January 4, 2011

Hands-on Review: Coava Coffee Disk filter for the Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker

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The staff over at Geek.com have a rather extensive review of the Coava Cofee Disk filter for Aeropress (you can read our review of the Aeropress here). Coava Coffee metal filter remove the need for the use of paper filters, and also give you a more french pressed cup of single serve coffee from the Aeropress.

The Coava Coffee Disk was designed to fit perfectly in the place of Aeropress' normal paper filters. The brew process is the same but you'll want to adjust your grind to compensate for the new filter. Check out their full review at Geek.com.

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December 14, 2010

MugStir Hanging Spoon

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MugStir is a set of three teaspoons that hang onto the side of your mug, and you can use your MugStir to replace nasty communal spoons and cut down on waste from disposable stirrers.

  • Food-safe stainless steel spoon, with a silicone-coated handle.
  • Handle clips to the side of your mug, so it stays in place when you raise your mug for a drink.
  • Comes in packs of three spoons: purple, pink, and blue.

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December 10, 2010

Review: Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers

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The Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers is like the My K-Cup reusable filter or EZ Cup that allows you to use your own coffee instead of using just K-Cups. Using the Solofill is really easy, because unlike the My K-Cup reusable coffee filter, you do not have to take out the brew sleeve in your Keurig brewer. Like a K-Cup the Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers fits in the brew slot where you'd normally put a K-Cup.

Key Features of the Solofill Cup:

  • No need to remove or swap out the filter holder.
  • No filter to replace!
  • Reusable - Environmentally friendly.
  • Save money while reducing our environmental impact!
  • Use your own favorite gourmet coffee.
  • Easy to use - Simple 2 steps process.
  • Innovative Octaflo-Plus hot water distribution system for a superior tasting cup of gourmet coffee.
  • Easy clean up - Unique one piece design with integrated hinged lid and stainless steel micro mesh filter for easy clean-up.
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December 7, 2010

Chemex and Coava Metal Cone Filter Make Perfect Coffee Together

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If you've never used a Chemex pour over coffee maker, than you're not used to the worst part of using a coffee maker with filter papers. The problem? Just like with every single cup of coffee you brew using your Keurig, Senseo, Tassimo, or others is you have to throw away the filter. The Coava Kone eliminates this when using a Chemix coffee maker, allowing you to reuse Coava's photochemically etched metal Kone filter for every pot.

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The Chemex one cup and a little more single serve
coffee maker.

Coffee brewed via Chemex using a filter paper is noted for it's clarity, but when you use a coffee cone filter like the Coava you get more a french press mix.

NYT's Oliver Strand:

"It gives you the control of a Chemex and the tannic cup you get from a French press: a Frenchmex...it was strange to find such an aggressive coffee sitting in my Chemex. It was like pulling the top off a bamboo steam basket and encountering a piece of grilled meat."

We're anxious to dig out our Chemex coffee maker and acquire one of these Coava cones. Wish us luck on the pursuit, and we'll tell you how the coffee is when it arrives.

Via Gizmodo at Chemex

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November 19, 2010

Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers Arrives for Review

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The Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers has arrived for review. The Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers is like the My K-Cup reusable filter that allows you to use your own coffee instead of using just K-Cups.

Using the Solofill is really easy, because unlike the My K-Cup reusable coffee filter, you do not have to take out the brew sleeve in your Keurig brewer. Like the K-Cup the Solofill cup fits in the same slot as the K-Cup and has an easy to fill flip top.

We've been using the Solofill over the past week and a half (thanks to Solofill for sending us a few cups for testing), and have to say prior to a full review - the Solofill is easy to use and makes a great cup of coffee. We'll have our full review soon.

Key Features of the Solofill Cup:

  • No need to remove or swap out the filter holder.
  • No filter to replace!
  • Reusable – Environmentally friendly.
  • Save money while reducing our environmental impact!
  • Use your own favorite gourmet coffee.
  • Easy to use – Simple 2 steps process.
  • Innovative Octaflo-Plus hot water distribution system for a superior tasting cup of gourmet coffee.
  • Easy clean up – Unique one piece design with integrated hinged lid and stainless steel micro mesh filter for easy clean-up.

At Solofill Cup

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September 20, 2010

Kings Supermarket based in New Jersey is now carrying EZ-Cups and EZ-Cup Filters

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We've gotten word that King's Supermarkets in New Jersey are now carrying the EZ-Cup and EZ-Cup filters that work in your Keurig single serve coffee maker. What is the EZ-Cup? It is a filter sleeve and filter paper that allows you to use whatever coffee you want in your Keurig single serve coffee maker.

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EZ-Cup is different from the My K-Cup reuseable K-Cup because you don't have to wash out a filter basket, and you don't have to take out the K-Cup insert. The EZ-Cup goes in the same spot as a regular K-Cup so no removal of the brew sleeve like the My K-Cup. After you're done filling the EZ-Cup and brewing, you simple open the top and pop out the spent filter basket made of paper.

The EZ-Cup will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer , and other Keurig K Cup brewers.

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July 5, 2010

See Through Half-Pint Glass Creamer

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Fashioned into a design that evokes the half-pint milk carton, this molded clear-glass creamer puts a spin on an everyday item. Made of borosilicate glass, the creamer is dishwasher- and microwave-safe. We think this would be the talk of any coffee filled party.

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June 29, 2010

Zucch Sugar Pourer

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Made of double-walled glass, this stylish sugar dispenser has a wide hole in the top for pouring sugar and a hole with a rubber stopper in the bottom for refilling the sugar. It's hand wash only, and is made by Alessi.

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May 18, 2010

EZ-Cup for Keurig Single Serve Coffee Machines - Updates and Improvements

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The EZ-Cup and EZ-Cup Filters are have been updated with 50% stronger filter paper allowing you to make refillable K-Cups with a filter sleeve that fits inside the EZ-Cup, and then fits into the brewing slot in your Keurig Brewer. The EZ-Cup will also work in any home or commercial Keurig brewer. You also will want to read our full review of the EZ-Cup here.

EZ-Cup is different from the My K-Cup reuseable K-Cup because you don't have to wash out a filter basket, and you don't have to take out the K-Cup insert. The EZ-Cup goes in the same spot as a regular K-Cup so no removal of the brew sleeve like the My K-Cup. After you're done filling the EZ-Cup and brewing, you simple open the top and pop out the spent filter basket made of paper. Pricing is $12.95 for the EZ-Cup and $4.95 50 EZ-Cup filters. You'll need to order both of these to start using the EZ-Cup System.

The EZ-Cup will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer , and other Keurig K Cup brewers.

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May 13, 2010

Susta - All Natural ProBiotic Sweetener

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We're always on the lookout for something a bit more natural in the sugar category than using artificial sweeteners in our single serve coffee just to save a few calories. We were surprised when we were sent from Susta an all natural sweetener with just 5 calories per package, and it has other benefits like pro-biotics (for better digestion), and vitamin C added as well.

All natural? We did our research and made a few calls and it's legit. The pro-biotic part comes from the soluble fiber, and it's also used in their own line of yogurt widely available.

So how does it taste in your single serve coffee? We tried a variety of different flavors over the week, and found the flavored coffees and deeper richer note coffees responded well to Susta. It's not as sweet as say Splenda, but it has a very rich mixed sweetness to it. We think you should check it out, and see for yourself what Susta has to offer.

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