June 30, 2005
Brilliant. In all my travels through Europe, there was always either a Senseo or some other little coffee machine in the room. Though only the Senseo coffee was amazing, it was great to see and taste all the other coffees. Now iLoveInns.com has teamed up with Sara Lee to install 2000 Senseos and sample 700,000 coffee pods to tourists in bed and breakfasts across the US. Knowing I might get a better cup of coffee at a B&B - that might make me stay in them more often.
The other really cool thing about this piece of news, they also seem to be sampling new blends for feedback! Perhaps they will sample a breakfast blend?
More details here: Sara Lee and American Historic Inns, Inc. Sample 2000 Senseo® Coffee Pod Systems
June 27, 2005
I can't say we've tried these CoffeeGo bars, but they do look yummy. Coffee in bar form? how can you go wrong. What's really interesting is a cup of coffee has 100mg of caffeine and these bars only have 6g. That's just not going to cut it on the caffeine front for me.
June 20, 2005
You can sign up for a free samples of Baronet Coffee's One-Cup Coffee Pods on their new web site. The Baronet One-Cup coffee pods are individually wrapped and packed with fresh roasted coffee right from the Baronet roasting plant. Baronet One Cup Coffee Pods will work in the Bun My Cafe, Senseo, and other single serve coffee brewers.
At One Cup Coffee Pods - Baronet's Single Serve Coffee Pods
June 17, 2005
We've received a set of all the Coffee Pod flavors available from Community Coffee. We'll be sampling these over the next week or so and should have a review in the next few weeks.
"Brew a distinctive cup of coffee or tea every time with Community Coffee one-cup pods. Individually wrapped for ultimate freshness, each pod has just the right amount of premium arabica coffee to brew the perfect cup. Enjoy one of your favorite varieties today."
At Community Coffee: Coffee Pods
June 16, 2005
Sign up at Kencocoffeepods.com and they will send you a set of Free Kenco Coffee pods. I haven't tried these yet, so I'm signing up right now. I'm not sure that these pods will work in your standard Home Cafe or Senseo, it appear they will work in a "cafe crema machine". This is what the faq says, "Kenco Caffè Crema pods can be used in any coffee pod crema machines, as well as in any espresso machine with a pump pressure of 10 bar or more." So, I'm thinking Espresso machine. Look - they're free. Sign up and then see what happens. :-)
Update: Looks like these are only available to UK customers. Try it out and see if they'll send it.
Continue reading: "Free Sample: Kenco Caffè Crema Pods"
June 15, 2005
We finally received word on what's going on with the Instant Hot Latte from Wolfgang Puck. They are slowly rolling out over the entire US, and will be highly available in the Fall.
"Our Self Heating Cans are currently available at all Kroger Stores nationwide,QFC/Fred Meyer Stores in the Northwest( Ralph's stores on shelf by the end of June), BJ's Club Stores, Target Stores(Midwest only so far), Publix by the end of June. We are expanding everywhere and expect to add Target nationwide, Safeway/nationwide and Albertson's in Southern California in July."
Update: You can view our full review of the Wolfgang Puck Instant Hot Latte and where to get the Wolfgang Instant Hot Latte there as well.
June 13, 2005
Father's Day is fast approaching (It's this Sunday, June 19th) and anything Single Serve Coffee is sure to please Dad. Right now Amazon.com has some of the best deals on Single Serve Coffee items if you buy $125 worth of item in Kitchen & Housewares. If you were going to buy any of the Single Serve Coffee machines right now in time for father's day - we recommend the following three levels of Father's Day gift buying: Over $200, $150 and Under, and Under $100.
Continue reading: "Single Serve Coffee Father's Day Gift Guide"
Okay - I'm not an avid reader of Plastics & Rubber Weekly, but it does look like they have some great news for those of you interested in Tassimo. Tassimo is doing so well in Europe that 3 new sites in Germany are adding machines to produce more Tassimos for Europe. And best of all? The company making Tassimo for the US is buying a factory to make the Tassimo stateside. With the job cuts at General Motors of 25,000 jobs, this is great news for workers here in the US. Maybe it will not only make a great latte, but perhaps also support the lives of a few American workers who have been displaced by this so-so economy.
Update: You can now order Tassimo at Amazon.com.
At Plastics & Rubber Weekly
June 8, 2005
We're traveling today to visit both Baronet Coffee and Cool Beans Pods in Hartford, CT. Expect a full report of all things Coffee Pod coming out of these visits. We hope to capture live coffee pod making in action - or at least some coffee roasting! We'll have pictures, pods, and more to report in the coming weeks.
Update: Just got out of a fascinating two hour tour (no not Gilligan's Island) of Baronet Coffee. In a word - amazing. Not only did we get to see the entire coffee pod making process, but we sampled a ton of new and interesting Single Serve Coffee pod flavors. We'll have tons to report in the next week about the entire visit. We also sampled their espresso line of coffee pods, and boy are they yummy! I think I'm a little too wired to drink any coffee for at least 2 hours! Onto Cool Beans!
June 6, 2005
Why can't they release one of these clear blue beauties in the US? Wow. It's like the iMac of the Senseo world. Thanks to the folks at Cafepods.com for sending this in.