June 20, 2006
We've been following various threads around the SingleServeCoffee forums that these t-sacs from Germany are the bees knees when it comes to creating your own coffee pod sacs. Coffee pod sacs you say? Yep. Apparently you can fill these little numbers with the coffee of your choice, and then insert them with said coffee into the basket of your Bunn My Cafe and other single serve coffee makers.
We'll try out the t-sacs over the next few weeks and let you know what machines they'll work in and which ones they won't.
June 3, 2006
We're always on the lookout for a good way to make sure our water is clear and clean before we make a cup of coffee especially when travelling. SteriPEN, a device that claims to use UV light to clean drinking water of "bacteria, viruses and protozoa is said to purify 16 oz of clean drinking water with a quick stir. "Dirty, discoloured" water should apparently be given a pass altogether, but to be honest, we don't really have a problem with murky water or the desire to use it to make coffee unless there's no other option. :-)
The SteriPEN runs on 4AA batteries, and is available from Magellan's in the UK for £149.00.
June 1, 2006
We've seen a bunch of these around the office as of late - the personal coffee press. The problem is you still have to deal with ground coffee of some sort, and how fresh is it going to be if that coffee has been sitting around the office? We still think the Keurig B40 is the way to go for good office coffee at your desk within a reasonable price.
Still, if you're tired of the bad free coffee at work perhaps you'd like to take a shot and make something a bit better? This coffee press and mug set makes 14 oz of coffee just for you. The body is ceramic and the press mechanism is stainless steel. Available in aqua blue or bright red and priced at $30.
May 25, 2006
Both functional and a bit fashionalbe, these Ball-and-socket-handle mugs for retail for $50. the mugs feature a mug rack that allows you to put your coffee cup away by inserting the ball into the socket. Reminds us of someone around the SingleServeCoffee.com telling us we must have coffee mugs attached at the hip given all the coffee we drink. Well now at least we can simulate it.
Designed by one Chaiyut Plypetch they’re available from Gnr8.
Via OhGizmo! at Gnr8
May 19, 2006
Our good friend Josh Spear found this gem over at the Moma Store. The Brew-In-Cup Coffee maker is fitted with a fine, stainless-steel mesh infuser. This glass cup and saucer set lets you brew a single perfect cup quickly and neatly using your favorite loose tea or freshly ground coffee. It's also dishwasher safe.
At MoMAstore via Josh Spear
May 17, 2006
Who doesn't want to make a cup of single serve coffee and then put on your Slimfit Palmers Caffeine Tights for an extra caffeine injection for your legs? These Palmers "Slim Fit 20" Caffeine Tights are imbued with caffeiene "micro capsules" which are activated by body heat. The product claims to improve skin elasticity, burn fat and tighten leg tissue. There's even a claim that If one wears the tights daily for 28 days, they can expect a "reduction in thigh measurement of up to 2cm."
The "Slim Fit 20" Caffeine Tights run £26.90 ($51) pack for a 3 pair. The site doesn't mention how long you can expect a single pair to be effective...but we can bet it's longer than your cup of coffee typically stays hot.
Via Shiny Shiny at Product Page
May 16, 2006
Portable espresso or making coffee of any type on the go seems to be coming of age. We've seen the Aeropress, in-car espresso makers, and now the Preva xSport Portable Espresso maker for camping, rv-ing, and backpacking.
This ultra-compact espresso maker will make espresso on the go and is compact, light, and durable. Preva has a pretty exhaustive FAQ for any question you might have about the xSport Portable Espresso maker. We could see this being a pretty good choice for a long weekend hike or perhaps making a double shot cafe Americano on the side of a mountain.
May 11, 2006
For everyone here in the Northeast hiking season is upon us again. For making great coffee on the side of a mountain - well - you't don't have that many options. We think the Mountain Safety Research Mugmate Coffee/Tea Filter looks like it might be a great way to make coffee while hiking. We also think the Aeropress, though a bit larger, would also make an amazing coffee maker for hiking as well.
Great for grumpy mornings and chilly nights....Read More...No campsite meal is complete without a fresh-brewed cup of joe. After all, you didn't come to the mountains to suffer. Weighing in at under an ounce, and with no paper filters to dispose of, the MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter works with almost any mug or cup and packs away inside it.
At Mountain Safety Research Mugmate Coffee/Tea Filter
May 5, 2006
Imagine driving to work in the morning and firing up your in-car single serve coffee maker for a nice cup of coffee. Wow. This marks the second concept we've seen in less than two weeks surrounding getting a coffee maker into your car. Hey - we treat our cars like mobile music, entertainment, and works of art - why not treat them like a single serve coffee maker on wheels too?
The WMF espresso machine features in Audi's latest concept car (the Roadjet) and sits neatly in the central arm rest between the passenger. WMF claim their machine is "fully functional" and "provides fresh coffee at the touch of a button". Now presuming you'll have to top this up before you set off on a journey, I would be very worried about a spillage occuring during a traffic slowdown.
Via Tech Digest
We're pretty sure we might want to lock the top of a coffee cup to keep people at a diner from pouring more coffee in and ruining the mix, however this lockable cup is more for people who share for instance a kitchen in a Company.
The cup has a hole, that can only be closed with a special key, so only the owner of the cup can use it with the key.