March 25, 2009
We love the Single Serve Coffee Forums, and we really love our forum members. Forum member Josh has posted an extensive coffee pod review and tasting guide, and we have to say we're impressed. Now to be fair - over the years there's been tons of different guides (a big thanks to Vydorscope and Jolly for theirs), so let's just say we're not saying this is the first or last - but it's really well done. Thanks to Josh for putting it together, and we think it will be a great resource for any Single Serve Coffee reader.
I tend to prefer unflavored medium- and dark-roasted coffees. I'll make the occasional exception for a fantastic or intriguing coffee that falls outside my comfort zone. I have little interest in decaf pods (sorry!) because I'm practically immune to caffeine, but I'll try them if they're available. Questions and suggestions are welcome!
All of my reviews are based on an 8-ounce cup brewed using my Senseo. I pre-wet the pods. After brewing, I always take a few sips black before adding a squirt of half and half.
This may evolve, but for now I'll just divide the coffees into four tiers. Within a tier there's no explicit ranking. I'll stick to alphabetical order.
At SingleServeCoffee.com Forums :: Josh's Coffee Pod Guide
March 9, 2009
Sporting a rich blend of Irish Creme, creamy vanilla, and a buttery hint of graham crackers these coffee pods look to have an amazing flavor as well as being a little filling. We love our Irish Creme (especially this time of year), and think these coffee pods from Baronet look to bring out the green in your cup of single serve coffee.
The Baronet Baronet Irish Creme Cheesecake Coffee Pods will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010 , GPOD, Home Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Melitta MES5B Javapod, and other single serve coffee pod makers.
At Baronet Baronet Irish Creme Cheesecake Coffee Pods
March 4, 2009
Aloha Island Coffee has something no other coffee pod maker has - Certified Organic Coffee Pods. So if you're looking to make sure there is only natural goodness in your cup of single serve coffee, you're probably going to want to go organic. We've been drinking the Surf's Up Breakfast Blend for the past two weeks each morning, and without cutting to the chase - this is excellent coffee.
The coffee pod weighs in at 8 grams.
The Paradise Blend Surf's Up Breakfast Blend Certified Organic Coffee Pods come packed in a 18 count box for $17.99. So expect to pay a little more for your cup of single serve coffee, but the results are worth it. That puts each 8 gram coffee pod at about $1.00 a cup, but as we all know - organic products typically cost a bit more. How does the Surf's Up Breakfast Blend hold up?
Continue reading: "Review: Paradise Blend Surf's Up Breakfast Blend Certified Organic Coffee Pods"
February 26, 2009
We just had a reader write in about a new brand of coffee pods - Cafe Halo. These coffee pods are meant to work in just about any coffee pod brewer including your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010 , GPOD, Home Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Melitta MES5B Javapod, and other single serve coffee pod makers.
When you purchase the Cafe Halo coffee pods, part of the proceeds go to humanitarian causes. The coffee pods come in 6 packs (that's all we could find so far) in 16-count bags, and flavors include Sumatran, Ethical Addition, Columbian, and others.
At Cafe Halo Coffee Pods for Senseo and other Coffee Pod Brewers and Cafe Halo
February 11, 2009
Aloha Island has something that no other coffee company has - Certified Organic Coffee Pods. That's right, and their line is called USDA Certified Organic Paradise Blend Coffee Pods. These tropical coffees have high standards, and cool names including one of the following 4 flavor profiles:
- Surf's Up! Get-your-day-started Breakfast Blend
- Bonzai Pipeline Courageous Dark Roast
- Island Sunset Peaceful Medium Roast
- Chill Out No Worry Organic Decaf
The Paradise Blend coffee pods are 8 gram coffee pods and will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010 , GPOD, Home Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Melitta MES5B Javapod, and other single serve coffee pod makers. We just received an entire set for tasting, so expect a full review soon.
At Aloha Island Coffee Company and Paradise Blend Variety Pack
January 20, 2009
Cafe Pods has a very interesting coffee pod in both espresso (44mm) and coffee pod size (62mm). This pure 100% African Arabica coffee, is AA Estate Grade. This coffee has orangey undertones, and is all you would expect from an African coffee with a smooth subtlety and fantastic acidity. This is limited edition, and a one batch one roast so once its gone its gone.
The Zimbabwe Pezuru AA Coffee Pods will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010 , GPOD, Home Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Melitta MES5B Javapod, and other single serve coffee pod makers.
January 8, 2009
We've been using our Bunn My Cafe lately to brew up this really yummy cup of Costa Rican Coffee. The coffee is both balanced and clean with rich notes of citrus and berry like flavors. We also get a faint chocolate aftertaste, but mostly the berry notes are pretty powerful. Black Mountain Gold was recently purchased by the Rogers Gourmet Coffee family, so we're really excited that the Black Mountain Gold brand of coffee pods will continue to grow and expand.
The Black Mountain Gold Costa Rican Gourmet Coffee Pods will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010 , GPOD, Home Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Melitta MES5B Javapod, and other single serve coffee pod makers.
At CoffeeWhiz.com, Rogers Gourmet Coffee, and Black Mountain Costa Rican Gold Gourmet Coffee Pods
November 25, 2008
Baronet Coffee has received a great number of requests from their valued customers to create a pod that will fit in the Senseo. They've been working on this project for some time, and recently completed the installation of equipment that will allow them to create pods that are specifically designed for the Senseo.
These pods come in a bag in the same way the Senseo pods are packaged. These new pods contain the perfect amount of coffee to fit one pod in the single holder of the Senseo to brew 4 oz, or two pods in the double holder to brew 8 oz. Rather than traveling all the way across the Atlantic, Baronet pods are roasted and packed fresh right here in the USA. All of our pods are made with the highest quality, 100% Arabica beans available. Packing pods in a bag allows for a substantial reduction in packaging material, reducing landfill waste and making pods increasingly more environmentally friendly.
They are currently offering ten varieties, and will continue to expand their selection in this new product to make sure they have something for everyone. These pods are available now, and for those customers who currently enjoy their individually wrapped 10 gram and Mega pods, have no fear. Baronet will continue to carry all of their current varieties, and add new flavors and origins to those lines as well.
At Baronet Coffee "One Cup Invites Another"
November 5, 2008
We've found this really interesting post in the Single Serve Coffee Forums on how to make Sun Coffee with coffee pods. We've often wondered if this would work, and according to the creator named "Jar" the results seem to be really worth the wait.
Okay, beginning the experiment. Using a Ziplock Screw cap container with 3 cups of water and three Fratello Mocha Java pods. Call the time 9:30am. I will try to take pictures along the way.
At Sun Coffee????????
October 23, 2008
It's really getting chilly here at the Single Serve Coffee headquarters, and we just received another set of the seasonal K Cups from Green Mountain. Besides the Pumpkin Spice K Cups we covered a few weeks ago, another favorite for the season is Spicy Eggnog. We're drinking a cup right now, and it's perhaps a little to early for eggnog, but it does get us into the Fall holiday mood.
Green Mountain seems to only have these three blends right now, but expect other online etailers to have them soon as well.
We also mentioned Pumpkin Spice K Cups and of course Pumpkin flavored coffee pods. You'll have lots of luck at Coffee Whiz, Coffee Giant, and Amazon for pumpkin flavored coffees.
Do you know of any other holiday flavored K Cups, Coffee Pods, or T Discs? Are there holiday coffee drinks that are your favorites? Let us know by telling us in the comments, and we'll do a round up or reader choices and favorites soon.
Any of the K Cups will work in your Keurig Mini B30, Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and any other Keurig brewer.
Any of the holiday coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups 1010 , GPOD, Home Cafe, Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic, Melitta MES5B Javapod, and other single serve coffee pod makers.