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.
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!