July 27, 2006
We've been following the launch of Amazon.com's online grocery store and have to say - they've even got the full range of Green Mountain Coffee's K-Cups now. Priced at $12 for 24 K-Cups that's not bad. We've found other deals at other places as low as $8.99 for 24, but if you can't find a deal this is your next best option. Another option you have is joining the Cafe Express Club from Green mountain and getting your K-Cups sent each month to you without even needing to worry about running out. These K-Cups will work in your Keurig B40, B50, and B60 brewers, and the upcoming Keurig B70 brewer.
At Amazon.com K-Cups and Green Mountain's Cafe Express
July 19, 2006
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is still offering the Keurig B50 Single Serve Coffee brewer for $129.95 and you get FREE Shipping plus 24 FREE K Cups. That means you'll save $20 off of a Keurig B50 Brewer's normal price of $149.95, about $10 on shipping, and about $9.95 for the K-Cups.
To get this offer the Keurig B50 brewer must first be added to the shopping cart, and then the code wa026-7728 must be added to the promotion code area before checking out. With the $20 and FREE Shipping, and 24 K Cups you'll save over $40 dollars total on your new Keurig B50.
At Green Mountain Keurig B50 Special Offer
July 10, 2006
For $68 bucks it's hard to tell how good or how bad this espresso maker would be from Hamilton Beach. We like the look but have rarely trusted the brand, so we'll have to wait and see if this baby works well. The Hamilton Beach 40729 Espresso Maker features an Italian-style 1100-watt heater and a powerful 15-bar pump. It also works with ground espresso or pre-measured pods and has a simple push-button operation. What we don't like is the 2-cup water reservoir but the adjustable steam/frothing dial and removable drip tray for easy cleanup are both nice. Accessories include scoop/tamper, 2 stainless-steel filters, instructional video, and recipe cards.
Update: Read the full review at SingleServeEspresso.com...
At Hamilton Beach
July 7, 2006
This deal is still going but the deal from Amazon has changed as they've increased the price to $64.99 on the Senseo.
Here's how you get a Senseo for FREE. First you need to purchase the Senseo single serve coffee machine at Amazon.com for $64.99 and it's eligible for FREE SHIPPING! Then you visit Senseo.com and download the rebate form and send in the UPC form. Single serve coffee won't cost you anything but more coffee pods after this deal!
At Purchase Senseo and Get $50 Back from Senseo
June 28, 2006
Okay - here's how you do it. First you need to purchase the Senseo single serve coffee machine
for $49.99 and it's eligible for FREE SHIPPING! Then you visit Senseo.com
and download the rebate form and send in the UPC form.
Single serve coffee won't cost you anything but more coffee pods after this deal!
At Purchase Senseo and Get $50 Back from Senseo
Update: This deal is still going and is available with the $50 back from Senseo.
June 15, 2006
Nothing says Father's Day quite like the gift of espresso. Yeah - that sounds right. Imagine your dad winding up a little milk frothing, pulling a shot of espresso, and then sitting down for a nice latte while reading the paper this Sunday. We've got three picks for you below ranging from $199-500.
The BIG day is fast approaching (this Sunday actually) but you still have time to give the gift of espresso. We recommend going the ESE espresso pod route. Having reviewed several of these machines (you can read our review of the Francis! Francis!, we like the quality and variety of espresso produced from these machines using the ESE espresso pods.
ESE Stands for Easy Serving Espresso, and the standard sets the requirements for the pods – 7 grams of coffee, a proper grind, and a shape and diameter that allows it to be used only in ESE approved machines. The pods sandwich the coffee between two layers of sealed filter paper. The diameter of the ESE pod is 44-45 millimeters, which is much smaller than the 55-60 mm pods that are available for the “Single Serve” coffee makers that have become popular in the last few years.
We wonder where these single serve coffee machines have become popular? :-)
The Francis! Francis X6 features a 1100-watt espresso/cappuccino machine housed in ABS plastic with chrome accents and works with ESE pods. It also features an 18-bar pressure pump; all-brass boiler refills automatically and the new Trio Technology which allows for making 3 espresso preparations--short, normal, and long. It has a 5-cup removable water tank, steam jet with built-in milk foamer, and a handy cup warmer. The Francis Francis X6 is priced at $429.99 for a limited time and normally runs $500 and higher.
The Breville ESP8XL Café Roma Stainless Espresso Maker is a good-looking espresso machine that is built with quality in mind at a good value. The pump driven maker is rated to give you 15 bar of pressure to deliver a beautiful crema every time. A full 15 bars of pressure is maintained throughout the process to maximize crema, giving the coffee a rich, barista-style aroma and taste. Three stainless steel filters (single shot, 7g; double shot, 14g; and E.S.E. pod) incorporate Breville’s unique dual-wall crema technology. Beneath the first wall’s 333 pores is a second steel wall with a single exit hole. This produces a backpressure, ensuring a rich, smooth flavor and texture from every extraction. We like the price at $199 and think your dad will like the espresso too.
And finally we give you the Krups XP4050 1200-Watt 15-Bar-Pump Programmable Espresso Machine. This little number has a 1200-watt programmable espresso machine with Thermobloc 15-bar pump system and easy push-button programming for controlling size and strength of espresso. The filter holder offers 3 interchangeable inserts that hold single, double, or E.S.E. pods. The KRUPS XP4050 also froths milk to perfection and has a 32-ounce removable water tank, drip tray, and cup-warming tray. This is a total steal at half off - normally $400 - you can get it right now for $199 from Krups america.
Looking for more Single Serve Coffee related Father's Day gifts? Please visit our Father's Day Single Serve Coffee Gift Guide.
June 13, 2006
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is offering the Keurig B50 Single Serve Coffee brewer for $129.95 and you get FREE Shipping. You can also sign up for the Cafe Express club at the same time and have k-cups sent each month as well to keep Dad's supply of coffee stocked up.
To get this offer the Keurig B50 brewer must first be added to the shopping cart, and then the code wa026-7728 must be added to the promotion code area before checking out (on the page following add to card on the lower right). With the $20 and FREE Shipping you'll save over $30 dollars total - perhaps you might want to pick up some K-Cups for your shiny new Keurig B50.
At Green Mountain Keurig B50 Special Offer
June 8, 2006
Father's Day is fast approaching (It's next Sunday, June 18th) and anything Single Serve Coffee is sure to please Dad. Right now Amazon.com has some of the best deals on Single Serve Coffee items, along with the Cafe Express club at Green Mountain. We like any of the club ideas for parents, as you can give the the coffee maker and each month they'll get more coffee for it without them calling and bugging you. Trust me - you don't want your parents calling you caffeine deprived.
If you were going to buy any of the Single Serve Coffee machines right now in time for father's day - we recommend the following four levels of Father's Day gift buying: Out of this World at $800, Over $200, $165 and Under, and Under $100.
Out of This World $800 - Nespresso E350 Romeo
We recommend the Nespresso E350 Romeo Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine. It's sleek interesting and well - expensive. Perhaps you could go in on this for your Dad with some of those other siblings but take most of the credit for finding such an amazing espresso machine. - (Read our review)
Bunn My CafeOver $200 - Bunn My Cafe Bundle
We recommend the Bunn My Cafe coffee brewer and a set of the Aloha Island Coffee pods for Dads. It's the perfect combination to get started in the coffee pod world and Bunn has great product and a great brewer. - (Read our Review)
$165 and Under - Keurig B50 Bundle & Cafe Express
We recommend the Keurig B50 and Cafe Express Club from Green Mountain. This combo will result in a great brewer with little mess and over 48 Free K-Cups by signing up your Dad for the Cafe Express club. - (Read our Review)
Under $100 - Senseo Bundle
We recommend the Senseo (in black of course) and a extra set of Senseo Dark Roast pods. It's the basics of single serve coffee, and with the Senseo at $50 bucks - hard to pass up. This deal will be at most $65 and you might even eek out some free shipping. - (Read our Review)
June 5, 2006
If you're looking for a Father's Day gift and have a few siblings to split the cost, we think the combination of a new Grindmaster Brewer at $199.99 and some coffee pods could be the perfect gift. We reviewed the Grindmaster GPOD PrecisionBrew single cup brewing system not too long ago and we really liked it.
The GPOD is easy to use and makes one of the best cups of pod coffee we've had. You can get the brewer at Amazon.com and also pick up some pods for it in time for Father's Day. You can purchase the brewer at Grindmaster GPOD PrecisionBrew Single Cup Coffee Brewing System and we think the Private Reserve DIAMOND 100% Kona Coffee Pods will go quite nicely with the Grindmaster Brewer.
At Grindmaster GPOD PrecisionBrew and 100% Kona Coffee Pods
June 2, 2006
We think you might do your Father's Day shopping a bit earlier if you can get $22 off and FREE Shipping on Tassimo (you can read our review of the Tassimo here).
Update:We got this deal a little confused earlier when it was sent into us. It's a total of $22 off the list price and FREE Shipping. The offer code for $25 off does not apply to the Tassimo machine as it is not being offered by Amazon.com directly. Tassimo is normally priced at $169.99 and this is the lowest price we've seen for Tassimo at Amazon.com.
At Braun Tassimo TA 1400 Hot Beverage System