July 26, 2006
We've experienced the Ready Set Joe One-Cup Coffeemaker from Melitta several times over the past year. One on a trip to San Francisco where we had fresh roasted coffee made with it that was nothing short of amazing. The second time was on the side of a mountain camping up in New Hampshire, and more recently we got a present of some fresh roasted coffee and tried it out again. Good results always seemingly follow if you're patient, pour your hot water slowly, and then kick back and relax with the coffee.
At Melitta Ready Set Joe Mug
July 21, 2006
Since single serve coffee makers like the Keurig B50 and the Senseo have the ability to use your own coffee, we've been trying to find something that would also eliminate the mess when doing so. It's also going to take a bit of precision to get ground coffee into the reuseable filter for the Keurig or the Senseo. The Zevro coffee dispenser allows precise measurement and dispensation. It stores over one half pound of ground coffee with an airtight seal that ensures maximum freshness and flavor. Your kitchen counters will remain clean and free of coffee grounds when making a perfect cup of single serve coffee.
July 14, 2006
This is an oldie but a goodie. If you're currently using Senseo Douwe Egberts Dark Roast Coffee Pods or any of their other blends that come packed in bags of pods, getting one of these coffee pod canisters is the way to go.
The Brabantia Stainless Coffee Pod Canister will your coffee pods fresh and ready to go in a snap. Inside the canister there's a convenient inner sleeve that allows you to lift out the coffee pods. We've been using this with our CafePods as well - as they come packed two pods to a sleeve and we often put the extra pod right into the canister.
July 12, 2006
Deciding to drink large cups of single serve coffee around your nice shiny keyboard just got easier. Designer Duck Young Kong has shown his latest innovation over at Yanko Design and it's called The Keyboard Food Tray. It's still in the design phase, so there is no pricing and information is limited. However we like the idea and can think of several keyboards that would have been saved had we had such a great innovative product.
Via OhGizmo! at Yanko Design
July 11, 2006
Hot and cold drink holders are all the rage, and now this USB Drink Holder can help keep your drinks at the office at the right temperature. It keeps your coffee hot in the morning and your soft drink cool in the afternoon. You can also turn the unit off via the control switch without having to unplug the USB cable.
July 6, 2006
We've just got wind of a new exciting automatic milk frother to go with your Nespresso espresso single serve coffee machine or any single serve coffee machine - the Aeroccino. The Aeroccino is a new, automatic and simple way of creating light, creamy milk froth. You Just pour in some cold or hot, fresh milk and press the button.
The Aeroccino is compact and quiet and quickly produces an milk froth, which you can enjoy in many different coffee recipes including lattes and cappuccinos. Milk can be frothed and whipped hot or cold. The Aeroccino retails for $ 79.95 at Nespresso.com and we should have one to review very shortly here at Single Serve Coffee.
Update: Read our full review of the Aeroccino Milk Frother from Nespresso here...
June 29, 2006
We know that better water makes better single serve coffee and that's why we're exited about OGO. From the Netherlands - the homeland of the Senseo, comes OGO. OGO Water has an oxygen concentration that is 35 times higher than regular water. The burst of oxygen in each bottle of OGO will give your O2 saturation a boost and perhaps make your single serve coffee even better.
Available in still, sparkling, and Flower Power (lightly flavored with elderflower and lychee and maybe not great for coffee) varieties, it's sure to have the variety you might desire in oxygenated water. OGO will debut soon in the US, courtesy of Verve Brands, LLC.
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.