December 6, 2006

Europe: Nescafe Dolce Gusto - Make your own Italian-style coffee with gusto!

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Only out in Europe, the new Nescafe Gusto is taking the EU by storm. Much like the Tassimo, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto makes lots of different coffee drinks. It's a bit rounded and takes coffee capsules much like the Lavazza Blue or the Nespresso machines. It will also whip up some froth for a nice cappuccino. We'll follow this machine and hopefully it will make it's way over the Atlantic waters and come to the US next year.

Each coffee capsule contains roast & ground coffee from 100 percent Arabica beans, which basically means they’re the best you can get; then the coffee capsules are sealed airtight after roasting, to keep them really fresh. When the capsules are put into the machine, a combination of the finely ground coffee & the 14-bar pressure (professional coffee shop standard) guarantees maximum flavour and a perfect full bodied, rich aroma coffee everytime. Not only that, the 14-bar pressure used in combination with the milk capsule, gives you that famous frothy coffee shop cappuccino and latte macchiato’s.

Via Shiny Shiny at Nescafe Dolce Gusto

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October 30, 2006

Europe: Tefal Supremia Coffee Pod Machine

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We've just received word there's a new coffee pod machine in Europe marketed under the Tefal and Rowenta brand names depending on what country you purchase it in. It's called the Supremia and makes coffee with no crema for those that prefer straight black coffee. The Supremia can use 1 or 2 x 62mm pods and has a large water reservoir. It will be priced in the UK at £79.99 or as low as £53. Thanks to CafePods for sending this in.

  • For use with either ground coffee or any filter coffee pods (71mm).
  • 1100 watts.
  • Serves one or two cups simultaneously.
  • Removable 900ml water tank for easy filling.
  • Transparent water tank for easy water level viewing.
  • Removable drip tray with removable stainless steel grid.
  • 120ml coffee serving dispensed at a touch of a button.
  • Alternative manual coffee flow for all cup sizes.
  • All removable parts dishwasher safe.
  • Safety auto stop.
  • Non slip feet.

More at Supremia

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August 17, 2006

Get European Senseo Coffee Pods at Typical Dutch Stuff

testt_typcial.jpgWe've recently gotten a bunch of emails regarding how to get other Senseo coffee pods from our European cousins and we know of one place that you can do such a thing: Typical Dutch Stuff. Typical Dutch Stuff has a nearly every European coffee pod that will work in not just your Senseo single serve coffee maker but also your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Krups Home Cafe, and simplehuman single serve coffee pod brewers.

From Typical Dutch Stuff: All the pods we offer have the same diameter (62mm) as the original Douwe Egberts pods. Please be careful with ordering pods from other brands that are not showed on this website. If the diameter of a pod is slightly different, your coffee probably will end up watery and not worth your money. Also, all of our pods are suitable for most single serve coffee makers.

At Typical Dutch Stuff

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August 2, 2006

Europe: 'Trump Tower' Like Hotel - A Tassimo in Every Room

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This is a fun article detailing how a four star hotel should be run and it includes putting a single serve coffee maker in every room. We agree. Why wouldn't you want a perfect cup of coffee if you're paying 4 star hotel prices. Developer Andy Woodcock is planning a £2m transformation of the 19th century Institute located in the UK in a town called Hull, in Albion Street, into an "owner hotel", a concept based on a chain owned by US tycoon Donald Trump.

Every detail has been thought of: from the feel of the sheets as you slip into bed at night, to the Tassimo drink maker and laptop-size digital wall safe. There's even a choice of mattress: from extra firm to a soft type which moulds to fit your form. Downstairs in the public areas there'll be a DVD and CD library and games consoles for hire, a bar and restaurant and a waiting concierge to park your car.

Read more at Yorkshire Post Today

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July 18, 2006

Europe: FLAVIA FUSION Drinks Station Heads to the UK

The Flavia Fusion will be out in the UK in September. Having hailed from Europe (that's our understanding) it's a surprise the FLAVIA FUSION hasn't been available in the UK. We're sure our UK cousins will enjoy the new FLAVIA Fusion this Fall and as far as we know - they're not going to making any major adjustments to the FLAVIA FUSION or coffees and teas available at launch.

No, its not a mini power station to back the government's nuclear policy, but a drinks station that'll let you whip up 30 different beverages. Flavia claims its latest bit of kitchen kit cuts the hassle of making anything from a cappuccino or latte to its own range of hot cocktails. The bit that really appeals is the lack of cleaning the unit needs. Flavia says its filterpacks mean no mess and no soggy tea bags or spilled coffee beans to sort out. The Fusion will cost £79.99 and be available in red, black or ice blue.

At T3 - Flavia eyes autumn drinks Fusion

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July 14, 2006

Europe: Melitta MyCup Single Serve Coffee Machine with Odd Shaped Coffee Pods

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News05 Melitta Mycup2 1 When we first reported about the Melitta MyCup coffee maker, we were pretty sure the coffee pods were square. Now our good friend in Europe from Cafepods has sent word of new pictures and info on this new single serve coffee maker.

From these new pictures the coffee pods look to be of an even odder shape that's really more functional. Our first thoughts are - this shape in a coffee pod would most likely get a really good seal because of the larger lip that would seat better in the pod holder. Often times with round pods, you get water that goes right by the any edge that isn't already wet or seated down and the amount of edge varies from pod to pod as well. We like the look of the machine and hope Melitta starts to bring some of this innovation over to the US market.

Translated from German: "Experience coffee benefit of its most beautiful side! The new MyCup® connects variety to fun at that with mad coffee taste. Enjoy after desire and mood freshly gebrühten coffee with fine Crema - whether or two, small or large cup, cup or bowl. By the simple operation, the clevere technology and the modern Design in two trendigen colors the coffee preparation with the new makes MyCup® correctly fun. With the suitable accessories is also those Its MyCup® machine maintains completely simply."

At Original MyCup Page or Translated MyCup version

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July 5, 2006

Limited Edition Le Cube Alinghi Nespresso Espresso Machine

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Meet Le Cube. Nespresso has released this crazy limited edition cube styled espresso machine in Europe. The machine is for Alinghi (The Swiss yachting team)who are competing in this years Louis Vuitton and Americas Cup in Valencia, Spain.

The front panel is made of carbon fiber and has special heated cup holders along the side, it also has a used capsule container capable of holding 15 used capsules. Though it's available now, it's only available in Europe. Perhaps Nespresso should bring this amazing looking machine to the US?

Via Limited Edition Le Cube Alinghi Nespresso Espresso Machine at Nespresso Europe

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July 3, 2006

Europe: Senseo Extra Dark Coffee Pods

Extradark04 Looks like Europe will get the new Senseo Extra Dark Coffee pods this month. We're excited to see new flavors in Europe, but would love to see more flavors in the US. Expect a full review when we receive some pods later in the month.

Thanks to Typical Dutch Stuff for sending along.

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June 19, 2006

Europe: Zinglez Coffeepods at Typical Dutch Stuff

ZinglezLooking for something different in the single serve coffee pod arena? How about Zinglez Coffeepods. Zinglez Coffeepods will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Krups Home Cafe, and simplehuman single serve coffee pod brewers.

These NEW Zinglez coffee pods are packed 14 pods in re-sealable tubes, and are available in 3 different flavors:

  • Supreme Smoky ("wood" and chocolate; coffee with a boost)
  • Intensive Shock (sweet and creamy, chocolat)
  • Powerful Passion (robust and spicy).

You can order these from the US via Typical Dutch Stuff and they are sold exclusively through their website!

At Typical Dutch Stuff

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May 31, 2006

Europe: Senseo Zombie Coffee

What can we say? It's time for Senseo Zombie coffee!

Click above or visit You Tube.

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