August 16, 2006

Back to School Pick: Grindmaster GPOD Precision Brewer and Kona Coffee Pods

If you're looking for a great back to school single serve coffee brewer with "POD" in the name, we think the combination of a new Grindmaster Brewer at $199.99 and some kona coffee pods could make you the only person with a GPOD to go along with your new iPod. 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 and also pick up some pods for it in time for the drive to your new college campus. 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

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August 10, 2006

Back to School Single Serve Coffee Makers

Estcampus It's back to school time once again and many of your returning college students or college students themselves will need coffee that's quick and easy to make in their college apartment or college dorm. We recommend the following options when buying that college dorm room coffee maker in the single serve coffee arena.

Mcp-TmCoffee Pod Based $250 - Bunn My Cafe Bundle

We recommend the Bunn My Cafe coffee brewer and a set of the Aloha Island Coffee pods for college students.

Our review here: Review: Bunn My Cafe

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We recommend the Keurig B50 and a set of the Dark Magic Roast K-Cups from Green Mountain. The Keurig brewers use K-Cups, so coffee pods aren't an option.

Our review here: Keurig B50 Review from Single Serve

P35723ZCoffee Pod based Under $100 - Senseo Bundle

We recommend the Senseo (in black of course) and a extra set of Senseo Dark Roast pods

Our review here: Senseo Review

793494-1For the On the Go Outdoors Student Under $100 - Preva xSport

We recommend the Preva xSport in black or blue. It comes with some espresso pods but you may want to pick up a few more.

Our review here: Preva xSport Portable Espresso Maker

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July 29, 2006

Single Serve Coffee Hot Deals Roundup for July 2006

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We've had a month of hot weather and amazing hot deals here at Single Serve Coffee. We've featured big savings on K-Cups along with savings on both the Keurig B50 and the Senseo single serve coffee maker.

Here's the Single Serve Coffee Hot Deals for July 2006:

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July 28, 2006

Save Big on Keurig K-Cup 2 Packs at

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When it rains it pours K-Cup deals. has 2 packs for 14.92 of many varieties of K-Cups. That means for many of the varieties you'll get 2 packs of 18 totaling 36 K-Cups for $14.92. You can also save $10 instantly when you spend $49 or more on any combination of products offered at Amazon Grocery, including food and household items. Use code GROCERY2 when you check out. So if you do the math you can get 8 boxes of K-Cups for around $50 bucks and also free shipping. Use the link below or above and make sure you page over to the second page of products where most of the two packs are listed.

A special thanks to many of our forums users for sending this in.

At Keurig K-Cups

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July 27, 2006

Green Mountain Keurig K-Cups Now at Grocery

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We've been following the launch of'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 K-Cups and Green Mountain's Cafe Express

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July 19, 2006

Keurig B50 Single Serve Coffee Maker for $129.95 - FREE SHIPPING & 24 FREE K Cups

B50-Silo-Smaller-3Hotdeals Singleservecoffee-2-1-2Green 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

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July 10, 2006

Hamilton Beach 40729 Espresso/Cappuccino Maker with Espresso Pod Holder

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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

At Hamilton Beach

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July 7, 2006

Senseo $14.99 after $50 Visa Card Deal


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 for $64.99 and it's eligible for FREE SHIPPING! Then you visit 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

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June 28, 2006

Senseo Single Serve Coffee Machine Free after $50 Visa Card

Okay - here's how you do it. First you need to purchase the Senseo single serve coffee machine at for $49.99 and it's eligible for FREE SHIPPING! Then you visit 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.

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June 15, 2006

Father's Day ESE Espresso Gift Guide

120Fathers Day Gift SscNothing 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.

BrevillecaferomaThe 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.

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