Announcing the Gourmet Coffee Café! A pod brewer with a unique twist - it's got a milk-steamer! The Gourmet Coffee Café also has a coffee club. This machine seems to use coffee pods but also they offer tea pods for use in the brewer. I think we are going to see many more machines of this type, as the lines blur between the ESE machines and the single serve brewers.
Also of note, you really need to watch the 30 second demo reel of the Gourmet Coffee Cafe. I don't think I've ever seen a 3D/Real World demo clip of a machine quite as entertaining.
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May 5, 2005
Philips has announced yet another Limited Edition Senseo Color - SWEET MANDARIN! I have to admit, I'm really jealous of the variety of colors and models available in Europe. You can pre-order it now and be one of the first to get this brand new Senseo color from Typical Dutch Stuff.
May 3, 2005
News is filtering in as Kraft prepares to launch the Tassimo in the U.S. this Fall. I've been sifting through the reader mails and comments and this post has the most information I've seen yet.
P. Love writes in about the Tassimo:
"Just had the opportunity to see and taste the espresso, coffee, tea and hot chocolate line available wtih the Tassimo Coffee Machine. I am in love! Great for family or small office applications. We even experimented and made a cafe mocha! According to the info I was given, the product will be available through major retailers this fall, in the US at a price of $169.00. The water carafe will be larger that the one on the European model and will have a filtration system. The machines ran non stop at the FMI Trade Show, held recently in Chicago, IL.
According to those working the show there were very few problems with the machine, even running them all the time. The single serve disks will be packaged 8 or 16 to a package and the average cup of espresso will be approximately .30 a cup. (Compare that to Starbucks!) The tassimo will also accomodate travel mugs as well as your small espresso or demitasse cup. I can't wait! It is already on my wish list!"
Well - it seemed to take forever but the City Sensations arrived for review. I've already had a nice cup this morning of the Paris - Vanilla flavored blend.
The most surprising thing - the packaging. It's really quite nice. Expect a full review later in the week.
April 28, 2005
Well - I haven't received my sample pods yet, but the folks at Senseo City Sensations are running a sweepstakes for a trip to Europe. Details below:
Senseo(R) European Journey Sweepstakes: Play “Brew & Win” online and you could win a daily instant prize. Plus, you’ll gain entry into The Senseo® European Journey Sweepstakes, for a chance to win one of three European trips! Instant Prizes!
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April 25, 2005
You can get a Bunn My Cafe for $175 instead of $199 at Amazon.com using the promo code: APRLKTCHNPC2.
You can also use this promo code to get $25 off any $125 spent in the kitchen and housewares section of
Bunn MCP My Cafe Professional-Grade Single-Serve Coffee/Tea Machine:With 1450 watts of power this versatile, commercial-quality coffee/tea machine is exceptionally fast, brewing 4 to 10 ounces of coffee in about 30 seconds or tea in about 50 seconds. The unit's control panel makes it easy, offering separate coffee and tea brewing buttons and a selectable strength...
April 21, 2005
Amy writes in that CoolBrew Coffee is the wave of the single serve coffee future! Add a shot to your fresh brewed single serve coffee, and enjoy the fresh coffee or Coffee & Chicory (go to New Orleans and you'll know what Chicory is) to that fresh brewed cup! I have to say I'm a little skeptical, but I'm sure Amy will write us on her experiences with fresh brewed CoolBrew coffee!
CoolBrew Coffee :
CoolBrew® Coffee and Coffee & Chicory is the most exciting advancement in coffee since its discovery! It is concentrated gourmet coffee essence, brewed by our special CoolBrew® Process. The beauty of CoolBrew® is that you can have a delicious cup of gourmet flavored coffee (Hot or Iced!) in seconds, without the mess or hassle of brewing coffee. CoolBrew® is NOT instant coffee. It is FRESH coffee in an Instant! Just 1/2 to 1 ounce of CoolBrew® gives you a delicious, strong, flavor-full cup of Hot or Iced Coffee! If you're one who likes a milder brew, 1/2 ounce will be sufficient.
The folks at Aloha Island Coffee sent along a sampler pack of their new pods and roasts for us to try at Single Serve Coffee.com. I enjoyed the pods just close to a year ago when Single Serve Coffee.com got started.
The pods back then were packed more like an espresso ESE pod, and now they are packed more like a Senseo/Home Cafe style pod.
Continue reading: "Aloha Island Kona-Pods Dark Roast Review"
April 20, 2005
A nice round up on the current offerings in the single serve coffee world.
Rating the one-cup coffee maker helps you brew: South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Single-serve coffeepots may seem counter-intuitive. For centuries, we've brewed a whole pot over the campfire, over the stove, in a countertop appliance. But we drink coffee one cup at a time, so why not make it one cup at a time? Fill the water reservoir, pop the premeasured packet of coffee in the unit, press a button, and water flows through the grounds. In about a minute, you have a steaming hot cuppa joe.
A step by step tutorial on how to make your own coffee pods!
Make Your Own Coffee Pods (INeedCoffee.com):
Do you really like your pod coffee maker, but wish you could use your favorite brand of coffee instead of paying a premium price for a mediocre blend -- just because it is shaped like a pod? Why not make your own?