Single Serve Coffee Europe

April 16, 2014

Tassimo Europe Gives Machines Proper Names

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Tassimo Europe is into changing not only the names of their Tassimo beverage systems, but also the model numbers. They've taken to giving the T20 to T65 names such as Amia, Fidelia, Charmy, Joy, etc. The new T12 is called the “Vivy”. The model #s are also a bit "off" as the T45 is called the T42 & T40, etc. 

We like owning our Tassimo T65, but would we also like calling it Amia? Maybe naming it ourself to something like “Bobby - the amazing thing that makes us coffee.” would be a better name.

Seriously this is a great way to add a little personality to your single serve coffee maker, and we’d like to see a little more fun on this side of the pond.

More at Tassimo

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August 28, 2012

Senseo Twist Single Serve Coffee Maker from Philips

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Senseo has recently left the US, but given the recent redesign and Senseo Twist model - perhaps they're about to return? Philips has introduced a new logo and the Senseo Twist model in response to the earlier Senseo losing popularity to rivals like Green Mountain's Keurig line and the Tassimo line of single serve coffee makers.

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August 14, 2012

Nescafe Alegria Single Serve Coffee Machine - The Office Barista

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The Nescafe Alegria Coffee Machine for small offices uses micro-ground coffee to make a refreshing cup of coffee, and currently is only available in Europe. There's a really great review of the Nescafe Alegria coffee maker which looks more like a sentry robot than a coffee maker after the jump.

You can make Espresso, Latte Mascchiatos, Lungos, Americanos, and Cappuccinos, and from the review the results are more instant coffee tasting than amazing coffee. Oh well - the cafe drinks are a bit better but most drinks are a bit watery.

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July 27, 2012

Tasse - The McDonald's Reusable Coffee Mug

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Patrick Norguet was hired by McDonald's to create a more eco-friendly alternative to its disposable coffee cups. The result is the Tasse, a ceramic cup wrapped in an insulating foam sleeve that helps keep the coffee hot, but prevents customers from burning their hands. The Tasse is only available in France, and McDonald's actually intends to give away five million of the cups absolutely free to encourage its patrons to switch from the disposable variety. The promotion could actually save the company money, and we hope they try the same thing in the US soon.

Via Gizmodo

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December 29, 2011

Dualit Piccolina Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker

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A different design than the Dualit Rapido, the Dualit Piccolina coffee capsule machine from Dualit is packed full of user friendly features. This machine is only available in Europe (another Caffitaly variant), and is available Online & at John Lewis stores in the UK. It's nice to see how the worldwide counterparts differ in color and tone from the US variants that CBTL is featuring. We think the simple black is nice, but we do miss the bright blue and red CBTL offers here in the US.

  • A unique twin pressure system provides (15 bar) for making espressos or low pressure (3.5 bar) for longer drinks to suit your coffee preference
  • No mess - with sealed capsules which drop into an integral drawer when used
  • Eco-friendly, with auto shut-off and recyclable capsules
  • Quick to heat up, with coffee dispensed in under two minutes
  • Easy to use, with drop in capsules, pre-set functions, removable 1.2L water tank, and auto-descale programme
  • Adjustable spout height and temperature
  • For frothed or heated milk, partner with the versatile Latteccino to create all you milk based coffee drinks.
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December 28, 2011

Latteccino by Dualit - Milk Frother and Warmer for Perfect Latte or Cappuccino

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Made to be used with the Dualit Rapido coffee machine in Europoe, this cordless Dualit Latteccino can produce 250ml of hot milk or 150ml of frothed milk in just 70 seconds and is perfect for making latté, cappuccino, hot chocolate or making coffee a little more yummy. The Dualit Latteccino is compact and weighing less than 1kg.

  • Dual function – perfectly frothed or heated milk at the touch of a button
  • From cold to hot (and frothed if required) milk in only 70 seconds
  • Filling capacity 150ml for frothed milk and 250ml for heated milk
  • Cordless operation with 360° swivel base; can be placed on its base at any rotary angle
  • Heats milk to around 65°C
  • Jug has non-stick coating for easy cleaning
  • Automatic switch off
  • Non-slip rubber feet
  • Available in polished stainless steel or gloss colours

At Latteccino by Dualit - Milk Frother and Warmer for Perfect Latte or Cappuccino

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December 27, 2011

Dualit Rapido Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker

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We've been getting a lot of reader write ins about the Dualit Rapido (a Caffitaly machine) and the same machine used for CBTL here in the US. It's another jack of all trades little wonder, and it will make a variety of coffee drinks, and has a very nice design to boot. You'll also only find this machine in Europe, but if you want the same features we encourage you to try out the CBTL machine here in the US.

  • A unique twin pressure system provides (15 bar) for making espressos or low pressure (3.5 bar) for longer drinks to suit your coffee preference
  • No mess - with sealed capsules which drop into an integral drawer when used
  • Eco-friendly, with auto shut-off and recyclable capsules
  • Quick to heat up, with coffee dispensed in under two minutes Easy to use, with drop in capsules, pre-set functions, removable 1.2L water tank, and auto-descale program
  • Adjustable cup height and temperature For frothed or heated milk, partner with the versatile Latteccino to create all your milk based coffee drinks.
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December 22, 2011

K-Fee Pod Drinks Machine - Budget Espresso

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More of a Nespresso knock off than a K-Cup killer, the K-Fee Pod Drinks machine uses Tesco pod/capsules to make a variety of roast and ground coffee blends, espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato, mocha, teas and hot chocolate. This machine is also currently only available in Europe and abroad with a variety of names.

The machine features a 19 bar high pressure pump, and heats up in 20 seconds. There is automatic pod collection, an integrated cleaning function, plus a programmable filling quantity to suit your strength preference. The capacity of this coffee machine’s water tank is 1 litre. Tesco pods are available in over 300 selected stores, and can also be bought on Tesco Direct starting December, 1 2011.

Over in the SSC forums we also found a review of the machine in Australia. It looks more like a Nespresso copy, than a K-Cup machine. We would imagine they're using the K-name to be more recognizable here in the US. In Australia it's called the Expressi.

More at Tesco.Direct

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July 28, 2011

Nespresso Rival Removes Nexpod Capsules from Shelves

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Denner who markets Nexpod in Switzerland has been told to remove the Nexpod - a fill your own coffee capsule from store shelves. Following the clarification of a court ruling, Denner is talking with lawyers about the possibility of marketing the product again. Denner, which is owned by the cooperative Migros, had continued to sell the capsules after the June ruling as it was unclear—before the latest clarification—whether or not the ruling had reintroduced the ban.

"Denner will of course respect the existing legal prohibition again and take the capsules off the shelves for the time being," said Denner spokeswoman Nicole Schoewel.

This is interesting stuff, as most of the patent wars in the single serve coffee world have been well - successful for the patent holder, but most of the aftermarket make your own coffee capsule stuff has been left untouched. Perhaps the design of this product is too close to the patent? We'll keep up with this story to see if Nexpod goes back on sale in Switzerland.

Via WSJ.com

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April 12, 2011

Electrolux Enters Single-Serve Coffee Market With Lavazza in Sweden and Finland

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Swedish Electrolux AB (ELUX-B.SK) is to enter the lucrative single-serve coffee industry with Luigi Lavazza SpA by launching a new line of single-serve coffee makers for the domestic market. The household appliance maker's coffee machines will be launched as part of a joint venture with the privately-owned Italian coffee company. Lavazza already sells single serve coffee products under the A Modo Mio brand and the partnership will face tough competition from European beverage giant Nestle SA (NSRGY) and its market-leading Nespresso brand.

The coffee machines will be launched this summer in Sweden and Finland, and will then be released in several other European countries

Via Dow Jones

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March 19, 2010

Europe: Pod CM02 Single Serve Coffee Machine - Uses Italian Coffee Capsules

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The Pod CM02 is a single serve coffee machine using rigid capsules, and looking like something out of a sci-fi film space opera a al 2001 a Space Odyssey. Designed by Vinod Gangotra for Selec Line (Asia), the one push button operating machine makes it easy and practical for small to medium sized businesses or for domestic use. We don't know just who will release this cool looking machine and under what final brand, but thanks to Vinod for sending this in prior to release.

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Features:

  • -1.o Litre water tank
  • 17 bar pressure
  • Automatic capsule ejecting system
  • Capsules from Italy availiable in 6 different aroma's
  • Availiable in White, Black, Red

At Gangotra

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September 22, 2009

Senseo Quadrante Coffee Pod Brewer Pictures and Details

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We've recently received the Senseo Quadrante from Europe from Senseo's PR agency, and thought an unboxing was in order. Given the power convertor issues we've had trying to get the machine to run on a US circuit, we're not sure if we'll fully be able to review the Senseo Quadrante in the short term. Regardless, the machine in person is really stunning. The design lines are clean, and the refresh to a cube form welcome.

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The double pod holder is loose on top.

The machine features the same one cup and double cup buttons, along with a redesigned water reservoir that is much easier to grip and hold. The big change is the coffee pod drawer area - the entire top pops open for you to put your single or set of coffee pods into.

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August 15, 2008

Europe: Senseo Latte Select - Integrated Fresh Milk Container for Cappuccinos and Lattes

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Single Serve Coffee reader Julian has written in that a new Senseo (7850) called the Senseo Latte Select will debut in Europe this September. The model features an integrated milk compartment that you can fill with fresh milk. The Senseo Latte Select will then brew up a cup of Senseo coffee pod single serve coffee, and whip up some milk to turn it into a cappuccino or latte.

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From the German Translation: The Senseo Latte Select is now a lot of warm milk and milk foam into the cup, then comes to the coffee. Completion is the favourite coffee. To put all variations also the perfect glass can be used, the parking space at a height adjustment. The milk containers can be used with a little water at the touch of a button easy to clean. "

Detailed Features of the Select Latte Senseo HD7850:

  • Cappuccino, latte macchiato, cafe latte or black
  • Coffee at the touch of a button
  • Cleaning the milk container by pressing a button
  • Height adjustable cup Abstellblech for different heights
  • Large water tank for 8 cups (1.2 litres)
  • Color: red or black
  • Recommended retail price: 189.99 euros

At Translated version

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June 5, 2008

Bosch Designed Tassimo Pictures Surface at Flickr

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The Bosch designed Tassimo in the wilds of a British kitchen.
My god...it's full of espresso drinks...

Most days we wish we lived in Europe just to sample the single serve coffee makers like the Bosch Tassimo that debut there instead of launching in the US first. If we were British, we'd take lots of cool pictures of our new Bosch Tassimo, and then post them on Flicker all while watching reruns of Doctor Who.

Check out the full set of pictures here, and US launch details can be found here.

Thanks to SH for pointing this out and for Flickr user HappyCheeseCake for letting us use the picture.

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