November 13, 2008
We know some of you may not consider powdered mix pouches to be something fitting of the single-serve coffee market, but as was proven in the past by Keurig with Ghirardelli pouches, the fact that you can get pre-measured cups of hot water instantly from any of their machines allowed them to sell such items amongst their usual K-Cup varieties.
Timothy's also offers their own varieties of powdered mixes and have decided to further improve these offerings by making them 100% trans fat free. In today's health-conscious World, it's nice to see we can now enjoy Timothy's Creamy Hot Chocolate, White Hot Chocolate and Chai Latte without any of the guilt.
As noted above, you can use your Keurig machine to mix the contents of these pouches with hot water, but Timothy's recommends using hot milk (or any similar substitute) for better results. Trust us, go with the milk... more on that in a bit.
Continue reading: "Review: Timothy's Trans Fat Free Creamy Hot Chocolate, White Hot Chocolate and Chai Latte Pouches"
August 12, 2008
With a typical cup of single serve coffee only providing you a modest 90-150 mg boost of caffeine in the morning, it's no wonder STOK has invented the black coffee shot. Pronounced "STOKE", these coffee shots add another 40 Mg of caffeine per serving, which is equivalent to a shot of espresso. It comes in a creamer-like container for portion control, and they recommend a limit of 2 servings per day. They are also not for use by children under age 18, pregnant women or the caffeine-sensitive.
Apparently these are available at several of our local grocers, and we'll see if we can drum a few up. They also have "SWEET" shot besides the black coffee shot (pictured above).
At STOK Store
February 11, 2008
N.O. Brew claims to be the country's first, fresh cold-dripped bottled iced coffee. We're not sure if that's true, but we've been following coffee concentrates for quite awhile here at Single Serve Coffee, and we've heard of many other concentrates before N.O. Brew. The iced coffee concentrate is made with N.O. Brew's blend of Arabica beans and their proprietary cold-drip process. Best of all - N.O. Brew contains no artificial flavors or preservatives. Each 64 oz. bottle makes up to 24 fresh iced coffees at home, and you can also purchase 32 oz bottles direct from the N.O. Brew site.
August 14, 2007
RK Express Coffee is both a coffee extract and perhaps a way for you to earn extra money. We tend to stay away from places that want you to buy and become a business associate and drink their coffee, but RK Express coffee does look interesting.
RK Express Coffee is 100% gourmet coffee made from the worlds finest beans. Made by the cup, you can now forget the hassle of grinding beans, waiting for the coffee to brew, or having to clean up the mess. It's revolutionary, and will change the way you think about your morning cup.No special equipment is needed. Simply pour some RK Express Coffee into your favorite mug or cup, add hot water, and enjoy! Try some today!
August 6, 2007
We have only had Toddy coffee at Seattle's Best called the Naughty Toddy. It's nice to see the original Toddy can be purchased for your home instead of having to go to your local coffee shop. The Toddy system was created in 1964 by Todd Simpson. He developed and patented a cold brew system that, using regular Arabica coffee beans, creates a cup of steaming HOT coffee with 67% LESS ACID. It doesn't produce it steaming actually, because the end result is a coffee concentrate you mix with hot water or hot milk.
We like the single serving size (as you can use the Toddy coffee concentrate that you make for one cup at time), and we also like the fact you can store the leftover coffee in the fridge cold Toddy coffee later in the day. The part we don't like is making the coffee 12 hours in advance to enjoy the next day. You can read more about the entire Toddy brew process, but we would imagine using the Toddy System for iced coffee and not for hot coffee due to the prep.
At Toddy Cafe Cold Brew Coffee System
July 26, 2007
We are always learning something new in the Single Serve Coffee Forums - herbal coffee that tastes like a Pina Colada? Herbal coffee is something the staff is not that familiar with at Single Serve Coffee, but it does sound intriguing. What is this herbal coffee called? Teeccino.
Teeccino Caffeine-free Herbal Coffee made of a blend of herbs, grains, fruits and nuts that are roasted and ground to brew and taste just like coffee. Unlike instant coffee substitutes, Teeccino brews just like coffee in all types of coffee brewers. Teeccino comes in seven different flavors including: Vanilla Nut, Mocha, and regular Herbal Teeccino.
We'll see if we can track some Teeccino down to sample and review. Sounds interesting to the staff here at Single Serve Coffee, but we're not going giving up our precious caffeine any time soon.
At Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee
July 5, 2007
We recently visited our local farmer's market and happened upon this interesting coffee - Trung Nguyen Vietnamese Coffee
. The name is pronounced "choon-win" and comes in little instant packets. The G7 so far after sampling a few packets is quite good. The taste is indeed far richer and has the full-bodied flavor that is absent from most instant coffee like you would find in a Nescafe or coffee extract
. We'll have a full review soon.
Trung Nguyen created a state of the art facility in Buon Me Thuot to process G7 3-in-1 and it has been the top Asian "white coffee" since. While not tasting quite like their brewed coffee, this is great cup of coffee to bring with you when traveling or when you don't want to brew. All you need is hot water and you can have gourmet coffee anywhere... in your hotel, at breakfast, when camping in the hills, etc. Many offices and shops offer this coffee as a perk to employees, especially if they don't want to maintain a brewing station. It's the ultimate in convenience.
At Trung Nguyen Vietnamese Coffee
February 5, 2007
We've discovered yet another coffee concentrate: Javette. Javette is caffeinated, preservative-free, and is Kosher and Pareve approved. Javette is packaged in a lightweight, flexible, pressure-resistant pouch and is brewed from 100% Arabica coffee. Like Stomping Grounds Espresso Concentrate, Java Juice, and others, Javette's size gives it portability and is small enough to fit in confined spaces, allowing for safe transportation without fear of rupture or leakage. We'll have a full run down of our impressions of Javette coffee concentrate very soon.
- Javette orders contain 20 individual servings of brewed, concentrated Arabica coffee.
- Javette makes a strong or a mild cup of coffee., hot or cold, by adjusting the amount!
- Light-weight and pressure-resistant, Javette is small enough to fit in confined spaces, such as purses, backpacks.
- Javette is easy, quick, convenient, and eliminates the mess of making coffee.
- Javette is coffee anytime, anywhere, at the strength that you love
At Javette and Amazon.com
January 19, 2007
The staff at Single Serve Coffee is always open to the world of coffee concentrates and extracts. Recently we hit pay dirt with the Stomping Grounds line of coffee concentrates, and now we've hit pay dirt again with Java Juice Coffee Extract. What is Java Juice Coffee Extract?
Java Juice is a single-serving pouch of liquid coffee concentrate. A pure coffee extract, Java Juice is made from 100% premium, organic coffee beans and triple-filtered water, nothing else. No additives or preservatives. Java Juice® is a pioneering coffee product designed for hundreds of different uses. Use Java Juice® for making superior organic coffee on the go, at home, for cooking, camping and much more. Rip it, drip it, and sip it.
What do we think? Is Java Juice worth trying? Where does it fit into your overall single serve coffee lifestyle?
Continue reading: "Review: Java Juice "Black Gold" Coffee Extract"
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.