December 6, 2005
We've been testing the LilyPod over the past several weeks and we'll say this right up front - results have been varied. The LilyPod Microwave Brew Mug supposedly brews up a nice cup of joe in 3 minutes or and that means less mess and the convenience of using whatever flavor pod you'd like to throw into it. The big factor here is the microwave.
We have had less than stunning results with the Single Serve Coffee.com microwave but have had better results at our friends house. Each time we use the Lilypod with the exact directions and try a microwave the results have been different. It's like we're making microwave popcorn and not coffee, but we do believe it makes sense the results are so varied.
If you've ever cooked in a microwave oven anything like popcorn, perhaps a Lean Cuisine, or even poached some eggs - you'll know that finding the right power setting and time to cook is important for YOUR MICROWAVE. We have found this to be the case with the LilyPod. We simply could not find a great setting for our Microwave but did find some decent ones with other less powerful microwave ovens. That being said, the coffee produced each time was not great coffee.
Continue reading: "Review: LilyPod Microwavable Single Cup Coffee Pod Mug"
November 16, 2005
What's better than single serve coffee? Well - single serve microwave coffee! We're not totally sure on that just yet, but the new LiliPod Microwave Coffee Pod Brew Mug has arrived - actually two of them.
We purchased both the red and the blue one just because we have to have them. We never thought that after a year we'd have a microwave single serve coffee mug and it's well - exciting. The LilyPod Microwave Brew Mug supposedly brews up a nice cup of joe in 3 minutes or so and that means less mess and whatever flavor pod you'd like to throw into it. Nice. We'll have a full review in the next week or so. And - YES - it says you can make espresso and cappuccino in it. We'll be the judge of that.
At Melitta One:One LilyPod
November 9, 2005
Now we're talking. Everyone here at Single Serve Coffee was wondering when someone would figure you might be able to brew up a single serve cup of coffee using a single mug. It looks like Melitta has figured it out with their new Melitta One:One Microwaveable Coffee Pod Mug Brewer. The mugs come in both red and blue and will make coffee, espresso (can it really make espresso?), and tea by inserting a pod into the mug and microwaving for 2-3 minutes. The mug comes with 18 Melitta Javapods when you order it from Melitta online.
We'll be tracking down some of these mugs and expect a full review soon.
At Melitta USA
November 3, 2005
We often find a certain level of coffee agitation to help our single serve coffee but to have it built into your coffee cup - brilliant. The Agitator is a unique stirring system, which allows on-the-go commuters to stir and drink coffee, tea and other beverages without delays or spillage, is now being marketed in Europe and the United States.
Developed by innovation specialists Tinkatec, the cost-effective Agitor stirring system also has wide-ranging benefits for vendors, eliminating inefficient queues of customers waiting to add milk, sugar and other condiments to their drinks, saving storage space, and lowering customer turnaround times.
"The system can be economically produced for drinking vessels ranging from disposable paper or plastic cups to commuter mugs. The convenience of being able to collect your drink and leave the shop immediately, without waiting to stir in milk and sugar, must be obvious in today hurried world. The safety and hygiene of stirring a sealed cup are added benefits."
September 2, 2005
We love our travel mugs, cups with covers, and all things stainless steel, but the big issue is you is can never see inside them and you never really know how hot, or how empty your coffee really is.
The Balance Cup, designed by Carl Martens, bypasses this problem through a slight variation in weight between opposite sides of the cup. The cups sit askew on the table, and as you fill it up, the balance changes, and the cup straightens up - so you can always tell when they need a top-up. The Balance Cup has a double wall and hollow body that keeps contents at their original temperature. Only bummer? Not dishwasher safe.