Portable Single Serve Coffee
January 14, 2014
The Nomad - The Go Everywhere Espresso Machine was successfully funded at Kickstarter last year, and according to their December 2013 update they are close to production. We’re pretty big on portable single serve coffee, and the Nomad is a portable espresso machine if you want high quality espresso on the go. It needs no electricity, batteries, or high pressure gas cartridges. There are no expensive wasteful coffee pods or capsules to be discarded.
The Nomad is the size of a 15 cm cube, weighs 1.1 kg, and requires no electricity. With very little effort the Nomad produces 9 bars of pressure and is equipped with a proprietary True Crema Valve which compensates for coarser grounds and tamping variations. When used with the True Crema Valve anyone can make great espresso and coffee without having expensive grinding equipment and extensive training.
How does it work? Just pack ground coffee, add hot water, and actuate the pump lever.
You can find out more at their web site and there’s a full video after the jump to make the wait for Nomad seem shorter.
Continue reading: "Nomad - The Go Everywhere Espresso Machine"
November 12, 2013
The Presto MyJo Single Serve Coffee Maker resembles a french press coffee maker and uses K-Cups or a reusable coffee filter for brewing. After featuring the Cafejo Single Serve French Press recently - it's interesting to see another K-Cup french press in such a short time. The Presto MyJo also comes with a reusable coffee filter so you don't have to just use K-Cup portion packs. MyJo gets you the convenience of a single cup coffee maker without the high cost.
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October 18, 2013
Just when we thought single serve coffee machines couldn't get much smaller and cuter we found the Primula PCBR-0146 Single Serve Coffee Brewing Buddy Machine in stunning red. This coffee brew buddy provides a convenient single serve cup of coffee, and is dishwasher safe. It's a pour over solution that fits most cups or mugs, and you can pour as slow or as fast as you want to make your coffee stronger or weaker.
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August 27, 2013
The Cafejo My French-Press with K-Cup Pod and Ground Coffee Adaptors Plus is the only french press to our knowledge that uses single serve coffee pods and K-Cups to make a great cup of coffee. Like other french presses, the My French-Press uses pressure and turbulence when brewing a single cup of coffee. It comes with a microwave safe pitcher that allows you to heat water to the ideal brewing temperature of 195° to 205° Fahrenheit. Brew with hot milk and make lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolate too. The My French-Press is great for small kitchens, dorm rooms, travel, camping, boating, RVs and the home or office.
- BPA Free Saves energy
- Dishwasher Safe Microwavable pitcher
- Brews up to 10 ounces
- Brews with Hot Water or Milk
- Includes: Cup Holder Pod Adaptor Ground Coffee Adaptor which also can be used in Keurig machines
December 20, 2012
We've never seen a battery powered espresso maker before, and this one from Trisa is going to be the first and best we've ever seen. Available in black, red, white and anthracite, the Coffee To Go is portable battery operated espresso machin and it can deliver 16 espressos per battery charge, using standard ESE coffee pods. We're not sure about the price at $545 bucks, but we do know you have to pay for high quality battery powered espresso. :-)
- 350 ml removable water tank with water filter
- Removable drip tray for easy cleaning and travel case with belt
- Shuts off automatically after 7 minutes of doing nothing
- If the water level is too low, an acoustic noise sounds and the machine cannot be switched on.
- Price is 500 CHF or ~$545 USD.
July 19, 2012
Over in the Single Serve Coffee Forums there's a great post featuring a couple of Aeropress tips. We love the Aeropress (read our review here), and any tricks and tips are always welcome. Besides making a great cup of coffee the Aeropress itself is one of many inventions from Alan Adler inventor of the Aerobie flying disk. Yep - not only did Alan invent a great coffee press, he's got 40 other patents and lectures at Nasa. Okay back to the tips...
Continue reading: "Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee with these Aeropress Tips"
July 18, 2012
Well maybe not the World's First in-car espresso maker if you consider the HandPresso Auto, but close. Fiat will offer an option in the new, bigger, four-door 500L that goes on sale in Italy in October and in the rest of Europe shortly after.
Fiat claims the machine "is perfectly integrated in the car with a deck designed expressly by Fiat." The espresso machine comes with matching cups, is being made for Fiat by Italian coffee importer Lavazza, and uses the company's "A Modo Mio" coffee pods.
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June 27, 2012
Over at Nau for $125 you can stop having bad coffee on your next camping trip if you get this amazing coffee prep set. At just 6.3 ounces, the set is very light, and has everything you need to even make frothed coffee drinks, and prep breakfast.
Continue reading: "Cafe Luxe Kit Gets You Cafe Level Coffee in the Outdoors"
March 28, 2012
Given hands free driving, texting while driving, and just about doing anything while driving being hailed as bad for auto safefy, we are a bit surprised at making espresso while driving is making a comeback. Seriously - Handpresso Auto is a portable espresso maker meant for pulling the car over for a shot of your favorite espresso. We also imagine Handpresso Auto is perfect for those of you that like to camp with your car handy.
Continue reading: "Handpresso Auto - The Espresso Machine for Your Car"
August 29, 2011
Our Handpresso - the portable espresso maker saved the day for some espresso shots and an americano or two during yesterday's storm. As Hurricane Irene pounded down on us here in Boston we quickly lost power after a giant branch fell from a nearby tree. Luckily we have a gas stove, so we were able to boil some water and use our Handpresso Wild to make lots of yummy espresso shots to get us through the storm.
Continue reading: "Handpresso Saves the Day During Hurricane Irene"
June 17, 2011
We've received the full line of Dr. Drip Coffee remedies for your single serve coffee soul here at Single Serve Coffee. Each packet contains a coffee filter you fit over a mug and pour over with hot water to make a perfect cup of coffee. We're surprised on how the packets aren't much bigger than a coffee pod, and so far the coffee is quite good.
How do they brew? Well here are the steps:
- Tear Open the foil packet
- Tear off top along line so you don't spill
- Press Sides inward
- Place filter on top of coffee cup
- Pour over hot water filling to the top and wait 20-30 seconds for brewing. Then pour over more water for desired strength.
- Remove the filter and enjoy some hot coffee.
We'll have a full review soon, but so far so good. Thanks to Dr. Drip Coffee for sending over the packets to review.
June 9, 2011
Dr. Drip Coffee is a new single-serve brewing system that combines the classic drip brewing method with convenience and portability. Each Dr. Drip package contains a mug-perching filter packed with freshly ground Arabica beans for brewing. Given the portability of the Dr. Drip Coffee system you can use it at home or take it on the go.
Dr. Drip prescribes four distinct and flavorful blends:
- The Organic Tonic: A 100% USDA Certified Organic blend
- The Ultimate Pick Me-Up: A Dark Roasted Sumatra Blend for the truly bold and brazen.
- The Double Daily Remedy: A Premium Signature Blend
- The Decaf Energizer: Resounding proof that there's more to love than just the caffeine buzz.
We like the idea, and it's basically a pour over cone in a coffee cup. We're not sure how the filter is made, but hopefully we'll have some on hands soon to review.
May 3, 2011
It's crazy to think given the length of time (nearly 20 years) that Singlebrew has been around that we've never heard of them - but we haven't. The story goes the Singlebrew founder was backpacking and was really unhappy with instant coffee (seriously who isn't), and decided to put some coffee in a tea bag. The results were good enough that the result was after the trip to research and create Singlebrew - gourmet coffee in a tea bag.
There is a total of 10 varieties - Colombian, Colombian Decaf and the most popular flavors of Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Swiss Mocha Almond, Irish Cream, Vanilla Nut, Chocolate Raspberry, Cinnamon Nut Swirl and Almond Amaretto.
We'll see if we can round some up to try, and given the amazing weather here in the Northeast, a cup of coffee in the outdoors seems right on the horizon.
At Singlebrew Single Cup Gourmet Coffee
February 17, 2011
The Tovolo Teago puts a new spin on "taking tea!" because with the Teago you can enjoy tea anywhere you go one cup at a time. Teago is a reusable 2-5 steep air tight press that draws in hot water and expresses seamlessly for perfect tea in your single serve cup every time.
- Hollow, air tight plunger can brings perfect, flavor-enhancing extraction
- Expresses water quickly, eliminates slow dripping
- Hollow body allows you to pack more tea
- Steel clip holds infuser to side of taller cups and prevents falling in
- Dishwasher safe
At Tovolo Teago - Portable Single Serve Tea