Well - the folks over at Treehugger are obviously a little perturbed with this Self-Heating Can from Wolfgang Puck, but I have to say I'm impressed regardless of the implementation of this being disposable - which I don't agree with in an enviromental sense.
However, a small portable self-heating instant espresso/Single Serve Coffee machine that makes one cup would be fabulous. I really have enjoyed the Wolfgang Puck pods - I will have to try this and see if it's any good at all (yes - I will try anything coffee related and single serve).
Via Treehugger: Wolfgang Puck Disposable Instant-hot Latte:
So California company OnTech spent 7 years and 24 million bucks to develop a coffee can filled with quicklime so that you can have a hot latte in seven minutes. Its market: “the people who want to have hot coffee in their car without going anywhere or cooking anything at home” says OnTech Prez Jonathan Weisz.
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.
May 13, 2005
May 11, 2005
The Krups Home Café system will offer unique features including dual-cup capacity, several cup-size options and a built-in water filtration system. The Krups Home Café model can brew either one or two cups of coffee at a time, and with two independent pod holders, each cup can be a different variety of creamy or black coffee.
The original Home Café machines have received mixed reviews from us and from Single Serve Coffee readers (we reviewed the Mr. Coffee Home Café and the Black & Decker Home Café machines). I'm hoping that many of the issues with the first Home Café macines have been fixed, and so far - it looks like many have.
We should receive a review machine in the mid-late June time frame, and will let you know when this new single serve coffee machine arrives.
May 10, 2005
The folks over at Podhead.com have sent us a sample of their Sensation pods for Senseo & Bunn My Cafe, along with a sampling of pods for the Melitta One:One. We will be reviewing these pods over the next few weeks. So far - we are really enjoying the Arabica Mix in the Bunn My Cafe.
Looks like you large mug toting Single Serve Coffee drinkers will get your prayers answered. This Fall, The Senseo will be updated with a new shorter spout to accommodate larger sized mugs.
Single Serve Coffee.com: Will there be an update to the Senseo this Fall?
Senseo: As you know, we have 94% of Senseo purchasers that say they are very or extremely satisfied with Senseo. With that said, we are making a change that we expect to bring this number even higher. We will be shortening the spout to accommodate larger coffee mugs. The new height will allow the consumer to fit over 90% of coffee mugs underneath the spout.
That's great news! I can't say that I don't love my Senseo almost completely, but I could love it even more if it fit a larger sized mug. I'll have even more updates from my discussion with the Senseo folks soon.
May 7, 2005
Just in time for Mother's Day, Amazon.com is continuing it's $25 off $125 or more in Kitchen and Housewares. The promotion code has been updated to: MAYQUCKDSCNT.
You can get a Bunn My Café for $175 instead of $199 at Amazon.com using the promo code and best of all - FREE SHIPPING.
You can also use this promo code to get $25 off any $125 spent in the kitchen and housewares section of
Bunn MCP My Café 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...
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.
Continue reading: "Gourmet Coffee Café"
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.