May 4, 2006
We know everyone who visits here is in search of a single cup of perfect coffee and often times we forget that it doesn't just have to be coffee pods, K-Cups or even Nespresso Coffee Capsules. Sometimes here at SingleServeCoffee.com we take out our Eco-Pad reuseable coffee filter, K-Cup Reuseable Coffee Filter or our Aeropress and get some fresh roasted coffee at our local Whole Foods. It's a nice change and you feel really empowered to see what amount of coffee works and what method has different tastes and textures.
We have recently been introduced by friends to home roasting using a hot air popcorn popper. There is a great series of photos on Flickr that’ll explain and show you how to roast your own coffee with this method. We think this might be a nice addition to our coffee exploration here at Single Serve Coffee. Check out the photo expose and see what you think. We think we're up for it.
Via Lifehacker at Flickr
April 21, 2006
The Keurig My K-Cup reuseable coffee filter is now available at Amazon.com for $15. We recently reviewed this little wonder and found it to be quite good. Plus if you need to convince someone in your household to finally bite the bullet and get a single serve coffee machine, then telling them they can use any coffee they want will help them get over their outdated drip coffee maker.
The Keurig My K-Cup reuseable coffee filter will work in the Keurig B-40 Elite, Keurig B-60 Special Edition, and Keurig B70 brewers.
At Keurig My K-Cup Reuseable Coffee Filter
March 24, 2006
We think we need a littlw "WHIRL" in our single serve coffee. Hong Kong's Gadget Store Brando just put on sale the ultimate coffee cup to get your morning "WHIRL" started! The Whirl Wind Cup stirs your coffee automatically by pushing a button.
Who really needs to stir your cup of single serve coffee using - what? A spoon? Coffee stirrer? Not for the staff at Single Serve Coffee.com - we're joining the future of stirring. The Whirl Wind Cup is powered by 2 AAA batteries and can also be used as a small stirring machine. The Whirl Wind Cup sells for $22 on Brando and Brando also has a video of the cup in action on the product page.
Via I4U News at Brando
February 25, 2006
Okay - so maybe the TomTom Go 700 Portable GPS doesn't find coffee pods or k-cups but it does find Dunkin Donut coffee shops. GPS Lodge has an interesting tidbit on how the new TomTom Go 700 Portable GPS has incorporated the Dunkin’ Doughnuts franchises into its Point of Interest (POI) database for its GPS products. This means adding over 4,400 Dunkin’ Doughnut outlets and over 2,700 Baskin-Robbins outlets nationally.
Now personally we can do without the Baskin-Robbins, but when we're out and about and without a travel mug of single serve coffee, it would be nice to know where a Dunkin Donuts is from time to time.
More at: TomTom finds its coffee at Dunkin’ Doughnuts
February 17, 2006
We've been searching for something like this for an upcoming birthday for a coffee drinker we know who likes to go and sit outdoors (we know - outdoors!) and have coffee while they paint. Currently they use a rather old Thermos brand to keep their coffee hot from their Keurig B60 after putting two travel mug sized Sumatran Extra Bold into it. We're thinking this gem from Bodum will compliment both the activity and perhaps even keep the coffee a bit warmer, and face it - it's very stylish and a bit fun.
Originally designed in 1983, the lipstick carafe was a runaway success. Today, it's been re-engineered for the 60th anniversary, a tribute to Danish design. Bodum's lipstick travel carafe is designed with a vacuum sealed, double-walled stainless steel that keeps beverages hot for up to six hours. Durably made, it's virtually unbreakable. The stainless steel body insulates up to 34-ounces of your favorite beverage. The flow valve is an easy-to-operate push button that helps keep the heat in even during the pouring process. The lipstick shape directs the liquid in an even flow while the cup acts as a lid.
January 31, 2006
We think we'll chalk the Fresh Brew Highwave Coffee Mug Brewer up to - we'll wait and see. The new and very Melitta pour over coffee system uses paper or cotton filters to make a single cup of coffee.
We can't really see this being very innovative but perhaps it's a bit better than just setting the rig right on top. Has anyone used a cotton coffee filter?
A special thanks to Jenn for sending this in.
January 17, 2006
There's an interesting thread in the forums on what to do with your used coffee pods. Now some of the posts suggest just throwing them away or simply throwing those old nasty pods at kids near your house (you'll have to read the thread). Interesting ideas.
We like to use ours for fertilizer in house plants and use them in compost during the Summer. A great way to keep a bin of the old coffee pods is to use a coffee pod trash can that sits on your countertops. We received such a can and use it daily. It's really much easier than finding a place to put the used pods or having to use them in a house plant right away. We like to fill up a good half to full can before embarking on a little fertilizer trip.
When composting in the Summer we like to break them open a bit and then toss them in. Sure you may get your hands dirty but you're helping your garden and the environment. We even found a can that would allow you to start your compost in the kitchen and then take to your compost pile at Kitchen Contraptions.
What do you do with your used pods? Sound off in the forums!
January 12, 2006
Interest in using your own coffee with your single serve coffee maker seems to start when you first receive it and when you really want to make a cup of coffee you can't get in pod form yet - like Starbucks or Pete's coffees.
It is It's nice to see Amazon.com finally pick up this refillable holder for Senseo. Unlike the Ecopad which uses a filter basket, this one uses filters. So after 100 uses you're going to need to get more filters to use with the My Pod. Note: This for use with Phillips Senseo pod coffee maker models only as is the Ecopad. It comes with one podholder, a coffee scoop and 100 filters.
December 15, 2005
We're excited to have received the Aerobie® AeroPress(TM) Coffee & Espresso Maker to review. We have been testing it out over the past few weeks and have to say it's very interesting. It's different from other Single Serve Coffee methods as you'll have to revert back to using some ground beans or a package of illy ground espresso coffee, but we think you'll like the results.
The AEROPRESS™ is an entirely new way to make coffee.
- Water and grounds are mixed together for ten seconds.
- Then gentle air pressure pushes the mix through a micro-filter in 20 seconds.
- The total brewing time of only 30 seconds results in exceptionally smooth flavor.
- Tasters ranging from professional cuppers and author Kenneth Davids, to coffee aficionados all praise the smooth, rich flavor.
December 7, 2005
PRESS-BOT is the first coffee press designed to fit inside a Nalgene® water bottle. Gone are the days of carrying a separate container for brewing your coffee or tea. PRESS-BOT allows you to use your water bottle as a coffee pot and make a quality cup of joe no matter where you are! Great for making coffee or loose leaf tea at home or in the backcountry, PRESS-BOT is a must have product for the on the go coffee aficionado. PRESS-BOT is design to work with a wide mouth, straight walled water bottle, such as those manufactured by Nalgene®.
At PRESS-BOT Via Gizmodo