December 29, 2010

City Steam Single Cup Coffee Pods


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City Steam Single Cup Coffee Pods are now available. We first heard about these coffee pods in from the sample set of coffee pods included with our Bunn My Cafe MC Model. Flavors include:

  • House Blend
  • 100% Columbian
  • Breakfast Blend
  • French Roast
  • European Roast
  • City Roast

We've been sampling the flavors and are drinking the Breakfast Blend this morning and it's quite good. We'll do some more formal reviews over the coming weeks. The City Steam Single Cup Coffee Pods will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Bunn My Cafe MC Model, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.

At City Steam Single Cup Coffee Pods

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October 11, 2010

Dunkin' Donuts Single Cup Coffee Pods - Company Tests Single Serve Coffee Waters

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Photo: Wendy Maeda/ Globe Staff

Dunkin' Donuts is finally making single serve coffee pods, and though we're excited about their debut it's only a test. Right now Dunkin' has decided to see if the single serve coffee market is ready for Dunkin' by making single serve coffee pods that will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers. They'll be seeing how the test sampling of coffee pods sells, and we expect also conducting interviews with the coffee pod users.

This is a very interesting coffee pod launch because of one major factor - they are not coupling it with a brewer. Dunkin' Donuts is relying on the installed base of single serve coffee pod brewers (one cup coffee pod brewers) to be their coffee delivery systems. Given the fact Senseo has not debuted a model or Home Cafe for over 2+ years - we wonder how successful this test will be. We do know if you're looking for a Senseo or other coffee pod brewer, you'll find them at Amazon and other online retailers for around $69.


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There is both a counter promotion at the register, and a large
floor display for the Dunkin' Donut coffee pods.

We stopped over at our local Dunkin' Donuts and found people had purchased about 1/3 of the display of Dunkin' Donut coffee pods since it debuted on Saturday according to one of the employees. We were able to purchase the following Dunkin' Donut coffee pods from the displays:

  • Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend Coffee Pods
  • Dunkin' Donuts Dark Blend Coffee Pods
  • Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee Pods
  • Dunkin Donuts Decaf Coffee Pods
  • Dunkin Donuts Hazelnut Coffee Pods

Each of the coffee pod boxes come packed with 8 coffee pods in individual vacuum sealed sleeves priced at $3.99 a box making each coffee pod cost $.50. Not bad, and a standard price for most coffee pods is in the .34-55 range. We were able to purchase each of the above coffee pods from Dunkin' Donuts, and as far as we can tell for the time being the only place you can purchase Dunkin' Donut coffee pods will be at their retail locations.

We will have a full review soon with our impressions, final coffee pod weights, and more on this exciting development in the world of Single Serve Coffee.

Via The Boston Globe and the Single Serve Coffee Forums

Update: The Dunkin' One Cup site is live. It features brewer tips and tricks, along with a FAQ and profiles of the Dunkin' Donut One Cup coffee pods available. They list the Black & Decker Home Cafe, Senseo Supreme, Mr. Coffee SL13, Cuisinart W1CM5, Wolfgang Puck, Cuisinart Cup-O-Matic, and Hamilton Beach coffee pod brewers as compatible. We recommend the above list of coffee pod brewers along with the list from Dunkin'.

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September 13, 2010

Melitta One:One Java Pods Breakfast Blend Coffee Pods

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Melitta has redesigned their entire line of coffee pods, and we've always been big fans of their Breakfast Blend coffee pods so we're glad they're still in the line up of coffees they offer. The coffee produced from the Melitta Breakfast Blend Coffee pods has a smooth flavor with a bright character, along with a classic sweet finish. We recommend using an 6 to 8oz setting when brewing these coffee pods in your single serve coffee maker.

The Melitta Breakfast Blend coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.

At Melitta One:One Java Pods Breakfast Blend Coffee

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August 18, 2010

Love At First Sip Medium Roast Java Coffee Pods

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Jim Evans from CoffeeWiz.com has sent over this updated box art for Melitta's coffee pods. Also - expect new coffee pod flavors from Melitta sometime soon.

Love at First Sip coffee pods feature a medium-roasted premium blend of Central and South American coffees. The coffee produced is a bright, full-flavored coffee with an exceptionally smooth finish. These coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.

At Melitta One:One Java Pods, Love At First Sip Medium Roast Coffee Pods

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July 15, 2010

Baronet Coffee 10 and 12 Gram Coffee Pods

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We've been long time fans of Baronet Coffee based in CT, and they now have a redesigned site, line of coffees, and coffee pods to make our fandom even bigger. Baronet single serve coffee pods come packed individually or in bags, and we really love the variety and choice you can get from Baronet. We've reviewed Baronet coffees in the past, and can tell you their coffees are fresh, and make a great cup of single serve coffee every time.

Baronet 10 and 12 gram coffee pods will brew well in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.

At Baronet Coffee

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July 12, 2010

Review: Fratello Nicaraguan Los Placeres Single Serve Coffee Pods

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The latest batch of Fratello pods arrived from Calgary recently, and they don't disappoint! Quite the contrary. You'll find a great new micro-lot from Guatemala, the Guatemala Montecristo, as well as their superb Tanzania Songea Peaberry, which recently became the highest-rated coffee ever to be offered in pod form when Kenneth Davids gave its whole-bean equivalent a 94, and this coffee in whole bean form a 90. And you'd certainly be missing out if you overlooked Fratello's Nicaraguan Los Placeres, perhaps our favorite of them all and our focus in today's review.

With this pod Fratello continues its tradition of offering fantastic single-serve Nicaraguan coffees. Part of their secret seems to be keeping it in the family, so to speak. The Los Placeres Estate is run by the award-winning Mierisch family, who own other estates such as Limoncillo, Mama Mina, and Los Milagros from which coffee for highly regarded pods has been harvested in the past. If you favor a more direct connection to where your morning cup has come from than the big chain roasters can offer, i.e. coffee with a story, look no further.

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June 25, 2010

Senseo Paris French Vanilla Coffee Pods

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We featured the debut of these coffee pods from Senseo over 4+ years ago, but the Paris coffee pods are still one of our Senseo blend favorites. This french vanilla delight creates a great tasting gourmet coffee experience for every mood, and especially for the Senseo owner. These coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.

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June 8, 2010

National Coffee Roasters Cafe Classics Coffee Pods Arrive for Review

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National Coffee Roasters has sent us an entire set of their new line of coffee and tea pods to review. The Cafe Classic coffee pods will work in the high end Newco Coffee Pod brewer, along with the Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.

We've sampled a few already using our Bunn My Cafe coffee pod brewer, and have to say - really solid. Each Cafe Classics coffee pods come packed in an 18 count box with each coffee or tea pod being individually wrapped for freshness.

  • Breakfast Blend‐ MILD - Great Central Blend
  • Colombian Supremo‐ MILD - Rich and Full Body
  • Guatemala Antigua‐ MILD - Bright and Winey
  • Sumatra Mandheling‐ MILD - Heavy, Rich and Syrupy
  • Classic Blend‐MEDIUM - Delicate and Caramel‐esque
  • Donut Shop‐ MEDIUM - Better Than You Remember
  • Classic Bold‐ BOLD - Did we say Bold?
  • French Roast‐ BOLD - Smoky and Pungent
  • Espresso EXTRA BOLD ‐ Darkest Roast - Daring, Decadent, BOLD
  • Pacific Blend EXTRA BOLD ‐ Darkest Roast - Heady and Robust
  • Decaf Colombian‐ MEDIUM - Rich and Piquant
  • Decaf Hazelnut‐ MEDIUM - Rich, Nutty and Spicy
  • French Vanilla‐ MEDIUM - Full Flavor and Sweet Aroma
  • Hazelnut‐‐ MEDIUM - Rich, Nutty and Spicy
  • Jamaican Me Crazy ‐ MEDIUM - Caramel, Vanilla and Rum
  • English Breakfast ‐ Traditional Ceylon BOP and Darjeeling
  • Green Tea with Lemon ‐ China’s Finest Green with Lemon
  • Herbal Fruit Tea ‐ Fruity With Hints of Spice

At National Coffee Roasters Classics and Cafe Classics  

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May 19, 2010

Motherlode Variety Packed Coffee Pods from Parks Coffee

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Holli over at Coffee Giant has sent us in a flavored and regular variety set of coffee pods to sample from Parks Coffee. The Parks Coffee pods are 55 mm and 9 grams in weight, and will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.

Not only are the various coffees we've tried excellent, but the packaging is really fun with bright colors and interesting pictures. We love the Sumatra called Molten Lava Java, and it's because of the name each morning a little smile has come to our face. Check out the flavors below and make sure to give these Parks Coffee pods a try.

Flavored Variety Pack contains 24 pods; 3 of each 8 flavored coffees in our line-up:

  • Eiffel Power (French Vanilla)
  • Nutty Aunt Hazel (Hazelnut)
  • Bake Sale Supremo
  • Caramanilla Cream
  • Caramel Eyes
  • Cobbler Cafe (Blueberry)
  • Everything Nice (Cinnamon)
  • Southern Belle Pecan

Regular Variety Pack contains 22 pods; 2 of each 11 regular coffees in our line-up:

  • Bundle of Joy (Colombia)
  • Love Machine (French Roast)
  • Parks House Blend
  • Sunny Side Up (Breakfast Blend)
  • All Nighter (Guatemala)
  • Lazy Luke
  • Kenya In Ya
  • Lei it On Me (Kona)
  • Molten Lava Java (Sumatra)
  • One Fritter Quitter (Donut Blend)
  • Papa's Prime Roast (Italiano)

At Coffee GIANT

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May 6, 2010

Timothy's World Coffee Breakfast Blend Coffee Pods

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When you think of Timothy's World Coffee you'll probably only think of single serve coffee from K-Cups, but did you know Timothy's also makes great coffee pods? Made from pre-measured portions of specialty grade, aromatic Costa Rican beans, this blend has a smoky Guatemalan flavor.

You can also be rest assured you can easily compost these coffee pods as they are made with two biodegradable paper sheets compressed together with the coffee in the middle. Each coffee pod is also individually heat-sealed in a wrapper to ensures freshness.

Timothy's World Coffee Breakfast Blend coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Grindmaster GPOD or OPOD, Bunn My Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Cafe Invento, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010, Home Cafe, Melitta MES5B Javapod, Kienna Sun Cafe, and other single-serve coffee pod brewers.

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