We're pretty sure if you have a great cup of coffee it should smell great, but you know we are never totally correct in all of our assumptions. So what's the main issue when you're thinking of making a coffee lid smell like great coffee? Trapped aroma. Taste is 95% smell, so you're missing out when it's trapped behind that lid and the hot piping fresh coffee can't grace your nostrils. The Aroma Lid, a new cover that's infused with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee gets rid of this issue. When you take a sip, you smell and taste a wonderful, full-bodied brew. A Hong Kong company hopes to distribute these scented lids in bulk without branding and branded for smaller coffee retailers.
It's true - with all the single serve coffee makers we own, we still enjoy a cup of pour over coffee and continue to look for new ways to have a cup each week. The Sili Coffee Break is the first collapsible filter basket designed exclusively for coffee, and is made of high grade silicone for easy clean up and collapsing.
Pop up the silicone filter basket and place on top of a coffee mug.
Then insert a #2 paper coffee filter, fill with one scoop ground coffee or one pre-packaged coffee, and pour 8 ounces of hot water through it.
Coffee is ready in about 2-3 minutes.
William Bounds sent over one in red for us to try and the results were great. Also, it packs away into a round disc like shape with little muss and fuss all for $15.
We recently posted up about the Outpresso coffee gadget that helps you separate the coffee from the Nespresso capsule so you can safely recycle them at home. Outpresso USA now ships to the USA and Canada with prices at $29. Our sister site Single Serve Espresso also has a pretty amazing and slick review on the product. Their verdict? They love the Outpresso and we have to thank Andy at Outpresso USA for sending us one in black. Our verdict? The same. The product works and we've now recycled all the Nespresso capsules we've been using since May. Great stuff and great for the environment.
Outpresso USA is also giving away 40 FREE capsules each month to a lucky winner. You can get details at their website here.
We've also got a full video review over after the jump we found very insightful.
If you have a Nespresso single serve coffee and espresso system we think you'll really like Outpresso. Why? Well the waste from any of the single serve coffee systems can be troubling, and Outpresso allows you to separate the coffee from the aluminum capsule so you can safely recycle the aluminum outer shell. Note - Outpresso only works with the thimble shaped Nespresso capsules, and also does not work with other coffee capsules. There's a great faq at their site that has all the little details, but in reality there aren't that many. As you can see above you simply put the spent Nespresso capsule in the Outpresso and push down separating and pushing out the used coffee.
Ekobrew is a reusable coffee filter for Keurig brewers. It features a deeper brew chamber which means more water and a more complete coffee extraction. It also has a flat bottom design so it won't tip over when filling, and the no crevice interior means quicker and easier cleaning after use. And probably the best feature is the dual entry point design means no removal of the Keurig filter holster. The seal is made of silicone and heat resistant.
No Holster Removal
A Greener Alternative
Use any coffee you want in your Keurig brewer
We'll be getting one of these to review soon, and see what our thoughts are on this K-Cup alternative. Video after the jump on Ekobrew and all the features listed above.
The Coffeeduck Second Generation ONLY works in the newer Senseo models HD7820-DH7824, HD7830, and HD7841-HD7842, and is a great way to use your own coffee with your Senseo single serve coffee maker. We've used the first generation, and found it to work quite well but there is the clean up when using your own ground coffee. This filter will also work best if you pre-moisten the coffee, and also warm up the filter prior to filling.
The Coffeeduck is dishwasher safe and lasts for years
Packed in a 30 count pouch, the Kantan Drip is a single-use dripper-and-filter in one. To use you fold down the sides, open the filter "pouch," add up to 16g of coffee, place it on a cup, and start brewing. The flat-bottomed box-shaped coffee bed promotes even extraction, while the size and orientation promotes an optimal brew time (but don't over steep your coffee). We've never used a coffee dripper ourselves, but Josh in the forums will be receiving some soon, and we'll get his review on the Single Serve Coffee dripper pouch.
Shoffee.com has a unique offering if you want to keep your coffee pods and ground coffee fresh - the the Friis Coffee Vault. You can keep your whole bean coffee you use with your Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Filter or other reusable filter in the Friss Coffee Vault. We also store our bulk coffee pods in one (thanks to Shoffee.com for sending us a few to use) and they've never been fresher. This is a better alternative to keeping our coffee in our older canisters or the freezer. Thanks again to Shoffee.com for sending this cool coffee vault to use.
There's a project over a Kickstarter (a new way to fund creative projects) called Coffee Joulies which Single Serve Coffee and other coffee lovers have decided to sponsor (and so can you if you want some Coffee Joulies). Coffee Joulies work with your coffee to achieve two goals. First, they absorb extra thermal energy in your coffee when it’s served too hot, cooling it down to a drinkable temperature three times faster than normal. Next, they release that stored energy back into your coffee keeping it in the right temperature range twice as long.
How do they do this? There is a special non-toxic material sealed within the polished stainless steel coffee bean shell. This material is designed to melt at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and absorbs a lot of energy as it melts. This is how Joulies cool your coffee down three times faster than normal. Once it reaches this temperature, the special material begins to solidify again, releasing the energy it stored when it melted. This is how Joulies keep your coffee warm twice as long.
We're ready to cool down some of the piping hot coffee we consume, and also to keep our single serve coffee warm longer. We'll be getting 5 of these Coffee Joulies packs, so if you think you're deserving - sound off in the comments and we'll be doing a random drawing from the best comments and send the Coffee Joulies to the lucky commenters later this Summer.
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