The folks at Melitta have sent us a Melitta One:One in Red to review. Will this machine be the Ferrari of the single serve coffee and tea category? Who knows? Us. We'll be using this machine over the next few weeks to find out. Stay tuned! VROOOM!!!!!
We rate our coffee reviews based on Aroma, Acidity, Body, Flavor, Mouth Feel, and an overall impression of the coffee or single serve hot beverage. We use a rating of 0-100 and in each of the categories assign points points to each. We don't separate out Roast in our reviews for coffee, but assign the overall profile of a coffee drinker we think would like this coffee and match it to the roast impression we receive.
Note:This is an updated coffee review system we have put in place for Fall 2007 moving forward. Many of our older reviews use a 1-5 star rating or "pod rating" system. At the time we felt this was a good indicator of the overall quality of the coffee or hot beverage delivered, but it missed the nuances and degree of differences in those drinks.
We also consider how good of a single serve product the coffee is - does it work well in the single serve coffee machine? Does it deliver on the promise of being an extra-bold coffee? All of this plays out into what we think the overall score should be and is up to the discretion of the reviewer.
We then assign 0-10 points to each of the categories below, and then use the remaining 50 points to assign the overall impression of the coffee or hot beverage.
Aroma - How great does the coffee smell? Does it have sweet notes? Rich notes? Fruity or flavorful notes? Does the single serve coffee drink have a pleasant or not so pleasant nose?
Acidity - Acidity is both the creator of flavor and the destroyer if too strong of a great cup of coffee. We like our acidity to be on the lower side, and the coffee to have a more round. That being said, some coffees taste great with a very high acid content - bringing an almost wine-like flavor profile. We try and make sure the acidity doesn't overpower the coffee here.
Body - How big is that coffee? Is it light or dark or medium? Is it too heavy? These are all things to consider when tasting different roasts of coffee.
Flavor - What's the overall impressions of the coffee and how does it taste? Does it hit the mark on being a French Roast? Does it remind you of something else? Does it seem to be darker than expected and have a very odd finish? All of this along with how the coffee seems to be playing out is the flavor for us.
Mouth Feel - Though some consider this to be in the "Aftertaste" camp, we consider how rich, thick, and how the coffee plays in your mouth a very big part of the experience. Aftertaste is great for lingering flavors, but mouth feel is how the coffee goes in and rolls around.
Coffee Drinker - We don't assign points here, but we do tell you the type of coffee drinker we think the coffee is for. Is it for a dark coffee drinker? Is the roast very light and perfect for anyone?
Ratings run from 0-100 and as we score each of the above. The reviewer can also ignore many of the above factors if not reviewing a coffee, and assign an overall score to a hot chocolate, tea, or other hot beverage.
- 95-100 Excellent
- 90-94 Exceptional
- 85-89 Good
- 80-84 Average
- 75-79 Fair
- 70-74 Poor
- 70 or less Don't Drink
We want to acknowledge CoffeeReview.com as a starting point to our coffee ratings system. We have put our own spin on the coffee rating system for single serve coffee and the other hot beverages single serve coffee systems can make like tea, hot cocoa, lattes, and other hot drinks.
"Senseo The one-cup coffee machine is now a home brewing rage. Weâve reviewed the Keurig, but it seems that there are a few dozen other models just floating around out there. This time we had a look at the Senseo.
Senseo Review from thecelebritycafe.com/
The folks at P&G (Procter and Gamble), have sent us the Black&Decker Home Café to review! I will be putting this brewer through the paces over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
When I first heard about the Keurig K-Cup Brewer - I was stuck on just what the word Keurig meant. After doing a little poking around on the web site my curiousity was satisfied.
"The word "Keurig" is derived from the Dutch word for excellence, and it is our promise to you."
Excellence and a promise of great coffee. Keurig better deliver I thought but, with brands of coffee like Green Mountain and Van Houtte how could it not?
Must Read Keurig K Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews:
You can also read all of our reviews on Keurig in the Keurig Archives...
Since release of the B100 there has also been a slew of new Keurig brewers including: Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the newly released Keurig B70 Brewer single serve coffee makers.
Continue reading: "Review: The Keurig K-Cup Brewer B100"
Read the first review of SingleServeCoffee.com at New Moan Yeah.
"My addiction aside, Single Serve Coffee is a wonderful, perky resource for any online java fiend. It's a weblog with one single solitary purpose, to help you achieve coffee nirvana: Being able to create the best cup of coffee in the world, every morning, right in your kitchen."
Confessions of a (Former) Coffee Junkie review by Jay Mastaitis - single serve coffee at newmoanyeah
When I first heard about the Café Filter (a special thanks again to Scott Geiger for alerting me to the existence of the filter), I was really excited! This meant that if you didn't like the coffee pods that were Senseo compatible, you could use your own blend of coffee and finally free yourself of having 2 coffee machines - pods - and a standard brew or drip coffee maker.
I'm pleased to say - this thing rocks! It not only allows you to make a cup of coffee with whatever coffee you choose - it totally makes the Senseo the only single serve coffee machine that takes pods (I'm going to see if this works in the Home Café this week) and regular coffee.
Continue reading: "Review: Café Filter - Use Your Own Coffee in Senseo"