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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
OurHandpresso- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This little One-Cup Mini Espresso maker is easy to use, and brews one double shot (2.5 fl. oz.) serving of espresso in 90 seconds. It features rugged yet lightweight aluminum construction for fast, even heating.
Starbucks VIA instant coffee is heading to a grocery store near you in over 37,000 retail locations including Target, Costco (Nasdaq: COST), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Safeway, and even CVS stores this June. It's really no surprise that VIA heads to the place it should have started at. We've never been a huge fan of VIA in a Starbucks, because if we're in a Starbucks we're not thinking about instant coffee.
VIA is however a great alternative to some of the other instant coffees we've tried (read our review of the VIA instant coffee mug here). We think the larger exposure to grocery patrons everywhere should give VIA a big shot in the sales arm, as our observations is VIA doesn't sell that well in a Starbucks retail locations.
Why drink your coffee when you can inhale it? Well thanks to the creative engineering by Harvard professor David Edwards, coffee drinkers can now breathe their morning cup of coffee using Le Whif.
How does it work? Users place one end of the stick, which is about the size of a lipstick tube, to their lips, then inhale gently. 'Whiffers' intake about 100 milligrams of caffeine (which is equivalent to a small cup of espresso) and less than a single calorie with each Le Whif.
There isn't that many different coffee Whifs to enjoy just yet, but they expect to add more in the future. The sticks do come in three additional flavors--chocolate, raspberry chocolate, and mint chocolate--and, according to Le Whif's global operations manager the company is working on 'an inhalable three-course meal. Sounds like Wonka magic to us.
With the recent arrival of some new Nescafé Taster's Choice Single Serve Instant Coffee Packs, it can only mean it's time for another one of our "mega reviews". Apologies in advance to our readers if this article seems rather long, but we're reviewing over 6 different flavors at once, so keep that in mind.
As we had previously noted, we always thought of Taster's Choice coffees as being something along the lines of our parents' bland freeze-dried crystals and the brand itself has been around since forever, but it appears they've taken a new competitive approach towards Starbucks' VIA instant coffees as they claim the samples they sent us were made from 100% pure coffee beans and their marketing is obviously aimed against Starbucks.
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