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These so-called “single-cup” machines arrive into a coffee culture that has become spoiled about the quality of their java, thanks to Starbucks and other luxury-coffee outlets. Using various forms of coffee software - pods, discs, capsules - these high-tech devices make the old stove-top espresso boiler or French press brewer positively primitive by comparison. One of the products, in fact, reads a bar code on the coffee capsule to determine how much water to pump through.
A built in Keurig eh? That would be pretty darn cool. We're still enjoying the B50 here at Single Serve Coffee.com and I'm glad to see them partner with a nice high end appliance maker like Jenn-Air - I think I smell a hit!
"Building on its 40-year heritage of producing high-end cooking appliances, Jenn-Air® announced today its partnership with Keurig, Inc.™, the leading single-cup brewing system in the U.S., to license Keurig’s patented single-cup brewing technology for Jenn-Air’s first coffee maker – as part of its Jenn-Air™ Attrezzi™ line of small appliances."
A reader has alerted us that Target has created a house brand of single serve coffee pods. They are priced about what you would expect at ~.24 cents a piece and under the name of "Archer". Has anyone else seen these pods at their local Target? I can't even find the pods at Target.com. Hmmm...
Finally a method that makes sense! In what can only be described as brilliant, Jim writes in and provides a step by step process to make your own pod. At the web site below, there is even a picture by picture guide as well as a 30 second video to show you how to make your own Senseo Pod.
I really need this. I often forget to replenish my sugar shots, to order more pods, and to refill the water tank. If I had this mug, I could also write little notes to my wife like, "I Love You", and then turn it around and on the other side, "Another cup of coffee?"
"I don't know if it's like this in your office, but where I work I rarely get the drink I ask for - unless it's a pint of course, in which case I keep a very careful eye on the delivery boy! Well, the makers of this ingenious coffee mug (Â£4.99) decided to glaze it with a chalk board surface allowing for easy-wipe messaging. It also comes with its own stick of chalk, so no need to ask your little niece to rip one off from school. Now you can make sure you get all the caffeine and sugar you need to help you get through the day...
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I'm having my morning cup of coffee this Sunday and can't stop thinking - WHERE ARE THE BIG PLAYERS? Where is Starbucks? Petes? Seattle's Best? If I was going to place a bet on any of them coming out with some pods - most likely it would be Starbucks.
They have the entire Barista line of coffee makers - and surely they can make a pod brewer and put some of their coffee (hopefully fair trade) in it and make me happy. Visit their web site and let them know from the link below that you want some PODS!
"Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages, a variety of pastries and confections, and coffee-related accessories and equipment -- primarily through its company-operated retail stores."
I can imagine this being a great little add to that perfect Single Serve Coffee drink! CHEERS!!!
"Where You Can Find It: Starbucks Coffee Liqueur is available for sale in the United States at restaurants, bars, and retail outlets where premium distilled spirits are sold. Starbucks retail stores, however, do not carry this product.
Alcohol Content: Starbucks Coffee Liqueur is 20% alcohol by volume, 40 proof.
Caffeine Content: One ounce of Starbucks Coffee Liqueur has approximately 34 mg. of caffeine, which is what you would find in about 1/6 of a 12oz cup of brewed Starbucks® coffee. Please note: the caffeine in this liqueur does not counteract the effects of alcohol. Please drink responsibly."
"It's a small step from beer to coffee: Senseo, Philips and Sara Lee's BRANDED BRANDS coffee machine, is still going strong. After selling millions of machines in Europe (25% of all Dutch households now have one!), Senseo last year took on the US market, where it has sold 300,000 coffee makers since Spring 2004, and is now available in Australia as well. And while partner Sara Lee is still making hundreds of millions of dollars from selling standard Senseo coffee pads, there's a careful move towards NOUVEAU NICHE, too: Philips recently introduced the Silver Senseo, an aluminum edition selling for EUR 169 (USD 225 / GBP 120), versus EUR 69 for the MASS CLASS version. Sara Lee has also extended the range of its coffee pads, from the original 5 flavors (mild roast, regular, dark roast, decaf, mocha gourmet) to the more upscale City Sensations (Milano, Rio, Vienna, Sydney) and the Senseo Selection (Sunset Hills Kenya, Highland Spice Sumatra, Mountain Breeze Brazil). The new pods cost up to twice as much as the standard ones."
Jamey Hinds: There is nothing beneficial for the consumer with this new read more Thomas Davie: One of the reasons (or selling points) for me to read more Thomas Davie: What benefit do I get from the Keurig 2.0 that read more AO: No thanks. read more Gary: Hope the new 2.0 machine does not have the troubles read more