As our sister site Single Serve Espresso has teased, the Nespresso Pixie is now available at Williams Sonoma nationwide and online. The Nespresso Pixie is a multi-colored Nespresso single serve coffee and espresso machine that utilizes Nespresso's coffee capsule system. We saw the Pixie in person, and the industrial design is striking. The Pixie is also not that much smaller than the Nespresso Citiz but it is indeed Pixie in size.
The Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System was released this past Fall, and we've just spent the last 3 weeks using it as our main K-Cup brewer. Like the Keurig Mini Plus, this is a pourover model allowing you to get one single serve coffee mug's worth of water and then brewing one cup of coffee using a K-Cup. Having a reservoir might be a concern for those who want to brew multiple cups of coffee one after the other, but for most coffee drinkers having one cup of perfect coffee in the morning is the priority and the Mr. Coffee single serve brewing system delivers cup after single serve coffee cup.
Right now Williams-Sonoma has the exclusive sale in the US of the Nespresso Pixie. Starting yesterday on 3/3 you can purchase the Pixie in a variety of eye catching colors (we like the green), and enjoy a super-compact silhouette with superb espresso-making abilities from Nespresso. This is the smallest Nespresso machine ever, and we think the compact design is a winner.
Stylish, ultracompact espresso machine brews one perfect cup at a time.
Brewing is fully automatic – simply pop in a coffee capsule and select your cup size.
Works exclusively with Nespresso’s premium coffee capsules (16 are included) for locked-in freshness and convenience with no mess.
Heats up in 25 to 30 seconds – faster than most single-cup models on the market.
Two top buttons allow you to select a shot size, a 1-oz pour or a 2- to 3-oz pour.
Machine can be programmed to brew a specific duration based on your preference.
A 19-bar pressure pump ensures maximum extraction of flavor.
Innovative Thermoblock technology guarantees precise temperature control.
Spent capsules are neatly ejected into an internal receptacle that holds up to 10 used capsules.
Removable water tank is easy to fill.
Drip tray flips up to accommodate larger cup sizes – handy when you’re making a latte or cappuccino.
Easy-to-read backlit buttons.
Auto shut-off after 9 minutes.
The Nespresso Pixie comes in 6 colors: Electric Steel Blue; Electric Lime; Electric Aluminum; Electric Indigo; Electric Red; Electric Titan. Pricing for the Nespresso Pixie is $249 for any color machine.
SingleServeEspresso.com has details that Nespresso is launching the new Nespresso Pixie Brewer "This Spring". The surprisingly small Pixie will take up a minimal amount of room on your countertop brewing up a classic Nespresso shot without taking up much real estate.
The sides of the Pixie are colored aluminum, with an ABS case, stainless drip tray and an alloy handle to make for a pretty stout, and attractive piece.
The sleek and compact new design of the machine features side panels in anodized aluminum inspired by industrial, minimalist design.
Pixie will be available in six bold and vibrant colors including: Electric Indigo, Electric Red, Electric Titan, Electric Lime, Electric Aluminum and Electric Steelblue.
Espresso and Lungo; Auto Shut Off, Low Water Alert
The machine will have Espresso and Lungo settings brewing up 1.35 ounces and 4.75 ounces of espresso respectively. Like other automatic Nespresso machines, the Pixie's settings can be customized by the user. The Pixie will also feature an automatic shut-off much like the Nespresso Citiz brewer, so that it saves energy. The Pixie will automatically shut off after 9 minutes of non-use, which can be changed by the user up to a maximum of 30 minutes.
We're very excited to tell you about a new player to the world of single serve coffee, tea, and espresso - The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Single serve beverage systems have arrived. The Contata and the Kaldi models, offer automatic beverage proportioning and a unique twin pressure system to ensure consistency of taste and to capture the aroma, texture and flavor of a perfect cup of espresso, coffee, or tea. There is also a detached frother available as well.
Both systems feature easy capsule insertion and automatic ejection, a large capsule drawer that holds up to 10 used capsules and an energy saving function. The Contata is available in Gray/Black and is priced at $129.95. The Kaldi, with an ultra-sleek design, is available in Metallic Red, Metallic Blue/Silver and Metallic White/Silver and priced at $149.95.
The single serve capsules are packaged 10 per box with a retail price of $5.50. Flavors include four espressos, four coffees and four teas: Italian Espresso; Continental Espresso; Premium Espresso; Premium Decaf Espresso; Viennese Brew; French Brew; House Brew; House Decaf Brew; Chai Tea; English Breakfast Tea; Tropical Passion Tea; and Moroccan Mint Tea. In addition, exclusive powders - the French Deluxe™ Vanilla and Special Dutch™ Chocolate - are sold in single serve sachets.
We'll be trying to wrangle one of these for a review soon.
It looks like the Cuisinart SS-700 brewer is being marketed under the SS-780 and the SS-780PC model numer. The brewer is an updated SS-700 with ultra-quiet brew technology from Keurig that uses K-Cups and the Reusable My K-Cup. The Cuisinart SS-780 is identical to the SS-700 but it does come with a larger selection of K-Cups in the Costco offering (check out the SSC Forums post for details).
The staff over at Geek.com have a rather extensive review of the Coava Cofee Disk filter for Aeropress (you can read our review of the Aeropress here). Coava Coffee metal filter remove the need for the use of paper filters, and also give you a more french pressed cup of single serve coffee from the Aeropress.
The Coava Coffee Disk was designed to fit perfectly in the place of Aeropress' normal paper filters. The brew process is the same but you'll want to adjust your grind to compensate for the new filter. Check out their full review at Geek.com.
Starbucks working with Bodum has debuted the Starbucks Via Ready Single Serve Instant Hot Beverage Machine. The VIA instant coffee machine comes with a travel coffee mug, and makes instant coffee in 3 steps.
Add water to the machine in the amount you want
Pour in your favorite packet of Starbucks VIA coffee
Put the mug under the water spout and press the button for hot water used to brew up the VIA
This is really nothing more than a hot water dispenser with travel mug, and if you wanted to use it for tea or other purposes it will work just fine. It's interesting Starbucks didn't make another VIA format to match the brewer, but then again why complicate matters. We'll pick one of these machines up soon to have the at home VIA single serve coffee experience. We also couldn't find any references to the machine at Bodum or the main Starbucks site and found this just sitting in the store window.
Still a classic, and still available the Senseo single serve coffee maker (read our review here) uses coffee pods and makes an amazing holiday gift. The Senseo 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 (our favorite is their dark roast). The simple push-button controls for size selection and power make picking your coffee options a breeze, and theirs no messy grinding or flavor cross-over when brewing each cup.
With the cold temperatures of winter lingering in the air, Sara Lee North American Retail announced today a new partnership for the SENSEO coffee brand with Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., one of the country's leading distributors of small household appliances. Just in time to warm consumers up for the holiday season, the partnership introduces two new single-serve machines to the small appliance marketplace, providing consumers with a great-tasting cup of top-quality coffee at an extremely attractive price point - $19.99 and $29.99.
SENSEO uses pre-measured pods to consistently deliver an exceptional cup of coffee at the touch of a button, without the mess and hassle of handling coffee grounds or having to clean up a coffee pot afterwards. Coffee lovers can choose among 11 varieties of SENSEO coffee pods to brew a fresh cup of coffee in either the new Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Coffeemaker or the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Personal Cup Pod Coffeemaker.
So that makes it all official. Senseo is partnering with a small appliance maker to get some new machines out. We'll see what we can do to drum up these two machines. For us it's an interesting move because Senseo has always meant creamy topped coffee, and we're pretty sure these machines will just make a straight up cup of coffee. Still these two machines may just be what consumers are looking for at the low price and simple features.
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