breakfast In Bed K-Cups for today's review. Labeled as a medium roast, we wondered if Van Houtte decided to name this flavor based on the comforting qualities one finds in their own bed when they wake up each morning. While that remains to be seen, let's just hope this flavor doesn't make us want to hit the snooze button and go back to sleep like their Colombian Decaf did recently.

Upon brewing, typical aromas of Arabica were present, but appeared to border on a light dark roast in regards to earthiness. Flavor was surprisingly the same... which led us to believe this was more of a medium-bold blend than a lighter medium. Will be interesting to see how some of the other K-Cups in the Wolfgang Puck line-up turn out as there's some which are in fact listed as medium-bolds. We detected faint nutty notes in the background along with some mild earthy notes found in the regular Chef's Reserve Colombian we reviewed a while back.

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October 21, 2010

Van Houtte and Wofgang Puck K-Cups 25% Off at Amazon Grocery

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We've got an amazing single serve coffee deal for you today - you can save save up to 25% on Wolfgang Puck and Van Houtte K-Cups at Amazon through October 31. Save 10% when you enter code KCUP2525 at checkout. Plus, save an additional 15% when you combine the instant rebate with your Subscribe & Save order--bringing your total savings to 25%.

At Van Houtte and Wofgang Puck K-Cups 25% Off at Amazon Grocery

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October 20, 2010

700 Used Nespresso Coffee Capsules Made into Giant Battery Used to Power Clock

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Somewhere in Vienna over 700 used Nespresso capsules were combined with copper and salt water to make battery-powered clocks. The capsule battery packed were linked together to keep a radio playing away happily as well. Nespresso does have a recycle program for it's capsules, but we think this reuse is pretty interesting.

Where does the 700 capsules come from? Supposedly, the average coffee-drinker can go through 700 Nespresso capsules a year. Given that number we'd only need to drink 1.91 shots of espresso a day. Sign us up!

Via Gizmodo

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October 19, 2010

Boston Market to Use K-Cup Brewers at Locations Nationwide


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Keurig, Incorporated, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and the fast casual chain Boston Market have announced the new distribution of Keurig's gourmet single-cup coffee brewing systems in more than 400 Boston Market locations nationwide. The restaurant-wide roll-out, featuring the Keurig B140 Brewer and premium Green Mountain Coffee selections, begins this October and will be completed in early 2011.

The decision was made after a successful test pilot in 10 restaurant locations in Florida over three months. The Keurig test proved so successful that some Boston Market locations increased coffee sales by 200 percent. Boston Market's coffee program is part of the company's new branding and service format and will be communicated via menu boards and point-of-sale creative in the upcoming months.

At Keurig, Green Mountain Coffee and Boston Market Announce Move to Bring Gourmet, Single-Serve Coffee Brewing to Restaurant Locations Nationwide

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October 18, 2010

Sturm Foods Private Label Single Cup Instant Coffee

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A non-licensed single cup cartridge from Sturm Foods, Inc.
It can be used in Keurig brewers.

Sturm Foods has debuted a single cup cartridge that can be used in a Keurig K-Cup brewer. The Sturm Foods single cup offering is not a licensed K-Cup or a Sturm Foods K-Cup, it's essentially a cartridge like K-Cup that doesn't contain ground coffee, but micro-ground coffee much like Starbuck's Via.

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The Grove Square Medium Roast cup is not a real K-Cup and doesn't feature a filter.
It's filled with micro-grind instant coffee.

As we've been following in the news, Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig have sued Sturm Foods for patent infringement. Currently, there are no private label K-Cups, and we were surprised to see a company debut any private label K-Cup like product given the patents on K-Cups have not expired.

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October 15, 2010

Holiday Sales and Ad Push in the Single Serve Coffee World

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Single Serve Espresso has some insightful thoughts about a recent WSJ article on the single serve coffee world. It's no surprise that companies are making a push for the holidays, but the WSJ reports that the single serve coffee and espresso marketers are starting to push hard this year after what appears to be a milestone 2010 for them.

The WSJ is reporting that single serve coffee sales are up 101% over year ago, which is partly why the makers are looking to make the 2010 holiday season a big one. Also sales of single serve coffee machines are mostly in the 4th quarter with over 60% of sales at that time, and the installed base at 7% according to research.

Get the full read at SingleServeEspresso.com

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October 14, 2010

Mr. Coffee Single Serve K-Cup Brewing System

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The Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System is powered by Keurig brewing technology for coffee house quality at home. We've been waiting a long time for this brewer to debut, and the $79.99 price point is a welcome addition to the Keurig lineup of single serve and one cup coffee brewers.


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The Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System is compatible with Keurig K-Cup portion packs, and features a single cup 8-Ounce brewing capacity much like the Keurig Mini Plus. To make a cup of coffee with the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System you simply pour over from your coffee mug the 8 oz of water into the back, close the water area, and put a K-Cup in the brewing slot. Next push the button, and the brewer will heat the water and brew you a cup of single serve coffee.



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Other features of the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System include a removable drip tray, and a on and off indicator light. We'll get one of these brewers to review very soon, and we want to welcome Mr. Coffee to the world of K-Cup single serve coffee.

At Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System

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October 13, 2010

Tank Up Coffee Mug Has Coffee Fuel Gauge On It

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Get your single serve coffee filled day off to the right start with the Tank Up Coffee Mug. The moment you fill up your coffee mug, the gauge will climb all the way from empty to the full mark. Heat sensitive magic makes the red line fill up to the top, and because of your piping hot single serve coffeee. Made out of porcelain this mug is going to set you back $11.99 and needs to be hand washed.

Via Foolish Gadgets at Perpetual Kid

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October 12, 2010

Tassimo Brewbot Espresso Machine, Coffee, Latte & Cappuccino Maker

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Tassimo has debuted a new marketing angle for their previously labeled "hot beverage system" in the form of a brewbot. They are pushing the different automated and advanced features of the Tassimo system by making it well - more robotic, and from the future. What is a brewbot?

The Brewbot (BROO·bot) is an advanced
brewing machine programmed to make over
seven different varieties of beverages.
Brewbots can create coffees, lattes,
cappuccinos, espressos, hot chocolates and
coffee cremas all at the touch of a button.
a.k.a. Roboticus Brewtus.

The Tassimo machines however have not changed but just given a new marketing name. These are the same models repackaged with brewbot marketing. We're actually not sure how much they'll change the line later this year or early next to match the brewbot marketing, but we expect some new models to help accentuate the brewbot idea. So you're T20, T65, and T45 models remain the same you'll just need to speak in robot to get them to make a cup of coffee.

There's even a new video that features the brewbot brewing up a ton of interesting single serve coffee options, and touts the Starbuck's, Suchard, and other brands for the Tassimo Brewbot.

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October 11, 2010

Dunkin' Donuts Single Cup Coffee Pods - Company Tests Single Serve Coffee Waters

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Dunkin' Donuts is finally making single serve coffee pods, and though we're excited about their debut it's only a test. Right now Dunkin' has decided to see if the single serve coffee market is ready for Dunkin' by making single serve coffee pods that will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers. They'll be seeing how the test sampling of coffee pods sells, and we expect also conducting interviews with the coffee pod users.

This is a very interesting coffee pod launch because of one major factor - they are not coupling it with a brewer. Dunkin' Donuts is relying on the installed base of single serve coffee pod brewers (one cup coffee pod brewers) to be their coffee delivery systems. Given the fact Senseo has not debuted a model or Home Cafe for over 2+ years - we wonder how successful this test will be. We do know if you're looking for a Senseo or other coffee pod brewer, you'll find them at Amazon and other online retailers for around $69.


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There is both a counter promotion at the register, and a large
floor display for the Dunkin' Donut coffee pods.

We stopped over at our local Dunkin' Donuts and found people had purchased about 1/3 of the display of Dunkin' Donut coffee pods since it debuted on Saturday according to one of the employees. We were able to purchase the following Dunkin' Donut coffee pods from the displays:

  • Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend Coffee Pods
  • Dunkin' Donuts Dark Blend Coffee Pods
  • Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee Pods
  • Dunkin Donuts Decaf Coffee Pods
  • Dunkin Donuts Hazelnut Coffee Pods

Each of the coffee pod boxes come packed with 8 coffee pods in individual vacuum sealed sleeves priced at $3.99 a box making each coffee pod cost $.50. Not bad, and a standard price for most coffee pods is in the .34-55 range. We were able to purchase each of the above coffee pods from Dunkin' Donuts, and as far as we can tell for the time being the only place you can purchase Dunkin' Donut coffee pods will be at their retail locations.

We will have a full review soon with our impressions, final coffee pod weights, and more on this exciting development in the world of Single Serve Coffee.

Via The Boston Globe and the Single Serve Coffee Forums

Update: The Dunkin' One Cup site is live. It features brewer tips and tricks, along with a FAQ and profiles of the Dunkin' Donut One Cup coffee pods available. They list the Black & Decker Home Cafe, Senseo Supreme, Mr. Coffee SL13, Cuisinart W1CM5, Wolfgang Puck, Cuisinart Cup-O-Matic, and Hamilton Beach coffee pod brewers as compatible. We recommend the above list of coffee pod brewers along with the list from Dunkin'.

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October 8, 2010

Single Serve Coffee Mobile App for iPhone, Android, and Other Smart Phones

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October 7, 2010

Krups Dolce Gusto Piccolo Single Serve Coffee Maker

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We welcome the Krups Dolce Gusto Piccolo Single Serve Coffee Maker to the growing line up of Dolce Gusto machines (read our announcement of the different Dolce Gusto machines here). Like it's larger cousins, the Piccolo features 1500Ws of power -fast heating, and a 15-Bar Thermoblock pump for full coffee flavor extraction. The Piccolo might be small but it features a 21-Ounce removable water tank that's perfect for 3 drinks and is dishwasher-safe.

The Krups Dolce Gusto Piccolo Single Serve Coffee Maker is simple to operate. The hot or cold water selector allows you to customize your favorite hot or cold coffee, chocolate or tea drink. Using the specially designed capsules from Nestle, you can explore a variety of flavors and drinks- cappuccino, americano, espresso, decaf, mocha, ice cappuccino, peach tea- without the mess and clean up associated with making a variety of drinks.

You will want to read our full review of the Dolce Gusto system to get more familiar with this line of single serve coffee and hot beverage systems.

At Krups Dolce Gusto Piccolo Single Serve Coffee Maker

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October 6, 2010

Review: Celestial Seasonings Half & Half Perfect Iced Tea K-Cups

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We continue our iced beverage reviews with one of the latest “Brew Over Ice” K-Cups to hit the market… Celestial Seasonings Half and Half Perfect Iced Tea K-Cups. Their “half & half” consists of half lemonade (made with real lemon, or “true lemon” as they claim on the packaging) along with half black tea. As is now common with the entire Brew Over Ice lineup, these K-Cups are designed to be used with either the 6oz or 8oz settings on your Keurig brewer (which makes us wonder if the 4oz iced beverage setting on certain models will ever be used again)

Upon brewing, strong aromas of lemon quickly emerged and became the primary scent. At least now we know what the whole “true lemon” signage on the packaging was about since the aroma really is that of real fresh-cut lemons & not something artificial. Taste was what surprised us the most. We kept thinking of our less than ideal experience with Celestial Seasonings Unsweetened Black Iced Tea K-Cups and were afraid that this would just be that K-Cup with “more lemon” dumped-in.

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October 5, 2010

Immersion Coffee Maker Brews Coffee Like Tea

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It's feeling like a classic coffee morning, and though we've seen a lot of french pressed coffee here at Single Serve Coffee, we haven't seen an immersion coffee maker in some time. This immersion coffee maker features a porcelain pot with a perforated stainless steel cylinder that slides into the center. It's from designer George Sowden and called the SoftBrew immersion coffeemaker. The claims are less violent coffee making than a french press. Here's to hoping it tastes good too.

Via Gizmodo at NYT

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October 4, 2010

Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo Single Serve Coffee Maker

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The Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo is finally here (read our announcement of the different Dolce Gusto machines here). The Circolo like the other Dolce Gusto models can make a perfect cup of coffee, tea, or even whip up a cappuccino. It features a 1500W power-fast heating element, and a 15-Bar Thermoblock pump for full coffee flavor extraction. The 32-Ounce LED backlit removable water tank is dishwasher-safe, and the magnetic Capsule holder is removable and dishwasher-safe as well.

The Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo is simple to operate. The hot or cold water selector allows you to customize your favorite hot or cold coffee, chocolate or tea drink. Using the specially designed capsules from Nestle, you can explore a variety of flavors and drinks- cappuccino, americano, espresso, decaf, mocha, ice cappuccino, peach tea- without the mess and clean up associated with making a variety of drinks.

You will want to read our full review of the Dolce Gusto system to get more familiar with this line of single serve coffee and hot beverage systems.

At Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo

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October 1, 2010

September 2010 Monthly Round-up for Single Serve Coffee

SingleservecowboySeptember 2010 was another month of amazing single serve coffee news and reviews including our review of the Tassimo Pro T65 CUL Single Serve Coffee Maker and Hot Beverage System, and our review of the Celestial Seasonings Southern Sweet Perfect Iced Tea K-Cups. And probably the most exciting story of the month - Recyclable K-Cup Packaging - The Anatomy of a Paper K-Cup. Stay tuned for more reviews this month of K-Cups and other single serve coffee wonders.

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