The line looks to have slimmed down to just Classic Roast and Decaf coffee pods, though the page title at the Home Cafe Folgers site sill includes French Vanilla and other flavors. These coffee pods also tend to be in the 7 gram range. We'll see if we can get some of these to review in the future.
It's been quite awhile since we've seen any Home Cafe products in the single serve coffee world. It looks as if Mr. Coffee has indeed put out this coffee maker (and yes we've also seen it at Target), but we've never gotten our hands on this single serve coffee machine. Does anyone have any thoughts or impressions? Feedback at Amazon.com and other stores look favorable, so that leads us to believe perhaps this isn't a bad little machine for $49 bucks. We'll see if we can track down one very soon.
Measures 5 by 9 by 7 inches; 1-year limited warranty
On/Off light button
Brews coffee & tea pods 1 or 2 cups at a time
Use ground coffee to make a cup of single serve coffee
Adjustable brew height to fit travel mug as well as a variety of sizes
We still think the Krups is the best of the single serve coffee makers in the Home Cafe line of single serve coffee makers. We like the two cups at a time (wait - isn't this single serve coffee?) and the clean design of the machine. It also just makes a great cup of single serve coffee and we feel our review earlier this year still stands true - "A solid machine for the Home Cafe line of single serve coffee makers."
The Black & Decker Home Café System GT300 single serve coffee maker is the update from 2004's Black & Decker Home Cafe system. The older Home Cafe HCC100 system was plagued with issues regarding not being able to open, bad pumps, and a plastic taste to the coffee. There was even several issues regarding the system simply melting from the brewing process (please read the thread here).
The Home Cafe system from Black & Decker allows you to use coffee pods and specialty pods with a set of three different coffee pod holders. There is a single coffee pod holder, a double coffee pod holder, and the specialty pod holder which is used for cappuccino pods. For use with Home Cafe one cup brewers, you can purchase Millston and Folgers coffee pods. The system will also brew tea pods from Lipton tea and other manufacturers. The coffee pod holders will also work with any 7-11 gram pod in the single pod holder and you can use two 7 gram pods in the double pod holder.
We've been testing the Black & Decker Home Café System Generation II single serve coffee maker over the past week and thought before the full review (you can check out our review of generation I here) we'd give our first impressions.
If you can remember way back to 2004, the first generation Black & Decker Home Café System was nothing short of a disaster. We didn't like the plastic tasting coffee and readers continually write in with issues regarding the overall quality of the machine.
The Black & Decker Home Café System generation II isn't a big leap forward. The machine features a single, double, and special pod holder and has been redesigned as far as look and controls but that's about where it ends and begins. So far we've been largely unimpressed with the coffee maker - the machine is mostly made of plastic including the pod holders, and we've yet to brew a cup of coffee comparable to the Mr. Coffee Home Cafe (which is a very good machine), Senseo, or the more expensive Bunn My Cafe.
Utilizes Pre-Packed Folgers® and Millstone® Coffee Pods, to Bring the Coffeehouse Home
Brews Regular/Flavored Pods and Specialty Pods (Cappuccino Drinks)
Adjustable Brew Head Prevents Splatters and Allows for a Variety of Mug Sizes
Ergonomic, Removable and Rotating Water Reservoir for Ease of Use and Cleaning
Brews up to 14 oz. Fresh Cup of Coffee
Removable Drip Tray For Easy Cleaning
Lighted On/Off Switch
Bonus: 8 Folgers® and Millstone® Coffee Pods Starter Kit & Coffee Pod Storage Container
We've been testing this new machine (check out our first impressions) with various coffee pods from Flava Pods, Baronet Coffee Pods, Cool Beans Pod, and of course even the included Folgers pods. Since the machine features 3 pod holders - a single, a double, and a specialty pod holder the range of coffees you can make is quite broad.
We're currently testing both the Mr. Coffee Home Cafe and the Black & Decker Home Cafe second generation coffee makers. We'll have a full review of both coffee makers next week but we thought we'd give you our first impression on opening, priming, and brewing our first cup of coffee with the new Mr. Coffee Home Cafe AT13 single serve coffee brewer.
Just seeing the box gives you a better first impression of the Mr. Coffee Home Cafe. We were excited to see that throughout opening the coffee maker the Home Cafe feel seemed to permeate throughout the box and included accessories. This version of the Mr. Coffee Home Cafe comes with a set of Folgers coffee pods, Cappuccino coffee pods, and a pod holder from Tupperware for loose pods. The Tupperware pod holder inclusion is a little odd given the Folgers pods are individually wrapped.
We then unwrapped the Mr. Coffee Home Cafe single serve coffee maker and our first impression - much better. Simply - a much better feeling and looking brewer. The buttons right away and the little Home Cafe logo on the side has better presentation and the brewer just feels more solid and designed.
We are currently testing both the Mr. Coffee Home Cafe and the Black & Decker Home Cafe second generation products and are excited to try the new Lipton Tea Pods with these machines as well. Many readers write in to inquire about how they can make tea with their Home Cafe, Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, or other single serve coffee pod brewer. It's nice to see a product that is just for coffee pod machines but many readers have found using a tea bag or using loose tea wrapped up in a coffee filter also works quite well in the Senseo and Bunn My Cafe.
We'll keep you posted on how these tea pods fair in testing.
We've received the new Mr. Coffee Home Cafe and the new Black & Decker Home Cafe to review. We reviewed their earlier releases and weren't as impressed as we were with Senseo and other single serve coffee pod brewers.
It's a Home Cafe morning here at Single Serve Coffee.com. We didn't expect to have both the Mr. Coffee and the Black & Decker Home Cafe updates in one day but well - here they are. The new Black & Decker Home Cafe Generation 2 is a bit more compact and features a total redesign. That's all we really know. We did venture out to Target as well to see this in person and they didn't have anything but the machine with a missing water tank and none in stock. Also the Home Cafe web site has not been updated with information on the new Home Cafe.
We can only hope the quality of the machine has been improved. The first generation model didn't pass the Single Serve Coffee review process with flying colors and several threads and posts continued to point out the quality concerns of this single serve coffee brewer. We will be receiving one of these to review in the coming weeks and will have full review of the new Black & Decker Home Cafe.
The Home Cafe web site now has interactive demos of the Krups KP1010 Pod Brewing System and the other Home Cafe single serve brewing systems. If you need to get very intimate on making the choice of the right single serve coffee machine, the interactive demo does a great job of going over the features of the new Krups machine.
On the page go down to the machine you want to learn more about, and click on "Watch It Work >".
The Home Cafe line of single serve and one cup brewing machines has been in need of an update since launch. Many readers and myself were disappointed in the first offerings in the Home Cafe line of single serve brewers. Readers reported and continue to report many issues with the Black & Decker line of Home Cafe machines, and this hasn't helped the entire single serve coffee phenomenon.
It's too bad the Home Cafe line didn't have the new Krups 1010 Home Cafe Pod Brewing Machine at launch. We will cut right to the chase here, this machine is light years ahead of the former Home Cafe pod brewing machines and we think overall Krups has the start of something very promising in the Home Cafe line.
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