Dan Winkler writes in with some very interesting feedback on owning a Keurig.
"I own a Keurig and use it every day. I like the green tea and peppermint herbal tea.
They offer several kinds of green tea and my favorite is the Celestial Seasonings. Compared to a green tea bag, it is remakably lacking of any bitter taste. Could this be a result of no oxidation? The k-cups are packed in nitrogen, which is air without oxygen, so no oxidation occurs.
I also make a lot of Green Mountain decaf coffee.
I love the convenience of a quick cuppa from this thing. My major complaint is that I wish it could make stronger coffee.
The other downsides are:
1. It's a lot more expensive than the pod machines.
2. It stays on all the time and so draws power periodically. This is how it's ready to brew at a moment's notice.
3. It makes an annoying boiling sound for a few seconds every couple of minutes. I wish they had insulated the water tank better so it wouldn't have to heat so often. I also wish they would heat to a temperature less than boiling so it wouldn't make noise. It makes the lights flicker in my house (the ones on a dimmer anyway) when it heats.
4. The k-cups are quite expensive. 50 cents each for a small cup of coffee or tea. I often use two k-cups to fill a large mug.
So, considering the price of the machine and the k-cups, I wish it were a little better than it is. However, it is good enough for me to keep it and use it. Maybe I'll add a pod machine too for those times when I want a really strong cuppa which Keurig cannot do.
I have to give this article some credit - I never thought about a household where some drinkers like mild coffee versus dark coffee. Having one of these single serve makers growing up would have solved many arguements on what to brew.
"Move over, coffeepot. There's a new pod in town. A fresh brood of at-home brewers, using single-serving packets or pods of coffee, has invaded. These one-cup wonders seek gourmet-joe converts -- and a little bottom-line vengeance -- promising:
• Premium coffeehouse taste in the comfort of your own abode. Sippers can kick the coffee-can habit -- and a Starbucks one while they're at it.
• No more household power struggles over flavor or strength.
• No more too-long-on-the-burner bitterness.
• No more foraging for filters, fussing with grounds or dumping three-quarters of a pot for the sake of a single morning fix."
Duluth News Tribune | 06/12/2004 | One-cup wonders challenge traditional coffeepots
In what can only be called - truly Italian, the folks at Lavazza have put together more flash and buried product information soooo deep - I dare you to try and find any relevant information on Single Serve Coffee. That being said - the site is a great deal of fun. :-)
Espresso Coffee - LAVAZZA CHANNEL - Lavazza: the very best Italian espresso coffee
A big thanks to Boston Online for picking us up!
"Coffee, coffee, coffee! Jay Brewer now has a Weblog solely to discuss single-serve coffee. Who knew there were enough brands out there to warrant a whole site?
Here's great article with the low down on several of the new Single Serve Coffee and Expresso makers.
"The 8-cup Mr. Coffee may soon be considered an antique. Perk up your mornings and your kitchen counters with these new and trendy ways to brew your java."
Get all of the Senseo stuff released in Europe and not here. Holland By Mail is a great site that has cups - coffee - and all things Senseo. How about Mocca coffee? You can order it here...
DE Senseo Crema coffee system at Holland by Mail
Could the maker of the Melitta Single Serve Coffee maker be in trouble? Will this pave the way for Keurig and Senseo?
"Stock in Lake Forest-based Salton Inc., distributor of the popular George Foreman grill and Westinghouse home appliances, plummeted 50 percent after the company said lagging sales will force it to restructure its U.S. operations and reduce marketing costs.
Salton has long depended on the Foreman grill, whose sales have dropped in the United States as the product ages, while overseas they've grown. The company recently added new product lines, including a single-serve coffee maker and a cordless vacuum. It also markets other home appliance, lighting, personal care and wellness products under the Westinghouse, Toastmaster, Melitta and Stiffel brands.
Update: Salton replacement parts and owners manuals can be ordered at 800-233-9054 or by emailing email@example.com
A good article on the new Single Serve Coffee craze...
"At a time when it seems coffee drinkers can't get enough of their coffee fix at the corner Starbucks, Sara Lee Corp. is placing a big bet that it can keep gourmet coffee drinkers at home.
Thanks for picking us up!
"LibertarianJackass.com I LOVE COFFEE Now, the single cup coffee craze hits."
After looking at the search items used to find Single Serve Coffee - a great deal of people are coming in on Senceo - not Senseo. I think Philips has the classic - how do you spell their new machine problem.