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November 25, 2010

2010 Single Serve Coffee Holiday Gift Guide - K-Cups, Coffee Pods, and Single Serve Coffee Machines

holidayshoppingguide1_sse.jpgWe've seen an incredible variety of K-Cups, Coffee Pods, and other single serve coffee wonders debut in 2010, and we've picked out the best of the best for you in the single serve coffee world. We've divided up the guide by price to make your holiday shopping even easier, and we've picked out the best single serve coffee makers, coffee pods, k cups, coffee gadgets, coffee cups, and other super cool items single serve coffee items.

Over $500

We really think if you're going to put the money down on a machine that does it all - check out the Nespresso Lattissima. We love the one touch cappuccinos and lattes, and the espresso and coffee produced from the machine is excellent. The Lattissima also comes in a variety of cool colors, and it's been a welcome addition to any coffee lovers kitchen for over 3 years.

We also think you might want to purchase two single serve coffee makers to get the most amazing coffee experiences like the Bosch Tassimo Hot Beverage System and the Nescafe Dolce Gusto. Why not have two? If you're willing to spend over $500 you should get the widest possible range of single serve coffee options, and while you're at it throw in a Keurig Mini Plus.

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November 25, 2009

2009 Single Serve Coffee Holiday Gift Guide

holidayshoppingguide1_sse.jpg2009 has been an incredible year for single serve coffee. We haven't seen as many new machines introduced this year, but we have seen an incredible variety of K-Cups, Coffee Pods, and other single serve coffee wonders. We've divided up the guide by price to make your holiday shopping even easier, and we've picked out the best single serve coffee makers, coffee pods, k cups, coffee gadgets, coffee cups, and other super cool items single serve coffee items.

Over $500

We really think if you're going to put the money down on a machine that does it all - check out the Nespresso Lattissima. We love the one touch cappuccinos and lattes, and the espresso and coffee produced from the machine is excellent. The Lattissima also comes in a variety of cool colors, and it's been a welcome addition to any coffee lovers kitchen for over 3 years.

We also think you might want to purchase two single serve coffee makers to get the most amazing coffee experiences like the Bosch Tassimo Hot Beverage System and the Nescafe Dolce Gusto. Why not have two? If you're willing to spend over $500 you should get the widest possible range of single serve coffee options, and while you're at it throw in a Keurig Mini.

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November 21, 2008

2008 Holiday Gift Guide for Single Serve Coffee

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2008 has been an incredible year for single serve coffee. With the introduction of the Bosch Tassimo Hot Beverage System, Nescafe Dolce Gusto, and Keurig Mini the choices can seem endless. We've divided up the guide by price to make your holiday shopping even easier, and we've picked out the best single serve coffee makers, coffee pods, k cups, coffee gadgets, coffee cups, and other super cool items single serve coffee items.

Over $500

We really think if you're going to put the money down on a machine that does it all - check out the Nespresso Lattissima. We love the one touch cappuccinos and lattes, and the espresso and coffee produced from the machine is excellent. The Lattissima also comes in a variety of cool colors, and it's been a welcome addition to any coffee lovers kitchen for over 2 years.

We also think you might want to purchase two single serve coffee makers to get the most amazing coffee experiences like the Bosch Tassimo Hot Beverage System and the Nescafe Dolce Gusto. Why not have two? If you're willing to spend over $500 you should get the widest possible range of single serve coffee options, and while you're at it throw in a Keurig Mini.

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December 11, 2007

Holiday Gift Picks: Make Your Own Coffee Pods and K-Cups


If you're looking for something special to give the single serve coffee drinker (or drinker to be) this holiday, we highly recommend the Perfect Pod Coffee Pod Maker, and the Perfect Pod Holster. These two products used separately or together, allow you to either make coffee pods, or use coffee pods in your Keurig brewer.

Make Your Own Coffee Pods for Any Coffee Pod Brewer

The Perfect Pod Maker allows you to make your own coffee pods to use in the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker, Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, Grindmaster, and Krups Home Cafe single serve coffee pod brewers.

Make Your Own K-Cups - Use Coffee Pods in Your Keurig Brewer

The Perfect Pod Holster allows you to use coffee pods you make or coffee pods you buy in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.

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December 3, 2007

Holiday Gift Picks: Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffeemaker - Perfect Pod or Ground Coffee

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Picking the right single serve coffee maker can be tough, but we think picking the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffeemaker is an easy choice. Having spent considerable time reviewing the SS-1, we feel it makes just about the best coffee pod single serve coffee, and it also makes an amazing cup of joe using ground coffee.
You see - the SS-1 has a brew basket that can accommodate coffee pods as well as ground coffee, which makes this the coffee pod single serve coffee maker hard to beat. It also features a 75 ounce water reservoir, which holds enough water to make ten 6 ounce cups of coffee. It also has a cup selector - from 4 to 12 ounces of coffee, and you can even select the strength as regular or bold.

For more info read our extensive set of articles here:

  • Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker first news
  • Unboxing, the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker
  • First Impressions of the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker
  • Using Ground Coffee in the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker

At Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffeemaker

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November 15, 2007

Holiday Gift Picks: Nespresso Lattissima - One Touch Cappuccinos and Lattes

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We simply love the Nespresso Lattissima (you can read our full review here). If you're looking to get that special someone something truly special, the Nespresso Lattissima delivers cappuccinos and lattes with the touch of a button. It can also make some of the best espresso money can buy, and sure it will set you back $699, but don't you think that single serve coffee drinker in your life is worth it?

Nespresso Lattissima Highlights:

  • One touch fresh milk froth function for preparing a range of espresso-based beverages
  • Adjustable cup platform for filling coffee cups, as well as latte glasses
  • Auto clean automatic rinsing function
  • Heated upper surface for warming cups on the satin chrome model

Nespresso Lattissima Technical Details:

  • Twin pump heating system, one for frothing and one for making espresso - can be used at the same time
  • 19 Bar high-pressure pump
  • Auto cappuccino function, which produces a one-touch cappuccino in less than one minute or latte macchiato in one minute and 20 seconds
  • A mini brewing unit
  • Removable milk container
  • Removable water container
  • Water level reader
  • Capsule holder for 12-15 capsules
  • Weight is 11 pounds
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November 8, 2007

Single Serve Coffee 2007 Holiday Gift Guide

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2007 has been an incredible year for single serve coffee. With the introduction of the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker, the Lavazza Pininfarina Blue LB1010 Home espresso maker, and of course the Nespresso Lattissima, the choices can seem endless. We've divided up the guide by price to make your holiday shopping even easier, and we've picked out the best single serve coffee makers, coffee pods, k cups, coffee gadgets, coffee cups, and other super cool items single serve coffee items.

Over $500

We really think if you're going to put the money down on a machine that does it all - check out the Nespresso Lattissima. We love the one touch cappuccinos and lattes, and the espresso and coffee produced from the machine is excellent.

We also think the Nespresso Romeo is a very interesting and expensive single serve coffee maker we'd love to have in our kitchen again this year. We reviewed the Nespresso Romeo a few years ago, and we often think back to how cool it is and how amazing the coffee was as well.

$400

We like the new Lavazza Blue Home Edition from Cafe Razzi. The machine is small, and allows you to create just about any coffee drink you can think of. You can read our first impressions here.

$350

Nespresso Le Cube C180 - Arctic White - 1-2

We recommend the Nespresso Le Cube. The design is sharp and interesting and you'll have your hands full of espresso and single serve cups of coffee.

200-$350

Last year we really liked the Bunn My Cafe, but this year we think the coffee pod brewer of choice is the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker. The Keurig B70 is also in this price point, and uses K Cups and not coffee pods. You'll be entering the world of K Cups with the Keurig B70 and the world of coffee pods with your Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker. Also if you want to impress, the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer is pretty stunning.

$150

B000Kbhaaw.01-A23Nlorbgxoleo. Aa280 Sclzzzzzzz V36203231 Here's the world of the Senseo Supreme single serve coffee maker and also the Nespresso Essenza C100 . We love both of these. The Senseo Supreme will allow you to use the largest variety of coffee pods for your single serve dollar, and the Nespresso Essenza will get you in the Nespresso club on the cheap, but the espresso and single serve coffee will be very god.

On the Keurig front, the Keurig B60 rings in at only $149.99. It will get you into the Keurig club for a great price with almost all the features of the more expensive Keurig B70.

Under $100

B40-SmWe love the classic Senseo for the price. It's only going to set you back ~$50-60 dollars and it can use a large variety of coffee pods. We also think the Keurig B40 will get you into the world of Keurig and K Cups for the right price. At $99 bucks the Keurig B40 can't be beat for ease of use and variety in single serve coffee.

We also recommend the Krups My Cafe. This little number can make two cups of single serve coffee using coffee pods at a time and bang for the buck - it makes an excellent cup of single serve coffee.

Under $50

Aero Press 03-TmWe recommend the Aeropress single serve coffee maker. It's not one you plug in, but you can hand craft and make perfect cups of single serve coffee every time. The best part - you can use whatever coffee you like and the coffee produced is amazing.


Make Your Own Single Serve Coffee Stuff

We highly recommend the Perfect Pod Coffee Pod Maker, and the Perfect Pod Holster.

The Perfect Pod maker allows you to make your own coffee pods when using the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker, Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, Grindmaster, and Krups Home Cafe single serve coffee pod brewers.

The Perfect Pod Holster allows you to use coffee pods you make or coffee pods you buy in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.

Coffee Pods

KonacoffeepodsAloha Island Coffee continues to impress with great coffee pods. We also really love the new Fratello coffee pods. Want to get something very fresh and super creative? You can also always search in Amazon.com for the latest coffee pods for your single serve coffee maker. Also read our coffee pod reviews for the latest and greatest picks.

K Cup Coffee

Img 1244-1If you're looking for the latest K Cup coffee you can always visit Green Mountain Coffee.

And if you're looking for more K Cups than just those from Green Mountain Coffee, you can check out CoffeeWiz.com. They have the largest assortment of K Cups around, and offer K Cups from Timothy's and others.

There's also always Amazon.com. They offer all the K Cup varieties and have a huge assortment of 2 packs and other special offers.

Coffee Cups

We love the Bodum Pavina Double-Wall Thermo Glasses and we think you will too. This is a perfect gift for the coffee lover looking to be different and have their coffee look interesting while they drink it.

Coffee Accessories

How can you go wrong with the BonJour Primo Latte Frother with Stand? For less than $30 bucks, you can have your milk frothed and enjoy a little more texture in your single serve coffee.

We also really like the Aeroccino Automatic Milk frother from Nespresso. It works and works well. You simply pour the milk in and hit the button, and in less than a minute, you have nice hot frothed milk.

Looking for more amazing gift ideas? Check out our extensive set of holiday shopping guides on electronics, fashion, cooking, and more.

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June 12, 2007

Father's Day Gift Guide from Single Serve Coffee 2007

Fasthers Day Gift SscFather's Day is fast approaching 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, along with the Cafe Express club at Green Mountain. We like any of the club ideas for parents, as you can give the the coffee maker and each month they'll get more coffee for it without them calling and bugging you. Trust me - you don't want your parents calling you caffeine deprived.

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 four levels of Father's Day gift buying: Out of this World at $800, Over $200, $165 and Under, and Under $100.

RomeoOut of This World $800 - Nespresso E350 Romeo
We recommend the Nespresso E350 Romeo Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine. It's sleek interesting and well - expensive. Perhaps you could go in on this for your Dad with some of those other siblings but take most of the credit for finding such an amazing espresso machine. - (Read our review)


Bunn My CafeOver $200 - Bunn My Cafe or Nespresso Essenza Bundles
We recommend the Bunn My Cafe coffee brewer and a set of the Aloha Island Coffee pods for Dads. It's the perfect combination to get started in the coffee pod world and Bunn has great product and a great brewer. - (Read our Review)

We also recommend the Nespresso C100T Essenza Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine. You can also join the Nespresso Club after signing up to continue to get the Nespresso capsules sent to your Dad. (Read our Review)

$165 and Under - Keurig B60 Bundle & Cafe Express
We recommend the Keurig B60 and Cafe Express Club from Green Mountain. This combo will result in a great brewer with little mess and over 48 Free K-Cups by signing up your Dad for the Cafe Express club. - (Read our Review)

Under $100 - Senseo or Keurig Bundle
We recommend the Senseo (in black of course) and a extra set of Senseo Dark Roast pods. It's the basics of single serve coffee, and with the Senseo at $50 bucks - hard to pass up. This deal will be at most $65 and you might even eek out some free shipping. - (Read our Review)

We also recommend the Keurig B40 and Cafe Express Club from Green Mountain. The Keurig B40 has only two cup sizes, but it's also only $99 bucks. (Read our Review)

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December 21, 2006

Get K Cups Delivered for Each Season from Green Mountain Coffee

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We're pretty sure you're going to want to know more about the Seasonal K Cups Coffee Tour. What is a Seasonal K Cup Coffee Tour? How about getting each seasonal set of K Cups automatically sent to you every other month all year long? You'll get 2 - 25 packs of K Cup coffee from Green Mountain Coffee. This is a perfect gift as well for reminding that coffee lover every other month that you thought of them all year long.

Here's the run down for the year:

* Winter — Golden French Toast
* Spring — Island Coconut
* Summer — Raspberry Rhapsody
* Fall — Pumpkin Spice
* Holiday — Spicy Eggnog

It will cost you a whopping $27.90 for each season. Not bad and really easy if you want to forget about the gift and let it do all the thinking for you all year long. These K Cups will work in the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.

At Green Mountain Coffee Roasters - Seasonal Flavors Coffee Tour

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December 16, 2006

Give the Gift of Single Serve Coffee

Holidayshoppingguide1 SseYou've only got a few days left for ordering those single serve coffee presents, and even fewer days to order presents that need to be shipped any distance. We've rounded up all of our holiday gift picks and cool products featured this past month into one place for your shopping needs. You'll also want to check out the Single Serve Coffee Holiday Gift Guide - The Coffee Lovers Holiday Shopping Guide for an extensive set of gift picks this holiday season. Also you may want to read our cross comparison on single serve coffee makers: Cost Per Single Serve Coffee Cup: Coffee Pods, Keurig K Cups, Tassimo T Discs, and Nespresso Coffee Capsules. It's got all the details you'll need to make the proper single serve coffee drinking choice this holiday season.

Good Holiday Hunting!!!!

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December 12, 2006

Holiday Gift Picks: Save $50 on the Keurig B60 Single Serve Coffee Brewer

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We love our Keurig Special Edition B60 and think the price reduction from $199.95 to $149.95 makes it makes the perfect gift for the holiday single serve coffee drinker to be. It's has lots of pretty blue lights (just like the more expensive Keurig B70), and it has nearly all the features of the Keurig B70 in a model that's $50 bucks cheaper. Trust us - you won't be sorry picking up the Keurig B60 for anyone this holiday shopping season.

If you're looking for a good comparison of the B40, B50, and B60 brewers we've got a great article we put together last year. And if you have that extra $50 bucks lying around, you may want to read our review of the Keurig B70 and see what you're missing.

Keurig B60 Features:

Three brew sizes:
* 5.25-oz. more intense cup
* 7.25-oz. regular cup
* 9.25-oz. travel mug
* Adjustable brew temperature
* Blue backlit LCD display and water reservoir
* Digital clock, Programmable on/off timer
* Ready to brew three minutes after turned on
* Descale indicator for long life
* Removable 48-oz. water reservoir
* Removable stainless steel drip tray
* Chrome handle and faceplate
* 11" wide, 13" deep, 13.5" tall
* 16.5" tall when opened

At Green Mountain Coffee

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December 8, 2006

Holiday Gift Picks: Save $25 and Get the Senseo Gift Pack for $79.99

The Senseo Gift Pack in Black comes with everything you'll need to get going in the single serve coffee world and best of all it's over $25 bucks off and qualifies for FREE Super saver shipping which will arrive by the 22nd. What we like best? The Senseo Thermal travel mug that will fit under the Senseo spout and keep your single serve coffee extra warm.

Senseo Gift Pack Includes:

  • Gift pack with single-serve coffeemaker that brews using pre-measured coffee pods
  • 2 pod holders; removable water reservoir; simple "on/off" button; 1- or 2-cup option
  • Stand-by function; 1-hour auto shut-off; dishwasher-safe removable parts
  • Also includes 2 additional bags of Senseo pods, 2 pod canisters, and a thermal travel mug
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December 5, 2006

Holiday Gift Picks: Krups Combination Coffee/Espresso Maker

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Enjoy coffee or espresso with ease using E.S.E. epsresso pods or ground coffee. Sure we often look for the best of both single serve coffee and single serve espresso, but this Krups is a totally amazing little unit. So, if you want the ease of using espresso pods to make a nice short shot or a tall Cafe Americano - this is for you.

The coffee maker features 10-cup glass carafe, removable filter and water-level indicator. Espresso has 15-bar pump, die-cast thermo heating element and heavyweight portafilter for ground espresso or E.S.E. pods. Brushed stainless steel housing with digital clock, hot water feature and LED display.

Get it while you can, as according to our sources, this is one of the hottest espresso and coffee makers this season for under $299.

At Krups Combination Coffee/Espresso Maker

Looking for more holiday shopping gifts for that coffee drinker in your life? Visit the Single Serve Coffee Holiday Gift Guide.

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December 2, 2006

Holiday Gift Pick: Senseo Supreme in Metallic Chrome

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B000Hwpkag.01.Pt05. Aa280 Sclzzzzzzz V41406058 We recently reviewed the new Senseo Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine in Metallic Chrome and really love it. Besides the obvious exterior change of chrome plating, the Senseo Supreme features adjustable cup size for 3oz., 4 oz., 5 oz. cup and 6oz., 8 oz., 10 oz. mugs of coffee.

If you purchase the Senseo Supreme you'll also get a bunch of extras in the box. The Senseo Supreme includes a bonus 68 gourmet coffee pods, plus coupons for 10 free cappuccino pods and 20 free tea pods. There is even a Free tea-pod holder included. And finally, the best feature - a "33% Larger Water Reservoir (32 oz.) - dishwasher Safe. Woot!

At Senseo HD7832 Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine in Metallic Chrome

Looking for more holiday shopping gifts for that coffee drinker in your life? Visit the Single Serve Coffee Holiday Gift Guide.

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