Classic Coffee Makers
June 21, 2013
If you want one classic cup of pour over coffee sure to impress anyone viewing the MANUAL Coffee Maker Nº1 is going to take the prize. Designer Craighton Berman has designed a 'slow coffee' appliance that is designed to sit beautifully and unobtrusively on your countertop while providing the control of the pour-over brewing process in a single-cup preparation.
We love the clear glass of both the cup and the pour over area, and we can imagine many slow mornings only to be sped up with the resulting single serve cup of caffeinated coffee. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
December 11, 2012
Looking like an alien spaceship more than a coffee maker, the Jules Espresso Coffee Maker will also set you back more than a ticket to Mars at 1,300 CHF ($1388 USD). It's made with a round, polished stainless steel shell, and supported by stainless steel legs.
- The Jules espresso coffee maker from CB Industries employs Saeco system for ground coffee
- 15 bar high performance pump
- Removable 1.4 liter water tank under the upper half of the sphere.
- There's also the lights inside the sphere that change depending on the machine operation
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October 17, 2012
Beauty thy name is classic coffee maker, and in this case the Mono Cafino Coffeemaker. The design is based on the principle that coffee tastes best when brewed without filter bags. Within the cylindrical glass canister, a double stainless steel mesh strainer is suspended for extra-finely ground coffee.
To prepare coffee in the cafino Coffeemaker, simply add boiling water, let steep briefly, and then simply remove the strainer. What you get is less bitter coffee, and thanks to the heat resistant glass, the coffee can be kept at drinking temperature over a small warmer.
June 20, 2012
The Espro Press on sale for $70 in the US for the first time is a full immersion brewer. The coffee and water are brewed in the vacuum insulated brewer, which maintains temperature and gives precise flavor extraction.
The unique stainless steel double micro-filter keeps the grinds out of your cup, while allowing the aromatic and flavorful oils through. The Espro Press will make you a flavorful coffee with great body, that doesn't continue extracting in your cup. This makes for a non-coffee ground filled cup of french pressed coffee we think we can get behind.
Continue reading: "The Espro Press - A Clean and Tasty Single Cup of French Pressed Coffee"
January 16, 2012
We're not really sure how many years this massive single serve coffee maker and hot beverage system has been working at Lanes and Games in Cambridge, MA, but it's size and design is of an age gone by. We remember getting our first non-sanctioned cup of hot cocoa from one of these bad boys, and we also remember sneaking some coffee at bowling to be passed around to friends when in Junior High. We found this machine's coffee to be understated and the shear amount of beverages it offers to be mind blowing. If you want to check it out - stop by Lanes and Games for a Sunday afternoon of pinball and candlepin bowling. Give the machine your money and it will always make you a cup of single serve coffee with a lingering taste of the previous beverage it served.
April 29, 2011
Looking to go old school this weekend for a little back in time single serve coffee? The Melitta Perfect Brew filter cone is how we roll some weekends, and it produces fresh brewed coffee 1 cup at a time provided you've got fresh beans.
- Place the filter cone on a coffee cup.
- Insert a No. 2 Melitta cone filter.
- Scoop in your favorite coffee to taste.
- Add hot water, then indulge in a cup of fresh brewed coffee.
This cone includes a starter pack so you can brew right away.
At Melitta USA Inc 640007 Perfect Brew Filter Cone
February 23, 2011
There are so many elements to the art of espresso, and one of them is how configurable a machine is. There's the temperature, the amount of pressure, and there is of course how well you grind the beans to get the most dissolved solids into the cup. Oh - and the water is another big factor. Recently Gizmodo had the pleasure of checking out the new Strada from La Marzocco.
With a machine like the Strada, pressure becomes a whole new variable For instance, a barista might start the extraction at low pressure, ramp up to high pressure, and back down. La Marzocco is showing off two prototype models one of which is the Strada M.P. -- a manual paddlewheel machine, like the aforementioned Slayer, where pressure's adjusted with a sliding paddle that sits on top of the grouphead.
Both machines are expensive and well - made for high end espresso boutiques, but we can visit those as well as drink our single serve coffee right? Right.
Via Gizmodo at La Marzocco
October 5, 2010
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
August 10, 2010
Industrial design student Richard Wilson of the University of Leeds has transformed the Braun Aromaster KF20 with a captivating sci-fi style much in the flavor of the Jetsons. This version of the Aromaster is more robot than the older design that was more cylinder in design.
Via Gizmodo at Appliancist
December 18, 2009
The Aeropress single serve coffee maker is still on of our favorites here at Single Serve Coffee. We love the simplicity of being able to use your own coffee, and then after adding hot water, press a perfect cup of single serve coffee. The designer also invented the Aerobie, so you know the design of the Aeropress is also a thing of magic and wonder. The Aeropress also makes a great gift for the holidays at just $25.99.
Read our full review of the Aeropress here.
- Unique coffee/espresso maker uses total immersion and gentle pressure to produce coffee with extraordinarily rich flavor
- Makes American style coffee or an espresso-style shot perfect for use in lattes or cappuccinos
- Because of the lower temperature and short brew time, the acid level of the brew is much lower than conventional brewers
- Micro-filtered coffee so pure and particle-free that it can be stored for days as a concentrate
- Includes a years' worth of micro-filters; easy cleaning with just a 10-second rinse of the plunger
December 19, 2008
We love our single serve coffee and espresso, but we like it even more when it comes out of something very shiny. OTTO is a Stove Top Espresso Maker (and very shiny), combining classic Italian style with the standard stovetop functionality. OTTO is made almost completely of stainless steel promising a lifetime of satisfaction from this modern international design classic. OTTO comes with an OTTO tamper, the OTTO experience DVD providing a barista training session, two Italian designed latte glasses and a stainless milk jug, packaged in a robust premium travel case.
We recommend watching the video, because it contains some actually interesting facts about the OTTO. We really like how easy it is to stack up and add the water and espresso. Also - the milk frother seems to actually work well given it's a stovetop espresso maker. OTTO also reminds us of the Atomic Stovetop espresso and single serve coffee maker. We're not sure if OTTO is based on the Atomic design, but it sure does look like it.
Via Gizmodo at OTTO
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"