January 26, 2010
Looking for some memorable quotes for coffee talk? There's an app for that. The Coffee Quotes App includes quotes by famous politicians, celebrities, random people and anonymous coffee lovers. The developer even has one of their own quotes , "Behind every successful iPhone developer is a substantial amount of coffee."
We downloaded this app for iPhone and have to say - it's neat. You simply push to see the next quote, and the quotes are solid. The developer promises to add more coffee quotes in the future, and the app is only $.99.
January 15, 2010
The EZ-Cup and EZ-Cup Filters allow 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. Unlike the Perfect Pod Holster which allows you to use coffee pods in your Keurig brewer, the EZ-Cup allows you to use any ground coffee in your Keurig Brewer.
The EZ-Cup filter paper.
Update: Many readers have written in asking if you could use your Perfect Pod Holster with the filters. We have tried this and the spring inside the two different products is well - different. The Perfect Pod Holster has a very strong longer spring and the EZ-Cups is shorter to make room for the filter sleeve. We recommend buying the EZ-Cup and not trying to make the Perfect Pod Holster work. We did not get good results if we used the Perfect Pod Holster - it's for coffee pods not for use with the new EZ-Cup filter sleeve.
It's different from the My K-Cup reuseable K-Cup because you don't have to wash out a filter basket, 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. This makes disposing of the coffee grounds really easy, and the entire popped out coffee filter and coffee are able to be composted.
We've had the EZ-Cup now for a few weeks thanks to the folks at As Seen on TV Products sending us one to review, and we have tried a variety of coffee grounds with various success - all of the coffee produced being really quite good. We find the darker finer ground roasts to be our favorites.
Continue reading: "Review: EZ-Cup for Keurig Single-Cup Machines - Make Your Own K-Cups and Use Your Own Coffee"
December 15, 2009
The EZ-Cup and EZ-Cup Filters are now available allowing you to essentially 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. Unlike the Perfect Pod Holster which allows you to use coffee pods in your Keurig brewer, the EZ-Cup allows you to use any ground coffee in your Keurig Brewer.
It's different from the My K-Cup reuseable K-Cup because you don't have to wash out a filter basket, 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.
In a nutshell - you're making a coffee pod in the EZ-Cup but it's a perfect match for the Keurig brewer instead of a real coffee pod pitched up inside the Perfect Pod holster. 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.
At EZ-Cup and EZ-Cup Filters
September 17, 2009
Anyone remember Shmoo? We do, and think these Tom, Dick & Harry jars would make us smile each morning as we make our cup of single serve coffee. We don't think we'll be filling the coffee jar with ground coffee, but we could see some coffee pods working nicely in it. The glints in their eyes indicate what's inside (T: tea, S: sugar & C: coffee) and their air-tight heads have room to fit the handle of a spoon.
September 10, 2009
Disposing cigarette ashes in a tray filled with coffee grinds is a common in Japanese culture because the coffee absorbs the smell of cigarette ash. Japanese designer Ryohei Yoshiyuki has designed a simple ashtray made out of used coffee grounds for this daily habit. We like the idea, but aren't big fans of smoking. But if you have to smoke, shouldn't you use a coffee ashtray?
Via PSFK at Designer
August 19, 2009
We're not big Stargate fans, but we are big fans of this cool coffee coaster. We love the transparent blue middle, and can imagine sitting our single serve coffee cup upon it, only to have it whisked away to another world. Wait - that's our coffee cup! :-)
July 20, 2009
We have a rotisserie for our grill, and never thought about perhaps roasting some coffee using the rotisserie method. The Coffee Roaster Kit roasts up to 5 Pounds of Green Coffee Beans, almost as much as many Commercial Units. The Coffee Roaster Kit comes fully assembled and ready to go. It fits inside of your Home Barbeque unit and attaches to your existing Rotisserie unit. Complete operating and roasting instructions included, along with 1/2 cup unroasted green coffee beans to start you off. We think it's going to be a hard trade off - rotisserie chicken or coffee at your next family BBQ? You decide.
Via Cooking Gadgets at The Coffee Roaster Rotisserie Kit for BBQs
June 26, 2009
Our sister site SingleServeEspresso.com has a review of the NexPod refillable capsules for Nespresso. NexPod is a new pod system for the Nespresso line of makers that allows you to use your own capsules with your favorite espresso coffee. You might even be able to save a little money over the ~$0.55 cost per Nespresso capsule; SSE paid $23 on eBay for their NexPod shipped from Switzerland. That puts it at about $0.28 each empty capsule. Adding up the cost of about 4-5g of coffee per capsule, that adds about a dime to the cost of each unit. These can save about $15 - $20 per box of 80 units; not bad.
Their verdict? The NexPod is a little hard to use and maybe not worth the time and effort, but it does allow you to use your own coffee. Click on through for the full review.
At NexPod Review
June 9, 2009
Looking for a way to use any espresso grade coffee in your Nespresso single serve espresso and coffee maker? Try NexPod. NexPod is compatible with any Nespresso system. The single use NexPod for Nespresso allows you to use your Nespresso machine with the coffee (or tea) of your choice. The capsules are easily closed with the joined cap and inserted in the Nespresso machine as normal Nespresso capsules.
It looks like there are two parts to the capsule - the plastic and a paper insert. Here's how it works:
- Insert the circular paper filter in the cap of the pod
- Use the pod itself to gather the coffee and close the capsules directly in the coffee bag to avoid spilling
- Press the ground coffee in the pod
- Please clean the edge of the capsule before closing it
- Insert the NexPod in the Machine as a normal Nespresso pod
- For a stronger espresso use finer ground coffee.
We're going to see if we can get one of these to review soon. Right now you can purchase direct and on ebay, but we've yet to see any US auctions on ebay pop up.
May 29, 2009
You can now get the Aerolatte Milk Frother in a convenient travel case. This makes the Aerolatte perfect for work, and this special carry case is perfect for your boat, RV, and camping trip. Working directly in the mug or glass, the Aerolatte milk frother takes just 20 seconds to turn a small amount of hot or cold milk into the perfect froth for cappuccinos, caffe lattes, mochas and specialty coffees as well as hot chocolates, malts and milk shakes.
We really like this milk frother, and often use it over heating up our FrancisFrancis!, or even using our Nespresso milk frother. It also gives you more control over how much froth and how long. It also makes a perfect gift.
At Aerolatte To Go Milk Frother