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.
June 5, 2005
June 4, 2005
Community Coffee seems to keep popping up in my world this week. I was searching for on Chicory coffee in Louisiana - to see if Cafe Du Monde made pods (just hoping but no go). Well - that search has landed me on Community Coffee and they do make coffee pods and are also a local Louisiana favorite.
Then last night we were dining at Magnolia's here in Boston (a Louisiana influenced creole menu and just amazing), I was surprised to find out that they served Community Coffee's chicory blend, and not Cafe Du Monde's coffee. I got into a rather long discussion with the waitress and then the owner about the pros-and-cons of both varieties, and I have to say the Community Coffee chicory blend we had wasn't bad.
Okay - now for the pod news. Community Coffee has got 4 coffee pod flavors right now. I'll see what I can drum up for samples to review. Seems the pods only work in the Bunn My Cafe - but if we get them to review, I'll try them out in the Senseo and others.
"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 One-Cup Coffee Pods
June 2, 2005
We've just received a box of 6 new Coffee Pod flavors from the folks at Baronet coffee.
The new flavors include:
We're pretty fired up to brew a cup of single serve coffee with these new coffee pods from Baronet. Review soon!
June 1, 2005
We've been trying to get our hands on a Nespresso machine for a few weeks now. This is in the same league of cost and machine as the FrancisFrancis!, and more like the Keurig or Tassimo machine because of the Nespresso cup/pod that the machine uses. The new Romeo is quite the machine - inspired from Romeo & Juliet. As you can see in the picture - you put the Nespresso pod in the machine at the top, and the coffee comes out to meet your cup below.
Very cool. :-)
Update: Read our full review of the Nespresso Romeo from Single Serve Coffee.com
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