November 1, 2007

Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer Arrives for Review

The Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer has arrived for review. We'll have a full unboxing and also first impressions soon. So far our initial impression is the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer is heavy - and we think it's from all that glorious stainless steel. At $299 it had better be heavy, as this is the most expensive and feature laden Keurig single serve coffee maker that uses both K Cups and ground coffee to date.

You can read about all the features of the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer in here.

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October 26, 2007

In-Store Single Serve Coffee Sightings: Keurig B70 and Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic

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The Keurig B70 at $119 after discounts at
Sharper Image.

We recently spotted the Keurig B70 at a local Sharper Image store here in Massachusetts. They have a quite a deal on the Keurig B70 - $49 dollars off, and you can save an additional $30 on the in-store demo machine, bringing the price of the machine to $119. They look to be clearing these models for the new improved Keurig B70 - which has a better extraction and needle for puncturing K Cups. Whatever the reason, we love our current B70, and think this is a total steal.

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The Cuisinart SS-1Single Serve Coffee Maker
at Williams-Sonoma.

You can also see the new Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-o-matic Single Serve Coffee maker at Williams-Sonoma. The price is $199.99 and the machine wasn't in the demo line up - though the sales person said they were scheduled to be demoing it soon. We were also told if we wanted, they would fire the machine up and give us a test drive. This is one of the reasons we like Williams-Sonoma - there is always over 10+ coffee machines to test out.

We'll have more in-store sightings as we see them.

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October 24, 2007

Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer - Stainless Steel K Cup Brewer Perfection

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The Breville USA Gourmet Single Cup Brewer BKC600XL looks like it came straight out of ten forward. The design has what we would like to call - "stainless", as there's no single inch on this machine sans the controls that doesn't come covered in glorious stainless steel. The Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer is also filled with new features not present in other Keurig single serve coffee makers. There is an included My Cup Reuseable coffee filter complete with storage bay in the top, along with the first Keurig single serve coffee maker to have a charcoal water filter in the water tank. The Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer is also completely compatible with over 150+ varieties of Keurig K Cups - from coffee, to cocoa, and tea. The Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer is priced at $299, making it the most expensive Keurig single serve coffee maker for the home.

Here's a run down of all the features with pictures and briefs, and of course - we'll have a full review soon...

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October 23, 2007

Breville to Launch Single Serve Brewer with Keurig Technology

Breville-Keurig Keurig Brewer We've recently gotten word the new Breville/Keurig machine will be coming out this Fall in Q4 2007. Way back in March (and thanks to a post in the forums for a reminder), we got news Breville and Keurig had launched into a partnership to make a new Keurig brewer. The Breville machine will use Keurig K-Cups, and be compatible with all existing K Cups. So, this will allow any new Breville/Keurig brewer owner to choose between Keurig's 150+ varieties of coffee, tea and hot cocoa K-Cups. Currently, Keurig offers K-Cups from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Diedrich, Gloria Jean's, Timothy's, Van Houtte, Celestial Seasonings, Bigelow, Twinings, Tully's and Caribou Coffee.

The Breville-Keurig single-serve brewer will also feature the following:

  • Stainless steel body and water tank wrap
  • Diecast handle
  • 64 oz. backlit water reservoir
  • My-Grind adapter
  • 4 brew sizes (small, regular, large and extra large)

We'll have full features and pictures soon.

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Review: Perfect Pod Holster - Make Your Own K Cups

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From the same people who brought us the Perfect Pod Maker now comes the Perfect Pod Holster. The Perfect Pod Holster allows you to use virtually any coffee pod (55mm and greater) in your Keurig coffee Machine. It features a self tamping spring which extracts a cup of coffee or tea by placing a coffee pod into the holster. So you're not really making a K Cup per se, but you now have the ability to use coffee pods in your Keurig brewer.

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The Perfect Pod Holster on the left is almost
identical in size to the K Cup

With this new option if you own a Keurig brewer you can now use the following:

This makes the Keurig machine the only single serve coffee brewer that is able to use three different coffee brewing delivery methods.

How good is the Perfect Pod Holster? Does it really make using pods easy with your Keurig brewer? How does it hold up after over 100 cups of coffee? Is this an economical option?

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October 19, 2007

Review: Coffee People Donut Shop Coffee K Cups for Keurig

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We can remember our first cup of Donut Shop coffee at the Northeastern Hotel and Diner in Northern Maine. It was nutty, sweet, and had a bit of a raspy feel to it in the throat. We'll also never forget how wired we felt after consuming nearly 5 cups. Coffee People makes great coffees (we really like their Black Tiger Bold), and most of them are on the extra-bold side. We were surprised to hear about the Donut Shop Coffee K Cups coming from Coffee People, because we think of Donut Shop coffee as a bit on the milder side, and very rich with Arabica infused taste.

How does Coffee People tackle this cup of classic american coffee? Is it mild? Or is it bold? How does it stack up against the other Coffee People K Cups out there?

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October 9, 2007

Perfect Pod Holster - Make Your Own Keurig K Cups

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From the same people who brought us the Perfect Pod Maker now comes the Perfect Pod Holster. The Perfect Pod Holster allows you to use virtually any coffee pod 55mm and greater in your Keurig coffee Machine. It features a self tamping spring which extracts a cup of coffee or tea. So you're not really making a K Cup per se, but you now have the ability to use coffee pods in your Keurig brewer.

We think this is pretty big news. Now if you own a Keurig brewer you can use K Cups, your own coffee using the Reusable K Cup Filter, and coffee pods using the Perfect Pod Holster. This makes the Keurig machine the only single serve coffee brewer that is able to use three different coffee brewing delivery methods.

It looks like the Perfect Pod Holster will be available at Amazon.com later his month on October 22nd, in the mean time As Seen On TV has them in limited quantities. We do have a Perfect Pod Holster in for review, and will have the results very soon.

At Perfect Pod Holster - Make Your Own Keurig K Cups

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October 1, 2007

Hot Deals: Save Big On Emeril's Big Easy Bold and Decaf K-Cups

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Amazon.com has 2 packs of the new K Cups from Emeril's at just $17.97 for 50 K Cups. That will put the price in the .36 cent range for a cup of Emeril's coffee. Having just recently reviewed the Emeril's K-cups Big Easy Bold, we recommend you picking some up. We also like the Emeril's K-cups Jazzed Up Decaf, but aren't big decaf drinkers here at Single Serve Coffee.

The Emeril's K-Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer.

At Emeril's K-cups Big Easy Bold

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September 20, 2007

Review: Fair Trade Autumn Harvest Blend K Cups for Keurig

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Looking for something to take the chill off in the cooler Fall weather? Green Mountain Coffee produces seasonal K Cup blends, and Autumn Harvest is one of our favorites. Autumn Harvest blend is also Fair Trade certified, meaning you'll be doing your part to keep coffee growers in business wherever Green Mountain sources the coffees for this blend. The Fair Trade Autumn Harvest Blend K Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the Keurig B70 Brewer. Now of course we say it's one of our favorite seasonal K Cups - but how much of a favorite is it?

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August 31, 2007

Back to School: Perfect Dorm Room Coffee with the Keurig B60 Single Serve Coffee Maker

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What could be better for that college dorm room than a single serve coffee maker? Nothing. With late nights studying or partying, a morning wake up from a nice hot cup of single serve coffee is just what the doctor ordered. We love our Keurig Special Edition B60 and think the price is right at $149.95, and makes the Keurig B60 perfect for a back to school present.

Keurig B60 Features:

  • 5.25-oz. more intense cup setting
  • 7.25-oz. regular cup setting
  • 9.25-oz. travel mug setting
  • 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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