August 25, 2010

Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage and Single Serve Coffee System Arrives for Review

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That's right we've finally gotten our hands on a Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System to review. The footprint is smaller, and so far we like it but miss the digital LCD display of the T65 model. We'll have more details as we put together our review, but so far so good.

  • 1.5 litre tank which should mean that you don't need to refill constantly
  • Water is only heated on demand and the Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System goes into stand-by mode when not in use.
  • As well as coffee, cappuccino, espresso and macchiato drinks from Carte Noir, Kenco, Seattle's Best, and Starbucks the Tassimo Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System can also make Milka hot chocolate, Starbucks House Blend and Twinings English Breakfast Tea.
  • The main parts of the Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System can be taken apart and put in the dishwasher.
  • There is a compartment for the quick-start manual and cable storage.

More reading: Tassimo has two brewers from Bosch. Check out our reviews of the Tassimo Bosch Brewers:

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August 11, 2010

Green Mountain Coffee and Lavazza to Co-Develop Single Serve Espresso and Coffee Machines

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Today Green Mountain Coffee and Lavazza announced not only a stock purchase deal of $250 million dollars, but also the intent to co-develop single serve coffee and espresso machines. They are working together with the intent to reach a further agreement pursuant to which GMCR and Lavazza will cooperate to develop and Lavazza will manufacture new single-serve espresso machines and single-serve espresso capsules designed for use with such machines.

These co-developed machines would complement GMCR's line of Keurig single-cup coffee brewers. It is not anticipated that any of these co-developed machines and/or capsules will be available for the marketplace prior to GMCR's fiscal year 2013. The further agreement also may provide GMCR the ability to distribute, market and sell existing coffee espresso single-cup machines utilizing Lavazza's espresso technology for in-home use in the United States and Canada.

We think this not only means single serve espresso, but also more coffee technology as well. Imagine a high end Keurig K-Cup brewer with frothing technology, and the ability to use both K-Cups and the new capsules? Your imagination is the limit, but we'll bet given how much we've enjoyed the Lavazza offerings this can only mean great things in the years to come. We'll be covering this here at Single Serve Coffee and check out our sister site Single Serve Espresso.

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August 3, 2010

Review: Francis Francis Y1 iperEspresso Machine

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Using iperEspresso capsules, the Francis Francis Y1 iperEspresso Machine is a new design from illy in the single serve coffee and espresso world. The Francis Francis Y1 iperEspresso Machine allows you to make shot of espresso or larger lungo cups of coffee to enjoy both hot and iced. We've been using the Francis Francis Y1 iperEspresso Machine over the past month since illy sent us a review model, and have to say this machine and system is nearly perfect.

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Both espresso and lungo cups of coffee brewed hot or over ice have been excellent. There are 4 flavors of iperEspresso capsules available, but we've settled on a double shot of the medium roast over ice as our favorite. How does this system work? How is it different than other single serve coffee and espresso machines?

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July 28, 2010

Keurig Mini Plus Coffee Brewer Now at Green Mountain Coffee

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The Keurig MINI Plus Personal Brewer is ideal for gourmet coffee, tea and hot cocoa drinkers who want a brewer that is compact and easy-to-use in the home or even home office. The Mini Plus allows you to brew 6, 8 or 10 ounces to get the strength you desire in your cup of single serve coffee in under 2 minutes with no water left in the reservoir. You can read our full review of the Keurig MINI Plus B32 brewer here.

  • Offered in Three Colors: Red, Black, Platinum
  • 3 Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz. & 10 oz.*
  • Brews in under 2 minutes
  • Removable drip tray
  • Auto-Off
  • Cord storage

If you want a larger Keurig brewer you may want to look at the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, and the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer .

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June 28, 2010

Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve Coffeemaker with Iced-Beverage Function

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Sometimes we forget to update our numbers, and this year the BKC600XL was replaced with the BKC700XL by Breville. What's the difference and what are all these strange numbers? The Breville Gourmet Single Cup Brewer features a 1500-watt single-cup coffeemaker with quiet pump technology and "showerhead" spray. The quiet part is new and welcome, as the older model was pretty noisy (you can read our full review of the Breville Single Cup brewer here).

The Breville Gourmet Single Cup Brewer also features an LCD control panel; digital clock with auto on/off; 5 brew strengths; variable brew temperature, and a removable 60-ounce water tank with charcoal water filter. And as the name implies, the iced-beverage function can be used for iced tea or coffee. The brewer also includes a sample variety pack of K-Cup coffee pods, a reusable My K-Cup, and a measuring spoon.

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June 22, 2010

Senseo SL7810/65 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine - Uses Coffee Pods

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It's been awhile since we featured the entry model Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer, so we figured we refresh everyone's memory. This single-serve coffeemaker brews up to 8 ounces in less than a minute, and works with pre-measured sealed coffee pods that come in a variety of flavors (in the 1000's of varieties).

The simple push-button controls are for size selection and power. There's no messy grinding or flavor cross-over. You can read our full review of the Senseo single serve coffee maker here.

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June 18, 2010

Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee Makers - June 2010

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We've been crunching the numbers for our Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee makers and machines, and 2010 is bringing now NO surprises. Keurig is dominating the top 10 list with 6 spots. The Tassimo T45 Suprema is the only Tassimo on the list, and the Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker and Milk Frother continues to do well.

  1. Keurig B60 - [SSC Review]
  2. Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker - [SSC Review]
  3. Keurig B40 - [SSC Review]
  4. Keurig B70 - [SSC Review]
  5. Nespresso C100T - [SSC Review]
  6. Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker and Milk Frother - [SSC Review]
  7. Breville BKC700XL Gourmet K Cup Brewer - [SSC Review]
  8. Keurig Mini B30 - [SSC Review]
  9. Cuisinart SS-700 Singe Serve Brewing System - [SSC Review]
  10. Bosch T45 Tassimo Suprema - [SSC Review]

Do you think these coffee makers represent the best selling or the best? What single serve coffee makers do you think should make a best of list regardless of sales? Sound off in the comments and let us know.

If you'd like to see a list of all the single serve coffee makers we've reviewed - check our Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews roll-up. You may also want to check out our Cost Per Single Serve Coffee Cup: Coffee Pods, Keurig K Cups, Tassimo T Discs, and Nespresso Coffee Capsules article.

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June 16, 2010

Unboxing the illy FrancisFrancis Y1 iperExpresso Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Machine

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Illy's FrancisFrancis Y1 iperEspresso machine is either a thing of beauty or confusing to people from the pictures on the way it looks. After unboxing we can safely tell you in person we love the look of this Y1 espresso maker that uses iperEspresso capsules. The machine has a smaller footprint than you would imagine, and the fit and finish of the machine is startling.


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Packed with perfect foam filled side inserts - it's in there tight.
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June 10, 2010

Cuisinart Keurig Single-Cup K-Cup Coffee Brewer Now at Green Mountain Coffee

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That's right the Cuisinart Keurig Single-Cup K-Cup Coffee Brewer is now available at Green Mountain Coffee's web site, and not just an exclusive at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and other retailers. The Cuisinart Keurig Single-Cup K-Cup Coffee Brewer is our current Keurig brewer of choice, and has been rock steady in producing tons of single serve coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. You can read our full review of the SS700 Cuisinart Brewer here. The brewer is normally priced at $199, but if you sign up for the Green Mountain Coffee Cafe Express K-Cup program you can save $20 making the brewer $179 and get $2.50 off every box of K-Cups you order.

  • 5 brew sizes, including iced brew
  • Featuring Quiet Brew Technology™
  • 12ct. Variety Pack included
  • Charcoal Water Filter
  • My K-Cup® Reusable Coffee Filter included

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May 26, 2010

Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee Makers - May 2010

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We've been crunching the numbers for our Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee makers and machines, and 2010 is bringing some surprises. Keurig is no longer dominating the top 4, and you'll notice the Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer is still on the list. The Tassimo TAS 65 has also shown up on the list right behind the Tassimo T45 Suprema model. Also a newcomer to the list in the top 3 is the Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker and Milk Frother, with it's smaller cousin the Nespresso C100 making the list as well.

  1. Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker - [SSC Review]
  2. Keurig B60 - [SSC Review]
  3. Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker and Milk Frother - [SSC Review]
  4. Keurig B40 - [SSC Review]
  5. Keurig B70 - [SSC Review]
  6. Nespresso C100T - [SSC Review]
  7. Keurig Mini B30 - [SSC Review]
  8. Bosch T45 Tassimo Suprema - [SSC Review]
  9. Bosch T65 Tassimo Suprema - [SSC Review]
  10. Senseo SL7832/55 Single Serve Supreme Coffee Machine - [SSC Review]

Do you think these coffee makers represent the best selling or the best? What single serve coffee makers do you think should make a best of list regardless of sales? Sound off in the comments and let us know.

If you'd like to see a list of all the single serve coffee makers we've reviewed - check our Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews roll-up. You may also want to check out our Cost Per Single Serve Coffee Cup: Coffee Pods, Keurig K Cups, Tassimo T Discs, and Nespresso Coffee Capsules article.

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