We've been reading this blog from Heather at CoffeeGIANT since February. It has some great run downs of the industry and we recommend it for some coffee reading. Right now they've got a great article on the state of coffee pods and who's trying to win.
"If you haven’t heard the buzz, you soon will. The newest adventure in single cup coffee is the “coffee pod” and pod machine. The concept is great, a universal one-cup coffee maker that has refills readily available for it. The pod it’s self is a relatively simple concept, a single serving of coffee in a filter packet. By using a small filter pack you can make a single cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea quickly and conveniently."
Do you know of other cool coffee blogs? Sound off and let us know. We love a good single serve coffee read.
At Coffee News :: CoffeeGIANT
July 8, 2005
A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting Baronet Coffee in Hartford, Connecticut. They invited Single Serve Coffee.com to come down (we're Boston based) and sample the new roasts they had just released under the One Cup coffee brand. We were also invited to see the coffee roasting plant and watch them make single serve coffee pods and sample their new espresso line of ESE pods.
After the jump - making single serve coffee and a movie of making single serve coffee pods!
Continue reading: "Single Serve Coffee Visits Baronet Coffee"
July 6, 2005
Amazon is having a new promotion in Kithchen & Housewares for the month of July. Simply spend $99 or more in our Kitchen & Housewares or Bed & Bath Stores between July 1 and July 31, 2005, and they will e-mail you a promotional certificate for $20 between September 11 and September 25, 2005. This offer applies only to single orders of $99 or more consisting of products offered by Amazon.com.
So you could get: the Keurig B50 Gourmet Single-Cup Brewing System for $150 after Promotion, or the FrancisFrancis! X5 Espresso Machine, Black for $630 after Promotion or even the Bunn My Cafe Home and Office Pod Coffee And Tea Brewer for $180 after promotion.
Update: Dean writes in to tell us on a different link you can get the Bunn My Cafe for $180 after promotion however the FREE shipping does not work on the Bunn My Cafe. We've updated above to reflect the better deal.
July 5, 2005
Okay - I admit it. It's not a single serve coffee maker, but it is indeed darn cool. The Beyond Digital Living Coffee maker is a networked small appliance for your coffee making needs. You can schedule brewing coffee right over the internet using a web browser and time your coffee to be brewed when you want it.
If they did have this for the Keurig or Bunn, I think logging into my single serve coffee maker from the laptop in the kitchen and firing it off might be fun and a bit excessive - but I can dare to dream.
At Beyond Digital Living - Products, Coffee Maker
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.